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.


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card partyCard Party – St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Christian Mothers & Guild of North Huntingdon is holding their annual Fall Card Party on October 29, 2015 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Mack Hall.  Tickets are $10.00 that includes the Salad & Dessert Bar, Silent Bingo, Chinese Auction and more.  For reservations contact Mary Ann Stack at 412-751-6053.  NO tickets sold at the door.

free flu shotThere will be free flu shots given in the Francis Room Sunday, October 11 from 9:15 – 11:00 am.  This service is provided by Rescue 8.

CPSL – Our parish website, www.seasnh.org , and the Diocesan website, www.dioceseofgreensburg.org, have pages set up with links to each of the CPSL (Child Protection Services Law) clearances and trainings.  **Please Note – The Greensburg Diocesan website has been revised.   A new link has been updated to our website.  Be sure to check out the newly designed Diocesan webpage!!!!
UPDATE –a recent email received from the Diocese indicates that Parishes who conduct a summer festival must require their festival workers to have their appropriate clearances and trainings. With that in mind, be advised that our Fish Fry volunteers will also be subject to these same clearances and trainings.  Lent is many months away, but if you will be volunteering  at the fish fry dinners, you will need to have this taken care of prior to Ash Wednesday.  
ALSO – new revisions to the law include:
  • 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.

Important Ministry Schedule info –  PLEASE NOTE – The new ministry schedule for September 12 – Nov 26 has been issued.   
 With the recent changes to the CPSL (Child Protective Services Law) only those volunteers who have completed the six (6) requirements are permitted to be scheduled.   Reminder that if you are unable to serve your appointed time, please request a sub online, or for those without internet, contact Julie at the office. 
If you have any questions, please contact the office.  Thank you for your continued dedication and ministry – it is truly appreciated!
Child protection


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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.


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.

Daily Readings        Saint of the Day



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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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