SEAS eNews for Nov. 26-Dec. 2, 2020
First Sunday of Advent
Archbishop Hebda's Latest Update
Archbishop Bernard Hebda thanks Catholics for their faithfulness during the pandemic and for continuing to wear masks, social distance and do all they can to minimize the spread of COVID-19. The Archbishop also announces that he has asked parishes to pause or move to the virtual realm, all non-essential gatherings, meetings and events between now and Christmas. Watch the video HERE.
What Does That Change at SEAS?
This will change a few things temporarily, but it's all in the interest of safety and minimizing the spread of COVID-19. Find the list of what's changing and staying the same HERE.
Our Parish Family Mourns the Loss of

Yvonne McNamara
Catherine "Cathy" Berg

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

May they rest in peace.
Last Weekend for the Giving Trees
December 6 is the deadline for Giving Tree donations.

There are small gifts on these wish lists that nearly anyone can afford. If you have a bit of time and resources, please see if you can give a little cheer to those who don’t ask for much because they don’t have much. Thank you!
All Rejoice! Advent Sessions will be Live Stream Only
You can watch LIVE at seasparish.org/live or on Facebook.
Session 1 is this Saturday!
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.
Christmas Memorials
Leave a memorial in memory of a loved one who has died or in thanksgiving for someone living. Fill out the insert in this weekend’s bulletin, use your envelope, or find the donation link HERE. You can also print your own form there. Please make checks payable to SEAS. 
Quick Links
Free 2021 Calendars from the Hastings KC's
Free parish calendars are available on the information table located outside the library. There are a limited number of calendars available and they are first come – first served. Thank you to the Hastings KC's for their generosity!
FORMED for the Week of November 29
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 The Story of the Nativity, Advent, and Prepare the Way of the King.
Sign Up for Christmas Masses Starting Nov. 30
Yes, Christmas will look different this year, but SEAS will celebrate the birth of our Lord at five Masses (two of which will be live streamed on our website at seasparish.org/live and on Facebook.)
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. We are doing this to ensure seating at a proper distance for all who plan to attend. Seating will be available in the church and Seton Hall.

How do I sign up for the Mass I want?

Beginning Monday, November 30, go online to seasparish.org/christmas where you’ll find the sign-up link. Once you sign up for a Mass and location, you’ll be emailed a confirmation. When you get to Mass, the porters will have a list of everyone who registered and you will be seated in your chosen area.

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.
Scripture and Inspiration
May he not come suddenly and find you sleeping.
What I say to you, I say to all: ‘Watch!’”
There's Always Something to Be Grateful For
Before we gather around the table this year, gobbling up turkey and a slice of pumpkin pie, let’s be intentional about giving thanks no matter what.

We're Still Looking for Assistance
If you've got some technical ability in this field, we could use your help. Young adults - this could be your calling! Contact Kellen at 651-437-4254 x230 or email kogrady@seasparish.org. Thank you!
A New Way to Watch Live Weekend Masses
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, November 29.
Immaculate Conception Masses
Storm Creek Added More In Person Dates
Shop online through December 20 or in person December 4, 11, or 18. Click HERE for more details and shop to raise money for our school!
Happy Thanksgiving