SEAS eNews for Dec. 24-30, 2020
The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
Merry Christmas from SEAS!
If you weren't able to reserve space to attend any of our Christmas Masses, or simply prefer to stay home for health reasons, you can watch 10:00 a.m. Mass LIVE on Christmas Day HERE.
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Wishing Joy and Peace Upon the Earth
with the Birth of Christ, Our Newborn King!
Our Parish Family Mourns the Loss of
Maureen Klein
Dell Medcraft
Arnold Biskupski
Steve McGree

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

May they rest in peace.
Let the Devotions Continue in 2021!
SEAS School Kindergarten Priority Enrollment
Catholic schools offer families a safe and welcoming place during these trying times. Each day, more and more families are learning of our beautiful faith community within SEAS School. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School is offering priority enrollment of Kindergarten for the 2021-22 school year.

Last Fall, SEAS School had a waiting list of families seeking Catholic education. By acting now you won’t have to worry about being placed on the waiting list. Families who register their kindergarten students by January 31, 2021 will receive a $150 tuition discount for the 2021-22 kindergarten school year.

Please contact SEAS School at 651-437-3098 to gather more information and register for the 2021-22 school year.
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.
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.
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 27
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 Forgiven: Where Are You?, Who is St. Stephen?, Marriage and Family: Love Unveiled by Dr. Scott Hahn
Thinking Ahead
Although New Year's Day is not celebrated by the Church, this day has been observed as a holy day of obligation since early times due to the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. On this holy feast day, we take a moment as we start our new year to honor our Blessed Mother, who in her “yes” to God brought our Savior into the world to redeem us. 
Read, Think, and Be Inspired
Think deeper when you click HERE.
Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men.
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 of 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 27.
Merry Christmas from our School!
Have You Decided On a Resolution Yet?
Click HERE for 8 great ideas!
Please Protect Yourself and Others