Children's Faith Formation

Our online registration for 2022-2023 Faith Formation coming soon!

Si necesita asistencia en español, por favor contactar a Denice (denice@stthomascamas.org).


- Archdiocese of Seattle At Home with Faith Newsletter for Feb 13, 2022 
     - English PDF
     - Spanish PDF

 


Faith Formation Calendar for 2022-2023:
 

Volunteer Needs:

  • Catechists and Classroom Aides
  • FFF Coffee Hour Coordinator
  • Christmas Program and other fun events during our Faith Formation classes.


As Domestic Churches, families are encouraged to celebrate the liturgical calendar, saints of the day, and special milestones in church history.


Our Approach
 

Faith formation at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish offers opportunities for children to complement what they are learning about the Catholic Faith from their parents who are the primary educators of their children. The lessons offered through the Parish Faith Formation Program supplement the family's ongoing efforts to introduce the children to the Good News of what God has done for them in Jesus Christ and how they are called to be formed as his disciples, eventually to be sent as missionaries to share this message with others.

The following list includes some of the core habits for disciples of all ages to develop. They serve as the focus of our efforts at coaching our young parishioners to grow as disciples of Jesus. Notice how the first four are habits primarily developed at home, in the Domestic Church. The final habit is what we can focus on during our Sunday morning faith formation sessions in an effort to help develop some vocabulary and concepts to better understand and articulate the relationship with Jesus at the root of the first four habits:

  • Prayer:  Develop the habit of daily personal and family conversation with God.
  • Mass:  Develop the habit of actively participating in weekly Sunday Liturgy.
  • Bible:  Develop the habit of reading (or listening to) Bible stories.
  • Love:  Develop the habit of being generous in your love for God and neighbor.
  • Study:  Develop the habit of learning more about what God has done for us and how we are called to respond.

 



 

 

It was so nice to see some of you today at our Parent Orientation. As I promised I am attaching the "handbook" for your review.  IF you were not able to attend, please read and feel free to send an email (denice@stthomascamas.org) with questions or suggestions.

STA - Children Faith Formation handbook.

       

After you have registered for faith formation classes via the link near the top of the main panel on this page, click on the above green button for the option to pay for class materials online.

Full and partial scholarships are available, please contact Denice at denice@stthomascamas.org.

You may also contact the parish office for other options:  office@stthomascamas.org.