Upcoming Events and Info

 

3 Nights in Lent:  Drawing Closer to God in Challenging Times

Parish Mission with Father Richard Fragomeni

Sunday, February 25
7:00-8:15pm - “Drawing Closer to God in the Eucharist”

Monday, February 26
7:00 – 8:15 pm with reception to follow
“Drawing Closer to God in the midst of life’s struggles”

Tuesday, February 27
7:00 – 8:15 pm with reception to follow
“Drawing Closer to God in our relationships with each other”

Babysitting available in Lower level rooms 2-3 

 

LENTEN GIVING PROJECT

Bringing Lights of Hope to the Poor: An Act of Love

We invite you to participate in our parishes’ communal spiritual practice of almsgiving, bringing solar lights to families in Alenga, Uganda. We hope to connect our families with the families who live in Alenga, Uganda through prayer, action and love. With your help, U4Uganda & Watts of Love will bring 1000 solar lights to families who live without electricity.  These lights will be the spark that changes everything. To learn more about the people of Alenga, please watch the videos on www.U4Uganda.org; to see WHAT CAN ONE LIGHT DO, watch this powerful two-minute documentary https://vimeo.com/163310665.  

Please return the Lenten Giving bag by Palm Sunday. To donate by check, please make it payable to SES with Watts of Love-U4Uganda in the memo portion. Donate directly at https://support.wattsoflove.org/u4uganda2018 For more information contact missionaries Sherry Elliott satelliott@aol.com or Dolores Bopp Potterton doloresbopp@gmail.com

 

SHOP-SES

Click here for the complete list of available cards.  

- Walk-up will be available March 3-4.
- Pre-orders placed by March 11 will be available for pickup March 17-18.
- Walk-up and Pre-Order pickup will be available March 17-18.

There are over 50 different cards available at walk-up.

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!

 

Do you love your Parish? Do you enjoy meeting others? 
Are you welcoming and inviting?
The SES Welcome Ministry is looking for you!
We are trying to expand our Welcome Ministry and
need your help to welcome our new parishioners to SES!

This ministry reaches out to new parishioners within the first several months after registration to offer an extended welcome to our community.    We look to ascertain if they have any questions, needs or specific interests to contribute that they may need help facilitating.   In addition, where possible, we look to meet with as many new parishioners to offer a token gift bag and a personal introduction, preferably prior to, or after, a mass they plan to attend.  The time commitment is minimal but the community development you will build upon will be rewarding for all!  If you are interested in fulfilling this valuable ministry or know someone that would be, please contact Jim Murphy, Welcome Ministry Chairperson, at 630-416-8490 or via email at  jmurphy6872@gmail.com or Debbie Kosmach, Parish Life Commission Chairperson at SESParishLife@gmail.com for more information.

SAVE THE DATE!
Mindfulness in Marriage - IMET 2018
March 10, 2018
 

The Inter-parish Marriage Enrichment Team (IMET) and St. Elizabeth Seton Parish will present its 10th annual marriage enrichment conference “Mindfulness in Marriage, featuring Butch and Linda Moses.  This event is planned from 9:15am-1:15pm on Saturday, March 10, 2018.  More details will follow and please add this date to your calendars today. Further information can be found at  http://www.imetevents.org/Index.html  as well as our early bird prices!  (IMET Reps for SES:  John & Betty Schuch, 630-983-5999, john.schuch@wowway.com)

Stations of the Cross  

The Stations of the Cross, also known as the Way of the Cross is a traditional Lenten devotion.  Stations of the Cross serve as an excellent way to tell the Good Friday story.  The stations are places to stop and think about what is depicted in that scene at that place.  There are typically fourteen or fifteen stations highlighting Jesus’ walk to the Cross. At St. Elizabeth Seton, various groups will portray the Stations of the Cross for the parish. 

  • Monday, March 12 at 7:00pm - 7th and 8th Grade Religious Education. 
  • Thursday, March 22 at 7:00pm - 5th Grade Religious Education.  Simple Soup Supper in the Great Hall at 6:00pm.
  • Friday, March 23 at 3:00pm - Stations of the Cross for Healing.
  • Good Friday, March 30 at 3:00pm - Knights of Columbus

All parishioners are invited to each or any of these opportunities for this special devotion.

 

The Knights of Columbus & Parish Life Commission cordially invites you to attend

St. Elizabeth Seton’s Annual Fish Fry

Friday, March 16, 2018
5:00pm – 7:30pm

Beer Battered Cod ~ French Fries ~ Cole Slaw ~ Pizza ~ Soda Bread ~ Beverages ~ Dessert
Performance by McNulty Irish Dancers
$10 / adult   ~   $5 / child (10 and under)
2 years and younger are Free
Tickets on Sale after all Masses
March 3 & 4 and March 10 & 11

Volunteers are needed for the Fish Fry hosted by the Knights of Columbus as well as the Parish Life Commission.  We will need some help on Thursday, March 15th, in the evening, to set up and decorate for the Fish Fry. Many volunteers will be needed the evening of the Fish Fry to help serve food, drinks, dessert, etc.  This evening will be scheduled in shifts to allow all to enjoy the evening as well. Please contact SESParishLife@gmail.com if you are interested or have any questions.  This is a great opportunity to earn service hours!

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, March 23 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 - March 24/25

Saturday - 5:00pm Mass
Sunday - 8:30am, 10:00am, & 11:30 am Mass

Holy Week Schedule
 

Holy Thursday - March 29

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 - March 30

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 - March 31

Morning Prayer: 8:15 A.M.
Blessing of Easter Food: 1:00 P.M.
Easter Vigil Mass: 7:30 P.M.

Easter Sunday - April 1

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, March 30 and Monday, April 2.

 

SAVE THE DATE!
BIBLICAL THEMES IN THE WRITINGS OF POPE FRANCIS
Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. in the Great Hall

Sr. Dianne Bergant, a Sister of St. Agnes of Fond du Lac, WI, will join us on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, to speak to us about Biblical Themes in the Writings of Pope Francis.  For more information, please contact John O’Grady via e-mail at jogrady@student.ctu.edu or via phone at (630) 699-6106.

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.