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.
Annual Financial Report
The fiscal year 2018, which ended in June, the parish reported a Net Ordinary Income of $27K. After the transfer of the Auction & Raffle receipts to Restricted Funds the parish had an operating deficit. The highlights of FY 2018 are as follows: Receipts from Offertory contributions and Religious Education fees before Parish Fund raisers amounted to $637K a decrease of $7K from the prior year. Total Parish Expenses of $687K were down $58K.
The complete financial report can be downloaded here (pdf)
"Sell Your Old Gold" Fundraiser
Friday, November 16th through Sunday, November 18th. Bring in (and get paid for) your broken chains, single earrings, old school rings, jewelry you never wear, old gifts, and yes, even that dental gold. Our friend Bob, the gold man, is back and will also be buying your sterling silver jewelry, flatware and hollowware as well as platinum and palladium. 60% of profits made will be donated, in your name, back to SES.
When the liturgical reforms of the second Vatican council were promulgated, the lives of many of the faithful were disrupted because they were neither informed nor prepared for the changes to come.
As we look forward to the promulgation of our own revised liturgical norms, Bishop Caggiano is committed to avoiding that same mistake. The Revised Liturgical Norms for the Diocese of Bridgeport will be promulgated on the first Sunday of Advent, December 2, 2018. Between now and then, we will embark on a comprehensive catechetical and communication strategy so that when the norms are made public, there is a more complete understanding of what we aim to do, namely, raise awareness of and commitment to a celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass that is both faithful and universal
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.