Seton Weekly Update June 2, 2022

Posted on June 02, 2022

Dear Seton Family, 

This weekend we conclude the Easter season with the Solemnity of Pentecost... Happy Birthday, Church! It is right that we call today the “birthday of the Church,” because it is only in the Holy Spirit that we can believe, follow, serve, and witness to the power of Jesus. The Spirit dwelling in us makes us holy and transforms whatever we have to offer into something greater. I am always amazed by the evidence of the Holy Spirit’s power at work in the Church. The Church in every time and place has faced hardship and adversity. At times it was persecution, threats of martyrdom, and the Spirit emboldened the faithful to be courageous in their witness, sometimes to the point of laying down their lives for Jesus. Sadly, we have seen the harmful and scandalous misdeeds of ministers of the Church and the lack of effective response by too many of the Church’s leaders. The Holy Spirit continues to work in and through us to enable us to persevere in faith and to strive to be more faithful, more loving, and more effective ministers of the Gospel. I look around our parish and I am encouraged by so many signs of devotion, reminding us that our faith in Jesus cannot be shaken by human weakness. The Spirit makes more of us than we could hope to be on our own!

As we approach the end of our fiscal year on June 30, I want to express my thanks to all who so generously support the ministry and the work of our parish with your regular offertory contributions (in whatever form you participate— envelopes, loose contributions, online giving, or IRA charitable disbursements). Please know that what you give here at Seton Parish is essential to our daily operations to worship and celebrate the sacraments, teach the faith, provide care to those in need, feed the hungry, console those mourning, and witness to the good news that Jesus is Lord. I hope you will join me in doing your part by continuing to help us to serve and to help one another grow in our faith by supporting our parish.

Coming out of the restrictions of covid-19, I am in need of volunteers to bring Holy Communion to our area assisted living facilities: Brightview Crofton Riverwalk, Arbor Terrace (behind Wegman’s), Spring Arbor on Riedel Road and Autumn Lake (formally Crofton Care and Rehabilitation). Please consider this important ministry for Catholics who are homebound or who do not have a means to attend Mass. If you are new to Seton and have served in this ministry at a former parish, please contact Deacon Ray Moreau at deaconray03@gmail.com or contact the Parish Office at 410-721-5770.

Finally, on Monday I will be on retreat for the week with my Priest Support Group. Please keep us in your prayers!

Fr. Paul

P.S.—Don’t forget to wear red when you come to Mass!

 


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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