The Campus Ministry Department at Elizabeth Seton collaborates with the Religion Department and the Administration to facilitate the spiritual growth of the students. Campus Ministry organizes retreats, coordinates school liturgies and prayer, oversees the Service Learning Program, and offers numerous service projects. Campus Ministry leads students to actively embrace prayer, reflection, and service in the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul.
Service Learning Program
In the spirit of Elizabeth Ann Seton and St. Vincent de Paul, ESHS students complete service hours each year to those in need. Service hours are recorded and become part of the student's religion grade. The Service Learning Team offers guidance and suggestions for service, in addition to organizing diverse opportunities for students to serve at local non-profit agencies. Seton students serve at organizations such as S.O.M.E., St Ann's Infant and Maternity Center, the Father McKenna Center, and Special Olympics with both ongoing weekly and one-time project or event commitments.
Weekly school service opportunities include:
- Visiting Shepard's Cove women's shelter
- Tutoring at Rogers Heights elementary school
- Visiting Sacred Heart Nursing Home
- Making sandwiches for S.O.M.E. after school
- Helping at Eco City Farms
Contact Service Learning Coordinator Mrs. Laura Tarnosky by phone at 301-864-4532 x7127 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Each class year has a retreat designed to enrich their personal and spiritual growth. From Freshmen meeting their new classmates, teachers, and big sisters to Seniors reflecting on their time at Seton, where they are going, and the role of God in their lives, each student is given the opportunity to grow and consider their path as an individual and as part of their class.
Seton Encounter is an optional Christian experience of prayer and reflection run by a team of adults and students, similar to the Kairos Retreat offered at many high schools. Although it's a Catholic retreat, it has been attended by many Christians and non-Christians with equally wonderful results. Retreatants develop their relationship with God, their classmates, and themselves through a series of talks, small group discussions, group reactions, liturgies, and reconciliation.