|New Mass Times – Effective July 2017|
DAILY MASS —Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri — 8:00 am (No weekday Mass on Wednesday)
WEEKEND MASS —-Saturday Vigil: 4:00 pm, Sunday, 8:30 am & 11:30 am
Reconciliation: Saturday at 11:00 am
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament -2nd Monday of the month at 6:30 pm.
Holy Day Masses – No Vigil Mass, 8:00 am & 6:30 pm.
Because of the new Mass times here at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will now be held on the 1st Friday of each month, beginning September 1st at the 8:00 am Mass. There will not be Anointing in August.
We welcome Father John, Father Pepe (interim Parochial vicar), and Deacon Jeff Cieslewicz. To see the full schedule of who will be serving which mass during the week and on weekends, click here:
Our annual Parish Picnic is scheduled for Sunday, August 20. The activities will begin at 12:30, following the 11:30 Mass. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish to share. It can be dropped off in Mack Hall after 11:00 that day. If you are planning on attending, please be sure to sign the attendance sheet located on the counter in the back of church. Hope to see you there.
Faith Formation Classes begin on Sunday, August 27 for children in grades K-4 and for our Junior Youth Ministry (JYM) Grades, 5-8. More information is available on our Faith Formation News page.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!!! Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton will be hosting a “Cash Bash” on Saturday, September 30. Doors open at 5:00 pm and the 1st drawing is at 5:30 pm. Never attended a Cash Bash? Click here for a flyer and more info: Cash Bash Flyer – 2017 rev (2). Tickets are $20 and will be available after Masses and at the Parish Office.
Ten Commandment Campaign!!!
Here’s Your Sign!!
As we continue the series on the “Ten Commandments” in the bulletin it’s time we take
The message to the streets!
I have ordered yard signs for parishioners to take home that display the Ten Commandments!
These yard signs are a reminder of three things:
1) You may keep the Ten Commandments out of the public Square but you cannot keep it out of our private yards!!
2) What we believe as the Ten Commandments is written on all hearts to never forget
3) We want to evangelize our neighborhoods and community that God is present with us!!
So prepare to take one home and display it in your yard this weekend.
The Norwin Star and the Catholic Accent both are going to run a story on our efforts.
NOTE: Between the three parishes there will be 1,000 Ten Commandment placards spread out through the Norwin Area!!
We are Seton Proud of the following youth: Mark Downey, Jen Henry, Alex Kahanic, Sarah Rickard, and Paige Thornburg, who received the Diocesan Youth Honors Award recently at the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral. This award is given to youth who live their Catholic faith as an example to others in their personal life, in their relationships, and in their service to the parish, the community, and the diocese. Bishop Malesic was the celebrant at the Mass and encouraged the over 100 young people from across the diocese to listen to what Jesus is calling them to do. Kudos to our 5 members and to all the youth for sharing the love of Jesus with others. Youth Honor Award poster 2017
Our “1st Annual Fall/Christmas Craft/Vendor Show” is scheduled for Saturday, October 7, 2017 in Mack Hall, from 10:00 am -2:00 pm (doors open for crafters/vendors at 8:00 am). All tables have been sold. If you would like to be put on a ‘wait list’ in case of cancelation, please contact the office. The fee is $30 per table(or space), and $35 for electricity with your table (or space). Click here for the registration form and info sheet. craft-vendor-registration-form-2017
Generations Choir- Something new and there’s room for you!
The St. Elizabeth Seton Music Ministry “Generations Choir” is generating lots of interest these days! This group was recently featured in an article in the May 4 edition of the Catholic Accent and provided the music for the Mass with Bishop Malesic on Saturday, May 6. The choir, currently comprised of members from Young Voices and Ringers Choir, Parish Choir, cantors and others along with parish musicians, is welcoming new members to the group! If you’re between the ages of 7 and 77 (or older!) and would like to sing, ring, or play an instrument for special events and Masses, won’t you consider sharing your talents with us? For more information or to sign up now, contact Diana Mikash at email@example.com or 724.989.4325. Come and join us as we “Sing to the Lord a New Song”…. and some old songs, too!
Fax Machine – Effective immediately, our parish will no longer be making use of our Fax machine and have discontinued the service to that line. In this day of modern technology, correspondence is easily done via email and electronic documents. This change results in a decrease in the amount of our Comcast billing.
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For photos of the Blessing of the Pets and other events here at SEAS, check out our Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church Facebook page. (you can search under @seasnh to find our page. Be sure to “Like” it and share it with others.
Operation Lunch Bag – We will begin collecting again for the school year lunch bag program. Please begin bringing in individual serving sizes of healthy lunch items. We will begin our Lunch bag program in September.
CHILDREN’S LITURGY (CLOW) – Our Children’s Liturgy will be starting again with the school year. Check back here or the bulletin for a start up date.
The new schedule for Memorials is now open. It runs from now until September 2018. 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.
2017 Mass Scheduling – The 2017 Mass Book will be open for intentions on Thursday, November 3, 2016. No intention for 2017 will be scheduled before that date. They must be submitted in writing (using the green colored form) 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/
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.
Now that our parish has an official Ministry to the Homebound which is made up of almost 20 volunteers who are officially trained, CPSL complete, and commissioned by the Diocese, all communion calls to the sick and homebound should be done by one of the ministry volunteers. While in the past, family members and friends were able to take communion to their loved one, we now ask that you contact the office to schedule one of our ministers to bring the Communion rite. If you have a pyx and/or Communion to the Sick book and are not one of the ministry volunteers, please return them to the sacristy.
Contact the office if you have any questions.
Resurrection Choir – The Resurrection Choir is seeking new members to replace those who are no longer able to be with us. We sing for all Parish funerals. No special rehearsals are held; just arrive approximately 1/2 hour before each funeral to become familiar with the music. For men and women who are available during the day, this is a very fulfilling way to serve our Parish families in their time of need. Contact Diana at 724-989-4325 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Won’t you consider sharing your time and talent with this very important ministry?
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:
Don’t forget to “Like” our new page and be sure to share it with your friends!
New to Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church is our Instagram page, “StElizAnnSeton” . Be sure to check us out!
Pictures from the presentation of the newly established Helen C. Pensenstadler Grant can be found on our Activities and Events page.
Opportunity for Prayer: The Seton Men’s Ministry would like to invite everyone to pray the rosary every Saturday 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.
Adoration – Join us on the 2nd Monday of each month for an hour of quiet prayer and Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament from 6:30 -7:30** pm in the church. **Please note new time effective July 2017.
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.
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.
Ministry Schedule – The new schedule for Summer 2017(June 1st to Sept 10, 2017) schedule has been issued. Check your calendars for your assigned dates and request a sub if necessary.
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.
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!!!
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 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.