Children's Faith Formation

COVID-19 Update (August 5, 2020)

All in-person activities associated with Children, Youth, and Adult Faith Formation programs are canceled until further notice. 

Due to COVID-19 and our church building renovation, our Faith Formation Programs will be moving ONLINE this school year, 2020-21 starting in the fall. 

Online Class Registration is available.

At-Home with Faith Resources
In light of the current situation and interruption of schools and Faith Formation classes, Loyola Press, our program's publishing company is providing our familes with at-home resources to faciliate our parish children to stay engaged in their faith journey, spiritual development, and continuity in Christ especially during this challenging time. Access 'Finding God' student workbook here.

COVID-19 Lesson Resource from Loyola Press:

Other recommended links from Loyola Press for helping children and their families during LENTEN season:

Other resources:

St. Thomas More believes that Faith Formation is very important in our faith journey.  These are the values on which we build the Faith Formation Program: Parents are the first and most important teachers of their children in nurturing and practicing our Catholic faith. The parish role is to help parents with this teaching role. Worshiping together as a family is a critical part of a child's faith formation.   

Faith Formation Sunday School

Faith Formation classes runs from September through April on Sundays and Wednesday evenings, with the exception of holiday weekends.  Classes are held during the 9:30 AM Mass for Kinder through 5th grades and on Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm until 7:30pm for 1st-5th grades.

For more information, contact Sharon Guerrero in the Parish Office. 

Click here for Registration Form
Click here for ZOOM Session Permission Form. Please print, sign and date form and return it to Sharon in the Parish Office.
Click here for the Wednesday 2020-21 Class Schedule

Children's Liturgy of the Word

Children's Liturgy of the Word is offered for 4yr olds through 5th graders year round during the 10:30 AM Mass. This is an opportunity for our children to  hear the Word of God in their level.   The children leave the church in a group to the Chapel after the Opening Prayer and rejoin their families before the Liturgy of the Eucharist.  

Sacramental Preparation Classes For First Reconciliation and Holy Communion

Our Sacramental Preparation Program begins with a parent meeting, followed by the family working together with materials we give them to help their child understand and want to follow Jesus.  There is a half-day retreat for the parents and children, a rehearsal, and the celebration of the Sacrament of  Reconciliation and 1st Eucharist. Children should be in 2nd grade or older.  Archdiocesan guidelines state that the child must have one full year of religious education before this preparation begins.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School, or VBS, is an ecumenical summer program that caters to preschool 4 year olds through 5th grade children. The program runs for a week and every year has its own theme that children can explore and it allows them to discover the lives of saints and God in a creative way.  Here at St. Thomas More, our VBS program includes five amazing days of Bible stories and Christ-centered fun-in-the-sun games and activities, arts and crafts, and delightful themed snacks held every first full week of August.  It is run by enthusiastic and energetic adults and youth volunteers from the Parish.

 Click here for the VBS Registration Form
 Click here for the VBS Adult Volunteer Form
Click here for VBS Youth Volunteer Form.

Children's Christmas Eve Mass

The 5:00 PM Christmas Eve Mass is designed for children. This is a wonderful opportunity for them to learn the importance of sharing their time and talents as members of our parish community.  They may participate in various ways. We will have a children’s choir and children will do the readings and act out the Gospel. It will surely be a blessed and joyful celebration!

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