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 email@example.com or 864-354-1815.
IS GOD CALLING YOU TO A NEW ADVENTURE
OFFICE OF THE BISHOP
My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
The nation of Afghanistan is in the midst of a critical emergency. The state take-over of the lawful Afghani government by the insurrectionist Taliban forces poses a threat to
global security and has led to a widespread humanitarian crisis. I cannot adequately express the seriousness of the situation. Foreign nationals are making life or death decisions in absolute desperation. We have seen the images and videos coming out of the country, and they are nearly impossible to watch.
Thousands of people who have worked as interpreters, translators, and in other capacities alongside American military over the past 20 years now find themselves and their families in danger. The United States is currently evacuating diplomats and other government employees and has authorized use of the Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund for meeting the urgent needs of Afghan refugees and Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) applicants. Staff from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Catholic Charities USA, and other partners have been at Fort Lee, Va., for the past few weeks to assist the federal resettlement of SIV applicants and their families. I urge government and military officials to continue coordinating strategic plans to assist the citizens of Afghanistan, especially the most vulnerable and at-risk.
This situation demands attention and prayer. As Catholic faithful, I ask for your prayers for our brothers and sisters in this time of crisis. Their lives are being threatened at this very moment. Together let us pray:
Almighty and merciful God, we ask that you create peace in our world and to keep the devastation of war far from innocent lives. We ask for your mercy for all victims of terrorist attacks this week in Afghanistan and throughout the world. Be with those who are suffering and wrap them in the mantle of your divine mercy to find solace in you. We ask for the powerful intercession of Mary, our mother and consoler, of St. Joseph, the mighty defender of the Church, and of all the angels and saints, that they may intercede for a world torn apart by evil, that peace be restored and the defenseless of the Middle East be protected. +In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
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.
ON-LINE GIVING HAS BEEN SUSPENDED
We have been notified from OneParish.com that they have suddenly suspended their online giving portal. Some of you may have tried to make a donation this past week and have been unsuccessful.
Please stop all your online giving through OneParish.com immediately. We are in the process of setting up a new online giving portal for your convenience. We encourage you to use your envelopes for your donations until we transition to a new online giving solution. We will send out a notification to let you know when this transition is completed.
We appreciate your help with this transition. Your recurring gifts help maintain the donation consistency that keeps our church programs thriving!
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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
• 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.
14 August 2021 – Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – 5:15 pm Vigil Mass – Very Reverend C. Thomas Miles, KHS, MCL, JCL
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