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**In case of inclement weather, when schools are closed, all church activities for that day/evening will be canceled. However, Mass is never canceled. Stay informed about parish updates by signing up for Flocknote to receive timely information through email or text messages.**

Explore the beauty of Advent through Scripture! There's still time to join one of our three study groups:
Sundays, through December 17: 10:10-11:10 AM, Adult Ed Room
Tuesdays, through December 19: 6:30 PM, Seton Meeting Room
Thursdays, through December 21: 9:30 AM, PSR Classroom 5
Dive deeper into the meaning of Advent with fellow parishioners. All are welcome.

Christmas Eve Choir:
   - Children's Mass at 4:30 PM.
   - Rehearsals on Dec 12, and 19. 
   - Email Ms. Melinda to join: [email protected]

2023 Advent Penance Services / Confession Times
Prepare your hearts for the season.


**Holy Day of Obligation**

Friday, December 8th: Mass at 6:30 PM
Special Blessing: Experience the Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb during Mass.

Crosslines Toy Drive - Dec 10:
Wish Lists/Box in Gathering Area.

Drop off items in the Gathering Area. Be generous!

PSR News:
Parish Christmas Program & Dinner:
Join on Sunday, December 17th, at 6:00 PM in the Parish Hall. PSR students are invited to sing, with practices on Sunday, December 10th and Wednesday, December 13th.

PSR Christmas Break: Begins on Sunday, December 24th, and classes will resume on Sunday, January 7th. Enjoy the festive season!

Youth Ministry Updates:

1. Rare Breed Giving Tree: SEAS Youth Ministries sponsors the Giving Tree for Rare Breed this Advent. Pick an ornament, purchase the listed item, and return it by December 20th for delivery by the Youth Ministry Team.

2. ROC and CREED Christmas Parties: Celebrate Christmas with ROC and CREED on December 13 during their regular times. Join the gift exchange by bringing a wrapped $5 gift.

3. KRUNCH for December: KRUNCH (grades 3rd-5th) Christmas Party on December 15th, 5:30-7:00 PM in the O’Reilly Gym and Youth Room. Bring a wrapped $5 Christmas item for a festive gift exchange.

4. No ROC or CREED on Dec 20, 27, Jan 3: There will be no ROC or CREED on December 20, 27 & January 3. Regular schedule resumes on January 10.

Third Sunday, December 17:
Blood Pressure Clinic:
After all Masses weekend in the SEAS Café.

New Parishioners’ Welcome: After the 11:15 AM Mass in the SEAS Café. Please join us!

Annual SEAS School & PSR Christmas Program & Parish Dinner:
Join us on Sunday, December 17th, at 5:00 PM in the O'Reilly Gym for the SEAS School Christmas Program. Afterward, head to the Parish Hall for dinner and additional entertainment by PSR children. The meal and drinks will be provided; please bring a dessert to share. Santa Claus will be present to visit with the children and distribute treats.

Sunday Masses - Fourth Sunday of Advent (December 24):
Vigil (Saturday): 4:30 PM | Sunday: 7:00 AM, 9:00 AM & 11:15 AM
Note: Mass attendance is obligatory for both the Fourth Sunday of Advent and Christmas Mass, as Christmas is a Holy Day of Obligation.

Christmas Masses:
- Christmas Eve: 4:30 PM, 7:00 PM, & 11:00 PM
- Christmas Day: 7:00 AM & 11:15 AM
(No 9:00 AM Christmas Day Mass)
- Parish Christmas Dinner following 11:15 AM Mass

Make your Christmas even more special this year! Join us for a relaxing Christmas Day dinner at SEAS Parish Hall.
Date & Time: Monday, December 25th | 12:30 PM
Location: SEAS Parish Hall
What's New?
   - This Christmas falls on a Monday, so let's ease the holiday hustle! Instead of preparing a meal at home, come to SEAS for a stress-free and enjoyable Christmas dinner.
What's Provided:
   - The parish will provide turkey and drinks.
Your Contribution:
   - Please bring a dish to share (if possible) or cookies for dessert.
   - To make sure we have plenty for everyone, please RSVP with the number attending and the dish you plan to share to:
     Email: [email protected] | Call: 417.887.6472, ext. 601
Let's celebrate the joy of Christmas together without the worry of cooking and cleaning. Your SEAS family looks forward to sharing this special day with you!


PSR Classes: Sept-May, Sundays, 10:10AM & Wednesdays, 6:30PM

AA & AL-ANON Sundays, 8:00PM, SEAS Cafe & Room 4

ROSARY—Monday-Friday, 6:00AM / Wednesday, 5:30PM, Day Chapel.

AA-Lost & Found Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 11:30AM, Seton Meeting Room.

Catholic Homeschool Mondays, 1PM

Marian Movement of Priests Cenacle Mondays, 2:00PM-4:00PM, Day Chapel

Stephen Ministry Mondays, 6:00PM

Gambler's Anonymous Mondays, 7:00PM, Parish Conference Room.

American Heritage Girls: Mondays, 7:00PM, Parish Hall

Boy Scouts Mondays, 7:00PM, Room 5

Eucharistic Adoration Mondays, 4:00-8:00PM, Day Chapel. 

THAT MAN IS YOU Tuesdays, 6:30 AM in the Adult Ed Room.

MOMS GROUP Tuesdays, 9:30-11:00AM Adult Ed Room.

Rosary Makers: Tuesdays, Room 5 from 10:00 AM.

Children's Choir Tuesdays, 5:30PM

RCIA Tuesdays, Aug-April, 6:30PM

Youth Choir Tuesdays, 7:00PM

CORNERSTONE CATHOLIC SCRIPTURE STUDY Tuesdays, Sept-April, 7:00PM, Adult Education Room.

Boy Scouts Tuesdays, 7:00PM, Parish Hall

Weigh and Pray Wednesdays, 8:00AM, Room 4

St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry Wednesdays

Tight Knit Group: Wednesdays, 12:00PM, SEAS Cafe.

ROC & CREED–ROC (grades 6th-8th) & CREED (grades 9th-12th): Wednesdays, ROC 5:00PM and CREED 7:00PM, Youth Room & O’Reilly Gym.

Adult Choir Wednesdays, 7:00PM

PRAISE & WORSHIP PRAYER GROUP Thursdays, 6:30PM, Day Chapel,

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December 15-16 Revive: Strengthening and Healing Conference 
All are invited,
featuring Fr. Patrick Gonyeau of Encounter Ministries. The conference will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish. A registration fee of $25 per person is requested and the conference will include both lunch and dinner. For more information, contact: Shelly Pichler, Revive: Strengthening and Healing Souls Ministry, 417. 838.2730. www.StrengtheningAndHealing.org

December 13 Camp Re-NEW-All and DYC: Into the Deep online registration opens!

10th Anniversary for LifeHouse Mass, January 17, 12:00PM, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Celebrant Bishop Rice. LifeHouse Open House & Reception to follow.

All children, grades Kindergarten-12th, are invited to participate in the 2024 Voice for Life contest. Entry categories include coloring page, posters, essay, poem, or T-shirt design. This years theme is: St. Gianna Beretta Molla. Entries are due Fri., Feb. 9, 2024. Additional information is available here.

February 10, 2024 Wedding Anniversary Celebration - St. Agnes, Springfield

February 18 Rite of Election St. Mary, Cape Girardeau

February 23-24 DYC Youth Conference: Into the Deep
Congregation of the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center and Auditorium - Carthage
A conference with a retreat feel, led by young adults who are sharing their personal faith experience while teaching about living a life center in Christ. Teens will participate in fun games, spiritual exericese, prayer, and discussion.
Informational Flier

February 22-25 Men's Cursillo Retreat

February 24 Catholic Men's Conference Springfield

February 25 Rite of Election St. Agnes, Springfield

February 29 - March 1 Women's Cursillo Retreat Fredericktown

March 15-17 World Wide Marriage Encounter Retreat Weekend - offered in 2 locations: CRM Retreat Center in Carthage, Drury Plaza Hotel in Cape Girardeau

For Catechetical and YM Leaders
The Landing, Van Buren

April 19-20 DYC Youth Conference: Into the Deep
Pinecrest Camp & Conference, Fredericktown
A conference with a retreat feel, led by young adults who are sharing their personal faith experience while teaching about living a life center in Christ. Teens will participate in fun games, spiritual exericese, prayer, and discussion.
Informational Flier

May 1 Midwest March for Life Jefferson City

May 7 RCIA Coordinator Meeting, St. Vincent, Cape Girardeau
May 14 RCIA Coordinator Meeting, Our Lady of the Lake, Branson

June 10-14 | June 24-28 | July 8-12 Camp Re-New-All, Camp St. Vincent Fredericktown, MO
Summer Catholic Camp Program For Youth Entering 5th-9th Grades.
Download Camp Brochure Here For More Information.

July 17-21, 2024 National Eucharistic Congress - Indianapolis

July 8-12 | July 15-19 | July 22-26 Camp Re-New-All, Camp Carlo Conway, MO
Summer Catholic Camp Program For Youth Entering 5th-9th Grades.
Download Camp Brochure Here For More Information.