FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
November 28, 2021
Celebrant: Rev. John Zurek
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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NAVIGATING THESE CHALLENGING TIMES
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.
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.
FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
NOVEMBER 28, 2021
THIS WEEK'S FOCUS:
LOOK TO THE HEAVENS
Though the followers of Jesus were told at his ascension not to stare uselessly up at the sky, faithful disciples will keep focused—with their hearts—on the power of heaven for guidance and comfort.
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Thursdays, 7:30pm, in the downstairs O'Mara Church Hall
CHILDREN'S LITURGY OF THE WORD HAS BEGUN!
Every Sunday during the 9:30am Liturgy...
No Centering Prayer in November and December
ADVENT PARISH RECONCILATION SERVICE
Sunday, Dec. 5, 3pm, in the church
SENIORS OF SETON DECEMBER MEETING
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 10am, McBrady Center
HOPE EMPLOYMENT MINISTRY MEETING
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 7pm, McBrady Center
FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 7pm Vigil Mass
Wednesday, Dec. 8, 9am and 7pm Masses
MEN'S CLUB MEETING
Wednesday, Dec. 8, 7pm, McBrady Center
PARISH ADVENT SERVICE
Wednesday, Dec. 15, 6pm, in the church
WOMEN'S CLUB CHRISTMAS PARTY
WITH DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT (Peter Oprisko)
Friday, Dec. 17, 7pm
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.
St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 9300 W. 167th St., Orland Hills, IL 60487
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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.
UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS
USCCB: Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship
Catholic Climate Covenant: A Webinar on
"How Should I Discern Conscience, Discernment, and Voting as an Act of Love"
National Catholic Review article:
Bishop McElroy on Voting with Faith and a Conscience
2019-2020 PARISH FINANCIAL 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 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.