frequently asked questions

Q.  Can I join St. Elizabeth Seton Church if I don’t live within the parish boundaries?
Yes. Anyone is welcome to join our parish.

Q. How can I register for the parish?

You can stop in the parish office during regular office hours and fill out a parish registration form. A parish registration form can also be obtained from our website and returned to the church office; placed in the collection basket at any of the weekend Masses; or, mailed to the St. Elizabeth Seton Parish office (address can be found on home page). Please click HERE for the parish registration form.

Q.  How can I become a Catholic?
Please contact our parish office at 708-403-0101 to obtain all information on the process of joining the R.C.I.A. (Rite of Initiation for Adults) program. Please visit the RCIA link on this website for more information. 

Q.  How can I schedule a Baptism?
We will be happy to schedule your child’s Baptism if you are a registered parishioner, or your parent(s) or grandparent(s) are registered at St. Elizabeth Seton Church. If no one is yet registered, you can fill out a parish registration form at the time you are scheduling the Baptism. Please call the parish office during regular office hours and the receptionist will be happy to schedule a Baptism over the phone. Parents are also required to attend a Baptismal Class prior to the reception of the sacrament. Classes are held once a month and last approximately one hour. Our receptionist will provide upcoming class dates and time. Please call the parish office at 708-403-0101.

Q.  How can I schedule a Wedding? What are the guidelines for scheduling a wedding?
Congratulations! We will be happy to schedule your wedding for you if you are a registered parishioner, or your parent(s) or grandparent(s) are registered at St. Elizabeth Seton Church. If no one is yet registered, you must speak with one of our priests. Details/requirements regarding the sacrament will be discussed with you at the time your wedding is scheduled. Couples will be required to attend a Pre-Cana course and a Wedding Workshop. (This information will be given to you when you meet with one of our parish priests.) For more information click HERE to visit the Wedding page site.

Q.  How do I register my child(ren) for Religious Education Faith Sessions?
Please call the St. Elizabeth Seton Religious Education office at 708-403-0137.


Q.  How can I register my child(ren) for Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Catholic School?
Please call the Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Catholic School office at 708-403-6525 or visit their website at www.cjbschool.org.
 
Q.  How do I contact the Bulletin Editor?
You can contact the Bulletin Editor by calling the parish office at 708-403-0101 or you can email our bulletin editor at raila@steseton.com.

Q.  Who do I contact to advertise on one of pages in the back of the church bulletin?
To find out how to advertise and fees for publication on the back of the bulletin please contact the J.S. Paluch Company at 847-678-9300. 

Q.  How can I contact the parish for the “Anointing of the Sick”?
The parish offers the Anointing of the Sick after the 9am Mass every Monday. For an emergency sick call for an anointing, please call the parish office at 708-403-0101.

Q.  When is the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)?
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered on Saturday, between 4:15-4:45pm in the Reconciliation Room of the church. During the Advent and Lenten Season, St. Elizabeth Seton Church offers  the opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation as a parish at a special Parish Reconcilation Service.

Q.  How do I notify the parish if I am moving?  
We kindly ask that you contact the parish office at 708-403-0101 to update our records or if you will no longer be a registered parishioner of St. Elizabeth Seton Church.

Q. Can I have my weekly contributions be automatically withdrawn from my bank account instead of using weekly envelopes?
     Yes! Weekly contributions can be automatically withdrawn from your bank account. Simply fill out the Automatic Withdrawal Form (please click HERE to download form), fill out the form and bring it in to the church office for verification. Please contact Donna Stolinski at 708-403-0101, ext. 106, or email her at dstolinski@steseton.com with questions.

Q. How do I purchase a paver stone as a memorial for a loved one?
Located outside of our church Narthex, surrounding the "Jesus and the Children" Statue, engraved paving stones can be purchased as a memorial or as an act of thanksgiving for a special friend or family member. Paver stones have two price categories: Paver stones are $300 ($500 for inner circle location). A paver stone can be engraved with a total of 42 spaces with (14 letters per line with three line maximum per paver. Please download the Brick Paver Order Form HERE. For more information please call our Business Manager, Donna Stolinski, at 708-403-0101 or email dstolinski@steseton.com.


Q. How can I obtain a Mass Intention/Card?
Mass Intentions/Cards can be obtained in the parish office for any Mass time offered at St. Elizabeth Seton Church. There is a suggested $10 donation for each Mass Intention requested. A Mass Card is available if one is desired. The Mass Intention will be published in the church bulletin and announced at the designated Mass. Mass Intentions can be requested for healing, in thanksgiving, celebratory or for the deceased. Please call the parish office at 708-403-0101 for information.

Q.  We are celebrating a special anniversary. Who do I contact to have our vows renewed?
Please call the Parish Office at 708-403-0101.   


Q.  Who do I talk to if I would like to volunteer as a: Greeter, Eucharistic Minister, Lector, or Sacristan?
To learn more about any of these ministries please click HERE to be redirected to the Ministries of the Liturgy page. To volunteer, please contact our Director of Liturgy, Claudia Nolan at 708-403-0101, ext. 102, or click on her email address, cnolan@steseton.com.

Q.  When can my child become an Altar Server?
Information regarding this ministry can be found by clicking HERE to be redirected to the Ministries of the Liturgy page.

Q.  How can I join one of the Choirs offered at St. Elizabeth Seton Church?
Please contact our Music Director, Linda McKeague at 708-403-0101, ext. 112 or click on her email address,  lm@steseton.com.