Advent and Christmas...
Advent Penance Service
For St. Andrew and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton will be at St. Andrew on Thursday, December 19th, at 7:00 p.m. There will be several priests available to hear confessions.
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Christmas Eve ~ 5:00 p.m. / 7:30 p.m. / 12:00 midnight
- Christmas Day ~ 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Mary, Mother of God Feast Day(a holy day of obligation)
- Vigil Mass at 5:00 p.m. on December 31st
- Wednesday, January 1st, Masses at 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Lift Up Our Hearts and Voices
All are invited to attend the Lift Up Our Hearts and Voices discussions of Bishop Barron’s book, “Letter to a Suffering Church” continuing on Monday, Nov.18 and then also on Dec. 2 and Dec 16, at 7:00pm in the church basement of St. Andrew. If you have not yet picked up a copy of this book, they are still some available in the Narthex. There is also a video series that is being used at these discussions, the first two chapters can be found at the following links
Congratulations to our SASEAS School for being awarded the National Blue Ribbon Exemplary High Performing School in the United States by the United States Department of Education!!
Celebrations included an all school Mass at Seton with Bishop Binzer and a celebratory assembly with local dignitaries and community leaders was held in the Seton cafeteria. This National Blue Ribbon is considered the highest honor a public or nonpublic school can achieve! Congratulations to the students and their families, faculty, staff and supports of our school.
We are offering a new way to celebrate and honor deceased loved ones or special events such as anniversaries, birthdays, births or particular groups of people. Flowers for our weekend Masses and Holy Days of Obligation can be donated in memory, honor or thanksgiving of a loved one or a significant life event. The Memorial Flower Donor and Intention will be listed in the parish bulletin. The form needed to sign up is in the narthex of the church and at the parish office.
To participate, please fill out the Memorial Flower Form (in the narthex or parish office). Seal the payment and form in the Memorial Flower envelope that is attached to the form and place it in the offertory or bring it to the parish office. Until the parish office processes your request you are not guaranteed that the date requested will be available. You will be contacted with a confirmation. Flower requests must be made at least two weeks before the requested date to ensure acknowledgment in the parish bulletin.
SASEAS Catholic School and Preschool Registration
We invite you to see all that we offer - we are Passionately Catholic and Academically Excellent!! Visit our school websites: www.saseasschool.org or www.setonpreschool.org or if you have questions regarding registration, please call 575-0093, or the Preschool Office, 575-9900.
Covenant of Love with the Sacred Heart of Jesus ~ Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
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, contact our parish office at 575 - 0119 or 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. Visit www.Catholicscomehome.org for faith filled information!
A Novena for St. Andrew / St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish School
O Good and Gracious God,
We praise and thank you for the students in our parish school. It is a sacred privilege to continue the teaching mission of your son, Jesus. We hear his words in our hearts: “Let the children come to me! Do not hinder them.” Please listen to our prayers as we ask you, Lord, to remove whatever hinders parents from choosing our Catholic school for their children. Guide their thinking and their decisions. May parents see the great benefits of a Catholic education that can last a lifetime. Bless our efforts. Help us be a school for all. Lord we hold in prayer all the students you will send to our school. Thank you Lord for blessing us with a future filled with promise and hope. We ask this through the intercession of Mary our Blessed Mother, St. Andrew and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. Amen.
Prayer by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Lord Jesus, Who was born for us in a stable, lived for us a life of pain and sorrow, and died for us upon a cross; say for us in the hour of death, Father, forgive, and to Your Mother, Behold your child. Say to us: “This day you shall be with Me in paradise.” Dear Savior, leave us not, forsake us not. We thirst for You, Fountain of Living Water. Our days pass quickly along, soon all will be consummated for us. To Your hands we commend our spirits, now and forever. Amen.
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.
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