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Welcome Sign!!! THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT VIDEO PERTAINING TO MASSES, PLEASE WATCH !!! As the parish begins to open back up for Daily and Weekend Mass on Monday, June 1st, this video will be essential to your safe return to Sacred Mass. All your questions will be answered about the changes that will occur as you enter, celebrate, and leave mass in this special episode! Some topics include Mass schedules, sanitization practices, a virtual tour of the Mass, changes to musical liturgy, and the Communion Rite. Be sure to email Father John at returntosacredmass2020@gmail.com with your intentions of returning to Sacred Mass! Help him to help you!

Click on the link:

Operation Safe Mode – Return to Mass

 

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Sacred Mass will commence June 1st! 
Bishop Malesic announced on May 18 that the Diocese of Greensburg will allow parishes to recommence Holy Mass on June 1st.  Notable differences will include wearing masks and remaining 6 feet apart, which equates to approximately 30% capacity inside the church.
The new schedule of mass/service times here at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton will be as follows:
Daily Mass: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Friday – 8:30 am
Saturday: 4:00 pm Church for mass.   Overflow of attendees will be in Mack Hall for a Liturgy of the Word/Communion Service with Deacon Jeff.
Sunday:  8:00 am, 10:00 am, Mass in church. 10:00 am overflow in Mack Hall for communion service with Deacon Jeff.    11:30 Liturgy of the Word/Communion service in CHURCH with Deacon Jeff. 
Confessions will resume on Saturdays at 11:00 am starting May 23rd. 

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

Click here for the link to the Ascension Day Mass celebrated by Father Roniel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xyjFiwwHps

 

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Operation Safe Mode is entering the Yellow Phase! In this episode, Father John provides you with important information regarding the changes that you will take and see when entering the parishes for private prayer and Eucharistic Adoration beginning this Friday, May 15th, 2020. Tune in to learn the new precautions being practiced as the parish community transitions from the Red Phase into the Yellow Phase!

 

 

 

As of Friday, May 15 the parish will be open for prayer.  The church will be open from 8 am- 10 pm for prayer.  Proper distancing and masks will be required.

 

5-9-2020 IMPORTANT NEW ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE DIOCESE REGARDING THE COVID VIRUS AND THE CHURCH.  Click here:  CODE YELLOW

Even though we can’t be together at Mass, you can stay connected with your faith in several ways.  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 jahenry@dioceseofgreensburg.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 is still closed until further notice.  Messages can be left on the answering machine and will be answered as soon as possible.

Senior Farmers Market Program – This program provides eligible seniors with checks to purchase Pennsylvania grown produce at participating Farmers Markets.  Individuals must be 60 years of age or older (as of Dec 31, 2020), a Westmoreland County resident and meet income guidelines. Distribution this year will be done via US Mail.

Click here for an application form: 2020 SFMNP application Farmers market

 

 

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Helping Others: A great Parish Community Outreach program is available through Queen of Angels Catholic School Scrip Program. As a faith community, one way that we can help others is to purchase gift cards through the school, which will then be given to families in need via the parish office & St Vincent DePaul Society. Order forms are available by clicking here:  Parish Community OutreachScripsSeton

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Our VBS “Rocky Railway” has been rescheduled to July 27-31.  Watch for more information and updated registration form.

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4/3/2020. Diocese of Greensburg: 2020 Men’s Conference Moved to Next Year

GREENSBURG — The Diocese of Greensburg men’s conference, THE WELL, will now be held on March 20, 2021, at Westmoreland County Community College. The conference was originally scheduled for March 21 of this year and then was postponed to May 9, 2020.

The diocese’s Men’s Ministry Team, conference planners, made the decision to reschedule the conference to 2021 due to the continuing spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the statewide stay-at-home order that has been extended to at least the end of April.

Men who registered for this year’s conference and want to remain registered for the 2021 conference do not need to take any action; those men are automatically registered for next year. Each will be contacted 90 days prior to the 2021 conference to confirm their attendance.

Men who want a refund of their 2020 registration fee are asked to email THEWELL@dioceseofgreensburg.org or call 724-552-1812.

 

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We pray:

Lord Jesus,
You traveled through towns and villages
curing every disease and illness among the people.

At your command, the sick were made well.
Come to our aid now in this health crisis so that we may know your healing love.

Heal those who are sick:
may they regain their health and strength.
Heal us from our fear,
which prevents us from helping one another.
Heal us from our pride,
which makes us certain of our health and life apart from you.

Bless health care professionals with strength and compassion
as they selflessly respond to our needs.

We make this prayer in your strong and holy name,
you, who with the Father and Spirit,
live and reign for ever and ever.
Amen.

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Christian Mothers meeting and events – postponed till later date.

Mathias Project Net retreat (March 28) canceled

Faith Formation classes – canceled.  Teachers will be in contact for ‘work from home” info.

Senior Youth Ministry – postponed until further notice.

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Our annual Diocesan Lenten Appeal (DLA) has begun.  Payments can be made online or by dropping off the pledge card in the collection basket or at the parish office.

Click on the picture for the link to pay online.

DLA 2020 Banner

Check out our “Reflections” page.

2020 Vision

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Thank you to our Seton Carolers who brought the Christmas spirit to the residents of Redstone Highlands recently.  Our group sang some beautiful traditional Christmas songs and gifts of stockings filled by the parishioners.  More pictures and a few videos are posted on our parish Facebook page, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church (@seasnh).

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Check out Immaculate Conception (IC) new website:  click here

Altar Servers Eucharstic procession

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Liturgical Ministers:

Thank you to all the new Altar Servers, Lectors & Eucharistic Ministers who signed up as volunteers.  We are most grateful for your service to our parish family.

 

 

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WELCOME –   The Most Reverend Edward C. Malesic, JCL, Bishop of Greensburg, has blessed us with the appointment of The Reverend Roniel Bantugan Deunas, as Parochial Vicar of the parishes of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church and Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin with residence in the rectory of Immaculate Conception.

Father Roniel posts his homilies onto his Facebook page. Follow him at “Roniel Duenas”.

We welcome Father Roniel.

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 Installation Mass 10.5.17

 MARY’S GARDEN

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.

Marys garden brick order form 2018    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 Seton Center Parish office, and enclose the sale amount in your envelope.  If there are any questions, please call Karen at 412-754-1849.             Mary's Garden bricks

 

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 Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Facebook

Thank you to all who attended the 2019 Blessing of the Pets on October 6.  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.

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church

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lunch bag donationsOperation 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.)

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20160901_110353The new schedule for Memorials is now open. It runs from now until December  2020.  Sign up forms are available on the counter in the back of church or at the parish office.
Memorials

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.

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2020 Mass Scheduling – The new 2020 book is open.  Forms are available on the counter in the back of church and in the office.  They must be submitted in writing with the intention, given by whom, the preferred date, and the usual offering of $10 (which must be included). They will be listed as they are received, first come first served. No intention by phone or word of mouth will be accepted.  See the Parish Information page for links to the policy /guideline page. https://seasnh.org/parish-information/

Click here for a Mass Scheduling form for 2020: 2020 Mass form

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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.

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For more info on this and 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: church sign

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Don’t forget to “Like” our new page and be sure to share it with your friends!

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Opportunity for Prayer:   The Seton Men’s Ministry would like to invite everyone to pray the rosary every morning at 8:00 am, in the church.  What better way to start a weekend 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

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welcome to online givingOSV 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.

Please Consider Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton in Your Estate Plan
When considering gifts to a charity in your Will or Trust please remember our parish, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.  Gifts can be made to the parish in the following manner through your Will or Trust:
·        A specific dollar amount.
·        A percentage of your estate.
·        A particular asset such as real estate or other valuables.
You may also name our parish as a beneficiary of a retirement plan or life insurance policy.
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.

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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 tompellegrino@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.


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


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
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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.  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 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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