GROW IN THE WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE LORD
“And this is eternal life, that they know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent.”
Through the work of catechesis, the Catholic Church hands on the faith that she believes, celebrates, and lives to every generation so that people can enter into communion and intimacy with Jesus Christ. As stated in the Apostolic Exhortation Catechesi Tradendae, catechesis “has the twofold objective of maturing the initial faith and of educating the true disciple of Christ by means of a deeper and more systematic knowledge of the person and the message of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
SACRAMENTS AT SAINT THOMAS OF AQUINAS
The seven sacraments of the Catholic Church are: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Penance, Anointing of the Sick, Marriage, and Holy Orders. They are sacred signs instituted by Christ that confer grace on the recipient. Learn more about the sacraments at STAC.
Jesus wants all children to learn about His love for them. We offer a wide variety of opportunities for your children to grow in the Faith and to be prepared for the reception of the Sacraments.
Catholic Faith Formation is a parish-centered program that offers a variety of programs and activities to help people of all ages learn about and grow in their Catholic faith. We have programs geared towards Adults, Young Adults, Teenagers, and Children.
Interested in becoming Catholic? The Order of Christian Initiation of Adults (OCIA) is a process by which adults become Catholic. It includes a period of formation in the Catholic faith, culminating in the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist.
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