Upcoming Events and Info

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Simbang Gabi

"Simbang Gabi" ( Advent Evening Mass) a Filipino tradition of over 400 years, is a festive Eucharistic Celebration held at dawn on the nine days before Christmas. This novena is an expression of joyful gratitude and waiting for the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Here in our diocese, we hold the masses in the evenings from Dec. 14 thru Dec. 22.  The first of the nine evenings of “Simbang Gabi“ has been set for St. Elizabeth Seton Church on Friday, December 14 at 7:30pm.


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Don’t worry about sizes, colors or if they will like it.  Use SHOP-SES Gift Cards!.

  • Walk-up will be available weekly until Dec. 23.
  • Pre-orders will be accepted until Dec 16. Orders received by Sunday will be ready for pick-up on the following weekend.
  • Walk-ups will be available until Dec 23.

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.


Change Lives AND Fight Poverty!!!

Buy Fair Trade items at our sale on the weekend of December 15/16  after all the Masses at St. Elizabeth Seton and you will stand in solidarity with the marginalized artisans around the world.  You will give artisans the gift of self-sufficiency and independence when you buy their handmade products at our sale giving them a viable steady income.  Through Catholic Relief Services we are able to connect with the poor of other countries who are able to put food on the table and send their children to school by making products for us to purchase.  They are dedicated to environmental preservation and procedures that benefit the earth.  Many, including Saffy in the Philippines and Asha in India, have tree planting programs which replenish far more than the amount of trees harvested for their products. What a wonderful Christmas gift you will be giving to your family and friends of a beautiful handcrafted item!  And what an awesome gift you will be giving of dignity, self-sufficiency and self-worth to another human being, improving the life of the artisan or farmer who created it.  As Nguyen Thi Nga from Vietnam says, “this gives me money to pay for the education of my children, and to make sure they have enough food to eat.”  PLEASE COME AND SEE!!! We will also be selling Fair Trade coffee and candy! 

Christmas Memorial Flowers

Once again we are giving our parishioners the opportunity to remember their deceased family members by donating flowers in their memory.  The many beautiful poinsettia plants that will adorn our church can be given in memory of loved ones.  A list of those remembered will be included in the bulletin at a later date. A flower envelope was included in your envelope packets - they are also available in the Narthex.  You can also fill out the form in the Bulletin and place it in the collection basket or return it to the Parish Office.


An Advent Evening Reflection

With Fr. Richard Fragomeni
Sunday, December 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Advent Reconciliation

 Tuesday, December 18 - 7:00pm

Christmas Mass Schedule

Christmas Eve

Monday, December 24
2:00 pm    Church Doors Open
          3:00 pm    Mass (Church & Great Hall)
(Due to the large attendance at the 3:00 PM Mass, please do not save seats before Mass begins.)
5:00 pm Mass
9:30 pm Carols
10:00 pm Mass

Please note:  There is no parking allowed on 87th Street - cars may be ticketed.
Overflow parking is allowed on Lisson Road.

Christmas Day

Tuesday, December 25 - 10:00 am Mass

Please note: There will not be a Mass or Communion Service on Wednesday, December 26.

Holiday Office Hours

All Parish Offices will be closed on:
Monday, December 24
Tuesday, December 25
Wednesday, December 26
Monday, December 31
Tuesday, January 1  

Mary, Mother of God

(Holy Day of Obligation)
Monday, December 31 - 5:00pm Vigil Mass
Tuesday, January 1 - 9:00am Mass

St. Elizabeth Seton Feast Day Celebration

Sunday, January 6
Free Breakfast served by our Knights of Columbus
Served from 7:30 to 11:30 am


Year after year we find ourselves testing bulbs and replacing fuses.  And when that doesn’t work – into the garbage the lights go.  This year the Environment Ministry will once again be trying to keep Christmas lights mini or other, rope lights, LED lights and extension cords out of the landfills. There will be a Gaylord in the lower level of SES next to the steps until January 15.  Please, only deposit Christmas lights and extension cords in this box.  NO GARLAND, LIVE GREENS, CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS, BOXES OR BAGS can be placed in this Gaylord.  This recycling activity, in one small way, moves us into action to save our earth.

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.