Religious Education Registration for 2012-2013
You are still able to register for Religious Education for 2012-2013. Forms are available outside the RE office or online. Children entering first grade needs to be in our program one year before preparing for the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. We welcome any new families or families who have not participated in RE in the past. We also need catechists for all grade levels.
Parish Office Summer Hours
Effective May 28 – August 31
The Parish Center and Religious Education offices will begin their summer hours during the week of May 28. The Parish Center will be open Monday-Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (closed from 12:30 to 1:30 P.M.). On Fridays, hours will be 8:00 a.m. to noon. The Religious Education office will be open Monday-Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. On Friday, hours will be 9:00 a.m. to noon.
Father’s Day Novena of Masses
We will be celebrating a Novena of Masses (Nine Masses) at St. Elizabeth Seton beginning on Father’s Day to be offered for all the Men, living and deceased who have touched us in some way, and whom we want to remember with a series of Masses. For those who have lost Fathers and Grandfathers, it is especially fitting to remember them in this fashion since we cannot each have a Mass intention on Father’s Day and the week following. Please be thinking of the names you would want included on the altar for those Masses. Envelopes for those names will be in the pews on the weekend of June 2-3 for your intentions. This is the same type of Novena of Masses we did for Mother’s Day. But this time we remember those men both living and deceased. Please be prepared to give us the names of those men from your lives whom you would like remembered.
Blessing of Graduates
June 2/3 at all Masses
Fr. Ted Hochstatter, African Missionary to speak at all Masses June 9 & 10
Fr. Ted Hochstatter is a Franciscan Priest who has been working in the mission lands of Africa for most of his ministry. He was personally invited almost 20 years ago by Mother Theresa to minister to her sisters, the Missionaries of Charity in Africa. He responded to her call and has some wonderful experiences to share with us. Fr. Ted is the brother of our parishioner, Kenneth Hochstatter, and also attended Quincy University with Fr. Dick. Please welcome Fr. Ted – a free will offering will be taken up as a second collection at each Mass on June 9 & 10. Please be generous to support his work.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion – Training
Saturday, June 2 – 10:00 a.m.
Another opportunity to participate and join the ministry of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. This is also an invitation for any teens that have made their Confirmation and would like to join this ministry. This is a very special ministry, a chance for you to serve the Lord by ministering to His faithful. We especially need ministers for the Saturday 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:30 a.m. Masses, please consider this ministry.
St Elizabeth Seton Conference of the St Vincent dePaul Society
SES.SVdP Clothing Drive - June 2 & 3
Our parish is holding a clothing drive for the St. Vincent de Paul Society. We are in need of all types of clothing, shoes, linens, blankets, coats, kitchen items and all varieties of household items. As of January 1st – for your convenience – we are now accepting all computer equipment, monitors, fax machines, radios and televisions for recycling. For furniture pick up, please call 630-231-4658 , the Society will send a truck to your home for large items.
Important June Dates:
June 2-3 Walk-up sales
June 10 Pre-orders due.
June 16-17 Pre-order pickup and Walk-up sales.
Summary of results for May:
May Sales: $10,420.00
May Profit: $360.30
SHOP-SES cards make great Father’s day and Graduation gifts!
Spring Projects – we have all the major hardware stores available.
Can you do this? Will you help?
Altar Server Training
Saturday, June 9th
8:30-11:00am in the Worship Center
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 (630) 416-3325 to register
THE SOLEMNITY OF THE PRECIOUS BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST (CORPUS CHRISTI)
June 10, 2012 after the 11:30 A.M. Mass
Eucharistic Procession at St. Elizabeth Seton Parish
Can you participate in our Eucharistic procession? We would like to especially invite our First Communicants, Confirmandi and Neophytes to participate in the annual Corpus Christi procession on June 10 after the 11:30 Mass. We will process around our campus to an altar near the Mary Garden praising Jesus who is present to us in the Blessed Sacrament. At the outdoor altar, we’ll have Benediction prayers and song.
We have need for adult volunteers to carry the canopy, the banners as well as servers for the Crucifix and candles. We also welcome children who could carry flower baskets of rose petals to drop in the procession before the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. If anyone would like to take part in this moving ceremony, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. There will be a rehearsal during the week before the feast day.
This Procession and Benediction will be offered for reconciliation and recommitment for the safety of all children from abuse, and for those whose lives have been ruined by false accusations. Please offer prayers for this intention at that time, as they are prayed for in the Eucharistic Chapel.
Vacation Bible School
Old Testament Tales
July 16 – 20, 2012
Registration is still available for children entering Kindergarten – 5th Grade.
Registration forms are on the website or outside the RE office.
Happy Father’s Day!
God our Father,
in your wisdom and love you made all things.
Bless those fathers who have taken upon themselves, the responsibility of parenting.
Bless those who have lost a spouse to death … or divorce
who are parenting their children alone.
Strengthen them by your love that they may be and become
the loving, caring persons they are meant to be.
Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen
Wednesday, July 4 – 9:00 A.M. Mass
All Parish Offices will be closed