Health Not Harm

Save for the date for Health Not HarmSaturday, April 13, 10:00 – 11:00 am, Parish Center hosted by Deborah Brocato. This presentation will inform Marylanders of the Dangers of the Proposed “Reproductive Freedom Amendment” on the November ‘24 Ballot. As a community of faith, we need to be informed of the absolute dangers of this proposed amendment; have clear facts as to what this amendment is really proposing through the deliberate use of general wording to mask its hidden agenda to undermine parental rights, health care integrity, fundamental freedoms, and fiscal responsibility.

VBS Registrations are open

Mother Seton Scuba VBS 2024 takes kids deep into an amazing undersea adventure where they’ll experience the ever-flowing, never-ending love of God.

Ages: 4 to uprising 5th grade
Must be potty trained

June 24-27, 2024
Mon 6/24 – 9:00am to 12:30pm EDT
Tue 6/25 – 9:00am to 12:30pm EDT
Wed 6/26 – 9:00am to 12:30pm EDT
Thu 6/27 – 9:00am to 12:30pm EDT

19951 Father Hurley Blvd
Germantown, MD 20874

The registration fee will be:

$75 for one child
$125 for two children
$175 for three children
$225 for four or more children

This fee will cover the cost of all materials, snacks, & t-shirts needed for the week.

Want to sponsor a student or make a contribution? Contact MaryBeth Deluzio at DRE@mothersetonparish.org or donate below.

In Time of Inclement Weather

INCLEMENT WEATHER

Generally, in the event that schools are closed, delayed, or close early, all parish daytime activities scheduled during the closure period are also cancelled. Changes to the operating schedule will be posted as soon as possible on the parish website. The parish may, at its discretion, make exceptions to this policy as necessary. Parishioners are encouraged to use their own judgement when venturing out in times of inclement weather in order not to endanger themselves or their families.  Any change to evening or weekend parish activities will be announced on the website.

TIEMPO INCLEMENTE

Generalmente, en el caso que las escuelas estén cerradas, retrasadas o se cierren temprano, también se cancelarán todas las actividades diurnas de la parroquia programadas durante el período de clausura. Los cambios en el horario de operación se publicarán tan pronto como sea posible en el sitio web. La parroquia puede, a su discreción, hacer excepciones a esta póliza según sea necesario. Los feligreses son alentados a usar su propio juicio cuando se aventuran en tiempos de inclemencias climáticas con el fin de no poner en peligro a sí mismos o a sus familias. Cualquier cambio a las actividades de la parroquia de la tarde o del fin de semana será anunciado en el sitio web.

Upcoming Men’s and Women’s Healing Retreats

The Archdiocese is offering retreats for anyone who has experienced an abortion.

Retreat for Men:
Abortion Hurts Men Too! Are you suffering the loss of a child from abortion? You are not alone! Come and experience the Mercy of God, you are invited to attend an Entering Canaan Men’s Day of Prayer and Healing on Saturday, March 16, 2024.

Retreat for Women:
Are you having unresolved feelings about your abortion? You are not alone! Any woman, who has gone through an abortion, is invited to attend an Entering Canaan Day of Prayer and Healing on Saturday, April 13, 2024.

At these retreats: you will find the Sacraments, a caring retreat team, a witness talk, and a non-judgmental atmosphere. Exact location and participation are confidential, due to the personal nature of this experience. For more information, contact Project Rachel Ministry, sponsored by The Roman Catholic.

Archdiocese of Washington: Helpline 301-982-2008.
You are also welcome to send an email to:
For women: hope@adw.org
For men: prmwashington@adw.org

Donations for Catholic Charities Helping Migrants from Southern Borders

Would you like to help people being bused to DC and dropped off at Union Station?
Some asylum seekers who enter our country legally, via the Texas and Arizona southern borders, are currently being bused to DC or NY City regardless of their final destination request. Over the last 4 months 7000+ people have been sent to DC. Sister Sharlet Ann Wagner (Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington – Sharletann.wagner@cc-dc.org) has created a list of needs for our newcomers below:

ONLINE DONATIONS TO THE NEWCOMER NETWORK:
(https://www.catholiccharitiesdc.org/)
Select “Donate” and direct gift to Newcomer Network

Photos from African Day

Thank you all the members of the Africa Union 55 committee who worked so long and hard on bringing about the glorious day we had last weekend. Their celebration was for all of us. It was an explosion of grace, of the signs of Christ in our midst. It inspires all of us to sing and dance because of the goodness of God. Thank you all who participated in sharing your faith with us. Let’s work together so that we can celebrate more the gifts of our parishioners, wherever they come from, whatever is their tradition, the human glory of Christ.
~Father Lee

Photos from the Relics

What an incredible evening! We had over 700 people come out to venerate the sacred relics. What an incredible gift to our parish to be in the company of our Heavenly friends. Thank you to Jeff Thorne for capturing in photos this grace-filled evening.