Faith Formation

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Faith Formation Program

Michael Smith
Director of Religious Education
910-488-1797 / [email protected]


It is our goal to return to our traditional classroom based Faith Formation program for the 2021-2022 academic year starting in September. To achieve this goal, we need the help of many people, like yourself, to step forward and lead our youth. I ask you to prayerfully consider joining or returning to this ministry. For those of you that may be considering joining for the first time, no experience is needed to help. You will be provided a curriculum and all necessary supplies. All you need is a willingness to share your time and faith with our children. All volunteers are required to complete Safe Environment Training and a background check.  Read below for more information on Faith Formation as well as our current needs.

An orientation session for catechists is scheduled for Saturday, September 11th, 1:00pm-3:00pm. The session will be held in the parish hall.

The mission of our Faith Formation programs are to provide empowerment and resources to the families of our faith community toward the goal of forming the next generation of strong Catholic Christians.

Parents are the first and most important teachers of the Faith
Saint John Paul II – Familiaris Consortio (1981) paraphrased

Pre-K/Kindergartensessions meet during the first half of Mass (Sunday morning Masses only). Children are lead out of the church by their catechists prior to the start of Mass and return at the Preparation of the Gifts. Children must be 4 years old by August 1st to be eligible to participate. 
We are in need of 3 adult volunteers for the 9am and 3 adult volunteers for the 11:30am Mass.

Elementary Faith Formation is offered in a grade level-based (grades1-6) classroom setting with a team of volunteer catechists. Sessions are held Sunday mornings from 10:15am – 11:15am in the parish hall from September-May. Each grade level has a minimum of 2 adults and 1 teen volunteer.
We are in need of 2 adult volunteers and 1 teen for each grade level.

For families with extraordinary circumstances that would prevent successful participation in our classroom setting, SEAS also offers a parent-led option that can be completed at home. Please contact Michael for more information regarding this option.

To register to participate in our Pre-K/K or Elementary Faith Formation, please download and complete the registration form and return it to the parish along with the registration fee. Registration fee is $50/child or $100/family. 
FF Registration Form
Faith Formation Code of Conduct


We also need 2 adult volunteers willing to assist with Sacramental Preparation for 1st Reconciliation and 1st Eucharist.




Middle School Youth Ministy - for youth in 7th & 8th grade. Sessions meet Sunday mornings from 10:15am-11:15am in the parish hall. 
We are in need of 1 adult volunteer.
To register to participate in Middle School Youth Ministry, download and complete the registration form. Return the completed form along with the registration fee to the parish office. Registration fee is $50/child or $100/family.
Middle School Ministry Registration Form   
        Code of Conduct

Interested in becoming more involved?  We can always use volunteers throughout the year!  Click the following link to fill out a volunteer form Faith Formation/Youth Ministry Volunteer Form or contact Michael Smith if you are interested in being a catechist, a substitute, a chaperone, or assisting with special projects/events.  Safe Environment training and a background check is required for all volunteers who work with children or youth.

Upcoming Safe Environment Training:
Saturday, September 11, 2021; 10:00am-parish hall
Thursday, September 16, 2021; 6:00pm-parish hall

For convenience, training sessions can also be attended on a Diocesan Webinar. Click the following link for dates. Diocesan SET Training