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.
Our parish, under the excellent guidance of Music Director Terry Sivers, has an all youth band called the “Diehard Disciples,” which was named several years ago by the founding teens. They play the music at all the Youth/Confirmation Masses. Any teen in grades 7-12 is invited to join. Those in the Confirmation program are particularly encouraged to join since they will already be attending the Mass.
The band consists of vocalists, guitar players, flutists, a cello player, a trombone player, a clarinetist and violinists. We welcome anyone who plays these instruments, or another instrument, or sings, to join. Also, we are in need of a drummer. We have a wonderful drum set on premise and would love to hear that being used. Those in the band are not forced to perform at all the Masses; they can try just one or attend all; there is no commitment required.
To perform at a Youth Mass, simply arrive at 10:10 the day of the Youth/Confirmation Mass and report to the choir area. Mr. Sivers will take it from there. If you would like to play the drums or an instrument not listed, please contact Dr. Joe ahead of time at: email@example.com He will let Mr. Sivers know in advance so he can write the music for your instrument.
Teens, please use your God given talents to serve in the ministry of music. We have so very many youth in the parish who could be wonderful additions to the band! Also, the music Mr. Sivers selects is not difficult to sing or play; so don’t be afraid you are not talented enough to be a part of the DHD.
STORM (Seton Teens on a Righteous Mission)
Our newest youth group comprised of our most dedicated and devoted teens who wish to give back to the parish and community, socialize with other teens of the Catholic faith, and increase their spirituality through group Bible reading discussions.
Any teen who would like to become a member of STORM is invited to attend and should contact Dr. Morra, if you see him at mass, or through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.