Announcements / News

Announcements 11-20-2020

We will have one Mass on Thanksgiving Day at 9:00 AM.

Contact the Parish Office via email to:

              • add an intention to the Parish Prayer Book;
              • light a candle at the Marian Shrine or Memorial Wall;
              • secure an annual candle at the Marian Shrine

To receive Holy Communion if you are not attending Mass:

Come to the narthex 20-25 minutes after the start of Mass to receive Communion.

Recorded Mass and CLOW are available on our website.  

Happy Thanksgiving!

Fr. Tom and SEAS Parish Staff

Announcements 11-15-2020

To add an intention to the Parish Prayer Book, please email the Parish Office your intention and we will add your intentions to the book for you.

If you would like assistance with lighting a 4 day candle by the Marian Shrine or the Memorial Wall outside the chapel, or having an annual candle burn for your intentions at the Marian Shrine, please contact the Parish Office.

Recorded Mass and CLOW are available on our website.  

Please continue to come to the narthex 20-25 minutes after the start of Mass to receive Communion if you are not attending Mass.

Fr. Tom and SEAS Parish Staff

 

Parish Email 10-30-2020

Monday, November 2 is All Souls Day.  See the bulletin for special Mass schedule for this day.

 To add an intention to the Parish Prayer Book, please use the link on our website to email the Parish Office your intention.  At the end of each week, the intentions will be added to the book in church.

 Recorded Mass and CLOW are available on our website.  

 Please continue to come to the narthex 20-25 minutes after the start of Mass to receive Communion if you are not attending Mass.

 Fr. Tom and SEAS Parish Staff

 
 

Seton Sunday 2020

Happy Seton Sunday!

 Attached is our 2020 VIRTUAL MINISTRY FAIR!  Please take some time to click through the pages and be sure to check out the YouTube videos recorded by our various ministries.  The bulletin [sent separately] has a ‘scavenger hunt’ of items for you to locate on the various pages.  How are YOUR talents needed?

 On our website you will find a note from Fr. Tom about the Ministry Fair.  We are hoping to get the Ministry Fair presentation on the website at some point; keep an eye out for it!

 On Sunday the church will be open for Eucharistic Adoration from the end of the 11:30 AM Mass until Evening Prayer and Benediction at 4:00 PM.  Please try and spend a few minutes with our Risen Lord on our Parish Feast Day.

 The weekly email with our bulletin will follow separately.

 Fr. Tom and SEAS Parish Staff

 
 

Announcements 10-23-2020

Happy Seton Sunday!

 Attached is this weekend’s bulletin.  Be sure to look for the ‘scavenger hunt’ of items for you to locate on the various pages of our 2020 VIRTUAL MINISTRY FAIR.  How are YOUR talents needed?

 On Sunday the church will be open for Eucharistic Adoration from the end of the 11:30 AM Mass until Evening Prayer and Benediction at 4:00 PM.  Please try and spend a few minutes with our Risen Lord on our Parish Feast Day.

 To add an intention to the Parish Prayer Book, please use the link on our website to email the Parish Office your intention.  At the end of each week, the intentions will be added to the book in church.

 Recorded Mass and CLOW are available on our website.  

 Please continue to come to the narthex 20-25 minutes after the start of Mass to receive Communion if you are not attending Mass.

 
 

Fr. Tom and SEAS Parish Staff

 
 

Seton Sunday Message from our Pastor

Dear Members of our Parish Family and our Visitors,

Thanks for checking out our Parish website; I know you will find it appealing, interesting and inviting. Even in these days of ‘Covid-19’ constrictions and pandemic problems and worldwide worry and woe, our Parish has remained as active and alive as is possible – and permitted! I am most grateful to our Parish Staff and the heads of ministries for doing all they can – and then some – to keep us safe and ‘open for business.’ [Like Jesus, we, too, “… must be about [our] Father’s work.” [Cf Luke 2:49]

On this site you will find the handiwork of some who so love being an active member of this great Parish that they recorded snippets or vignettes of who they are, how they serve the Lord through our ministries or organizations, and how you can join them. May God bless them for proclaiming their Catholic Faith and helping to spread the Good News. May their efforts to help us to continue to return to ‘the new norm’ – whatever that may be – be fruitful.

I am also grateful to all who come to or ‘tune into’ Masses and other events via our website. And, of course, I am also most grateful to all who continue to be so generous to the Parish, to the Diocese of Metuchen, and to charities during these difficult and uncertain times. While our needs are great, and our hopes and dreams are high, we must also be concerned – as so many of you are – with those who have nowhere near what we enjoy. Again, may the Lord bless you for your goodness.

Finally, as Thanksgiving and Christmas draw near, know that we will continue to do all we are permitted to do to celebrate these great Feasts as best we can. In the letters being sent via our Diocese from each Pastor to their registered parishioners, I will continue to update you on our schedule as well as on my stewardship of the resources you entrust to me. Among them: making the Parish Office entranceway doors handicap accessible and automatically activated; updating the 11 year old carillon [bells] system, replacing the narthex floor tiles, installing a security camera system so we can be even more open and safe; and continuing to bring our facilities up-to-date with the many virtual tools upon which we have all become so dependent and with which we can remain so connected.

May our Patroness, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, continue to watch over us; and may we continue to follow her example by boldly proclaiming our Catholic Faith in all we say and do.

                                In His holy Name,

                                Rev. Thomas J. Serafin, KCHS, Pastor

RF Event: Eucharistic Adoration 2020

Eucharistic Adoration 2020

Dear Parents,

Eucharistic Adoration for (FHC/Confirmation/SRF and all other grades) all CHILDREN:

All children are invited to participate in the Eucharistic Adoration on Sunday, October 25, 2020 on the 36th Anniversary of Seton Sunday. Parents please bring your children to the parish Hall by 2:00PM.  At 2:15pm, the children will be given a brief explanation of Eucharistic Adoration: the monstrance and lunette; genuflecting and bowing; incense, song and silence.

Parents may stay for the explanation or go to the Church for prayer. The children will then be brought to the Church at 2:45pm for a 15-minute service consisting of a brief hymn, scripture reading, intercessions (Universal Prayers) read by some children, silent prayer, the Lord’s Prayer and Act of Contrition. They will then return to the Holy Family room for questions and dismissal.

We are looking forward to your whole hearted participation as we continue ongoing Christian formation of our “Little ones.”

God bless you everyone!

Much prayers and Love

Mariam Nawab, PCL

SEAS – Three Bridges, NJ

908-284-2929  x1123

mnawab@easeton.net

“Children are a gift from the Lord”.   PS 127:3

RF Event: All Saints Day Costume Invite

All Saints Day

Oct. 31/Nov. 1

Come to Church in Costume

All children are invited to come to whichever of

our 5 weekend Masses you wish to attend:

Saturday, October 31: 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM

Sunday, November 1: 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

dressed as a Saint or Biblical Character [even an evil one!].

Each child should have an index card with a few
brief facts about

who they are – and why that person is – or is not – in heaven.

Time permitting, they may be invited to stand in place to tell their story.

After Mass, the children will be invited to walk through the Parish Hall to stop at each of the pre-set tables to take or be safely given

an All Saints Day and Halloween themed ‘treat’ from the Parish.

RSVP to seasrf@easeton.net which Mass and how many children will attend; however, walk-ins will be most welcome!

Some costume suggestions: Mother Mary, St. Joseph, St. Dominic,

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. Francis, St. Therese, St. Thomas, Mother Teresa, the Saint whose name they share [i.e.: their Patron Saint] – or any biblical character.

Trunk or Treat

All children and their families are invited to come dressed in costume and celebrate with our church
friends AS WE honor the church’s saintly role models in a safe and festive manner.

When:     Friday, october 30, 2020 from 7:00-8:00PM

where:     we will gather INside the church at 7:00PM for an opening prayer, followed by trick or treating at the decorated trunks throughOUT the parking lot – FACE COVERINGS SHOULD BE WORN

FAMILIES ARE ASKED TO PRE-REGISTER BY MONDAY, OCTOBER 26TH SO WE CAN ORGANIZE AND SET UP TO ALLOW FOR PROPER SOCIAL DISTANCING

—————————–TRUNK OR TREAT PRE-REGISTRATION—————————–

FAMILY NAME: ______________________________________________________

# ADULTS: _____________    # OF CHILDREN:____________________________

_______    WE ARE PLANNING TO DECORATE OUR CAR AND HOST A TRUNK FOR TRUNK OR TREAT (PARKING LOT WILL BE OPEN AT 6:30PM FOR DECORATING CARS)

_______    I CAN VOLUNTEER AS AN ADULT HELPER FOR PARKING/TRAFFIC SAFETY/SOCIAL DISTANCING IN PARKING LOT

REGISTRATION FORMS CAN BE DROPPED OFF IN THE ‘drop BIN’ OUTSIDE THE office entrance doors or email gperez@easeton.net


no later than october 26, 2020.

Parish Email 10-16-2020

Next Sunday is Seton Sunday.  The church will be open for Eucharistic Adoration from the end of the 11:30 AM Mass until Evening Prayer and Benediction at 4:00 PM.  Please try and spend a few minutes with our Risen Lord on our Parish Feast Day.

 
 

Reminder:  To add an intention to the Parish Prayer Book, please use the link on our website to email the Parish Office your intention.  At the end of each week, the intentions will be added to the book in church.

 
 

Pick up a copy of the bulletin as you arrive for Mass; it is also your worship guide.  

 
 

Ushers continue to count attendees at each Mass.  Once the church and narthex have reached the maximum number allowed, all will be directed to watch the livestream of Mass in the Parish Hall.

 
 

Recorded Mass and CLOW are available on our website.  

 
 

Please continue to come to the narthex 20-25 minutes after the start of Mass to receive Communion if you are not attending Mass.

 
 

Fr. Tom and SEAS Parish Staff