Serving Hyde Park’s Catholic Community since 1869


5472 South Kimbark Avenue,
Hyde Park, Chicago IL, 60615-5297
Phone: (773) 324-2626 Fax: (773) 891-0602

Family Faith Formation

While the catechesis offered within the family is ordinarily informal, unstructured, and spontaneous,
it is no less crucial for the development of the child’s faith. “In a certain sense nothing replaces
family catechesis, especially for its positive and receptive environment, for the
example of adults, and for its first explicit experience and practice of the faith.”
– National Directory for Catechesis, 48.E.1

St. Thomas the Apostle
Family Faith Formation
Calendar and Themes
2021-2022

Faith Formation at St. Thomas the Apostle involves the entire family!

Designed for families with students in K-8th grade, our faith formation process involves presentations, activities, videos, discussion and much more!  Home activities will be provided to continue the formation throughout the month.

Family Faith Formation will meet in the Parish Hall one Sunday a month from 11am – 1:30pm. You are encouraged to join us for the 10am Mass and then move to the Parish Hall to continue our formation.

Parents and students will attend and participate in faith formation together. Due to Safe Environment guidelines, all students must always have a parent or guardian present with them during faith formation.

We will be taking a break partway through our session. Due to ongoing Covid19 precautions, we ask that you bring your own snack/lunch and beverage with you.

Please mark the following dates on your calendars and prepare to join us!

Sunday, October 17, 2021
Living as Missionary Disciples
Sunday, November 14, 2021 The Liturgical Year
*Safe Environment Lesson*
Sunday, December 12, 2021 Honor Your Father and Mother
Sunday, January 9, 2022 Life and Dignity of the Human Person
Sunday, February 13, 2022 Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving
Sunday, March 13, 2022 The Sacraments of Initiation
Sunday, April 10, 2022 The Paschal Mystery
Sunday, May 15, 2022 The Holy Spirit

Family Faith Formation Registration Fee – $50/family
Return completed Registration Forms and Registration Fees to the Parish Office by Sunday, October 10, 2021

If you have questions about Faith Formation at St. Thomas the Apostle, please contact:
Rosina Hendrickson Coordinator of Family Faith Formation
rhendrickson@stapostleparish.org