Welcome to st. elizabeth seton CATHOLIC CHURCH!

Our Roman Catholic Parish is a large, welcoming southwest suburban community of over 2,200 families. Located in Orland Hills, IL, we seek to create a small town community feel,

where our parishioners know and care for one another, form a welcoming parish family,

and live out our baptismal call to follow Jesus Christ and His Church.

We invite YOU to join us!


SUNDAY MASSES: 

Saturday, 5:00 pm

Sunday, 7:30, 9:30, 11:30 am


DAILY MASS:

Monday-Friday, 9:00 am


RECONCILIATION:

Saturday, 4:15 pm


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  • PARISH CALENDAR

    WISDOM AND WINE

    Friday, July 26, 7:00 pm, in the McBrady Center

    Tickets: $15, ticket sales begin July 6/7 through July 20/21, in the Narthex, after all Masses or in the parish office, M-F, 9:00 am-1:00 pm  

    Register/pay online at: www.givecentral.org/location/208/event/37591

    ONLINE ticket(s) held at-the-door] or reserve ticket at 708-403-0101, x107 or at raila@steseton.com (Reservations must be paid/picked up by July 21, 12 Noon).

    Vegetarian food pairing option available, must mention when purchasing ticket).

        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. Join us for a great night… and BRING YOUR APPETITE!

    ABOUT THE EVENING:

         Wine growers in developing countries can now rely on stable, fair incomes to provide for their families, provide safe and just working environments, and care for our earth through sustainable practices. We will begin with four Fair Trade certified and sustainable wines each served with four fun small plate food pairings with desserts—including White Castles

    Four food and fair trade wine pairings (with certified and sustainable wine talk) to be followed by guest speaker, Father Matt Foley “Running From Loneliness, Surrendering to Holiness.” Father Matthew (Matt) Foley is a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago ordained in 1989. He is the former pastor of St. Agnes of Bohemia in Little Village, and Santiago Apostol in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico, a former U.S. Army chaplain, the former pastor of St. James Parish in Arlington Heights, and is the current pastor at St. Gall’s in Gage Park, Chicago. He served four tours of duty in Afghanistan beginning in 2008, describing his time as a military chaplain as "a great grace" that allowed him to "celebrate walks with the soldiers in times of joy and times of sorrow." He was a long-time friend of his former Marquette University rugby teammate Chris Farley, who named his iconic "Saturday Night Live" motivational speaker character after Fr. Matt.     Whether he ministered in 26 villages of indigenous farmers, celebrated at nine Sunday Masses with 6,100 Sunday worshippers, served in Afghanistan, or shepherded his people in Arlington Heights and Gage Park, no matter where he ran to serve, God awaited him in the silence to help him stop and surrender to Holiness. We hope you will come hear Fr. Matt share his wisdom with us.


    BLESSING OF COLLEGE STUDENTS

    August 3/4, at all Masses


    ANNUAL PARISH PICNIC

    August 11, 2024

    Mass at 11:30 am/Outdoor Picnic begins immediately following Mass 

    (approx. 12:30 pm). Free entertainment with live music, free hot dogs and hamburgers, free desserts, free watermelon,  free beverages. Fun activities for children, pick up games for teens/adults: Spike Ball Tournament and Corn Hole Bags Game, Water Balloon Contest.


    TOOTSIE ROLL BANK SALE

    August 10/11, after all Masses

    The Knights of Columbus will be in our Narthex to sell chocolate and fruit-flavored Tootsie Rolls banks. All proceeds benefit people with intellectual disabilities


    RESPOND NOW BREAKFAST FOOD DRIVE

    Bag handout at Masses: August 3/4

    Bag Return at Masses: August 10/11


    SPECIAL NIGHT OUT AT THE MOVIES: “THE FORGE”

    Wednesday, Aug. 28, 7:00 pm, Marcus Theater, Orland Park

    Ticket: $12/person (advance sales only)

    Tickets sold after Masses in the Narthex: August 3/4 & Aug. 10/11

    THE FORGE tells the story of Isaiah Wright — a 19-year old — a year out of high school with no plans for his future. Because his life has no direction, he is challenged by his mom to step up or move out. After bring hired by Moore Fitness, his new boss becomes his mentor. Through the prayers of his mother and guidance from his new mentor, Isaiah begins to discover that God has a purpose for his life that is much more than he could ever hope for or imagine. (PLEASE NOTE: Tickets CANNOT be purchased after Aug. 11. If paying by check, make payable to St. Elizabeth Seton Parish.)


    WOMEN'S CLUB THIRD ANNUAL FALL CRAFT/VENDOR FAIR AND BAKE SALE

    Saturday, September 7/8, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, both days, in the McBrady Center

    Registration fee is $50 for a 6 ft. table (for the weekend) plus a raffle prize donation. Registration is $55 for an 8 ft. table (for the weekend), plus a raffle prize donation. 8 ft. table assigned first-come, first-served basis.

    OPEN TO ALL! REGISTER NOW! Contact Lori Stanfa for details/to register at

    708-257-5466 or stanfaSESWC@gmail.com.


    CHILDREN'S LITURGY OF THE WORD

    Offered each Sunday at 9:30am Mass, September through May

    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.


    ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

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

  • THIS WEEK'S CHURCH BULLETIN

    SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

    July 21, 2024


    THIS WEEK'S FOCUS:

    WITH FEELING

    The evangelists tell us that Jesus is moved to the depths of his being for others.


    CURRENT BULLETIN, CLICK ON THE IMAGE             

    OR LOOKING FOR A PAST BULLETIN? CLICK HERE

  • 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

    It's an election year! The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops provides guidelines for how to best approach the issues that face our nation today.

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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • RECORDINGS OF OUR 2024 LENTEN PARISH MISSION

    We had three devoted women of faith who shared their gifts with us on our Lenten journey. If you were not able to make it, check out the recordings below!


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

    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

    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

    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.
  • RECAP OF OUR 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. 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


  • 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.

in loving memory

rev. william gubbins

Born into this World: November 20, 1929

Called into Eternal Life: March 14, 2022


"Those we hold more dear never truly leave us…

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


CLICK on this Video or on the image for the recording of the funeral Mass

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO of the Memorial Mass