Adult Faith Formation
Bible Study • RCIA • Welcome Home • Catholic Basics





Bible Study on The Letter to the Hebrews

begins week of April 19, 2021

7 Session Study in the church, offered:

* Mondays 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (beginning April 19)

* Repeated Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (beginning April 21)

   Wednesday morning classes are also live-streamed if you prefer to participate from your home.


Bible Study on The Letter to the Hebrews Class Schedule


Cost: $25 which includes a commentary and study guide.

Safety protocols will be in place each session:

masks, hand-sanitizing and social distancing.




For more information, contact Marcie Wilske at mwilske@seaslv.org or 702-804-8370.

All are welcome!


Please register with the link below or call the Kairos Gift Shop at 702-228-8311.

To Register for Bible Study on the Letter to the Hebrews
Contact Rosie Arellano at rarellano@seaslv.org or 702-804-8312.

The Letter to The Hebrews is more like a sermon than a letter. In it, the author tries to strengthen the faith of Christians who are slipping back into their old ways of life and turning away from their new life in Christ. Convinced in the truth and superiority of Christianity over other religions, he reviews the history of Israel to demonstrate how Jesus Christ fulfills and even surpasses all the hopes expressed in the Old Testament. Jesus is the unique High Priest who is simultaneously the one who offers sacrifice to God and is himself the sacrifice. Because Christ is both the high priest and perfect sacrifice, his saving action – his death, resurrection, and exaltation – has made possible the forgiveness of sins, confident access to God, and hope for eternal life with God.





Next RCIA Sessions Begin the Week of September 23, 2021


Have your travels taken you near and far? Is there a deep longing within you for something more? Catholicism is a way of life and becoming a Catholic is a life long journey in faith.


If you are not Catholic and are interested in

learning more about the Catholic faith…


If you were never baptized and want to explore

a relationship with Christ and Christ’s Church …


If you are a baptized Catholic who never completed initiation

by receiving the sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation …


 If you are a Catholic who simply wants to learn more

about your faith and share the journey…

 

…then this invitation to the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is for you.  The RCIA is primarily a journey of faith. It is a process which educates in the Catholic faith and, if so desired, prepares adults to receive the sacraments of the Church. More than that, it involves entering into a relationship with the risen Christ and a community of God’s people.


For more information or to register, please contact Helen Silva (702-804-8351) at hsilva@seaslv.org





 


 


Welcome Home Ministry
New 8-Week Fall Session begins October 11, 2021
Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Do you know someone who has fallen away from the Catholic Church?

Or maybe you are an adult (over 19) in need of the Sacrament of Confirmation?

If you know someone who has fallen away from the Catholic Church...Statistics show that most people who have drifted away from the Catholic Church still identify themselves as Catholics — it’s ingrained into their very being. Many want to return to the sacramental life of the Catholic Church, but don’t know where to start. Do you know somebody who has been away from the Catholic Church? Often, all it takes is a word of invitation. Invite them to explore our Welcome Home Ministry. We offer a series of sessions designed to help seekers find answers to their questions, rediscover their Catholic roots, and gently return to the sacramental life of the Catholic Church. 


If you are 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 7-week series of sessions designed to accompany you through this process.


Contact Helen Silva at hsilva@seaslv.org (702-804-8351)
for more information.






 

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 Helen Silva (702-804-8351) at hsilva@seaslv.org.





 


Our Catholic Basics class that used to be held the second Sunday
of each month is now digital! We are creating a virtual library of
Catholic Basic topics that will be hosted here on the website.

The 30-minute segments will cover basic areas of Catholic belief and practice.
Just click on the topic of interest and enjoy from the comfort of your home.
We hope these segments will enrich your journey of faith.
Keep an eye on the website. New topics will be added regularly.






Bible Study on the Gospel of Matthew
Sessions will last approximately 30 minutes and will cover a chapter at a time.

Since the Gospel of Matthew is the gospel we’ll hear throughout the year,
it’s our hope that this study of the words and teachings of Jesus as presented
by Matthew will enrich our hearing of the Gospel message — helping us better
understand and experience the voice of Jesus speaking to us today just as
powerfully as it did for the community for whom the Gospel was first written.

 

When we offered this study “in person” at the beginning of the year

we had 150 participants. Now, through the wonders of technology,

we can reach even more people — fulfilling Jesus’ command

to preach the Good News to the ends of the world!