Simpsonville, South Carolina
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church is located in the Diocese of Charleston, South Carolina. Our Upstate parish is in the southeast area of Greater Metropolitan Greenville, convenient to Simpsonville, Mauldin, Fountain Inn and Five Forks. In contrast to some larger area churches, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton stands out as an uncrowded, warm and friendly parish providing a more intimate worship environment. Our pastor is Reverend Patrick E. Cooper.
Attention SEAS Youth and RE Departments
The SEAS Youth and RE Departments invite all 2020 high school and college graduates to the 11:00 am Mass on Sunday, June 28th to celebrate their accomplishments. A completed registration form is required. A reception will be held (following the graduation Mass) in the social hall. Please complete the form below and return it by Sunday, June 14th in order to be listed in the bulletin. Please place forms in the black tray in the narthex under the youth board. You may also email the information to Joan Blake at email@example.com. Please be advised, due to the Social Distancing guidelines, space will be limited.
Registration Form link is here for viewing, download and printing.
May 14, 2020
Sear Family of SEAS:
This weekend will begin our regular Sunday Mass schedule after two months of lockdown. The bishop has opened South Carolina churches contingent upon several social distancing and medical hygiene protocols.
In order to attempt to make this weekend go as smoothly as possible, we previously invited you SEAS’s parishioners to make reservations for the Masses with limited seating. Thus far, all reservation requests are within the limited seating available for each of the scheduled Masses. So what I propose: If you made a reservation, please try to arrive at the church at least 15 minutes before scheduled start time. Since entrance to the church will be Very Limited, I ask that you park in the lot directly in front of the church, and enter the North Side entrance at the end of the covered walkway located between the admin office and church. Entrance through the opposite covered drive- through side entrance will be limited to handicapped parishioners only please!
Adhering strictly to the bishop’s guidelines, we are currently limited to 60 seats in the pews. Those with reservations will be admitted first, single file, with social distancing in place as you wait to enter. As you enter, ushers will check off your name against the reservation lists. Since offertory collections will not be taken up during the Mass, it would be greatly appreciated if you would drop your offerings in the collection basket located inside the door immediately after you enter.
After those with reservations have entered, only other SEAS parishioners will be admitted next, so long as there is room. Your entrance ticket will be your SEAS offertory envelope. You do not have to put anything in it, just bring it as your ticket to enter. Those of you who are registered parishioners and who do not receive envelops (those who contribute via electronic means or otherwise) – please make a reservation so we can accommodate you.
Only after SEAS’s parishioners who wish to attend have been admitted to the extent there is available seating inside will any others be admitted.
Please note: due to social distancing requirements, no one is permitted to sit in either the cry room or bride’s room during Mass.
WHEN SEATING CAPACITY HAS BEEN FILLED, THE CHURCHCH WILL BE CLOSED! Please be patient! This first weekend especially will be a work in progress. Hopefully, we will getthrough this without too much wear and tear(s)? THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR PATIENCE!
I am blessed to be your pastor. Fr Patrick Cooper
WAYS OF GIVING
Please remember to continue your financial
support of the parish.
• Mail in your offering envelope
• Drop your envelope into the basket that is
set-up inside the sanctuary.
• Drop your envelope by the office (call before hand to see if staff is in)
• Set up an auto draft with your bank and
they will send the church a check.
• Online giving to this link: https://charlestondiocese.org
Thank you for your thoughts, prayers,
and generosity .
Interested in learning more about your Catholic faith, in becoming a member of the Catholic church, or in sponsoring a candidate in their faith journey? If you answered yes to any of these please plan on attending R.C.I.A. Classes are cancelled until further notice but when they resume will be held in the parish center from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Contact Deacon Hudson at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
About Child Protection
The Diocese released a document called Information about Child Protection and Sexual Abuse Allegations within the Diocese of Charleston. You may access it here.
Regular Weekly Schedule
Mass Schedule: Sunday 9:00 and 11:00am
Saturday Vigil: 5:15pm
Weekdays: Tuesday through Friday 12:10pm
First Saturday: 12 Noon
Reconciliation: Saturday 4:00-5:00pm (or by appointment)
Adoration: First Fridays 12:45-6:00pm
Saturday 4-5 pm
or by appointment
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