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 Very Reverend C. Thomas Miles, KHS, MCL, JCL.
Do you want to increase your knowledge of God’s Word in another way (different from Bible study)? Here, we read the scripture and meditate and pray. We also have time for faith-sharing.
Join Sister Amelia
Every Thursday at 10:30am starting September 16th as she leads us into Divine readings for the upcoming Sunday Gospels.
Bring your Bible
Register by signing up on Flocknotes or calling the church office at 864-263-3445
OUR LIVES IN LATER YEARS
With Sister Amelia If you are yearning for continued growth, improvement of mind and a meaningful understanding of our lives in later years, COME AND JOIN Sister Amelia in our book study: “VESPER TIME: THE SPIRITUAL PRACTICE OF GROWING OLDER” by Fred Cunningham.
Mondays at 2:30pm-starting Sept. 20th
Please register as soon as possible to order the books
Fall 2021 Women’s Bible Study!
A wonderful way to grow spiritually, to get to know other women who are seeking to deepen their faith and love of God’s Word! NO prior Bible study needed! Just a desire to understand the Richness of the Word in your life! However, a Catholic Bible will be needed; a good paperback reference Bible for Bible Study is : The Catholic Bible (2nd ed). Personal Study Edition: New American Bible Revised Edition (Amazon, $25-30). It is also helpful to bring a copy of the Catholic Catechism with you.
**Presented by Lavinia Spirito (Catholic Way Bible
1. DVD presentation.
2. Self-guided study questions at home related to
3. Group discussion of questions the next week.
4. Next DVD presentation.
* September 8 – November 17: (St. Rose Room)
Study of the Book of Hebrews. Study of the
identity, nature and mission of Jesus Christ,
specifically as both sacrifice and high priest…
Mediator of the new covenant. A message of hope
and encouragement that is relevant today!
**Cost: $5.00 for providing study questions. There is no
** To register, comments/questions, please contact: Mary
Beth Culross at firstname.lastname@example.org or 864-354-1815.
IS GOD CALLING YOU TO A NEW ADVENTURE
My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Since my first letter regarding COVID-19 vaccines in December of 2020, I have encouraged all of the faithful who are eligible to seek inoculation if medically appropriate. I also want to make clear the Church’s teaching on the importance of personal conscience as it pertains to the public debate on vaccine mandates.
St. Paul VI wrote in Dignitatis Humanae, “In all his activity a man is bound to follow his conscience in order that he may come to God, the end and purpose of life. It follows that he is not to be forced to act in a manner contrary to his conscience. Nor, on the other hand, is he to be restrained from acting in accordance with his conscience, in matters of religion” (DH no. 3, also Catechism of the Catholic Church #1777-1782).
Considering these teachings, no organization should force a person to receive the COVID-19 vaccine if he or she has weighed the benefits and burdens and has determined, based in rightly formed conscience, not to accept a vaccine. Forcing a person to do something against his or her will violates the sanctity of conscience and cannot be tolerated. We can disagree with one another’s decisions and opinions, but we cannot lose sight of the dignity of the person or of the duty of each person to obey his or her conscience.
Individuals, like the Church or clergy, have the right and responsibility to raise moral or ethical objections based on the dictates of conscience. Pastors are not needed to sign or issue documentation for an objection to the vaccine mandate because the decision to refuse a medical intervention is personal in nature.
Presently, the state of South Carolina protects the right of any person to refuse a vaccine based on religious exemptions (SC Code of Laws, Section 44-29-40). The Diocese of Charleston affirms that all private and governmental organizations maintain the same protection of individual conscience and personal freedom. This right must be upheld on all grounds in every circumstance.
I also wish to stress that a conscientious objector abides by the principle of the common good. Persons who claim a religious exemption should be ready to assume other medically recommended means of avoiding infection and contagion for the good of our brothers and sisters in Christ.
As we strive to emerge from this pandemic, I pray that each of us faithfully discerns the best decision for ourselves, loved ones, and the larger community. It is our right and our duty to protect life, and to respect the conscience of others.
In the Lord’s Peace,
Most Reverend Robert E. Guglielmone, DD
Bishop of Charleston
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All of our Ministries are open for members to join. If you are interested, visit our Bulletin Ministry Page located in the back of the bulletin. We will have two sign up sheets on the bulletin board in the Narthex for the following:
- Greeters (families or individuals)
- Offertory Gifts at each Mass (families or individuals)
If you are interested and would like more details, please call the church office at 864-263-3445.
Sundays: 9:00 and 11:00am
Tuesday through Friday: 8:30 am
Saturday Vigil: 5:15pm
Saturday 4:00-5:00pm (or by appointment)
Holy Hour of Adoration First Friday following the 12:10 Mass, followed by Benediction at 2:00 PM.
Our Online Giving is back!!
You will love the new user friendly site!
Use the attached link https://www.osvhub.com/seas-church/funds to get started!
• Go to My Accounts at the top and enter your information.
• Click on Funds.
• Choose which Fund you would like to donate to.
• Click on Give Now and select the amount (or you can enter a different amount).
• Select One Time or Recurring.
• Click on Continue.
• Select your payment option and Complete.
We are very excited about our new Online Giving portal and hope that you will find it easy to use. If you need assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact the office or OSV at email@example.com or (800) 348-2886.
Ways Of Giving
Please remember to continue your financial support of the parish.
• Give online
• Mail in your offering envelope
• Drop your envelope into the basket that is set-up inside the sanctuary.
• Drop your envelope by the office
• Set up an auto draft with your bank they will send the church a check.
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.
17 October 2021 – 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time 11 am Mass – Very Reverend C. Thomas Miles, KHS, MCL, JCL
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