Weekly Flocknote - 1/5/2022

Posted on January 05, 2022

Dear Parishioners,

After a couple days of cleaning up from the snow storm, the Staff is back in the Parish Office today. Last week, Pastors received guidance from the Archdiocese related to the surging numbers of COVID cases in our region. In light of their guidance, Parish Office interactions with the public will be curtailed during the month of January. If you are requesting a Mass Card or a Mass Intention for a specific date or documentation for a Sacrament please email Michelle.Nguyen@seaseton.org or call the Parish Office at 410-721-5770 ext. 221 and she will inform you when to pick it up.

If you are picking up NOURISH or ROOT for Faith Formation or want information about the celebration of First Reconciliation during January, please contact the Parish Office or email Sarah.Jarzembowski@seaseton.org

If you need to contact other members of the Staff, you may access their contact information at this link.

We are also suspending, for the entire month of January, ALL in-person meetings at the parish. These will be conducted, if possible, virtually. Daily and weekend Masses and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Tuesdays will continue as normal; but all other meetings and activities will be suspended for the month of January.

We will re-assess the situation with updated guidance from the Archdiocese later in the month.

Please also be aware that an indoor face mask mandate began on December 31, 2021 in Anne Arundel County as part of County Executive Steuart Pittman’s declaration of a state of emergency in the county. Under this mandate, everyone 2 years of age and older must wear a face covering (over the nose and under the chin) until the Friday, January 7, unless the County Council votes for an extension. Thus masks are again mandated in the Church and on parish property.

Although the ongoing issuing and lifting of Covid-19 mandates might be exhausting to follow, taking safety measures has been proven to prevent the spread of the virus. “In times of trial, especially long struggles, we see just how resilient we are,” Archbishop Lori said. “Hopefully, the pandemic has reminded us of our need for God’s grace and our need for each other.”

Archdiocese of Baltimore COVID Mandates: https://catholicreview.org/new-covid-19-mandates-for-parishes-in-the-archdiocese-of-baltimore/

Thank you for your cooperation!

 Fr. Paul