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!
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 Word onFire Engage by going to www.flocknote.com/StElizabethSetonChurch and 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.
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.
Seton Bible Study starting in January 2022:
What do Christians believe? What do you believe? What does it even mean to “believe”?
The keys that unlock the beliefs of the Christian Faith are stated succinctly in the Nicene Creed. The words of the Creed, which define our faith, roll off our tongues easily but are often not fully understood.
Beginning in January 2022, we will explore The Creed, a video-based study with Bishop Robert Barron who will lead us line-by-line through the elegant and intelligent words of the Creed.
As an accompaniment to this study, we will be offering Bishop Barron’s book “Light from Light: A Theological Reflection on the Nicene Creed.” It is an intellectually rigorous and invigorating book about the theological and philosophical depths of Christianity. The book is optional and you can order it with your registration.
For more information about this study, click on this link:
The Creed will be offered:
Monday evenings, January 10 – February 21 at 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Thursday mornings, January 13 – February 24 at 9:30 – 11:00 AM
Friday mornings, January 14 – February 25 at 9:30 – 11:00 AM
Monday evening by Zoom, January 10 – February 21 at 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Seven weekly sessions which includes at-home preparation, video and discussion in-person unless otherwise specified. Videos are 45-52 minutes long. Online access to videos and workbooks is available for free through the parish’s Word on Fire subscription.
Spiral workbooks for participants will be prepared in-house the cost is $5 and is to be paid at the first session you attend.
Supplemental hardcover book, “Light from Light” by Bishop Barron. Must reserve copy by end of December 2021 to insure your book is available at first meeting. The cost for the book and the spiral workbook is $25. (Alternatively you may choose to purchase the Kindle version of the book at Amazon for $9.95)
Call 317.846.3850, ext. 3142
Click here: https://bit.ly/setoncreed2022
If you are interested in faith formation opportunities, but do not see any current opportunities posted on this page, please contact our parish office for more information at 317.816.0045.
Please continue to check this page for upcoming speakers and events, or click here to subscribe to Seton Notes, our weekly parish newsletter.
Truth Through Beauty
A Reflection on the Sistine Chapel
The foundations of Western art are heavily rooted in our Catholic heritage. Join us as we learn more about this heritage. Fr. Brian Doerr will give an in-depth reflection on the Sistine Chapel. Come and enjoy: view the art and expand your understanding.
When: Sunday, January 9, 2022, 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Where: St. Elizabeth Seton Church, Social Hall
RSVP below so we may plan accordingly!
To return to this signup use this link: https://bit.ly/setonbeauty
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 this year!
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 CRHP – March 6-7, 2021
Women’s CRHP – March 20-21, 2021
For more information, call the parish office, or email Cindy McCune firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Learn how to register by clicking here.
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 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.
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 Adult Upcoming Events
Nothing scheduled at this time.
Contact us for more information about Young Adult happenings at Seton!