Vacation Bible School!

Shipwrecked! Come and see the 2018 Vacation Bible School week

and know what it means to be in need of God’s grace!

Vacation Bible School is coming!

Adult, Middle School & High School Volunteers needed as station helpers and crew leaders with the kids. All volunteers must be able to attend the training meeting on Saturday, June 2nd from 2-4PM and be available during the week of VBS from 8:30AM – 12:30PM.

All adults must be fingerprinted AND Safe Environment trained. Helpers of all ages needed to transform the School Gym into an island Wednesday – Friday, June 20 – 22 from 6PM-9PM and Saturday, June 23rd from 10AM-2PM. Tear down is Friday, June 29 at 1:30PM. Registrations: jcaparros@stelizabethseton.org Volunteers: cgarcia@stelizabethseton.org

Winter Schedule

December thru April

Saturday Vigil
3:00pm,  4:30pm, (6:30pm Spanish)

Sunday
7:30am (no music), 9:00am, & 11:00am

Daily Morning Mass at 8:00am
Held year-round, Monday-Saturday

Spring/Summer

May thru November

Saturday Vigil
4:30pm & 6:30pm (Spanish)

Sunday
8:00am, 10:00am

Daily Morning Mass at 8:00am
Held year-round, Monday-Saturday

Reconciliation

May thru November
Saturdays After the 8:00 am Mass
and 3:00 pm in English
5:45 pm in Spanish

December thru April
Saturdays after the 8:00 am Mass
and 2:00 pm in English
5:45 pm in Spanish

Holy Days of Obligation
7 pm Bilingual on the vigil
7 :30 & 10 am on the Holy Day

Pray the Rosary
Monday through Saturday 7:25 am
Every Saturday 5:45 pm in Spanish

Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Novena
Every Monday before the 8:00 am Mass

Adoration †
Every Tuesday after the 8:00 am Mass until 11:30 am

Divine Mercy Chaplet
Every Tuesday and Friday after the 8:00 am Mass

St. Jude Novena
Every Wednesday after the 8:00 am Mass

Litany of the Sacred Heart
Every Friday before the 8:00 am Mass

Divine Mercy Chaplet w/ Mysteries of the Rosary
Every Third Saturday after the 8:00 am Mass

At St. Elizabeth Seton, we have

Many Ministries

Small groups are the backbone of any great Church, and St. Elizabeth Seton is no different. Part of practicing our faith is being stewards of the gifts and resources we’ve been given to serve others and carry the message of Christ.

Deep down, we believe that the whole point of our faith & Church, is to help our people get closer to Christ, overcome spiritual sickness in every form, and then in turn, help others on the Path to leading lives of love and service. Ministries are how we do this.

Outreach Ministry
  • Art & Environment
  • Eucharistic Ministry to the Homebound
  • Funeral Bereavement Ministry
  • Sewing Ministry
  • Transportation
Liturgical Ministry
  • Altar Servers
  • Eucharistic Ministry
  • Lectors & Choir
  • Music Ministry
  • Sacristan Ministry
  • Ushers & Greeters

Let’s remember that we are Stewards of God’s Creation.

“Each of us has a personal responsibility to care for creation, this precious gift which God has entrusted to us. This means, on the one hand, that nature is at our disposal, to enjoy and use properly. Yet it also means that we are not its masters. Stewards, but not masters,” Pope Francis’ speech to members of the European Union.

Our Parish. Our History.

Learn more about the rich tradition of St. Elizabeth Seton


St. Seton – The Woman

Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton, S.C., (August 28, 1774 – January 4, 1821) was the first native-born citizen of the United States to be canonized by the Roman Catholic Church (September 14, 1975).

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The Sacraments

The sacraments are how we grow closer to Christ. We encourage you to take part. If you want to register your child or yourself, please contact the Parish Office during normal business hours. 

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Catholic Faith Appeal

The Catholic Faith Appeal (CFA) is a Diocesan-wide fundraising effort to support programs such as: Pastoral Outreach & Ministries; missions, poor parishes and convents; etc. 

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Join Our Parish

Between our 4 weekend services, daily Mass, our 20+ ministries, you have a lot of options with which to get involved here. Join us for Mass and introduce yourself to our Pastor!

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The gate of heaven is very low;

only the humble can enter it.

-St. Elizabeth Seton

May 17, 2018

May 20th 2018 Bulletin & News

May 10, 2018 in Bulletins, Feast Days, Special Events

May 13th 2018 Bulletin & News

Awaiting Pentecost “The Holy Spirit is the source of truth and life-giving principle of the identity of the one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. The Holy Spirit is also the…

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May 3, 2018 in Bulletins, Faith Formation, Letters from Padre, Special Events

May 6th 2018 Bulletin & News

With Joy and Gratitude It is with joy and gratitude to our Triune God that we present our newly Confirmed and First Holy Communicants. We had 18 young women and…

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April 21, 2018 in Bulletins, Gospel Reflection, Letters from Padre, Special Events

April 22nd 2018 Bulletin & News

Are we sheepish in our shepherding? It is more common than not that people believe that priests are sheepish when it comes to certain topics: abortion, politics, lifestyles, sin and…

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April 13, 2018 in Bulletins, Letters from Padre

April 15th, 2018 Bulletin & News

Gratitude from Padre We want to thank all participants to our CFA. On behalf of our Diocese of Venice, your commitment to the various ministries makes it possible to be…

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Faith Formation

We never stop growing in our faith.

It is rarely my policy as to dictate how one should live and what one should do.

Rather, my ordained priesthood is expressed by challenging others after first doing so with myself. Therefore, I will not tell anyone the reasons she/he should commit to the Catholic Faith Appeal (CFA), but rather, I will share the reasons as to WHY and HOW I believe I should commit. My primary reason is that the CFA extends me an oportunity to live more fully my Roman Catholic Faith in action. During the Lenten season, we of the Roman Catholic Faith Tradition closely examine our lives as baptized into the Mystical Body of Christ (the Church), promising in Baptism (and affirming in the Sacrament of Confirmation) that we are renewed in the life of Jesus as the Christ. We promise to share in His prophetic, priestly, and kingly roles as we continue His mission and ministry by the power and guidance of God the Holy Spirit.

As a former lay minister and instructor in the Diocese of Venice, I personally have witnessed the various important ways that Catholic Charities; the Peace and Social Justice Office; and the Religious Education Office (only to name a few) have rebuilt lives by supporting ALL people of different religions, beliefs, ethnicities, and cultural and financial backgrounds. As all the ministries and services collectively strive to do, the spirit, mind, and body are cared for and nourished. That is, the whole person’s dignity and respect as God’s child is provided and opportunity to assure or to regain that dignity and respect ordained and given by God.

As a former seminarian and present ordained priest, I value the education and formation of our seminarians; the Worship Office; and Mass on television for the Homebound, realizing that we must provide our people their spiritual needs now and in the future. And that as people lose their way and feel abandoned by the Church, society, and/or their families, that we provide priests, religious sisters and brothers, and lay ministers to make present the compassionate and encouraging words and actions of Jesus by evangelization, outreach to the imprisoned, and welcoming those marginalized by society.

The Church is called to be the Christ who is present and supportive at all stages and times of our lives, from the unborn child, our children and youth, those preparing to enter the Sacrament of Marriage, those planning to have families, in our advanced years, to that time when we see the Lord face-to-face. My participation in the CFA is one means in which I can contribute in the Church’s commitment to Jesus’ mission and ministry that God’s Kingdom is at hand and that the acceptable time is now! These are the reasons that I attempt to self-donate my talent, time, and treasure.

Hurricane Irma’s impact upon me was not merely its devastation upon St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church and School. It was its aftermath: Catholic Charities’ concerted efforts to provide material and emotional aid to our parishioners and neighborhood; the Hispanic Apostolate; the Catholic Schools Department; and the Catholic Center provided assistance that saved us time and resources. I grew in my appreciation of the CFA’s importance because our Diocese was able to be actively present.

And so, I suggest that our challenge is neither a goal nor a dollar amount. Our goal is to become more committed and convicted of our Baptismal promises and discipleship to Christ Jesus, realizing that the CFA provides us as a Diocese to This is not a challenge for some or the few. It is a daily challenge. It is a challenge that invites us to ask, “HOW can I share my talent, time, and treasure? How is Christ calling me to live as prophet, priest, and king?” May you and I take this into our Lenten desert as we grow personally and communally in our relationship with the Christ who saves because He loves.

Yours in Christ Jesus’ service,
Fr. Russell