Cherishing the gift of the
The dignity and beauty of the human person comes from the fact of the incarnation of God in the person of Christ. With the whole Church, Mother Seton parishioners have the privilege to recognize his image and likeness within the face of every person—from the moment of his or her conception until natural death.
Mother Seton has a variety of ministries to support the weak, oppressed and vulnerable persons in our midst:
Mother Seton Parish Respect Life Committee
The Respect Life Committee at Mother Seton Parish is an organization that is committed to the sanctity of all human life from natural conception to natural death. The Committee’s goal is to promote the teaching of the Catholic Church that upholds that every human life is a precious gift from God that has inherent dignity and value regardless of any medical conditions, disabilities, or length of life, and that every life has meaning and purpose, which deserves to be protected. The Committee’s purpose, through education, support, advocacy, prayer and witness, is to make parishioners more aware of life issues that affect parishioners, the people in our community, and our world.
Committee Meetings: The Respect Life Committee meetings are open to all parishoners. We ecourage new members to join the committee, and welcome their input and ideas. Meeting dates are published in the bulletin and announced at Masses throughout the year. Please come!
Monday Morning Prayer Presence at Abortion Clinic on Wisteria: Carhart began his late-term abortions on December 5, 2010. Each Monday morning Mother Seton Parishioners join others from all over the county between 8:00-10:00 to walk, pray, support and witness for Life at the Abortion Clinic on Wisteria Blvd. Because of this presence each week, over 270 Mothers have chosen life for their babies. For more information: http://www.prayforgermantown.
Annual Pro-Life Events
Respect Life Sunday/Weekend - 1st Sunday in October. This event is sponsored by the USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops)
40-Days for Life -The Committee supports the bi-yearly, Spring and Fall, 40-Days for Life campaigns that take place at the Abortion Clinic on Wisteria. Parishioners are encouraged to walk, pray and witness to life for one hour during the 40 days from 7:00 am - 7:00 pm. Mother Seton Parish adopts two days per campaign. Surrounding churches adopt days so that the entire 40 days period can be covered. To sign up for vigil hours or for more information: https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/germantown/
Witness for Life - The Archdiocese of Washington sponsors this event each year at Mother Seton Parish. It takes place the first Sunday of December marking the date when Carhart first arrived at the Abortion Clinic on Wisteria, December 5, 2010. The event consists of a Mass, candlelight prayer procession to the clinic, and refreshments, provided by the RL Committee.
Vigil for Life - January 21 - This event takes place on the night before the March. RL Committee supports the DRE in this youth concert event. Also, youth from other states are housed at Mother Seton Parish the night before the March. The RL Committee helps with a breakfast and boxed lunch for these over night youth.
National March for Life - January 22 - Mother Seton Parish participates in the March for Life. The RL Committee helps organize the group attending the March by procuring a bus or organizing carpools to the Metro Station.
Catholic Lobby Night - 2nd Monday of February (President’s Day) - Mother Seton Parish joins Maryland’s bishops and hundreds of fellow Catholics on Presidents’ Day for the Catholic Lobby Night in Annapolis to tell legislators that we all have a duty to serve the poor and vulnerable, build up the common good and respect human life and dignity. Lobby Night is an advocacy event that gives Catholic voters the opportunity to speak in person with their elected officials about issues. Registration is required. The event and a light supper are FREE. Call 410-269-1155 or 301-261-1979 for more information.
Maryland March for Life in Annapolis - A peaceful, prayerful witness marching throughthe streets of Annapolis to rally at Lawyer’s Mall, to be a VOICE FOR THE VULNERABLE in Maryland. This event includes a youth rally, Mass and other nondenominational worship service. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org * Maryland March for Life * PO Box 732 * Annapolis MD 21404 * (410) 269-6397 * (301) 858-8304
Good Friday Stations of the Cross at the Abortion Clinic on Wisteria - Mother Seton Parish join other Catholic Parishes to pray Stations of the Cross and other prayers on Good Friday from 12:00 - 3:00 pm
Mother Seton Quilting Angels
Mother Seton Quilting Angels: Founded in 2004, the MSP Quilting Angels are a talented group of women whose works serve great causes - Quilts For Kids and Quilts of Valor. Handcrafted heirloom-quality quilts created by the MSP Quilting Angels are Blessed during two special Masses during each year at Mother Seton Parish before distribution to children with pediatric cancer or presentation to combat service members and Veterans touched by war. Read more about our work here.