St. Elizabeth Seton Parish has vibrant programs and groups that work to support the parish and the mission of the Church as a whole. Each of these groups serve a critical purpose for our parish and community.

Faith Formation: Sarah Clayton – faithformation@stelizabethcarlisle.org

The Faith Formation program is charged with overseeing the catechetical and sacramental preparation for youth in the parish, from Kindergarten through Confirmation preparation during 10th grade. We partner with the domestic church (the family unit) to educate our youth on the basics of the Catholic faith (information), facilitate an encounter with the person of Jesus Christ helping them grow more deeply in love with God (formation) and invite youth to live their faith every day (discipleship). We look for opportunities to engage our students and families in deepening their faith through active participation. We continually welcome volunteer support for catechists and other positions within the Faith Formation program.

Activities include:

  • Weekly class sessions during the academic year (September through April)
  • Community service experiences, such as St. Joseph Shelter meals
  • Sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation
  • Seasonal celebrations, such as the Christmas program, student-led liturgies, and end-of-year celebration
  • Opportunities for family faith formation

Liturgy and Music:  Bill Griffin – liturgyandmusic@stelizabethcarlisle.org

The Liturgy & Music Committee supports worship at Mass and other liturgical services. It encourages participation of all members of the parish as Lectors, Eucharistic ministers, servers, offering of gifts, singing, and providing music.

  • Assists scheduling Mass dates & times
  • Assists with Advent, Christmas, Lent, & Holy Week Liturgies 
  • Provides music for Masses
  • Schedules Lectors & Eucharistic Ministers
  • Supports Altar Servers & Offering of Gifts
  • Encourages Eucharistic Adoration

 

Ladies Guild: Leslie DesCamps – ladiesguild@stelizabethcarlisle.org

The Ladies Guild strives to support, empower, and educate Catholic women in spirituality, leadership, and service. Ladies Guild offers an opportunity for fellowship for the women of the parish community. We seek to offer and support programs and projects in conjunction with parish ministries and other worthy activities.

  • Fellowship
  • Funeral meals & serving
  • Bake sales
  • Prayer shawls
  • Charity support & fundraisers

Knights of Columbus

Knights of Columbus: Grand Knight Dick Harmon – knightsofcolumbus@stelizabethcarlisle.org

Founded on the principles of charity, unity and fraternity, the Knights of Columbus offers support to needy members and their families within and outside our parish community as well as evangelization of our Catholic Faith.  These principles our made visible to the parish through the following activities:

Pancake Breakfasts

  • Lenten Fish Fries
  • Monthly Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers
  • Funeral Set-Up Assistance
  • St Joseph Shelter Meals
  • General Parish Assistance in all activities

Parish Council

Social Concerns Committee:  John Greubel – socialconcerns@stelizabethcarlisle.org

The mission of the Social Concerns Committee is to provide an opportunity for the spiritual growth of the parishioners of the St. Elizabeth Parish by developing opportunities for our parishioners to participate in fulfilling the Social Mission of the Church. The group seeks to contribute to the Church’s Social Mission by providing assistance to the poor; outreach to our local multi-cultural community in concert with the broader civic and religious community; supports respect for life activities and organizations; and works to raises awareness, advocate and act to protect the environment.

  • Promote rice bowl
  • Coordinate and execute Christmas in July
  • Handle Baby bottle campaign
  • Run the Advent tree
  • Oversight twice a month St. Joseph meal
  • Deliver welcome baskets to new families

Family Life:  Representative Carlyn Cox – familylife@stelizabethcarlisle.org 

  • Duties:
  • marriage preparation
  • marriage enhancement 
  • family life activities  
  • approved family planning 
  • family-enriching activities

Fellowship and Events Committee:  Brooke Campbell – fellowship@stelizabethcarlisle.org

Our purpose is to offer parish events to create an environment where people are more engaged in the life of our parish.  Through our efforts people will get to know each other and feel they are a part of our church family.  We will hold activities for people of all ages, with a special focus on families.  Historically, this has included activities like St. Lizzy Fest.  This committee will also work with other parish groups on the execution of events, as they will require the cooperation and support of many to make them happen.

St. Vincent De Paul: Maureen Kauzlarich – svdp@stelizabethcarlisle.org 

Our local Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP), St. Elizabeth Seton Conference, is serving all confidentially in need in our greater Carlisle/Hartford, Avon area in following the gospel teachings of Jesus. Every day, SVdP volunteers work with families to provide emergency food, help keep the lights on, and avoid eviction.  We help provide & distribute 160-holiday baskets.  We collect food & $$ monthly to local food pantry & meals for 30, plus clothes, linens, furniture, and transportation needs have been met too.