Let us receive the power of the Holy Spirit. Let us experience the Spirit in our lives —urging us on, helping us, sanctifying us. And, like Mary, we are called to renew ourselves, to receive more fully his power and gifts. Join our faith family and allow the Holy Spirit to fill our bodies and souls with grace.
We long for God’s transformation in our lives, but where do we start? How do we begin to change? Spiritual growth can feel so daunting, but it truly is a journey. No matter who you are—or where you are in your relationship with God—growth requires drawing near to God and allowing him to speak to our hearts, changing us from the inside out.
God invites each of us to travel with him along life’s highway, and he has a divine road map to prepare you for the journey. Along the way, we'll deepen our understanding of God and discover the kind of life he desires for us. Join our faith family and be a part of Stavros.
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish offers a Grief/Loss Ministry to those experiencing pain and loss. Whether it is the loss of a loved family member through death, or a serious illness where you find yourself isolated and alone, your parish is there for you.
We have trained ministers who will listen to your stories, your pain and grief, and will pray with you and support you. While we cannot take away the pain and grief, we can journey with you and help you transform the pain and loss into your prayer to the Lord.
We also have set up a lending library on Grief/Loss for your use. It is located on the left as you enter the Fellowship Hall. Just sign out books and return them when you are done reading them.
Coffee/Conversation: After the 9:00 AM Mass on the first Sunday of each month, we have a corner in the Fellowship Hall for you and your friends to meet. It is a time to meet others who are experiencing loneliness, losses, illnesses etc. The purpose is to help you feel less alone, and to build community with others who understand what you are going through.
We would love you to call on us. Coordinator/Joan Kluck: (email) firstname.lastname@example.org
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Join the Prayer Team. The Lord God Almighty hears the prayers of His children. He commands us to pray, and He promises to listen when we do. “In my distress I called to the LORD; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears” (Psalm 18:6)
Join the Prayer Team Ministry by clicking on this LINK.
At the beginning of Jesus’ public Ministry, Matthew reminds again of the prophesy from the prophet Isaiah that we heard on Christmas Eve: “the people who walked in darkness have seen a great light.” We begin a new season, and so we are required to find new attitudes to feel the close presence of God. This is why it is imperative to break away from sin: because the kingdom of God has come to us; and likewise, this is also the reason why it is possible to break away from sin, because forgiveness and the source of all life has become present for us in the world. One of the main consequences of sin is division and enmity among men. If the kingdom of God has come to us, we are able to start new relationships. Jesus and his preaching attract people, though truly it is He who calls and brings together. His call is not anonymous and generic, it is not just recruiting. Rather, it is a personal call, directed at specific flesh and blood people, called by name: Simon and Andrew, sons of John, James and John, sons of Zebedee. It is a call to get in motion, a call to make relationships mediated by the same Jesus: following the Teacher means walking next to those who have also received a call. The call to become a disciple does not mean to enter into a dependent relationship which frees us from all responsibility, on the contrary, Jesus calls us to feel responsible not only of the people closest to us, but for the whole world. It is interesting that Jesus, at the same time that he calls us to a new way of life, respects our identity, our way of life, our abilities.
It is good that at the beginning of Ordinary Time, when we are getting ready to follow Jesus on the roads, we renew our own experience of the first encounter, the moment when we had to assume our faith more consciously and more maturely. It is good, and necessary, because time weighs down that first genuine experience with routine, habit, tiredness, frustrations, disappointments, or maybe even neglect and loneliness. We need to feel again the fresh breath of Jesus’ voice calling us by name, and recall and give again the generous answer we may have done at some point, but that may have weakened with the passage of time. For some it may feel like a brand-new stage, for others a renewal and deepening. But the fact remains that Jesus is still walking by our side, shedding light on us and calling us by name. When we respond to Jesus’ call, we find ourselves among the other people called, we find the Church. And it is precisely there that we find Jesus and we follow him. Jesus’ ministry is not done in isolation, but next to others whom we have not chosen, Christ Himself has chosen them.
"Our Star of Faith Giving Light to All"
- St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
33 Months of Renewal,
We are St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, a diverse Roman Catholic community guided by the Holy Spirit. We are transformed by grace through sacraments, prayer, compassion, and evangelization.
We are disciples of Jesus Christ.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church is staffed by the Religious Congregation of the Missionaries of the Holy Spirit from
Christ the Priest Province under the
Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle.