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


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

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2021

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2021


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 is at 11:30 am on Wednesday.

Liturgy Schedule

  • Vigil at 5:30 PM
  • Reconciliation at 5:00 PM
  • Reconciliation by appt, as well.
  • Mass at 8:30 AM
  • Mass at 11:00 AM
Daily Mass this week is at 11:30 AM on Wednesday.



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

Calendar of Events

11:30 AM Mass
Oct 27 @ 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
Daily Mass will be at 11:30 AM on Wednesday, Oct. 27th, for Wednesday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time.
5:00 PM Confessions
Oct 30 @ 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 30 @ 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Saturday 5:30 PM Vigil Mass for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time.
8:30 AM Mass
Oct 31 @ 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Sunday 8:30 AM Mass for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time.
11:00 AM Mass
Oct 31 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM Mass for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time.
12:00 PM Rel. Ed. All Saints Festival
Rel. Ed. All Saints Festival
Oct 31 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
The Religious Education program will be having a special session/party in celebration of All Saints immediately after the 2nd Mass, at 12 noon, in the SEAS Social Hall. Details to follow soon in the parish …

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6:00 AM General & Special Election
General & Special Election
Nov 2 @ 6:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Voting for the General and Special Election on Nov. 2, 2021 in the SEAS Social Hall. All questions concerning the election should be directed to the New Kent Registrar’s Office at 804-966-9699.

Daily Reading

  • Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Reading I Jer 31:7-9         Thus says the LORD:     Shout with joy for Jacob,         exult at the head of the nations;         proclaim your praise and say:     The LORD has delivered his people,         the remnant of Israel.     Behold, I will bring them back    … Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Read More »Read More »
  • Saturday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time

    Reading I Rom 8:1-11 Brothers and sisters: Now there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus has freed you from the law of sin and death.  For what the law, weakened by the flesh, was powerless to do, this God has … Saturday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time Read More »Read More »

Prayer Intentions


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.