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.
Resources for the Year of Faith (Año de la Fe): Oct. 11, 2012—Nov. 24, 2013 In his Apostolic Letter 'Porta fidei' Benedict XVI speaks ... of the need to rediscover the journey of faith so as to shed ever clearer light on the joy and renewed enthusiasm of the encounter with Christ", the archbishop said. "For this reason he called the Year of Faith, which will also coincide with two anniversaries: the fiftieth anniversary of the beginning of Vatican Council II and the twentieth anniversary of the publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. ... The Year of Faith aims, above all, to support the faith of believers who, in their daily trials, never cease to entrust to entrust their lives to the Lord Jesus, with courage and conviction. (From Presentation of the Year of Faith, news.va, June 21, 2012.) Visit our "Resources for the The Year of Faith" page for more (updated on Feb.9, 2013).
The Fortnight for Freedom, which we celebrated for the first time last year, takes place from June 21-the vigil of the Feasts of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More-to July 4, Independence Day. In 2013, we face many challenges to religious liberty, including the Aug. 1, 2013 deadline for religious organizations to comply with the HHS mandate; potential Supreme Court rulings that could redefine marriage in June, causing serious religious liberty issues for Catholic adoption agencies and many others; and religious liberty concerns in other areas, such as immigration and humanitarian services. [Follow on Facebook]
• A Mass and procession in honor of Our Blessed Mother Lady of Fatima will be held Sun., May 12, after the 12:15 p.m. Mass. All parishioners are invited to participate in the procession around Wisteria Dr., and pray the rosary in front of LeRoy Carhart’s late-term abortion office. Refreshments will be served in the Parish Center afterward.
News from the School of Religion: Rehearsals for First Communicants are at 6:30 p.m. on:
• Mon., May 13, for Monday classes; and
• Wed., May 15, for Wed. classes and Mary of Nazareth students.
The date for First Communion is Sat., May 18, at 9 and 11 a.m. (English), and at 6:30 pm. (Spanish). Please dress appropriately.
Knights Annual Baby Bottle Campaign — May 12 through June 16, 2013 (Mother's Day - Father's Day) for the benefit of local pro-life activities and pregnanacy support centers who completely rely on donations to provide their services. See the flyer in this week's Bulletin for more.
The Feast Day of St. Rita of Cascia and the Blessing of the Roses will take place on Tues., May 21, at the 7 p.m. Mass. The Youth Choir will provide music at the Mass since the children will be at church for rehearsal. St. Rita’s statue will be moved to the choir side of the altar until morning Mass on May 22 (her actual feast day).
Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi), Sun., June 10: The 12:15 p.m. Mass will conclude with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and procession with the Monstrance around the parish grounds. There will be three stops at outdoor altars to pray and sing. All parish groups and parishioners are encouraged to attend the procession. All recent First Communicants are invited to wear their communion attire and participate in the procession. Benediction in the church will end the procession.
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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.