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1 COMBINED ISSUE DECEMBER 27, 2015 JANUARY 30, 2016 May the Peace of Christ be with you this Christmas and throughout the coming year. In Christ, Monsignor King Father Swamy Deacon Hall Deacon Arena

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3 S U N DA Y 2 0 BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING 8:45 AM CCD Grade 1 9:00 AM CCD Preschool/Kindergarten 10:15 AM CCD Grades 2 to 6 10:15 AM Edge Grades 7 & 8 10:15 AM Liturgical Ministry Leaders 12:30 PM Youth Choir Rehearsal 12:45 PM Children s Pageant Rehearsal 3:00 PM Chaplet of Divine Mercy 5:00 PM Life Teen 6:00 PM Eucharistic Adoration 6:00 PM Let s Play Cards! M O N D A Y 2 1 8:40 AM Rosary 6:30 PM CCD Grades 1-6 7:00 PM Choir Rehearsal T U E S DA Y 2 2 6:45 AM Morning Prayer 7:30 AM Gospel Reflection 7:00 PM Columbiettes Officers Meeting 7:00 PM Choir Rehearsal W E D N E S DA Y 2 3 6:45 AM Morning Prayer 8:40 AM Rosary 9:30 AM Morning Faith Matters T H U RS D A Y 2 4 CHRISTMAS EVE (See Mass Schedule) PARISH & CCD Offices Closed F R I D A Y 2 5 CHRISTMAS DAY (See Mass Schedule) S A TU R DA Y 2 6 PARISH MISSION PROJECT WEEKEND 3:30 PM Confessions S U N DA Y 2 7 PARISH MISSION PROJECT WEEKEND 12:30 PM Youth Choir Rehearsal 6:00 PM Eucharistic Adoration 6:00 PM Let s Play Cards! 2015 FEDERAL TAX DEDUCTION* FOR BISHOP S ANNUAL LENTEN APPEAL All payments on pledges must be received at the Diocese by Wednesday, December 30, 2015 in order to receive your tax deduction for your generosity to our annual appeal. Make checks payable to, Diocese of Harrisburg Mail payments to Diocese of Harrisburg, HCAS-LA, 4800 Union Deposit Road, Harrisburg, PA Payments can also be made online at via Visa or MasterCard. *Your donation may be deductible; please refer to your tax advisor. THERE WILL BE NO CCD CLASSES from Wednesday, December 23, through Monday, January 4, Classes resume on Wednesday, January 6, PARISH AND CCD OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED from December 24 through January 1, 2016 for the holidays and for the move to our new facilities. The offices will reopen at 8:30 AM on Monday, January 4. LIFE TEEN: God has provided for and satisfied His people throughout salvation history, and He continues to satisfy us today. How can we stop the cycle of consuming things that do not satisfy and turn to Jesus, the Bread of Life, to be satisfied? Join Life Teen for Overfed Yet Starving. Life Teen meets most for food, faith and fellowship. All high school students are welcome! Life Teen will not meet December 27 or January 3, but January 10 we will get together in our new digs! Dinner in the Café, prayer in the Youth Room, and Life Teen in Father Waldron Hall! Join us then for Counterfeit! New Year, new you, new relationship with Christ! MORNING FAITH MATTERS: A new study on the books of Romans and Galatians from the Catholic Way Bible Study will begin Wednesday, January 6, and continue throughout the winter. Participants prepare for discussion by Bible reading, study and weekly questions. All materials are provided. Through this study we will learn some basic truths of our faith and how to apply them to our lives. Please consider joining us. Questions? Call Carol Holder ( ). EVENING FAITH MATTERS: There will be no Evening Faith Matters classes on December 23 or 30. We will resume with The Bible Timeline on Wednesday, January 6. CALENDARS FOR 2016 are available for each family as you leave Mass. These calendars are provided through the courtesy of the Michael Malpezzi Funeral Home in Mechanicsburg. BAKE SALE THANK YOU: A grateful thanks to all who took time from their busy holiday preparations to make homemade goodies for our Christmas bake sale and to all who gave their time to set-up and staff the sale! Thanks also to all who purchased items enjoy the treats! CHILDREN S LITURGY OF THE WORD is held during the 9:00 & 11:30 AM Masses each Sunday of Advent for all children 4 years through 4th grade. YOUR CHRISTMAS GIFT TO YOUR CHURCH: Thank you for your generosity in so many ways to Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish! You know that the Christmas collection is an important one for all churches. May God bless you for your giving in this special season. Liturgical Christmas schedules and Christmas offering envelopes have been mailed to all parishioners. Extras are available at all church entrances STATEMENTS FOR THE BISHOP S ANNUAL LENTEN APPEAL will be mailed the week of January 13, 2016, for gifts of $250 and above. If you are not scheduled to receive a statement and would like to request one, contact the Development Office ( , ext. 336, CHRISTMAS MEMORIAL OFFERINGS of $10.00 or more are being accepted for poinsettias to adorn the altar for Christmas. Names will be published in the church bulletin. Please make checks payable to SAINT ELIZABETH ANN SETON CHURCH. In Memory of: Requested by: (Please return to the Parish Office.)

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