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Welcome to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton!
Like the “householder who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old,” St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish blends the old and new. Formed in 1992 from a collection of century-old parishes, SEAS Parish then lost many buildings in the 2004 flood in Carnegie. The new SEAS Church, dedicated November 20, 2011, blends new construction and furnishings with artifacts from her history.
Like all Catholic churches, SEAS’ first purpose is the worship of God in Jesus Christ. SEAS is especially blessed with a strong music program, headed by Prof. Nicholas Will. The church boasts a new pipe organ and three choirs—the Parish Choir, a schola cantorum, and a Contemporary Choir, now selling its third CD.
Worship at SEAS is sustained by her two priests, Frs. Dave and Robin, and a small army of liturgical ministers. Besides Sunday and weekday Masses, the parish hosts weekly and seasonal periods for the sacrament of Penance (also called “confession” or “reconciliation”).
SEAS Parish is also a learning community. She provides a number of services to help parents pass their Christian faith on to their children, including formal religious education (“CCD”) and special programs in preparation for infant Baptism, first Holy Communion, and Confirmation.
SEAS sponsors many programs in which adults can acquire, deepen and live their faith, notably RCIA for adults who wish to become Catholic, and also men’s faith groups and the Knights of Columbus, the women’s Christian Mothers & Guild, and a thematic class in theology taught by Fr. Robin.
At SEAS, we pour our energy into the service of our neighbors. SEAS hosts the regional food pantry to feed the hungry. Her Ladies of Charity aid the poor and the elderly. Via her Bereavement Ministry and Widows’ Group, she also ministers to those who have lost loved ones.
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