It’s Donut Sunday following today’s 9:30 CLOW Mass! Be sure to stop by the parish hall for donuts and fellowship. This Sunday we welcome into our faith community through the waters of baptism: Mateo Ignatius Fisher Lopez child of Neal and Vanessa Fisher and Alexander Michael Hartmann son Erich and Erika Hartmann. We congratulate the Fisher and Hartmann families and wish them an abundance of blessings in their responsibility as Christian parents.
We have started a new tradition at SETON – The Annual Veterans Day Reception in honor of veterans and active military personnel Last Saturday evening’s cocktail party and reception was a big success. Nearly 80 people attended and enjoyed good food and drink and great conversation. My deepest thanks to Sarah Jarzembowski who coordinated the event and members of the parish staff who attended and worked the event.
The next big family event: BREAKFAST WITH SANTA on December 4th. Tickets go on sale this weekend: adults $7/children $5. Breakfast seatings are at 9:00 & 10:30. No tickets will be sold at the door.
One of the biggest challenges for parishes today is engaging young adults – men and women in their 20-30s. We are anxious at SETON to learn how we can invite them more fully into the life of the church and parish. On Monday (14), @ 7:00 PM, Sarah Jarzembowski is offering an opportunity for young adults (single, married) for a meeting and listening session to help guide SETON’s outreach and ministry to younger Catholics. Consider yourself invited if you are a young adult. You can contact Sarah (Sarah.Jarzembowski@sea...) for more info.
You will notice at another spot in the bulletin what I like to call “The Next 10.” These are upcoming events in the parish that cover opportunities for worship, service, fellowship and faith formation. We are blest with an active parish. I hope you join us for as many events as possible.
It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just a week and one-half away! Our goal is to supply 400 meals for those served by our sister parish of St. Gregory the Great and 56 for the needy of Annapolis. So far 162 meals (as of Tuesday) have been donated. Many thanks to those who have donated so far and to our Outreach volunteers who do so much on our behalf to care for the needy.
Have a good week!
- The Thanksgiving Food Drive is underway! As of November 9, we have 214 Thanksgiving dinners. We need 242 more dinners this last week in order to reach our goal of 400 to St. Gregory’s and 56 to Annapolis. See the flyer on our website for ways that you can help this year.
- The Seton Christmas Holiday Outreach is now underway. The programs will support Marian House and families who visit the Food Pantry, as well as provide gifts & meals to 68 senior citizens and 75 families at St. Gregory’s in Baltimore. Please see the Holiday Insert in the bulletin this week or on the Parish website for information on how you can help.
- Calling Young Artists! Each year we send a mailing to all registered households and, like last year, we want the Christmas card to feature artwork from our youth! Download the form, have your child create their art and drop it off at the office by November 20th.
- Share your musical talent this holiday season! Brendan is looking for additional individuals to join the choir for Christmas. Rehearsals are on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. for teens and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. for adults.