Lessons and Carols
Join us in the church this Sunday, December 21st, from 7:00 to 8:00pm for scripture, prayer and beautiful music of the season.
Christmas Mass Schedule
Christmas Eve Masses ~ 5:00pm, 7:30pm, and 12:00 midnight
Christmas Day Masses ~ 9:00am and 11:30am
Please note that we will not have Adoration the Friday after Christmas, December 26th.
Mary, Mother of God Feast Day
January 1st, a holy day of obligation
December 31st Vigil Mass ~ 5:00pm
January 1st Masses ~ 9:00am and 11:30am
The parish office will be closed Wednesday, December 24th, and reopen on Friday, January 2nd, with the exception of being open Monday morning, December 29th, from 9:00 until noon.
The Blessing of the Nativity Scene
God of every nation and people,
from the very beginning of creation
you have made manifest your love:
when our need for a Savior was great
you sent your Son to be born of the Virgin Mary.
To our lives he brings joy and peace,
justice, mercy and love.
bless all who look upon this manger;
may it remind us of the humble birth of Jesus,
and raise up our thoughts to him,
who is God-with-us and Savior of all,
and who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.
PASTORAL REGION PLAN COMPLETE!
Thanks to the extraordinary work of the Pastoral Region Coordinating Committee since July, the Pastoral Region Plan for St. Andrew and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton is now complete, signed, and on its way to the desk of Archbishop Schnurr. Once both pastors have received word that the plan has been accepted, it will be posted on both parish websites.
Here is a review of the process we can all expect over the next two years. On June 30, 2015, Fr. Rob Waller will retire as pastor of St. Andrew. In the spring of 2015, his position will be “open listed.” In situations like this, sometimes a “parochial administrator” is named who would have the same responsibilities as pastor, but for only a two-year term. However, if the right priest candidate surfaces at the right time, there is the possibility of a “pastor” being named to St. Andrew who will automatically become the pastor of the Pastoral Region of St. Andrew and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in 2017 when it is fully implemented.
In June of 2017, Fr. Michael Cordier will complete his term as pastor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish. Fr. Cordier does not intend to present himself as a candidate for the position of pastor of the Pastoral Region.
During this holy season of Advent, let us already be in prayer in anticipation of these two appointments in our near future. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Fr. Rob Waller at 831-3353, or Fr. Michael Cordier at 575-0119.
Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith?
We welcome all who would be interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith, and maybe even becoming Catholic. The Catholic Church traces its beginnings to Jesus Christ. Our Lord gave us the Church, and through the Church, we have been given the Magisterium, the Sacraments, and the Bible, and so much more, all guided by the Holy Spirit. If you have any questions or would like to
make an appointment to talk, call Patty Norris at 575 - 0119 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call Fr. Michael Cordier at 575-0119. May the Spirit help you ask a question and begin the most exciting journey of a lifetime.
Seton Preschool and SASEAS School Registration
Interested in registering into our Catholic School? Please contact the SASEAS School Office, 575-0093; or the Seton Preschool Office, 575-9900 for more information.
Vocation Minute ~ View this Video ~ Pope Francis: Do you want to be a priest?
Please take a minute and offer a prayer (Our Father and Hail Mary) for vocations. Please pray that a man or woman from SEAS would accept the invitation to follow Christ as a diocesan priest or religious sister or nun. And pray for parishioner Matt Spotts who continues his formation to become a Jesuit priest.
Media Opportunities to Connect at Seton
Lenten Mission Talks - Fr. Bryce Sibley
Fr. Sibley's Sunday Homily
Monday ~ The Sin of Sloth
Tuesday ~ Three Things Each Catholic Should Know
Wednesday ~ Being Part of the Mission of the Church