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!
A variety of events are held at Seton to help form adults in the Catholic faith. Past speakers include Matthew Kelly, Leila Lawler, Edward Sri, Danielle Bean and Peter Kreeft. Seton Adult Faith Formation offers pilgrimages, catechetical concerts, parish missions and opportunities for interfaith and ecumenical dialogue.
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. Learn about ongoing and upcoming Seton Adult Faith Formation programming.
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.
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.
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.
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.