Upcoming Events and Info

Hurricane Harvey/Irma Relief

Second Collection September 30/October 1

In cooperation with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Bishop R. Daniel Conlon asks that an emergency collection be taken on September 30-October 1 at each parish. This emergency collection will be used both to support the humanitarian and recovery efforts of Catholic Charities USA and to provide pastoral and rebuilding support to impacted dioceses. If you wish to contribute online rather than in the basket, you can donate HERE.   All funds will go to Catholic Charities-USA. These funds will be directed to Catholic Charities-USA where they can be spread throughout the areas of greatest need. 

Book Study - Jesus:  A Historical Portrait

Parishioner John O’Grady, as part of the requirements for a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies from Catholic Theological Union, has volunteered to lead a book study of Jesus: A Historical Portrait. The book was written by Daniel J. Harrington, S.J. (1940-2014), one of the great treasures of American Catholic biblical scholarship. In his book, Fr. Harrington explores issues surrounding the life of Christ, with fascinating sidebars and engaging questions for reflection and discussion. His book is perfectly suited for parish studies. The cost of the book including shipping and handling will be $12.75. If interested in participating in this brief study lasting perhaps 6 to 8 weeks, please contact John at Jogrady@student.ctu.edu or via phone at (630) 699-6106. We will meet for one hour on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. beginning on Wednesday, September 27th


Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Saturday, September 30

This year’s Friends of the Poor Walk will take place on Saturday, September 30th at All Saints Academy. Come join your neighbors and Naperville friends for a 1.9 mile scenic walk starting and ending at All Saints and including the beautiful River Walk. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. with the walk taking place at 10:00 a.m.  Who benefits from the Friends of the Poor Walk? We ALL do!  You are helping the “Vincentians” in our parish help our neighbors in need who live in our parish. By participating in the walk, you will burn calories and feel better both physically and psychologically! You are helping to spread goodness throughout our very own parish! You are providing the means for personal service to those in need right in Naperville. To register online:  To join us as a walker, please visit www.fopwalk.org - Select “Illinois” then “Next” - Scroll down to “Naperville District Friends of the Poor Walk” then “Register to Walk”.  Follow  the remainder of directions.  Unable to walk with us but would like to contribute? To join us as a sponsor, please go to www.fopwalk.org/walker/41153


The Diocese of Joliet has launched a new program entitled Be My Witness to encourage  evangelization through the formation of small faith groups. With the support of Fr. Scott, we are in the process of forming small faith groups at St. Elizabeth Seton. We will start with a Kick Off Mass and Pizza Party at the 5:00pm mass on September 30. The small faith groups would begin meeting once/month beginning in October. ALL ARE WELCOME. We are seeking young adults, singles, married couples, divorcees, widows/widowers, those new to the faith/wanting to learn more, those wanting to come back "home", etc. You can form your own group or ask to be placed in a to-be-formed group.  If you are interested or want to learn more about the program, please contact Matt Napoli via phone (630-904-8556) or e-mail at mattandalicianap@aol.com.

In Honor of the Feast of St. Francis - Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, October 1st

On Sunday, October 1st at 1:00 P.M., we will celebrate a Blessing of the Animals in the East “Barking Lot” of St. Elizabeth Seton.  We all love our pets and this is a wonderful opportunity for the parish community of St. Elizabeth Seton to get together with our fellow animal lovers and have God’s blessings bestowed upon our cherished pets.   Bring any creature that woofs, meows, chirps, or squeaks!  Please keep your animals in control at all times by either having them on a leash or holding them in your arms.  Some may want to bring their pets in convenient pet carriers.  Also, please bring clean up materials in case of any accidents.

Open to Women of the Diocese 
"A Balanced Act -
Understanding Martha & Mary - Working and Prayer"

Sunday, October 1 - 4:00-6:30PM - at St. Elizabeth Seton

Women of the Way invites women of all ages to encounter Jesus.  These events follow the format of the Catholic Man Nights, beginning with inspirational praise and worship, exposition of the Blesssed Sacrament, Benediction, short witness talk, refreshments and table talk.  See Facebook page WOW - Women of the Way for current information.

October 3-5 - 8:15am Mass

Due to the Priest’s Convocation from Tuesday, October 3 through Thursday, October 5, there will be a Communion Service at 8:15am.

The Great Adventure Bible Study Timeline

Beginning Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 7:30 P.M. - 24 DVD Sessions meeting once a week on Thursday evenings at SES. Schedule and location to be announced later. Will need at least 10 participants to make this happen. Hoping for more. Study guides can also be purchased at $34.95 per person. More information to be announced later.  The Great Adventure Bible Study Timeline takes participants on a journey through the entire bible. Goes into each period of salvation history. Uses a unique color coded system to learn about major people, places, and events. Brings them all together to reveal the remarkable story of our faith.  Email Mark Meaden at mmeaden3@yahoo.com for more information.


DuPage PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) provides overnight shelter and meals for people who are homeless.  Each month SES hosts PADS at St Margaret Mary Church, 1450 Green Trails Dr. Naperville, IL.  This month SES will be hosting PADS on October 5 & 6. To volunteer or donate food, please see the sign up sheets posted on the lower level of the church in front of the RE office.  Unaccompanied youth between the ages of 14 and 16 years must have a signed permission slip from their parent.  Please visit the PADs website at dupagepads.org to register as a volunteer.


Create your own 12 x 12 Canvas under the guidance of Kim Roth Art.  Kim Roth is both a parishioner and an Art Instructor and for this one night only the Parish Life Commission will be hosting SES PAINT NIGHTFriday, October 6 from 6:30–9:00pm. $30 per person - Tickets on Sale after Masses Sept 23-24 and Sept 30-Oct 1.

Blood Drive

School is back in session, Autumn is in the air, and our local hospitals need your help!  Please schedule an appointment to donate blood on Saturday October 7 from 7:30-11:30am in the Great Hall and save someone’s life! Sign up for an appointment at www.heartlandbc.org, by calling Greg at 357.3703, or emailing SESBloodDrives@gmail.com. Walk-ins also accepted. All donors will also receive a full breakfast.


Click here for the complete list of available cards.  
Use SHOP-SES for Dining Out
 (Coffee Shops, Fast Food or Restaurants)

October  Dates:
Oct 7-8 – Walk-up sales
Oct 15 – Pre-orders due for Oct 21-22 pick-up
Oct 21-22 – Pre-order pickup and Walk-up sales

If you have any questions about this program, please contact us at SHOP-SES2011@comcast.net

Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick

Saturday, October 14 - 5:00 pm Mass

As an opportunity for additional grace and healing, the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is offered for those who suffer from a chronic ailment, those who are anticipating a hospital stay, and those who are acutely ill.  There are many examples in the Gospels where Jesus extended his hands and prayed over those who came to him sick in body or mind.  In the Acts of the Apostles we see that the first Christian communities also were called upon to pray over individuals who were in need of healing.  This Sacrament is offered during Mass so that the whole Community present can pray with the Priest for those who come forward.  Come and receive the invitation of grace and find peace in the midst of your pain and suffering.  For additional information please contact Parish Center at (630) 416-3325.

Undy Sunday

St. Elizabeth Seton is helping Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet and the individuals and families they serve by collecting NEW underwear, undershirts, socks, and diapers for children and adults from low-income households. Collection will be held in the narthex and lower level the weekend of October 14/15 after all masses. All sizes are needed.  For more information on Undy Sunday or how you can help with a donation, please call Jeanne Sheridan at 630-985-0363.

Used Book Resale

So many of us have lots of books sitting on shelves that we have read, we are planning to read some day, or they just didn’t live up to our expectations. There are many people who would just love to read those very books.  And there are other peoples’ books YOU would love to read and own.  It’s time to recycle books.  And the Environment Ministry is going to help you out! We will be accepting books for the resale on Friday, October 13th from 3 to 7 P.M. in the lower level of SES church.  NO TEXTBOOKS PLEASE!!!  We will also accept puzzles in good condition. Saturday, October 14 from 9am to 6pm, and Sunday, October 15 from 8am to 1pm will be the BIGGEST BOOK RESALE AROUND.  We will ask 50 cents for hard covers and 25 cents for paper backs.  Coffee table books may be a little more expensive depending on their condition.  The left over books will be donated to St. Vincent de Paul.  PLEASE COME!!!  ALSO TELL YOUR BOOKWORM FRIENDS THAT SES IS THE PLACE TO BE FOR THE BEST BARGAIN IN TOWN.  MAKE A DIFFERENCE – REUSE --- RECYCLE!!!

Greeter Training

The Greeter Ministry is looking for help.  Are you looking for a way to get involved at St. Elizabeth Seton?  Greeters welcome the congregation as they enter church and we help things run smoothly before, during and after mass.  Most greeters volunteer at one or two masses a month and find it to be a satisfying way to contribute to the parish. If you’re interested, please plan to come to our New Greeter Training on EITHER Thursday, October 19 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. OR Saturday, October 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.  No need to RSVP.  If you have questions, contact Bob Ross at 357-0663 or shariandbob@aol.com  

Has Your Phone Number Changed?

Many households are disconnecting their landlines and using their cell phones as their primary form of contact.  In order to keep our database and phone directory up to date, we need to know if your contact information has changed. If you no longer have a landline, do you want your cell phone number to be used as the primary contact?  Do you wanted it published in the annual phone directory? Please contact the Parish Office at 630-416-3325 or email stelizabethseton@gmail.com to let us know!


St Vincent de Paul is here to help.
Call confidentially 630-416-3325 x6409



Please contact the Parish Office or see the weekly bulletin to get more information on these upcoming events.