Regular weekend Mass attendance is a primary qualification criterion for active parishioner status at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton School. Active parishioners are eligible to receive the active parishioner discount for Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton School tuition. Consistent low Mass attendance may lead to the loss of the active parishioner tuition rate benefit.
To receive parish sponsorship each school year the following conditions must be met:
At least one Catholic parent or guardian is registered at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Parish sponsorship will not be approved for families with dual membership with other churches for the purpose of receiving parish subsidy at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School.
Once the dispensation on Mass attendance is lifted, family must attend Mass on Saturday evening or Sunday each week as well as other Holy Days of Obligation according to Catholic Church teachings.
Once the dispensation on Mass attendance is lifted, a minimum number of Mass attendance envelopes will be identified that must be placed in the collection basket at a Saturday Evening/Sunday Mass during the current calendar year (i.e., period ends Dec. 31). Multiple envelopes/Mass Attendance forms received on the same date will only count as one for Mass attendance purposes. Please Note: A financial donation is not necessary to submit an envelope in the collection basket. In addition, if you are using on-line giving, the identified minimum of envelopes is still required. Extra envelopes are available in the Gathering Area. Please make sure you are staying current on school communications for updates.
For the 2021-2022 school year, when a parent/guardian who is an active parishioner of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church enrolls a new student or a returning student in grades K-8 at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton School they must complete and submit a Parish Sponsorship Application. A parent/guardian will be asked to commit to the conditions listed above. Sponsorship is reviewed annually in January based on the prior calendar year’s mass attendance. A family will be required to complete and submit a new Parish Sponsorship Application as part of the enrollment process each school year.