Seton Weekly Update 4/14/23

Posted on April 13, 2023 in: General News

Dear friends,

I cannot begin to adequately thank all who made the liturgies of Holy Week and Easter so special.  I want to thank those who decorated the Church;  the music ministry;  the liturgical ministers including altar servers, Eucharistic ministers, ushers, lectors and sacristans.  Many thanks to the RCIA team for preparing those who were received into the Church at the Easter Vigil.  In particular, I want to thank members of the parish staff – Liam, Brendan, Sarah, Griffin, Laryessa, Michelle, Susan and Jennifer for many hours of behind the scenes work.  A special “shout out” this year to Paul Jarzembowski who emceed all the major services of Holy Week and Easter Sunday.  The emcee is tasked with assuring the smooth execution of the complex liturgies.  Paul did a great job. To Fathers Bao, Oberle, Hsu, Moore and Deacon Jack McCabe who led us in prayer.  THANK YOU!

Over the next three (3) weekends, First Communions will be taking place at Masses.  You will find names of the first communicants listed in the bulletin.   Please take the time to congratulate these young families on achieving this milestone in their child’s faith journey. 

This Sunday we begin a new custom at SETON parish – offering a renewal of wedding vows to couples celebrating an anniversary in the current month. There is no need to pre-register.  Simply meet the priest and/or deacon at the front of the altar after he has finished greeting parishioners.

By now, everyone is aware of the Attorney General’s report of the sexual abuse of minors by some members of the clergy in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.  Once again, the church is confronted with its shameful past. There is no excuse for this behavior and I ask us all to pray for victim-survivors. Archbishop Lori has penned a pastoral letter in response to the AG’s report as well as his apology.   You will find a link to the Archbishop’s response on the parish website.  The Archbishop’s letter offers  resources detailing the church’s current protocols and procedures in responding to allegations of abuse.  I would like to underscore that the church described in the report is not the church today.  For the past 30 years the Archdiocese has worked hard to change its culture.  I want to re-assure parents that we take great efforts in assuring a safe-environment for their children.  

Your generosity continues to amaze me!  You contributed $11,386 to our our sister parish in Haiti through the giving tree.  THANK YOU!

Finally, keep in your prayers the repose of the soul of Marilyn Felix, mother of Nancy Mangan whose funeral Mass will be celebrated this Friday (21st). 


Msgr. Richard Woy, Pastor


P.S.:  300 more people attended Easter Mass this year as compared to 2022!


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Weekly Updates:

  • Donut Sunday
    This weekend is Donut Sunday!  Join us after the 9:30 a.m. mass for Donuts and fellowship!
  • Interested in Becoming Catholic?
    Do you have questions about the Catholic faith or interested in becoming Catholic? Join Monsignor Woy on Wednesday, April 19th at 7 p.m. in the ARK (on the second floor of the Parish Center) for a night of inquiry.
  • Sacristans Needed
    Sacristans prepare the Sanctuary for weekend liturgies.  Can you devote 20 minutes on a Thursday or Friday (during office hours) once every seven to eight weeks? Sacristans prepare the altar, empty and refill the Holy Water fonts and place the linens on the altar. Contact Marianna Phillips for more information about being a sacristan:
  • Vacation Bible School - JULY 10-14
    Vacation Bible School is back at Seton this year!  We are seeking adult and teen volunteers to help make this a fabulous week.  For more information, see the graphic below.  To register your child for VBS, visit: