Queen of Angels Walk-a-Thon
Your help is needed for a “Team Father Len” win!!!!!!
Queen of Angels Walkathon will take place on Thursday, September 29th at St. Edwards in Herminie. This is a major fundraiser for the school. Please help Father Len by donating in his name. Envelopes are located on the back counter in the church and are also available in the parish office. Checks should be made payable to “Queen of Angels – Walkathon”. Thank you for your support.
The Annual “Blessing of the Pets” will be held on Sunday, October 2nd at 2:00 pm in the front of church. This special event seeks God’s protection and blessings upon our special friends and companions. Please join us.
Month of the Rosary
October is the month of the rosary, and this wonderful devotion will be prayed before each weekend mass during the month. Come early and spend this time of prayer. The rosary is also prayed following the weekday masses and on Saturday morning as well. October 7th is the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.
Holiday Dinner Totes – Before you know it, the holidays will be here. With that comes our annual holiday dinner tote collection. This year it has been decided that we will be giving the holiday dinner totes in the month of November, NOT in December. Starting October 1st, there will be a sign up sheet on the counter in the back of church for the 200 totes that are needed for the families. Purchase a reusable shopping tote and fill it with the ‘fixins’ for a holiday meal such as applesauce, stuffing mix, gravy, instant potatoes, cookies, coffee, tea, etc. Totes can be dropped off in Mack Hall from Friday, November 4 to Wednesday, November 9. (Hall is open weekdays from 8 to 3 pm). As we sit down to our holiday dinners, please be sure to keep these families in your prayers.
Operation Lunch Bag – now that school is back in session, we have resumed our “Operation Lunch Bag” program. With your donations, we pack 120 lunch bags for the children whose families receive help from the monthly food bank. In need are healthy lunch items such as juice boxes, fruit snacks, applesauce, packages of crackers, small water bottles, etc. Storage containers are located in the back of church for your donations. Many thanks to all who give so generously.
Mark Your Calendar – The annual celebration of the Anointing of the Sick followed by our dinner honoring our senior members will be held on Sunday, October 23rd. The anointing service (it is NOT a Mass) begins at 3:00 for those who are ill or mature in years to celebrate this sacrament of healing. Immediately following is the Appreciation Dinner for those 60 and older. The dinner will begin at approximately 4:00 pm (or following the anointing service). In order to prepare adequately for the dinner, an RSVP will be required by Monday, October 17 with the names and number attending. A bulletin insert will be available the weekend of 9/24-25 with a response sheet or call the office to RSVP.
CHILDREN’S LITURGY (CLOW) – Our Children’s Liturgy began on September 11 at both the 8:30 & the 11:00 Mass and will continue every other week. We are hoping to start up with the 4:00 Mass as well – we have one volunteer, and the “Help Wanted” sign is out for a 2nd volunteer. This is a great opportunity for a teenager in need of service hours. For adults over 18+, you will need CPSL Clearances. Contact the parish office if you are able to help and /or in need of your clearances. If you have never attended a Sunday morning mass with CLOW, you will delight in the smiles on the children’s faces as they are called forth to the Francis Room. Won’t you consider helping out?
Starting October 1, 2016 we will be offering Memorials. See our new page by clicking here:
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 email@example.com for more information. Won’t you consider sharing your time and talent with this very important ministry?
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 as well as confession. Confession time is Saturday at 11:00 am.
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!!!!
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!
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 (October 10) 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, October 7 following the 8:00 am Mass.
OSV 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.
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.
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 began on Sunday, August 28, 2016. It’s not too late to sign up.
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.
Our Senior Youth Ministry (SYM) Regional Youth Director is Susan Cheplic. For more information, contact Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Susan Cheplic bio. All high school teens in grades 9-12 are invited to the kickoff night on Sunday, Sept 11 from 6-8 pm at the Bishop Bosco Center. (BBC)
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
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.