2022-2023 St. Thomas Religious Education Programs & Sacramental Prep

Grades 1-8


REGISTER FOR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION HAS ENDED FOR 2022-2023

If you have any questions, please contact the Faith Formation Director, Alex Wallo awall@sta2.org

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • All students making 1st Communion, no matter where they attend school, will register for specific sacramental preparation in early fall; this will include five evening classes with their families plus some special events. Those registered will receive a schedule and more details at the family orientation.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS WITH REGISTRATION LINKS

 The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd or “CGS”  (PreK through 3rd grade)

 The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is an approach to the religious formation of children. It is rooted in the Bible, the liturgy of the church, and the educational principles of Maria Montessori. Children gather in an “atrium,” a room prepared for them, that contains simple yet beautiful materials that they work with to draw closer to Christ in prayer.  

Level 1 CGS is for 3-6 year olds/PreK through Kindergarten. 

At this level, children grow closer to God through reading the parables of Jesus & the infancy narratives that tell of his birth and through  learning about the liturgy of the Church. For those children not attending, St. Thomas school, we will offer a Level I atrium on Friday mornings at 8:30-10:30 AM and also two on Sunday mornings: 9:15-11:15 and 11:15-1:15. 

Level 2 CGS is for 6-9 year olds (1st-3rd grade)

At the start of Level II, the child begins preparation for First Holy Communion by delving deeper into Scripture and the liturgy of the Catholic church.  During the second year of CGS Level II, families receive a catechetical text to help them with faith formation as a domestic church in the home.

For those children not attending St. Thomas school, we will offer a Level II atrium on Friday mornings at 8:30-10:30 AM and also two on Sunday mornings: 9:15-11:15 and 11:15-1:15.   

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