St. Thomas the Apostle Church is a caring, welcoming, Christian community experiencing God through the spirit of warmth, belonging, and joy.


Phone: 203-888-2382


733 Oxford Road

Oxford, CT 06478



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Generations of Living Faith (GOLF)

Faith formation is life-long and family friendly here at our parish! GOLF provides Catholic education and faith experiences for parishioners of ALL ages -- children, teens, singles, and adults. Learning together we study the six foundations of the Catholic faith: the liturgical year, sacraments, Creed, moral life, Catholic Social Teaching, and prayer and spirituality. The monthly, 2.5 hour sessions span several months and include a community meal, prayer, fun activities and a structured curriculum geared to each age group. Registration takes place in the spring/summer and forms are available in the church, on our website or in the parish center office.


*Be sure to follow us on Facebook for GOLF updates and inclement weather cancellations.*


At-Home and Parish Faith Formation Goals

           The Archdiocesan Office of Religious Education and Evangelization has set standards for educating our parish children about our Catholic faith and its traditions.  Since the GOLF catechists, parish staff and your family are partners in this mission, we are providing some of the standards here.

         With a minimum of weekly Mass attendance and GOLF, the parish provides about 70 hours of formation PER YEAR (85 hours during sacramental years) – that’s about two weeks of full-time education a year. You can see how important your role is in sharing the faith, teaching prayers, and participating in the richness of our traditions during the “in-between” times.

   Click here to find the grade level of your child(ren) to see these standards.



Sacramental Preparation

Previous faith formation required for sacrament preparation: 

If you have a child receiving First Eucharist (Holy Communion) or Confirmation within the next few years, please remember that they must be attending GOLF sessions consistently in the years leading up to classes specific for the sacrament.Confirmation prep students must be on record as attending GOLF regularly since First Holy Communion and including the year prior to starting Confirmation prep in 9th or 10th grade.   

Click here to connect to our Sacramental Preparation page