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.
Summer 2021 Adult Faith Formation Offering
The Pivotal Players
by Bishop Barron from Word on Fire
- Summer Session One (Begins June 7, 10)
Fulton J. Sheen (“The Communicator”) & Flannery O’Connor (“The storyteller”)
- Summer Session Two (Begins August 2, 5)
St. Ignatius of Loyola (“The Founder”) & Bartolomé de las Casas (“The Activist”)
Each pivotal player is in two parts.
Bishop Barron’s Pivotal Players had a significant impact on the Catholic faith. Each in his or her own way followed the way of Christ as His disciple.
Fulton Sheen, the great communicator, reminded listeners that Christ must be the center of everything. Flannery O’Connor, the storyteller, wove the story of God’s merciful grace through her novels and explained the Catholic faith in her correspondence with others. St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder, established the order, the Society of Jesus, and all was “To the greater glory of God,” his motto. Bartolomé de las Casas, the activist, passionately advocated for human dignity and courageously spoke out against injustice.
Each Pivotal Player will have 2 weekly meetings devoted to it with the exception of the first which will have 3 meetings.
Join us for The Pivotal Players with Bishop Barron and be inspired by the lives of those who have encountered our Lord Jesus Christ.
Choose a time that works for you:
Mondays, 7:00-8:30 pm OR
Thursdays, 9:30-11:00 am
All meetings will be on-site at Seton in Upper Room. There will also be a Zoom option on Monday nights. Video will be shown, then discussion time in small groups of 12 or less. Workbook extends the learning opportunity.
Workbook is optional [$20, for either Summer Session or $37 for both. Pay upon registering (preferred) or at first session you attend]. An Independent Option is also available for those who order a workbook, but will not attend a discussion group.
Alternatively, video and workbooks may be accessed online, free-of-charge, through the parish’s Word on Fire Digital subscription. Those who register will receive more information.
Registration now open. To register click here: or paste this in your browser https://bit.ly/setonpivotal2021
Don’t have a Realm account? Contact Elisabeth Groot at parish by email here or calling parish office at 317-846-3850, ext. 3142.
Deadline: To ensure your workbook arrives on time please register by June 4. Your timely registration will also assist us in setting up the room appropriately.
Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, Saturday March 27th:
In the Nave and streaming at www.SetonCarmel.org
9:30AM- Talk 1: Living a Eucharistic Faith
10:45AM-Talk 2: Come Let Us Adore Him
Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers is an internationally renowned speaker, author,
and preacher. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Business Administration from the
University of Notre Dame, and a Master of Theological Studies Degree from the University of Dallas.
He has appeared as a guest on numerous international Catholic radio and television programs, and is
the host or co-host of several popular series on the Eternal Word Television Network. Deacon
Harold, a Benedictine Oblate, is the author of the best-selling book, Behold the Man: A Catholic
Vision of Male Spirituality, and has written the acclaimed work, Father Augustus Tolton: The Slave
Who Became the First African American Priest. He is a member of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars
and the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy.
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 email@example.com
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 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!