Welcoming everyone to proclaim and live the joy of the Gospel.
WELCOME TO FAITH FORMATION!
We at St. Thomas Aquinas are proud of our comprehensive faith formation program, in both English and Spanish, which features a total family
approach: From the most rambunctious 3-year-old to the most thoughtful adult, the whole family participates in faith formation at one hour, and then worships together at another, preserving the essential link between worship and catechesis.
Actually, consideration of faith formation and religious education should properly begin with adult catechesis. The dying and rising of Christ, the heart of our faith, must be confronted (and sometimes for the first time) in adulthood. A second-grade or eighth-grade or high school understanding of faith is simply not sufficient for the mature Christian. We change, the circumstances of our lives change, and the questions we bring to the gospel and Catholic tradition are different in every season of our lives.
Parents are the first teachers of their children in the ways of faith, and parents cannot give what they do not have. But adult faith formation is not solely for the sake of children. Faith is not primarily a set of propositions to be learned once for a lifetime, but a relationship with the living God, which, like all relationships, must constantly be nurtured if it is to thrive. This ongoing faith development is an imperative for all adult Catholics.
And so it is at St. Thomas Aquinas that, without sacrificing excellence in our faith formation and religious education for young people, we as a parish are committed to the priority of adult faith formation.
St. Thomas Aquinas offers a rich complement of faith formation opportunities for everyone. Please see individual pages for each program.