Upcoming Events and Info

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Ash Wednesday - February 26

8:15 A.M.  Mass
12:00 P.M.  Prayer Service
4:30 P.M.  Prayer Service
7:00 P.M.  Mass
Ashes will be distributed at all Masses and Prayer Services


  1. Everyone 14 years of age or over is bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays of Lent.
  2. All from the age of 18 years up to the beginning of their 60th year are bound to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
  3. On these two days of fast and abstinence, only one full meatless meal is allowed. Two other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted on these two days, but liquids, including milk and fruit juices are allowed.  When health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige.
  4. To disregard completely the law of fast and abstinence is sinful.
  5. Lent is the principal season of penance in the Church year.  Therefore, all of the faithful are strongly urged to develop and follow a program of voluntary self-denial. All Catholics are encouraged to support generously the charitable works of the whole Church, pray and perform works of charity and mercy.
  6. Those who are sick, pregnant, or nursing, or whose health would adversely be affected by fasting or abstinence, should not consider themselves bound by these norms.

Lenten Giving Project 

Haiti Marycare, Inc. (HMI) is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in the early 1990's. HMI works with local partners to improve lives through child and family healthcare programs, education, and community development.

Child & Family Health - Our healthcare services focus on prenatal and childcare, prevention and treatment of infectious disease, including HIV/AIDs, Tuberculosis, water born diseases such as typhoid, cholera and malaria.

‚ÄčEducation - We support a preschool-7th grade education for all children. Education is free through generous sponsorships from the U.S.A. Our school enrolls children from the poorest of families in the town, giving them access to free education no matter their gender, economic ability to pay or religious affiliation.

‚ÄčCommunity Development - We promote quality of life by providing clean drinking water, encouraging ecological preservation of land and sea, and supporting improvements to subsistence farming and fishing.

Collection bags will be available on Ash Wednesday and the First Sunday of Lent. Donate whatever you can, whenever you can. Every donation makes a difference. Return your bag on Palm Sunday. Additional bags are available in the RE Office.

Mission Trip Fundraiser

Bake Sale – Weekend of Feb 29/March 1

Join our student missionaries by helping them raise funds for their trip to Appalachia in June. Help by donating Baked Goods and other Treats:

  • Drop off from 3-5 pm on Saturday, February 29 or 8-9:45 am on Sunday, March 1 in the lower level by the Faith Formation Office.

Help by buying Baked Goods and other Treats after all the weekend Masses on February 29 & March 1.

Student Leaders Wanted to Help SES Youth Experience!

Seeking and Serving Jesus Christ
SES Youth Leadership Team is forming - Don’t miss out!
Contact Gabriel at sesyouthservice@gmail.com

SES Speaker Series

Tuesday, March 3
7:00 p.m. in the Great Hall

Christina R. Zaker, D. Min., MPS

Please join us on Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m., March 3, when Dr. Chrissy Zaker will speak to us about family spirituality. Chrissy teaches in the Spirituality and Pastoral Ministry at Catholic Theological Union. Family Spirituality is the cornerstone of her research in spirituality, primarily exploring how the spirituality of a family unit adjusts through life. She has written numerous articles and is a frequent speaker and retreat director.

Stations of the Cross

Devotions to the Way of the Cross date to the early years of the Church, and became a common practice by the 14th century. Praying the Stations of the Cross is an incredible opportunity for entering into the sacrificial love of Jesus and an opportunity to contemplatively internalize that love in our daily lives. Please join us as we gather as friends to pray the Stations of the Cross at 6:30pm on these Fridays: March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3.  There are several versions of the Stations of the Cross.  Each session will focus on a different form of the Stations. Watch for a special Stations of the Cross scheduled by the Parish Faith Formation, a Healing Stations of the Cross, and the Knights of Columbus on Good Friday.

Save the Date!
Blood Drive

Spring forward, but save some lives first!  Our local hospitals need your blood, so schedule an appointment to donate blood on Saturday, March 7, 2020 (7:30 - 11:30am) in the Great Hall.  Sign up for an appointment at https://www.versiti.org/, by texting or calling Greg at 630.337.3149, or emailing SESBloodDrives@gmail.com. Walk-ins also accepted, but scheduled appointments are appreciated. All donors will also receive a full breakfast.


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

  • March 7-8 Walk-up available after all the Masses.
  • March 15 Walk-ups and SHOP-SES info at all Masses.
  • March 15 Pre-orders are due for pick-up the following weekend.
  • March 21-22 Walk-up and Pre-order pick-up after all the Masses.

Please note there will be NO SHOP-SES on April 4-5 – Palm Sunday

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. 

Extraordinary Minister Training

Training for new Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion will take place Thursday, March 12th at 7:00pm. Ministers must be confirmed, 16 years of age, practicing Catholics and in good standing with the Catholic Church.  We are most in need of ministers for the 5pm Mass on Saturday and 11:30am Mass on Sunday. If you are interested in serving our parish in this way and would like to be considered for this ministry, please RSVP to Joanne Johnson at jmariej3@yahoo.com. If you have served in this capacity at another parish, you still must attend this training in order to serve at SES.

Save the Date!
St. Elizabeth Seton's Annual Fish Fry
Friday, March 13 - 5:00 to 7:30pm
Tickets on sale in the lower level after Masses Feb 29/March 1 and March 7/8

Lenten Reconciliation

Tuesday, March 31 - 7:00pm

Stations of the Cross for Healing

Stations of the Cross for those Seeking Healing Body, Mind, & Spirit The short reflections at each station pertain to how we see ourselves during illness or times of stress. Everyone is invited to participate in this very meaningful devotion on Friday, April 3 at 3:00pm in the Church. You can walk the stations or you can stay in the pew, there will be a leader reading out loud but all will have a copy of the stations. 

Palm Sunday - April 4/5

Saturday:  5:00 P.M.
Sunday:  8:30 A.M., 10:00 A.M. & 11:30 A.M.

Holy Week Schedule

Holy Thursday - April 9
Morning Prayer:  8:15 A.M.
Liturgy of the Lord’s Supper:  7:00 P.M.
(Adoration of the Eucharist will follow in the Day Chapel)
Night Prayer:  11:45 P.M.

Good Friday - April 10
Morning Prayer:  8:15 A.M.
Stations of the Cross:  3:00 P.M.
Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion:  7:00 P.M.

Holy Saturday - April 11
Morning Prayer:  8:15 A.M.
Blessing of Easter Food:  1:00 P.M.
Easter Vigil Mass:  7:30 P.M.

Easter Sunday - April 12
8:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Please note:  There is no parking allowed on 87th Street - cars may be ticketed.
Overflow parking is allowed on Lisson Road.

All Parish Offices will be closed on Friday, April 10 and Monday, April 13

Divine Mercy Sunday

Attend an hour of prayer for Divine Mercy Sunday on April 19 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. There will be adoration, singing of the Divine Mercy Chaplet, and benediction.  All are welcome!

Egypt and the Great Nile Cruise

11 Days:  January 25-February 4, 2021
Hosted by Fr. Scott Huggins

Click here for a Brochure and Reservation Form

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

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.