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 (

Sunday dates in blue

Mar 10:

   Adults: The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity
                 - discussion after each Sunday Mass of the book 
                    by Matthew Kelly distributed at Christmas 
                 - loved it? hated it? come share and explore its ideas

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


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

               HS FF: Gather 9:45am in Fireside Rm; Mass; Go 12:30pm

Mar 12:  Moms & Tots Fellowship Group
                - 9:00am - 11:00am, Fireside Room 

Mar 14:  Bible Study: No Greater Love:  A Biblical Walk Through

               Christ’s Passion (5-part video series) begins
               - 9:15am - 10:45am (after 8:30am Mass) 
               - Aquinas Center Conference Room 


Mar 17: 

   Adults:  CDA Bake Sale & Coffee Hour; no adult FF topic 

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


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

               HS FF: Gather 9:45am in Fireside Rm; Mass; Go 12:30pm

Mar 19:   Women's Small Group Discussion of Unleashed 

               - Book and video series by Sonja Corbitt 
               - 9:30am - 11:00am, Aquinas Center Room 16 


               Solemnity of St. Joseph: Mass & (free) Dinner Celebration
               - Tuesday Mass at 6pm, followed by dinner in the hall

Mar 24: 

   Adults:  Monthly Parent Faith Formation (PFF) Session:
               - Alive in Christ lesson on Kingdom of God 

               - Understanding Holy Week and the Triduum 

              Parish Lenten Mission session in Spanish, 6pm

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


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

               HS FF: Gather 9:45am in Fireside Rm; Mass; Go 12:30pm


Mar 25-28:  Parish Lenten Mission, led by Fr. Rich Roemer, CFR
                    Two options every day (morning or evening): 
                    - 8:30am Mass, conference, & confessions daily 
                    - 7pm conference & confessions daily 

Mar 31:  No session; Spring Break for area schools 


Apr 7:  No session; Spring Break for area schools 


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. 



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)



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 ( for more information or Ted Meany ( 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