Registration Forms for 2015-2016 CCE Programs
Appeal for Greeters and Ushers
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish is in need of many more Greeters and Ushers for our Saturday evening and Sunday masses. The ministry of Hospitality is crucial to making the experience of Church welcoming and hospitable. These ministers greet, assist in seating and respond to the needs of established and new parishioners and visitors.
Ministry of the Month-Hospitality
The Liturgy is about the action of God’s own people, with each of us serving in different offices and roles. When we fully participate in the Liturgy with our bodies, minds, and hearts fully engaged, we make a perfect sacrifice of praise to God. Therefore, those who volunteer as greeting ministers of hospitality, a new ministry, should have the mind-set and personality to serve in this role. They should be well formed.
ADORATION FOR VOCATIONS
Parishioners are encouraged to spend time before the Blessed Sacrament to pray for vocations. Every Christmas Season, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton will send a spiritual bouquet to our Archbishop in our Archdiocese and the Holy Father in Rome with collected tabulated hours that our parish has offered in our Adoration Chapel praying for this intention. To participate, please post your hours in the "Adoration For Vocations" notebook in the back of the chapel. To see how many hours are currently collected, check this link.
Behold our Lady of Sorrows with our Beloved Lord: as she once held him living under her heart in her body, now she holds him sacrificed for the sins of the world under her heart, cooperating with the work of the Holy Spirit in her, saying always, “Fiat,” “Let it be done unto me according to Thy Word.” The Word of Salvation is first and foremost the Person of Jesus Christ, Himself, the Son of God. May each time we look at the Pieta, may we seek to unite our hearts to Mary’s Immaculate Heart, so that in and through our union with her, we are brought by her to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, that very heart which has given itself for our salvation and the salvation of the world.
Items of Interest
• New book about Pope Benedict XVI
A New Book about Pope Benedict XVI, "Benedict XVI: Essays and Reflections on His Papacy" has recently been released. Further information is available at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website.