Religious Education Program
We’re getting ready for the new Religious Education Year! We are offering a K5 program this year! If you are interested in K5 and have one of the original home registration packets, K5 is not listed (an error!). If you want to sign up your child for K5 and have the original form, simply write “K5” in the chart under your child’s name in the registration form. Thank you!
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church offers two Religious Education Models. You’ll find our Home Study Program registration packet on the Home Study Model Page and The Classroom Model registration packet on the Classroom Model Page.
Changes To The Family Program
The Family Program is changing to a Home-Study Program in the fall. Families will be provided textbooks and assignments to complete at home. Families will then meet with the DRE (five times during the school year) for prayer testing and to turn in completed work. The Home-Study Program will be available for students in grades first through sixth; students enrolled in ANY sacramental preparation program CANNOT use the Home-Study Program.
Date Change for 2017/2018
The Religious Education program is moving to Sundays from 2:00 to 3:30 pm for the 2017/2018 school year. If you would like to teach, substitute teach, or be a teacher’s assistant, please volunteer! We would like to offer a K5 program in the 2017/2018 year, but we need a teacher and a teacher’s helper in the K5 room. Please contact Joan Blake at (864) 263-3445 x 205 if you would like to be part of the 2017/2018 Religious Education team!
The Confirmation Packet is available for download Confirmation Candidate Packet 2016 – 2017
Download for the Outline of Prayers
Director of Religious Education
Joan Blake | Office 864-263-3445 ext. 205 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Religious education and spiritual formation is a lifelong process. It is best if it begins very early in our lives which is why it is important that parents serve as the first and primary religious educators of their children. The duty of the parish is to support the parents in this vital and essential responsibility. Through our religious education programs, we provide critical support to the parents and their children in the area of Christian formation.
Sacraments of Reconciliation, Communion and Confirmation Reminder
- All three sacraments require TWO years of preparation classes
- Reconciliation aka Confession Preparation usually begin in First Grade
- Communion aka Eucharist Preparation usually begin in First Grade
- Confirmation Preparation usually begin in 7th grade
- All three sacraments require attendance to Parent Meetings plus regular participation in Mass
Please note: Those wishing to celebrate in the sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Communion or Confirmation must have at least one year of active participation in approved Religious Formation Program and currently enrolled and participating in one of the Religious Formation Programs offered here at SEAS, at a Catholic School or an approved home schooling program.
Active participation also includes regular attendance at Mass.
After completing a first year of religious education at any of the above listed, please contact Joan Blake, DRE at SEAS to make sure what your child needs for this upcoming school year at email@example.com.