Family is the Domestic Church! Parents / Guardians are the first, foremost & forever teachers of the faith. This parish level catechesis is one small layer in the grand scheme of faith formation. Take advantage of every beautiful resource available to you!!!
Faith Formation For All – Registration below is for K-12
Register NOW for 2017-2018!
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Registration for 2017 – 2018
Formation Family Handbook 2016 – 2017
Saint Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church welcomes all families to participate in ongoing, lifelong faith formation!
2017-2018 Formation Sessions are held from August – May (see calendars for complete schedule)
The Formation Staff of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church is privileged to serve with and for you. ♦ 727-372-8600 ♦
Religious Education / Formation Sessions: Weekly classroom sessions are offered from August through May for grades preK – 12 and adult formation sessions as scheduled:
Weekly Elementary sessions are available on Sunday mornings 9:00AM – 10:15AM (allowing families to participate in 10:30AM Mass), Wednesdays from 4:45PM – 6:00PM OR from 6:15PM – 7:30PM
Weekly Middle School grades 6-8 Edge sessions are available Wednesdays from 6:15PM – 7:30 PM
Weekly High School Youth Ministry grades 9-12 sessions (Life Teen model) are available Sundays from 5:00PM Mass (6:30PM fellowship start) – Life Teen is part of the Confirmation preparation and curriculum
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) and RCIA adapted for youth sessions are available weekly, with Breaking Open the Word and Catechetical gatherings.
Baptism Preparation for parents / godparents of infant & toddler children is available monthly as scheduled
Parent / Adult Faith Formation enrichment sessions are held on a regular basis – as well as whole family sessions in preparation for First Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation
Children’s Liturgy of the Word, weekly September – May. (10:30AM Mass) NO REGISTRATION NEEDED Open to children after 4-7. After the opening prayer, the children are invited to go with a trained volunteer to a nearby ministry room. There they hear the scripture readings from the children’s lectionary. Next, they share the Gospel and reflect on its meaning in their lives. The children then explore how they can act on God’s Word and live the Gospel. They will rejoin their parents and the adult community for the celebration of the Eucharist during Offertory
REGISTRATION IS OPEN!