General Faith Formation

 Parish Family Faith Formation
2019-2020 includes opportunities for adults, teens, and children.
All parishioners are encouraged to participate.

Online Registration for 2019-2020
Faith Formation Classes

 

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

 


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
High School (Grades 9 - 12) Sundays, 9:45am - 10:45am. (Teens will be placed in a small discipleship group with their peers; groups can meet at any mutually agreeable time & place, including Sunday mornings at the parish.)

Sacramental Preparation: 
 - First Reconciliation:  Four sessions on Thursdays, 6:30pm - 7:45pm, beginning in early-October (in addition to grade-specific Sunday classes). 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 on Sunday, Sep 15, at 10:15am in the parish hall to distribute books.
 - First Holy Communion:  Four sessions on Thursdays, 6:30pm - 7:45pm, beginning in February; includes retreat April 18, 8:30am - 12:30pm (in addition to grade-specific Sunday classes). 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 on Sunday, Sep 15, at 10:15am in the parish hall to distribute books.
 - Confirmation: Sundays, 9:45 - 10:45am; retreat Nov. 8-10, 2019 (anticipate Confirmation Mass in late April 2020). Eligibility confirmed after interview; for 2019-2020, norm is at least 9th Grade and one year of prior parish faith formation.

 

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