Posts from December 2016

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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish FEEDS THE HUNGRY

by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Thanks to the generosity of you, the parishioners of St. E’s, the needs of many less fortunate families in our area are being met. The Parish currently provides much needed food and incidentals to over 20 families via our Food Pantry on an on-going basis. 57 families received Thanksgiving food baskets. On Feb. 5th (Super […]

Homily for Christmas Eve, Children’s Mass

by Fr. Hernan Cely

Christmas Eve Children Mass It’s here! It’s finally here! Christmas is here! I just love Christmas, don’t you? How many of you have a Christmas tree – with lights? Do you know any Christmas songs? What’s your favorite? My favorite is “ven ven ven, en a nuestras almas Jesus”. It goes like this. I like […]

Homily for the 4th Week in Advent

by Fr. Hernan Cely

Joseph, Guardian of Jesus and Mary We are at the threshold of Christmas. The birth of Jesus is now imminent. In a few days’ time we will be celebrating the memory of that great event. We will be celebrating the light and the love that come into the dark and the cold. Throughout Advent, we […]

Reflection on the Fourth Sunday of Advent

by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Reflection for the Fourth Sunday of Advent During Advent, we often reflect upon Mary and her leap of faith to become the handmaid of the Lord. Today, however, our Gospel gives us a glimpse of the struggle of St. Joseph and his part in God’s plan. God allows us the freedom to choose to do […]

The Prayer Process

by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Prayer & Worship Pillar Earlier this year, Fr. John Andrew conducted a series of lectures focused on Prayer. Our Confirmation candidates currently use a text book titled Decision Point that has a Session dedicated to “THE PRAYER PROCESS”. Our Pillar felt it was a powerful Session and thought one particular page that identified the Seven […]

Homily for the Third Week in Advent

by Fr. Hernan Cely

The Greatest Cousins Jesus and John the Baptist are cousins. They are related by blood and they were born six months apart. We can presume that they shared many things in common when they were growing up. The scriptures would attest that they grew up to be pleasing in the eyes of God. Their kinship […]

Reflection on the Third Sunday of Advent

by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Reflection for the Third Sunday of Advent Advent is a time of expectations, as we are preparing for the birth of our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. Many of us are spending significant time and energy preparing for a Christmas that meets all expectations. Kids are so excited in thinking of the presents that they […]