“God is proclaimed through the encounter between persons, with care for their history and their journey. Because the Lord is not an idea, but a living Person: his message is passed on through simple and authentic testimony, by listening and welcoming, with joy which radiates outward.”
Pope Francis
September 26, 2016
EDUCATION: Formed in His Communion

Religious education

Welcome to the Mother Seton Parish Religious Education. The two primary ways in which we help Catholic families pass on the faith is our School of Religion and through the Regional Catholic School, Mary of Nazareth in Darnestown, Maryland.

We, the staff and catechists of our School of Religion, look forward to a challenging but rewarding year, sharing our Catholic faith with the children of our parish. Registration for the 2016-2017 School Year will begin in June 2016.

School of Religion, 301-444-3496.

It is our hope that as the children come to know Christ, they will begin to appreciate more fully the Catholic Faith as well as develop an ongoing and lasting relationship with Christ.

We maintain that parents/guardians are their children's primary instructors of faith. We consider our role, working with your children, a true privilege.

Our goal is to allow the encounter with Christ to happen through an understanding of our Catholic Faith. Scripture and Doctrine provide the basis of our faith that is lived out through family participation in sacrament, liturgy, and apostolic action.

The following objectives will enable all of us to make our goal a reality:

-The School of Religion personnel are supporters and enablers to parents in their responsibility of being the primary eductors for their children.

-The School of Religion will strive to incorporate Gospel values in the daily lives of our children.

-The School of Religion will assist parents in the sacramental preparation of children.

First Reconciliation and First Eucharist:  Children are prepared by their parents and the Religious Education staff for the reception of the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist. Preparation for the sacraments is a two-year program, beginning in first grade.

Confirmation:  Preparation for Confirmation is a two-year process beginning in the 7th grade.  Students are expected to complete Community Ministry Projects, attend a retreat each of the two years, while continuing their faith journey.

Introduction to Sacraments Class ("ITS"):  A make-up class put together for children in Grades 3 - 5 (ITS A) and Grades 6 - 10 (ITS B) who, for whatever reason, have not as yet received the sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation and Eucharist by the third grade.



Registration for the 2016-2017 School of Religion Session is open.
Registrations received after August 12, 2016 will be charged a $25 late fee. The registraton form lists the fees for this session.


Before registering, please see the Registration Parent Letter from Fr. Lee HERE and the 2016-2017 Class Schedule HERE.


Click HERE to Register Online and pay tuition with a credit card (English only).

Click HERE to download a Registration Form to send to the Parish with a check or cash (English).


Click HERE to download a Registration Form to send to the Parish with a check or cash (Spanish).


Contact the School of Religion at 301-444-3496 with any questions.




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Protecting God's Children

All adults who work with the children of Mother Seton parish are required to adhere to the Archdiocese of Washington's Child Protection Policy. For more information on background checks and Virtus training for adult volunteers, contact Candida Silva through the Parish Office. 


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