The Eucharistic Ministers have the privilege to share in the distribution of Holy Communion at Parish Masses. Schedules and assignments are prepared quarterly. Training sessions are held three times a year and are announced in the weekly bulletin. If you are interested in becoming a Eucharistic Minister, contact the Parish Office.
Altar Servers assist the priest at Mass. Boys and girls, fourth grade or older, are encouraged to attend training classes and participate in this ministry. Schedules are prepared quarterly. Training classes are held three times per year and are announced in the weekly bulletin. If you are interested in becoming an Altar Server, contact the Parish Office.
Eucharistic Adoration allows us to pray before the Blessed Sacrament. At St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, we are given this opportunity on Friday mornings, and at other times when the Blessed Sacrament is reserved in the tabernacle. Pope Francis says, “The certainty of this Bread of Life is clear. That is why we love the Eucharist and adore it.”
In addition to Friday mornings from 7am-9am, we will now be offering Eucharistic Adoration on Tuesday evenings from 6pm-8pm. Ministers of Adoration have committed to being present for one hour per month. This hour is a commitment every month of the coming year. We will re-register ministers at the start of each new school year.
There was a tremendous response to the invitation to pray before the Blessed Sacrament on Tuesday evenings. We have filled the necessary time spots to begin adoration. However, we are still in need of volunteers to sign up as substitutes in the event a regularly scheduled Minister of Adoration cannot make their time spot. Substitutes will also be contacted to cover when there is a fifth Tuesday in a month.
Of course, all parishioners of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton as well as family and friends are also encouraged to attend every week for however long it is possible for you to adore Christ during our period of Eucharistic Adoration on Tuesday evenings from 6:00PM to 8:00PM, beginning October 6th.
RCIA – Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Have you ever thought about becoming Catholic? Do you want to find out more regarding the Catholic Church and its beliefs? Then RCIA is the perfect place for you to learn more about responding to God’s call and finding answers to all your questions.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a process by which adults enter into the Catholic Church. This rite dates back to the time of the apostles and the early fathers of the church. The RCIA process was restored after the Second Vatican Council, but did not become widely available in the United States until late in the 1980s.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish extends an invitation primarily to three groups of people to join in its RCIA series:
- Those who have never been Baptized in any faith
- People who were Baptized in another Christian faith
- Baptized Catholics who have never received the Sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation
If you feel this invitation may be intended for you (or you know of a friend or relative you could pass it along to) please consider responding to this invitation.
Some people ask if attending RCIA is like taking a course or just learning and being taught about things? The answer is absolutely not! Most importantly, RCIA is a period which helps a person figure out what God is saying to him or her at this point in their life. Emphasis is also placed on sharing with others, in a comfortable group setting, his or her faith experience and becoming a part of and feeling welcomed at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. In addition there are also presentations on subjects including the Bible, sacraments, the commandments, personal prayer and Jesus.
The faith community of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church welcomes those who wish to fully join themselves to Christ in the Catholic Church through reception of the sacraments of Baptism (if not previously Baptized), Holy Eucharist and Confirmation at the Easter Vigil.
For more information please call Father Joseph O’Connor or Deacon Bill Dotterer at 315-652-4300 or e-mail us.