Faith Formation Calendars/Schedule


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The Discipleship Groups Schedule can be found here. The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Schedule 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 Session Schedule

There will be 3 options for faith formation the 2019-20 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. 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 Session Time
PreK-8th Grade Wednesday, 6:00-7:00pm
Grades 9-12 Small Groups on Wed. or LifeTeen on Sunday -


Catechesis of the Good Shepherd at St. Thomas Aquinas
Wednesday:  2:45-4:15 p.m.

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. 25, 6:05-6:55pm -PARENT ONLY

-Wed., Oct. 16, 2:00-7:30pm (allow 1 1/2 hours)–Learning Stations

-Wed., Nov. 13, 6:45-7:30pm–Final Prep Session

Sat., Nov. 16, 9:00am-11am @ St. Cecilia
First Holy Eucharist

-Wed, Feb. 19, 6:05-6:55pm -PARENT ONLY

-Wed., April 8, 2:00-7:30pm (allow 1 1/2 hours)–Learning Stations

–Wed., May 6, 6:00-7:00pm - Final Prep Session

The weekend of May 16/17


Confirmation Preparation is a two-year process starting in 9th grade. For more information please contact Kayla Greiner , / 515-232-3514 or click here