Blog: Religious Life Posts
Jun 08Read More
The retirement of Sister Marie Theresa Rishel is an opportune time to reflect on her order, the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill, which has had a tremendous impact on Seton Catholic Prep and education worldwide.
It has been more than 80 years since the first Sisters of Charity brought their educational, parish, and outreach ministries to Arizona from Greensburg, PA.
Though their numbers are dwindling, they continue their active engagement in Tucson, Phoenix, and throughout the world. The principal work of the Sisters is teaching, but they also labor for the poor and the sick in various charitable institutions.
May 04Read More
Anyone remember Seton Sentinels: Divine Recipes? It was published 14 years ago to raise funds for the Seton Catholic Prep Booster Club. A Seton staff member recently brought in an old copy, and we’ve had a ball (or should we say cheeseball) thumbing through it.
Forget about Pinterest: We prefer our recipes in print—especially if they came from Grandma’s collection of batter-stained recipe cards.
Mar 29Read More
Can you motivate students without grades? One member of Seton Catholic Prep’s Theology and Religious Department says absolutely…if you help them discover their passion.
By Amanda Bell, Seton Theology Teacher
Cultivating my students’ passion for the faith is the primary driving force for why I am a Theology Teacher. We spend the spring semester of sophomore year learning about Ecclesiology. We discuss where the Church came from and her function in the world through the four marks: one, holy, catholic, and apostolic. Often for students the Church is this entity wholly separate from who they are, and especially for the sophomore age when one is really just trying to figure “me” out.
Mar 02Read More
We have to thank Holly Forseth of the Seton Catholic Prep Campus Ministry for sharing the following column, “25 Great Things You Can Do For Lent Besides Giving Up Chocolate.”
She says, “This year, I think God is calling me to number 15: ‘Think about a habit that has kept you from being whom God is calling you to be. Consciously give up that habit for Lent.’ It sounds difficult, but sometimes growth hurts.”
Feb 23Read More
The Sentinel Shield will be mailed to the Seton Catholic Prep community next week. The spring 2017 issue features a personal story by Mini Bernasconi-Olivas, a Seton graduate who joined the Admissions staff this year. Here’s a sneak peek:
By Erminia Bernasconi-Olivas
We all have a special and unique story that is our own. I am a firm believer that in our hearts we plan our course, but the Lord determines our steps (Proverb 16:9). My journey has led me to where I am today because the Lord has determined so and this is my story.
Feb 02Read More
February is Cancer Prevention Month. Sadly, cancer is an all-too-familiar topic for the Seton Catholic Prep family. Many of us have lost parents, spouses, siblings, aunts, uncles, teachers and classmates to the disease. Fighting cancer, either as a patient or the loved one of a patient, is an experience no one should have to endure.
Jan 26Read More
Next to graduation week, National Catholic Schools Week is the most exciting time of the year at Seton Catholic Prep. The annual observance starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week−Jan. 29 through Feb. 4 this year.
Seton will join 6,525 Catholic schools across the U.S. to celebrate Catholic education and the positive impact it has on students, the Church, communities and the nation.
Nov 22Read More
Our guest blogger this week is Campus Minister Holly Forseth, who shares with us the meaning of Christian service as seen through the eyes of students.
During their first year at Seton Catholic Prep, every student participates in a Prayer and Service at Seton (PASS) group. The highlight of the PASS group is to spend one school day at either St. Vincent de Paul or Paz de Cristo serving populations in need of a meal. Recently, two of our PASS groups traveled to St. Vincent de Paul in downtown Phoenix to prepare and serve lunch for the guests.
Nov 17Read More
Many of you probably remember when Seton Catholic Prep brought celebrity chef Fr. Leo to Chandler as part of its Seton Speakers Series.
Hard to believe it was three years ago this month! Since then, Father Leo Patalinghug’s popularity has risen among Catholic foodies (yeah, that’s a thing). Non-Catholic foodies adore him as well.
Oct 13Read More
We’re pleased to welcome Kaytlin Converse as our first guest student blogger. A senior transfer student from Illinois, she writes about how the recent Kairos retreat changed her outlook on life.
I love God. But before, I wasn't always sure if I felt His presence. I never felt that He left me, but I also never felt that I made a conscious decision to separate myself from Him. The truth is, that's exactly what I did. I slowed down my relationship with God. I tried to impose my own controls on our relationship by doing only what I wanted to do, and when what I wanted to do didn’t fully accomplish what I was supposed to do, I rationalized my shortcomings. My greatest infirmities were not attending Mass or participating in the Sacrament of Reconciliation on a regular basis.