Upcoming Events and Info



Share Christmas Volunteers Needed!

Your Christmas Outreach Program known as Share Christmas is looking for volunteers! We have need for every position:

  • Card table attendant 
  • Event day gift packer
  • Event day gift delivery
  • Event day delivery truck driver
  • IT support coordinator
  • Team leader

The online sign up is now live for all worker positions. Use this link: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040A4FAFAF2FA20-share3 

If you are interested in more of a leadership or management role, please email Ellen Lucke at EKLUCKE@aol.com

Protecting God’s Children for Adults

Protecting God’s Children is an awareness program and training session that deals with the topic of Child Sexual Abuse and how to prevent it. Protecting God’s Children Certification and Background Checks are required for all Catechists, all volunteers over age 18, including Mission Trip attendees and drivers for Harvest Sunday.  The next session will be held at St Elizabeth Seton on: Wednesday, October 18 at 6:30 -8:45pm.

  • Registration/Materials Distribution begins at 6:15 PM
  • Program begins at 6:30 PM
  • For Certification there is no admittance after the program has begun
  • Go to www.virtus.org to register

 Facilitator: Peggy Idstein

Greeter Training

The Greeter Ministry is looking for help.  Are you looking for a way to get involved at St. Elizabeth Seton?  Greeters welcome the congregation as they enter church and we help things run smoothly before, during and after mass.  Most greeters volunteer at one or two masses a month and find it to be a satisfying way to contribute to the parish. If you’re interested, please plan to come to our New Greeter Training on EITHER Thursday, October 19 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. OR Saturday, October 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.  No need to RSVP.  If you have questions, contact Bob Ross at 357-0663 or shariandbob@aol.com  


Click here for the complete list of available cards.  
Use SHOP-SES for Dining Out
 (Coffee Shops, Fast Food or Restaurants)

October  Dates:
Oct 21-22 – Pre-order pickup and Walk-up sales

If you have any questions about this program, please contact us at SHOP-SES2011@comcast.net

Harvest Sunday Food Drive

Flyer Delivery - Sunday, October 29th - 2-4 pm - 8th, 9th, & 10th Grades
Food Collection - Sunday. November 5th - 1-4 pm
All are welcome to help sort!!
All drivers need Protecting God’s Children Training and Background Checks
Contact your catechist or Michael Bannon mbannonym@gmail.com

All Saints Day

(Holy Day of Obligation)
Wednesday, November 1
8:15am and 7:00pm Masses

All Souls Novena of Masses

November is the month in which we traditionally remember all of those who have died, our family and friends who have gone before us. We especially remember them on the Feast of All Souls on November 2. This year we will be celebrating a Novena of Masses (9 in all) for all of your Beloved Deceased Family and Friends.  All Souls envelopes were included in your envelope packet and will also be available at the Welcome Desk or outside the maintenance office. Please take a few minutes to list the names of everyone you would like remembered, and place it in the collection basket. Those envelopes will be placed on the Altar for each of the Nine Masses of our Novena.  Whether or not you choose to include a stipend in the envelope is your choice, it is not required. But we do want to include all the names in the Mass intentions. The dates for the Novena Masses will be found in the Bulletin, starting on November 2, the Feast of All Souls.

All Souls Day Memorial Mass

They are also in the hearts and minds of those who loved and cared for them.  Perhaps your loss was some time ago. Maybe it was very recent.  If you had to travel away from the community to the funeral of a loved one, coming home again might have left you with a feeling of incompleteness.  A Memorial Mass will be offered on the Feast of All Souls on Thursday, November 2 at 7:00 pm for all of the deceased family members of our faith community of St. Elizabeth Seton Parish.  We hope you can join us and look forward to your presence as we remember and pray for your loved ones.


Monday, November 6 @ 7:00 p.m.

Every day, we witness the effects of the changing climate on poor and vulnerable people around the world. Farmers are losing their crops due to erratic rainfall or warm temperatures. Families are struggling to keep their homes as the water around them rises. In Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Si’, issued in June 2015, we are reminded that it is our responsibility to care for the earth –- our common home.  On Monday, November 6, at 7:00 p.m., Parishioner John O’Grady will present an overview of Laudato Si’.  As Pope Francis’ has stated, “Our relationship with the environment can never be isolated from our relationship with others and with God.” (Pope Francis Laudato Si’, 119)


Proclaiming the Word of God at Mass is a wonderful privilege! For those interested in becoming a Lector, we will conduct new Lector training on Saturday, November 18 at 10:30 a.m. in the main worship space at SES. Everyone will have the opportunity to practice a short reading selection from the church ambo. We expect training to last just over an hour. To confirm your attendance or for more information, contact Jon Harmon at jharmon@heidrick.com or (630) 815-6586.

Crafters Wanted for our Annual St. Elizabeth Seton Craft Fair!

Saturday, November 11 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Sunday, November 12 - 9:30am - 2:00pm

Contact SESParishLife@gmail.com for a registration form to be sent to you electronically OR take one off our bulletin board outside the Great Hall in the lower level.  ALL CRAFTER REGISTRATION FORMS MUST BE RECEIVED BY NOVEMBER 1.


Tuesday, November 28, - 7:00 p.m. in the Great Hall

Today’s teen agers and young adults deal with far more than we even are aware. Some fall into homelessness and drug addiction.  I am happy to announce that Capuchin Brother Michael J. Groark, OFM, will join us for an evening presentation on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in the Great Hall. Br. MJ will speak from personal experience. He is currently living at the San José Friary in Chicago and is working on his Masters of Divinity at Catholic Theological Union. His powerful story of conversion, mercy, and hope serves as a witness to God’s patience, and the power that a strong family can play in the salvation of their children. His message of hope, mercy, and vocational calling is a must for everyone to hear. For further information, please contact Parishioner John O’Grady at jogrady@student.ctu.edu or via phone at (630) 699-6106.

Advent Tea - Save the Date

Sunday, December 3 at Bolingbrook Golf Club
Entertainment by Internationally Renowned Singer Tajci

Ladies, you are invited to join us for our annual Advent Tea.  As Advent and Christmas approach, we find ourselves so busy with all the preparations to be done.  This is your chance to set time aside for yourself and truly appreciate the Blessed Christmas Season.  For those of you have never attended, this is an open invitation to all women.  You may come alone, bring friends, family, Small Christian Communities, Book Club friends, CRHP groups or maybe your neighbor who lives next door.  It’s not too early to consider who you would like to invite or if you would like to decorate a table.  Give yourself a Christmas gift this year.  Join us, as we prepare for Christ’s birth with other great women in a fun and spiritual atmosphere.  We will be selling tickets after all weekend Masses starting October 28.

Has Your Phone Number Changed?

Many households are disconnecting their landlines and using their cell phones as their primary form of contact.  In order to keep our database and phone directory up to date, we need to know if your contact information has changed. If you no longer have a landline, do you want your cell phone number to be used as the primary contact?  Do you wanted it published in the annual phone directory? Please contact the Parish Office at 630-416-3325 or email stelizabethseton@gmail.com to let us know!


St Vincent de Paul is here to help.
Call confidentially 630-416-3325 x6409



Please contact the Parish Office or see the weekly bulletin to get more information on these upcoming events.