Holiday Dinner Totes


Holiday dinnerHoliday 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.

Click here for an info sheet on what to put in your holiday tote.  This is a suggested list of items: thanksgiving-tote-collection



Steelers Memorabilia Extravaganza – Win two baskets filled with NFL Official items, including a Steelers Wall Clock, 2004 signed team football with glass case (pictured above), Ben Roethlisberger throw blanket, Gladiators of the Grid Iron, and many other Steeler items — perfect for Christmas gift giving or for a “mancave”.  Tickets are $5.00 each and have two 3-digit numbers and the winner is determined by the 7:00 pm PA lottery on Sunday, November 13.  All proceeds benefit SEAS deficit fund.  Tickets will be on sale after all masses in the back of church now until Nov 13 or contact the Parish office.


all saints and all souls day

All Saints Day & All Souls Day – Tuesday, November 1st is a holy day of obligation, All Saints Day.  Mass times here at SEAS are 8:00 am and 7:00 pm.   Wednesday, November 2 is All Souls Day. While it is not a holy day of obligation, we will have Mass at 7:00 pm at which time we will remember all our parishioners who passed away this year.  It is a very special service. Please plan on joining us.

There will NOT be morning Mass on Wednesday, November 2.

The office will be closed on Tuesday, November 1st for All Saints Day and will reopen on Wednesday, November 2.  The office will closed at noon on Thursday, November 3 for a staff meeting.

Confession – please note there will NOT be confession on Saturday, October 29.



The Silver Ring Thing……

  • WHO- Students in Grades 7-12 and parents who want to attend the special Parent Information Session from 7-7:45 pm
  • WHAT – The Silver Ring Thing is an upbeat, high energy experience that uses staging, lights, video, and music to deliver a powerful message on chastity and purity in a youthful friendly way.
  • WHEN – Saturday, November 19 @ 7-9 pm
  • WHERE – St. Vincent College. We are getting a school bus to provide transportation. The bus will leave the St. Agnes parking lot at 5:30 pm and will return at 10 pm.
  • COST – $10 if you want to ride the bus ($5 for registration + $5 for the bus).  Mary Blythe will register everyone who is riding the bus together so that we get the group rate. $6 if you register online yourself and do not want to ride the bus.
  • NOTE – Deadline is November 14. Put your check made payable to St. Agnes Church in an envelope marked “Mary Blythe – Silver Ring Thing” and take it to the St. Agnes Parish Office (8am – 4pm) or put it in the small plastic bin outside the Convent Door or drop off at Seton Center.

Contact Mary Blythe 412-996-2115 or Susan Cheplic 412-216-6812 with questions.

To read the Catholic Accent article on “The Silver Ring Thing…” click the link below:




2016 Christmas Nut Roll Sale – (benefits the Senior Youth Ministry) Orders are due by Monday, December 5 and can be dropped in the collection basket or at the Parish Office. The cost is $13 per roll. All orders can be picked up on Saturday, Dec 17 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the Resurrection Hall of St Agnes OR on Sunday, Dec 18 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Please make checks payable to St. Agnes Church and on the memo line write “Nut Roll Sale. “. For further information, call Marion T. at 724-863-3953. Click here for an order form: sym-nut-roll-sale-2016

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Advent Supplies Sale, sponsored by the Senior Youth Ministry (SYM), will be held after all Masses the weekends of November 12/13 and November 19/20.  Click here for a list of available items: sym-advent-sale-2016



Christmas music“Holiday Pops” Bus Trip – The annual Christmas trip will be held on Saturday, December 17. Departure will be from Mack Hall (back parking lot) at 1:00 pm. Travel to Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh for the matinee performance of the Pittsburgh Symphony and their annual Christmas show. After the performance, travel to Station Square to enjoy dinner at the beautiful Grand Concourse.   Tickets are limited. Cost is $118 per person. A deposit of $50 is due with reservations. For reservations, contact Mary Jane at 412-751-6283.



 Blessing of the Pets


For photos of the Blessing of the Pets, 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.


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.



lunch bag donationsOperation 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.



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?


20160901_110353Starting October 1, 2016 we will be offering Memorials.  See our new page by clicking here:

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.


Lost and Found – A table will be set up in the back of church on Nov 5/6 with items that have been in the Lost and Found. Please stop by and claim any of the items that are yours. Anything not claimed will be given to St. Vincent DePaul.  Thank you.


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/


card partyChristian Mothers – Reserve your table now for the Annual Fall Card Party. The date is set for Thursday, Oct 27 beginning at 6:30 pm in Mack Hall. Call Mary Ann at 412-751-6053 for reservations and tickets.  Admission fee is $10.


Christmas party reservations are being taken now for the event which will be held on Saturday, December 10 from noon till 3:00 pm.  The venue is once again being held at Banquets Unlimited. Ticket price is $25.  Contact Nina at 724-861-8399 for reservations.


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


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: church sign

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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 (November 14) 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, November 4 following the 8:00 am Mass.



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.

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.


catechist needed

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 skcheplic@dioceseofgreensburg.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


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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