Adult Faith Formation



Awaiting Pure Love


A 5-week small group faith sharing opportunity is being offered to adults of all ages.

This is NOT a Bible study program where we analyze God’s Word.

Rather, the purpose of each session is to listen, reflect and share

what the Lord reveals to us in the scriptures and spiritual readings (lectio divina)

we ponder both before and during our sessions, and to become

increasingly aware of God’s unconditional love for us.


This 5-week series is entitled, “Awaiting Pure Love” and reminds us

that every moment of our lives is a moment of encounter with the presence of God.

Do we recognize this? How has God loved me this week? What is God speaking to me?

Sessions will be held on Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

in the PP VI classroom in the Parish Hall beginning on January 10, 2019.

The cost is $3.00 for a reflection journal.

To join or for more information

contact MaryAnn Ruhe at bruce.ruhe@yahoo.com (702-715-9557)

or Marcie Wilske at mwilske@seaslv.org (702-804-8370).





 

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.


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 Ministry

Are you an adult (over 19) in need of the Sacrament of Confirmation?
If so, consider participating in our next 8-session Welcome Home series beginning December 6, 2018.
See class schedule and overview here.

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:  Genesis


Our next Bible Study will be a

Study Through the Book of Genesis March 4 - June 5. Genesis contains some of our most familiar and enchanting biblical stories: Creation, Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah, Etc. Through these stories we see the spread of sin in the world that leads to a divine plan of redemption initiated in the call of Abraham and the Patriarchs of Israel. Classes will be offered on Mondays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m and repeated Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Each participant will receive a commentary and study guide. Cost is $25. All are welcome! For more information, contact Marcie Wilske at mwilske@seaslv.org (702-804-8370). Click here for a class overview and schedule.