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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  • PARISH CALENDAR

    PLEASE NOTE: MASKS ARE OPTIONAL


    ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

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


    WISDOM AND WINE with Dr. Steve Millies

    Friday, July 15, 7pm, in the McBrady Center

    Tickets are $10 each (must purchase by July 10) available in the parish office

    Wisdom and Wine is an adult faith formation event that allows adults to come together in a relaxed atmosphere for social time and spiritual development. Attendees are invited to participate in engaging discussion following the presentation on a current Catholic topic. We begin the evening with a Fair Trade Wine discussion, enjoy four light, refreshing wine pours with surprising food pairings (including Garrett’s Popcorn and White Castles!), a delectable sweet table and fair trade coffee will be served. Join us for a great night and bring your appetite!

    CLICK HERE FOR FLYER AND INFORMATION

  • THIS WEEK'S CHURCH BULLETIN

    FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIE

    JULY 3, 2022


    THIS WEEK’S GOSPEL FOCUS: 

    PENTECOST PROMO

    As Jesus continues his journey to Jerusalem, he sends out some of his followers in a preview of what will be expected of them following the descent of the Spirit at Pentecost.


    CURRENT BULLETIN, CLICK ON IMAGE

    OR LOOKING FOR A PAST BULLETIN? CLICK HERE

  • WELCOME FROM PASTOR

    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.

  • 2022 lenten parish mission

    GUEST SPEAKER: Fr. Larry McBrady

    April 4/5/6, 2022

    TOPIC: MEETINGS WITH GOD

    (Click on individual link for each night (one hour recordings)

    Monday, April 4-In our Problems and Sufferings

    https://youtu.be/7upsTq4HyLQ

    Tuesday, April 5-In the Here and Now

    https://youtu.be/6PvopvhOqH0

    Wednesday, April 6-In the Road to Freedom

    https://youtu.be/VBiteaGg9Pc

  • DONATE through give central

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • a greeting from bishop wypych

    Click the image for a video presentation or HERE for letter

    A PERSONAL PENTECOST GREETING FROM OUR

    ARCHDIOCESE OF CHICAGO VICARIATE V BISHOP

    MOST REV. ANDREW PETER WYPYCH

  • VICARIATE V GOOD SAMARITAN PROJECT MESSAGE

    NAVIGATING THESE CHALLENGING TIMES


    CLICK HERE TO HEAR A MESSAGE FROM FATHER BILL CORCORAN

    Father Bill Corcoran is the pastor of St. Elizabeth Seton parish in Orland Park. He has worked hard during the pandemic to care for his parishioners and their needs. Father Corcoran has served as a priest for over 40 years in the Archdiocese of Chicago. In addition to his duties as pastor, Fr. Corcoran is the current dean for local parishes. As dean he helps pastors from local parishes to navigate through these challenging times.

  • 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  

  • lenten stations of the cross

    WEEK ONE: Traditional Video (Presenters: Larry and Sue Avila)

    WEEK TWO: Video Social Justice (Presenter: Carol Davis and Andy Panelli)

    WEEK THREE: CANCELED

    WEEK FOUR: Perspective of a Child and Adult

    WEEK FIVE: Video Road to Emmaus

    WEEK SIX: Video Youth of our Parish


  • HOMEBUILD 2022

    MULTI -PARISH EVENT, JUNE 3-5, 2022

    Location of build: St. Julie Billiart Church campus


    Together with the assistance of Crossroads Missions, seven parishes of Vicariate VE aim to assist Will County Habitat for Humanity through fundraising for building materials, and by constructing the house framing in the Build Day. The walls are transported to the home site where Will County Habitat for Humanity will complete the house with other volunteers and skilled tradespeople. Upon completion, the home will be dedicated to a family in need.


    HOSTED BY THE PARISHES OF: St. Elizabeth Seton, St. George, St. Julie Billiart, St. Michael, St. Stephen, Deacon and Martyr, St. Francis of Assisi, and Incarnation.


    VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED!

    You do not need special skills or abilities to be a participant. We need children, teens (under 18 requires parental participation), adults, and seniors for a variety of roles:

    prepares, crew build leaders, builders, hospitality, registration, and cleaners/safety. 

    CLICK HERE FOR A BROCHURE WITH INFORMATION

    CLICK HERE FOR THE REGISTRATION FORM

    CLICK HERE FOR THE AUTHORIZATION WAIVER FORM


    PLEASE DONATE!

    We need to raise approximately $15,000 to fund this project. For a complete list of donor opportunities: CLICK HERE FOR THE DONOR LIST FORM


    Information/Registration Forms

    available in our church Narthex

    Contact:

    Maryola Ward, 708-906-0297

    Mike York, 708-910-4040

  • 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


  • 2022 CO-ED RECREATIONAL YOUTH SOFTBALL

    Practices begin week of June 6, 2022, 6:30pm

    Games begin June 13, 2022, 6:30pm


    Saint Elizabeth Seton Parish is rebooting recreational Youth Co-Ed 16” Softball Team that will play against other local parishes. This is non-competitive and recreational allowing a great opportunity to gather in communion as “One Body in Christ” with friends or meet new friends to enjoy a classic Chicago summertime activity.

    Questions? Contact John Sobol: jfsobol@gmail.com

    CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION FORM

  • JULY DRIVE TO SUPPORT UKRAINE

    As we celebrate our many freedoms this month of July, St. Elizabeth Seton Church invites you to pray and support the Ukrainian people fighting for their freedoms with this special July collection. All proceeds will be given directly to Catholic Relief Services/Ukraine. The St. Elizabeth Seton Social Action Ministry thanks you for your support.


    HOW YOUR DONATION HELPS

    FOOD ASSISTANCE: Field kitchen that provide hot lunches and snacks

    RECEPTION SERVICES: Reception services at offices, train stations, and other locations for displaced people with clothing, information, referrals, food, water, hygiene items, and counseling services.

    TRANSPORTATION OF DISPLACED FAMILIES: To friends, families, and local social services.

    EVACUATION CENTERS PROVIDE SHELTER, FOOD, & COUNSELING SERVICE FOR DISPLACED FAMILIES: These centers will include support to address emotional care including case management and child-friendly spaces, and provides temporary shelter to over 1,400 persons daily.


    CLICK the "SUPPORT UKRAINE" image to be directed to our GIVE CENTRAL donation site. 

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. Father Gubbins suffered a massive devastating hemorrhagic stroke/brain bleed Friday night, March 11, 2022. He will be deeply missed. May he rest in peace.


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

     On learning the news of Fr. Bill Gubbins having a catastrophic hemorrhagic brain bleed/stroke, a Mass to pray for him was arranged. Fr. Gubbins died at 4:30 pm that same day. The St. Elizabeth Seton Parish community gathered in a very full church, to pray, give thanks and reflect on the gift of his life to us. A recitation of the Rosary followed Mass.

thirteenth sunday in ordinary time

June 26, 2022
Celebrant: Rev. John Zurek
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