Guidance through the first steps

of getting to know God

K-8 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

What kind of work can be more noble than to cultivate the minds of young people, guarding it carefully, so that the knowledge and love of God and His holy precepts go hand-in-hand with learning? To form young Christians and citizens — isn’t this the most beautiful and noble-minded way to make use of life, of all one’s talents and energy?” -St. John Cantius

Religious Education classes for all children in Kindergarten through 8th grade begin the Tuesday after Labor Day and run to the first week of May. Registration starts in May. All classes are 1 hour and 15 minutes, once a week. There are no fees for members of the parish as all are expected to participate in tithing. Non-members are asked for a donation of $100 per family, per year with a letter from the home Pastor giving permission.

K-8 RELIGIOUS FORMATION AT ST. THOMAS AQUINAS

First Holy Communion

First Holy Communion is a two-year program. The first year, we prepare the children to make their First Confession; this is usually done in 2nd grade. The second year, we prepare the children for First Communion this is usually done in 3rd grade.  Typically, First Communions are celebrated in May

Children's Catechuminate (CC)

Children in 4th grade and above needing a Sacrament such as Baptism, First Confession, or First Eucharist attend classes for two years.  Our introductory religious education classes called the Children Catechuminate begins the Wednesday after Labor Day, 6-7:15 p.m. and will go until the first week of May.  Our Communion Program is always a two-year program.

Vacation Bible School 2017

At Maker Fun Factory VBS, children don’t just hear about God’s love; they see it, touch it, sing it, taste it, and put it into action through God Sightings. As they travel from station to station, they go deeper into their understanding of God and God’s Son, Jesus. Most importantly, children learn that because Jesus loves us, he came to die for our sins and make a way for us to live with God forever.
Sister Roseann Fernandez

Director of Children’s Ministries:

Sister Roseann Fernandez, MPF

Laura Smith

Administrative Assistant

Laura Smith

K-8 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION REGISTRATION

Registration is due by September 1.  Religious Education classes begin the first week of September. Click below to register, but be sure to bring copies of your sacramental forms (i.e. baptism, confession and communion) if your child received these sacraments from another church..

Register Here

Contact our Religious Education Offices at

505-892-1497