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Reminder – No Morning Mass on Tuesday, Oct 21 or Wednesday, October 22.  There will be an evening Mass at 6:30 pm. on Wed, Oct 22.  Father Len will be away at Priest Convocation.

Christian Mothers – The next meeting will be held this Thursday, October 23 at 7:00 pm in Mack Hall.  On the agenda will be discussion of the Fall Card Party, budget, and installation of new members. For more information: Christian Mothers

Christian Mother Fall Card Party - Thursday, October 30 at 6:30 pm in Mack Hall.  Tickets are $10. Call Pat Y at 412-672-0279.  Fall Card party CM 2014

Seton Men’s Group – will meet on Saturday, October 25 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.

children's liturgyChildren’s Liturgy of the Word - Many thanks to Heather Peters and Kathy Brunson who have teamed up to serve as Leaders for the Children’s Liturgy of the Word.  Our next Children’s Liturgy at the 8:30 am Mass will be Sunday, November 2.  The children will be called forth to go to the Francis Room where they will hear the Word of God in children’s words.   Their schedule will run every other weekend, except for Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks. For more information on signing up for this or other ministries, click here: Ministries List

Cantor practice will be held on the last Monday of the month in the church at 7:00 pm.  The next practice will be Monday, October 27.

Christmas music

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  Join the members of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish for our annual Christmas trip on Saturday, December 20, 2014. For more information, see our Activities Page

2015 Mass Intention Scheduling – All masses for 2014 have been scheduled.  Included as inserts in the Oct 4/5 weekend bulletin are the forms for scheduling masses for 2015 along with a copy of the scheduling guidelines/policy.  Forms 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.

Senior Dinner – Our annual celebration of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will take place at 3:00 pm on Sunday, October 26.  Click here for more information: Activities page

Save the Date – There will be a Free Flu Shot Clinic on Sunday, November 9 from 9:30 -11:00 am in the Francis Room.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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 

 

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.

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queen of angels school

Queen of Angels School – click here to read more about what’s happening at our school, Queen of Angels.

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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.
Special thanks to Michele Fucich for updating our Military Family board. It is on display in the entrance of the church.  The board can be updated as needed and 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, Michele, for sharing your talents, and to all of our military families – THANK YOU!!!
 

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OCTOBER 2014 Calendar of Events

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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.
 
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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!

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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.

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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.

 

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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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