Over 6,000 people attend St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Easter services

St. Elizabeth also heard over 2,000 confessions leading up to the Easter services, a press release from the church said.

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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church during an Easter Mass. Photo courtesy of St. Elizabeth
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church during an Easter Mass. Photo courtesy of St. Elizabeth
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The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church saw a record-breaking 6,017 people attend its six services throughout Easter weekend on March 30 and 31.

Two of the Masses on Easter, March 31, were standing-room only, according to a press release from the St. Elizabeth's Pastor Jose Panthaplamthottiyil. During Lent, the parish also received over 2,000 confessions and, during the Easter Vigil Service, welcomed 13 catechumens — a conversion to the faith by baptism — and 24 candidates into full communion with the Catholic Church.

"We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Risen Lord for the overwhelming attendance at our Easter Vigil Mass and Easter Sunday Masses," Panthaplamthottiyil said. 

The St. Elizabeth team extended its thanks to the following for their part in the celebrations: Music Director Lindita Kosavo and the choir; business manager Elizabeth Foran; the liturgical team of lectors, sacristans, Extraordinary Ministers of Communion, and altar servers; Jose Valverde and members from the Knights of Columbus and Men’s Club for the church decorations; and Dennis Boucher and his team of golf cart drivers; Ron Cowles and his team of Greeters; Jaime Burns and the ushers; Greg Gully and his team for lighting a fire inside the church for the blessing of the fire, ensuring the safety and beauty of our Easter Vigil Service. 

"Thanks also to our priests, deacons, and all others who contributed to the success of our Easter celebrations," the press release said. "We also thank all who came to participate in the Easter celebrations with joy and smiles."


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