Children's Faith Formation

For more information or to volunteer, contact the main office. All volunteers must comply with the Archdiocese of Baltimore Protection of Children and Youth training guidelines.



Children's Faith Formation 

Important Dates:

  • Pathways open house after all masses: 8/14, 8/20 & 8/28

  • ZOOM meeting for all  New to Seton Faith Formation families 8/18 6:30pm

  • 8/25 All Faith Formation Families Gather

 

To enroll your child(ren) for Faith Formation K-8, please review the following options:


SEEK will return! Seek is an on-ramp experience of initial faith formation.  It’s designed for younger children, around the ages of 6 through 10.  That age range is a guide, not a rule, as Seek is formatted like a Vacation Bible School with song, dance, crafts and skits.  Please chat with us before enrolling any significantly younger or older children in Seek so we can discern together if it is a good fit for them. For an indepth description about Seek, please click here.


Root: Is fundamental catechesis on the basic beliefs and teachings of our faith using the Apostles Creed as a model and is recommended for families with children up to age 14. To know more, click on the image or click here.


Source & Summit includes 53 Gospel Encounters for this year’s Sunday Masses, plus Christmas. Each Weekly Family Gospel Encounter includes: a short reflection to provide context, reading of the Sunday Gospel, discussion questions, an activity, and a prayer. They are meant to help families prepare for the upcoming Sunday Mass. The Eucharist is “the source and summit of the Christian life" (Lumen Gentium 11). This is an at-home family faith experience.

 
A family experience about the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. Over 15 family meetings, families will wrestle with and live out the command of Jesus: "love one another as I love you" (John 15:12). 


A family experience about the Saints and gifts of the Holy Spirit. Over 8 family meetings, families will cook a recipe related to the life of a Saint and learn about a gift of the Holy Spirit lived out in their lives.

 

Click here for registration of Source & Summit, Mercy, and Witness

 

SACRAMENTAL OPTIONS:

The sacramental preparation programs are Mend (1st Reconciliation) & Nourish (1st Communion).  Registration for these programs is now closed.  If your child is not currently enrolled, Please plan for a September 2022 enrollment.

Introduction to Pathways

Children's Liturgy of the Word

CLOW WILL RETURN: STAY TUNED FOR DATES! If you or your child would like to watch our past CLOW videos to do CLOW at home, please click here to view our playlist! or check out our Media Page for Weekly Videos.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) is offered for children in preschool through second grade or until the child receives First Eucharist. It is designed to offer the Sunday Gospel Readings on a level better understood by children, in a smaller setting, during the 9:30a.m. Mass on Sundays. The children are dismissed from Mass and gather in a separate space to hear the scriptures proclaimed, sing a psalm, pray the Apostles Creed and offer intercessions in prayer, then return to Mass for the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

Click here for a great resource for doing Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) at home: https://adorers.org/childrens-liturgy/

Are you interested in volunteering? Contact Sarah at Sarah.Jarzembowski@seaseton.org

Registration Fees

Registration Fees are as Follows:

  • Root -  $45 per family
  • Source & Summit -  $25 per family (NOT AVAILABLE IN 2022-23)
  • Witness -  $25 per family
  • Mercy -  $25 per family
  • Seek -  $10 per participating parent; $25 per participating child
  • Mend/Nourish -  $80 per family total for both sacraments + $10 each additional child= total for both sacraments

If you prefer paying online/via credit card, please go to our secure GiveCentral payment portal.  Otherwise, kindly mail a check to the parish office indicating what it’s for (K-8 FF) and the family name you used to register.  Please do not allow finances to prevent your participation! Go ahead and register then simply send Sarah Jarzembowski an email at sarah.jarzembowski@seaseton.org stating that you’re requesting a scholarship this year.  No other details needed.

If you’re not comfortable with paying on-line, you’re welcome to mail a check into the parish office.  Please note the child(ren’s) name(s) and the program name(s) on the check so we apply it correctly.