welcome to the saint elizabeth seton

daily/weekend mass registration portal

TO REGISTER FOR REGULAR WEEKEND/DAILY MASSES:

CLICK ON THE DESIRED MASS COLORED BOX ABOVE

TO LINK TO THE SIGN UP REGISTRATION PORTAL.

The Archdiocese of Chicago mandates space limits and requires registration for all Masses/liturgies. 

At this time, we are permitted 20% capacity (200) people. Masks/six-foot distancing are required at all times. 


PLEASE NOTE:

  1. Registration lists for upcoming weekend and daily Masses are generated prior to Mass times for entry into the church. 
  2. The MASS SIGN UP LIST is printed one hour before all Masses. It is still mandatory/required for you to register for Mass for an accurate head count as well as your contact information in the event of any health alert of a COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS nature. Thank you for your patience and understanding. 
  3. Each Mass has a volunteer team to assist you. Strict disinfecting guidelines will be adhered to before/after every Mass/Service.
  4. Archdiocesan guidelines for CORONAVIRUS allows Holy Communion by wafer will be given at Masses but we will refrain from the distribution of Holy Communion to the faithful via the chalice.

A RECORDED WEEKEND MASS IS AVAILABLE ON SUNDAY AFTER 9:00 AM FROM THIS WEBSITE AND

OUR FACEBOOK PAGE [St. Elizabeth Seton Church-Orland Hills]

For Mass registration assistance call the parish office at 708-403-0101.

PLEASE NOTE:

While our parish staff will attempt to take appropriate precautions consistent with the advice of public health authorities, parishioners and guests should understand that they assume the risk of contracting COVID-19 any time they enter a public space since such precautions do not eliminate the risk of infection.

FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

Sunday, May 2, 2021


THIS WEEK'S FOCUS:

FLOWING WITH ABUNDANT LIFE

     Just as trees and other living things are nourished by sap flowing and sustaining life, so we must keep our own lives nourished by the life that flows to us through Christ.


Let us pray:

Jesus, you ask over and over again to love each another. You know us. You know that we do not stay in communion with you as well as we could. Strengthen us to follow you more closely. As you did for the early Church, build up the people of faith in this Easter season. We will praise you, O Lord, in the assembly of your people! Amen!

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memorial of saint joseph the worker

morning prayer

may 1, 2021

To foster deep devotion to Saint Joseph among Catholics, and in response to the “May Day” celebrations for workers sponsored by Communists, Pope Pius XII instituted the feast of Saint Joseph the Worker in 1955. This feast extends the long relationship between Joseph and the cause of workers in both Catholic faith and devotion. Beginning in the Book of Genesis, the dignity of human work has long been celebrated as a participation in the creative work of God. By work, humankind both fulfills the command found in Genesis to care for the earth (Gn 2:15) and to be productive in their labors. Saint Joseph, the carpenter and foster father of Jesus, is but one example of the holiness of human labor.


     Jesus, too, was a carpenter. He learned the trade from Saint Joseph and spent his early adult years working side-by-side in Joseph’s carpentry shop before leaving to pursue his ministry as preacher and healer. In his encyclical Laborem Exercens, Pope John Paul II stated: “the Church considers it her task always to call attention to the dignity and rights of those who work, to condemn situations in which that dignity and those rights are violated, and to help to guide [social] changes so as to ensure authentic progress by man and society.”


     Saint Joseph is held up as a model of such work. Pius XII emphasized this when he said, “The spirit flows to you and to all men from the heart of the God-man, Savior of the world, but certainly, no worker was ever more completely and profoundly penetrated by it than the foster father of Jesus, who lived with Him in closest intimacy and community of family life and work.”

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2021 LENTEN STATIONS OF THE CROSS


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2021 parish mission (THREE TALKS)

February 25, 2021

Rev. William Gubbins

TOPIC: The Five Mountains Jesus

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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.

JOIN ON FACEBOOK roundedfacebook

  • 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.

  • THIS WEEK'S CHURCH BULLETIN

    FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

    May 2, 2021


    TODAY'S FOCUS:

    FLOWING WITH ABUNDANT LIFE

    Just as trees and other living things are nourished by sap flowing and sustaining life, so we must keep our own lives nourished by the life that flows to us through Christ.


    CURRENT BULLETIN: CLICK ON IMAGE OR LOOKING FOR A PAST BULLETIN?

    CLICK HERE

  • 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.

  • PARISH CALENDAR

    ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

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


    HOPE EMPLOYMENT MINISTRY

    Tuesday, May 4, 7pm, in the McBrady Center

    Masks, six foot social distancing and temperatures will be taken at the door.

    Registration is required. Register at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/hopemay


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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  

  • annual parish financial report

    2019-2020 PARISH FINANCIAL REPORT

    PLEASE CLICK HERE OR ON THE IMAGE TO VIEW FOR THE FIVE PAGE REPORT

    I want to thank everyone for their ongoing generosity, and their support for the many missions of our parish. Included is a two-page photo album of activities that have been going on since mid-March. As a parish we continue to be on our feet and building God’s kingdom. 

    Father Bill Corcoran

  • COVID 19 CORONAVIRUS PARISH UPDATES

    WE WILL POST VIDEO WEEKEND MASSES ON THIS WEBSITE AND ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE [Saint Elizabeth Seton Church - Orland Hills] after 9:00 PM on the Saturday of the weekend liturgy.


    REOPENING LETTER AND GUIDELINES SUMMARY

    ARCHDIOCESE OF CHICAGO

    Please click HERE to view the official Archdiocese statement and guidelines

    DAILY MASS FROM HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL

         ABC7 will air the Mass on Sunday at 9:30am, starting Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 4pm at www.archchicago.org. All Masses are available at YouTube.com/catholicchicago and on the Archdiocese of Chicago Facebook page https:/www.facebook.com/archchicago/

         The Archdiocese of Chicago will offer online weekday Masses and Sunday Masses at 10am at www.archchicago.com..For more information, please visit: archicago.org/coronavirus.