Welcome to st. elizabeth seton CATHOLIC CHURCH!

Our Roman Catholic Parish is a very large, welcoming southwest suburban community of over 2,200 families. Despite our large size as a community, we do seek to create a small town community feel.

We seek to be a place where people know one another, form a welcoming parish family, and live out our baptismal call to follow the Lord. Please know you are welcome to join our community.

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    St. Elizabeth Seton Church accepts online donations through GiveCentral.org. 

    Give Central is a safe, secure, and paperless way to make your contribution. It was designed specifically for Catholic Churches and schools in the Chicago area. The site allows you to make automatically repeating payments on a schedule that works best for you, using any credit card, debit card, or electronic bank account. Click the Give Central icon to the left or CLICK HERE.

  • PARISH CALENDAR

    PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED MONDAY, FEB. 19 FOR PRESIDENT'S DAY


    ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

    Thursdays, 7:30 pm, in the downstairs O'Mara Church Hall


    CHILDREN'S LITURGY OF THE WORD

    Offered each Sunday, at 9:30am Mass

    For children ages 5-10. Children will be called forward and process to the Narthex area with an adult facilitator to hear a children's version of the Sunday readings and Gospel.


    MORNING PRAYER FOR LENT

    Liturgy of the Hours, 8:30-9:00am

    Weekdays, M-F, starting Thursday, Feb. 15 through Good Friday, March 29


    EVENING PRAYER

    Wednesdays of Lent at 7:00 pm

    (No Evening Prayer on March 20, Parish Mission)


    WOMEN'S CLUB MEETING

    Tuesday, Feb. 20, in the McBrady Center

    Doors open at 6:15 pm, Meeting begins at 7:00 pm


    LENTEN CANNED FOOD DRIVE

    February 24/25, March 9-10, March 23-24, at all Masses

    Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus


    LENTEN PARISH RECONCILIATION SERVICE

    Sunday, March 3, at 3:00 pm, in the church


    SENIORS OF SETON MEETING

    Tuesday, March 5, 10:00am, in the McBrady Center


    ORDINARY ANGELS FILM AT MARCUS THEATER-ORLAND

    Special Viewing on Wednesday, March 6, 7:00 pm

    Tickets are $12. For ticket purchase call Deacon John Sobol at 708-986-2446 or email jsobol@steseton.com


    LENTEN MORNING OF REFLECTION

    "Peter the Rock: How the Messiah Transformed a Man"
    Wednesday, March 13, 10:00 am, in the McBrady Center

    This one-man show tells story of the Apostle Peter, imprisoned in a Roman jail, who reflects on his life with Jesus Christ. With humor and pathos, performer Jim Walker, presents Peter’s strengths and weaknesses. Seeing Peter as an ordinary man gives

    us hope that God can use us too for his Kingdom.

    Hosted by the Seniors of Seton


    ST. PATRICK/ST. JOSEPH DAY PARTY

    Saturday, March 16, 6:00 pm-12:00 am, in the McBrady Center

    CLICK HERE for flyer details


    LENTEN PARISH MISSION

    March 18/19/20, at 7:00 pm, in the church

    "Women of Wisdom" speakers:

    Sr. Theresa Maltby, RSM, Sr. Kate O'Leary, Kathy Arduino


    TENEBRAE SERVICE

    Wednesday, March 27, at 7:00 pm


    HOLY THURSDAY MASS and WASHING OF FEET

    March 28, 7:00 pm, in the church


    GOOD FRIDAY WALK WITH THE CROSS

    March 29, 1:30 pm, meet outside of the east entrance of the church


    GOOD FRIDAY PASSION OF THE LORD

    March 29, 3:00 pm, in the church


    YOUTH LIVING STATIONS OF THE CROSS

    Good Friday, March 29, 7:00 pm, in the church


    BLESSING OF EASTER BASKETS

    Holy Saturday, March 30, 12 Noon in the church


    EASTER VIGIL

    Holy Saturday, March 30, 7:30 pm


    EASTER SUNDAY MASSES

    March 31, 7:30, 9:30, 11:30 am


  • THIS WEEK'S CHURCH BULLETIN

    FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT

    February 18, 2024


    THIS WEEK'S FOCUS:

    FLOODS BELOW, RAINBOWS ABOVE

    The theme of safe passage through destructive waters to a place of life and hope pervades our understanding of this baptismal season of Lent.


    CURRENT BULLETIN, CLICK ON THE IMAGE                          

    OR LOOKING FOR A PAST BULLETIN? CLICK HERE

  • WELCOME FROM PASTOR

    very REV. WILLIAM T. cORCORAN, Ph.d.

    CLICK HERE FOR A PERSONAL VIDEO WELCOME FROM OUR PASTOR

    Our community has built and enjoys wonderful facilities offering faith formational opportunities for all ages. We have the U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon Award for Academic Excellence Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Regional Catholic grammar school on our campus. We offer an excellent Children's Religious Education program for students in First through Eighth grades. Our beautiful liturgies are complimented with a dynamic Music Program. As a community, we share a strong commitment to social justice and for assisting those in need.

  • Auxiliary Bishops Perry and Wypych Retire,

    Interim Vicars Appointed

    September 19, 2023


    Pope Francis today announced he has accepted the resignations of Auxiliary Bishops Joseph N. Perry and Andrew P. Wypych. Bishop Perry is 75, the age at which Canon

    Law requires bishops to submit their resignation to the pope. Bishop Wypych, 68, has resigned for health reasons.


    “We are blessed to have had the service of Bishops Perry and Wypych for so many

    years. They have made significant contributions to the life of the Church both as priests and as episcopal vicars, and I am grateful for their ministry,” said Cardinal Cupich. “I am particularly pleased that Bishop Perry will continue in his pivotal role as diocesan postulator for the canonization cause of Venerable Augustus Tolton.”


    Cardinal Cupich has announced that Bishop Kevin M. Birmingham, formerly Episcopal Vicar of Vicariate IV, will replace Bishop Perry as Episcopal Vicar of Vicariate VI. In addition, Cardinal Cupich has appointed two priests, Fr. Marek Smolka and

    Fr. William Corcoran, as Interim Vicars of Vicariates IV and V, respectively.


    Father Smolka, a native of Poland, has served as associate pastor of St. Francis Borgia

    Parish and Holy Name Cathedral, both in Chicago. He is now pastor at St. Francis Borgia Parish, dean of Deanery IV-D and coordinator of the Polish Ministry Council.


    Father William Corcoran, a native of Evergreen Park, has served as associate pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Palos Hills and St. John Fisher Parish in Chicago. He was pastor at St. Linus Parish in Oak Lawn and is currently pastor of St. Elizabeth Seton Parish in Orland Hills and dean of Deanery V-E. He has been a faculty member at Quigley Preparatory Seminary South Niles College and Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Seminary.


  • directions

    St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 9300 W. 167th St., Orland Hills, IL  60487

    Click on the icon to the left and enter your location on the Google Maps site. For a print out of directions from major expressways, CLICK HERE.

  • JOIN IN THE eucharistic revival MOVEMENT

    The Eucharistic Revival is a movement that is sponsored by the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB) and centers us, the People of God as Eucharistic People, to be formed, healed, converted, united, and sent out into the world to express our encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist and be witnesses to others. The USCCB set out a three-year plan which began with a Diocesan Revival from June 2022-23. It will culminate with the First National Eucharistic Congress in almost 50 years, taking place in Indianapolis, IN, from July 17-21, 2024. 


    CLICK HERE TO GET DETAILS TO JOIN IN AS A GROUP TO TRAVEL TO THE CONGRESS IN INDIANAPOLIS  FROM ST. ELIZABETH SETON CHURCH


    CLICK HERE OR ON IMAGE TO BE CONNECTED TO THE USSCB EUCHARISTIC REVIVAL HOME SITE

         (This site offers opportunities to engage and be involved in the movement!


    CLICK HERE TO BE CONNECTED TO A WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

         The Heart of the Revival email newsletter helps you enkindle, rekindle, and deepen a living relationship with Jesus in the Eucharist. It’s the simplest way to stay connected to what the National Eucharistic Revival is all about: responding to Our Lord’s personal, loving two-fold invitation: to remain with him in the Eucharist at Mass and in prayer and to go out with him on mission for the life of the world!

         Sign up to receive the newsletter for dynamic weekly reflections, videos, and resources from trusted voices in every corner of the Church. And get a glimpse of how this unprecedented national movement is restoring our culture through every trusting “Yes!” we offer to the Holy Spirit.


    READ THE USSCB DOCUMENT ON THE MYSTERY OF THE LIFE OF THE EUCHARIST IN THE LIFE OF THE CHURCH

        Download the 2021 USCCB document on the Eucharist, the doctrinal source text for the Eucharistic Revival.


    VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED

    Volunteers are needed for a Eucharistic Revival Parish Team. For more information or to volunteer, please email Deacon John Sobol, at jsobol@steseton.com


  • WE ARE FAMILY.  WELCOME HOME.

    Recently over a half million people have come home. You can too! 

    Studies have shown that people who pray regularly and practice their Christian faith are healthier and happier. Experience a positive difference in your life and family by visiting your parish, and encountering Jesus through the Sacraments. Do it for your kids. Do it for yourself. Welcome home. Click on the icon to the left to explore more or CLICK HERE.

  • RENEW MY CHURCH DECISION

    CLICK HERE OR ON IMAGE TO VIEW THE OFFICIAL DECISION STATEMENT

    On Wednesday, May 11, the Archdiocese of Chicago announced the decision for our “Renew My Church “ Orland/Tinley Park grouping: St. Elizabeth Seton, St. George, St. Stephen, St. Julie, St. Francis, St. Michael, Our Lady of the Woods [see page 10-11]. The decision is that there will be no structural changes to the seven parishes involved and all seven parishes are admonished to work more closely together—which we happily have been doing for some time now. The initial grouping team will stay on and begin to flesh out the vision as we move forward, of what the structure will look like having our seven parishes work together. In one way all this is no news, as individually each is a large and thriving parish, but it is a boost to be encouraged to work together.

  • CARDINAL JOSEPH BERNARDIN CATHOLIC SCHOOL

    Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Catholic School is a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon Elementary School since 2008, serving students in 3-year-old Preschool through 8th Grade. CJB is committed to providing an excellent and safe learning environment centered in the Catholic faith and is jointly sponsored by four parishes. Committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and encourages its students to live according to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Learn more by visiting www.cjbschool.org.

  • faith-based guidance on voting in elections from the USCCB

    UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS


    USCCB: Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship

    https://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/faithful-citizenship/upload/forming-consciences-for-faithful-citizenship.pdf


    Catholic Climate Covenant: A Webinar on

    "How Should I Discern Conscience, Discernment, and Voting as an Act of Love"

    https://catholicclimatecovenant.org/resource/im-catholic-how-should-i-discern-conscience-discernment-and-voting-act-love


    National Catholic Review article:

    Bishop McElroy on Voting with Faith and a Conscience

    https://www.ncronline.org/news/opinion/bishop-mcelroy-voting-faith-and-conscience  

  • LAUDATO SI' EVENT:

    INTERSECTION OF SPIRITUALITY AND SCIENCE

    RESPONDING TO THE CRY OF THE EARTH AND THE CRY OF THE POOR


    LAUDATO SI': THE INTERSECTION OF SPIRITUALITY AND SCIENCE

    A TALK WITH BROTHER MARK MACKEY

    Creation is our gift from God and everything in Creation is connected. 

    Brother Mark Mackey, an expert in Catholic Spirituality and Laudato Si' and the Professor of Environmental Science at Loyola, led an intriguing and important talk on the spiritual and scientific underpinnings of Pope Francis' encyclical on the evening of May 23, 2022, at our parish. Click the following link for the opportunity to see the video file of the talk:

    CLICK HERE OR ON THE IMAGE FOR THE VIDEO PRESENTATION LINK

    Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Creation Care Church Teams of St. Elizabeth Seton, St. Stephen, Deacon and Martyr, and Our Lady of the Woods


  • st. elizabeth seton 2023 financial report

    Thank you so much for your ongoing generosity and continual support of the many missions undertaken by St. Elizabeth Seton Parish. Provided is the fiscal year report for July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023. It is an outstanding record of good stewardship. 


    CLICK ON THE IMAGE OR CLICK HERE FOR THE 2023 FINANCIAL REPORT

in loving memory

rev. william gubbins

"Those we hold more dear never truly leave us…

They live on in the love they brought into our lives."

It is with a heavy heart that we share the news on the death of our beloved friend and priest, Father Bill Gubbins, who passed away at 4:30pm on Monday, March 14, 2022. 


FUNERAL MASS FOR REV. WILLIAM GUBBINS
CLICK HERE: Video OR ON IMAGE FOR RECORDED VIDEO MASS
Born into this World: November 20, 1929
Called into Eternal Life: March 14, 2022
MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2022, 6:30 PM

MEMORIAL MASS FOR FATHER BILL GUBBINS

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO MASS

Celebrant: Rev. William Corcoran