Upcoming Events and Info

 

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 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

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.

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.

Protecting God’s Children Workshop

Protecting God’s Children workshop will be offered at St. Elizabeth Seton on Wednesday, August 23 at 9:00 AM.  You must register online for this session.  Go to www.virtus.org  Go to “first time registrants” and click and then “View a list of sessions”.  Click on Diocese of Joliet and there will be a list of upcoming sessions.  Find August 23 and register there.  Please come a few minutes early so we can begin as close to 9:00 as possible.  No one under 18 can attend.

Labor Day - Monday, September 4
8:15 am Mass

 

ALTAR SERVER TRAINING

Saturday, September 9
9:00-11:00 am in the Church

Requirements:
· 5th Grade student and beyond
· Received Sacrament of Baptism and First Communion
· Registered Parishioner

Please arrive 10 minutes early for registration.  We will start and finish on time.  Please call the Parish Office at (630) 416-3325 to register.

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 7:30pm. 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.

Mark Your Calendars!
SES Ministry Fair
September 16 & 17

 

Pastoral Care Minister Training: For Edward Hospital

 Wednesday, September 20 at 7:30pm in the Church Lower Level

“For I was… ill and you cared for me.” Pastoral Care Ministers visit Catholics who are in a healthcare facility or who are homebound. They offer compassion, a listening presence, prayer and the Eucharist. Pastoral Care Ministers at Edward Hospital bring Holy Communion to the Catholic patients on Wednesdays, on a rotating basis, with each minister visiting once every five to six weeks. Those interested in joining this ministry must be Confirmed Catholics aged 18 or older.  Our next training session will be on Wednesday, September 20 at 7:30pm in the lower level of the Church.  If you would like more information about the Pastoral Care Ministry or if you are planning on attending the training session, please contact Linda Hill at (630) 527-9045 or smandlsh@sbcglobal.net 


St. Vincent de Paul Collection Truck

In the SES Parking Lot September 23 & 24

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.

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.

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 - 6:30-8:00pm 

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 6th (Revised Date)
7:30-9:00pm

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.