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 Back to Mass – Beginning May 23/24.

Please view guidelines in preparation of a return to Mass here.  Our scheduled Mass times are:  Saturday Vigil Mass at 5:30 PM; Sunday Masses at 8:30 AM & 11:30 AM.  Our current 50% occupancy is set at 70 individuals.  For further details or Mass reservation information, please see the Announcements section and contact the parish office.  Thank you and God Bless!

The Ascension of the Lord

Announcements

LIMITED PUBLIC MASSES WILL RESUME ON MAY 23/24:

Beginning this weekend, May 23/24, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish will once again be celebrating public Masses with a changed schedule on Sundays.

Mass times will be Saturday Vigil Mass, 5:30 PM; Sunday Masses, 8:30 AM & 11:30 AM.  This is to allow enough time between the two Masses for cleaning and disinfecting to take place.

Daily Mass will be at 11am on Wednesday, 5/27.

Each Mass is limited to 70 people to maintain a 50% capacity and 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 3 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 Questions – Have you or anyone in your household had a fever in the past 2 weeks? Do you or anyone in your household have a new cough or new shortness of breath? Have you come into contact with anyone who is positive with COVID-19 in the past 2 weeks?

If any individual or household responds “yes” to any question or are not wearing a face covering, 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/2020/05/Return-to-Mass-Guidelines-Draft-4.pdf

Mass will still be 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/.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available by scheduling an appointment through the parish office at 804-932-4125.

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 11:30 AM

Directions

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

Daily Reading

  • Monday of the Seventh Week of Easter

    Reading 1 Acts 19:1-8 While Apollos was in Corinth, Paul traveled through the interior of the country and down to Ephesus where he found some disciples. He said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you became believers?” They answered him, “We have never even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” He … Read More »
  • Seventh Sunday of Easter

    Reading 1 Acts 1:12-14 After Jesus had been taken up to heaven the apostles returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a sabbath day’s journey away. When they entered the city they went to the upper room where they were staying, Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and … 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.