Seton Sunday 2019: October 27, 2019
We are all called to serve God and one another in the Sacrament of Baptism. Our Parish provides many opportunities to answer this sacred call to service through its many ministries. Sharing your time and talents in Parish ministries and social groups is a wonderful way to serve the Lord and the community, while enhancing your faith experience and getting to know your fellow parishioners. All ministries and social groups welcome new members and offer training throughout the year.
How will you answer your Baptismal call to serve the Lord through His Church and help build a strong faith community here in our Parish? Be sure to visit the Ministry Fair after all Masses on October 26 & 27 to learn more about the opportunities for service and fellowship available at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.
Hospitality Note: After all four Masses on Seton Sunday, the Ministry Fair along with hospitality and light refreshments will be in the Parish Hall. Plan to stay a few extra minutes after Mass to celebrate with your fellow parishioners. There will also be hospitality after Seton Sunday’s 5:00 PM Evening Prayer with Benediction.
Each year on the last Sunday of October we celebrate ‘Seton Sunday’ with our annual Ministry Fair and Eucharistic Adoration for three reasons:  The Feast of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton – January 4 – always falls during the ‘privileged’ season of Christmas, so we cannot move her Feast Day to the nearest weekend as is permitted for the convenience of the people. So we honor our patroness the weekend before All Saints’ Day.  On October 30, 1984, our Parish was incorporated; we were the 6th new Parish created in the ‘new’ Diocese of Metuchen which had been founded on November 19, 1981.  The Solemn Dedication of the Church and Consecration of the Altar took place on November 3, 1990 when the late Bishop Edward T. Hughes performed the ancient, beautiful rites by which we designated our church for sacred service; the anniversary of this spiritual event is given the highest rank on the Church’s calendar in the place of dedication: that of a Solemnity. Please spend some time in prayer with Our Risen Lord on this special day.
Eucharistic Adoration – 12:30-5:00 PM
12:30 PM Silent reflection [no led prayer]
1:00 PM Confirmation Candidates, Teen Ministry, Summer Religious Formation Grades 6, & 7 – see below
1:30 PM All Liturgical Ministries – Baptismal Prep, EMs, Lazarus, Linens, LEC, Ministers of Hospitality, Readers, Sacristans, Sextons, Marriage Prep
2:00 PM RCIA, Adult Faith Formation, Social Spiritual Ministries
2:30 PM Daily Mass, Rosary Group, Prayer Shawls, Seton Seniors
3:00 PM FHC Children, Summer Religious Formation Grades 1, 3, 4, 5 [see below], All Children’s Faith Formation Ministries – Catechists, Aides, RF children, Altar Servers, CLOW, VBS
3:30 PM Women’s Spirituality Group, Seton Men’s Club
4:00 PM Social Outreach Ministries; Knights of Columbus
4:30 PM Music Ministries – meditative music/sung psalms
5:00 PM Solemn Evening Prayer with Benediction, followed by light refreshments in the Parish Hall
Confirmation Candidates, Teen Ministry, Summer Religious Formation Grades 6, 7
11:30 AM Holy Mass
12:30 PM Holy Family Room – explanation of Eucharistic Adoration; then to church for Eucharistic Adoration with Eucharistic Blessing; Q&A and dismissal from HFR after Eucharistic Adoration
First Holy Communion Children, Summer Religious Formation Grades 1, 3, 4, 5,
2:30 PM Holy Family Room – explanation of Eucharistic Adoration; then to church for Eucharistic Adoration with Eucharistic Blessing; Q&A and dismissal from HFR after Eucharistic Adoration