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.  Due to technical difficulties, Mass for the 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time and the Solemnity of Christ the King are not available.  Our Diocese has these Masses available on the Diocesan YouTube channel here.    

1st Sunday of Advent 2021

32nd 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)

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.

*Wed., Dec. 1st – Daily Mass, 11:30 AM; Advent Penance Service, 7:00 PM.

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
*For Wed., Dec. 1st – Daily Mass, 11:30 AM; Advent Penance Service, 7:00 PM.

 

Directions

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

Calendar of Events

Dec
1
Wed
11:30 AM Mass
Mass
Dec 1 @ 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
Daily Mass will be on Wednesday, Dec. 1st at 11:30 AM for Wednesday of the First Week of Advent.
7:00 PM Advent Penance Service
Advent Penance Service
Dec 1 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
An Advent Penance Service has been scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 1st, at 7:00 PM.
Dec
2
Thu
7:30 PM K of C Mtg.
K of C Mtg.
Dec 2 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
K of C Council 14034 meetings are on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at 7:30 PM in the SEAS Social Hall.
Dec
3
Fri
4:30 PM BLAZE Advent Retreat
BLAZE Advent Retreat
Dec 3 @ 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
The Middle School girls BLAZE program will be having an Advent Retreat on Friday, Dec. 3rd, from 4:30 PM-7:00 PM in the Church and Rel. Ed. building conference room. For questions, please contact Mrs. Donna …

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Dec
4
Sat
5:00 PM Confessions
Confessions
Dec 4 @ 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
Dec 4 @ 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Saturday 5:30 PM Vigil Mass for the Second Sunday of Advent.
Dec
5
Sun
8:30 AM Mass
Mass
Dec 5 @ 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Sunday 8:30 AM Mass for the Second Sunday of Advent.
9:30 AM Rel. Ed. Class
Rel. Ed. Class
Dec 5 @ 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Religious Education classes are now in session Sundays at 9:30 AM in the SEAS Social Hall.  For questions about registration or for a class schedule, please contact the parish office.
11:00 AM Mass
Mass
Dec 5 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM Mass for the Second Sunday of Advent.
Dec
8
Wed
12:00 PM Mass
Mass
Dec 8 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Masses will be celebrated on Wed., Dec. 8th for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Patronal Feast of the United States, a Holy Day of Obligation, at 12:00 PM and 7:00 PM.
7:00 PM Mass
Mass
Dec 8 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Masses will be celebrated on Wed., Dec. 8th for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Patronal Feast of the United States, a Holy Day of Obligation, at 12:00 PM and 7:00 PM.
Dec
16
Thu
7:30 PM K of C Mtg.
K of C Mtg.
Dec 16 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
K of C Council 14034 meetings are on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at 7:30 PM in the SEAS Social Hall.

Daily Reading

  • Feast of Saint Andrew, Apostle

    Reading I Rom 10:9-18 Brothers and sisters: If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For one believes with the heart and so is justified, and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved. The Scripture … Feast of Saint Andrew, Apostle Read More »Read More »
  • Monday of the First Week of Advent

    Reading I Is 2:1-5 This is what Isaiah, son of Amoz,     saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.     In days to come, The mountain of the LORD’s house     shall be established as the highest mountain     and raised above the hills. All nations shall stream toward it;     many peoples shall come and say: … Monday of the First Week of Advent 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.