Upcoming Events and Info

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Divine Mercy Sunday

On Sunday, April 28 the Church celebrates Divine Mercy Sunday. As we celebrate Mass that Sunday, we focus on how generous God’s Mercy is to all who trust in him and who seek his merciful love.  Among the practices associated with Divine Mercy is a novena of prayers around the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy, a series of prayers organized similarly to a rosary.  This novena began on Good Friday and concludes on Mercy Sunday.  For those wishing to conclude this novena of prayers together, we will gather to pray the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy along with Eucharistic Adoration at 2:30pm.  All are invited.

Very Rev. John Kartje, Ph.D., S.T.D.

Tuesday, April 30 - 7:00pm - Great Hall
Last Speaker until the Fall!
Holiness and Science?  Holiness or Science?  Just Holiness, No Science?


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Thank you for using SHOP-SES. Free money for our parish!

SHOP-SES will be available the weekend of May 4-5 for walk-ups
Pre-orders placed by May 12 will be available for pickup May 18-19
Walk-up and Pre-Order pickup will be available May 18-19

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.

Fr. Tony's Homilies

Fr. Tony’s homilies, thanks to some wonderful former parishioners who record and post them every week, are on YouTube. As soon as they are available, they will be posted on our website “Current Events”Click here if you wish to retrieve older recordings.

Mother’s Day Novena of Masses

We will be celebrating a Novena of Masses (Nine Masses) at St. Elizabeth Seton beginning on Mother’s Day to be offered for all the Women, living and dead who have touched us in some way, and whom we want to remember with a series of Masses.  For those who have lost Mothers and Grandmothers, it is especially fitting to remember them in this fashion since we cannot each have a Mass intention on Mother’s Day and the week following.  Please be thinking of the names you would want included on the altar for those Masses.

SES/St. Vincent de Paul Donations Drive Truck

May 4 and 5

Here is a great opportunity to organize and reduce the clutter!  We will gladly collect the following items:

  • Clothing: Shirts, pants, dresses, suits, shoes, jackets, ties, gloves, scarves, belts, maternity
  • Electronics: Video games, radios, iPods, calculators, cameras, DVDs, CDs, records
  • Small Appliances: Toasters, blenders, mixers, coffee makers, toaster ovens, irons, microwaves
  • Linens: Tablecloths, curtains
  • Housewares: Pots, pans, dishes, silverware, cookie sheets, mugs, vases
  • Miscellaneous items: Purses, home decorations, power and hand tools, books, frames, pictures, toys, puzzles, games, sports equipment, bikes

Sorry – we cannot accept: Paint, chemicals, batteries, old-style tube TVs, cribs, strollers, car seats, high chairs, mattresses, lawn mowers

Out of town that weekend? No problem – call 630.231.4658 for a home pick-up. We will also pick up furniture in good condition: sofas, tables, chairs, bed frames, dressers, desksThanks for helping those in need by filling our trucks!!

ATTN. YOUNG ADULTS - 20's & 30’s

The St. Elizabeth Seton Young Adult Community (YAC) is a new group for young adults in their 20's and 30's. We regularly gather for fellowship and social events, give back to our community through service projects, and participate in faith formation activities to grow in our Catholic faith. Whether you are single or part of a couple, have young children or barely manage the care of a plant, we invite you to be a part of our community. Join us on Sunday June 9, from 12:30 – 2:30 pm for a BBQ! Get to know other young adults from the parish and learn more about how you can get involved. Food, music, and beverages will be provided. Families are welcome - games and entertainment will be available for young children. RSVP here: http://bit.ly/SESYACBBQ.  For more information about YAC and for a calendar of upcoming activities, check out the St. Elizabeth Seton Facebook page, or the weekly bulletin. Contact us at StElizabethSetonYAC@gmail.com to be added to our email list. 

Mission Trip Info

This year’s mission trip will take SES youth incoming 9th graders to graduating college seniors to Kentucky to build homes for the underprivileged.
Cost: $325 (Fundraising info coming soon!)
To Sign Up: 
Fill out SES permission form
Follow link and fill out form: http://resources.servicenetwork.com/skycog/appserv/agreement.pdf
Want to chaperone? Have questions? Contact Michael Bannon mbannonym@gmail.com

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, May 9  from 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. OR Saturday, May 11 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 

Wheel of Meat 2019 Knights Fundraiser

Tickets Available Now - Available after every Mass downstairs
(except Easter Sunday)
Wheel of Meat
Saturday, May 18th - 6:15-10:30PM - Great Hall
Monies raised help support Parish Ministries, Knight events Breakfast with Santa, Fishing Derby

Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick

Sunday, May 19 - 11:30am 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.

Memorial Day

Monday, May 27 - 8:15am Mass
Parish Offices Closed

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!

Tour of Alpine Europe

Including the Passion Play of Oberammergau
11 Days:  September 7-17, 2020
Hosted By: Fr. Scott Huggins and Fr. Mike Powell
Visiting:  Heidelberg ~ Rhine Valley ~ Lucerne ~ Innsbruck ~ Salzburg ~ Munich ~ Rothenberg
$4379 From Chicago
(Air/Land tour price is $3909 plus $470 government taxes/airline surcharges)

Featuring:  Roundtrip airfare from Chicago, accommodations at first class/select hotels (hotels & guesthouses in Oberammergau), first class (Category 1) admission tickets to the Passion Play, most meals, comprehensive services of a professional English-speaking tour director, all hotel service charges, value added taxes, porterage where available and entrance fees per the itinerary.  Click here for a detailed brochure and registration form, or contact the Parish Office:  (630) 416-3325 or stelizabethseton@gmail.com. 

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.