St. Thomas Youth Catechetical Ministry
“Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
Matthew 19: 13-15
Our St. Thomas Youth Catechetical Ministry is in its third decade of passing on the Faith by educating, nurturing and supporting the children and young adults of our international parish. Currently, it is the only catechesis offered in English in Prague. We are so pleased that you have found a spiritual home with us.
As our pastor Fr. William has told us many times, the parents are the children’s first teachers of the faith and that is why we invite our families to be more involved in catechesis. In addition to our family events, we encourage all parents to join Fr. William in the Refectory on Sunday mornings for coffee and discussion while their children are in class.
“The definitive aim of catechesis is to put people not only in touch but in communion, in intimacy, with Jesus Christ: only he can lead us to the love of the Father in the Spirit and make us share in the life of the Holy Trinity.”
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Our parish provides a catechetical program for children from the age of 5 years through 16 years which is overseen by our pastor, Fr. William, and parish catechetical leader(s). The priority of our catechesis is to provide a systematic and organic presentation and understanding of the Faith as well as engaging our children in active participation in the liturgy of the Holy Mass.
We have designed our catechesis to engage families in supporting their children’s journey at home so that we may fully encompass their spiritual development and maturity together.
Want to know more?
In general, we send out bi-monthly newsletters during the school year to parents sharing events, photos and important information. If you would like to sign up to receive our news from the program, please send an email to: email@example.com. We also encourage everyone to be in regular contact with their catechists and catechetical leader(s). We look forward to hearing from you!