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 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

As of July 30, school districts in Clark County as well as the Archdiocese of Seattle are recommending distance learning formats for the beginning of the new school year in September. Here at St. Thomas, your FF catechist team is making plans to provide engaging and flexible lessons in a distance learning format for our FF families. We will continue to assess our format during the year and transition to blended and/or in-person classes when it is safe to do so.

This includes grade-specific Sunday school classes for chidren and youth, sacramental preparation including RCIA, and adult opportunities.

 


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. This year, we will begin all our sessions in a distance learning format, inclidng the Parent FF sessions. 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. 


FF Calendar for 2020-21:  Coming Soon
 

 

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.

Sacramental Preparation: 
 - First Reconciliation:  Four sessions on a weeknight, 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 with each family in September via telephone.

 - First Holy Communion:  Four sessions on a weeknight, 6:30pm - 7:45pm, beginning in February; includes a half-day retreat in the spring (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 with each family in Septeber via telephone.

 - Confirmation: Sundays, 9:45 - 10:45am; retreat is TBD due to covid restrictions (but at least deferred from fall 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 Septeber 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). 

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

   
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
 

 

 

 

        
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.