Religious Education Program (REP)

The purpose of our Religious Education Program is faith formation - the ongoing development of the whole person into the image and likeness of Jesus Christ.  All Catholics are on a journey of faith formation beginning in the waters of Baptism and ending with eternal life with Jesus in heaven.  Our Religious Education Program strives to provide a solid foundation in our faith, age-appropriate to the students in our program.  

St. Thomas the Apostle Parish's Religious Education Program is under the direction of the Faith Formation Team:

Mrs. Melissa Silka (Director of Faith Formation) and the Pastor


Classes meet on Sunday mornings from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM at the former St. Thomas school building. 

Religious Education for the 2023-2024 School Year begins with our first class on Sunday, September 17, 2023. 

2023 / 2024 Religious Education Class Schedule -- Click here to view

If you have a student in grades Pre-K - 10, please call the parish office (814-663-3041) or speak to one of the Faith Formation Team members about joining our Religious Education Program (REP).  Links to our REP registration form, handbook, class schedule, and other important resources can be found below:


Parish Religious Education Documents

2023/2024 Religious Ed. Class Schedule -- Click here to view

Registration Form-- Click here to view (please print and complete)

Parent Volunteer Form -- Click here to download

Student Volunteer Form -- Click here to download

Media & Photo Release -- Click here to view/print

Parent/Student Handbook -- currently under revision



Important information from the Office for the Protection of Children & Youth

Diocese of Erie - Child Protection Policy Update Notice(s) -- please use this link to go to the Diocese of Erie website page for the Protection of Children & Youth

Diocese of Erie - Policy for Protection of Children -- please use this link if you are a parent volunteer.  You will need to review the Diocese's Policy and print & sign the Statement of Intent for Compliance found on page 27. (You may need to select 'page 29' when printing, since this document includes a cover page and table of content page, which are not numbered).

For more information, please go the the 'Child Protection' tab in the menu bar at the top of this page.


Find us on facebook: CLICK to see St. Thomas REP Facebook page


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