Youth Formation

To help expand the parental relationship to broader realities, “Christian communities are called to offer support to the educational mission of families”, particularly through the catechesis associated with Christian initiation. To foster an integral education, we need to “renew the covenant between the family and the Christian community”. The Synod wanted to emphasize the importance of Catholic schools which “play a vital role in assisting parents in their duty to raise their children… Catholic schools should be encouraged in their mission to help pupils grow into mature adults who can view the world with the love of Jesus and who can understand life as a call to serve God”. Pope Francis (2016). Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Lætitia Of The Holy Father Francis To Bishops, Priests And Deacons Consecrated Persons Christian Married Couples And All The Lay Faithful On Love In The Family, 210.

Youth Ministry

St. Thomas the Apostle (STTA) Youth Ministry is dedicated to the new evangelization and discipleship. It is designed to work with individuals on their personal journey, while providing support and safe environments to growth their faith. We work to empower the youth to live as disciples in today’s world. A disciple is one, who not only has a full conversion of their own heart, but one who will go out and help spread the Gospel to create disciples of others. This is what Jesus taught us as the example – to evangelize not just with words, but with actions. If we show the world what being a Catholic really looks like, they will inquire about our faith with open hearts. We provide opportunities for our youth to be responsible Catholic participants in life, work and community. Every parishioner plays a part in Youth Ministry as well. As a parish, we have the responsibility of being examples to others, and continuing to work on our own personal spiritual growth in order to provide support for our youth and our parish families

RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Adapted for Children)

A process designed to help children 10-17 years of age, baptized or unbaptized, who desire to receive the sacraments in the Catholic Church. The group meets throughout the school year for a 2-year program. Candidates are received into the Church during the Easter Vigil of their 2nd year. (Classes in English only).

Confirmation 1 & 2 Information

Day Retreats

Confirmation 1 – TBD

Confirmation 2 – TBD

The Day Retreats will be held in the new school building at the church. The confirmation candidates will need to be there by 8:30 am. We will go to 4 pm mass to end the retreat and encourage families to come celebrate mass with the group. Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks and Snacks will be provided.

Weekend Retreat Confirmation 2 – TBD

The weekend retreat will be held at an offsite retreat facility. The confirmation 2 candidates will receive more information in class once the retreat has been scheduled.

Confirmation Classes

Confirmation classes will be held on Sunday. The time is still TBD for the 2017-2018 school year.

Sacrament of Confirmation

Mass Date TBD – Will be set in early fall.