Children's Faith Formation

Online registration for 2018-19
Faith Formation Classes
will be available by the end of July 2018

 

All Faith Formation classes will resume Sep. 16, 2018

 

 

 


 

Children’s Faith Formation
 

Where: Elementary Faith Formation takes place in the Aquinas Center classrooms across the parking lot from the Church.

What: The program at St. Thomas Aquinas offers opportunities for children to learn about our Catholic Faith by way of different classroom modalities.

  • 1st-6th grade children can be a part of the traditional, classroom model offered on Sunday mornings @ 9:45am-10:45am. They will learn about the Faith from their team of volunteers catechists by exploring the Alive in Christ series, published by Our Sunday Visitor.
  • Sacramental Preparation for First Communion and First Reconciliation prepares children to deepen their relationship with Jesus and to experience his love, mercy, and presence through the Sacraments. 
     - First Penance:  ~4 mid-week sessions beginning mid-October (in addition to grade-specific Sunday classes)
     - First Communion:  ~6 mid-week sessions beginning early March (in addition to grade-specific Sunday classes) 
     - Confirmation: Sundays, 9:45 - 10:45am (anticipate Confirmation Mass in April 2019)

 

Annual Safe Environment Training for students in grades K-12: 

Please read the linked announcement concerning the archdiocesan requirement to offer annual Safe Environment Training to all parish faith formation students in grades K-12.  As you may have seen in our recent parish bulletins, this lesson will be offered at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish during the regularly scheduled faith formation period on Sunday, October 8, 2017. 

Additional background concerning this curriculum may be found in the linked "Teaching Boundaries and Safety Guide" provided by the Archdiocese of Seattle.  The focus of this brief sexual abuse prevention lesson is on helping children to identify appropriate personal boundaries and the adults they know they can turn to if someone tries to harm them.  

Parents and guardians have the right to opt out of this lesson on behalf of their child(ren) by completing the linked "Opt Out" form and returning it to the parish office or your child's catechist by Sunday, Oct. 8.

This information was also emailed to the parents of all families registered in our faith formation classes.  Please let me know if you have any questions after reviewing the linked documents:  Ted Meany (ted@stthomascamas.org; 360-834-2126, ext. 215) or Denice Twyman (denice@stthomascamas.org)

 

 

       

February 2018

Feb 2 - First Friday; Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

Feb 4 - 5th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Feb 11 - 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Feb 14 - Ash Wednesday; 
Masses at 8:30am and 7:00pm

Feb 16 - 1st Friday of Lent: Stations at 6pm followed by Soup Supper

Feb 18 - 1st Sunday of Lent

Feb 23 - Lenten Friday: Stations at 6pm followed by Soup Supper

Feb 25 - 2nd Sunday of Lent