Faith Formation NEWS

Our Faith Formation program (Grades 1-6) is under the direction of Deacon Jeff Cieslewicz and Lisa Stough, Faith Formation Assistant. 

Questions concerning the program can be emailed to Deacon Jeff at jcieslewicz@dioceseofgreensburg.org or Lisa lstough@dioceseofgreensburg.org.

Click here for the Faith Formation website which has the registration forms, schedules, and all you need to know about our Faith Formation program.

https://sites.google.com/view/seasfaith/

PROGRAMING FOR STUDENTS GRADES 1-5

Finding God in the craziness -(a note from Deacon Jeff)

I am once again excited to be leading Religious Education for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton this year. Every year that I have been leading this important ministry in our parish has been a unique challenge and this is no different! We realize that parents are also have even harder challenges regarding keeping your children safe without limiting them more than you need to. It seems like such a fine line at times!

We are once again having changes in the program to allow us to best help the parents with the most important task they have in raising your children… helping get them to heaven. Sports, dance and even schooling will be part of their lives here on earth and can help them grow and be better people. But eternity is much…much longer, and so much more important. To be able to connect their faith to their lives enhances our chances of know him fully for all eternity.

One big change for this program concerns Miss Jen. She has moved to South Carolina taking a full time job running a religious ed program plus some other duties. We wish her all the best! Please keep her in your prayers!!  We welcome Lisa Stough, a wife, a mother of 2 and a Catholic School teacher. We are excited to have her with us this year! Another change is the 6th grade will no longer be taught at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton but will move to Immaculate Conception where they will join the 6th graders from IC. The overall intent is to make Sacramental prep for Confirmation start in 6th, go through 7th and lead up to Confirmation in 8th. Keeping all the children who will be receiving their Confirmation together for all three years.

This year, with the encouragement of the Diocese and the desire to ensure the safety of our children we are offering the parents of grades 2– 5 virtual programs that will be completed at home. First grade will continue to us the “Discover” program. And second will continue with “ Blessed”. We will be using the “Faith and Life “series from Ignatius Press as we feel it is most user friendly for the parents. The parents with children in these grades have a huge responsibility and we are here for them.

As parents, (my wife and I have two children) it is our responsibility to raise our children in the Catholic Faith helping them understand and appreciate it. To encourage them to ask the tough questions and be willing to dig into the depths of the wisdom of the Catholic Church to find answers. Speaking for myself and the catechist, we are excited  to have the opportunity to assist the parents in helping their children connect their faith to their lives. Forms will be available on the counter in the back of church to register your child and online registration is will also available on the parish website http://www.seasnh.org.           ~Deacon Jeff

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Pre-Confirmation (6th, 7th & 8th graders) Classes and SYM – under the direction of Susan Cheplic

Since our students will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in the 8th grade special teachings and requirements have been set by the diocese. Due to Covid, a new format for this program will be done virtually.  This program will be shared with the seventh graders from lmmaculate Conception. The 8th graders will have a very specialized programming that will have them engaged in retreats, workshops and service projects as well as some classroom instruction throughout the year.

2020 Jesus of Nazareth Lesson Schedule

6th Grade: https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5f32de1eb3739/web/

7th Grade: https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5b6479dcc0e01/web/

8th Grade: https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5b647b397f9c0/web/

The program will be directed by Susan Cheplic who was hired by lmmaculate Conception to manage and coordinate all activities recommended by the diocese. Mrs. Cheplic will also continue as the senior Youth Minister (9-12) for all three parishes of our area.

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SYM (Senior Youth Ministry)

 

Senior Youth Ministry (SYM) is a program for youth in grades 9-12 comprised of youth from the area parishes of SEAS, Immaculate Conception, and Saint Agnes.

Click here for the Fall 2020 schedule.Fall 2020 schedule

Click here for registration/waiver  https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5f51165b6cfe3/web/

You can contact Susan Cheplic, our Regional Youth Minister at skcheplic@dioceseofgreensburg.org.