• Inova Blood Donor Services and the Knights of Columbus will be hosting a blood drive on Sun., Aug. 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the Parish Center. Make an appointment online at www.inovabloodsaves.org, click the "Dontate Blood" button on the right, and use Sponsor Code 7489 (correction). See the Aug. 10 Bulletin for more information.
• Registration for the School of Religion for the
2014-2015 school year had ended. Registration forms received after August 14 will be charged a $25 late fee. Spanish SOR and RCIC registration will be held after the Sat., 6:30 pm. Mass and through the SOR office.
Sunday TV Mass: For those unable to be physically present for Sunday Mass due to illness, hazardous weather, or other excused reason, TV Mass is available on WDCA ch. 50 at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday. (Cable channels)
Traveling? For the nearest church to your destination (and its
Mass Times), all over the U.S., Visit www.masstimes.org.
Our School of Religion needs Catechists! This fall, over 400 children and young people, Kindergarten through grade 12, will sign up to learn more about Jesus and the Catholic faith. At this time, over 130 of these children and young people have no catechist to teach them. You can help by becoming a catechist for Faith Formation. As you nurture the faith of your young, you will learn and grow as well! As one long-time catechist put it, “I learn so much from the children!” We provide you with training, materials, and support. Classes begin Sept. 8th. If interested, or for more information, contact Dominique or Candida at the School of Religion office, 301-444-3496.
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation) will be held on Monday evenings from 8 to 9:30 p.m., beginning Sept. 22 until Easter, for adults interested in becoming a member of the Catholic Church or completing their reception of the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Holy Eucharist, and Confirmation). Classes will be held in the St. John Paul the Great Rm. in McCabe Center. See the Parish Bulletin for contact information.
Interested in Teaching the Catholic Faith? Join others in teaching the Catholic faith to those interested in coming into the Church by joining the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation) teaching team. Classes start in September, but our team will meet before then. See the Bulletin for contact information.
Inova Blood Donor Services and the Knights of Columbus will be hosting a blood drive on Sun., Aug. 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Parish Center. Make an appointment either online at www.inova.org/donateblood, and click on ‘Donate Blood,’ (use Sponsor Code 7489). See the Aug. 10 Bulletin for more information.
Our School of Religion needs Catechists and Monitors for Monday and Wednesday afternoons and evenings. Volunteers are also needed from 1 to 3 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday afternoons to help set up tables and chairs in the McCabe Center for religious education classes. This weekly commitment begins in September and runs through April. If interested, contact information can be found on our SOR Page.
Mother Seton Youth Choir: Boys and girls, grades 3 to 12 are welcome to join. We learn music, participate in the liturgy, and PRAISE THE LORD! Please sign up on the sheet attached to the POSTER in the church narthex. First practice is Tues., Sept. 16, from 6 to 7:15 p.m. in the Music Rm. located in McCabe Center. See the Bulletin for contact information.
Youth-Led 5 P.M. Sunday Mass: Beginning in September, we’d like the MSP Youth Group involved in the 5 p.m. Sunday Mass. They meet at 6 p.m. on Sundays, so we’d like to offer a Youth Mass in which they can participate. Do your kids have musical talent? Can they sing or play an instrument? The choir CHOIR would be great for them! If they don’t like to sit still and would like to collect money, they would be a great USHER! If they have a loud voice and like to talk (almost everyone fits that category) - they would be a great READER (with a little practice and free coaching). If you’re interested, contact information can be found in this week's Bulletin.
Young Adults Group: If you are in your 20s or 30s, please stop by to meet other young adults from our Parish. We meet every Tuesday. Some go to Confession at 6 p.m. at Mother Seton, or you can join us for dinner at 6:30 p.m. See the July 20 Bulletin for details.
Summer Choir! Have your been thinking about joining the music ministry at Mother Seton? During the summer months, we will have a choir for the Sunday 5 p.m. Mass. Rehearsal will begin at 4 p.m. in the church choir loft, and then the choir will sing for the Mass at 5. Whether you have sung in many choirs or have no experience, we want you to join us. See this week's Bulletin for contact information.
Help serve the poor and
disadvantaged in Germantown. Join us in the Society of St.
Vincent de Paul, a Catholic organization meeting the needs of the poor and disadvantaged through charity and prayer. We ask you to consider joining this worthy association here at Mother Seton Parish. See the June 22 Bulletin for contact information.
Children's Liturgy of the Word -- Do you feel called to lead a discussion of the Sunday readings with our Parish children? Please consider joining volunteers who proclaim the Gospel each week during the 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday Masses with our children. For here contact information.
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And from ADW.org: After the resurrection, Jesus confirmed Peter in the role of shepherd and leader of his flock: "'Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?' He said to him, 'Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.' Jesus said to him,... 'Feed my sheep'" (John 21:15, 17). Christ sent the apostles, and the apostles through their successors, to continue Christ's ministry. Blessed Pope John Paul II provided guidance, instruction, teaching and leadership to the Church and was beatified on May 1, 2011.
CHANGES TO THE ROMAN MISSAL began the First
Sunday of Advent 2011, the weekend of Nov. 26-27, which was also the beginning of a new liturgical
year. At Mother Seton Parish we have two places
for you to follow the new prayers and responses.
First, everything you need to know can be found in
the blue book, called “Revised Order of the Mass
(Hymnal Supplement)” located in the back of the
Hymnal Books placed in the racks on the backs of
the pews. Second, the singing parts of the Mass of
Joy and Peace can be found on the white cards
located in the hymnal racks.
FAITH DIRECT: Please consider supporting our
parish with electronic donations through Faith
Direct. Faith Direct is secure and convenient.
There is no cost to you, and the program provides a
great benefit to our parish. To enroll in the Faith
Direct program, visit www.faithdirect.net. Our
parish code is MD424. You may also pick up an
enrollment form from the parish office, or call
Faith Direct’s toll-free no.: 866-507-8757.
PARKING RESTRICTIONS—ILLEGAL PARKING: ALL cars parked illegally along yellow lines, and in front of the church doors, office doors, and lot entrance, or around the church parking lot where signs clearly designate ‘No Parking’, and where your car would block an emergency vehicle, will be towed!
Also, please DO NOT PARK ON MIDDLEBROOK RD. IN THE RIGHT LANE OR IN THE MEDIAN OR ON THE MEDIAN ALONG FR. HURLEY BLVD. Additional parking is available in back of Giant. Cars illegally parked will be ticketed.