Upcoming Events and Info

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ALL PARISHIONERS INVITED!
HARVEST SUNDAY

Drivers Needed
Oct. 27 & Nov. 3, 2019
Sign-up by Oct. 20 at 
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084FA8AA2DABFB6-harvest1

Parish Volunteers Needed
Nov. 3, 2019  1:30 PM
People Needed to Sort and Pack Food at Designated Tables.
Sign-up by Oct. 24 at
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084FA8AA2DABFB6-sesharvest

Thanks for serving those in need !!

DONUT be shy, Join us!

Do you enjoy having a cup of coffee, juice and some donuts after Mass on Sunday mornings?  Why not sign up to be a host?  It's even a great ministry to do with your family! The time commitment is minimal and you pick the date!  Our scheduled is released quarterly and sign ups are done on line.  Pick once a month or once a quarter, it's up to you!  Here is the current sign up link through the end of the year: 
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f4caeae28abf85-sunday12

You can sign up directly on this link or if you have questions and want more information please contact: SESParishLife@gmail.com

SHOP-SES

Click here for the complete list of available cards.  
Thank you for using SHOP-SES!

The most popular cards are available for walk-up sales on the first and third weekends of the month in the lower level. More than 200 other cards are available for preorder. Check the list on the parish website.

  • Walk-up and Pre-Order pickup will be available Oct 19-20.​​

SHOP-SES Holiday schedule begins this month

November Dates:

  • Nov 2-3 - Walk-up Sales
  • Nov 10 - Pre-orders are due for pick-up Nov 16-17.
  • Nov 16-17 - Walk-up and Pre-order pickup
  • Nov 17 - Pre-orders are due for pick-up Nov 23-24
  • Nov 23-24 - Walk-up and Pre-order pickup
  • Nov 24 - Pre-orders are due for pick-up Nov 30 Dec 1

If you have any questions about this program or would like to place an order, please contact us at SHOP-SES2011@comcast.net. You can pre-order from a list of over 500 different retailers (see www.sesnaperville.org click on SHOP-SES under the “ABOUT US” tab).  Thank you for shopping with SHOP-SES cards. 

An Invitation from Music Ministry

The Celebration of the Eucharist is an active commemoration a covenant renewal, anticipating active participation by the community members. The recited prayers and sung responses are intended to be important opportunities for the entire assembly, and all ministers of the liturgy, to be fully engaged. The music of the liturgy becomes a strong connection to our expressive, communal prayer. Just as the recited responses by the assembly are vital to our collective prayer, the hymns and sung acclamations are intended to be joyfully lifted up with voices united as one. The musical role of the assembly is balanced by the liturgical role of the music ministers. Our parish Music Ministry offers opportunities for singers and instrumentalists from grade school and beyond. Membership in one of our choirs or instrumental ensemble is open throughout the year. The Adult Choir is open to parishioners, college age and older, as singers and instrumentalists and rehearses Wednesday evenings from 7:30 – 9 pm and ministers at the 10 am Mass. The High School Choir is open to students in grades 7 through 12, who sing or play instruments, rehearses Wednesday evenings 6:30-7:45 pm, and ministers at the 11:30 am Mass. Our Youth Choir invites boys and girls in grades 3, 4, 5, and 6 who enjoy singing to participate in our seasonal programs. Youth Choir rehearsals for the Christmas season will begin Wednesday, November 6th, 5:10-6:00 p.m. in Church. Experience the joy and fulfillment of ministering to our parish community by participating as a choir member or instrumentalist. Please contact our Music Directors, Allen and Patti Stock, 630-701-4036, or at ses.music.naperville@gmail.com.
 

SHARE CHRISTMAS IS COMING! SHARE CHRISTMAS IS COMING!

Your Share Christmas Ministry is looking for more elves! Elves wanted to help share the Christmas Spirit and make this another successful event. We need your support to make this a Merry Christmas for those in need.  Assistance is needed for the following:

- Weekend Masses: 11/9 – 12/7
   • Table attendants (1½ hour time slots for Saturday and Sunday Masses )
- Gift Check-In:  12/1
   • Check In - Assistants (2½ hours)
- Sort & Pack Event: 12/8 (10am-Noon; Noon to 2:30pm, or both!)
   • Check-In Assistants (2½ hours)
   • Sort & Pack Groups (2½ hours)
   • Gift Delivery Crews (2½ hours – vehicle required)

Sign up to Volunteer at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0F4DAAAF2CA1FE3-share1 or Search for SES Share Christmas on the signup genius site and become and elf today. No time to volunteer?  Consider donations to help serve lunch to our hard working volunteers for the Sort & Pack Event on December 8.  Interested in donating or have questions? Email the Elves at: sesShareChristmas@gmail.com

Used Book Resale

So many of us have lots of books sitting on shelves that we have read, we are planning to read some day, or they just didn’t live up to our expectations. There are many people who would just love to read those very books.  And there are other peoples’ books YOU would love to own.  It’s time to recycle books.  And the Environment Ministry is going to help you out! We will be accepting books for the resale on Friday, October 18 , from 3 to 7 P.M.  NO TEXTBOOKS PLEASE!!!  We will also accept puzzles in good condition and dvds. Just bring them to the lower level.  October 19  from 9 to 6, and October 20th  from 8 to 1 will be the BIGGEST BOOK RESALE AROUND.  We will charge $1.00 for hard cover, 50 cents for paper backs, and 25 cents for children’s books. PLEASE COME!!!  ALSO TELL YOUR BOOKWORM FRIENDS THAT SES IS THE PLACE TO BE FOR THE BEST BARGAIN IN TOWN.  Our profits last year went toward buying SES stainless steel water bottles to replace plastic water bottle usage.  We will be selling these bottles at this time as well as books puzzles and dvds. MAKE A DIFFERENCE – REUSE!!!  RECYCLE!!!

Shoe Recyling Event

Earth Care Ministry  will be collecting used or new dress shoes, dance shoes, work boots, gym shoes, all except shoes with cleats at our Used Book Sale on the weekend of Oct 18-20.  The shoes will go to Community Recycling who will distribute good shoes to needy around the world and recycle the rest. Instead of filling up our earth with more trash, you will be helping the less fortunate and/or recycling.  Just bring them to the lower level of SES the Oct 18th weekend, and also visit our Used book sale. Caring for the environment is no longer “optional” for a believer.  Caring for the environment is Catholic Social Teaching. Treat the earth as if your life depends on it. LIVE  SIMPLY  SO  OTHERS  CAN  SIMPLY  LIVE.

Earth Care Ministry

We are proactive in caring for and protecting God’s creation – Earth, Our Common Home.  We are aware of the effect of our actions and inactions that lead to pollution and climate change.  We are advocates of living a more eco-conscious spirituality and sustainable lifestyle – to live simply so others can simply live.  For more information, contact Art and Jeanne Sheridan at artandjeanne14@comcast.netMonthly Ministry Meetings:  Second Wednesdays, 7pm in the Brides Room – Oct 9, Nov 13, Dec 11, Jan 8, Feb 12, Mar 11, May 13, June 10.  SAVE THE DATES: Used Book Sale and Shoe Collection and Sale of Water Bottles, October 19-20 (drop-off on Friday, October 18) Book Sale includes puzzles and dvds; Shoes (no cleats or flip flops) - Fair Trade Sale, November 9-10, includes candy, coffee, water bottles - Christmas Light Collection, November 23-January 30 - Earth Day and Arbor Day, April 25-26. Visit our Recycling Cart on the lower level between the stairs and Loaves & Fishes cart for items that are continuously collected.

Protecting God's Children Training

Saturday, October 19 - 9:00am to Noon
OR
Tuesday, October 22 - 6:30 to 9:30pm

Pre-register at http://www.virtusonline.org
For more info, contact Deacon John - sesjripoll@gmail.com - 630-416-1992

Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick

Saturday, October 26 - 5:00 pm Mass

As an opportunity for additional grace and healing, the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is offered for those who suffer from a chronic ailment, those who are anticipating a hospital stay, and those who are acutely ill.  There are many examples in the Gospels where Jesus extended his hands and prayed over those who came to him sick in body or mind.  In the Acts of the Apostles we see that the first Christian communities also were called upon to pray over individuals who were in need of healing. This Sacrament is offered during Mass so that the whole Community present can pray with the Priest for those who come forward.  Come and receive the invitation of grace and find peace in the midst of your pain and suffering. For additional information please contact Parish Center at (630) 416-3325.

SAVE THE DATE!

Kevin P. McClone, M.Div., Psy.D.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 7:00 p.m. in the Great Hall

Please join us on Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m., November 12, 2019, when Kevin McClone will join us for our Speakers Series. Kevin will speak about the pathways to joy.  Kevin is a licensed clinical psychologist, certified alcohol and drug counselor, and certified chaplain with a Master’s in Divinity degree, who has worked for over twenty-five years in the health care field, including over ten years of hospice care experience.

Help Us Update Our Records!

If you have an adult child who no longer attends St. Elizabeth Seton because they are married or have moved from your home, please let us know so we can update your family records.  It is important for us to maintain accurate membership counts for our census report to the Diocese.  Please reply to this email, send an email to stelizabethseton@gmail.com or contact the Parish Office at 630-416-3325 to let us know!

Emergency Preparedness Brochure

Emergency Preparedness Video

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.