Office of Faith Formation
Contact: Christine O'Dell Phone: (203) 888-2382 ext. 205
E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Parents as Catechists
As parents we have shared the gift of life with our children and through Baptism, have enriched them with a share in God's own life. We have the duty to nourish it. Or Faith, Our Attitude toward other human beings, and Trust in the Loving God strongly (or weakly) influence our children's faith. We are catechists precisely because we are parents. Our role in the formation of Christian Values in our children is irreplaceable! We should speak naturally and simply about God and our Faith, just as we do about other matters we want our children to understand and appreciate.
If you are a registered parish family with children in kindergarten and older, you are invited to begin our formal faith formation process at St. Thomas ~ GOLF ~ Generations of Living Faith
If you are post Confirmation and are interested in continuing on your faith journey and deepen your relationship with God, you are invited to attend our Adult GOLF Sessions.
Adult Faith Formation: The USCCB published Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us: A Pastoral Plan for Adult Faith Formation in the United Statesinstructing parishes to enhance Adult Faith Formation in the parish.
Preparation for the Sacraments of 1st Reconciliation and 1st Eucharist begins in the Fall of the 3rd Grade after participating in the Generations of Living Faith Sessions since first grade.
Confirmation Preparation begins at the beginning of 9th Grade after fully participating in the Generations of Living Faith Sessions since celebrating 1st Reconciliation and Eucharist in the 3rd Grade.
*Also, preparation can begin NO earlier than the Fall of the 9th Grade according to Archdiocesan Sacramental Guidelines and cannot celebrated before the Fall of the10th Grade.
Lay Ministry: St. Thomas the Apostle is a supporter of the laity of the Church, the Body of Christ, and all Lay Ministry Opportunities. The USCCB published Co-Workers in the Vineyard supporting Lay Ecclesial Ministry