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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  • PARISH CALENDAR

    ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

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


    CARDINAL JOSEPH BERNARDIN SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE

    Sunday, Jan. 29 (enter through CJB School doors)


    TRIVIA NIGHT

    Saturday, Feb. 4, 6:30pm (sharp), McBrady Center

    Ages 21-over, $10 each

    CLICK HERE FOR FLYER


    CREATION CARE ART CONTEST

    Runs Feb. 4 through March 30

    (Scroll down to "Creation Care Art Contest on this home page for details)


    SENIORS OF SETON MEETING

    Tuesday, Feb. 7, 10am, in the McBrady Center

    Entertainment: Georgia Rae-Fox, Violinist


    HOPE EMPLOYMENT MINISTRY MEETING

    Tuesday, Feb. 7, 7pm, O'Mara Hall

    Start your job search process with a well written resume! In our next meeting, Professional Resume Writer, Jim Sungaila, will provide a presentation on “Tips to Get Your Resume Noticed”. Bring your current resume to the meeting. Free event and all are welcome.


    MEN'S CLUB MEETING

    Wednesday, Feb. 8, 7pm, in the McBrady Center


    ST. ELIZABETH SETON 36TH ANNIVERSARY HOSPITALITY SUNDAY

    Sunday, Feb. 12, all Masses in O'Mara Hall

    Join us for light refreshments as we celebrate this great milestone!


    WOMEN'S CLUB MEETING

    Tuesday, Feb. 21, Doors open at 6:15pm, in the McBrady Center


    ASH WEDNESDAY MASSES/PRAYER SERVICES

    Wednesday, Feb. 22, in the church

    MASSES: 6:30am, 9am, and 7pm

    PRAYER SERVICES: 12 Noon, 3pm, and 4:30pm


    LENTEN MORNING PRAYER BEGINS THURSDAY, FEB. 23

    Monday thru Friday, 8:30am, beginning Feb. 23 thru March 31, in the church


    LENTEN STATIONS OF THE CROSS PRAYER SERVICES

    Fridays, Feb. 24 thru March 31, 7pm

    Traditional Stations of the Cross will be presented in the Stations Chapel


    LENTEN EVENING PRAYER BEGINS

    Wednesdays, March 1/8/15/22, at 7pm, in the church


    LENTEN PARISH RECONCILIATION SERVICE

    Sunday, March 19, at 3pm, in the church


    PARISH LENTEN MISSION

    Monday, March 27/Tuesday, March 28, Wednesday, March 29, 7pm, in the church

    Guest Speaker: Todd Williamson


    PALM SUNDAY MASSES

    Saturday, April 1, 5pm/Sunday, April 2, 7:30/9:30/11:30am, in the church


    TENEBRAE PRAYER SERVICE OF LIGHT

    Wednesday, April 5, 7pm, in the church


    HOLY THURSDAY MASS

    April 6, 7pm, in the church

    (Church remains open until 12 Midnight for Solemn Adoration)


    GOOD FRIDAY

    April 7

    1:30pm - Walk With The Cross

    3:00pm - Veneration of the Cross Prayer Service

    7:00pm - Youth Living Stations of the Cross


    HOLY SATURDAY

    April 8, in the church

    12 Noon - Easter Basket Blessing

    7:30pm - Easter Vigil Mass


    EASTER SUNDAY MASSES

    April 9, 7:30/9:30/11:30 am, in the church

  • THIS WEEK'S CHURCH BULLETIN

    FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

    JANUARY 29, 2023


    THIS WEEK’S GOSPEL FOCUS:

    AN “A” ATTITUDE

    The Beatitudes in next week’s Gospel reading show us how to orient ourselves and to give ourselves an attitude toward living that is truly Christ-like.

     

    CURRENT BULLETIN, CLICK ON THE IMAGE

    OR LOOKING FOR A PAST BULLETIN? CLICK HERE

  • 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.

  • CREATION CARE ART CONTEST INFORMATION

    CONTEST BEGINS FEBRUARY 6 AND ENDS MARCH 20, 2023

    ALL AGES ARE INVITED FROM PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS AND GROUPS

    Win a cash prize up to $150 for sharing your vision of what it means to "Care for Creation." (By “Creation” we are referring to the Earth, the natural world, all living things, and that which supports life - in the spirit of the Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home

    CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM

    CLICK FOR FOR INSTRUCTIONS  (IMPORTANT TO READ)

    CLICK HERE FOR THE FLYER

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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  

  • lenten stations of the cross

    WEEK ONE: Traditional Video (Presenters: Larry and Sue Avila)

    WEEK TWO: Video Social Justice (Presenter: Carol Davis and Andy Panelli)

    WEEK THREE: CANCELED

    WEEK FOUR: Perspective of a Child and Adult

    WEEK FIVE: Video Road to Emmaus

    WEEK SIX: Video Youth of our Parish


  • 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 2022 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, 2021-June 30, 2022. It is an outstanding record of good stewardship. 


    CLICK ON THE IMAGE OR CLICK HERE FOR THE 2022 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. Father Gubbins suffered a massive devastating hemorrhagic stroke/brain bleed Friday night, March 11, 2022. He will be deeply missed. May he rest in peace.


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

     On learning the news of Fr. Bill Gubbins having a catastrophic hemorrhagic brain bleed/stroke, a Mass to pray for him was arranged. Fr. Gubbins died at 4:30 pm that same day. The St. Elizabeth Seton Parish community gathered in a very full church, to pray, give thanks and reflect on the gift of his life to us. A recitation of the Rosary followed Mass.

4TH Sunday IN Ordinary time

January 29, 2023
Celebrant: Rev. William Corcoran
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