Upcoming Events and Info

 

Summer Hours

The Parish Office and Religious Education Office will close at 12:00 pm on Fridays through August 31. The Parish Office will be open Monday-Thursday from 8:00am to 4:00pm. The Religious Education Office will be open Monday-Thursday from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

Religious Education Registration

Any family who has not registered for Religious Education for 2018-2019, please do so as quickly as possible.  Forms are available on the St. Elizabeth Seton website or outside the RE office.   It is diocesan policy that a child is in the Religious Education program for one full year before receiving sacraments.  A child would need to be in First Grade Religious Education to be on track to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Eucharist in 2nd Grade.  Please call the RE office with questions or concerns. As registrations are being processed, we do need catechists.  Please pray and consider being a catechist for this upcoming year.  It is a wonderful opportunity for you to make a difference in the lives of our children.

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, August 22 from 9:00 to Noon.

  • Registration/Materials Distribution begins at 8:45
  • Program begins at 9:00 am
  • For Certification there is no admittance after the program has begun
  • Go to www.virtus.org to register

Facilitator: Peggy Idstein

SHOP-SES

Click here for the complete list of available cards.  
Walk-up will be available September 1-2
Pre-orders placed by September 9 will be available for pickup September 15-16
Walk-up and Pre-Order pickup will be available September 15-16
VISA GIFT CARDS are now available at walk-up in $50 and $100 denominations.

You can pre-order from a list of over 500 different retailers. If you have any questions about this program or would like to place an order, please contact us at SHOP-SES2011@comcast.net. Thank you for shopping with SHOP-SES cards!

 

Are you searching for something more?  Are you attending Mass with your family but wish you really understood what was going on? If you were Baptized in another faith and have been thinking about coming into the Catholic church, or just want to know what that involves, this is your invitation. Never been Baptized?  Not a problem…This is your invitation, too! Take the first step…Contact Deacon John: Phone: 630-416-3325 x-6438 or Email: jripoll429@gmail.com.

Children's Liturgy of the Word

Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) is an age-appropriate Liturgy of the Word offered for Kindergarten through 2nd graders at the 10:00 AM Mass. No pre-registration is necessary. All children are welcome and encouraged to attend. Just before the Liturgy of the Word begins for the assembly, these children are invited to go with the weekly leaders from the church to lower level. During this special time, the volunteer teacher leads the children through prayers and readings that are simplified for children. The children learn about the same Scripture readings as the rest of the assembly. They are taught a simplified main message of the readings and are encouraged to share that message with their parents after Mass.  Volunteers are needed to teach the lessons each week, as well as to assist with the supervision of the children. This is a great opportunity for adults and middle school/high school youth to help these eager youngsters learn the Word of the Lord. To become a teacher you need to have been confirmed and if you are over 18, you need to have attended Protecting God’s Children. Materials are provided every week for the leaders.  Volunteers are scheduled approximately once every four to six weeks.   Please consider being part of the program this year.  To volunteer please call Debbie Halweg at 630-548-1434.

That Man is You!

Year 7 of That Man Is You! begins Saturday, September 8, 2017. This program takes place Saturday mornings and tackles real issues facing real men.  It looks at the leadership role that has been entrusted to men and addresses the temptations and struggles men face in a culture that attacks authentic manhood.  Finally, it helps formulate a plan to help men overcome these obstacles.  We start with a light breakfast and fellowship at 6:30, followed by a video and small group discussions with a hard stop at 8am.  Please contact Wayne Klein at 630.202.4400 or at wklein@kleinconstruction.net with any questions.

ALTAR SERVER TRAINING

Saturday, September 8
9:00-11:00 am in the Church

Requirements:
· 5th Grade student and beyond
· Received Sacrament of Baptism and First Communion
· Registered Parishioner

Please arrive 10 minutes early for registration.  We will start and finish on time. Please call the Parish Office at (630) 416-3325 to register.

Religious Education
 

Elementary
 

Catechist Information:
Opening Elementary Grade Level Meetings

Kindergarten - To be determined
Sunday, August 26 - 9:45 am - 3rd Grade Catechists
Sunday, August 26 - 11:15 am - 1st Grade Catechists (with Ms. Faley)
Sunday, August 26 - 11:15 am - 2nd Grade Catechists
Sunday, August 26 - 12:30 pm - 4th Grade Catechists
Monday, August 27 - 7:00 pm - 5th Grade Catechists
Monday, August 27 - 8:00 pm - 6th grade Catechists

Elementary RE classes start the week of September 9

Catechetical Sunday and Opening RE Mass for all levels:
September 9 - 10:00 am Mass 
Cake Reception after Mass in the Great Hall  

Junior High - Grades 7 and 8


Catechist Training:
EDGE Mandatory Training For Catechists and High School Leaders:
Monday, August 27th - 6:30-8:00pm 

EDGE
7th and 8th Grade begins: Monday, September 17th - 6:30-8:00pm

High School - Grades 9 and 10


Catechist Training:
CHOSEN Curriculum Training
9th and 10th Grade Catechists: Monday, September 10th
7:00-8:30pm

High School Classes begin September 23rd

Important Confirmation Parent Meeting
9th and 10th Grade Parents:
Sunday, August 26th - 7:00pm Great Hall

Confirmation Candidate Badges
Will be available before Masses starting Saturday, September 15th for 10th Graders

Labor Day

Monday, September 3 - 8:15am Mass
All Parish Offices will be closed.

Mark Your Calendars!

SES Ministry Fair
September 15-16 - After All Masses

Stop by the Great Hall to learn more about all St. Elizabeth Seton has to offer to you!

 

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, September 20  from 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. OR Saturday, September 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.  No need to RSVP, just show up at one of the training sessions.    If you have questions, contact Bob Ross at 357-0663 or shariandbob@aol.com 

St. Vincent de Paul Collection Truck

In the SES Parking Lot September 22 & 23

The St. Vincent de Paul truck will be in our parking lot the weekend of September 22 & 23. With the recent start of school, this is a great time to clean out those closets of items which no longer fit.  We will accept: Clothing, shoes, linens and books in good or bad condition.  Unusable clothing, shoes, linens and even books generate income for the needy because they are sold for rags or in bulk. Small housewares - toasters, blenders, mixers, etc. Electronics - The SVdP Thrift Shops are now electronic recycling centers!   We can take small electronics and computers at clothing drive.  For larger item donations, please call for a home pick up.  SORRY NO TELEVISIONS.  Your donations go to the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Shops where much of your donations are given away free to needy families in the community.  Some are sold at reasonable prices at the thrift shops so that needy families can shop with dignity.  “Proceeds” from the thrift shops go into a general assistance fund where St. Vincent de Paul Conferences at the churches help folks with rent, mortgage or utility assistance.  If you have any large items or furniture you would like to donate, you can call and schedule a pick up at your home at 630-231-4658 or email us at saintvincentdonate@gmail.com

Matthew The King And His Kingdom Bible Study

Beginning Thursday, October 4 at 7:30 P.M. - 24 DVD sessions meeting once a week on Thursday evenings at SES. Schedule and location to be announced later. Will need at least 10 participants to make this happen. Hoping for more. Study guides can be purchased at $28.95 per person. This bible study describes how Jesus established his kingdom based on the Jewish history described in the Old Testament in this 24 part study with a 100 page study guide. Includes study questions and responses. Talk notes, maps, charts, and outlines.  Knights Of Columbus - Contact Name: Mark Meaden - Email: mmeaden3@yahoo.com - 630-969-6537 Home Phone Landline or 630-656-0130 Cell Phone

In Honor of the Feast of St. Francis - Blessing of the Animals

On Sunday, October 7th at 1:00 P.M., we will celebrate a Blessing of the Animals in the East “Barking Lot” of St. Elizabeth Seton.  We all love our pets and this is a wonderful opportunity for the parish community of St. Elizabeth Seton to get together with our fellow animal lovers and have God’s blessings bestowed upon our cherished pets.   Bring any creature that woofs, meows, chirps, or squeaks!  Please keep your animals in control at all times by either having them on a leash or holding them in your arms.  Some may want to bring their pets in convenient pet carriers.  Also, please bring clean up materials in case of any accidents.

Mark your Calendars for an All-Parish Event:
A Weekend of Music with Composer Dan Schutte


St. Elizabeth Seton will be hosting nationally-known composer Dan Schutte the weekend of October 12, 13, and 14.  As a parishioner, you have been enriched by many of the inspiring songs written by this talented composer.  The weekend will begin with a Friday evening Concert. A morning of reflection led by Dan will take place on Saturday morning. On Sunday morning, this talented musician will participate with our parish Adult and High School Choirs in the music ministry at the 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. liturgies.  All events are free and open to the public.

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.