Respect Life Volunteer Leadership Opportunities

The Committee is currently seeking parishioners interested in filling volunteer leadership positions
for the myriad parish-wide events they conduct throughout the year such as:

  • National Life Chain
  • National March for Life
  • Virginia March for Life
  • Annual Bassinette Collection of Baby Items for Birthright
  • Baby Bottle Fundraiser
  • Trivia Night Fundraiser 

Respect Life is a ministry devoted to promoting awareness of Life issues, from conception to natural death, within our parish. Prayer and a deeper relationship with our Lord for one’s self and others is at the heart of everything the Seton Lake Ridge Respect Life Committee does.

Interested individuals are encouraged to contact Betty Maher, Director of Human Concerns Outreach,
at b.maher@setonlakeridge.org or 703.494.4008, ext. 145.

 

St. John Bosco College Night
July 22nd

Attention High School Graduates!

Join our Director of Youth Ministry, Melissa Maleski at St. Mary’s in Alexandria

JULY 22nd for an opportunity to build community with other rising college freshmen in our area.
Make a few friends, gain insight into living your faith on campus, and hear some incredible stories! 

To learn more, visit www.asjb.org.

To register, go to www.asjb.org/student-registration, and sign up for the 22nd.

Seven Sisters Apostolate
New Ministry!

The Seven Sisters Apostolate is a call to strengthen the Church by ensuring that a
Holy Hour is prayed each day of the week for the sole intention of a specific priest or bishop—a “holy wasting” (cf. Mt. 26:10) or lavishing of prayer for his deeper  conformity to Christ.

 St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish would like to start a group (or two… or three…) But to start we need help.  

Please prayerfully consider becoming part of this very important ministry.

A Seven Sisters group begins when at least seven women respond to a call to the mission of the apostolate.

  • The initial recipient of a Seven Sisters group should be their parish pastor. After the pastor has a committed group, subsequent groups may be formed for others, such as the parochial vicar, a retired priest, a priest serving in a non-parish assignment, or a bishop.
  • Each member commits to a Holy Hour on a distinct day of the week, thus covering a complete week.
  • This generous commitment of one hour per week of prayers is asked for a peried of one year, but can remain open-ended.

To learn more about Seven Sisters Apostolate visit their website at sevensistersapostolate.org.
To join the Seven Sisters Apostolate ministry here at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, contact Kris Fischer at k.fischer@setonlakeridge.org
or call  703-494-4008 x202.

 

Mother Seton Food Pantry
Items in Great Need

Mother Seton Food Pantry is in Great Need!

The Corona Virus’ financial impact on families has resulted in our own Mother Seton Food Pantry experiencing a marked increase in the amount of visitors from the surrounding Lake Ridge community.

We need your ongoing support to continue our efforts to help our neighbors in need.

No glass jars, please!

Donations may be placed in the Mother Seton Food Pantry bins in the Fellowship Hall, Gift card donations may be placed in the drop box on the inside door of the Parish Office Reception Area or mailed to Betty Maher, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 12807 Valleywood Drive, Lake Ridge, VA 22192. Questions? Contact Betty at b.maher@setonlakeridge.org or 703.494.4008, ext. 145. Thank you for your generosity!

 Pantry Items Needed: 

Canned Chicken
Canned Tuna
Sugar
Flour
Vegetable Oil
Pasta Sauce (Canned or Plastic Jar)
Spaghetti (1lb box)
White Rice
Jelly (Plastic Bottle)
Canned Diced Tomatoes
Beans (Canned/Bagged) (Black/Red/White)
Canned Green Vegetables
Canned Yellow Vegetables
Canned Potatoes
Canned Fruit
Soup
Cereal
Oatmeal Variety Packs

 

 

Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained – Session 4, July 15th

Every Catholic Deserves to Know Their Story
The Catholic Faith Explained

Father Bashista invites all parishioners to participate in this parish-wide study called “Every Catholic Deserves to Know Their Story.”  Join us any week!

Through stunning video presentations, with accompanying discussion guides,  get a refresher of the BIG picture of our Catholic Faith.  You choose when and how to watch:  individually, as a family, in small groups, or, pending Covid-19 restrictions, as a larger group here in the parish.

Each week we will do one session.  Each session has a 30-minute video presentation on FORMED.ORG and a FREE downloadable pdf participant guide which gives a nice review of each session as well as a questions for reflection.

Join us for our 4th session on Wednesday, July 15th,  from 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. 
Please RSVP here
This will help us contact you in case of cancellations or date changes.

Make sure you are registered on Formed.  It’s easy and free to start!

1. Go to FORMED.org.
2. Select our parish (St. Elizabeth Ann Seton)
3. Register with your name and email address
4. Check that email account for a link to begin using FORMED

Once you are registered in FORMED, you can login to access the videos. 

Questions?  Please contact Kris Fischer k.fischer@setonlakeridge.org.

The first 10 sessions, “Knowing the Faith” will begin the week of June 21st (the first day of summer) and run through August.

Mother Seton Food Pantry
Household Essentials Drive

The Corona Virus’ financial impact on families has resulted in our own Mother Seton Food Pantry experiencing a marked increase in the amount of visitors from the surrounding Lake Ridge community.

We will need your ongoing support to continue our efforts to help our neighbors in need. So much of what contributes to a family’s supermarket expenses are non-food essentials, such as personal care items and cleaning products. With this in mind, we are expanding the space of the Mother Seton Food Pantry and collecting household essentials such as those listed below.

Because our pantry only stocks non-perishables, we also need gift cards to any supermarket or pharmacy, Walmart, or Target. And, of course, the Mother Seton Food Pantry always welcomes non-perishable food donations! No glass jars, please!

Household essentials donations may be placed in the Mother Seton Food Pantry bins in the Fellowship Hall, Gift card donations may be placed in the drop box on the inside door of the Parish Office Reception Area or mailed to Betty Maher, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 12807 Valleywood Drive, Lake Ridge, VA 22192. Questions? Contact Betty at b.maher@setonlakeridge.org or 703.494.4008, ext. 145. Thank you for your generosity!

 Items Needed: 

Soap
Hand Sanitizer
Body wash
Shampoo
Conditioner
Deodorant
Shaving Cream
Toothbrushes
Toothpaste
Feminine Hygiene Products
Toilet Paper
Baby Diapers (All Sizes)
Baby Wipes
Paper Towels
Dishwashing Detergent
Laundry Detergent
Disinfectant Wipes
Disinfectant Spray
Pet Food

 

 

 

 

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