Upcoming Events and Info

 

The Diocese of Joliet has launched a new program entitled Renew - Be My Witness to encourage evangelization through small faith groups within the parish. With the support of Fr. Scott, we will be forming small faith groups at St. Elizabeth Seton. If you are currently a part of a small faith group, are willing to lead a new group, or are interested in becoming a member of a small faith group at St. Elizabeth Seton please contact Matt Napoli via phone (630-904- 8556) or e-mail at mattandalicianap@aol.com

Religious Education

Any family who has not registered for Religious Education for 2017-2018, please do so as quickly as possible.  Forms are available on the St. Elizabeth Seton website or outside the RE office.   It is diocesan policy that a child is in the Religious Education program for one full year before receiving sacraments.  A child would need to be in First Grade Religious Education to be on track to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Eucharist in 2nd Grade.  Please call the RE office with questions or concerns. 

As registrations are being  processed, we do need catechists.  Please pray and consider being a catechist for this upcoming year.   It is a wonderful opportunity for you to make a difference in the lives of our children.

Summer Hours

The Parish Office and Religious Education Office will close at 12:00 pm on Fridays from June 2 through September 1.  The Parish Office will be open Monday-Thursday from 8:00am to 4:00pm.  The Religious Education Office will be open Monday-Thursday from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

SHOP-SES


Click here for the complete list of available cards.  
New cards have been added to our list of vendors and walk-up selection!
Use SHOP-SES for College back to school needs.

August  Dates:
August 5-6 – Walk-up sales
August 13 – Pre-orders due for August 19-20 pick-up
August 19-20 – Pre-order pickup and Walk-up sales

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

Workers of Mercy
Saturday, August 5 after 5:00pm Mass

Know a young adult who is looking to meet other Catholic young adults in the area and get involved in service? Invite them for Mass and a kickoff meeting to follow on Saturday, August 5! Pizza will be provided. Contact Sarah at sarah.halweg@gmail.com for more information or with any questions.

Pope Francis wants to hear from young people!

The Vatican has released an online survey for those aged 16-29. The purpose of this survey is to better understand the lived experiences, attitudes and concerns of young people all over the world, in preparation for the 2018 Synod on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment. All are encouraged to participate in this first ever global survey!  Young People can access the survey by going to: https://survey-synod2018.glauco.it/limesurvey/index.php/147718. See the drop down window in the top right corner for survey questions in English.

The Wild Goose – A Formed.org study

The “Wild Goose” was a term that the ancient Celts had for the Holy Spirit. Yes, there is a wildness to the Holy Spirit. The dominant images of the Holy Spirit are a meek dove or the flickering flame of a candle, both of which are in a way accurate. But the Holy Spirit is far more than that. Join us as we learn more about the Holy Spirit by participating in this 14-session video study and discussion. The study will start on Tuesday, September 5 and end on Tuesday, December 19 (we will not meet on October 10 or October 17). There will be both morning and evening sessions available, starting at 9am or 7:3pm. Both sessions will cover the same material. All of the materials for this study are available for free at Formed.org. This study will be facilitated by Linda Hill, a graduate of the Biblical Institute of the Diocese of Joliet. Please contact Linda Hill at smandlsh@sbcglobal.net or 630-527-9045 if you have any questions.

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.

Religious Education
 

Elementary
 

Catechist Information:

Opening Elementary Grade Level Meetings
Kindergarten - To be determined
Sunday, August 27 - 9:45 am - 1st Grade Catechists
Sunday, August 27 - 11:15 am - 2nd Grade Catechists
Sunday, August 27 - 12:30 pm - 3rd Grade Catechists
Monday, August 28 - 7:00 pm - 4th Grade Catechists
Monday, August 28 - 8:00 pm - 5th grade Catechists
Tuesday, August 29 - 7:00 pm - 6th grade Catechists 

Elementary RE classes start the week of September 10 

Catechetical Sunday and Opening RE Mass for all levels:
September 10 - 10:00 am Mass 
Cake Reception after Mass in the Great Hall  

Junior High - Grades 7 and 8


Catechist Training:

EDGE Mandatory Training For Catechists and High School Leaders:
Monday, August 28th - 7:00-8:30pm 

EDGE
7th and 8th Grade begins: Monday, September 11th - 6:30-8:00pm

High School - Grades 9 and 10


Catechist Training

CHOSEN Curriculum Training
9th and 10th Grade Catechists: Wednesday, September 5th
7:00-8:30pm

High School Classes begin September 17th

Important Confirmation Parent Meeting
9th and 10th Grade Parents:

Sunday, August 27th - 7:00pm Great Hall

Confirmation Candidate Badges
Will be available before Masses starting Saturday, September 16th for 10th Graders

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.