New Mass Schedule effective the weekend of August 8/9.
Saturday 4:00 Mass. There will also be a Saturday 4:00 Liturgy of the Word/Communion Service in Mack Hall. Sunday Mass at 8:30 am & 11:30 am. Overflow will be available for the 2 Sunday Masses if needed.
The annual Life Chain that usually takes place the first Sunday in October, sponsored by our three Catholic Churches, will be postponed until Sunday November 1st.
The Life Chain is a quiet and peaceful protest to the legalized abortion law and the death of the unborn. We will be lining Pennsylvania Ave in front to Queen of Angels School to pray, witness and silently speak (with our signs) to end abortion and remind all that life begins at the moment of conception and the lives of the unborn need our help to give them the right to live in the midst of our families and country.
It is important for us to witness the truth of the sanctity of life in the womb so close to election day.
Please mark you calendar and join us on Sunday November 1, 2020 @ 2:00pm – 3:00 PM
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Confessions will resume on Saturdays at 11:00 am starting May 23rd. Please note that Confession will be held at 9:00 am on the First Saturday of the Month as part of the First Saturday devotions. On First Saturday, there will not be 11:00 confession.
Recording of Mass will be continued and shown on the OSM YouTube channel for those not attending Mass.
Click here for the Diocesan message: Guidelines Announcemet Resource – reopen June 1
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Daily mass readings/reflections as well as other important announcements are sent via Seton Chronicles, our electronic newsletter. If you are not receiving it, send an email to Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out our YouTube channels for Masses and other video messages by Father John on “Operation Safe Mode with Father John” and on our “St. Elizabeth Ann Seton North Huntingdon” channel.
Our Parish Facebook page, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church(search by @seasnh) is constantly updated so be sure to check it out and “Like” the page to follow.
The Parish office will reopen on Monday, October 12, 2020. Office hours will be Mon, Tues, Thurs, Friday: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Closed on Weds. Masks required to enter the office.
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Check out Immaculate Conception (IC) new website: click here
The new Ministry Schedule for Oct 1-Nov 27, 2020 is available. Click Here: Oct 1 to Nov 27, 2020
Purchasing a brick for our Mary’s Garden is a thoughtful and lasting remembrance of a loved one and to show your dedication to Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish. Take a walk through the garden and you will see that there are a variety of memorial tributes. Putting your children’s or grandchildren’s names on a brick would be a very special present for the upcoming holidays.
Mary’s Garden brick order form Sept 2020 We are hoping this will help to fill our garden with memorials. We still have over 1,000 bricks for purchase. Please use the current form in the back of church or you can obtain one from the Parish office, and enclose the sale amount in your envelope. If there are any questions, please call Karen at 412-754-1849.
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Thank you to all who Joined us Sunday, October 4 at 2:00 pm for the 2020 Blessing of the Pet. It was fun to see the 50 dogs and several cats in attendance.
For photos of the Blessing of the Pets and other events here at SEAS, check out our Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church Facebook page. “Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church”. (you can search under @seasnh to find our page. Be sure to “Like” it and share it with others.
Operation Lunch Bag – We collect individual serving sizes of healthy lunch items for the school year lunch bag program during the months of September through May. Items can be placed in the plastic containers in the back of church. (No lunch bags in December when we collect the Holiday Dinner Totes.)
The new schedule for Memorials is now open. It runs from now until December 2021. Sign up forms are available on the counter in the back of church or at the parish office.
Memorial Intentions can be made on the Sanctuary Candle, Altar Candles, and/or Altar Bread & Wine. The memorial will be listed in the bulletin. This is yet another way to remember our dearly departed loved ones. Contact Julie at the office for more info.
Mass Scheduling – The new 2020 book is now filled. The new 2021 book will be open for scheduling October 1st. Forms will be available in the back of church. Click here for a scheduling form: Mass intention form.
Completed forms along with the suggested $10 stipend can be mailed to the office, dropped in the collection basket, slid under the locked Francis Room door, or dropped in the locked drop mailbox located near the light pole by the Parish Center.
MARION MINISTRY OF CARE – For those homebound parishioners who are unable to attend Mass due to illness, we would like to offer our Marion Ministry of the Homebound volunteers to bring the Communion Rite to them. Whether the illness is short term or long term, this ministry helps to keep them connected to your parish family. Contact Julie at the office for more information. **Currently under suspension due to Covid -19.
For more info on other activities and events at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, check out our new Facebook Page. It can be found by searching “Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church”. Our Activities page is the one with the following profile picture:
Don’t forget to “Like” our new page and be sure to share it with your friends!
Opportunity for Prayer: All are invited to pray the rosary every morning at 8:00 am, in the church (Mon-Sat). What better way to start the day by spending a 1/2 hour of your time with the Lord.
Prayer Chain –In need of prayer? Contact Julie at the parish office and an email will be sent to our Prayer Warriors who will add your prayer intention to their list of prayers. Looking for a ministry to help others – be a Prayer Warrior. Contact Julie to add your name to our list who receive an email. All it takes is a few minutes of your time to say a prayer.
The Sacred Heart Novena will be prayed on the 1st Friday of each month following the 8:00 am Mass. The Sacrament of the Anointing will also be administered at this Mass.
First Saturday Devotions will be held on the First Saturday of each month with Rosary at 8:00 am, Mass at 8:30 am, and Holy Hour Adoration/confessions at 9:00 am.
OSV Online Giving . 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.
Please consider Online giving as a way of contributing even when you are not at Mass.
For more information or if you should have any questions on how to title the Parish in your Will or Trust please contact Julie at the Parish Office or the Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Greensburg, 724-552-2502.
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 email@example.com .
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 – click here to read more about what’s happening at our school, Queen of Angels.
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 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. Contact Julie at the Parish Office to set up an appointment to get you started in a new ministry.
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 the office.
For those of you who would like to make your donations electronically, consider our Online Giving through Our Sunday Visitor, 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 anyone — please 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.