Religious Education 1-8

Religious Eduation 2019-20

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NEW: Grade 1-6 STUDENTS will meet monthly during parent meetings in grade level classes with catechists (September-April) see below for more details

Grades 7 & 8 meet weekly (August 25/26 to April 19/20)

Fee:  $95 per family  ($125 after July 15 – don’t delay)

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(please turn in paper registration along with payment to the parish office during regular business hours)

Our journey with A Family of Faith continues with a few changes for next year!                  They include: 
· Students in grades 1-6 will attend monthly together with their parent(s) at the monthly meeting. During this time families will meet together initially and then students will be dismissed to classrooms to meet with catechists for review of the last month’s topic and work on the current month's topic as time allows.
· Grades 1 & 2 will be included this year in the family catechesis program. Monthly meetings will include Sacramental preparation.
· The curriculum will be enriched with a variety of activities to make it more challenging and interesting for the students.
· Number of Community Events required has been reduced to 3
· Parents who wish to be catechists in grades 1-6 will receive notes from the student/parent meetings or they may decide to attend the other session.
· Homeschool: You may choose to use the Alive in Christ homeschool curriculum instead. 

If you would like more detail please follow this link:  2019-20 Details

2019-2020 Parent/Student Handbook

2019-2020 Religious Education Calendar 

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Important Dates For 2019-2020: 

  • First Reconciliation: Tuesday, November 19 at 6:30-8:00pm (Tentative)
  • Confirmation: Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 10:00am
  • First Communion: Saturday, April 25 at 6:30pm or Sunday, April 26 at 1:30pm

 

Mission Statement

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish seeks to accomplish the fundamental tasks of catechesis outlined by the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops:

  • teaching the message of Jesus
  • celebrating the sacred mysteries
  • engaging students in prayer
  • forming followers of Christ
  • fostering community
  • developing a sense of mission
  • providing opprotunities for Christian service.

 

 

What Do We Do?

  • Our Religious Education program serves children in Grade 1 through Grade 8 who attend public, independent, and home schools as well as all parish children and families preparing for their first celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation.
  • We provide preparation for the Sacraments of Initiation for older children.
  • We offer Vacation Bible School in June for children Preschool-Grade 5.
  • For Children ages 4, 5, & 6, we offer Children's Liturgy of the Word during the 9:30 Mass.

Please contact Kim Conte, Director of Youth Formation for more information.

Preparing for the Sacraments

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish is committed to assist parents in the evangelization and the ongoing formation of their children and teens through the reception of the sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation. Our Youth Sacramental Program is offered in conjunction with our Religious Education Program and is designed to open and prepare participant's hearts, minds, and souls for the reception of these sacraments. Please contact Kim Conte, Director of Youth Formation for more information.

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About our Youth Formation/Religious Education Program

Dear Parents,
      At St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, we recognize the family as the Domestic Church and are committed to helping strengthen the formation of the faith of each of our families. This can only be achieved by engaging all members of the family together.
      That is why our Youth Formation/Religious Education program focuses on Family Catechesis in order to involve all members of the family in learning about their faith and sharing it with each other. This give faith a context and relevance that helps develop a love and understanding for the Catholic faith which, in turn, will provide a basis for a life-long relationship/identity as a Catholic.        Church "facts" and doctrine have their places, but the true role of catechesis is to form our children, and ourselves, as spiritual, moral and discerning persons. That is why there is an emphasis on families worshiping together, having meaningful discussions about faith and faith matters, and developing a personal relationship with Christ.
      When you had your child(ren) baptized, you made a commitment to
"make it your constant care to bring [them] up in the practice of the faith. See that the divine life which God gives [them] is kept safe from the poison of sin, to grow always stronger in [their] heart."  (Rite of Baptism, Roman Catholic Church)
This mission may seem daunting at first, but with the help of the Holy Spirit and practice, it becomes easier and feels more natural. Curiosity and a desire to know about God and his Son, Jesus, is a natural part of our children's natures and teaching about them is a natural role of the parent - just like helping our children learn to feed themselves or tying their shoes.       
       My mission is to make sure that you do not walk this journey alone. As Director of Youth Formation, helping parents and their families to grow in faith together is one of the primary goals of my ministry. My mission is to assist you in forming your children in their Catholic faith. In order to do this I will do my best to provide you with helpful information, meaningful catechesis, support materials, and opportunities to grow in community and spirituality. 
     If there is additional support that needed, please do not hesitate to ask. I look forward to walking this journey with you and your family and you will continue to be in my daily prayers.

God Bless,
Kim Conte
Director of Youth Formation

Students in Grades 1-6:
*Students AND Parents attend a meeting once a month.
*Students and Parents meet together at the beginning of the meeting then students are dismissed to their grade-level classroom to review last month's topics and begin the next topic as time allows.
*Parent meetings discuss information relevant to that month's topic that includes helpful information on completing the lessons at home.
*Students in Grades 1 & 2 will have sacramental meetings and monthly meetings will include preparation for the sacraments.

Students in Grades 7 & 8:
*Students attend class weekly
*Also attend periodic Confirmaiton related meetings.

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Submit your Confirmation Sponsor information for 2020 Here!


Current Signature Form for Confirmation Service Hours

Contact:
Kim Conte, Director of Youth Formation

Connie Feit, Youth Formation Administrative Assistant

 

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