Parish Religious Education

Welcome!  You are looking at a page dedicated to the faith formation of the children and adults of St. James and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Parishes.  St. Augustine said that finding God is the greatest human achievement.  We hope that the programs offered at St. James and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton will help you in this endeavor.

The five-day St. James/Seton School offers religious education daily.  For information on the curriculum please contact Jo Kusek, PRE Director at 402-572-0369.

P.R.E. is the religious education program for students who attend public schools.  The program is shared by St. James and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parishes; classes for grades K-8 meet at St. James/Seton School at 4720 N 90th Street by St. James Church.  In 2017-2018, one session will be offered from 6-7:15 pm on Wednesday nights.  

Please see the Adult Faith Formation page for a listing of current offerings for adults. 

It is so important to keep growing in our knowledge and love for God and the Catholic Church. May God bless and sustain you in your search for God!

 

Generations of Faith Questions of the Week

Gospel Question of the Week
Gospel: John 20:1-9
Key Passage: “Then the other disciple also went in, the one who had arrived at the tomb first, and he saw and believed.” (John 20:8)
Question for Adults: In what way have you risen from "deadness" in your life?
Question for Youth: Resurrection reminds us that what looks bad can lead to something good. What has resurrected, or gone from bad to good, in your life over the past year?
Question for Children: What is good and new in your life?

Note to Parents of Students Attending Public Schools

If you have a son or daughter who is attending a public grade school in the Fall or is home-schooled, I invite you to enroll them in the Parish Religious Education (PRE) classes that are held every Wednesday evening for Grade K-8 from September through April from 6-7:15 pm.  All classes are held in St. James/Seton School on 90th St.   Students must attend Grade 1 in order to receive Reconciliation and First Communion in Grade 2.   Students must attend Grade 7 in order to be Confirmed in Grade 8.  Please call Jo Kusek for more information and a registration form.

Contact Jo Kusek
402-572-0369
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P.R.E. Facebook

P.R.E. families, catechists and parishioners from St. James and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton are welcome to like and follow the P.R.E. Facebook page. Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/St.JamesSetonPRE/ It will be fun to post pictures of our students and their activities this coming school year.

Sacraments Talks

Sacraments of the Church

Baptism and Confirmation - click here for video of presentation
Eucharist - click here for video of presentation
The Anointing of the Sick - click here for video of presentation
Holy Orders and Matrimony - click here for video of presentation
Reconciliation - click here for video of presentation

Baptism and Confirmation.
Fr. Tom shows some slides showing the wonder of Jesus’ baptism in the River Jordan and how it has affected human history. It was a truly extraordinary event, not only theologically but also geologically. The graces that flowed upon Him at His baptism also flowed upon you and me at ours, and it is important for us to grow in our understanding of these graces. He also speaks about how Confirmation truly strengthens these graces.

Eucharist.
Fr. Michael Voithofer presented on the Sacrament of the Eucharist. As most everyone knows, he has a tremendous devotion to the Eucharist and he combines his insights with a slide presentation that will deepen our love of our Savior who remains with us in this most Blessed Sacrament. All who have an hour of adoration and all those who are open to taking an hour are especially invited to view this presentation.

The Anointing of the Sick.
Fr. Tom speaks about the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. This sacrament is important to us at many different levels: sicknesses, surgeries, mental illnesses, chronic illnesses, approaching death. Jesus told his disciples to anoint and heal the sick and we continue to do so. He talks about when we can receive it, how many times we can receive it, who can receive it, what it does for us, and why it is important for us. He also talks about the 4 last things: Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell. His presentation will also go into Purgatory and Indulgences. We always want to be ready for the Final Battle: we just don’t know when.

Holy Orders.
Fr. Andrew Roza, Vocation Director for the Archdiocese of Omaha, gives his insights on promoting vocations, not only to the priesthood but also to the diaconate, religious, and consecrated life. He is a very good speaker and will fill us in about the profound eternal significance that comes from “answering the call.”

Matrimony.
Deacon Randy Grosse and his wife Pam talk about the Sacrament of Matrimony. They delve into God’s eternal plan to have us share in his actions of creation and model for the world the love of Christ for His bride, the Church. They also speak on the eternal significance of spousal and family love.

Reconciliation.
Fr. Toby speaks on the Sacrament of Reconciliation. His presentation also goes into the history and the theology of the sacrament, the biblical basis for it, some concrete examples of Christ’s teachings on it, how to prepare well for it, the different kinds of sin and how it is healthy and healing to go regularly. This is one of the most misunderstood sacraments, and it is actually is a profound and wonderful gift to us to help us be always ready to answer God’s call in our lives.

Contact Information

Contact Jo Kusek, Director
Email jkusek9212@yahoo.com
Phone 402-572-0369
Mailing
Address

St. James/Seton P.R.E.
4720 N 90th Street
Omaha, NE 68134