Service & social ministries are the fabric that binds St. Elizabeth Seton Parish together. These ministries include the CWG, Knights of Columbus, and ministries for those suffering in mind, body or spirit.
Catholic Women’s Guild (CWG)
St. Elizabeth Seton Women’s Guild is a parish-based Catholic women’s group dedicated to the spiritual and social enrichment of our Parish. Our mission statement is, “To live and share our faith, as Catholic women, following God’s teaching and bringing the love of Jesus, through the Holy Spirit, to all we meet.”
The CWG meets on the second Tuesday of each month commencing with Mass at 7 pm, followed by a meeting (often with a special guest speaker) at 7.30 pm.
New members are always welcome to join in for friendship, laughter, prayers and discussion.
For more information visit the CWG’s website at CWGstelizabethseton.com.
Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal order of Catholic men founded for the purpose of rendering aid to its members and their families when in distress and to promote the charitable, religious and social welfare of its members and the community at large.
Council #10586, St. Thomas of Villa Nova, meets at St. Elizabeth Seton Parish on the second Wednesday of the month (September through June).
To get involved with the Knights of Columbus, please visit their website, https://kofc10586.com.
Teams of dedicated people facilitate our Parish communal life by providing refreshments and a chance to engage with our fellow parishioners following the Sunday morning celebrations from September to June.
This is a shared ministry with St. John’s Parish. Each Monday from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at St. John’s, a meal is prepared for the needy, providing nourishment and fellowship.
Our service to these people helps us understand there really ought to be no divisions between human beings and helps us to break down the walls built through ignorance and prejudice. Volunteers prepare and serve the food. Donations of food kitchen supplies and financial donations are always needed and appreciated.
Consolation and Hope
Consolation and Hope provides support to individuals who are experiencing grief because of the loss of a loved one. The members of the ministry of Consolation and Hope also includes individuals who have received education and formation in order to journey with people who have experienced loss. They will visit individuals and families, share information about the grief process and provide support on behalf of the parish.
Every funeral is an event of the Parish community. The funeral team welcomes the worshipers, serves the Mass, helps with Communion, and is present to the grieving.
The Mary and Martha ministry provides luncheons for funeral receptions. This is a tremendous witness to the strength of our community and provides a wonderful service for families experiencing the loss of loved ones.
A prayer shawl is a shawl that has been knitted or crocheted by a crafter in our Parish for someone who is facing a serious illness or surgery, grieving, facing difficult life circumstances, or is rejoicing in a happy event.
Many blessings are knitted or crocheted into every shawl and it is offered a final blessing during a Sunday Mass before being given away. The shawls are meant to serve as mantles of God’s gentle love and blessings.
If you would like a shawl or know someone who would, please contact the Parish office.
The St. Elizabeth Seton and St. John Chrysostom joint refugee committee works to settle refugees from around the world, offering them a new chance at life and peace. The committee has sponsored two refugee families since 2014 – one from Syria and one from Togo.
The Archdiocese of Little Rock, Arkansas, has developed a set of Scripture Studies for use by lay people in Parishes. Two times a year, a group of parishioners at St. Elizabeth Seton journeys together through one of three studies, usually on a book in the Bible. Participants find themselves much more engaged with the Sacred Scriptures and find the journey to be full of spiritual growth.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
The St. Vincent de Paul Society, Newmarket Conference, is part of a worldwide organization to help the poor.
The money collected through the Society is most often used for food vouchers for families – most often single mothers with children. Our work is done with humility and respect for human dignity, while truly bearing witness to the love that God has for all people, especially those most in need.
Those who need assistance, food vouchers or information can call (905) 898-4137 ext. 500 and leave your name and phone number.
Visiting Ministries (Ministry of Presence and Hospital Visitors)
The Hospital Visitors ministry ensures that Catholic patients at Southlake Hospital, whether short term or long term, are provided with a visit and an opportunity to receive Communion.
The Ministry of Presence provides visits for members of our parish family who are unable to attend Sunday Mass. Please contact the Parish office if you would like a visit or you know someone who should receive a visit.