Faith Formation – Children and teens






We invite you to check us out! We have engaging classes for children and teens ages 3 to 9th grade. We also prepare youth to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, Communion, and Confirmation.

Watch here for online registration in August 2017.

There are 4 easy steps to enroll:

1. Complete the Online registration.

2. Print and sign the Waiver/Consent form. Calculate the payment based on # of children enrolled.

3. Return the signed waiver and payment to:St. Thomas of Canterbury, 1522 McCoy Ave., San Jose, CA 95130

4. Volunteer! Find the right task for your time and schedule at SignUpGenius. We ask all families to volunteer at least 8 hours. Grandparents or other family members can volunteer on behalf of parents.

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Here is a list of our programs. (Please see our calendar for exact dates and times.)

Weekly faith formation classes on Tuesdays at 4pm for grades 1-4, and at 7pm for grades 5-8, beginning in late September and running through mid-May. These classes are filled with song, art, story-telling, and community building. Children learn about God from Bible stories and learn to pray. They are encouraged to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

We have a preschool program that meets during the 9am Mass, also September-May. Our young children learn about God’s love for them through inter-active play and story-telling.

Our programs include preparation for the sacraments of Baptism, First Communion, First Reconciliation and Confirmation.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word meets on Sundays during our 9am Mass, with a trained catechist. Kids listen and discuss how the Bible stories speak to them.

Youth Choir leads the assembly in song on the third Sunday of each month at the 9am Mass. Rehearsals are twice a month on Tuesday afternoons.

Parishioners of all ages come together for three intergenerational gatherings (October, December and March) where the whole parish shares a meal while learning in faith together.