Welcome to Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church!

On behalf of the faith community of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, we wish to welcome you!  Be assured of our desire to be of service to you and your family.  Our parish is known as an inviting place to worship and continue ones formation in faith through our many religious and social activities and through service to the community.

On the mission of the Church…  “The parish is the presence of the Church in a given territory, an environment for hearing God’s word, for growth in the Christian life, for dialogue, proclamation, charitable outreach, worship and celebration.  In all its activities the parish encourages and trains its members to be evangelisers.  It is a community of communities, a sanctuary where the thirsty come to drink in the midst of their journey, and a centre of constant missionary outreach… to make them environments of living communion and participation, and to make them completely mission-oriented.”  From Pope Francis’ Evangelii Gaudium

Welcome!

As COVID-19 mandates are being eased across the Diocese, please view the Catholic Diocese of Richmond Reintegration Plan for Parishes here.

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2021

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2021

Announcements

Per the Governor of Virginia’s Executive Order 79 (effective May 28, 2021), public health restrictions have ended in the Commonwealth, apart from the continued guidance on mask wearing.

Per the Virginia Department of Health:

-Unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated individuals should wear masks in public indoor settings.

-Fully vaccinated individuals do not need to wear a mask; however, masks should be worn in indoor settings in areas of substantial and high transmission.

-Any person not wearing a mask shall not be required to produce documentation that they are vaccinated or that they have an underlying medical condition.

(Effective August 11, 2021)

Music Ministry:  Choirs may resume as of May 28, 2021.

Hymnals and Worship Aids:  Parishes may resume the use of hymnals and/or the use of worship aids.

Lifting the General Dispensation from the Obligation to Attend Mass:  On June 2, 2021, the Bishops of the Province of Baltimore and the Archdiocese of Washington put out a statement lifting the dispensation of the Sunday and Holy Days Mass obligation in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, the Archdiocese of Washington, and the Dioceses of Arlington, Richmond, Wheeling-Charleston, and Wilmington that takes effect on Saturday, June 26, 2021 and Sunday, June 27, 2021. Please read the full statement here.

Recorded/Livestreamed Mass:  Due to COVID-19, Mass is being livestreamed on Saturday at 5:30 PM for use on our social media platforms and various Diocesan digital media accounts of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond and The Catholic Virginian. Photography and/or screenshot images may be used for The Catholic Virginian print edition. If you do not wish to be captured by livestreaming, please refrain from attending this Mass.

**Daily Mass this week will be on Thursday, Sept. 23rd at 11:00 AM.

Liturgy Schedule

Saturday:
  • Vigil at 5:30 PM
  • Reconciliation at 5:00 PM
  • Reconciliation by appt, as well.
Sunday:
  • Mass at 8:30 AM
  • Mass at 11:00 AM
Daily Mass this week will be on Thursday, Sept. 23rd, at 11:00 AM.

 

Directions

We’re on the south side of Rt #60, one half-mile east of the Food Lion grocery store.

Calendar of Events

Sep
23
Thu
11:00 AM Mass
Mass
Sep 23 @ 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
11:00 AM daily Mass on Thursday, September 23rd for the Memorial of St. Pius of Pietrelcina.
Sep
25
Sat
5:00 PM Confessions
Confessions
Sep 25 @ 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM
The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Penance) is offered on Saturday at 5:00 PM, directly before the 5:30 PM Vigil Mass, and by appointment through the parish office.
5:30 PM Vigil Mass
Vigil Mass
Sep 25 @ 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Saturday 5:30 PM Vigil Mass for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Sep
26
Sun
8:30 AM Mass
Mass
Sep 26 @ 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Sunday 8:30 AM Mass for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
11:00 AM Mass
Mass
Sep 26 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM Mass for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Oct
2
Sat
5:00 PM Confessions
Confessions
Oct 2 @ 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM
The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Penance) is offered on Saturday at 5:00 PM, directly before the 5:30 PM Vigil Mass, and by appointment through the parish office.
5:30 PM Vigil Mass
Vigil Mass
Oct 2 @ 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Saturday 5:30 PM Vigil Mass for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Oct
3
Sun
8:30 AM Mass
Mass
Oct 3 @ 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Sunday 8:30 AM Mass for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
9:30 AM Rel. Ed. Class
Rel. Ed. Class
Oct 3 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Our Religious Education program is now in session for the 2021-2022 school year. For questions, or if you still need to register your child, please contact the parish office.
11:00 AM Mass
Mass
Oct 3 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM Mass for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Oct
9
Sat
5:00 PM Confessions
Confessions
Oct 9 @ 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM
The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Penance) if offered on Saturday at 5:00 PM, directly before the 5:30 PM Vigil Mass, and by appointment through the parish office.
5:30 PM Vigil Mass
Vigil Mass
Oct 9 @ 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Saturday 5:30 PM Vigil Mass for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Daily Reading

  • Wednesday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time

    Reading I Ezr 9:5-9 At the time of the evening sacrifice, I, Ezra, rose in my wretchedness, and with cloak and mantle torn I fell on my knees, stretching out my hands to the LORD, my God. I said: “My God, I am too ashamed and confounded to raise my face to you, O my … Wednesday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time Read More »Read More »
  • Memorial of Saints Andrew Kim Tae-gŏn, Priest, and Paul Chŏng Ha-sang, and Companions, Martyrs

    Readings for the Memorial of Saint Andrew Kim Taegon, priest and martyr, and Saint Paul Chong Hasang, catechist and martyr, and their companions, martyrs Reading I Ezr 1:1-6 In the first year of Cyrus, king of Persia, in order to fulfill the word of the Lord spoken by Jeremiah, the Lord inspired King Cyrus of … Memorial of Saints Andrew Kim Tae-gŏn, Priest, and Paul Chŏng Ha-sang, and Companions, Martyrs Read More »Read More »

Prayer Intentions

YEAR OF SAINT JOSEPH PRAYER:

To you, O blessed Joseph, do we come in our afflictions, and having implored the help of your most holy Spouse, we confidently invoke your patronage also.

Through that charity which bound you to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God and through the paternal love with which you embraced the Child Jesus, we humbly beg you graciously to regard the inheritance which Jesus Christ has purchased by his Blood, and with your power and strength to aid us in our necessities.

O most watchful guardian of the Holy Family, defend the chosen children of Jesus Christ; O most loving father, ward off from us every contagion of error and corrupting influence; O our most mighty protector, be kind to us and from heaven assist us in our struggle with the power of darkness.

As once you rescued the Child Jesus from deadly peril, so now protect God’s Holy Church from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity; shield, too, each one of us by your constant protection, so that, supported by your example and your aid, we may be able to live piously, to die in holiness, and to obtain eternal happiness in heaven.  Amen.