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High School Faith Formation

 
High School Faith Formation is offered to students, grades 9 through 11, to prepare them for the Sacrement of Confirmation as Juniors. We at St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Clare Parishes are excited about setting souls on fire for God this year!  Please check the calendar for Family Faith Formation sessions and Activities.  

CONFIRMATION 2024

Session Options
Sunday  9:30 AM -11:30 AM at St. Clare (Includes Mass)
Sunday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at St. Thomas (Includes Mass)
Wednesday 6:00 - 7:00 PM at St. Thomas
Since we do not offer Mass on Wednesday, It is assumed you attend a Mass of your choosing.

ATTENDANCE & MAKE-UP POLICY
We generously offer make-up policies to ensure that you don’t miss any opportunities. Regardless of how good of a student, athlete or how detail-oriented, hard working or diligent you are, we understand if you are ill or have an emergency, you may miss a class.   

  • Why does missing a class matter?  Your absence signals your Confirmation is not a priority.
  • What am I actually missing?  An opportunity to demonstrate your desire to be confirmed in your faith.  You are missing important lectures, classroom discussion and community faith building.  We notice when you are not in class.
  • Your attendance record is made available for Fr. Ed to review.  Don’t let a missed class affect your standing.  Your teachers take valuable time away from their families to be here for you.  Show them your gratitude by participating in class.
  • What happens if I’m sick or have an emergency?  We understand sometimes people get sick or have an emergency.  We have three different sessions (see options above) to help you stay on track.   If one of these sessions does not work because of an emergency, let’s talk and arrange a time for a separate session to make up any class you missed.

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REGISTER ONLINE 
The registration deadline for the 2023/2024 school year is August 31st.

FAITH FORMATION CALENDAR

PERMISSION SLIP - OCTOBER RETREAT

CONFIRMATION 2024

SERVICE HOUR REQUIREMENT
SERVICE HOURS TALLY SHEET


 

Annual Reach Out Sessions
Held during class on Sunday, October 29 and Wednesday, November 1st, 2023. Stations include: Cookie Decorating | Trail Mix Making | Blanket Making | Blessing & Prayer Cards | Blessing Bags & Box of Joy Assembly.
Parish members are welcome to attend and participate in our Reach Out activity sessions held during class. No sign up necessary. 
 

Freshmen

Freshman A Force for Good: Encounter Jesus in the Eucharist at Mass followed by a class with a lesson.  The inspirational video series is used to help spark conversations.  Topics include Eucharist, Marriage, Vocational discernment, Getting to know God through prayer, Meeting the Mother of God and your Heavenly Family, Beatitudes plus so much more. The retreat is October 21, 2023, 10 AM - 5:30 PM at St. Thomas.  Get ready for this amazing journey on your way to becoming a real Force For Good! 

Sophmores

SophomoresGreat in the Eyes of God: Sophomores will start with Mass followed by class and an accompanying lesson.  Inspirational video series is implemented that help spark conversation.  Topics include Eucharist, Marriage, Vocational discernment, Getting to know God through prayer, Meeting the Mother of God and your Heavenly Family, Beatitudes plus so much more! The retreat is October 21, 2023, 10 AM - 5:30 PM at St. Thomas.  Get ready for this super awesome journey because you are called to be Great in the Eyes of God! 

Juniors

Junior Faithful Witness: This year the juniors follow the same template as freshmen and sophomores. However, juniors will take a deeper dive into their journey with a few more activities. Juniors are expected to attend the Rite of Welcome Mass on September 10th at 9:30 AM at St. Clare or 6 PM at St. Thomas. Sign up to attend either Mass. The Sacrament of Confirmation 2024 is on Sunday, April 7th at 2 PM at St. Clare.  The overnight retreat for Juniors is March 9 - 10, 2024.  Stay tuned for more updates as the time approaches. Juniors are required to attend a retreat.  If you can not attend this one, you are responsible for locating another retreat at another parish.  Each junior is expected to write a letter to the bishop requesting the Sacrament of Confirmation.  We are here to guide you with simple instructions and a simple outline for every step of this journey.  God doesn't make the path to holiness complex.  By no means is it an easy path, but it's not complicated.  We are excited and look forward to you becoming a full member of the Church as a Faithful Witness! 

CONFIRMATION 2024

View highlights below from the Junior Retreat 2023!

 

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