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Parish Picnic News – Sunday, August 28, Noon – 4pm, Mack Hall. Games begin at noon. Buffet lunch at 1:00 .

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Sign up sheets are available on the counter in the back of church for the following:

Attendance at the picnic    +++   Pie Contest Bakers    +++  Pie Contest Judges
All attending are asked to bring a covered dish (Salad, dessert, hot or cold entrée, appetizer, etc). to supplement the grilled burgers, hot dogs and corn on the cob that will be provided.
Gas Card Raffle tickets will be sold after Masses on Sat, Aug 13 and Sun,, Aug 14 and again on Sat, Aug 20 & Sun, Aug 21.  Tickets are $1.00 each for a chance to win one $100.00 and four $50.00 gas cards.  Winning tickets will be drawn at the end of the picnic.  Winner need not be present.
Back-to-school supplies and backpacks: A box is available in the back of church for donations of NEW school supplies and backpacks.  This is always a big hit with the children. All children attending the picnic will receive a free ticket for the backpack raffle.
For more information regarding the picnic, contact Joyce McCurdy at 412-823-2799.

 

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Night at the Races The Horses are coming …… The Horses are coming!!!!   Get ready for a night of “fun gambling” and socializing with other parishioners. The Seton Men’s Ministry and the Christian Mothers are sponsoring a Night at the Races on Saturday, September 17, starting at 6 pm.  Food, mixers, beer and other drinks will be provided. Never been to a Night at the Races? No worry. The MC will explain how it works the night of the races. There will also be a Chinese Auction and 50/50 throughout the night. There are 2 admission prices, $10 & $15. The $10 admission will get you in the door and buys you food and drink. The $15 admission gets you in the door, food/drink, and buys you a horse. If you buy a horse, it will be entered in one of the 10 races that occur that night. If your horse wins, you win $30.  Get your tickets at $10 each ASAP and plan on joining us.  Spread the word and invite family and friends to join you.

Hope to see you there and bring a friend!

Night at the Races 2016

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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.

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.

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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 dmikash@dioceseofgreensburg.org for more information. Won’t you consider sharing your time and talent with this very important ministry?

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Prayers:  Please continue to keep Father Len in your prayers as he recovers from the leg infection.

The Power of Prayer – Father Len has resumed daily Mass.  *Father Len is hoping to resume Confession starting in September.  * Until then, please feel free to receive the sacrament at St. Agnes or Immaculate Conception or any other neighboring parish.

We thank all of you for your patience and understanding during this time. Please continue to keep Father Len and all of our parishioners who are sick in your prayers. The power of prayer is awesome indeed. Our parish has shown, yet again, that we may be small in size and numbers, but we have one outstanding parish family!!!!

 

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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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Pictures from the presentation of the newly established Helen C. Pensenstadler Grant can be found on our Activities and Events page.

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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 (August 8) for an hour of quiet prayer and Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament from 7:00-8:00 pm in the church.

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 Friday, September 2 following the 8:00 am Mass.

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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.

With summer vacations coming up, 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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Faith Formation News – Registration forms for the 2016-2017 K-4 (Elementary Grades) are available on the counter in the back of church or you can print a form from our website page by clicking here:  Faith Formation News.   ALL sessions begin on Sunday, August 28, 2016.

JYM (Junior Youth Ministry) Registration forms and a 2016-2017 1st Half schedule are available on the Faith Formation News page as well.  Click the link above.  The “Kick-Off” event and MANDATORY Parent Meeting @ Queen of Angels (BBC) cafeteria will be held on Sun, August 28 from 6:00-7:30 pm.

Our Senior Youth Ministry (SYM) Regional Youth Director is Susan Cheplic.  For more information, contact Susan at skcheplic@dioceseofgreensburg.org.   Susan Cheplic bio.  Check back for a 2016-2017 registration form and schedule.

 

 Ministry Schedule – The new schedule covering Fall 2016 (Sept 10-Dec 11) has been issued.  Be sure to check your calendars for your assigned dates and request a sub if necessary.   Fall Sep 10 to Dec 11.2016

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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 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
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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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