St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish
Bringing People Into A Growing Relationship With Jesus Christ
He is risen! Alleluia! Happy Easter! This weekend we celebrate that through His death and resurrection, we are given a new life where we are free from the chains of sin. Someone had to pay the price for our sins, and He willingly paid it for us.
For all the information about Holy Week and Easter celebrations, please visit our Holy Week webpage:
If you have tickets for an Easter Sunday Mass, and your plans change, please be sure to let us know as soon as possible so we can cancel your tickets and give them to others on the waiting list.
RCIA Congratulations

Congratulations to Ryan Brock as he will be received into the Catholic Church during the Easter Vigil! Please continue to keep him in your prayers as he continues his faith journey.

If you’d like to learn more about how to get involved with RCIA at our church or how to be fully received into the Catholic Church, contact Trish Lokmer at or 393-3778.
Welcome to all our new members who joined our church in March!

We're so glad you're here!

  • Patrick & Hannah Riley
  • Tyler & Tina Ebnet
  • Sam & Katie Pritchard
  • Chris & DeeDee Scaffidi
  • Lynn Palmer
  • Samuel White & Courtney Colston
Divine Mercy Novena

Divine Mercy Sunday is on April 11th and the Divine Mercy Novena begins on Good Friday. If you're interested in praying the novena, you can sign up to receive it in your email through Ascension Press.

In honor of Divine Mercy Sunday, a parishioner donated the print in this write-up. You'll have the opportunity to see it in person when it is displayed in the confessional!

On Divine Mercy Sunday, there will be adoration at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton from 2:30 to 3:30 PM, with the Divine Mercy Chaplet being prayed at 3 PM.

The Lord expressed His will with regard to the Divine Mercy Feast to St. Maria Faustina Kowalska in His first revelation to her. We hope you'll have the opportunity to participate.
"3 Conversations" Easter Small Groups

Easter is not one day but 50 days! It is also the perfect time to share the good news of what God has done in your life with others in the parish!
We are currently organizing small groups of people to meet online or in-person to pray and share faith together during the Easter season. 3 meetings will be held, and no preparation is required! Contact Trish Lokmer if you are interested in being part of this group: 393-3778, OR sign up here:

Have you been part of the “3 Conversations” and want to help facilitate an Easter group? Contact Trish to help!
Gallup Strengths for HS Teens

When God created you, He pieced you together in a specific way, for a specific purpose. Join other high schoolers on a six-week journey to dive in and explore the specific talents and strengths that God gave you.
The group will meet virtually on Sundays from 8 to 9 PM, beginning April 11th through May 16th. There is no cost to sign up. Sign up by emailing Sarah Casey.
"Treasured: Discovering You're Priceless to God!"

SAVE THE DATE for VBS 2021!  
June 21-25th, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Vacation Bible School will be held in-person but with limited numbers to follow health and safety protocols. Registration for participants as well as youth & adult volunteers will go live on Monday, April 12th. Online registration will be posted on St. Elizabeth Ann Seton's VBS webpage under the LEARN tab.
Good Friday Collection

Pope Francis has asked our parish to support the Pontifical Good Friday Collection, which helps Christians in the Holy Land. When you contribute in this collection on Good Friday, you stand in solidarity with the Church in the Holy Land as a witness of peace, supporting Catholics there in parishes and schools, maintaining Christian shrines and caring for refugees in the Holy Land.
Please be generous. For more information about Christians in the Holy Land, visit
Easter Offering Online

When you give to God’s work through our church, it shows your worship and reverence to Him and He transforms your heart!
If you're interested in giving your Easter Offering online, you can by visiting our online giving page! You can create an account and log in to track your giving in the future, or just give without signing up for an account.
No Children's Liturgy of the Word on Easter Weekend

There will be no Children's Liturgy of the Word on Easter Weekend (April 4th) or the weekend of April 18th.

Immediate Need for Children's Liturgy of the Word Ministers

Do you enjoy sharing your faith and bringing children into a closer relationship with Jesus Christ? We have an immediate need for new and returning ministry team members.

You only need to commit 20 minutes, once a month during Mass. The PowerPoint lesson is created for you, so you just need to love God, show up and share that love with children!

Please email Kelli DeVries at to join this wonderful ministry team.
CRS Rice Bowls - Happy Easter

We prayed, fasted and gave alms—and now we rejoice because Christ is risen! Our Lenten journey with CRS Rice Bowl challenges us as we begin the Easter season to share the joy of having a loving God that is alive and accompanies us always. Let’s do the same by being present to our global family by caring for their material and spiritual needs. Don’t forget to turn in your CRS Rice Bowl at the basket in the narthex at church. Visit to learn more.
Ministry Minute -
Panera Bread Pickup Ministry

Look at all that bread Maize and Tom Micek picked up last week! The Panera Bread Pick Up Ministry helps prevent leftovers from going to waste and drops it off in the community. The team rotates to pick up on Mondays and drops it off at the Linn County Jail, ASAC (Area Substance Abuse Council) and the Larry A Nelson Center. We're currently in the process of adding a weekend pick up day, and adding more community partners. If you know of an organization that would take the leftover bread, let Kelli DeVries know (
Habitat for Humanity Faith Community Build

You helped us build God's house - now let's give back and build Isaac Sengorore & Nathalie Murekatete's house!

Thanks to your financial contributions, we finished paying off our church last year. Now we're giving back by financially supporting the Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity Faith Build. We invite you to watch the virtual groundbreaking on April 1st at 3 PM! It will be livestreamed on the Habitat for Humanity Facebook page. If you're interested in getting involved in the Faith Build, contact Kelli DeVries (
We are now enrolling all students (new & returning) for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. If you know a family who may be interested in Catholic education for their children, please share this information and encourage them to set up a tour to see our wonderful school.
We are enrolling all grades, K-5! Find out more at
Check out this video for a sneak peek into our kindergarten classrooms: St. Pius X Kindergarten Preview
St. Pius X  Early Learning Center 
Openings available - Register now!!
3 year old preschool, part time
8:30-11:30 M, W, F
8:30-11:30 T, Th
If interested call (319) 200-4546 or
email Connie Schulte at
St. Francis Xavier & Jim Victor Memorial Scholarship Opportunities for Xavier High School Tuition

Thanks to multiple generous financial donations, the Xavier Foundation is able to offer two scholarship opportunities for students who wish to attend Xavier High School:
St. Francis Xavier Scholarship: The St. Francis Xavier Scholarship offers full tuition for up to four years to a qualifying Xavier High School student. Students in grades 8-11 may apply.
Jim Victor (R64) Memorial Scholarship: The Jim Victor (R64) Memorial Scholarship offers full in-parish tuition for one year to a qualifying Xavier High School student. Students in Grades 8-11 may apply.

Head to to find our more. Deadline to apply for the 2021-2022 school year is April 30, 2021.
Thank you Mr. O'Donnell!

Mr. Brian O'Donnell, principal of St. Pius X Elementary School has announced his resignation, effective at the end of this school year. Mr. O'Donnell has done a superior job for the past nine years, and he will be sorely missed. We want to thank him for his dedication and service, and wish him well in his future endeavors.
A committee will be working on hiring his future replacement. If you or someone you know, is interested in applying for that role, you can apply online.
Metro Catholic Outreach - vote and help them win the Nature's Path Gardens for Good $5,000 grant!
Catholic Daughters of the America's Meeting - April 13, 6:30 PM at St. Wenceslaus Church
Royal T Night - Regis Middle School's annual fundraising event
Saint Vincent de Paul Update: information about the items most needed at the moment.
Mass/Liturgy Readings for the Week of April 4, 2021
Sunday, Apr. 4, Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord, (Jn 20:1-9)
Mass at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton at 7:00 AM, Frank Nachman
Mass livestreamed and at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton at 9:00 AM, Elaine Garity
Mass at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton at 11:00 AM, For the Parish
Monday, Apr. 5, Monday Within the Octave of Easter, (Mt 28:8-15) NO MASS
Tuesday, Apr. 6, Tuesday within the Octave of Easter, (Jn 20:11-18)
Mass at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton at 5:30 PM, Bob Hrdlicka
Wednesday, Apr. 7, Wednesday within the Octave of Easter, (Lk 24:13-35)
Mass at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton at 12:15 PM, Lynne Strabala
Thursday, Apr. 8, Thursday within the Octave of Easter, (Lk 24:35-48) NO MASS
Friday, Apr. 9, Friday within the Octave of Easter, (Jn 21:1-14)
Mass at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton at 9:00 AM, Dennis Shepherd
Saturday, Apr. 10, Vigil: SUNDAY OF DIVINE MERCY, (Mk 16:9-15)
Mass at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton at 5:00 PM, Charline McDermott
Sunday, Apr. 11, SUNDAY OF DIVINE MERCY, (Jn 20:19-31)
Mass livestreamed and at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton at 8:30 AM, For the Parish
Mass at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton at 11:00 AM, Gary Campbell

denotes a Mass intention for a deceased individual.
Please visit our Livestream Page for the livestream links to the Masses.
Weekly Giving For March 28, 2021
Envelopes: $6,228.00
Bank Checks: $1,681.30
Online: $1,953.21
Loose Bills: $310.00
Loose Coins: $8.54
Building Fund: $25.00 (Online)
Easter Giving: $3,766.00

Total: $13,972.05
Thank you to our newest on-line donors! We appreciate your generosity.
If you'd like to update your online giving, please visit to see your options.
Watch this weekend's Mass livestream and access Sunday's worship aid by visiting the livestream Mass page

Sign up to serve at a Mass

Preregistrations are no longer needed before weekend and weekday Masses.
See you there!
 Pastor, Rev. Gary Mayer - W: 319-393-3778 
 Parish Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:30 AM-4:00 PM, Friday 8:30 AM-1:00 PM
 Phone: 319-393-3778 Email: - Fax: 319-393-7165 - Website: