Middle School-Confirmation - St Thomas
Middle and High School Faith Formation Program
This page highlights curricula, teachers, important prayers and other relevant information for our middle and high school program. This program includes student in sixth grade through high school, including students in Confirmation studies. Students meet from 7:00-8:15p.m. on regular scheduled days. Please see our current calendar for the most up-to-date schedules.
IMPORTANT PROGRAM INFORMATION
Course /Church Attendance
A key part of faith formation is attendance. Our instructional time with students is very limited therefore it's imperative that Parents and Guardians play a significant role in developing our student's religious education. This formation can be fostered by parents when they review religion class activities with their children. In addition, adult participation in Holy Days of Obligation, Reconciliation, youth service activities, fund-raising events and weekly Masses help to model for our children and other students our faith in action.
It is important that along with participating in our faith community through Mass and attending Religious Education classes, that parents also work with their children at home to reinforce the concepts taught at Mass in classes. The following document houses all of the curricula for our PreK-8 curriculum. The curriculum includes the major focus points and prayers taught at each of the aforementioned grade levels. Take some time to learn the curricula and reinforce these elements of our faith at home with your children.
Click on this link to open the PreK-8 Curriculum.
To support the concepts addressed in the curricula, we employ a series of religious education books authorized by the Diocese of Madison. To help our middle and high school students prepare for living in our world and to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation, we use the Theology of the Body and and Chosen series of textbooks. Click on the following link to open the document that outlines the Theology of the Body and Chosen Areas of Study by Grade Level.
Sixth Grade Class
Instructors: Amber Frieden
Seventh Grade Class
Instructor: Lynne Clark
Hello parents and students and welcome back to Faith Formation or, as we parents remember it . . . .CCD! I will work together with your 8th grade student through our program entitled, “Kingdom of God”. I have been teaching 8th grade CCD since 1999. As they say, I am hooked! I really enjoy learning more about our faith and sharing it with your young people. Like our faith and our worship, our class is interactive and engaging. Any parent is welcome to attend this class, any time – you don’t have to ask, just come.
The Diocese of Madison sets forth standards for our class that we try to achieve every year. The prayer list is challenging and the students will not know them all by heart by the end of the year but they will be exposed to all the prayers recommended by the Diocese. Please discuss our classes with your student, ask them to tell you about the class, what we discussed, what we learned, etc. We have worksheets every class and your student will be given their worksheet file at the end of the year so you can see what we discussed and accomplished. (you can take a look at the file during the school year with your students permission) Please make sure your student attends every Faith Formation class and also make sure your student attends Mass every weekend. Our faith is most rewarding to us when we live it every day. Thanks again for sharing your student with our faith community.
8th Grade and Freshmen
Instructors: Dennis Hladilek
I am excited and honored for this opportunity to work with our youth. I am interested in helping our youth find a new relationship with God and our Church. Anyone with volunteer suggestions can email [email protected]
Confirmation is a two year program--the sacrament of Confirmation will be in the fall of their Sophomore year.
Instructor: Luke Walz