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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  • 2024 LENTEN PARISH MISSION

    Join us for our time of spiritual renewal!

    We have three devoted women of faith who are sharing their gifts with us on our Lenten journey. We hope you'll join us for prayer, wisdom, and fraternity! As each night is recorded, we will share the video here and on our Facebook page. 

    SESSION 1: "Finding and Sharing Kindness" by Kathy Arduino

    March 18

    CLICK HERE FOR LIVESTREAM/RECORDING


    Do you get so caught up in the day that by the time you sit down in the evening, you wonder where all your time has gone? As a wife, mother of 2, and teacher (to name

    a couple of the hats I wear) you can imagine that this happens to me often! Many years ago, I made it my passion to find and spread kindness in my busy everyday life. The Bible has many references to spreading kindness. I hope to share ideas and stories from my life that will ignite a feeling in others to spread kindness.


    SESSION 2: "Conforming Our Hearts to Christ's Heart" by Sr. Kate O'Leary

    MARCH 19 [livestream, 7:00 pm]

    CLICK HERE FOR LIVESTREAM VIDEO/RECORDING

    Every Lent is an opportunity to conform our hearts to Christ's Heart, especially in The Paschal Mystery - His Passion, Death, Resurrection, and Ascension. Sr. Kate O'Leary invites you to journey into the Heart of Christ in The Eucharist - an incredible treasure of our Faith. Come to hear how we can unite our sacrifices and ourselves more closely to Him at Mass.


    Session 3: "Caregiver's Gifts" by Sr. Therese Maltby, RSM
    MARCH 20 [livestream, 7:00 pm]
    The person who provides care shares many gifts with her family members, friends, and patients: clinical competence, emotional support, help with ordinary tasks, etc. On any day, that giving care is also a giving up: loss of sleep, of energy, of confidence, etc. This same day may also bring many gifts to be received. Wisdom invites us to embrace the gifts received without losing sight of the loss.
  • PARISH CALENDAR

    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.


    WOMEN'S CLUB

    Tuesday, April 16, 6:30 pm, in the McBrady Center


    "WORKING BIKES" BIKE DRIVE

    Saturday, April 20, 9:00 am-12 Noon, church parking lot


    BUCKETS OF HOPE DISASTER EMERGENCY RELIEF DRIVE

    Buckets available in the Narthex on April 20/21

    Buckets return to church in the Narthex on May 4/5


    SVDP TOILETRY DRIVE

    Beginning May 4 through May 19

    CLICK HERE for the flyer details


    SENIORS OF SETON MEETING

    Tuesday, May 7, 10:00 am, in the McBrady Center


    MOTHER'S DAY FLOWER BOUQUET SALE

    "Blooming for Babies"

    Saturday, May 11, after 5:00 pm Mass

    Sunday, May 12, after 7:30, 9:30, and 11:30 am Masses


    PRAYER SHAWL DISTRIBUTION

    May 18/19, after all Masses, in the church Narthex


  • THIS WEEK'S CHURCH BULLETIN

    THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER

    April 14, 2024


    THIS WEEK'S FOCUS: 

    OPEN MINDS, HEARTS AFLAME

    The disciples’ response in the familiar Emmaus story should be our own, especially when we celebrate the Eucharist — to have our minds open to God’s word, to have our hearts on fire for Christ.

     

    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.

  • JOIN IN THE eucharistic revival MOVEMENT

    EUCHARISTIC REVIVAL CAR CARAVAN - APRIL 14

    Registration is required: CLICK HERE FOR THE INFORMATION AND QR CODE


    On Sunday, April 14, 2024 all generations will embark on our Eucharistic Revival Car Caravan Pilgrimage. Our pilgrimage will take us to our local holy sites and parishes. The focus is an afternoon of spiritual enrichment on the True Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. 


    The Pilgrimage Route w/Approx. Timings:

    (Feel free to join us or drop off at any point in the Car Caravan Pilgrimage):

    ST. MICHAEL CHURCH (14327 Highland Ave., Orland Park)

    DOORS OPEN at 3:15 PM for 4:00 PM START (Eucharistic Worship and Adoration):

    DEPART in a car caravan procession from ST. MICHAEL CHURCH at 4:30 PM to ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CHURCH (15050 Wolf Rd., Orland Park);

    ARRIVE at ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CHURCH at 4:45 PM;

    DEPART in a car caravan procession from ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CHURCH at 5:25 PM to OUR LADY OF THE WOODS CHURCH (10731 W. 131st St., Orland Park);

    ARRIVE at OUR LADY OF THE WOODS CHURCH at 5:40 PM for 6:00 PM MASS.

    *Upon arrival at each parish, we will exit our vehicles and go into the Church to adore the Real Presence of Christ.


    WHY A EUCHARISTIC REVIVAL?

    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


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


  • 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