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!

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!

First Sunday of Advent

Solemnity of Christ the King

Announcements

PUBLIC MASSES HAVE RESUMED (50% OCCUPANCY):

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 will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 11 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 5 and over must wear cloth 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. Have you or anyone in your household had a positive diagnostic test for the virus that causes COVID-19 in the prior 10 days?  4.  In the past two (2) weeks, have you or anyone in your household been exposed to a COVID-19 case – less than six (6) feet for greater than a cumulative 15 minutes over a 24 hour period 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 cloth face covering (if they are age 5 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

Dec
2
Wed
11:00 AM Daily Mass
Daily Mass
Dec 2 @ 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Daily Mass at 11:00 AM for Wednesday of the First Week of Advent.
Dec
5
Sat
5:00 PM Confessions
Confessions
Dec 5 @ 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, or by appointment through the parish office.
5:30 PM Vigil Mass
Vigil Mass
Dec 5 @ 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Saturday 5:30 PM Vigil Mass for the Second Sunday of Advent.
Dec
6
Sun
8:30 AM Mass
Mass
Dec 6 @ 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Sunday 8:30 AM Mass for the Second Sunday of Advent.
9:30 AM Rel. Ed. Classes
Rel. Ed. Classes
Dec 6 @ 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Religious Education classes for grades K-12 will be held on Sunday, Dec. 6th, from 9:30-10:45 AM in the SEAS Social Hall. All COVID-19 safety protocols are in effect, with cloth face coverings required for all …

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11:00 AM Mass
Mass
Dec 6 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM Mass for the Second Sunday of Advent.

Daily Reading

  • Saturday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time

    Reading 1 RV 22:1-7 John said: An angel showed me the river of life-giving water, sparkling like crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the street, On either side of the river grew the tree of life that produces fruit twelve times a year, once each month; … Read More »
  • Memorial of Saint Andrew Dung-Lac, Priest, and Companions, Martyrs

    Readings for the Memorial of Saint Andrew Dũng-Lạc, Priest, and Companions, Martyrs Reading 1 RV 14:14-19 I, John, looked and there was a white cloud, and sitting on the cloud one who looked like a son of man, with a gold crown on his head and a sharp sickle in his hand. Another angel came … 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.