Our Mission

Seton Teaching Fellows accompanies, develops, and challenges Catholics to serve students, families, and each other by imitating the love of Christ the Teacher in underserved communities and beyond.

Relationship between our Mission and the STF Charism

Our mission statement is what STF does everyday. Our charism is the character or personality by which we do our mission, or how we do it. It is the specific character that our Fellows and staff live out the Gospel and thus a striving towards a specific imitation of Christ.


Our STF Charism is to consecrate the world to God through living an integrated life. 

By being formed to live an integrated life in community and in the apostolate of education, Fellows are able to make concrete the love of Christ the Teacher in the world. 


All Fellows receive explicit and implicit formation in order to participate in an integrated life by: 

  • Intentional community living, often in the neighborhood of their placement school
  • Intentional simple-living in an faith-based community of with other Fellows
  • Service and professional development in the apostolate of Catholic education at an innovative Seton partner school 
  • One-on-one mentorship with a formator who knows the context of the STF mission and lifestyle
  • Seminars, small groups, fellowship, and additional geographical service opportunities 
  • 3 annual retreats
  • Connections to local partners (e.g. priests, religious, lay persons) who understand the context of the STF mission and lifestyle
  • Support for post-STF discernment beyond the mission year


You sign up to serve children in helping them to know Christ, and we support your spiritual growth through weekly formation, prayer and reflection, retreats, and the Sacraments.


Fellows are given regular opportunities to grow in conviction of matters of faith, morality, and Church teachings.


Fellows have opportunities to nurture deep personal prayer lives and grow in relationship with Jesus Christ through weekly adoration, Mass, and other sacramental encounters.


Fellows are encouraged to answer: Who am I in relation to self, God, and others? Community formation is grounded in agape love and a shared faith life.


Fellows are charged with answering the call of the New Evangelization, to properly integrate faith with life, and to share Christ with others.

Are you ready to share the Gospel, grow in your faith, and answer the call to love?