Trail Life Troop 101 Benefit Concert FRIDAY October 21 at 7:00 PM

beneift_concert_3_for_webTrailman John David Lane has raised most of the funds needed for the project that will help him earn the Trail Life “Freedom” rank, the highest achievement in the program.  A small amount of money still needs to be raised, and the benefit concert here on Friday October 21 at 7:00 PM, is a wonderful way to spend an enjoyable evening and support our Trail Life troop. Free-will offering. A reception will follow. The program includes:

John David Lane, piano (selections from Beethoven sonatas)

Hannah Rainey, Celtic harp (Stolen Child, Evenstar, A Gift of Thistle, Cinderella/Lavender’s Blue, A Time for Us)

Lana Harper, piano (selections from Granados and Villa-Lobos)

String Theory, cello quartet (Bieble’s Ave Maria; selections from Bach, Beegle, and Handel)

Joshua Lane, piano (Rachmaninoff)

Kiersten Lane and Blythe Forman, violin(selections from McLean, Benjamin, Telemann, and Jay Unger and Molly Mason)

Sydney Harper, piano (selection from Lecuona)

The Hymn of Your Life

“God wants to put a melody to the hymns of each of our lives. And God wants us all to bolster each other as we sing together those hymns. Every single person in this church today has a hymn to sing from the text of your life. Every person here has a story to tell of where you are at this moment in your faith. God’s grace wants to enter that story and sing it as a hymn. And God wants us all to join in singing that hymn together, so we can bolster each other in faith.” LISTEN TO MONSIGNOR KING’S WEEKEND HOMILY HERE.


Integrity Restored

Watch the video and learn more HERE.

More than Words

“One glorified God in a loud voice and fell in gratitude at the feet of Jesus. Nine were never heard from again. Every commentary on the Bible, and every homily or sermon on this passage (Luke 17:11-19) I could find, condemns the nine and exalts the one. Why? What was the sin of the nine? Their sin was silence when the situation clearly called for action that glorified God and gave public witness to the work of God in their lives.” Listen to Monsignor King’s weekend homily HERE. Or open the transcript of the homily in pdf format HERE.


Increase Your Faith

“If you want faith, learn to trust God in small things and big alike; learn to trust that God has a plan and it is being worked out in our midst, even if you or I don’t see it or understand it.” Listen to Monsignor King’s insights on Sunday’s readings on our new podcast page.


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Sneak Preview: Homilies on a New Page!

We’re still building this new podcast page for our Sunday homilies and other inspirational messages, but soon you will be able to subscribe to the feed. We’ll have the remaining existing homilies loaded here soon, and then we’ll work to make it available through iTunes and Google Play. Check out the beginnings here: Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Podcast.  (And you will still find older homilies HERE until we migrate everything to the new page.)

Why would anyone ‘choose’ hell?

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time: “Why would anyone ‘choose’ hell? It is one’s own choice. Of course most people do not make the choice of hell explicitly; people choose hell passively by choosing other things above God. What kinds of choices lead people into hell? … This is a story of a man who chooses hell when he chooses to do nothing.” Listen to Deacon Hall’s Sunday homily or read it online here: Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Podcast.

Workshop of Domenico Fetti, The Parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man, , 1618/1628, oil on panel, Samuel H. Kress Collection

Workshop of Domenico Fetti, The Parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man, , 1618/1628, oil on panel, Samuel H. Kress Collection

Weeping with Jesus

“Brothers and sisters, recognize who we are—the Body of Christ—and that we are truly brothers and sisters with those around the world who suffer pain and violence, whose hearts are breaking, and whose eyes day and night stream with tears. Ours is an invitation to weep with Jesus at the pain of this world, and to pray with Jesus that the grace and mercy of God, a loving Father, will change the hearts of those who plot violence and refuse mercy.” Listen to MONSIGNOR KING’s entire homily online HERE.


‘The Joy of Love’: What does the Pope’s message on marriage and the family mean for us?

amoris_laetitiaAs Pope Francis asks pastors of souls to enter into discernment with persons whose marriage situations keep them from the sacramental life of the Church, I want our parishioners to know that the parish clergy are available and eager to meet with anyone in such a situation, and to do as Pope Francis asks, discern God’s will together with them, in humility, discretion, and faithfulness to the Gospel and the Church. — Monsignor King

Read Monsignor’s commentary, find a special Contact Form to request an appointment, or download the Pope’s message HERE.