SEAS eNews for Dec. 17-23, 2020
Fourth Sunday of Advent
Look for the Christmas Star!
Monday, December 21, at 4:30 p.m.
From the main parking lot, follow the luminaria on the main path up to the cross on the hill. Deacon Rod will be reading the Nativity of Jesus from the Gospel of Luke at 5:15 p.m. Face masks required even when outdoors. Please observe safe distancing and stay at least 6 feet from others. We hope you can join us!
Dominus Est! on Tuesday, December 22
Attend in-person or watch live at seasparish.org/live.
Quick Links
Adoration Openings
Find more openings and adoration information HERE.
Our Parish Family Mourns the Loss of
Thomas Niederkorn
Richard "Dick" Myklebust
Jeanne Ptaschinski

Obituaries may be available HERE. Some funerals are private and details aren't always shared.

May they rest in peace.
The CARES Act Temporarily Suspends Limits
on Charitable Contributions
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allows for taxpayers who don't itemize to take a charitable deduction of up to $300 for cash contributions made in 2020 to qualifying organizations, including our parish. The CARES Act also temporarily suspends limits on charitable contributions. You can learn more at irs.gov.
Here is how to give a recurring or one-time gift:
•     Text SEASPARISH to 1-800-950-9952.
•     Go to seasparish.weshareonline.org to donate online.
•     Mail or bring your envelope to the parish office at 2035 15th Street West, Hastings, Minnesota, 55033.
Read more HERE.
Please Visit Our Prayer Corner
Please remember those who are most in need of prayer, including all who are in our prayer corner. Names are updated weekly. To add a new name, contact the office at 651-437-4254. To renew a loved one's name, call by the last Monday of each month. Click here to go to the prayer corner.
Can you Make a Gluten-Free Meal?
Could you prepare a gluten-free meal for our priests? The schedule has openings now through April and your culinary skills are needed. Simply sign up for a date and drop off your meal at the rectory next to the church. Click HERE for open dates and more details about this great opportunity to share your gifts. Still need more information? Email Faith HERE or give her a call at 651-437-4254.
FORMED for the Week of December 20
FORMED highlights three features each week. You can watch, learn from and listen to one or all to grow in your Catholic faith.
This week's picks are Christmas in Rome, The Story of the Nativity, and the True meaning of Christmas by Archbishop Fulton Sheen.
Time is Running Out!
Proper social distancing measures have led us to make a significant change with regard to attendance. This year, you will have to sign up for Mass.

How do I sign up for the Mass I want?

Click HERE to find the sign-up link. You must sign up with a cell phone number or an email address. Registrations with a land line will not be confirmed. When you get to Mass, the porters will have a list of everyone who registered and you will be seated in your chosen location. Unfortunately, you cannot pick your seat.

If you’d rather stop in or call the office at 651-437-4254 to sign up, please do. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation with this new system.
Good to Know
Think deeper when you click HERE.
We will be enjoying the holidays with our families.
Thinking Ahead
Many Ways to Watch Masses From Home
Watch Mass live: Website or Facebook
Watch Mass later: Website or YouTube

Stay ahead of the game when watching the live stream the 10:00 a.m. Mass at home, and have the worship aid in front of you before Mass even starts.

Click here to view or download the worship aid for Sunday, December 20.
Great News!
Nearly 29,000 people have died of coronavirus in Italy since Sept. 1. Read the article HERE.
Please Protect Yourself and Others