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.
The Fortnight for Freedom, 2013, 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]
Sodality Giving Tree: Please take a gift tag from the Christmas Giving Tree in the narthex of the church now through Dec. 15. Gifts are needed for the Retired Sisters in Emmitsburg, for children, newborns through teens, and adults. Purchase a gift or gift card and you will bring joy and comfort to an individual or family this Christmas. All gifts must be returned to the church by noon on Sun., Dec. 15.
Are you interested in becoming Catholic? Do you know someone who is? Our Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) classes started Oct. 4, 2013, but it's not too late to join. See our Bulletin this week for more and for contact information.
SOR still needs catechists and hall monitors for Wednesday classes for 1 hour and 15 mins. It’s only one day a week. Our teachers also need occasional substitutes. We’d love your help!! See the SOR page 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 contact information, see the Aug. 18 Bulletin.
Volunteers are needed to help at the Front Desk of the Parish Office answering phones and the door in our busy office on Monday morning, Tuesday afternoon, and Wednesday afternoon. Former office experience is appreciated. Please contact the office, if you are available: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.
•Indicators of Vitality. Over the past six weeks, a new insert was included in the Bulletin covering a different portion of the results of the parish indicators of Vitality Survey that was conducted earlier this year. These included the topics of Administration, Community, Demographics, Education, Service, and Worship. For convenience, these can now be viewed on a single web page or a consilidated PDF file for downloading and printing. [If you need a PDF reader, see below.]
• Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) Class Year 2013-14 flyer. [*PDF]
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.