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The schedule for Fish Fry workers has been posted on the counter in the back of church.  The list can also be found on our Fish Fry Workers website page.   Thank you to all who signed up to work.

The Fish Fry dinners begin on Ash Wed, Feb 10 and continue every Friday (4:00-7:00 pm), including Good Friday (3:00 -7:00 pm).

Lenten Fish Fry 2016

 

Ash Weds 2015

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Lent begins on Wednesday, February 10 with Ash Wednesday. It is a day of Fast & Abstinence (for those 18 to 59 years of age in good health). Abstain from eating meat on Ash Wed & all Fridays during Lent for those 14 years of age and older.  Fasting to one large meal or one main meal with 2 smaller meals.

 

ASH WEDNESDAY

Mass & Distribution of Ashes at 8:00 am & 7:00 pm

Prayer Service & Distribution of Ashes at 12:15 pm

(Immaculate Conception Church -8am, Noon, 6:30 pm)

(St. Agnes – 7 am, Noon service with ashes, 6:30 pm)

Stations of the Cross will be held on Fridays at noon.

Regional Lenten Penance Services will be held at 7:00 pm on the following dates/locations:

Monday, March 14 – St. Edward

Tuesday, March 15 – Immaculate Conception

Wednesday, March 16 – St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Thursday, March 17 – St. Agnes

2016 Lenten Easter Schedule

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Good News Blues in concert:  Mark your calendar for Sunday, February 14 at 6:00 pm at the Bishop Bosco Center.  Original contemporary Christian Blues music with a message! Free admission.  Concert benefits the local “Meals on Wheels”.  There is no admission, but attendees are asked to bring items that will be used to create “Blizzard Bags” for the recipients.  For more info, click here: Good news blues SYM2016

welcome to online givingOSV Online Giving for 2016.  Our parish is now using Online Giving from Our Sunday Visitor (OSV), which replaces our EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer) giving.  OSV is a web-based offertory solution that allows parishioners to contribute from any location at any time and is simple to use.  Online giving requires no special hardware or software.  Parishioners may begin using this new system at any time.  Click here for the link. Online Giving

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Adult Lenten Series at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish

Topic:  LENT, HOLY WEEK, EASTER AND THE EASTER SEASON              

How did the powerful liturgical celebrations of Lent, Holy Week and Easter come to be?

Why is the Easter Season for 50 days? What do these holy seasons teach us about

Catholic spirituality?  How are we called to reflect on the presence of Christ in our lives?

Join us for the Adult Lenten Series [DVD Video Series] and find out.

The series will be held at the Seton Center of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish.  We will begin on Monday, February 15 and conclude on Monday of Holy Week, March 21, 2016.

We begin promptly at 1:00 PM-3:00 PM.  You are welcome to bring something to nibble on and something to drink.

As usual, there will be hand-outs and time for questions afterward.  We’re looking forward to having you join us for the Adult Lenten Series at St. Elizabeth Seton, beginning February 15th.

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Son of God Movie

 Join us for a Lenten Movie Night to watch “Son of God” on Tuesday, March 1 at 7:00 pm in the Seton Center.
“Son of God” tells the life story of Jesus from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion, and ultimate resurrection.
This film is rated PG-13. Children must be accompanied by parent/guardian.
Bring a snack to share.

Empty Bowl Event 2016- Mark your calendar for the 8th  annual Empty Bowl Event for 2016.  It will be held on Sunday, March 13 from noon-5:00 pm at the Hempfield High School Cafeteria.  Cost is $15.  For more information, click here:  Empty Bowl 2016
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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 (February 8) for an hour of quiet prayer and Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament from 7:00-8:00 pm in the church.

 

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, 2015.  Ordination of Rev. Mr. Jeff Cieslewicz
Chez group photo

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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 Online Giving through Our Sunday Visitory, a web-based offertory solution.  For more information, see our Online Giving Page.



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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