Upcoming Events and Info

 

Extraordinary Minister Training

Training for new Extraordinary Ministers of Communion will take place Monday, September 24th at 7:00pm.  Ministers must be confirmed, church-going Catholics in good standing with the Catholic Church.  If you are interested in serving our parish in this way and would like to be considered for this ministry, please RSVP to Joanne Johnson at jmariej3@yahoo.com. If you have served in this capacity at another parish, you still must attend this training in order to serve at SES.

FRIENDS OF THE POOR WALK

Saturday, September 29
Society of St. Vincent de Paul a.k.a. SVdP Conference at SES

This year’s Friends of the Poor Walk will take place on Saturday, September 29th 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/event/2074. 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/2074. Thank you for helping your SES Vincentians do mission work without the airline ticket!!

Waterleaf “BABY BOTTLES FOR LIFE”

This month our parish will be participating in a special fundraiser to promote and further a Culture of Life within our parish and local community. Waterleaf provides practical help; pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, STD testing and treatment as well as continuing education and support for women in our community who would otherwise be at risk for choosing abortion. Last year with the support of churches like St. Elizabeth Seton, Waterleaf served 846 clients, performed 540 pregnancy tests, 404 ultrasounds and rescued 83 babies. Baby bottles will be distributed to parishioners on the weekend Saturday, September 29th and Sunday, September 30th to take home and fill with spare change. Checks should be made payable to St. Elizabeth Seton. Bottles will then be returned to the parish by the weekend Saturday, October 6th and Sunday, October 7th.  This fundraiser is a great way for each member of the family to help in building a Culture of Life. Thank you in advance for your response to the call of the Gospel to serve those in great need! 

OKTOBERFEST

This is a FREE event!!  All Are Welcome to Attend!!
All families are asked to bring either a crock pot of chili, cake or dessert!
Sunday, September 30 - 1:00 - 3:30pm
Food Includes: Chili, Hot dogs and Dessert
Join in the fun by entering your Chili in the Contest!!
Bears Game:  Chicago Bears vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Games and Activities:  Pumpkin Painting, Cake Walk, Craft Activities and more!!
Questions or Volunteer to Help? Email SESParishLife@gmail.com

Matthew The King And His Kingdom Bible Study

Beginning Thursday, October 4 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 be purchased at $28.95 per person. This bible study describes how Jesus established his kingdom based on the Jewish history described in the Old Testament in this 24 part study with a 100 page study guide. Includes study questions and responses. Talk notes, maps, charts, and outlines.  Knights Of Columbus - Contact Name: Mark Meaden - Email: mmeaden3@yahoo.com - 630-969-6537 Home Phone Landline or 630-656-0130 Cell Phone

Blood Drive

Did You Know that donated red blood cells can be stored for only 42 days?   Help increase the blood supply at our local hospitals by donating blood at the St. Elizabeth Seton Blood drive on October 6th from 7:30 am - 11:30 am in the Great Hall.  Each unit donated can save the life of up to 3 people, and as always, the Knights of Columbus will be serving a breakfast of eggs, hash browns, sausage and toast! Sign-up to donate at www.heartlandbc.org, send an email to SESBloodDrives@gmail.com, or by calling Greg at 630.337.3149.  Thank you for helping save local lives!

SHOP-SES

Click here for the complete list of available cards.  
VISA GIFT CARDS are now available at walk-up in $50 and $100 denominations.
Walk-up will be available October 6-7
Pre-orders placed by October 14 will be available for pickup October 20-21
Walk-up and Pre-Order pickup will be available October 20-21

If you have any questions about this program or would like to place an order, please contact us at SHOP-SES2011@comcast.net. Do you have your own Business? Use SHOP-SES cards as special bonuses for your employees.  Thank you for shopping with SHOP-SES cards.

Saturday Night at the Movies!

BABETTE’S FEAST
Join us on Saturday, October 6, in the Great Hall after the 5:00 p.m. Liturgy
6:00 p.m. PIZZA; 6:30 p.m. FILM

In a remote 19th-century Danish village, two sisters, Martina and Philippa, lead a rigid life centered around their father, the local minister, and their church.  Babette comes to them in the night to find refuge after losing her family. She turns out to be a magnificent chef and blesses the town with a stunning feast in honor of the father on the 100th anniversary of his birth.  It proves to be an eye-opening experience for everyone.  Please come and join us after the 5:00 p.m. Liturgy on Saturday, October 6. If you have any questions, please contact John O’Grady at SESAdultFaithFormation@gmail.com.

In Honor of the Feast of St. Francis - Blessing of the Animals

On Sunday, October 7th 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.

Make plans now to join Rosary Coast to Coast

October 7 – Feast of the Holy Rosary
Join in Prayer for Our Nation with others all over the US and Canada at 3 PM at
St. Elizabeth Seton Parish.  Questions? See http://rosarycoasttocoast.com/ or Email Gilmore.margaret@yahoo.com

Mark your Calendars for an All-Parish Event:
A Weekend of Music with Composer Dan Schutte

St. Elizabeth Seton will be hosting nationally-known composer Dan Schutte the weekend of October 12, 13, and 14.  As a parishioner, you have been enriched by many of the inspiring songs written by this talented composer.  The weekend will begin with a Friday evening Concert. A morning of reflection led by Dan will take place on Saturday morning. On Sunday morning, this talented musician will participate with our parish Adult and High School Choirs in the music ministry at the 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. liturgies.  All events are free and open to the public.

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 20/21 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.

Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick

Saturday, October 27- 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.

All Saints

(Holy Day of Obligation)
Thursday, November 1
8:15am and 7:00pm Masses

All Souls Novena of Masses

November is the month in which we traditionally remember all of those who have died, our family and friends who have gone before us. We especially remember them on the Feast of All Souls on November 2. This year we will be celebrating a Novena of Masses (9 in all) for all of your Beloved Deceased Family and Friends.  All Souls envelopes were included in your envelope packet and will also be available at the Welcome Desk or outside the maintenance office. Please take a few minutes to list the names of everyone you would like remembered, and place it in the collection basket. Those envelopes will be placed on the Altar for each of the Nine Masses of our Novena.  Whether or not you choose to include a stipend in the envelope is your choice, it is not required. But we do want to include all the names in the Mass intentions. The dates for the Novena Masses will be found in the Bulletin, starting on November 2, the Feast of All Souls.

All Souls Day Memorial Mass

They are also in the hearts and minds of those who loved and cared for them.  Perhaps your loss was some time ago. Maybe it was very recent.  If you had to travel away from the community to the funeral of a loved one, coming home again might have left you with a feeling of incompleteness.  A Memorial Mass will be offered on the Feast of All Souls on Friday, November 2 at 7:00 pm for all of the deceased family members of our faith community of St. Elizabeth Seton Parish.  We hope you can join us and look forward to your presence as we remember and pray for your loved ones.

Harvest Sunday

Food Collection - Sunday, November 4

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!

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