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.

LENTen/easter vigil REGISTRATION PORTAL

Registration required. 

Click on image below to registration for each Mass/Prayer Opportunity:

Masks, temperatures taken, and six foot social distancing required.


WEDNESDAY EVENING ADORATION

Wednesdays of Lent at 6:00 pm, beginning March 3 through March 24

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

Fridays of Lent, 7 pm, in the church

TENEBRAE SERVICE

Wednesday of Holy Week, 7:00 pm in the church

HOLY THURSDAY

Thursday, April 1, 7:00 pm, in the church

GOOD FRIDAY WALK WITH THE CROSS

Friday, April 2, 1:30 pm (gather outside front church doors)

GOOD FRIDAY COMMUNION/VENERATION PRAYER SERVICE

Friday, April 2, 3:00 pm in the church

BLESSING OF EASTER BASKETS

Holy Saturday, April 3, 11 am and 12 Noon

EASTER VIGIL

Holy Saturday, April 3, 7:30 pm

Please note:

Register for EASTER SUNDAY MASSES under regular SUNDAY MASSES registration above

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  • FRIDAYS OF LENT

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    march 31

    7:00 pm

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  • HOLY THURSDAY

    APRIL 1, 7PM

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    GOOD FRIDAY

    APRIL 2

    1:30 PM

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    PRAYER SERVICE

    GOOD FRIDAY

    APRIL 2, 3:00 PM


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  • easter basket

    blessing service

    april 3

    11 am & 12 noon

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    HOLY SATURDAY

    aPRIL 3

    7:30 PM

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second sunday of lent

Sunday, February 28, 2021


THIS WEEK'S FOCUS:

TRANSFORMED BY THE BRILLIANCE OF GOD

Many experiences in life are transformed by dazzling displays of light. In such displays, we can know ourselves as God’s beloved children of light.

Let us pray:

Jesus, there is much that we don't know about your transfiguration. Maybe you were always dazzling when you walked on this earth and the Transfiguration was the only time the apostles saw it. As children of light, we are surrounded by an ocean of your divine light. Wherever we are, wherever we go, the Holy Spirit seeks to reveal beauty and goodness and dazzling Presence to us. You know our blindness. Show us your reality, Lord, and let us not shy away from being dazzled by you. Amen.

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parish mission-night three

February 25, 2021

Rev. William Gubbins

TOPIC: The Five Mountains Jesus

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lenten evening prayer

wednesday, march 3, 2021


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LENTEN STATIONS OF THE CROSS

This Lenten Season we will host the Stations of the Cross in the church with a different theme each

week, remembering the three-day journey of Jesus’ Passion, Death, and Resurrection:

February 19 Traditional St. Elizabeth Seton Stations of the Cross

February 26 Social Justice Stations of the Cross

March 5 Stations of the Cross through the Eyes of Mary

March 12 Stations of the Cross through the Perspective of an Adult and Child

March 19 Stations of the Cross Inspired by St. Joseph

March 26 Stations of the Cross led by the students of CJB and Religious Education

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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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  • 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

    THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT

    March 7, 2021


    TODAY'S FOCUS: 

    THAT FIRST COMMANDMENT? GOD IS SERIOUS!

    Jesus wasn’t opposed to money/commerce but was opposed to its misuse in the dwelling place of his Father. His anger focused at the profiting from idolatry.

    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


    LENTEN CANNED FOOD DRIVE

    All even weekends of Lent (Feb. 27/28, March 13/14, March 27/28)

    Hosted by the Knights of Columbus. Container for your donations can be found in the church Narthex. Donations support our local Food Pantries

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    STATIONS OF THE CROSS (IN CHURCH AND VIRTUAL)

    Fridays of Lent: March 5, March 12, March 19, March 26

    PLEASE NOTE: VIRTUAL STATIONS OF THE CROSS WILL BE RECORDED ON FRIDAY NIGHT AND POSTED THE FOLLOWING SATURDAY BY 3:00 PM

    (There will not be a Living Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, April 2, due to COVID 19 regulations.) Registration is required for in church attendance. See Lenten registration portal on this website page.


    MORNING PRAYER

    Weekdays, Monday-Friday, beginning Thursday, Feb. 18 through April 1)

    8:30am in the church

    Registration is required. See Lenten registration portal on this website page.


    WEDNESDAY EVENING PRAYER (VIRTUAL ONLY)

    All Wednesday of Lent at 7:00pme, beginning Feb. 24 through March 31

    ONLINE ONLY via this website


    HOLY HOUR ADORATION WITH BENEDICTION

    Wednesdays of Lent, from 6:00-7:00pm, 

    beginning March 3 through March 24, in the church

    Holy Hour/Benediction led by Rev. William Gubbins

    Registration is required. See Lenten registration portal on this website page.


    New! TENEBRAE SERVICE

    Wednesday, March 31, 7:00pm, in the church

    "Tenebrae" is Latin word meaning “shadows.” The focus is to recreate Christ’s spiritual light being diminished through the events of six short gospel readings: his rejection of teaching in the temple; the plotting against him when he cured a man on the Sabbath; rejection of the person who couldn’t give up his fortune; the rejection he faced after feeding the 5,000; Judas’ betrayal; and Peter’s denial. We experience the betrayal, abandonment, and agony of the events, and it is left unfinished, because the story isn’t over until Easter Day. Included in the service are scripture readings, solemn hymns, music and prayer. It will begin with a candle procession, a candle for each reading, plus a white Christ candle. Each reader concludes their reading by putting out one candle until all are extinguished. Then the Christ candle is carried out of the church, leaving the congregation in near total darkness—and near total devastation. At this point, the service ends and people leave in silence. (The lights are turned up but remain dim so that people can see their way out.)

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


    HOLY THURSDAY PASSION OF THE LORD'S SUPPER

    Holy Thursday, April 1, 7:00pm, in the church

    Registration is required.

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


    WALK WITH THE CROSS PROCESSION

    Good Friday, April 2, 1:30-2:45pm (gather in the Narthex by front church doors)

    Registration is required.

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


    GOOD FRIDAY LITURGY

    READING OF THE PASSION OF CHRIST

    VENERATION OF THE CROSS

    Good Friday, April 2, 3:00pm, in the church

    Registration is required. 

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


    HOLY SATURDAY BLESSING OF BASKETS

    Holy Saturday, April 3, in the church

    Two blessing times: 11:00am and 12 NOON (sharp)

    Registration is required.

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


    EASTER VIGIL

    Holy Saturday, April 3, 7:30pm, in the church

  • NOVENA TO SainT JOSEPH

    March 11-March 19, 2021

    You are invited to participate in a NINE DAY NOVENA to St. Joseph

    (Click the image to be redirected to the Novena site)


    March 11—Day One: Foster Father of Jesus

    March 12—Day Two: Virginal Husband of Mary

    March 13—Day Three: Man Chosen By The Blessed Trinity

    March 14—Day Four: Faithful Servant

    March 15—Day Five: Patron of the Church

    March 16—Day Six: Patron of Families

    March 17—Day Seven: Patron of Workers

    March 18—Day Eight: Friend in Suffering

    March 19—Day Nine: Patron of a Happy Death


    To read Pope Francis' Apostolic Letter naming 2020-2021 the Year of St. Joseph, 

    CLICK HERE: www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/apost_letters/documents/papa-francesco-lettera-ap_20201208_patris-corde.html

     

  • 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.


  • ARCHDIOCESE OF CHICAGO

    PARISH COMMUNICATION SURVEY

    The Archdiocese of Chicago invites you to participate in a brief eight-question

    survey as a way to better serve our community in all aspects of sharing and receiving parish and Archdiocesan communications. Please click on the Archdiocese of Chicago logo to be directed to the survey. Thank you for your cooperation.