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

Rest in Peace…

It is with sorrow that the Diocese of Richmond announced the death of Bishop Knestout’s mother, Mrs. Caroline Knestout.  Mrs. Knestout passed peacefully this week at age 93, surrounded by her children (including Bishop Knestout) at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore.  Please keep the Knestout family in your prayers.  May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, rest in peace.

Welcome Back to Mass!

Please view the guidelines from the Catholic Diocese of Richmond “Preparation of a Return to Mass” here.  Our UPDATED Mass times at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish are:  Saturday Vigil Mass at 5:30 PM; Sunday Masses at 8:30 AM & 11:00 AM.  Our current 50% occupancy is set at 70 individuals.  For further details, please see the Announcements section and contact the parish office.  Thank you and God Bless!

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

42nd Anniversary of Priestly Ordination of Father Scott – Commemorating September 9, 1978, Sacred Ordination to Presbyterial Order at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart by Bishop Walter F. Sullivan

Announcements

LIMITED PUBLIC MASSES HAVE RESUMED:

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish is celebrating public Masses with the following schedule.

Mass times:  Saturday Vigil Mass, 5:30 PM; Sunday Masses, 8:30 AM & 11:00 AM.

Daily Mass this week will be celebrated on Wednesday, Oct. 28th, at 11:00 AM.

Due to COVID-19, Mass is being recorded for use on our website, Facebook page and various Diocesan digital media accounts of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, including, but not limited to the websites of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond and The Catholic Virginian and social media platforms of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond. Photography and/or screenshot images from the recordings may be used for The Catholic Virginian print edition. If you do not wish to be captured by recording, please refrain from attending the 5:30 PM Vigil Mass.

Each Mass is limited to 50% capacity to allow for 6 foot social distancing.

Parishioners who are 65 and older and people who are immunocompromised are encouraged to remain home at this time.  The dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass remains in effect.

Mass Attendance Guidelines:

Face Coverings – All present for the liturgy ages 10 and over must wear face coverings.

Hand sanitizer – All present are urged to sanitize their hands upon entering the Church or bring their own.

Church Entrance Questions1. Do you or anyone in your household have a fever (temperature is 100.4 degrees or higher)? 2. In the past two (2) weeks, have you or anyone in your household presented symptoms of COVID-19, such as a fever, chills, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath, muscle pain, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, with no alternative diagnosis? 3. In the past two (2) weeks, have you or anyone in your household been exposed – less than six (6) feet for greater than 15 minutes – to anyone who has tested positive for or exhibited symptoms of COVID-19 (with no alternative diagnosis) without wearing the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention?

If any individual or household responds “yes” to any question or are not wearing a face covering (if they are age 10 and older), they are not permitted to enter the Church. 

The complete “Return to Mass Guidelines” from the Richmond Diocese can be read at:

https://richmonddiocese.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Return-to-Mass-Guidelines-July-10-2020-FINAL.pdf

Mass is available for viewing on our SEAS Parish Facebook page at:  https://www.facebook.com/SEASCatholic/ or under “View Mass” here at: https://seascatholicchurch.org/view-mass/.

Contributions  help support the work of the Church now and throughout the year and can be mailed to P.O. Box 648, Quinton, VA 23141 or done here: https://seascatholicchurch.org/support-your-parish/.

For continuing updates around the state of Virginia, visit:  http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/.

 

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

Directions

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

Calendar of Events

Oct
25
Sun
9:30 AM Rel. Ed. Gr. K-12
Rel. Ed. Gr. K-12
Oct 25 @ 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Our Religious Education program for grades K-12 is in session.  For further details, please contact the parish office.
11:00 AM Mass
Mass
Oct 25 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sunday morning 11:00 AM Mass for the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Oct
28
Wed
11:00 AM Daily Mass
Daily Mass
Oct 28 @ 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Daily Mass will be on Wednesday, October 28th, at 11:00 AM for the Feast of Saints Simon and Jude.
Oct
31
Sat
5:00 PM Confessions
Confessions
Oct 31 @ 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM
The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Penance) is offered on Saturday evening 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 31 @ 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Saturday 5:30 PM Vigil Mass for the Solemnity of All Saints.
Nov
1
Sun
8:30 AM Mass
Mass
Nov 1 @ 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Sunday morning 8:30 AM Mass for the Solemnity of All Saints.
11:00 AM Mass
Mass
Nov 1 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sunday morning 11:00 AM Mass for the Solemnity of All Saints.

Daily Reading

  • Friday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time

    Reading 1 EPH 1:11-14 Brothers and sisters:In Christ we were also chosen,destined in accord with the purpose of the Onewho accomplishes all things according to the intention of his will,so that we might exist for the praise of his glory,we who first hoped in Christ.In him you also, who have heard the word of truth,the … Read More »
  • Tuesday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time

    Reading 1 GAL 5:1-6 Brothers and sisters: For freedom Christ set us free; so stand firm and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery. It is I, Paul, who am telling you that if you have yourselves circumcised, Christ will be of no benefit to you. Once again I declare to every man … Read More »

Prayer Intentions

Prayer of Pope Francis to Our Lady, Health of the Sick, to implore her protection during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic:

O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.

We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.  At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain, with steadfast faith.

You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need.  We are certain that you will provide, so that, as you did at Cana of Galilee, joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.

Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform ourselves to the Father’s will and to do what Jesus tells us:  He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us, through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection.  Amen.

We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God.

Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test – and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.