General Faith Formation

 Parish Family Faith Formation
2020-2021 includes opportunities for adults, teens, and children.
All parishioners are encouraged to participate.

Online Registration for 2020-2021
Faith Formation Classes

Si necesita asistencia con este formulario, por favor contactar a Denice (denice@stthomascamas.org).

 


Faith Formation Classes for 2020-21

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our parish will primarily be offering faith formation (FF) opportunities via distance learning formats for at least for the Fall 2020 term.

Sacramental preparation will include in-person sessions on campus for RCIA, Confirmation, and "SacPrep" for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist.

You can click on the following links to check out information regarding
                        Adult Faith Formation
                        Children's Faith Formation
                        Youth Ministry


FF Calendar for 2020-21

 

    SacPrep Schedule for 2020-2021:


    Confirmation Schedule for 2020-2021:


Sessions

Preschool (Grades PreK4 - K)
Elementary School (Grades 1 - 6)
Middle School (Grades 7 - 8)
High School (Grades 9 - 12)

Sacramental Preparation:
- First Reconciliation:  Four in-person sessions on Wednesday evenings (6:30pm - 7:45pm), Oct 21, Nov 4, Nov 18, & Dec 2 (in addition to grade-specific FF). Eligibility confirmed after interview; norm is at least 7 years old / 2nd Grade and one year of prior parish faith formation. A brief parent meeting will be held with each family in September via telephone.

 - First Holy Communion:  Four in-person sessions on Wednesday evenings (6:30pm - 7:45pm), Feb 10, Feb 24, Mar 10, Mar 24, plus a half-day retreat on Apr 17 (if possible due to Covid restrictions and in addition to grade-specific FF).  Eligibility confirmed after interview; norm is at least 7 years old / 2nd Grade and one year of prior parish faith formation. A brief parent meeting will be held with each family in September via telephone.

 - Confirmation: A mix of in-person group sessions twice each month on Sundays (12pm - 2pm) and family study using the Dynamic Catholic "Decision Point" text as guide. See the schedule inserted above. Retreat is TBD due to covid restrictions (but at least deferred to later winter 2021). Anticipate a Confirmation Mass in April or May, 2021. Eligibility confirmed after interview; for 2020-21, norm is at least 8th Grade and one year of prior parish faith formation. A brief parent meeting will be held with each family in September via telephone.

 

Tuition

Pre-School (Grades PreK4-K): $20 per participant
Elementary (Grade 1-6): $30 per participant
Middle School (Grade 7-8): $30 per participant
High School (Grade 9-12): $40 per participant 
SacPrep (Reconciliation/First Communion): $40 per participant (includes fee for Sunday classes)
Confirmation Prep: (1) $20 per participant; (2) $120 for weekend in-person retreat (if possible this year due to covid restrictions; do not pay until retreat plan is verified)

Payments may be made either online, or via check payable to:
   St. Thomas Aquinas Church (memo:  faith formation)
   and delivered/mailed to the parish office:
   (324 NE Oak Street, Camas, WA  98607)

 


 

Additional assistant catechists are still needed

We can use your love of The Faith in the classroom this year as a  catechist in our faith formation program on Sunday mornings.

We have many returning catechists to show you the ropes.  You can also volunteer as an assistant or as an occasional substitute, both of which are very helpful as well.  More details online or contact Denice Twyman (denice@stthomascamas.org) for more information or Ted Meany (ted@stthomascamas.org or 360-834-2126, ext. 215). 


 

   
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
 

 

 

 

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