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.

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2021

Seventeenth 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:

Masks – Fully Vaccinated:  Effective May 15, 2021, fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask in any setting.  In addition, fully vaccinated people do not need to supply proof of vaccination; parishes should not ask to see or check vaccination cards.

Masks – Unvaccinated:  All present for the liturgy ages 5 and older must cover their mouth and nose with a mask when present for any Mass or liturgical celebration.  Individuals who cannot wear a mask due to health reasons must speak directly with their pastor to receive an exception.  Documentation of the medical need is not required.

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 scheduled on Wednesday, August 4th, 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 is scheduled on Wednesday, August 4th, 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

Aug
4
Wed
11:00 AM Daily Mass
Daily Mass
Aug 4 @ 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Public Daily Mass is scheduled this week on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, for the Memorial of Saint John Vianney.
Aug
7
Sat
5:00 PM Confessions
Confessions
Aug 7 @ 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
Aug 7 @ 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Saturday 5:30 PM Vigil Mass for the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Daily Reading

  • Tuesday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time

    Reading I Nm 12:1-13 Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses on the pretext of the marriage he had contracted with a Cushite woman. They complained, “Is it through Moses alone that the LORD speaks? Does he not speak through us also?” And the LORD heard this. Now, Moses himself was by far the meekest man … Tuesday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time Read More »Read More »
  • Monday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time

    Reading I Nm 11:4b-15 The children of Israel lamented, “Would that we had meat for food! We remember the fish we used to eat without cost in Egypt, and the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic. But now we are famished; we see nothing before us but this manna.” Manna was … Monday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time 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.