Announcements 2/14/2021

The annual Lenten insert is in this weekend’s bulletin.

While there is no Mardi Gras dinner celebration, we will pray Night Prayer at 5:30 PM and burn last year’s palm at 6:15 PM on the church plaza.

SEAS has a gift for Lent for you. Adults get a copy of the Magnificat Lenten Companion and kids receive a copy of ’40 Clues for 40 Days’ Lenten activity booklet.

This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday. Ashes will be distributed during:

Mass at 6:30 AM, 9:00 AM, 7:30 PM;
Liturgy of the Word for adults at Noon
Liturgy of the Word for children at 5 PM for kids of all ages in the church.

Catholic Relief Services – Rice Bowl mite boxes available in the narthex. Take one home and fill it during Lent. It should be returned to the narthex no sooner than Holy Thursday.

Beginning this Friday and on all Fridays of Lent Stations of the Cross will be prayed at 7:30 PM in the church. This week’s Stations will be led by our Women’s Spirituality Group and Lazarus Ministry.

There are several versions of Stations of the Cross available near the Parish Prayer Book for you to come and privately pray the stations whenever the church is open. See the bulletin cover for hours.

There will be no Lenten simple supper this week. Our Knights of Columbus will decide soon if they are going to have one next Friday.

Announcements 12-04-2020

Masses for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Monday, December 7 – 5:00 PM; 7:15 PM
Tuesday, December 8 – 9:00 AM; 12 Noon; 5:00 PM; 7:00 PM

Remember to wear blue for Mary!

Advent Confessions: No Confessions on Monday, December 7
The best opportunity for confession is on Sunday, December 13, 3:30-5:30 PM

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.

Fr. Tom and SEAS Parish Staff

Announcements 11-28-2020

Happy Advent!

If you did not get a copy of the Advent calendar with the Catholic 101 quiz, it is available on our website.

Advent Confessions: Mondays at 5 PM or Sunday, December 13, 3:30-5:30 PM.

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.  

Fr. Tom and SEAS Parish Staff

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