Welcome to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
Welcome to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish website. We trust you find it informative and we invite you to visit our parish. Our parish community seeks to grow in our faith, hope and love of Jesus Christ, and to continue to spread His Gospel of love, mercy and service nourished by prayer and the sacraments. We hope we can help you learn more about the Catholic faith and join us at Mass on Sunday. God bless.
Holy Hour for Our Country Sunday, May 31 at 3:00pm
May is the month of Mary, our Blessed Mother. On May 1st, the Bishops of our country consecrated our country to Mary. On May 31, this Sunday, I will have a holy hour from 3pm – 4pm, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton church, asking Mary to intercede for our country. Please join us if you can. Our country needs our prayers for peace and justice, especially at this time. If you cannot join us, please offer a prayer (maybe a rosary) with this intention sometime on Sunday.
Please click here to read what changes to expect at SEAS.
Weekday Mass Schedule from May 25 - June 6, 2020
- Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day), 8:00 a.m. Mass celebrated at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
- Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day), 9:00 a.m. Mass celebrated at St. Andrew
- All Mondays after Memorial Day, 8:00 a.m. Mass celebrated at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
- Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. Mass celebrated at St. Andrew
- Wednesday, NOON Mass celebrated at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
- Thursday, 7:00 p.m. Mass celebrated at St. Andrew
- Friday, 8:00 a.m. Mass celebrated at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
- Saturday, 7:30 a.m. Mass celebrated at St. Andrew
Weekend Mass Schedule from May 25 - June 6, 2020
- Saturday, 5:00 p.m. Mass celebrated at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
- Saturday, 5:15 p.m. Mass celebrated at St. Andrew
- Sunday, 9:00 a.m. Mass celebrated at both parishes
- Sunday, 11:00 a.m. Mass celebrated at both parishes
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Welcome to our new Pastor, Fr. Adam Puntel, and our new parochial vicar, Fr. Benson Lokidiriyo, who will join us July 1. Best wishes and prayers for them, as well as for Fr. Michael Cordier and Fr. Chris Geiger, who will be moving on to new places this summer. Click here to read Fr. Adam's letter of introduction.
We are so appreciative of everyone who purchased raffle tickets for Fr. Chris' Beer Raffle in support of St. Vincent de Paul. Including ticket sales and $5,000 in matching funds from several generous donors, we raised a total of $13,760! All money raised will be split and distributed evenly between the St. Vincent de Paul societies at both St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and St. Andrew parishes. Thank you for your kindness, generosity and willingness to support those in need...we are so grateful to you!
2020 Seton Summer Camp and Vacation Bible School are both cancelled. We hope to see there in 2021!
Streamed Masses at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral:
Spiritual Communion Prayer:
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.
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.
nd make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded of you.”
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Sacrament Preparation Information for Seton Children
Continuing their faith journey after Baptism: Upcoming dates for preparing our Second Graders for celebrating the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist and our Ninth Graders for Confirmation.
Second Grade Sacrament Preparation | Ninth Grade Confirmation Info
Seton Statue Installation
Last updated: May 1, 2020
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Kroger Community Rewards
Kroger’s Community Rewards (click here to enroll) This program works along with your Kroger Plus card. If you haven’t already, all you need to do is register and then enroll your Kroger Plus card online for the parish to earn money back from your purchases. In Kroger's first two quarter this fiscal year, Seton earned $1,611 from your enrollment using our parish ID #NJ031 (note this is a new enrollment number for Seton) onto your Kroger Plus card. Remember, that this in no way affects your personal Kroger points, i.e. gas rewards. Great News - if you've been enrolled in the past, you no longer need to re-enroll each year in order for Seton to receive Reward dollars.
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Fr. Chris Geiger’s Sunday homilies are now available online as a podcast so you can listen to them any time on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. The link to the audio file is: http://frchrisgeiger.libsyn.com, or you can search “Fr. Chris Geiger’s Podcast” in the iTunes store or on Google. Feel free to subscribe if you want to have the homilies automatically sent to your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
History of the church picture of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Masses, Bulletins and Notes
We offer both weekday and weekend Masses. It is subject to change based on holiday schedules.
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