FAMILY FORMATION

St. Thomas Aquinas's catechesis program (CCD) combines monthly classroom lessons with weekly home lessons. On Family Formation Sunday, we begin with a family lunch. Afterwards, children and teens are divided by age and are taught by trained catechists. Meanwhile, parents learn about the topics of faith they will pass along to their children at home during three home lessons. 

For all ages, our approach is down-to-earth, engaging, and multi-sensory. Through this time together as a parish, families are encouraged not only by parish staff, but by other families who are also undertaking the same task of raising their children in the Faith.

This model provides parents with the tools they need to share the Good News and the beauty of the Catholic Faith with their children and to form them into true disciples of Jesus Christ.

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: In addition to the monthly Family Formation program, parents of 2nd graders follow a sacrament-based at-home curriculum with support from the Director of Religious Education.  

 

CONFIRMATION: In addition to the monthly Family Formation program, Grades 9-11 are obligated to attend Life Teen to prepare for Confirmation in Grade 11. Life Teen meets Sundays from 4:30-5:45 (except on Family Formation Sundays when they attend with their families from 11:30am-1:30pm) 

To enroll your family, click on our registration link HERE.

 

For more information contact Renee Lichtenhan at 601-329-6075 or saintthomasccd@gmail.com

 

2022-2023 DATES SUNDAYS

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

August 28

October 2

November 13

December 4 (Santa!)

January 8

February 5

March 5

April 2

May 21 — End of the year BBQ & Games

 

Requested materials fee = $50 per family. 

LIFE TEEN

 As a Eucharist-centered movement within the Roman Catholic Church, Life Teen leads teenagers and their families into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church. With the Blessed Virgin Mary as our intercessor and guide, Life Teen seeks to unleash the fullness of the Sacramental power present within the young Church.

Saint Thomas Aquinas youth, ages 13-18 gather on Sundays from 4:30-5:45pm for Life Teen. Many choose to attend 6pm Mass. On Family Formation Sundays (monthly), they gather with their families from 11:30am-1:30pm 

 

To enroll, click on our registration link HERE.