Seton Small Groups
Seton Small Groups are small groups of 8-10 parishioners who meet every other week in homes to pray, discuss the upcoming Sunday gospel, and become disciples. Seton Small Groups are open to individuals, couples and families who want to get to know others, build relationships, and grow more in their faith.
*Note that due to the pandemic, some groups are meeting only virtually via Zoom (with hopes to return to in person as soon as possible!)
For additional information contact the Parish Formation Office by calling 317.816.0045.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: How many people can be in a Seton Small Group?
A: While there is no specific rule, most small groups have between 8-12 people.
Q: How often do Seton Small Groups meet?
A: Most groups meet twice a month, some year around and some taking a short break over the holidays or summer. Groups pick a time and day of the week depending on the availability of the members.
Q: Where do Seton Small Groups meet?
A: After groups become familiar with each other, most groups meet in the home of a group member (or rotate homes). Groups can also meet at Seton or another common location. *Due to the pandemic, some groups are meeting only virtually via Zoom (with hopes to return to in-person as soon as possible!)*
Q: How long does a Seton Small Group meet?
A: Typical group meetings last an hour and a half, though groups meeting over Zoom have been meeting closer to an hour.
Q: Can I join an existing Seton Small Group? How can I find out what Seton Small Groups are currently meeting? A: Contact the Parish Formation Office by calling 317.816.0045 to indicate your interest in a Seton Small Group. It may be possible to join an existing group or others that are planning to start a new group.
Q: What does a meeting of a Seton Small Group look like?
A: While groups might look a little bit different, a typical small group meeting consists of the following:
– some time to reconnect with each other
– some focus time on reviewing & discussing some spiritual content (some reading, a video or devotional material)
– reading the gospel reading for the upcoming Sunday
– sharing prayer intentions and praying for each other – praying the Lord’s Prayer together
– using any remaining time for mingling and possibly snacks (group decision)
Q: What type of content does a Seton Small Group discuss?
A: While new groups typically use a common starting content to help the group get to know each other and understand the intent, a variety of Catholic content is available and groups will work together and with their group leader to decide ongoing content. The group may work through a book together reviewing one chapter or section at a time, review a series of videos or Catholic study content, or do a specific study for Lent, Advent or another focus.
Q: Do Seton Small Groups require ‘homework’ or ‘preparation’?
A: Other than praying for fellow group members between meetings, the amount of preparation for small groups may be reading a short section of material, pre-viewing a video, or no preparation at all as agreed upon by the group.
Q: If I have several friends that would like to be in a Seton Small Group, can we start a new group together?
A: Joining or starting a new small group with some friends can work well. Contact the Parish Formation Office by calling 317.816.0045 to indicate your interest to join or start together and discuss group leadership.