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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

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

 
 

Parish Email 10-09-20

This week’s bulletin includes the annual financial statement.

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

Announcements 09-25-2020

If you would like to have an intention added 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.

 
 

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.

 
 

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

 
 

Attached is our weekly bulletin; 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

 
 

Announcements September 18, 2020

If you would like to have an intention added 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.

 
 

The special Holy Land Collection for the preservation of the shrines of the Holy Land will be accepted through this weekend.

 
 

Our 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.

 
 

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

 
 

Attached is our weekly bulletin; 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 E-mail 09-11-2020

On Good Friday parishes in the Diocese of Metuchen take up the special Holy Land Collection for the preservation of the shrines of the Holy Land.  Since parishes were unable to celebrate in person on Good Friday, many were not able to make their donations.  The Diocese is allowing parishes to take this collection this week through next weekend.  Many of you have already sent in your donations; we thank you.  If you did not make a donation to this special collection and would like to, please put your donation in a separate envelope marked ‘Holy Land’ and drop it in the collection basket or send it to the Parish Office.  Thank you!

 
 

Reminder of Mass times:

            Saturday – 4:00 PM and 5:15 PM

            Sunday – 8:00 AM, 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM

            Monday – 6:15 PM

Tuesday – 12 Noon

            Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday – 9:00 AM

 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 

Attached is our weekly bulletin and recorded Mass and CLOW are available on our website.  

 
 

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

 
 

Fr. Tom and SEAS Parish Staff 

Parish Email 09-04-2020

Beginning THIS Saturday, September 5, Saturday Masses are at 4:00 PM and 5:15 PM.

Mass on Monday, September 7, Labor Day, will be at 9:00 AM.  The rest of next week will be the usual schedule: Tuesday at Noon, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 9:00 AM.

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

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

Beginning Monday, September 14, Monday Mass will be at 6:15 PM, Tuesday through Friday will remain unchanged.  Also beginning Monday, September 14 confessions will be heard in the Parish Office on Mondays between 5:00 & 6:00 PM.  If you need to schedule confession prior to September 14, please email Fr. Tom directly to schedule an appointment.

Attached is our weekly bulletin and recorded Mass and CLOW are available on our website.  

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

Fr. Tom and SEAS Parish Staff

 

Parish Email 07-17-2020

Blood supplies are low.  If you are able, donate blood this Monday, July 20 from 1:00 PM until 7:00 PM in the Parish Hall!

 We continue to celebrate the Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation; join us at Mass to celebrate our young people!  Remember when you arrive for Mass to be sure to pick up a copy of the bulletin so you have a worship guide for Mass!

 If you are not attending Mass but wish to receive Communion, park your car and walk to the narthex to receive.  We will no longer distribute Communion to cars.  Remember Masses are shorter than usual; you should plan to arrive 20-25 minutes after the start time of Mass. 

 If you are not comfortable attending a weekend Mass, the daily Masses are less crowded.  The weekday Mass schedule is Monday at 7:00 PM, Tuesday at Noon, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 9:00 AM.          

Attached is our weekly bulletin.

 Recorded Mass and CLOW are available on our website each week.

 Fr. Tom and SEAS Parish Staff