Our Pastor


Just a bit about me: I am a member of a religious order; the Oblates of St. Francis deSales.  I made my first profession of vows on August 21, 1963.  I was ordained a priest on June 5, 1971.

I taught high school for 11 years; worked full-time as a drug and alcohol counselor for 8 years, was Catholic Campus Minister at Bucknell University for 7 years; began parish work in 1998 and have been pastor at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton since 2010.

I played ice hockey for "way-too-many-years."  I like to blame the condition of my face not on God, but on the many pucks, sticks and people who tried to "rearrange" it.  I produced, directed, designed and acted in more than 100 theatrical productions beginning with my collage days at Niagara University.

I've been known to chase a little white ball through the ever so fickle realms of Mother Nature.  My handicap presently is a closely guarded secret.  If I watch something on television, it usually involves a ball or a puck.

Last but not least; I am a recovering alcoholic.

Welcome to the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Website.  Browse and enjoy.  More importantly, why not join our faith community some weekend as we celebrate the living presence of Jesus Christ in Word and Sacrament.

Live Jesus!

Rev. Jack Kelly, OSFS

Pastor