of the St Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish
|ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL||RELIGIOUS EDUCATION|
|TRINITY HIGH SCHOOL|
General Purpose: To provide a wholly Catholic education for students in kindergarten through grade 8.
St. Joseph School is a Catholic elementary institution dedicated to fostering the Christian ideals of love, witness, and service. To this end, its school program is designed to help students develop spiritually, intellectually, and physically so that they may meet the challenges of a changing society.
Located in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, St. Joseph School is subsidized in part by St. Joseph, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, and St. Katharine Drexel Parishes. It consists of a kindergarten and grades 1 through 8.
The Education and Development Boards of St. Joseph School are composed of the pastors and representatives of the three supporting parishes, in addition to a representative of the Home and School Association. The principal and faculty representatives are not voting members. The Education Board meets monthly.
General Purpose: To provide a wholly Catholic education for students in high school.
Trinity High School in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, offers quality secondary education in the Catholic tradition of values and excellence to young men and women in grades 9 through 12 of the West Shore area of Harrisburg. In partnership with the family and community, the administration, faculty and staff are committed to teaching skills necessary for life-long learning in a safe, dynamic environment.
The Board of Directors of Trinity High School is composed of the pastors of the parishes of the greater West Shore area of Harrisburg and one lay person appointed by the pastor from each parish. The principal is not a voting member. The Board meets six times each school year.
General Purpose: To instruct young students about God and Jesus through stories, crafts, and music, and to make attending church a positive experience.
The Pre-School Religious Education Program is designed for students ages 3 and 4 and for those in Kindergarten. Parents of students must be members of the parish. Classes times and place are listed under CCD Policies page.
A religious instruction program designed for the individual age groups is used, along with group music every other week. Students also participate in the parish liturgy three times per year, in an offertory procession bearing food items at Thanksgiving and baby items at Christmas, and in the closing song for CCD in the spring.
General Purpose: To instruct students in grades 1 through 8 in all aspects of living the Catholic faith.
Participation in the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton CCD program is open to students in elementary and middle school whose parents are registered in the parish. Children must be re-registered for the program each year.
Classes times and place are listed under CCD Policies page.
A religious instruction program designed for the individual grade levels is used. Students are taught the doctrines and prayers of the Catholic Church and are introduced to the traditions of the Church. In addition, they are taught Christian values, are shown how to live according to those values, and are presented with opportunities to serve others, particularly during Advent and Lent. Finally, students receive the Sacrament of Penance twice a year.
General Purpose: To share the Word and love of God with our children who have special needs.
Children of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish who have mild handicaps are mainstreamed into the regular CCD classes and are assigned an aide. Those students with more profound handicaps, such as blindness or deafness, are referred to a religious education program offered by Holy Name of Jesus Christ in Harrisburg. The name of the contact person for that program can be found at the back of the parish organization booklet.
General Purpose: To encourage an ever-deepening relationship with Jesus Christ and to help guide our youth in making decisions based on Christian values.
Teens in grades 9 through 12 whose parents are registered in the parish are invited to join the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Youth Group. Meetings times and locastions are listed on the Youth Group Calendar Page or the Parish Calendar
Lessons grow out of group discussions on moral issues, topic-oriented videos, presentations by guest speakers, and weekly Gospel readings. Spiritual retreats, lock-ins, and outside service projects promote a social conscience that is sensitive to the needs of local and world communities. Social events may include lock-ins, bus trips, volleyball and pizza parties.
Youth Group hopes to bring young people to an awareness of God's active constant presence in their lives. It is designed to counter some of the negative influences in a teenager's life.