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

Sacred Architecture: Seeing God’s Divine Presence

Sunday, June 24 3:00 – 4:15 p.m.
Ministry Rooms B108-109
Walking into a beautiful church can take your breath away! Sacred architecture inspires us, because it reflects the divine. Walking into a beautiful church can take your breath away! Sacred architecture inspires us, because it reflects the divine.
Join us as Joseph Tumasian, Director of Faith Formation at All Saints Church, helps us understand how art offers a means to encounter Christ. Join us as Joseph Tumasian, Director of Faith Formation at All Saints Church, helps us understand how art offers a means to encounter Christ.

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.

 

Summer Movie Opportunties

June 15, 19
July 13
August 3

9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Upper Room

Adult Swim – Parenting Teens Today

Monday evenings through August 13
7:15 – 8:45 p.m.

Join other parents of tweens and teens on Monday evenings this summer to learn authentic Church teaching on relationships, dating, marriage, gender and other topics about human sexuality. Help your children understand who God created them to be.

Our discussion will be based on You, an excellent new teen program from Ascension Press.

All adults are welcome, especially parents with children of any age.

Come to one session, or come to them all!
Register for one or all of the sessions.

Encountering Christ in the Mass

Mondays 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Upper Room
Biblical Basis of Mass continues June 11, 18, 25 and July 16, 23.
No meeting on July 2 or 9.
More information and registration.

 

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.

 

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 will be offered in January. 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.

Please look for upcoming announcements in the Bulletin, stop by the table in the Commons in mid-December or 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.