Dear Seton Family,
This weekend, we meet the prophet Amos, who was truly a “reluctant” prophet. He had the hard task of preaching a stern word to encourage fidelity to the covenant. His response to harsh words is not unlike what most of us would say: “I was no prophet... I was a shepherd and a dresser of sycamores. The LORD took me... and said to me, Go, prophesy to my people Israel” (Amos 7:14-15).
How often do we say, “that’s not me,” or “I could never do that” when asked to grow or change? For Amos, as for us, the Lord gives us what we need, and makes more of us than we would otherwise be. The lesson is simple: don’t give up too quickly!
FOR THE WOMEN OF OUR PARISH, here is an opportunity to gather for a “Women’s Wellness Weekend” presented at the Bon Secours Retreat and Conference Center in Marriottsville, MD. Click here for more information.
I’m happy to announce this opportunity during the Year of the Eucharist. Join Deacon Fred for The Eucharist in Scripture, a five-part bible study that explores the biblical theme of meals shared in faithful fellowship and in covenant relationship with God. Old Testament meals and promises provide a foundation for gospel meals with Jesus, culminating in the Last Supper as it is understood throughout the New Testament. Jesus' bread of life discourse and the early church's practice of "breaking bread" are also explored. Everyone is welcome – especially our non-Catholic friends and anyone who struggles with Catholic belief in the Eucharist. And to make the experience welcoming and inclusive for everyone: believers, seekers, doubters, and non-believers alike, we’re offering the study via Zoom with both morning and evening sessions.
Dates: August 4, 11, 18 and September 1, 8
Time: 10:00am or 7:00pm
Cost: $20, which covers the cost of your personal study materials. You can choose whether you’d like to receive a physical book or download an e-book. To register on-line, click here. You can pay electronically with a credit card by clicking here. For more information or to register in-person, please drop by the parish office or call Michelle at 410-721-5770 (Monday-Thursday, 9:00a-4:00p)
ELEMENTS OF THE CATHOLIC MASS VIDEO SERIES:
We are beginning week 25 of our video series, Elements of the Catholic Mass. I would invite you to watch Episode 25 this week titled, The Bow in the Creed and reflect on how this might help you in your faith. Here is the link to the episodes page.
Here is this Sunday’s Worship Aid
Check out our bulletin in the narthex and here to learn more goings on at the Parish!
Don’t forget to use hand sanitizers in the Narthex and now, when you enter the church at the Food Pantry entrance.
As usual, we will continue to live-stream Mass (Mon—Thurs at 9:00am and Sunday at 9:30am) 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!