SEAS Faith Formation
February 3, 2023
Note from the DRE
I hope you are staying healthy and warm!
February is a wonderful month to take some time and reflect on the love of the Holy Family. The church dedicates the month of February to the Holy Family. We pray you take some time this month to enjoy your own family as well as asking our Holy Family to intercede on your behalf.
Here are just a few things going on with the Faith Formation program:
Please pray for our confirmation students who will be on retreat February 11th.
If your child would like to participate in the children’s liturgy by reading or bringing up the gifts, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s coordinator. If your child would like to sing during Mass, we invite them to come up and join the choir as well as participate in choir practice after Mass.
We would like to offer a family retreat next year, but need some help forming a team. Please email me at email@example.com if you and your family are interested in attending a family retreat the weekend of March 10-12 and would also be willing to form a team. We would like a family retreat to be offered here at SEAS next year but need a team to lead it. The retreat cost is $15 for each child 3-17, $40 for each adult 18 and older. 2 and younger are free.
Formed and Spotify
I want to continue to encourage you to look at the programs on FORMED and sing along to the SEAS Faith Formation playlist on Spotify (see directions below). February 11th is the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes and FORMED has a great family movie called Bernadette: The Princess of Lourdes you can watch as a family.
Once again, thank you for all your support of our SEAS Faith Formation program. Continue to pray for us as we continue to pray for you! See you on Sunday!
Go to FORMED.org and sign up as a parishioner to gain access to free Catholic content. Search for SEAS by typing in our zip code (78255).
Bernadette: The Princess of Lourdes
The Good Shepherd Atrium
The Good Shepherd students are beginning to talk about the gestures of the Mass. The gestures and movements that take place during the Eucharistic celebration are important liturgical signs. They all have a deeper meaning and point to something greater. Learning more about these gestures can help the children feel even more a part of the Mass as they are able to recognize the significance of what is happening.
We invite you to click the link below to read more about the gestures that take place during the Mass and read some helpful tips for keeping your children engaged during the liturgy.
Click to learn more about what the Good Shepherd children are learning in the Atrium about the gestures at Mass.
Elementary Faith Formation
Thank you to all the catechists who have been working with the students to help them prepare. You are a blessing to our community!
Going to Mass is another way to experience the great love and forgiveness of God. Everyone is invited to our Children's Mass on Sundays at 10:00am in the FFYC. If your child is interested in reading or helping with the presentation of the gifts, please email me at Heidi@seaschurch.com.
Edge- Middle School
Life Teen- High School
Upcoming Important Dates for Life Teen
March 25- Youth Spectacular
This is a day retreat for all teens that is put on by the Archdiocese of San Antonio.
June 23-25- Steubenville Lone Star
This is a conference hosted by Life Teen that takes place in Irving, TX. To learn more about this conference, check out the following link: https://steubenvilleconferences.com/events/sls/
Please let Jordan Lux know if you have any questions about these events or if you are interested in your teen participating in either event. You can email Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Developing a relationship with the Holy Spirit is crucial to the Christian life. Without Him, we would certainly be lost. Jesus told the apostles that, with the power of the Holy Spirit, they would do greater things than He Himself did, and Jesus did some pretty amazing things.
We first receive the Holy Spirit at our baptism. He comes into our lives, inspires our faith, and gives us strength. The spiritual gifts we receive at our baptism are renewed, strengthened, and completed in the Sacrament of Confirmation.“Be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
Pope Francis reminds us that the Spirit of God is not earned; it is sent out of love, and we must receive it in love. Let us pray for an openness to our Father in heaven, who is always working for our good, who desires for us to be truly free and fulfilled through the Holy Spirit.
Please pray for our confirmation students who will be attending their confirmation retreat on February 11th.
Check out all the fun things happening at the Children's Mass. Join us on Sundays at 10:00am in the FFYC.
Learn different ideas on ways to help your children get the most out of going to Mass.
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