Dear Seton Family,
“Wrath and anger are hateful things, yet the sinner hugs them tight” (Sirach 27:30). We know that anger leads us away from love and mercy. The wisdom of Sirach challenges us to rise above those base emotions. “Righteous anger”— anger over an injustice— can lead to a greater good, as Jesus himself demonstrated in the gospel when he overturned the money-changers’ tables in the temple courtyard. Forgiveness, however, is the path that leads to healing. Jesus speaks today of the call to forgive always in the parable of the king who offered forgiveness to a servant, who later refused to forgive a fellow servant. Forgiveness is not easy, but the more we receive it, the more we are strengthened to offer it. The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) becomes a training ground for us... as we are forgiven, so we learn to forgive. If you are having trouble letting go of a grudge, bring it to Jesus and let him teach you how to find peace and healing. As a reminder, I do offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Saturdays 3:00pm-4pm in the Parish Center for the time being (not the Reconciliation Room due to lack of social distance during the pandemic). Wear your mask before you leave your vehicle, look for an orange cone at the entrance and a volunteer will greet you!
Starting Monday, September 14th, we will have public Weekday Mass (Mon—Thurs at 9am). You do not have to sign up, however someone will meet you at the door to let you in and help with seating. You must wear a mask and continue to practice hand hygiene and social distance. On Mondays and Wednesdays, please park on the left side of the parking lot due to the food pantry operations.
Here is this Sunday’s Worship Aid
I encourage you to sign up for weekend Masses through the parish website or FaceBook page. The link is available after the 9:30 Mass each Sunday until Wednesday at 10 pm. If you come to Mass without signing up, we will do our best to find you a seat.
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!