Upcoming Events and Info

 

Mass at St. Elizabeth Seton

Saturday:  5:00pm
Sunday:  8:30am ~ 10:00am ~ 11:30am

PLEASE NOTE:  Section A is reserved for those who are more comfortable
wearing masks and maintaining social distancing.

 

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Weekly Bulletins are available online at https://www.sesnaperville.org/55

 

 

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Blessing of Throats
Friday, February 3 - 8:15am Mass

 

Parish Life Presents
Wine & Cheese Saturday Night
February 4, 2023

Hosted by Deacon Matt

Come join us after 5PM Mass downstairs in the Great Hall for a night of socializing, wine tasting, cheese, grapes, hard salami, and specialty crackers (whatever is on sale at Mariano’s). Background music will be provided highlighting the music of Wilderado, Wolf Alice, Billy Toppy, Pink, The Greeting Committee, Panic At The Disco, The Big Moon, Spoon, and Elvis.Questions? jclaussen@johnclaussen.com

SHOP-SES 

Cards will be available for immediate sale on the second weekend of the month (Feb 11-12), before and after the 5:00, 8:30 and 10:00 Masses and before the 11:30 Mass in the lower level.  You can also place orders and get cards by e-mailing SHOP-SES2011@Comcast.net, or by calling the parish office at 630-416-3325. We will notify you when your order is ready to be picked up. To order cards or reload previously purchased cards online, go the parish website under the ABOUT US tab and SHOP-SES. If you have not previously registered, click the CLICK HERE TO REGISTER  (this only needs to be done once). Otherwise click the CLICK HERE TO SIGN IN.  You will be notified when your order is ready.


Mardi Gras
Saturday, February 18
6:00-10:00pm

Dance DJ, Crazy Photo Booth,
Six Specialty Creole Cajun Appetizers Presented by Chef D'Andre Miller
(Compliments of a generous donor)
Singles and Couples Welcome!
Must be 21 or older to attend.
$10 per person - Tickets available February 4&5 in the Narthex!
Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Contact jclaussen@johnclaussen.com or 708.651.1262 for tickets or information.

Ash Wednesday - February 22

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

LENTEN REGULATIONS AND THE EASTER TRIDUUM

  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.

Stations of the Cross - Fridays During Lent
7:00pm (unless otherwise noted)

During Lent you are invited to join us for The Way of the Cross, or Stations of the Cross, which is a fantastic way to reflect on the love Christ has for us as reflected in the Passion through which Jesus suffered.  Each Friday we will engage in a different version of the Stations. This is a casual time of reflection where those who want to help lead any of the Stations are welcome to do so!

Eucharistic Adoration will be held for 14 minutes after we complete the last Station each week (one minute for each Station). All versions noted above will be readily available on your cell phone so you can join us in the reflection. Questions? Contact Deacon Gerard at FunDeacon@yahoo.com or 630-669-5653

 

 Coming Soon for Men
Are you looking for a unique way to explore your faith?

Would you like to connect with other men in the parish?

Men’s Welcome is a great opportunity to form new friendships with other members of St. Elizabeth Seton. The event focuses on reflection talks given by team members on their Catholic faith journey, and includes the opportunity for Reconciliation, Mass, and personal prayer. Meet & greet Fr. Scott Saturday night.  The Welcome experience is an event given by fellow parishioners. The Mens event is March 11-12, 2023.  You’ll find Welcome registration forms at the Welcome Desk or contact: Jim Koller, Mens Welcome Invitation Coordinator - jimkoller007@gmail.com

Small Faith Communties

Small Faith Communities return to St. Elizabeth Seton this coming Lent 2023! You are invited to grow in faith, enjoy fellowship with other parishioners, and meet new people.  Beginning the week of Ash Wednesday, the small groups that are formed will meet throughout Lent and the Easter season to view and discuss the 7 episodes of Mysteries of the Rosary, a free video series produced by Paradisus Dei. Contact Deacon Matt Napoli at mattandalicianap@aol.com 

Shopping Fair Trade with SERRV International

The Earth Care Committee encourages all our fellow parishioners to consider shopping Fair Trade items. Buying fair trade ensures that your money supports artisans and craftspeople as well as their communities, and encourages sustainability and respect for the environment. However the website that we have been using (serrv.org?a=SESNaper) will no longer be viable. Please use https://www.serrv.org/. Your purchases will continue to help raise funds for SERRV and the communities and people they help just as before!

The Quinn Center Ministry is looking for Volunteer Support!

The Quinn Center is a community location associated with Saint Eulalia Church and serves the Maywood community with educational & cultural activities. In addition, the staff there provides the neighborhood with meals where St. Elizabeth Seton has supported on a monthly basis for FIVE years. We are looking for volunteer help in either providing some food and/or packing the items for delivery to the Quinn Center. If you are interested in helping or have questions, please contact Mike Ladewski (mike.ladewski@yahoo.com) for more info. 

NEED YOU RIGHT NOW

WE NEED YOU RIGHT NOW – YOUR FRIENDS NEED YOU RIGHT NOW
PRAYER – POWERFUL POWERFUL PRAYER!

Need someone to pray for you or someone you love – today? A means by which we can ask others to pray for us is now available.

  • Go to: www.NeedYouRightNow.com and submit your prayer request.  Any request for those in need.
  • Now we need Peaceful Prayer Champions to make it happen.
  • There are a lot of people in need!  What can you do?  Become a Peaceful Prayer Champion!
  • It is easy to do…just provide your name, e-mail address or cellphone number to Deacon Gerard. 
  • Each time someone goes to www.NeedYouRightNow.com and makes a prayer request, our Peaceful Prayer Champions will receive a message with the name of the person who is in need of prayer.
  • We ask that our Peaceful Prayer Champions say a prayer right at that moment for the person in need.

SEND YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION TO: NYRNHELP@YAHOO.COM
That’s it.  That simple.  We care for one another.  We care about one another. 
We pray for one another.

EARTH CARE

As stewards of this world, we strive to protect God's creation; one of the ways we do this is by monitoring our purchases, taking care to choose items that cause the least harm and result in the most good. To help us find such products, we've partnered with SERRV, an organization that fights global poverty through fair and ethical trade, encourages sustainable practices, and supports community since 1949. We've created a custom link for our parish; you'll know you've reached the right site if you see an orange banner across the top with the message: “20% of your order today will be donated to SERRV International.” When you buy through SERRV, your purchase directly helps the artisan plus continues the good work of SERRV. Our custom link for St. Elizabeth Seton is: serrv.org?a=SESNaper. Please take some time, and consider shopping through it!

SES/St. Vincent de Paul

Have you noticed a new blue “box” on the East side of our SES Campus?  It may look like an over-sized mailbox but in fact, it’s our new-to-the-parish SVDP Dropbox where you may deposit those bags of clothing you’ve been saving for the Clothing Drive Trucks. Just bring those closed bags and deposit inside the levered opening….it’s that easy! Just a couple of etiquette rules to keep in mind:

  • Any donation must be able to fit into the levered opening. Nothing may be left outside or on top of the dropbox.
  • No large furniture may be brought to the dropbox site – please call SVdP to arrange a pickup from your garage. 
  • If the box is full, please save until the following week, since the dropbox will be emptied weekly.
  • No tax receipts will be available at the dropbox, but you may list your donatables and add to the receipt during the truck drives.

Questions? Please email: jeanekloepper@gmail.com
Thanks so much for the support you’ve always shown to SVDP!!

Email Phishing

PLEASE IGNORE any email messages from Father Scott Huggins or any of the deacons or staff from St. Elizabeth Seton that are asking for a favor, asking you to call a number or asking you to buy gift certificates.  These emails are scams! We have been notified that some of our parishioners are receiving these emails and want to assure all of you that no one from St. Elizabeth Seton is sending them directly. Please do not respond or call the number within the email.

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.