Sacred Scripture is to our soul what nourishment is to our physical body. It shapes our prayers, informs our conscience, and deepens our knowledge of God. Familiarity with scripture places the issues of our lives in a broader context. Getting to know the people of faith in Scripture, and seeing the ways God has worked throughout history, shapes our faith, and offers insight into the unique ways God is at work in our lives. Bible study groups at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton seek to interpret the scriptures with the mind of the Church, provide rich discussion and faith sharing, and learn ways to apply scripture to daily life.
Jesus' Little Lambs
The mission of the Jesus Little Lambs program is to provide preschool age children of our parish their first opportunity for religious education in a classroom environment. The goal of this program is to initiate children into Bible study through age appropriate scripture, crafts and activities. Classes take place during the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Masses, September – May.
Marriage Preparation - Mentoring Couples
Couple Mentors help couples preparing for marriage. Couple mentors meet one-on-one with engaged couples to discuss the skills and gifts necessary for a sacramental marriage.
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Natural Family Planning Educator
Teaching safe, effective and morally acceptable alternatives to birth control. Training provided through the Family Life and Natural Family Planning Office. For a schedule of upcoming classes, visit the Catholic Diocese of Wichita's web page here.
Parish of School Religion (PSR)
The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Religious (SEAS) Education Program assists parents in ensuring that all Catholic youth in public schools have an opportunity for a quality religious education. The program strives to maintain a nurturing, loving, caring, and spiritual atmosphere while ensuring the right of each person to learn respect for God, self, and others. Classes for Kindergarten through 12th grade meet on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at SEAS. Volunteer Teachers/Assistants are welcome to make their interest known to the PSR Coordinator.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and Children (RCIA/RCIC) is a process through which men, women and children are initiated into the Catholic Church. This is a process involving discernment and stages of conversion, which lead to sacramental initiation. It is the parish community, through its witness, worship, service and catechesis that offers the invitation and support necessary for this initiation. The process is open to all persons seeking to join the Catholic Church or wanting to learn more about the Catholic faith. There are also numerous roles to be filled by Catholics who wish to share their love of Christ and His Church through service to others.
Vacation Bible School (VBS)
Assist with a week-long summer celebration of faith for children.