Newly Established Grant – The Helen C. Pensenstadler Sacristan Grant was established to honor the memory of Helen C. Pensenstadler, who was the Sacristan (“Church Lady”) at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church for 26 years, taking care of the altar, vestments, liturgical vessels, and altar flowers, until her death in 2015. This yearly grant is given to a student attending a Catholic High School or a Catholic College/University.
Holiday Dinner Totes – Thanks to all who donated a holiday dinner tote for the needy at the December food bank. The families were very appreciative of the gift.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word – We are in need of more volunteers for this ministry. We would like to be able to offer this ministry at all Mass times, and on a regular scheduled basis, starting in the fall. A training program will be held and all materials are supplied. No previous experience is necessary, however, the volunteers over the age of 18 must be CPSL complete. This is also a good service project (service hours) for our teens, who will work along with an adult. For more information on signing up as a Liturgical Minister or to help with the Children’s Liturgy, contact Julie at the office (724-864-6364) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attention Families of Military Personnel – Is your loved one currently serving in the US Military at home or abroad? We are in the process of compiling a list to be included in the parish bulletin, prayer chain, and to update our bulletin board located in the back of church. If your loved one is in need of continued prayer, please provide Julie at the office (email@example.com) with the following information: Name of loved one, Branch of Service, Rank, station, picture and/or additional information to be included on the bulletin board. A new display is now on display.
Operation Lunchbag (during school year Sept-May, but NO December)-Donations of healthy lunch snacks and drinks for the children whose parents participate in the Food Bank are being accepted. Items that are needed are snack pack pudding, fruit snacks, fruit cups, peanut butter crackers, microwavable entrees and juice boxes. (PLEASE NO CANNED GOODS) Donations may be dropped in the box marked “Lunch Bag” in the back of church. NOTE: Items must be in their original unopened package. We cannot accept any opened items for the lunch bags. Thank you.
The children in our Faith Formation classes help out throughout the year. Each grade takes a turn decorating a bag for a holiday, and also by donating items to place in the lunchbags. Many thanks to our youth for helping others!
Prayer Chain and Parish Newsletter – In order to update our records and to improve our communication, parishioners are asked to supply their email address to Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org. Prayer requests and intentions can be sent to Julie, which are then compiled into a Prayer Chain email. This email is then sent to our Prayer Warriers asking for prayers. What better way to have many people praying for your intentions! We also have begun sending out a monthly Parish Newsletter, Seton Chronicles, so that we can keep everyone up to date with parish activities. If you are not receiving either of these, please send your email address to Julie.
Help Needed – Each of us are asked to serve God by sharing of our time, talents, and treasures. We are currently in need of a few more members in each of our Liturgical Ministries: Altar servers, lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Greeters & Ushers. These ministries require only an hour of your time, once every few weeks. Schedules are made up based on your Mass preference and available dates, and we can also accommodate if you are a member of more than one ministry. Training and materials are provided for all ministries. Please prayerfully consider sharing of your time and talent by serving as one of our Liturgical Ministers.
Angels Corner-Queen of Angels Catholic School – Please don’t forget about Queen of Angels “Trash to Treasure” programs. The school saves caps from Coke and Sprite bottles, UPC codes from Campbell’s products, BoxTops from a variety of products in the “BoxTops for Education” program. If you buy a cell phone, the school can recycle your old phone. Ink jet and laser cartridges from computer printers are also collected year-round. All of these items help our school to earn Cash and Free educational materials. Thank you for your support! Please visit the school website www.queenofangelssch.org for more information about our school. Any questions, call the school office at 724-978-0144.