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

Preschool 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
Preschool Faith Formation

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

Designed for families with students who are 3-5 years old, our faith formation process involves short stories and activities.

Preschool Faith Formation will meet in the Gym one Sunday a month from 9am – 9:45am.  You are encouraged to join us for either the 8:00am or 10:00am Mass and attend formation either before or after Mass.

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

Older students are welcome to join and work with their siblings. Please note that participation in this formation does not serve as the preparation necessary for the reception of the sacraments of reconciliation, Eucharist, or confirmation.

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

Sunday, August 25, 2024
Sunday, September 22, 2024
Sunday, October 20, 2024
Sunday, November 17, 2024
Sunday, December 15, 2024
Sunday, January 12, 2025
Sunday, February 9, 2025
Sunday, March 2, 2025
Sunday, April 27, 2025
Sunday, May 18, 2025

Preschool Faith Formation Registration Fee:

  • $20/family for registrations received by June 30, 2024 (Early Registration Discount);
  • $40/family for registrations received on or after July 1, 2024 (Standard Registration Fee).
  • Note: Families enrolled in STA school receive a 50% discount on the Preschool Faith Formation fee.

Return completed Registration Forms and Registration Fees to Rosina Hendrickson in the Parish Office.

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