Religious Education

Seton Catholic School is a Catholic Christian community dedicated to a total educational program. We believe that every facet of life is important: spiritual, physical, intellectual and emotional. We strive to instill Christian values so that each student becomes a force of good in God's world. Concurrently, our educational program leads, encourages and aids each student to develop his/her intellect to its full potential. We respect the unique attributes of each student. Thus, by providing the atmosphere of living and learning in the light of faith, we encourage each individual to become a whole person - his/her own person.

 

Vision

It is our firm conviction that parents are the primary educators of their children. Parents that send their children to Seton Catholic School have chosen to offer Seton the privelege of working with parents in carrying out this God-given responsibility. Seton Catholic School gladly accepts the challenge to work with parents in providing quality Catholic education for these children and all the children of Moline.

  • Parental involvement and support are a tradition upon which Seton Catholic School was founded.
  • Parental cooperation, concern and awareness of the Seton philosophy and goals are essential to the success of our efforts.
  • No student shall be refused admission to Catholic schools on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin.
  • Students of religious denominations other than Catholic may be admitted according to local policy.
  • Let us pray for the guidance to know how best to help our children grow in the Lord.

 

Sacramental Program

Reconciliation - 2nd Grade

In second grade our students prepare for two sacraments, Reconciliation and the Eucharist. The entire second quarter is spent learning about and preparing for the sacrament of Reconciliation. Teachers instruct the children using the text, videos, and a presentation by one of the parish priests. Parents help in the preparation by reviewing each chapter with their child as it is completed. There are parent meetings and follow-up activities in each parish. Each child receives the sacrament of Reconciliation at a communal penance service in their own parish in either February or March.

First Communion - 2nd Grade

Preparation for the sacrament of the Eucharist begins in January and continues through the end of the school year. Teachers use the text, supplemented with videos and a Mass booklet, helping the students to learn about the Eucharist and the parts of the Mass as well. Parents help by reviewing each chapter with their children. The classes have a special bread-baking session just before the children receive their First Holy Communion. Parent meetings are held to explain the details involved in each parish's First Communion celebration. All First Communion celebrations are held in late April or early May. Seton has a special school Mass in honor of our First Communicants later in May.

Confirmation - 8th Grade

In eighth grade our students prepare for and receive the sacrament of Confirmation. In this sacrament they are given the opportunity to seal the gift of faith given to them by their families at Baptism. They are instructed using a supplemental text, videos, and discussion. One of our goals is to help the students take ownership of their faith. Another is to realize the responsibility they have as Christians to serve as Jesus did. Therefore service hours are part of the Confirmation program. Many opportunities for service to the church and community are presented to the students to choose from. Parent meetings are held to inform parents and students regarding the details of the Confirmation ceremony in their own parish.