STA Religious Education Department seeks to partner with the family in making disciples of Jesus Christ through forming hearts and minds in the Christ-centered teachings, devotions, and sacramental life of the Catholic Church.
For students that are actively involved in faith formation, 1st Communion is typically offered in the student’s 2nd grade year usually in May and Confirmation is typically offered in the 8th grade year usually in February. Normally, the child receiving the sacrament is expected to be enrolled in faith formation classes of some form in at least two consecutive years: both in the year the sacrament is given and in the previous year as well. See more information about classes. This is because the sacramental preparation presupposes a base and a framework that students obtain in previous year(s). All students and adults are expected to be actively involved in some form of faith formation (formal or non-formal) each year. Growing in a relationship with God is an ongoing, lifelong process like other relationships we have.
Our catechists/disciple leaders are professional, degreed teachers and are stipend by the parish. Many of our catechists/disciple leaders have full and part-time positions teaching at STA School as well as at other diocesan and public schools.
If you have questions, or would like more information on how to get involved serving the youth of STA as a catechist or a volunteer, please contact Erin Antosh in the Office of Evangelization and Discipleship: 469-930-5532 or send a message by clicking here.