40th Anniversary

Join us in celebrating the 40 years of The Spirit of Seton

On January 4th, 1981, The Feast Day of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee established a new parish in the city of New Berlin with the namesake of America’s first-born saint and patroness of the Catholic School System. The Spirit of Seton was born that day and 40 years later it thrives in a faith-filled parish that is vibrant, charitable and engaging. 2021 will be a full year of celebrating various events and programs that were created and developed throughout our 40 years making us the parish that we are today!

Be a part of the celebration!

Whether you have been a Seton member since the beginning or a recent member, we welcome your participation in our year-long 40th Anniversary by sharing memories and photos of parish life events such ground breakings, child and youth programs, special occasions like baptisms, first communion and weddings, parish ministries, choir, social events and parish fundraisers such as our festival and auction. Please forward your mementos to: [email protected]


On Sunday, January 10, 2021, a special celebratory Mass was held to kick off our 40th Anniversary and a full year of events recalling our past, giving thanks for our present, and anticipating our future.

Father Bernie Sippel's video message

Hear about the beginning of the Spirit of Seton and how things got started.

A Brief History of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish

This month, we are focusing on how our parish began. Fr. Bernard “Bernie” Sippel, our founding pastor, has written his reflections of the first two years at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 1981-1982.  Discover how our parish started from a wheat field and in two years was transformed into a vibrant parish community.

Click here to read Fr. Sippel's Reflection.