St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish
Bringing People Into A Growing Relationship With Jesus Christ
Eighteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time
This week we are reminded that Jesus feeds us in so many ways. St. Paul's words to the Romans convey the truth that nothing can separate us from Christ's love. In the midst of challenges, our suffering and needs can bring us closer to Christ and help us understand the depths of His love. During the times of hunger, Jesus satisfies us, his disciples of today, as he satisfied the famished crowds with only five loaves and two fish.
What earthly things do you use to "feed you" but ultimately fail to satisfy you? Is there anything preventing you from coming to the Lord's fest?
Preregistration for Mass

The only thing certain during the "coronavirus era" is that everything is continuously changing! We, are excited to announce that beginning this weekend, we are no longer having reserved seats at Mass.

We still ask that you preregister for Mass if you know you're joining us. Preregistering helps us to plan the amount of ministers needed for Mass.

We want the worship experience to be enjoyable at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and are striving to do that while keeping you safe. We hope you'll join us! There is a seat ready for you!

For more information on what you need to know to attend Mass, please visit
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You can access Sunday's Mass here: Mass Livestream.
The US Bishops are urging all Catholics to respond to the coronavirus outbreak. We at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish pray this prayer every week during our staff meeting. We invite you to pray with us.
Are you in 10 th  grade or older and interested in getting Confirmed? Registration is now available for those who would like to receive the Sacrament. Confirmation classes will begin in October. Please register online or contact Sarah Casey at  for more information
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Blood Drive
Tuesday August 4,
3 - 7 PM
Social Hall

There’s never been a better time to be a donor! You are needed now more than ever!
The need for blood is increasing nationally, and our local hospitals are no exception. There is currently a need for all blood types due to the increasing levels of activity at local hospitals and a high number of blood drive cancellations related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As a special thank you, all donors will receive a $10 gift card of your choice to Amazon, Walmart, Target, Casey's General Stores, Subway, Burger King, iTunes/App Store, Applebee's, Dominos or Lowes.
Sign up online at  or contact Pat at 721-9730 or
***Please make an appointment. Walk-ins will not be allowed to make sure that social distancing guidelines are met. 
Eucharistic Ministry Training

We will be having Eucharistic ministry training on Thursday, August 13th, from 6 - 7:15 PM. We would love to have you join us if you are interested in this ministry and learning more about it. Spaces are limited. If you have any questions or to sign up, please email Kelli at or call 319-393-3778.
Church Cleaning Team
Creating an irresistible environment is a big part of our authentic hospitality and you can be part of that!
We have an immediate need for church cleaning team ministry members. This ministry offers great flexibility and the whole family can be involved!
As we stand in the middle of a global pandemic, Xavier Foundation would like to thank the businesses who rose up and answered the call to give back and support Xavier High School through the 2020 Business Appeal. Their support helps keep the mission of “developing the total person in a Catholic environment” thriving with our students and staff, and we encourage the community to support these wonderful business partners.
Baptism This Weekend
Congratulations to  Owen James Miller, son of Dylan and Caitlin as they join our parish family through Baptism this weekend.
Although we are beginning to open the church for public Masses, we will continue to schedule Baptisms individually outside of the Mass. If you would like more information on arranging a private baptism, please contact Kathy Lester in the Parish Office at or 319-393-3778.
Community News
Every week we receive information from community organizations that may be of interest to our parishioners. Please use the link below to find ways that you can Pray, Learn, Share and Witness in our larger community.

This week you'll find information about the following:
Mass/Liturgy Readings for The Week Of August 2, 2020
Sunday, Aug. 2, Eighteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time, (Mt 14:13-21)
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, Steven Kunz
Monday, Aug. 3, Weekday, ( Mt 14:22-36 ) NO MASS
Tuesday, Aug. 4, Saint John Vianney, Priest, ( Mt 15:1-2, 10-14 ) NO MASS at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Mass said privately for Herman Rodriguez
Wednesday, Aug. 5, Weekday, ( Mt 15:21-28 )
Mass at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton at 5:30 PM, Robert & Arlene Erusha
Thursday, Aug. 6, The Transfiguration of the Lord, ( Mt 17:1-9 )
Mass at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton at 9:00 AM, Jerry Seifried
Friday, Aug. 7, Weekday, ( Mt 16:24-28 )
Mass at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton at 9:00 AM, Steve Kunz
Saturday, Aug. 8, Saint Dominic, Priest , ( Mt 17:14-20 ) NO MASS
Sunday, Aug. 9, Nineteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time, (Mt 14:22-33)
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, Kevin Canney
Weekly Giving For July 26, 2020
Envelopes: $4,608.00
Bank Checks: $2,325.00
On-line: $2,310.74
Loose Bills: $65.00
Loose Coins: $0.61

Total: $9,303.35
Thank you to our newest on-line donors! We appreciate your generosity.
If you'd like to update your online giving because we are not meeting in person, please visit to see your options.
  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: