St. Elizabeth Seton
We are a spirit-filled Catholic Community of faith-centered people dedicated to the growth of God's Kingdom and the living of the Gospel. We proclaim the Good News of Salvation to all by living a life of faith and loving concern for all our sisters and brothers.
Food For Their Table
Difficult times can come to friends even in the seemingly most affluent societies and an occasional helping hand can ease the difficulties faced by our friends. Saint Elizabeth’s Family Assistance Program administered by Father Joseph Prince and Deacon Frank Foyt will occasionally forward supermarket “food cards” to individuals or families, brought to their attention, who find themselves in difficult times.
The Outreach Committee is sponsoring a drive to collect gift cards for grocery stores to assist the confidential work of the Family Assistance Program. Gift cards will be collected at masses the weekend of October 7- 8th. See the flyer for details...
Choir rehearsals are in session and meet according to the following schedule: Bell Choir: Mon. 7-8pm Contemporary Choir: Mon. 8-9:15pm Adult Choir: Thurs. 7-8:30pm If you would like to join us please contact our Music Director, Michelle Fraser (703) 919-5097
Outreach Monthly Food Drive
Next weekend is the first weekend of the month and our collection time for our monthly food drive. Please bring your non-perishable foods to Mass next weekend and leave them in the bin downstairs outside of McKeon Hall.
Our next coffee hour will be on October 1st and will be hosted by the Prime Timers. If you would like to host a coffee hour, please call the office. (203) 438-7292. There are many dates available.
First Friday Adoration
Our next date for Eucharistic Adoration is Friday, October 6th and will take place in the chapel. It will begin immediately following the 8:30am Mass and conclude with Vespers and Benediction at 5:40pm. Stop in briefly or spend an hour or two. All are welcome.
Women's Bible Study
This year the Women's Bible Study Group will be offering a Walking With Purpose study, "Opening Your Heart". This study aims to bring women to a closer relationship with Christ using the bible and study guides. We will start with a coffee on Thursday, September 28th and continue for 22 weeks (no holidays or school vacation times). We meet in McKeon Hall at 9:30AM for two hours. Please call Anita Morris at 203-241-7197 (cell) or 203-477-0103 (home) or Deb Varnerin at 203-209-2689.
Silent Auction Dinner
Save the Date!
The annual St. Elizabeth Seton silent auction and raffle drawing party will be held on Saturday, November 4th. We are in need of donations and assistance with the collecting of gifts. If you can help, please speak to Father Prince or Kathryn Guido.
Many of you are aware of all the good work our Prime Timers do - Auction/Raffle, Family dinner & Coffee hours par excellence! But, did you know they have fun too! We are always looking for new members to join us! Click on the photo to see all of the pictures!
Pastoral Planning Process
Dear Parishioners of St. Elizabeth Seton Parish,
For the last year or so, all parishes in the Diocese have been participating in a pastoral planning process, arising out of Synod 2014, building on the good works already present, responding to challenges to be addressed, and laying out a roadmap for parish vitality. Members of our parish Planning Task Force have identified priorities on which the parish will focus in the coming two years.
In addition to the weekly offerings, collections are taken for special causes, our parish emergency fund and Holy Days. Most are a second collection on Sunday. A few are for Holy Days which occur during the week. Remember, you can schedule your offerings to be electronically transferred! See Online Giving...
If you are not already a parishioner here at St. Elizabeth Seton, we invite you to join our parish family. Anyone wishing to join the parish should complete a Parish census form which can be downloaded here... or picked up from the table in the back of the church. Then call the office to make an appointment to be personally welcomed by our Pastor, Father Joseph A. Prince. One must be an active, registered parishioner to receive an eligibility certificate to act as a sponsor for Baptism or Confirmation. Please notify the office if you move and/or change your telephone number. If you are using the downloaded form - be sure to save it and print it out.