book drive

New or gently used children’s books are being collected for the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. This book drive is part of the Eagle Scout Project of our parishioner Doug Tatter.  Books will be collected between November 15 – 29th in the back of church.   Any questions regarding the project, contact Doug at doug.tatters@gmail.com or click here: dougbookdrive_edited-1

cookie sale

A Christmas Cookie Sale – sponsored by the Senior Youth Ministry (SYM) graduated young adults will be held the weekend of December 12 & 13.  Order forms are available on the counter in the back of church or click here:  Christmas Cookie Sale 2015.  All orders are due by Monday, Dec 7th.  The cookies will be available for pick up the weekend of Dec 12 & 13 at St. Agnes Church in Resurrection Hall (Sat from 4:00-6:30 pm, and Sunday after the 9:00 and the 11:00 Masses).  Additional cookies will be available the day of the sale.  For more info, contact Mary  at 724-863-2724 or Eileen  at 412-952-3885.

Thanksgiving Day – Join us as we thank God for our many blessings on Thursday, November 26, Thanksgiving Day.  Mass will be held at 9:00 am.  Please bring a nonperishable donation for the Food bank. Cash Donations will also be accepted.

giving tree tag“Angel Tree” – As in the past, the St. Vincent DePaul Society will be sponsoring the “Angel Tree” to help families of our community cope with the overwhelming expenses of the Christmas season. These families have been identified as in need of financial support in order to purchase gifts for their children. The Angel Tree will be in the back of church the weekend of November 28/29.  We ask you to help by PURCHASING GIFT CARDS –in place of candy or toys. The amount of the gift card is color coded. The white angel is $10, the Green Angel is $20, and the Red Angel is $30.  Please, just purchase the gift card — and attach it to the Angel Tag that you selected.  Place it in the special ANGEL BOX located in the front of church.  PLEASE NO CANDY OR TOYS.  The cards need to be back to the church the weekend of December 5/6.

Thank you for your generosity.


 HOLIDAY DINNER TOTES – It’s not too late to sign up to donate a Christmas Dinner Tote. Our goal is to have over 200 totes ready for the families on the December 12 Food Bank Distribution Date. Sign up sheets are available on the counter in the back of church.  Totes an be dropped off in Mack Hall starting November 30 through December 9th.  There are shopping list information sheets on the counter or click here: Holiday dinner tote insert.
Thank you for your generosity and for helping to make a family have a brighter Christmas!  Holiday dinner

Seton STAR Art Contest  – Information packets have been sent home with our children in Faith Formation Classes for the 1st annual Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton “STAR” Christmas Artwork Contest. All entries need to be submitted to the parish office by December 1st.  A panel of judges will select a winner, our SETON STAR, from each grade level, and the winners will be announced at our Light Up Night on Sunday, December 13.  We will have all of our entries on display that night.  The winning Seton Star entries will be posted here on our parish website and a future issue of the Seton Chronicles.  ALL entries will then be sent on to be judged at the Missionary Childhood Christmas Artwork Contest.  One entry per person.  Any questions, contact Julie at the parish office.  Good luck & Happy Drawing!!!!
artwork contest wisemen

 Mary’s Garden Calendar – The 2016 Parish Birthday Calendars are in and available for pickup on the counter in the back of church.  This fundraiser supports the Christian Mother’s Mary’s Garden.  Thank you to all who supported this fundraiser.
Mary's Garden

 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 (NO ADORATION in December) 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.  The 2016 Mass book will be open for intentions on Tuesday, November 3, 2015.  No intentions for 2016 will be scheduled before that date.      For further information and/or to print the forms, see the Parish Information Page.

catechist needed

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 skcheplic@dioceseofgreensburg.org.   Susan Cheplic bio



Human Trafficking: Modern day slavery has become an increasing hazard, not just in international circles, but on the streets of local cities.  A prayer and outreach group is forming this month to combat human trafficking.  As with the drug trade, it can hide in plain sight while it corrupts young and old.  Please join efforts to pray and to promote awareness and educational resources for this issue.  Help us to come to the aid of those in need of hope.  For more information, contact Mary Ellen at 724-552-2605 or writing to mpellegrino@dioceseofgreensburg.org .


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

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!!!

Deacon Jeff
Congratulations to our parishioner Jeff Cieslewicz who was ordained a permanent Deacon on Saturday, June 13th.  Ordination of Rev. Mr. Jeff Cieslewicz
Chez group photo

What an awesome sight during Young Voices Choir practice.

What an awesome sight during Young Voices Choir practice.

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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 anyoneplease 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.

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