Faith Formation Calendars/Schedule

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The Faith Formation Calendar can be found here.

If you are a Google Calendar user, you may subscribe to our Faith Formation Calendar by clicking here, or pressing the "+" sign in the bottom right corner of the embedded calendar below.

 

 

 

Weekly Class Schedule

There will be 3 options for faith formation the 2017-18 year:

  • Regular faith formation for grades PreK-8th on Wednesday nights from 6:00-7:00pm at St. Thomas Aquinas.
  • Catechesis of the Good Shepherd – an alternative method of faith formation that is offered jointly with St. Cecilia and will be available to children 3-9 years old. These will be held at both St. Cecilia and St. Thomas. CGS limits the number of participants to 10 per session. Here is a brief video introduction
  • Homeschool – Our homeschool option complements our Discipleship Groups by utilizing the same curriculum as our weekly groups. This doesn’t need to be the “if all else fails” option but instead can be a wonderful way for you and your child(ren) to draw closer to Christ together, with you the primary catechist, leading the way. Homeschooling may not be easy but it certainly can be fruitful, if it’s the right fit for your family. St. Thomas will help families to process and prepare this material. 

Regular Faith Formation Schedule

Grade Class Time
PreK-8th Grade Wednesday, 6:00-7:00pm
Grades 9-12 Small Groups on Wed. or LifeTeen on Sunday - http://www.anchorames.com/

 

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd at St. Thomas Aquinas
Wednesday:  3:15-4:45 p.m.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd at St. Cecilia
Monday-Wednesday:  Various Times

Sacramental Preparation Schedule

Parents and children attend the sacramental preparation classes together for First Reconciliation and First Communion (child care is available).  Please see guidelines on when children should prepare for these first sacraments as well as the components for Confirmation preparation.

Sacrament Class Dates Scheduled Celebration
First Reconciliation

-Wed, Sept. 26, 6:05-6:55pm -PARENT ONLY

-Wed., Oct. 17, 2:00-7:30pm (allow 1 1/2 hours)–Learning Stations

-Thur., Nov. 8, 6:00-7:30pm–Meet with Priest, Tour Reconciliation Room, Prep

Sat., Nov. 10, 9:00am-11am @ STA
First Holy Eucharist

-Wed, Feb. 20, 6:05-6:55pm -PARENT ONLY

-Wed. April 10, 2:00-7:30pm (allow 1 1/2 hours)–Learning Stations

–Sat., May 1, 9:00-11:00am (rehearsal & celebration)

Sun., May 19–10:30am Mass @ STA
Confirmation

Confirmation Preparation is a two-year process starting in 9th grade. For more information please contact Anna Kaminski, annajsteele@gmail.com/515-232-3514 or click here

Sun., April 28, 2:00pm Mass @ St. Cecilia