As we move into the summer months, I ask that you might take some time to pray and consider volunteering as a Catechist or an Aide for the Faith Formation Program next school year. Maybe the spirit has been speaking to you for a while, but circumstances were such that you were unable to commit. Maybe 2020-2021 is the year you jump in with both feet. It really is a very rewarding ministry. If you are interested, please contact me and ask as many questions you might have.
My number for June & July is: Deb Potutralski 630-908-9577
We are planning to begin classes the week after Labor Day.
I AM IN NEED OF THE FOLLOWING…
MONDAY EVENING 6:30–7:45pm
Grade 1: Aide
Grade 2: Catechist & Aide
Aide In General
TUESDAY AFTERNOON 4:30-5:45PM
Grade 3: Catechist
Grade 5: Catechist & Aide
Grade 8: Aide
(possibly a Grade 6: Aide)
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERFUL CONSIDERATION!
Totus Tuus 2020 has been cancelled.
This decision was made at the Diocesan level in cooperation with
Bishop Robert McClory citing the uncertainty of COVID-19
and the health and safety of our children and young people.
Faith Formation Registration for 2019-2020:
Wed. Aug. 7, 2019 9:00 am – 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm and
Sun., Aug. 11, 2019 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Information needed for NEW students entering our parish program: Birth Certificate & Baptismal Certificate
Students transferring from another parish: Birth Certificate, Baptismal Certificate & FF transfer from previous parish
- Fees are as follows: Family Registration for 1-8: $100.00
- Grade 2 Sacrament of reconciliation: add $30.00 per child
- Grade 3 receiving First Eucharist: add $30.00 per child
- RCIC students receiving Reconciliation: add $30.00 per child
- RCIC students receiving Eucharist: add $30.00 per child
STUDENTS WHO HAVE COMPLETED 8 YEARS OF FAITH FORMATION NEED TO REGISTER FOR THE PROGRAM. Confirmation Fee: $75.00 per child
LATE REGISTRATION BEGINS MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 2019 AND WILL BE CHARGED A $20.00 LATE FEE.
Faith Formation at St. Elizabeth Seton provides Catholic education and formation for all members of the parish community. Guided by the Holy Spirit, all are invited to a life-long commitment to a greater faith and a vibrant spirituality.
Religious education program is an ongoing religious process to have children experience the awareness of religion in their lives. A textbook series is used to assure a progressive and appropriate doctrinal development. Classes are held either Monday or Tuesday as available and are led by volunteer instructors and aides.
You may volunteer as an instructor, assistant instructor or aide.
Virtus training required for this ministry
Grade 1 Through Grade 9
All parish religious education for children is intended to complement the awesome responsibility of training their children in the practice of the faith that parents accepted at the Baptism when their children became part of the family/community of God. Supported by a parish community that catechizes by its lifestyle in liturgy, service, and hospitality, the children grow through the formal and informal sharing of God’s Word. The goal is to provide the children who are catechized with a real sense of belonging to God’s family/community.
Parents have the right and the duty to be intimately involved in preparing their children for the sacraments. Therefore, family preparation is the model used. Catechesis is provided for parents at scheduled meetings throughout the year. At the present time in our parish, Reconciliation and First Eucharist are in the spring, and Confirmation is in the fall. Each sacrament requires a two-year preparation period.
At the present, Faith Formation for this age level meets at these times:
Grades one through six: Mondays or Tuesdays (at various times, dependent on selection/availability)
Junior High: Sunday mornings, Monday or Tuesday evenings
Periodically throughout the year, especially during the Seasons of Advent /Christmas and Lent, programs are offered for enrichment on the level of both information and formation.
Faith Formation Office- 462-2202
Director- Deb Poturalski ext. 230
Secretary- Jean Odinsoff ext. 228
Administrator- Fr. Mick Kopil- 219-464-1624 ext. 225
Report your child(ren) absent