Jesus is the Reason for the Season: All families are reminded of our new parish tradition that reminds us that Jesus is our most important Christmas gift. Each family is asked to festively wrap up the Baby Jesus from your home nativity set, and bring Him to mass with you this weekend, December 15 & 16. Father John will bless all of the gifts at each mass. Take your gift home and be sure to opened this gift first on Christmas morning to remind your family that Jesus is the Reason for the Season.
Thank you to our altar servers who participated in the Eucharistic Procession on Sunday’s Advent Conference on Eucharistic Adoration.
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.
Click here for a copy of the new ministry schedule: Nov 27, 2018 to Mar 4, 2019
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.
Faith Formation for Grades 1-6 began on August 19th. Registration forms for are now available. Click her for more information regarding this year’s program: Faith Formation News
Students in Kindergarten are encouraged to attend Children’s Liturgy of the Word at the 8:30 Mass. Follow the same schedule as Grades 1-6 for when Children’s Liturgy will be held.
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. We have a promotion going on now and running through December. The bricks are temporarily reduced to $75 each or 2 for $100.
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.
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Thank you to all who attended the 2018 Blessing of the Pets on October 7. 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.
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 new schedule for Memorials is now open. It runs from now until December 2019. 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.
2019 Mass Scheduling – The 2019 Mass Book is now open for intentions. 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/
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 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 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
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.
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.
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.