TONIGHT—Soup and Bread at 6:30pm in the Parish Center hosted by the Welcoming Committee,followed by Stations of the Cross at 7:30pm in the church. Tonight’s Stations are the Traditional Stations that are prayed every Friday in the Old City of Jerusalem, followed by Benediction. Please join us!


Dear Sisters and Brothers,

The scriptures this weekend point to the great things God has done for us. We hear of God’s promise to Abram (who becomes Abraham) to make him the father of a great nation. St. Paul reminds us that our citizenship is in heaven, which gives us new perspective in our lives. And Jesus, taking his disciples to the mountaintop, reveals his future glory in his Transfiguration. Indeed, God has done great things for us and is continuing to reveal something wonderful as he calls us to renewal in these Lenten days.

We are 74% on the way to reaching our goal for the Archdiocesan Annual Appeal for Catholic Ministries.Thank you so much! If you haven’t yet made your commitment, make this Lent a time to offer your charitable gift to the Appeal as a means of supporting a variety of charitable needs throughout the Archdiocese and here at Seton. Even a small gift is an offering to God, and every gift helps bless the life of someone in need. Click here to make a contribution.

Next weekend’s Poor Box will go towards Catholic Relief Services where there is great risk of suffering both within Ukraine and for those who may flee to neighboring countries for safety. Your support will help with relief to this monumental refugee crisis that intensifies every day. Please prayerfully consider giving.

Daylight Saving Time begins this weekend. Don’t forget to move your clocks AHEAD before you go to bed on Saturday night. 

Seton Parish Easter Outreach to St. Gregory’s and Spring Grove has begun. This year we will donate 480 Easter baskets with candy and socks to St. Gregory’s, and will donate candy and clothes and assorted items to the 375 residents at Spring Grove. Please consider donating some of your time and treasure to these two very worthy causes.  There are informational flyers in the Narthex and on the Parish website for the Spring Grove outreach needs.  For St. Gregory’s charitable outreach, a $5 dollar donation for each Easter basket is requested and there are donation boxes located on the Hospitality Table in the Narthex, or you can donate here on Give Central.

Did you know that we have a Lenten Playlist? Listen to selected songs while you workout or take a walk in our beautiful community.  Click here and let us know what your favorite song is by emailing setonparish@seaseton.org Open your camera app on your smartphone and aim it at the QR Code (left) to access other items of interest in our Lenten E-zine.

Finally, this Sunday’s gospel brings back fond memories of the Holy Land Pilgrimage I went on three years ago. Although the gospels do not name the “high mountain” on which the Transfiguration took place, an early tradition named Mount Tabor as the site. The photos I took are the fourth century Basilica of the Transfiguration that was built on the summit that looks out to the Jezreel Valley. You can read more about this holy site here.

May the Lord give you peace,
Fr. Paul

 


Here is this Sunday’s Worship Aid

 

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. 


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