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Advent Supply Sales will take place after all Masses the weekends of Nov 15/16 and Nov 22/23.   All profits from this sale help support the various spiritual experiences to the youth of our Senior Youth Ministry (SYM). Advent Supply sale 2014

Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) – The next scheduled Children’s Liturgy is Sunday, December 14 at the 8:30 am Mass.

Pasta Dinner Bar   The dinner will be held on Saturday, November 22 after the 4:00 pm Mass. Cost is $5 each.

No Confessions – on Saturday, November 22.

Lost and Found – It has been several years since our Lost & Found has been cleaned out.  A table will be set up outside the sacristy the weekend of Nov 22/23 with the items on display.  Please check the table to see if you are the owner of any of these items.  All unclaimed items will be donated to charity.

2nd Collection next weekend, November 22/23 will be the Diocesan Poverty Relief and Catholic Relief Services Appeal.  Please be generous.


Christian Mothers -   For more info on the organization, click here:  Christian Mothers

Seton Men’s Group – will meet on Saturday, November 22 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.

Priest Prophet King series  The Seton Men’s Group invites all men to join us as we deepen our relationship with Jesus Christ. Father Robert Barron’s Study Program: Priest, Prophet, King will be presented on six Sunday evenings starting on November 9 and continues until Dec 14.  We will meet in the Seton Center at 6:45 pm with the program started at 7:00 pm, and should finish up at 8:00 pm.  For more information, please contact Tony Denicola at 412-678-2611 or Ed Wojciak at 412-672-8864.

pastaMark your calendars for the Seton Men’s Group 3rd Annual Pasta Bar Dinner scheduled for Saturday, November 22 after the 4pm Mass.  Tickets are $5.  Hope to see you there.

Altar Server training has been scheduled for Monday, Dec 1 at 1:00 pm (no school scheduled for that day) and Friday, December 12 at 3:30 pm (2- hr early dismissal scheduled). Both trainings will be in the church.  Attendance is only needed at one training session.  Sign up sheet is available in the back of church or contact Julie at jhenry2@dioceseofgreensburg.org with the training date you plan to attend.  Any student in grade 4 and up who has made their First Communion is encouraged to sign up.  Scheduling is done based on Mass preference and availability.

Holiday Dinner Totes – For the December 13 food bank distribution, our parish is once again hoping to supply a Christmas dinner tote for the 200 needy families. We are asking parishioners to put together a shopping tote (.99 cents in most stores) filled with all the fixings for a holiday meal.  The Charity Fund will purchase a $10 gift card from a local grocer for them to purchase their main course items.  Starting on Nov 29/30, you may drop off the tote bags in Mack Hall.  Let’s make this holiday season a special one for families in need.  If you have any questions, contact Lori Anselmino at 724-861-8110. Dinner tote 2014

Adoration – Join us on the 2nd Monday of each month for an hour of quiet prayer and Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament from 7:00-8:00 pm in the church. Please note there will not be Adoration in December.

2015 Mass Intention Scheduling – All masses for 2014 have been scheduled.  Request forms & guideline policies are also available on the counter in the back of church.   For further information and/or to print the forms, see the Parish Information Page.

empty bowl picEmpty Bowl 2015 – Mark your calendar for Sunday, March 8, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm for the 7th annual Empty Bowl Event. For more info: Empty Bowl 2015


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Christmas dates 2014

Dec 1 – 1st Penance for our 2nd graders

Dec 6 – Christian Mothers Christmas Party, Rodney’s, 12:00 noon

Dec 8 – Holy day, Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Mass times 8 am & 7 pm.   OFFICE CLOSED.

Dec 9 – Baptism Prep, Seton Center

Dec 14 – Light Up Night, 5 pm, starting in church.  Light dinner follows in Mack Hall

Dec 15 – Penance Service, St. Edward, 7 pm

Dec 16 – Penance Service, IC, 7 pm

Dec 18-  Penance Service, St. Agnes, 7 pm

Dec 19- Penance Service, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, 7 pm

Dec 24, 25, 26 – Office Closed. Mass times  Dec 24 at 6 pm & midnight.  Christmas Day, Dec 25 at 10 am.

Dec 31 – Office closed.  Mass for Holy Day at 4 pm

Jan 1 – Office closed. Mass for Holy Day at 10 am

Jan 2 – Office Closed.  Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton –  patron saint feast day.


Disposal of the American Flag – The Knights of Columbus have provided a box in the back of the church for your worn American Flags. They will then be properly disposed of at a later date.
What a cutie!

What a cutie!

 
Annual Pet Blessing – check out our photos on the Photo Gallery page from the October 4, 2014 blessing of the pets.

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Faith Formation News – Click here for information regarding the Faith Formation of our youth.  Faith Formation News

Check out these “Prayer Companions” for our youth!

Our children can practice their prayers with their prayer buddies!  How clever. We are blessed with some awesome teachers.

Christmas Cookie Sale – Sponsored by the Senior Youth Ministry graduated young adults. In Resurrection Hall on Dec.13, 3 pm – 6:30 and Dec 14, 9 am – 1 pm. Order sheets to pre-order nut rolls and 7 different  varieties of cookies are available in the bulletin and in the narthex of the  church.  Additional varieties of cookies will be available the day of the sale. All order sheets are due Dec 1st and can be dropped in the basket or turned in to the office during regular business hours.   All orders must be picked up on Saturday, Dec 13 from 3:00-6:30 pm or Sunday, Dec 14 after 9:00 and 11:00 am Mass at St. Agnes Parish in Resurrection Hall.  Payment due at time of pickup.  Make checks payable to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton with SYM written on the memo line.   Makes a GREAT gift or if you don’t have the time to bake here is your answer.  Questions call Mary Frankhauser at 724-863-2724 or Eileen Paul at 412-952-3885. Cookie Sale Form YA group
 

MINISTRY HELP NEEDED – Each and every one of us is called upon to serve others.  Check out our Ministry page and prayerfully consider one of our ministries and sign up!  Ministries List

Blanket 2Christian Mothers – Check out our new page for Christian Mothers.  Help is needed with the “Cover of many colors” project.  See the page Christian Mothers for more information.


New Page on our Website – New to our website is the page “Curious Catholic Corner”.  Each month a topic will be posted to help us grow in our faith.  Be sure to check it out.  Learning our Faith.  Also, check out some photos of our beautiful parish grounds.  Mary’s Garden as well as our Christian Mothers page Christian Mothers.  The Seton Men’s Group now have their own page Seton Men’s Group

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.

Protecting God’s Children:  All church employees or volunteers working with children or young adults are required to complete the VIRTUS program. This program is now available online through the Greensburg Diocese website.  For more information, see the Parish Information page of our website or the Diocese of Greensburg website.


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 – Please keep the following family members who are currently serving in the military in your prayers:  CE3 Petty Officer Jason Turner (US Navy),2LT Trevor Anselmino (US Army), Pvt Sean Boatright (Marines), Bill Bellis (US Navy, E-3), Msgt Eric Swerock (USAF), Staff Sgt Ryan Boehm (US Air Force), Sgt Matthew Boehm (US Army), Lt Mark Sajowitz (USAF), and 1st LT George Carpenter II (US Marine Core Naval Aviator).  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, 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!!!

 

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November 2014 Calendar of Events


SCAM ALERT – It has recently come to the attention of the Greensburg Catholic Cemetery that bogus calls are being made to families and individuals in regard to purchasing graves or mausoleum spaces at the cemetery. It is NOT the practice of the Greensburg Catholic Cemetery to solicit sales by phone. These calls appear to be a part of a scam since they are not authorized by us.
If you should receive a call about purchasing anything at Greensburg Catholic Cemetery please contact the cemetery office at 724-836-4384. Additionally, if you have caller ID it would be helpful to note the incoming number if possible. If you have already received a call, please contact us in that case as well.

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:  Please Note – Earlier this year, we sent by postal mail (Bulk Rate) several mailings.  IF YOU HAVE NOT received  these mailings and are a member of the SEAS parish family, please contact the parish office to rectify the situation.  You may not be listed as an active member, and if you are, we want to correct our records so that you receive our correspondence.   Also, 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!


Looking for a ministry that needs volunteers?  Check out the newly updated Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Ministry Opportunities list.  Click here for the  Ministry list.


The new Ministry Schedule for Sep 6 to Nov 30 – Greeters, Altar servers, Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors and Cantors    - Complete ministry schedule is now available.  For those who do not have internet, the schedules have been mailed out.  Please remember to request a sub if you are going to be away on vacation.  All sub requests should be made through the online system as early in the week as possible so it can be processed in a timely manner. If you are attending a Mass that is in need of an Altar Server and Lector, please offer your talent by asking an usher or Father Len if you are needed.  Thank you!

 


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!

 


 

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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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