Adult Faith Formation

Adult Faith Formation

Adult Faith Formation at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church is about helping people on their journey with God. As a Roman Catholic Church, our mission is to share the good news of Jesus Christ with all people.

Everyone is on a journey. Our lives are a progression of ups and downs, joys and sorrows, triumphs and tragedies. There are times we feel close to God, and times that we feel farther away. Seton’s Adult Faith Formation is here to help you on your journey, wherever you happen to be right now, at any stage of life. Come join us as we travel together!

Speakers and events

Jason Evert: Parenting for Purity

August 26, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Are you satisfied with what your children are learning about dating, relationships, and sexuality? Modern culture and media present them with many negative messages and temptations. Become fully prepared as a parent to answer their questions, and help your children learn the right way to grow into happy, healthy adults.

In this seminar Jason offers communication techniques, resources, statistics, and a wealth of information to assist parents in their task as the primary educators of their children on human sexuality.
Register for this event.

Lisa Hendey

September 29, 9:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.

In “The Grace of Yes” discover how to prayerfully give God your best “Yes”. Look to the example of Mary and her spotless “Yes” to God to explore generosity in our faith life, our relationships, our work and during times of challenge. Discover the eight virtues for generous living to guide and inspire you on your journey.
Register for this event.

Chris Stefanick

November 7, 7:00—9:30 pm

Let internationally renowned speaker and author Chris Stefanick, along with top performing live music artists, help you REDISCOVER God, and REDISCOVER the life you were made for.

REBOOT! is the fun, inspiring and practical experience for all
(ages 12 and up), of applying the beauty and genius of the
Gospel to every aspect of your life, from prayer and spirituality,
to work, dating, marriage, parenting, health and more!

It’s time to start living the Life you were made for.
For more information about Reboot!, check out Chris’s website.

Purchase tickets for this event.

Programs

Bible study, spirituality and church history programs typically meet on a weekly basis for a defined amount of time. Gatherings often include a video segment by talented speakers and scholars such as Jeff Cavins and Bishop Robert Barron. Opportunities to discuss faith-based topics in a small group setting are also included.

Great Adventure Bible Study

Mondays, Sept. 10, 2018 – March 18, 2019 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Fridays, Sept. 14, 2018 – March 22, 2019 9:30 – 11:30 am
Social Hall

The Bible Timeline: The Story of Salvation is a fascinating Bible study that will take you on a journey through the entire Bible.

Go deep into each period of salvation history and discover the amazing story woven throughout all of Scripture. Using a unique color-coded system, you will see how all the major people, places and events of the Bible reveal the remarkable story of our faith.
Information and Registration.

Follow Me

Begins: Monday, Sept. 10, 2018
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Friday, Sept. 14, 2018
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Upper Room
8 Sessions

“Whoever has seen me has seen the Father…. Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else, believe because of the works themselves” (John 14:9-11).

Jesus leads us to God the Father. Jesus seeks us. He wants us to be his disciples and friends. He calls us to trust him, open ourselves to his merciful love, and to love others as he has loved us. Follow Me invites you to experience the joy of a renewed friendship with Christ, and through him a relationship with God the Father.

Information and Registration.

 

Bible 101

Deacon Bob Angelich, LIVE
Do you wonder about the Bible?
What are the origins of the best-selling book in the world?
Who are the authors of the Bible?
How did the Bible develop?
Why are there 2 accounts of the creation of the world?

In this four session introductory series, our new Deacon will cover the basics of the Bible. No prior experience required! This class will be informative but not reflective.

Date Tuesday, August 28, 2018 and
Tuesday, September 4, 18, 25

7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
St. Elizabeth Seton – Ministry Rm B110

Free event
Information and Registration.

 

Christ Renews His Parish

Christ Renews His Parish

FOCUS on CHRIST

Where are you in your relationship with God and others?

Feeling disconnected . . . want to refocus and renew? Is there a piece missing in your life?

Make a change in 2019!

The Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) weekend offers you a rare opportunity to reflect on where you are now and where you are going in your relationship with God and others.

Take time out or your busy life, just for yourself. Meet with others in the parish and focus on your faith too.

The fact is, many other parishioners share the same hopes and desires, doubts and fears, which challenge you.

 

Won’t you join us for a Christ Renews weekend?

CRHP weekend dates:

Men’s: February 23-24, 2019

Women’s: March 23-24, 2019

 

SIGN UP TODAY…. Encounter God and His mercy. Refocus and renew your life, your relationships, your work, and your faith.

Registration Form – click here to view and download.

Click here to view and download an information sheet about CRHP.

Click here to view and download parishioner reflections on CRHP.

For more information, call the parish office, or email Dan McFeely crhpdan@gmail.com or Cindy McCune akwaflash@gmail.com

 

Resources

Seton has an extensive library of contemporary Catholic resources including books, magazines, CDs and DVDs. The church also subscribes to online resources that are available to our parishioners.

  • Books and CDs may be borrowed from the Seton library (near entrance 6). An honor system is in place for books. When you are finished, please return materials to the basket in the library so others may also enjoy. The parish office gladly accepts donations of new and gently used books. View a listing of books in the Seton library by Author or Title.
  • DVDs and accompanying study materials from Ascension Press, Word on Fire, Augustine Institute, Ignatian and Paraclete Press may be checked out from the Seton Adult Faith Formation office. Please contact Elisabeth Groot at 317-846-3850, ext. 3142, to make arrangements. View a listing of multimedia resources and accompanying materials that may be checked out.
  • Digital Resources are available through Seton’s digital subscription to www.Formed.org. Movies, study programs, podcasts and E-books from Augustine Institute are available online for Seton parishioners. Please contact Elisabeth Groot at 317-846-3850, ext. 3142, to request the parish code.
Ecclesial Lay Ministry

Do you seek to grow in your understanding of the Catholic faith? Do you seek to grow as a leader?

The Ecclesial Lay Ministry (ELM) program is a foundational program designed to help prepare interested persons for leadership positions in the Church. It is rooted in service to the Church and designed to engage Catholic adults seeking to discern their roles. ELM is comprised of a spiritual component, a theological/academic component and a pastoral/professional skills component. These elements are designed to respond to a person’s call to holiness, renewal, ongoing conversion and ecclesial leadership in ministry. View upcoming offerings and to learn how to register.

Adult Confirmation

Are you fully initiated in the Catholic Church? Have you received the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation? If you are missing any of these sacraments of initiation and would like to complete the initiation process, please contact the Elisabeth Groot at 317-846-3850, ext. 3142.

Download the registration form.

Download the sponsor form.

Living Your Strengths: Introduction

Are you looking to learn about your God-given talents and how to develop them into strengths? An introduction to Living Your Strengths is offered several times a year. Registration is required as you will need to obtain a copy of the “Living Your Strengths” book and complete the strengths assessment prior to the introduction session.

Thursdays September 20-November 8 (taking off on November 1 because of All Saints Day).

Morning Sessions are 9:30-11 am.

Evening sessions are 7-8:30 pm.

Room B108.

Book donation of $20 and assessment (in the book) must be completed prior to attending the first session.

 

Contact Kristen Swift at Kristen.Swift@setoncarmel.org for more information.

Living Your Strengths: Small Group

Seven additional sessions will be offered for those who would like to continue learning more about their talents, the StrengthsFinder process, and how to develop their strengths. An added bonus is the opportunity to get to know other parishioners and share ideas about how to use your strengths effectively.

You will receive more information about dates, times and location for the small group during registration for the introduction session.

Young Adults

Young Adult Upcoming Events

Small Group 
Lakeshore Apartment Leasing Office 
8210 Lakeshore Trail East Dr, 
Indianapolis, IN 46250
Thursdays from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Small Group Dates are:
9/6
9/20
10/4
10/18
11//1
11/15
11/29
12/13

Retreats 
Men’s Retreat
COURAGEOUS.
September 8
8 am – 5pm 
register at 

Home

Women’s Retreat 
Lisa Hendey: The Grace of Yes
September 29
9am – 1pm
register at bit.ly/setonsept29

Speakers

REBOOT! with Chris Stefanick 
Wednesday, November 7th at Seton 
7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
purchase tickets 

Social Events
Trivia Night at Books & Brews Carmel  
Tuesday, August 28
7:30 – 8:30 pm

Bingo Night at Books & Brews Carmel 
Thursday, September 13
7:30 – 8:30 pm
Dinner at Claddagh in October TBA

Young Adult Advent Party at 
Seton 12/7

Service Opportunities
Seton Cafe Meal Prep and Service Sunday 
in September Date/Time TBA
Thanksgiving Food Boxes 
at Seton week prior to 
Thanksgiving Dates/Times TBA

Third Phase Food Pantry 
December 1st
10:00 a.m. to Noon 

Printable calendar of events. 

Contact us for more information about Young Adult happenings at Seton!