Children

Our Program

Our Religious Education classes are for children in grades K-6. We are pleased to be using the Faith and Life curriculum by Ignatius Press. The series offers a comprehensive, age-appropriate formation in the Catholic Faith. As they say on their website, “The Faith and Life Third Edition series presents Catholic teaching using the time-tested ecclesial methodology and spiral development of catechesis, in a beautiful, student-friendly, comprehensive format.” Classes are one hour 15 minutes long, on Tues. evening at 5:15 pm, or Wed. evening at 6:15 pm; and run from September to May. 

Bishop Olson has notified all parishes that there will be no in person religious education for the fall semester. Religious education can only take place online. We are making the necessary adjustments to plan for remote learning, and will post more details as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.

Registration for 2020-2021 Elementary religious education is now closed. Please call (817) 623-2409 for assistance

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First Communion

The Eucharist is “the source and summit of the Christian life”, we learn in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. What a joy as parents and as a parish to bring our children to this intimate union with Our Lord Jesus Christ! At SEAS, we are happy and privileged to assist the parents in introducing their children to Jesus in this Blessed Sacrament.

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Volunteer

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PASSING ON OUR CATHOLIC FAITH TO OTHERS?

We are looking for volunteers to teach our Catholic Faith to all ages. If you would like to explore the opportunities, take a minute to fill out our Catechist/ Aide Volunteer Form. We'll contact you to discuss how you'd like to help, and answer any questions! You can also call us in the Religious Education Office at (817) 623-2409.

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OUR VOLUNTEER NEEDS:

You teach in a classroom setting, assisted by an aide. You will be using a catechist guide (book) to work from and use to plan your lessons in advance.

Classes are one hour 15 minutes long, on a Tues. at 5:15 pm or Wed. evening at 6:15 pm, from Sept. to May.Child care for preschool children of volunteers is available.

Requirements:
You must be willing to take on the responsibility of teaching children in the Catholic Faith through the use of the provided curriculum, and being a model of Christ to them.

You must be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church, and sign an Oath of Fidelity to the Catholic Church.

You assist the catechist in the classroom.

Classes are one hour 15 minutes long, on a Tues. or Wed. evening, and run from Sept. to May.


Child care for preschool children of volunteers is available.

Requirements:
You must be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church, and sign an Oath of Fidelity to the Catholic Church.

You must complete the Keeping Children Safe class.

Substituting for a catechist or classroom aide who is absent. You are not obligated to be available all the time. You will just be on a call list and sub if you can.

Requirements:
You must be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church, and sign an Oath of Fidelity to the Catholic Church.

You must complete the Keeping Children Safe class.

Tender Lambs of Christ

Tender Lambs of Christ (TLC) is an adaptive religious education class for students with special needs. We utilize one-on-one and group instruction to help our students come closer to Christ and prepare them to receive their sacraments.  We meet Sunday mornings from 8am- 11am during the academic year in the PCC building. For more information about our program contact Melanie Burr at .

Bishop Olson has notified all parishes that there will be no in person religious education for the fall semester. We are hoping to be able to offer classes beginning in January. Please check this web page again for updates.

Register for Tender Lambs of Christ/ Teens Loving Christ

Nursery

Currently closed due to COVID

To allow parents to focus and participate more fully in the Mass, we provide an onsite safe and caring environment for little ones ranging in age from 1 year (or walking) through age 3 at the 9:00 and 11:00 Masses on Sunday mornings, and the 9:00 Mass on Wednesday mornings during the school year when it is attended by students at SEAS School. Children generally attend Mass with their parents when they are age 4 or older.

The SEAS nursery is located in the Parish Hall (the brick building located right next to the church). Enter through the doors that face Willis Lane, and the nursery is on the immediate right before entering the main room of the Parish Hall.

We are required to have Emergency Information and Waiver of Liability Forms on hand for each child, to be completed the first time you drop your child off.

  • Extra diapers/training pants/underwear, wipes, and a complete change of clothing for those “oops” times. Please have everything together in one bag that is clearly labeled with your child’s name. Be sure all jackets, sweaters, etc. are also labeled.
  • Label all plastic bottles/water bottles/sippy cups. If your child needs formula, please have it either already prepared or measured and ready to mix when needed.
  • If you wish for your child to have a snack, be sure to include that in their bag.
  • Be sure that nursery attendants are aware if your child has any food allergies.
  • DO NOT BRING ANY SNACKS THAT CONTAIN PEANUTS/PEANUT BUTTER.

For the protection of all children and adults, do not bring your children to the nursery if they exhibit any of the following:

  • Fever of 99.6 or above, either currently or within the last 24 hours.
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea within last 24 hours.
  • Recent exposure to, or symptoms of, any disease (chicken pox, strep throat, etc.)
  • Common cold, from onset through one week
    Sore throat or ear infection (should be off medication)
  • Any discharge from nose that is not clear
  • Any cough not related to seasonal allergies (do not bring a child with a cough that produces phlegm)
  • Any skin infection or unexplained rash
  • Any discharge from the eyes (pink eye or eye infection)
  • Head lice
  • Unusual fatigue or irritability

Please note: Nursery staff cannot dispense any medication.

VBS

Each summer, we have a joyful week of Vacation Bible School for children ages Pre-K -5th grades. We have had over 350 children participate, and over 100 adult and teen volunteers leading them in song and dance, Bible study, crafts, and outdoor games.

While we were unable to have VBS this summer, because of Covid-19, we look forward to gathering again next summer. VBS takes place in the 3rd week of June. The week before, the volunteers work together preparing, doing fun decorating, and getting to know each other. Join us next summer for great fun and fellowship!

Staff

Jean Stirton

Elementary Religious Education Coordinator

office: (817) 623-2409; Ext. 506

Ellie Krolick

Secretary-Religious Education/ Nursery Supervisor

office: 817.623.2409 ext. 508