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Congratulations Fr. Suresh
We offer our congratulations to Fr. Paul Anthon y Suresh Samala on the 25th anniversary of his ordination. We are grateful for his response to God‘s call to the priesthood and for his presence and ministry among us at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.
- - - Fr. Tom
Safe to Sleep Shelter
SEAS is looking for volunteers to help with Springfield’s Safe to Sleep Shelter. This is a shelter that opens each night inside a host church. They provide snacks in the evening and a breakfast, cots, sleeping bags and showers to the at-risk women in Springfield.
Two volunteers take turns staying up to ensure the safety of the ladies. There is zero tolerance for drugs and alcohol. Each woman is screened before coming and a full assessment is done to see if they qualify. A full night stay is from 7 PM to 8 AM. Partial night is from 7-10:30 PM or 5-8 PM
New Gym Open
I am very proud to say that our new O'Reilly gymnasium offers many opportunities for our parishioners:
- Kids' basketball and volleyball
- Evenings/ weekend basketball and volleyball
- Morning walkers, etc.
If any of you individually or in a group are interested in using our new gym, please call the parish office to schedule such an event. - - - Fr. Tom
Severe Weather Provision
As we enter the season of severe weather threats, SEAS has a safety plan in place. Should the sirens go off during services, ushers will check the weather radio to determine the level of threat. From the back of church, they will hold up a yellow card to indicate an alert/warning and a red card for the need to evacuate. Father will then give information to the assembly. Ushers are trained to move people away from windows to shelter in the hallways and bathrooms. People will be discouraged from leaving the building.
The Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau is committed to the protection of children and youth. Through the Diocese's Safe Environment program, more than 4,700 people have training to ensure a safe environment for our youth. Visit the following link for more information regarding Safe Environment.
This Week's Calendar
Friday May 17
- Last Day of SEAS School-noon dismissal
- 8:30 AM SEAS All-School Mass
- 6:00 PM Schulte/Kimmel Wedding Rehearsal
Saturday May 18
- 10:00 AM Baptism Preparation Class
- 1:00 PM Schulte/Kimmel Wedding and Reception
Sunday May 19
- Pentecost Sunday
- 11:15 AM Celebration Mass/Reception for 25th anniversary of Fr. Suresh
- 12:00 PM City Wide Stephen Ministry Meeting
- 6:00 PM C.R.E.E.D
- 8:00 PM AA & Al-Anon Meetings
Monday May 20
- JUNE NEWSLETTER deadline
- 4:00 PM Eucharistic Adoration
- 6:30 PM St. Francis Guild
- 7:00 PM Gamblers Anonymous Meeting
- 7:00 PM Stephen Ministry
Tuesday May 21
- 9:30 AM Comforts from the Heart
- 7:00 PM Parish Council
Wednesday May 22
- 5:00 PM ROC
- 7:00 PM Adult & Youth Choir Practice
Thursday May 23
Friday May 24
Saturday May 25
Sunday May 26
- 8:00 PM AA & Al-Anon Meetings