Faith Formation

 


Michael Smith
Director of Religious Education
910-488-1797
youthminister@seaschurch.net

 

All Faith Formation and the Life meet this weekend-February 25th!

FYI- We have a text messaging service we use for notifications about session cancellations.  This is our best option for communication when we need to get information out in a timely manner to you.  We used the system the weekend of Jan. 6/7 when we cancelled sessions due to water pressure issues from a water main break.  Many did not receive notification.  If you wish to be added to the text message system, please contact Michael Smith in the parish office so he can add you.

Attention Parents of Children who will be celebrating 1st Reconciliation and 1st Eucharist this spring:
In preparation for the reception of these sacraments it is expected that children regularly attend Faith Formation sessions as well as 4 mandatory evening Preparation Sessions.  The Sacramental Prep./Sacrament schedule is as follows:

March 20, 2018, 6:30pm-parish hall-Sacramental Prep. session #3
April 17, 2018, 6:30pm-parish hall- Sacramental Prep. session #4
May 5/6, 2018, all Masses-Celebration of First Eucharist

If you have any questions concerning this schedule, or if you are unable to attend a preparation session, please contact Donna Thompson in the parish office: 910-488-1797.

Other Faith Formation Forms:

Faith Formation Registration Form  (K-8th grade)

Faith Formation Code of Conduct

Faith Formation Session Schedule

Kindergarten 

Children meet Sunday mornings during the 9am mass.  Children process out of the church with their catechists at the beginning of mass and return during the offertory. 

Elementary (grades 1-5) and Middle School (grades 6-8)

Students meet in the parish hall from 10:15-11:15am. 

Reminder: All Children are to be dropped off and picked up in the parish hall.  For safety reasons, children will not be dismissed into the parking lot or allowed to walk to the church without a parent. 

Interested in becoming more involved?  Contact Michael Smith if you are interested in being a catechist, a substitute, a chaperone, or assisting with special projects/events.  Safe Environment training is required for all volunteers who work with children or youth.

 

9uvqf0x44m8oiypx256ex6tticl.pngMusic in the Faith Formation Program

Each month, a different grade will participate in a musical session during their regular scheduled Faith Formation Session.  Information about the role of music in the liturgy will be presented, and we also hope to open the door for youth participation in our Youth Choir and other musical events. We hope that you will be present and encourage your child to participate in these special sessions.  Questions can be directed to Jill Austin, Director of Music at: jillaustin@seaschurch.net or 910-366-2634.

The musical training will happen during the regular scheduled FF session, and the designated students will sing a prelude music at the 11:30am Mass that day.  If a young person does not wish to sing before the congregation, it is not mandatory. We will still have the FF session to learn about the ministry of music in the Church. 

The schedule will be posted here once available.