Welcome to the Advent Offerings for 2022
Prepare your heart for the greater coming of our Lord Jesus into your life.
Check back often as we will be updating this page throughout the season.
Advent, a time of waiting, a time of arrival, a time to say “yes” to God.
We leave the fast-paced hustle of the world behind, slow down and savor this time of waiting. As Mary said “yes” to God and savored the time of waiting she willingly surrendered her hopes and dreams for His. God said “yes“ to her and turned her life into something far beyond her wildest dreams just as He wants to do for us. Mary’s journey through Advent transformed her life and the lives of all humanity.
Our journey through Advent can do the same.
Stations of the Nativity
Deepen your Advent journey to Christ as you walk with Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem. Experience the birth of Christ and live out several moments in Scripture that frame our Advent and Christmas season. The Advent Stations of the Nativity offer a pre-recorded video that you can upload to your phone or device allowing you to pray these stations with the music of Linda Halverson, Director of Music and Liturgy, Joe Kopinski, Seton parishioner and gifted lector, and Sue Switalski, Pastoral Minister.
Pray the Stations of the Nativity from the comfort of your own home; you can access this prayer experience anytime you choose. You may even wish to share it with others, inviting all to welcome Christ into their hearts this season. Maranatha, Come Lord Jesus.
Advent Prayer Book
We are offering an Advent prayer book for purchase. Look for the table in the Gathering Area to pick one up throughout Advent.
The "Little Blue Book" is a traditional offering on devotions for the season (suggested $1.00 donation per book). Also available for purchase from the publisher: click here.
If you are unable to purchase the Advent book in person, please Contact Us and we would be happy to send one to you through the mail.
Advent Prayer Services
Join us in the Sanctuary on Wednesday evenings, November 30, December 7, 14, and 21 at 6:30 p.m. for an Advent Prayer Service. With a brief Liturgy of the Word, a reflection, and Communion, this is a great way to add prayer to your Advent! Come and be part of this Seton tradition. All are welcome!
We invite you to join us in walking prayer at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s indoor labyrinth. The labyrinth is an ancient spiritual tool used for quiet reflection. It has no dead ends and is used as a path for a prayerful walk. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton's indoor labyrinth is open Thursdays during Advent:
- Dec. 1: 8 to 10:00 a.m. & 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
- Dec. 8*: 8 to 10:00 a.m. & 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
- Dec. 15*: 8 to 10:00 a.m. & 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
- Dec. 22: 8 to 10:00 a.m. & 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
* 12/8: Mass of Immaculate Conception at 6:30 p.m.
* 12/15: Communal Penance Service at 6:30 p.m.
- The labyrinth is also open during office hours during the week when the room is available. Call the Parish Office to check availability: 262-782-6760.
Come walk and pray with us!
Advent Come & Serve
Save the Date - Sunday, Dec. 11 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. or Monday, Dec. 12 from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m.
All are welcome to join the Disciple Formation Team as they prepare items to serve our extended community! Individuals, couples, and families are invited to come for a bit or come for the whole time and rotate through numerous stations of service opportunities to assist with needs from around the New Berlin & Waukesha area. There are projects for all ages to help spread love and joy this Advent & Christmas season. We hope you can join us.
Advent Story Night
Sunday, December 18 at 6:30 p.m. - This Advent, kids of all ages are invited to wear their PJs and bring a blanket or favorite stuffed animal to help them get cozy as members of the Child Ministry staff read Christmas stories around the altar. Hot cocoa and cookies to follow.
This opportunity is open to ALL children - so tell the children in your life about it (they don't have to be a parish member). We want to see you this Advent season!
As we journey through the season of Advent, the Prayer Resources page offers online resources, musical selections, and scripture readings to prepare for the greater coming of our Lord Jesus into our lives. Tap the Prayer and Meditations picture for a link.
Open for Prayer
Our Sanctuary and Reservation Chapel are open for prayer and meditation Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Drop in for some quiet reflection. Use the Parish Office entrance.
Advent & Christmas Mass Times
Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
- Thursday, Dec. 8 - 8:00 a.m.
- Thursday, Dec. 8 - 6:30 p.m. - in person and livestream
Communal Penance Service
- Thursday, Dec. 15 - 6:30 p.m.
- Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 - 4:00 p.m. & 11:00 p.m.
- Christmas Day, Dec. 25 - 10:00 a.m.
We will livestream all three Christmas Masses and offer overflow seating at 4:00 p.m.