General Faith Formation

 Parish Family Faith Formation
2018-2019 includes opportunities for adults, teens, and children.
All parishioners are encouraged to participate.

Click Here to Register Online for
2018-19 Faith Formation Classes

 

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

Nov. 18: 
   Adults: Monthly Parent Faith Formation (PFF) Session: 
                - Alive in Christ lesson on Jesus Christ
                - Resolutions for the Liturgical New Year
                - Preparing for Thanksgiving and Advent 
                - Visit the Advent Essentials table to get ready


   Children:  PreK4-8 classes in the AC classrooms, 9:45am

 

   Youth:  Confirmation: Decision Point, AC Room 16, 9:45am

                HS FF: The Teen Timeline, AC Room 16, 6:00pm

 

Nov. 20:  Women's Study Group, AC Room 16, 9:30am


Nov. 22:  Thanksgiving Day Mass, 10am

                - Meal Deliveries begin in the hall at ~11:30am 

 

Nov. 25:  No FF Sessions:  Thanksgiving holiday weekend


Dec. 1-4:  Parish Advent Mission led by Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers
                 - Preaching at Vigil Mass Dec. 1 and on Sunday Dec. 2
                 - Conferences at St. Thomas on Dec. 3 & 4

                 - Conferences at OL Star of the Sea on Dec. 5 & 6 

Dec. 2: 
   Adults:  Monthly Knights of Columbus Breakfast   
 

   Children:  PreK4-8 classes in the AC classrooms, 9:45am
 

   Youth:  Confirmation: Decision Point, AC Room 16, 9:45am

                HS FF: The Teen Timeline, AC Room 16, 6:00pm

Dec. 6:  Advent Evening of Reconciliation, 7pm 

Dec. 8:  Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
             - Vigil Mass Fri., Dec. 7, at 5pm & Sat., Dec. 8, at 10am
             - Holy Day of Obligation 

Dec. 9: 
   Adults: Monthly Parent Faith Formation (PFF) Session: 
                - Alive in Christ lesson on The Church 
                - Preparing for Christmas 


   Children:  PreK4-8 classes in the AC classrooms, 9:45am

 

   Youth:  Confirmation: Decision Point, AC Room 16, 9:45am

                HS FF: The Teen Timeline, AC Room 16, 6:00pm

Dec. 12:  OL of Guadalupe Celebration, 7pm 
 


 

Parent Faith Formation

Since all parish efforts at children's faith formation support the ongoing formation within each family, it is necessary that parents (or legal guardians) participate in faith formation as well. Accordingly, special parent faith formation (or "Parent FF" or "PFF") sessions will be offered each month as indicated on the below calendar. Parent FF sessions will be held in the parish hall at the same time as the children's classes. At least one parent from each family needs to attend each of the monthly Parent FF sessions. Additional adult faith formation sessions will be offered on most of the other Sunday mornings and all parents are encouraged to participate. 


 

Sessions

Preschool (Grades PreK4 - K) - Sundays, 9:45 - 10:45am
Elementary School (Grades 1 - 6) - Sundays, 9:45-10:45am
Middle School (Grades 7 - 8) - Sundays, 9:45 - 10:45am 
 - See youth ministry page for additional info and special events 
High School (Grades 9 - 12) options:
 - High School Catechesis:  Sundays, 9:45 - 10:45am (two-year cycle of topics on Scripture, morality, liturgy, and Catholic culture to train today's disciples for mission)
 - High School Bible Study: Thursdays or Sundays, 7:30pm - 8:30pm (basic Bible literacy for Catholics so they can navigate in this library of books with confidence in order to know Jesus better, hear God's Word more clearly, and apply ancient principles of Catholic biblical interpretation to gain clarity today)
 - High School Confirmation:  Sundays, 9:45am - 10:45am (examine and integrate the Faith you have received in preparation for the Gift of God the Holy Spirit who would use each of us as his special agent in this world; are you ready? Includes weekend retreat Nov. 9-11, 2018)
 - Level 4/Mission:  various based on service role in parish faith formation, liturgy, community service, etc. See youth ministry page for additional information on HS options.  

Sacramental Preparation: 
 - First Reconciliation:  Six sessions on Wednesday evenings beginning early-October (in addition to grade-specific Sunday classes)
 - First Holy Communion:  Six sessions on Wednesday evenings beginning February; includes retreat April 13, 8:30am - 12:30pm (in addition to grade-specific Sunday classes) 
 - Confirmation: Sundays, 9:45 - 10:45am (anticipate Confirmation Mass in April 2018)

 

Tuition

Pre-School (Grades PreK4-K): $20 per student 
Elementary (Grade 1-6): $30 per student
Middle School (Grade 7-8): $30 per student
High School (Grade 9-12): $40 per participant 
SacPrep (Reconciliation/First Communion): $40 per student (includes fee for Sunday classes)
Confirmation Prep: $130 per student (includes weekend retreat and participation in all HS Sunday activities)

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). 

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