ARCHDIOCESE OF CHICAGO HAS LIFTED

COVID-19 MASS REGISTRATION PROTOCOLS,

HOWEVER, THE MASK MANDATE HAS BEEN REINSTATED JULY 31, 2021

MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT ALL MASSES


sunday MASS

TWENTY FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Celebrant: Rev. William Gubbins

[Deacon Robert Velcich]

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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.

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  • 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.

  • 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

    TWENTY FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

    SEPTEMBER 19, 2021


    THIS WEEK'S FOCUS: GOD, GIVE ME STRENGTH

    Jesus surely had moments of discouragement and despair—he was human, after all. Perhaps, like Jesus, we can rededicate ourselves to the Good News by recalling and seeking life’s glimmers of divine hope.

     

    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




    CHILDREN'S LITURGY OF THE WORD HAS BEGUN!

    Sundays, during our 9:30am Mass, children ages 5-10, are invited by the celebrant to process together to the Narthex area by an adult facilitator to hear a children's version of the Sunday readings and gospel.


    CATECHETICAL SUNDAY (Blessing of Catechists)

    Saturday, Sept. 18/Sunday, Sept. 19, at all Masses


    FLU SHOT CLINIC

    Sunday, Sept. 19, 8am-1pm, McBrady Center


    STATE OF ILLINOIS FREE COVID 19 VACCINE CLINIC

    Monday, Sept. 20, 2-6pm, McBrady Center


    Skeptical about climate change? Attend the presentation/discussion

    CONSERVATIVE CATHOLIC CASE FOR CLIMATE ACTION

    Tuesday, Sept. 21, 7-8pm, Gubbins Center for Faith Formation


    WOMEN'S CLUB MEETING

    Tuesday, September 21, doors to the McBrady Center open at 6:15pm

    Fashion Show begins at 7pm

    $5.00 per person (must RSVP to dsmok@sbcglobal.net)


    CENTERING PRAYER *New date/time

    Monday, Sept. 28, 1pm, Gubbins Center for Faith Formation


    CELEBRATING FEAST OF ST. FRANCIS

    God’s More Interesting Creatures Display

    Sunday, Oct. 3, following the 9:30am and 11:30am Masses in the Narthex


    SETON SCRIPTURE STUDY

    Thursdays, October 7 to November 18

    Two sessions: 9:40-11am or 7-8:30pm

    Registration forms (in parish bulletin) are due by Monday, Sept. 27

  • 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

     

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • HOME BUILD PROJECT - AUGUST 6-8, 2021

    HELP BUILD HOPE

    HOME BUILD THIS WEEKEND, AUGUST 6-8, 2021


    "Let Us Build A House" working with Crossroads Mission and Habitat for Humanity (Joliet) to build the walls of a house. This is a joint Renew My Church project with St. Francis of Assisi Church (construction site), St. George Church, Incarnation Church, St. Julie Billiart Church, St. Michael Church, St. Stephen Deacon and Martyr Church, and St. Elizabeth Seton Church.

         Housing is the basic necessity of every human being along with food and water. Sadly, many people are without a simple, decent place to live safely and with dignity. 

         Our volunteers will construct the house framing with construction material provided through donations. The walls are then 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.


    Thank you to donors and volunteers...

         Please keep our volunteer workers from seven neighboring parishes who will unite this weekend for the Home Build project at St. Francis of Assisi Church in your prayers. We thank each of them for their service.


         A special thank you to our parishes and HELP BUILD HOPE donors for their financial support. Without us all working together, this project could not have happened.

     

    BERNARD E. BRADY & ASSOCIATES, LTD

    CLARK FAMILY

    COLONIAL CHAPEL

    DICK AND ANDREA GIBBS

    FRIEND OF INCARNATION RE PROGRAM

    GALLAGHER FAMILY

    IN MEMORY OF MKE

    KEMP FAMILY

    LASKA FAMILY

    LAWN FUNERAL HOME

    MC DONOUGH FAMILY

    ORLAND PARK KIWANIS

    ROHAN FAMILY

    TINLEY PARK KITCHEN AND BATH

    T.M. DOYLE TEAMING CO.

     SCHEDULE:

    Friday, August 6

    1 pm Skilled workers needed (21 & older) to measure, cut & prepare lumber

    3 pm Training for Crew Leaders for the BIG BUILD

    Saturday, August 7

    8 am  BIG BUILD DAY