Adult Faith Formation


Becoming Catholic?

 

Are you thirsting for God? Do you know someone not baptized or baptized in a non-Catholic Christian tradition who is thirsting for what it means to become Catholic? Perhaps a family member, friend, co-worker or acquaintance has asked you questions about the Catholic Church? Do you know someone already Catholic but has not yet received the sacraments of Communion and Confirmation?

They may be thirsting too!

 

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a place of welcome, no matter a person’s personal history, background, spirituality, or marital situation. It’s a place to ask questions and seek understanding about “things Catholic” such as what do Catholics believe and what do Catholics do? Those who have never been baptized can investigate what it means to be Christian. Those baptized in another Christian tradition can explore the process to come into full communion with the Catholic Church. And those baptized Catholic as infants but never raised as Catholic can “re-engage” with their faith tradition and receive the sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation. We welcome all inquirers and hope you will consider being part of our spiritual home.


Introductory inquiry sessions will be held on Tuesday, September 11 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and repeated on Saturday, September 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.


We also encourage members of our community to consider being a part of our RCIA TEAM where by sharing your faith you will help others grow in theirs. Please email Marcie Wilske at mwilske@seaslv.org or call 702-804-8370 to begin the conversation.





 


Welcome Home Ministy

Are you an adult (over 19) in need of the Sacrament of Confirmation?

There are many reasons why baptized Catholics who have received the sacrament of Holy Eucharist sometimes do not complete their initiation into the Catholic Church by receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. Regardless of your situation, we invite you to grow in your faith and complete your sacramental initiation into the Catholic Church. Our Welcome Home Ministry offers a series of sessions designed to accompany you through this process. For more information, contact Marcie Wilske at mwilske@seaslv.org (702-804-8370.





Parish Sponsors - Is This You???

 

 

Each year we have a number of adults who are exploring membership in the Catholic Church, or are desiring to complete their initiation into the Church.

Many times they come to us alone. Sponsors are people who walk this journey of faith with these candidates. Sponsors accompany the seeker as they discern God’s call to live as a Catholic, offering support, encouragement, a listening ear, and a connection with the larger parish community. Parish Sponsors join the seeker for weekly sessions and special rituals, invite them to parish events, introduce them to the life of the community, and help them grow in their relationship with Jesus.


Parish sponsors don’t have to know everything about the Church – they are not the catechists, but rather companions on the journey of faith – people who want to share the joy of their relationship with Jesus and the Church with others.

We are in need of active, faith-filled parishioners to serve as parish sponsors for those in RCIA and Welcome Home.  If this is where God is calling you, please contact Marcie Wilske (702-804-8370) at mwilske@seaslv.org.





 

Bible Study:  The Book of Revelation

 

The Book of Revelation is one of the most fascinating — and misunderstood — books of the entire Bible. Join us as we enter into the struggle between God and evil, hear the call to conversion, and experience God’s ultimate triumph—all presented through the apocalyptic, symbolic and mysterious language of Revelation. Classes for this 8 session series will be offered Mondays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. beginning September 10 and repeated Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. beginning September 12 in the Parish Hall classrooms. Each participant will receive a commentary and study guide. Cost is $20. Register in the Kairos Gift shop. All are welcome—newcomers and experienced Bible students alike! For more information, contact Marcie Wilske at mwilske@seaslv.org (702-804-8370) .