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 or Mass reservation information, please see the Announcements section and contact the parish office.  Thank you and God Bless!

Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Prayer for National Unity, Justice & Peace and An End to Racism

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.

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.

There will be no daily Mass this week at the Church.  The Church will be open for private prayer during office hours.

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 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/.

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.

Daily Reading

  • Tuesday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time

    Reading 1 Hos 8:4-7, 11-13 Thus says the LORD: They made kings in Israel, but not by my authority; they established princes, but without my approval. With their silver and gold they made idols for themselves, to their own destruction. Cast away your calf, O Samaria! my wrath is kindled against them; How long will … Read More »
  • Monday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time

    Reading 1 Hos 2:16, 17c-18, 21-22 Thus says the LORD: I will allure her; I will lead her into the desert and speak to her heart. She shall respond there as in the days of her youth, when she came up from the land of Egypt. On that day, says the LORD, She shall call … 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.