The Faith Formation program of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish seeks to provide adults, youth and children with the knowledge, experiences, and skills necessary to become faithful disciples of Jesus.  The Faith Formation Program incorporates the following six tasks (from the National Directory for Catechesis pages 60 to 62):
  1. Promote knowledge of the faith.
  2. Promote knowledge of the meaning of the Liturgy and sacraments.
  3. Promote moral formation in Jesus Christ.
  4. Teach parishioners how to pray with Christ.
  5. Prepare parishioners to live in community and to participate actively in the life and mission of the Church.
  6. Promote a missionary spirit that prepares the faithful to be present as Christians in society.

Registration for the 2012-2013 school year will be held from April 26, 2012 - May 31, 2012. Registration forms are available online beginning on April 26. Any student that is new to the program or any student about to make a sacrament must fill out the New Family and/or Sacramental Registration form to be submitted along with the registration form...and don't forget a copy of your child's Baptismal record. Please go to the Forms and Downloads page to print out copies of the registration forms.

If you have questions or would like to get involved, please contact Colleen at the Faith Formation Office at 518-439-3945 x 108.

Many of the forms, permission slips, and other documents necessary for Faith Formation classes and Youth Ministry are available for download under the Forms & Downloads page.