Faith Formation Staff
Helen Silva
Director of Faith Formation
702-804-8351
Hsilva@seaslv.org

Amy Melancon
Assistant to Faith Formation
702-804-8306
Amelancon@seaslv.org

Patricia Pavliga
Secretary
702-804-8306
Ppavliga@seaslv.org
Faith Formation
Summer Office Hours:

May 22-July 31, 2017

Mon-Thurs: 8am-4:00pm

Friday: 8am-12pm

Lunch 12pm-1pm

 

CLOSED:

July 3-14, 2017

 

Aug 1-Sept 1, 2017

Mon-Fri: 8:30am-4:30pm

Lunch: 12pm-1pm


We return to our regular office hours on

Monday, Sept 4, 2017

Mon: 8:30am-4:30pm

Tues: 10:30am-7:30pm

Wed: 9:30am-4:30pm

Thurs: 10:30am-7:30pm

Fri: Closed


 
Monday-Friday: 8:30am-4:30 pm 
Lunch: 12-1pm

Faith Formation for Children (Ages 3 - Grade 8)

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The mission for Faith Formation programs of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish embodies the four-fold purpose of formation and education in the Christian faith, namely: to provide an atmosphere in which the gospel message is proclaimed, community in Christ is experienced, service to our sisters and brothers is the norm, and thanksgiving and worship of our God is cultivated. (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Renewing our Commitment to Catholic Education and Secondary Schools, Washington, D.C., 2005)

Our commitment is to support the family’s life-long relationship with God in the tradition of the

Roman Catholic Church.


The most important element in our program is the family. At your child’s Baptism, you committed to instructing your child in the Catholic faith. Through your guidance and example, your child comes to know the love and concern God has for him or her. Family cooperation and support is essential in opening the heart and mind of your child to God. It is the desire of the Faith Formation Office to work with parents, children, and catechists to support ongoing growth in faith.

Requirements:
Parents or guardians are registered members of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish or a Catholic Parish in the Las Vegas Diocese. Regular attendance at Sunday Liturgy is part of the formation process. 
Registration fee is $150.00 per child. No child will be turned away due to financial difficulty. 
Families must provide a Birth and Baptism Certificate at the time of registration, if not already submitted. 
Sacrament preparation at SEAS is a family preparation process that requires the participation of the child and the parent throughout the formation years.   
 
Sacraments:
Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC)  
This is a two-year process for children who were not baptized as infants, who have attained the age of reason (7 years), are of catechetical age, and who will participate in the Rite of Christian Initiation at the Easter Vigil in their second year of preparation.
 
 
First Eucharist Initiation:
The two-year preparation process to celebrate First Eucharist teaches children about the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist.  The child and the parent will participate in retreats in their second year.
 
Continuing Formation:
Children in 3 grade and higher who are baptized, and have received First Eucharist will continue their formation in age appropriate classes. It is the practice of our faith that formation is ongoing and is a life-long journey.
 
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS):
This is a hands-on, interactive working environment where children are guided toward a greater understanding of God’s love in their life. They encounter Jesus the Good Shepherd, who loves them, cares for them and knows them by name. Children are most sensitive to a relationship with God between the ages of 3-6. For this reason we provide formal faith formation for young children.
 
Registration packets are available in the Faith Formation Office and Gift Shop beginning Monday, April 18, 2016.
http://www.seaslv.org/faithformation.html - please check the link- I’ll send you the forms to upload soon 
For more information please contact our office:
Faithformation@seaslv.org
Main Office Number: (702) 804-8306

We offer formation classes for children preparing for First Eucharist, Baptism (older than 7 years), Continuing Formation (after receiving the sacraments), and Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Program.

 

 

Classes - Tuesdays and Thursdays. Times: 4:30–5:40pm or  6-7:10pm

 

Requirements:

  • Parents or guardians are registered members of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish or a Catholic Parish in the Las Vegas Diocese. Regular attendance at Sunday Liturgy is part of the formation process.
  • Registration fee is $150.00 per child. No child will be turned away due to financial difficulty.
  • Families must provide a Birth and Baptism Certificate at the time of registration, if not already submitted.
  • Sacrament preparation at SEAS is a family preparation process that requires the participation of the child and the parent throughout the formation years.   

 

Registration packets are available in the Faith Formation Office

 and Kairos Gift Shop beginning Monday, May 1, 2017.


Age 3-K Registration Form

Grade 1-8 Registration Form

Family Handbook


For more information please contact our office:

Faithformation@seaslv.org


Main Office Number: (702) 804-8306


Sacraments:


Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC) 

This is a two-year process for children who were not baptized as infants, who have attained the age of reason (7 years), are of catechetical age, and who will participate in the Rite of Christian Initiation at the Easter Vigil in their second year of preparation.

 

First Eucharist Initiation:

The two-year preparation process to celebrate First Eucharist teaches children about the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist.  The child and the parent will participate in retreats in their second year.

 

Continuing Formation:

Children in 3 grade and higher who are baptized, and have received First Eucharist will continue their formation in age appropriate classes. It is the practice of our faith that formation is ongoing and is a life-long journey.

 

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS):

This is a hands-on, interactive working environment where children are guided toward a greater understanding of God’s love in their life. They encounter Jesus the Good Shepherd, who loves them, cares for them and knows them by name. Children are most sensitive to a relationship with God between the ages of 3-6. For this reason we provide formal faith formation for young children.

 

Links:
2016-2017 Calendar
Sacraments
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Every year we need Catechists and Catechist Aides for each Faith Formation class. This year we are offering all our programs at each session to better accommodate the whole family, in order to do so we need 80 volunteers to step up as Catechists and Catechist Aides. Are you called to share your faith?

You are a Catechist if you:

• Love God

• Love Children

• Love to talk about Jesus

• Are Baptized in the Catholic Faith.

If you are interested in volunteering please contact the Faith Formation Office at 702.804.8306.