Dear Sisters and Brothers,
At our weekend Masses, we hear the final part of a series of parables Jesus offers to help us understand God’s heavenly kingdom. “The Kingdom of heaven is like...” ...a buried treasure, a valuable pearl, a net thrown into the sea. All of these tell us that what God offers us is to be cherished as a great gift. It is hard, though, when we don’t fully understand what this promised Kingdom is all about. We have to be willing to dream, to envision possibilities beyond the limits of our own abilities, in order to begin to understand what God has in store for us.
In case you missed this announcement last week, I’m repeated it again this week. We are in GREAT need of parishioners to step up for service for our current Mass schedule. We have 20 people volunteering over the Saturday 4:30pm Mass and Sunday 9:30am and 5:30pm Masses. I don't want to them to experience burnout! We will provide training in the procedures as an Usher and Eucharistic Minister. I am also asking you to go through our Child Protection protocol called VIRTUS. Please contact Heather Algiere from the Parish Staff if you are willing to serve and she will guide you through that process.
In spite of the pandemic, our parish will once again collect school supplies for our local sister parish, St. Gregory the Great in west Baltimore City. Please refer to the parish website for specific needs. You may start to drop off your donations in the bins at the Main Entrance of the church on Mondays and Wednesdays, 9am—4pm or before weekend Masses until Sunday, August 16th.
I am sad to report that the last broadcast of the Angelus will be next Thursday, July 30 at 12 Noon. Due to upcoming doctors appointments and that I take much of August off for vacation, this makes for a natural ending of this Marian devotion I’ve been doing since the parish was locked down in mid-March!
Here is this Sunday’s Worship Aid
As usual, we will continue to live-stream Mass on the parish Facebook (link) and uploaded on YouTube (link), and our parish website, https://www.seaseton.org/Resources/Media. If you do not have Facebook but wish to watch our livestream, click here for instructions.
Have a good week!