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.
Dorothy Day Hospitality House
On the 2nd Sunday of each month Volunteers from St. Elizabeth Seton provide hot meals and bagged lunches to Dorothy Day guests. It’s like working at a very busy restaurant. We arrive about 1:30 p.m. and begin preparing the meal; bagging sandwiches – usually provided by our Confirmation class - and setting the tables. Guests arrive at 3:15 and are seated. From then till about 5:00 p.m. it’s busy and lots of fun. Some guests are homeless, some unable to afford meals, and most are grateful for the help we give them. We invite you to think about volunteering – a sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the vestibule in the back of church. Our next day of service is Sunday, February 10, 2019. You can spend an hour or stay for the whole time. .
Stations of the Cross
Lenten Fridays at 7:30 p.m. except for 3/18/19 at 6:00 p.m.
Join us for special portrayals of the Stations of the Cross from different perspectives presented by various parish ministries and organizations. Click the READ MORE below for details.
St Elizabeth Seton Annual Fish Fry hosted by the Men’s Club
Come join us at the 12th annual St Elizabeth Seton fish fry hosted by the Men’s Club on February 23rd in McKeon Hall @ 6:30PM. The evening will start at 6PM with Stations of the Cross in the church followed by the Fish Fry in McKeon Hall.
Sign up will also be available after all masses the weekends of Feb 17 - March 3.
Ash Wednesday - March 6
Ashes will be distributed at all Masses on Wednesday, March 6. The times are as follows: 8:30 A.M., 12:00 P.M. and 7:30 P.M. In addition, 4:45 p.m. – Mass with Distribution of Ashes for Religious Education children and their families.
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are the only days of strict fast and abstinence. For the maintenance of the practice of penance, abstinence is observed on the other Fridays of Lent. The obligation to abstain from meat binds Catholics 14 years of age and older. The obligation to fast, limiting oneself to one full meal and two lighter meals in the course of a day, binds Catholics from age of 21 to 59.
The Annual Memorial Mass
ANNUAL MEMORIAL MASS: Saturday, March 23rd at 9:30 a.m. SNOW DATE: Saturday, March 30th at 9:30 a.m.
All parishioners are invited to participate in this spiritual moving service.
Sacrament Of Reconciliation
During the Lenten Season of “The Year of Grace”, confessions will be heard on Saturdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in our Church. All Religious Education students will celebrate the Sacrament on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 4:45 p.m. in Church. During Holy Week, confessions will be heard on Monday, April 15th from 3 to 9 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Ridgefield for our Deanery, on Tuesday, April 16th and Wednesday, April 17th from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in our Church, and on Holy Saturday, April 20th from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in our Church.
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.