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Bishop Kulick has released his first Pastoral Letter called “Donum Vitae: The Gift of Life. This communication is designed to be a teaching document about the Catholic Church’s position on prolife issues. Click here to read the document from Bishop Kulick regarding the Roe vs Wade decision: Donum Vitae: The Gift of Life Bishop Kulick Roe vs Wade
Bishop Kulick has released a 2nd Pastoral Letter called “Donum Libertatis”. Click here to read the document: Donum Libertatis -PDF Bishop Kulick Oct 2022This communication is designed to be a teaching document for the faithful of the Diocese in developing an informed conscience that reflects our Faith, the election process and the decisions we make concerning the elected officials who protect our freedoms.
Our Sunday Visitor posted a headline about our beloved Father John and his cancer journey. Click the link below to read. Our God is an awesome God and our prayers do work!
Daily Mass Schedule – Mass will be celebrated on Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri at 8:30 am. There will NOT be a Saturday morning mass EXCEPT for the 1st Saturday, when we will have our Healing Mass.
Confession time has changed to 11:00 am on Saturday morning, or by appointment, except for First Saturday of the month. Confessions will be held after the Healing Mass on the First Saturday immediately following the mass. (approximate time of 9:00 am)
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” 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 open. Office hours will be Mon, Tues, Thurs, Friday: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Closed on Weds.
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The Fall 2022 schedule Sept 6-Nov 24 is available. Click here: Sep 7 to Nov 24, 2022 Fall
The Winter 2022-23 schedule is available. Click here: Nov 26, 2022 to Feb 19, 2023 winter
Mass Intention Book for 2022
The 2023 Mass book opened on August 1st. All mass intentions must be reserved in writing and the usual stipend of $10 per mass is required with the form. No phone intentions are taken. A limit of THREE (3) Masses per year for any one person will be scheduled. One ONE intention for a Saturday/Sunday mass. All others will be a weekday mass. No 2023 Mass intentions will be accepted before August 1st and they will be booked on a first come/first served basis. Click here for a form: Mass intention form
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 schedule for Memorials is now open. It runs from now until December 2022. The 2023 book will be available starting August 1st. 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 suggested stipend is $20 per memorial for this 7 day votive. 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.
The St. Peregrine and/or St. John Neumann 14-day votives are available by contacting the Parish Office. The stipend for this 14 day votives is $25 per candle. This memorial will be listed in the bulletin as well.
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.
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 8:30 am Mass.
First Saturday Devotions will be held on the First Saturday of each month with Rosary at 8:00 am, Healing Mass with anointing at 8:30 am. Confession will follow immediately after.
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 .
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.
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.