The Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner
this Tuesday, March 1, from 5:00pm—6:30pm,
in Parish Center,
sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 758.
This event is free and open to everyone!
This week begins the Season of Lent with the observance of Ash Wednesday on March 2. We mark ourselves with ashes as a sign of our resolve to walk with the Lord. Our 40-day journey of renewal and recommitment to the Lord is both a welcome opportunity to focus anew on the Lord’s call to follow him and a challenge to do more fervently those things that should always be a part of our life. The traditional three-fold practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving calls us to lift up our hearts to the Lord (prayer), to give up those things which we don’t really need (fasting), so as to have time and resources to take up the works of service and charity (almsgiving) that are hallmarks of the Christian life.
Opportunities abound all around us to embrace the call of Lent. Join us here at Seton for prayer and devotion. Check out ways to give and our annual Lenten E-zine that features meatless recipes from the Parish Stafff, a Lenten playlist and information about the upcoming Tri-Parish Mission with St. Joseph and Our Lady of the Fields here, and our Lenten Schedule here.
ASH WEDNESDAY— MARCH 2
MASSES WITH THE DISTRIBUTION OF ASHES
9:00am, 5:00pm & 7:00pm
“Drop-in” Distribution of Ashes in the Narthex from 1:00pm – 4:00pm.
Just stop in and a parish staff member will impose ashes.
SOUP AND BREAD
in the Fr. Connelly Parish Center
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Tuesday, March 29: 9:30am-12:00pm,
Monday, April 4: 9:30am-12:00pm,
Saturdays: 3:30-4:00pm or by appointment
Monday through Thursday: 9:00am
Also, Wednesday Evening: 6:30pm
Monday, March 28: 7:00pm at Seton Parish
Keep an eye out for our Easter Outreach benefiting our sister parish St. Gregory’s in West Baltimore City and Spring Grove Hospital Center. Also, please take a look at what “excesses” might be present in your life. Lenten fasting is not merely about dieting or self-improvement, though those are good benefits, but about recognizing that we can’t satisfy every longing for ourselves. We make more room for the Lord to be part of our lives. In short, whatever you “give up” is supposed to make room for you to “take up” the works of charity and to be more able to “lift up” your heart in prayerful devotion.
Thanks to all who have committed to participate in the Annual Appeal for Catholic Ministries, enabling works of charity, pastoral care and evangelization throughout the Archdiocese of Baltimore. It is wonderful to see such dedication to the work of the gospel, for if we don’t do it, who will? Please consider the Lord’s blessings in your own life as you are invited to make a contribution or a pledge here.
Finally, Pope Francis invites all people to fast and pray for peace in Ukraine on Ash Wednesday. As quoted in this article a couple days ago, “May the Queen of Peace preserve the world from the madness of war.”
A reminder....although the mask mandate has ended, we encourage all parishioners to wear a mask inside our buildings and please use the hand sanitizers in the Narthex and 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.