Adult Education Opportunities

At St. Thomas Aquinas we strive to provide many opportunities for Adults to learn more about the faith and grow in deeper Relationship with Jesus Christ and his Church.

Thursdays at 6:30pm

RCIA is a great opportunity for those already Catholic to learn more about their faith. RCIA is open to all parishioners as an enriching adult catechesis opportunity each week. And, your presence in the class will give you the opportunity to encourage and support those who are taking steps to join the Catholic Church. Please join us!

Queen of Heaven Bible Study

See how the Woman who said “Yes” never tires of battling for us against the angel who said “No.”

Embark on a journey that begins before time itself, when Mary was only an eternal thought in the Mind of God, and extends into her life in Scripture. Discover Our Mother throughout centuries of Church history, as she intervenes at pivotal periods—especially at her most famous apparitions, when she made roses bloom on a hillside in Mexico, when she made a miraculous spring of water rise from the ground in Lourdes, and when she made the sun dance at Fatima.  

See the maternal care Mary has given to humanity and learn how to grow closer to our Mother.  Take this journey now and discover the woman who, from the very beginning, was destined to be the Queen of Heaven.

Each of the 8 sessions feature:

  • A Teaching Video (26-28 minutes) hosted and narrated by acclaimed Catholic actor Leonardo Defilippis with over a dozen top Catholic teachers and experts
  • Small group discussion (30 minutes)
  • A Spiritual Life video (7-10 minutes) hosted by our beloved pastor, Fr. Patrick Winslow, JCL
  • The Spiritual Life/Living It Out (10 minutes) of prayer, discernment and reflection based on the lesson


  • Tuesday mornings from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM beginning on August 22, 2017 – October 10, 2017; Aquinas Hall
  • Tuesday evenings from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM beginning on August 22, 2017 – October 10, 2017; Aquinas Hall
  • Wednesday mornings from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM beginning on August 23, 2017 – October 11, 2017; Aquinas Hall

Registration form/fee:  Mail to STA or drop off in the parish office Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM or place in collection basket during Mass.  Attn:  Lainie Lord/Bible Study

Registration fee:  $25.00 (Please make checks payable to: St. Thomas Aquinas Church)

For more information, contact Lainie Lord at 704.517.9967 or email

Registration form: Click Here to Download

Understanding The Mass

All are invited to participate in an Adult Religious Education class on the insightful book Understanding the Mystery of the Mass by Fr. Matthew Buettner.  The class will be facilitated by parishioner Michael Coyle, who holds a theology degree from Franciscan University of Steubenville and has been teaching religious education for 36 years.  

Come and discover a greater appreciation for the words and actions of the Sacred Liturgy for a more active participation in and effective witness to the mystery of Christ’s redemptive work!  Join the weekly discussion on six Thursday evenings at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in meeting room C of the parish center, from September 7 through October 12, from 7p.m. to 8:30p.m.  Registration is required for this class by August 15, with a payment of $13 for the purchase of the book.  Registration can be handled at the parish office during business hours; checks should be made payable to St. Thomas Aquinas Church.


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