St. Thomas Aquinas Religious Education is available for children in grades 1 through 8. Classes meet weekly during the school year, 10:15-11:30am Sunday mornings. Participation in RE classes is required for children who are preparing to receive sacraments this year.
Tuition fee is requested at time of registration (either partial payment or full amount). Tuition assistance is available to all in need. Registration form/calendar are available here and in the church narthex.
Classes begin October 1st.
Registration Deadline: September 12th, 2017
***after the deadline, contact the parish office.
Each year children are introduced to and revisit the following topics: God, Jesus, the Church/Creed, Sacraments, Morality, Prayer, Catholic Social Teaching, and Scripture.
In addition to these traditional topics, children will spend some time in each class exploring faith through art, becoming more familiar with our Church’s great tradition of visual art from every era. Your children will bring home weekly ‘Living My Faith’ reviews which provide a brief summary of what your child learned in class that day, along with weekly suggestions to bring the learning home (family service activities, discussion topics and prayers). New this year: Confirmation preparation will be added to the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade curriculum. Confirmation Prep retreat day March 18 9am-2pm.
6th & 7th Grade
Our enthusiastic team of CU students lead our middle-schoolers in a study of the Hebrew Scriptures and the Gospels on alternating years so that students may come to a better understanding of the Holy Bible. Through work and play, our engaging teachers will help students make connections to Catholic beliefs and traditions.
This year of learning offers an overview of Catholic teaching (all the topics covered in 1st-7th grades) presented in a fresh way that is especially relevant to young teens. Our dynamic team of CU students present the Catholic faith to 8th-graders, encouraging them to become more intimately united with Christ and more in-touch with the work of the Holy Spirit in their lives. A highlight of the 8th grade RE experience is a winter overnight retreat - date TBD.
Director of Religious Education
303.433.8383 ext. 27