Seton Middle School Worship
Worship is an important aspect of our Catholic faith, and the Seton community finds many ways to praise and honor God, and to thank Him for the many blessings we have received.
Each day at Seton begins in the classroom with scripture reading and religious reflection. All students, faculty and staff join in community prayer before lunch and at the end of each day. Prayer in various forms is part of each grade's religion curriculum, and students are often asked or reminded to pray for each other's special intentions in times of need.
Every week and on Holy Days, the Seton community gathers for a liturgy or prayer service, usually in St. Patrick Church on Thursday mornings at 9:15. Our school has an excellent relationship with our host parish, and these occasions are joyful celebrations. The STAR groups take turns planning for and hosting the Masses, and each religion class plans and hosts a prayer service. Student and faculty musicians provide the music. Often, the celebrations include the host students sharing reflections, performing short, reverent skits or singing special songs. All parents are community members are invited to join us for these liturgies.
During the seasons of Advent and Lent, Seton is involved in a variety of special projects in addition to encouraging students to participate in what their home parishes have to offer. During both major church seasons, Seton organizes a school-wide service project that usually involves collecting and sometimes delivering special items for are needy. Students enjoy participating in a school-wide visual project such as making and decorating with wreaths and ornaments with a religious theme, or adorning each classroom's door according to a faith-oriented theme. The sacrament of Reconciliation is always an important time during each of these seasons when area priests visit to lead a communal penance service and to provide the sacrament of healing and forgiveness in face-to-face sessions for those who wish.
In the Diocese of Green Bay, sacramental preparation is handled through each student's home parish. The family of any student who has not experienced the sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation and/or Eucharist is encouraged to contact their home parish.