Thank you to all who came out to the annual “Blessing of the Pets” on Sunday, October 4, 2015. A quick count showed that we had at least 35 dogs, 0 cats, 1 bird, 2 hermit crabs, 1 gecko, and 1 horse! Such a wonderful way to celebrate the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of pets as we bless our fur(feathery) babies!
Thanks to all who brought a donation for the White Oak Animal Shelter. These items will be delivered later this week. In addition, our Charity Fund will be making a donation to the shelter as well.
We were blessed with beautiful weather and a great turn out! Photos are located on our Photo gallery page.
- Fee for the State Police Criminal History and the Child Abuse Clearances for volunteers has been waived. There is no charge to receive a ‘volunteer’ clearance.
- Clearances will now be valid for 5 years, instead of 3.
- Fingerprinting (FBI) is now only required ONCE. Upon renewal of clearances, an affidavit will then be permitted. The fee for fingerprinting is still applicable – it has not been waived. Fingerprinting is only required for volunteers if they have not lived in the Commonwealth of Pa for the past consecutive 10 years.
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Seton Men’s Group – meet on the 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month, at 8:00 am in the church for prayer time, followed by discussion/planning. All men of the parish are invited to attend. For more information, contact Scott Benedict at 412.754.1849.
Adoration – Join us on the 2nd Monday of each month (Oct 12) for an hour of quiet prayer and Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament from 7:00-8:00 pm in the church.
2015 Mass Intention Scheduling – Please note that the 2015 Mass book is filled. Watch the bulletin, newsletter, and website for information as to when the 2016 book will be open. For further information and/or to print the forms, see the Parish Information Page.
Faith Formation News – Click here for information regarding the Faith Formation of our youth. Faith Formation News
Our new Senior Youth Ministry (SYM) Regional Youth Director is Susan Cheplic. For more information, contact Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Susan Cheplic bio
Have you been attending Mass here at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church and would you like to officially register as a parishioner? Our registration form can be found here: Parish Information . If you have had any changes to your family such as a mailing address, email, or phone number, changes can be made on the Parish Information page.
Queen of Angels School – click here to read more about what’s happening at our school, Queen of Angels.
Our Military Members – We proudly display our Military member board in church and we continue to pray for them and all service men and women. We thank them and all men and women in the military for their service, and pray for their safety. If you have a family member who is serving in the military and would like to include them on our Military board, please send their name, branch of service, rank, where they are stations and a photo to Julie at the Parish Office. Thank you to Michele Fucich, for keeping our board updated and for sharing your talents, and to all of our military families – THANK YOU!!!
Parish Census Information: Do you attend Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, but not receive mailings or envelopes or the newsletter? have you officially registered as a parishioner? As we work to update our records, anyone over the age of 18 should be registered as an adult, even if you are still living at home with your parents. If you have an adult child who is no longer living in the area and has already registered at their new parish, please let us know. In our ongoing process of trying to update our records, we are checking on “adult” children who are listed under their parent’s information. Letters are being sent to families who have adult children listed (some of these ‘children’ may even be in their 30’s!) We ask that if you receive a letter, please return it promptly to the parish office. Many thanks!
Stewardship – Sharing of our time, talent, and treasures
Sharing of our time & talents: Looking for a ministry that needs volunteers? Check out the newly updated Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Ministry Opportunities list and sign up to share of your time and talents in one of our ministries. Click here for the Ministry list.
Sharing our treasures: Our parish has bills to be paid and a budget to keep, just as you do with your household. If you are a registered member and attending Mass, you should be receiving offertory envelopes. We depend on your donations to keep our parish bills paid. If you are not receiving envelopes, please contact Roseann at the office. For those of you who would like to make your donations electronically, consider our Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). Forms are available in the back of church or you can click here for a copy of the registration form. EFT 2015 Sign Up Forms
Traveling ? Mass Times: a Ministry for traveling Catholics – find a Catholic Church wherever you travel. Don’t forget that while you are away, your home parish is still having to pay it’s bills. Sign up for EFT so that your contribution will be made even when you’re not here.
Did you know the Diocese of Greensburg is now officially on Facebook and Twitter? Check it out along with our Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Page!
If you have any suspicion about the sexual abuse (or any other type of abuse) of a minor child by anyone — please contact PA Childline immediately at 1-800-932-0313. If the alleged abuser is functioning in a parish, school or diocesan position as clergy, religious, paid staff or volunteer you are also requested to contact the Bishop’s Delegate for Matters of Sexual Misconduct after you have called the Childline number and made the report. The Bishop’s Delegate may be reached at 724-837-0901, Ext. 1221.
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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish was born to serve the needs of our ever-growing faith community. We are spirit-filled, hardworking people, baptized into the Family of God and called to ministry. We gather together to worship, to spread the Gospel Message of Peace, to respond to the needs of all and to love one another. We pledge to become more spiritually alive as a parish, Inspired, Motivated and Challenged by the love of Jesus Christ.