Seton Weekly Update 5/27/22

Posted on May 27, 2022

Dear Friends, 

 

This weekend we celebrate the Ascension of the Lord into heaven, where he takes his place at the right hand of the Father. We need for Jesus to be in heaven where he reigns as King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and because he is God, we can also rejoice that he is here with us... he is present in the Church, in the Eucharist, and dwelling in our hearts as he has given us his Holy Spirit. Confusing as that might sound, we stand before the mystery in wonder and awe. Coming face to face with mystery can be disconcerting because we aren’t comfortable with what we do not understand. All of this leads us to Pentecost (the conclusion of the Easter Season), which we will celebrate next weekend, as we recognize the gift of the Holy Spirit, the abiding presence of Christ in our hearts, which renews, inspires, and recreates us, enabling our belief and our devotion.

 

This is an exciting time of year for so many families and our young people who celebrate accomplishments at graduations at every level. I have enjoyed seeing pictures of graduations, proms, and parties, and it reminds me of the fact that we are always “on the move”... completing one chapter and starting another. Congratulations to all who are graduating and preparing for the next endeavors in grade school, high school, college, graduate school, or the workplace.

 

With Memorial Day weekend we unofficially begin summer vacation season... school is winding down and even our parish programs and events slow down a bit. While we welcome this weekend as a time of relaxation, the observance of Memorial Day is far more poignant as a time to remember those who “gave the last full measure of devotion” (as President Abraham Lincoln expressed in the Gettysburg Address), laying down their lives for the cause of peace and freedom in defense of our nation: Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

 

Fr. Paul

 

 


Here is this Sunday’s Worship Aid

 

 


Here is this Sunday’s 5:30pm Worship Aid

 

A reminder....although masking is now optional, I encourage all parishioners to use your best judgement about wearing a mask especially if you are not vaccinated or immunocompromised. Please use the hand sanitizers in the Narthex and when you enter the church at the Food Pantry entrance. As always, if you are not feeling well, have a fever or persistent cough, please stay home and watch our live-streamed Mass online.

 

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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