Bulletin - St. Henry Catholic Church

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 1, 2015
Come, let us bow down to worship; let us kneel before the Lord
who made us.
—Psalm 95:6
Collections for January 18, 2014
Weekly Collection ................................. 10,211.53
Loose .....................................................
Good Samaritan .....................................
Building Fund ........................................ 10,745.00
Total for Parish..................................... 21,593.06
Latin America ........................................
Mass Intentions (February 3-8, 2015)
Jackie Bonsall
Special Intention
Mitchell & Billie Laufenberg
Michele George
Helen Jeansonne
Ronald Matte
Flowers at the tabernacle are in memory of
Next weekend is BFA Commitment Weekend. Please consider making a
pledge to this campaign. Our hope is that all families will participate to the
extent they are able.
Dorsey Mattern
Gather the Children is NEXT weekend Feb 8th at
the 10:30 a.m. Mass. Children Pre-school to 3rd
grade are invited. Adults and HS youth who wish
to participate need to meet with Verlene Buchanan.
You may contact her at (409)791-1943.
The Immigration Services legal assistance program of Catholic Charities
of Southeast Texas now offers a walk-in “Green Card” renewal or replacement service every Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Anyone
with questions about this Green Card service or wishing to obtain information about other means of subsidized legal assistance provided through
Catholic Charities Immigration Services can call (409) 924-4410.
Men’s ACTS Team Formation for June 25-28, 2015 Retreat has
begun. It is a 13 week commitment. First meeting is 3/15, 6:308:30. Please submit your name for the selection process. Email your
name, phone, email address, parish and number of teams worked to
one of the following persons. Mike Cole:
[email protected];
Frank Pritchard: [email protected] or Paul Lapeyrolerie:
Women’s ACTS Retreat April 16-19, 2015. Registration begins Feb. 2nd at
9 a.m. Complete a registration form and return to St. Francis Parish with a
$50 deposit. Financial difficulties should not stop you from registering.
Directors are Cindy Gonzales, [email protected] (409)697-0453;
Peggy Biddle, [email protected] (409)330-1891 or Stacy Menard,
[email protected] (409) 718-2912. Contact one for more info.
Living the Eucharist
Please consider exploring the Eucharist and all it has to offer during
our Lenten season. Contact Lucy Simpson at 738-2773 to sign up
for this wonderful opportunity as groups are now forming.
We collect non-perishable food items
NEXT weekend for Orange Christian
Services. Please place in containers.
Parishioners preparing to enter hospital for non-emergency
medical treatment are asked to call our parish office and make an appointment to receive the Anointing of the Sick Sacrament and also, if desired, the
Sacrament of Reconciliation. Please do so BEFORE entering the hospital. Parishioners entering a hospital are asked to state their religious affiliation
and parish for the hospital records.-Parishioners (or family) who enter a
hospital are asked to notify their parish office of their hospitalization.
-Homebound parishioners (or family) are asked to notify the parish office so
Sacraments may be provided. -Parishioners (or family) who enter a nursing
home or retirement facility are asked to notify their parish office.
Pray for
the sick of
our Parish
Gina Cessac
Ethel Compton
Doug McCorkle
Runie Creswell Darrell Trahan Maia Able A. J. DeJohn
Norvin & Marie Noel Lou Garriga
C. J. Dumesnil
Men’s SHARE Meeting
Women’s SHARE
Young at Hearts Luncheon 11;30 a.m.
Legion of Mary 5:30 p.m.
Scout Sunday February 8, 2015
Please join us as we celebrate Mass on Scout Sunday at St. Anthony
Cathedral Basilica on February 8, 2015 at noon. Awards to be
presented after in the Basilica Center.
First Reading — Moses spoke to all the people, saying: “A prophet
like me will the LORD, your God, raise up for you” (Deuteronomy
Psalm — If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts (Psalm
Second Reading — Brothers and sisters: I should like you to be free
of anxieties (1 Corinthians 7:32-35).
Gospel — The people were astonished at Jesus’ teaching; he taught
them as one having authority (Mark 1:21-28).
The English translation of the Psalm Responses from the Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981, 1997,
International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.
Mal 3:1-4; Ps 24:7-10; Heb 2:14-18; Lk 2:22-40
Heb 12:1-4; Ps 22:26b-28, 30-32; Mk 5:21-43
Wednesday: Heb 12:4-7, 11-15; Ps 103:1-2, 13-14, 17-18a; Mk 6:1-6
Heb 12:18-19, 21-24; Ps 48:2-4, 9-11; Mk 6:7-13
Heb 13:1-8; Ps 27:1, 3, 5, 8b-9; Mk 6:14-29
Heb 13:15-17, 20-21; Ps 23:1-6; Mk 6:30-34
Sunday: Jb 7:1-4, 6-7; Ps 147:1-6; 1 Cor 9:16-19, 22-23; Mk 1:29-39
Adoration 8 a.m. to 8 pm
RE classes
RCIA 7 p.m.
Choir practice
For more info go to:
Our Parish in Action…
Eucharistic Adoration Every Wednesday—after 8 AM Mass until
8 PM. Call Caroline Mires at 735-2368 if you are able to dedicate an
hour of prayer on a weekly basis.
Legion of Mary—meets each Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the RE Bldg.
For more info contact Judy at 749-4101 or Annette 735-9342.
Parish Rosary—All persons are invited to pray the Rosary on the 4th
Tuesday of each month at 5:00 AM in the RE building.
10:30 AM Choir—meets for rehearsal every Thursday at 7 PM in the
Church. New members are always welcome.
Ladies of St. Henry—meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month
(Sept-May) at 10 AM in the Activities Bldg. Call Peggy Biddle at
330-1891 for info.
Bereavement Committee—If you would like to help provide food
for families of deceased parishioners, please call Barbara Piat at
Sisters ACTS— Faith sharing for those women who have attended an
ACTS retreat. The group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at
6:00 PM. Please contact Randie at 735-5816 or Robin at 749-0433.
Young at Hearts Group meets the 1st Tuesday each month for a pot
luck luncheon in the Activities Bldg. at 11:30 a.m. Contact Peggy
Biddle, Ruth Wallace or Judy Cole for more information.
Bunco meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 6 p.m. (place TBD)
Call Tracey Broussard at 344-2341 for more info.
Merry Marthas— visit our homebound and those in need. Contact
Tenna Walker 313-6596.
Men’s S.H.A.R.E.—St. Henry Apologetics and Religious Evangelization is open to all men of St. Henry and meets Mondays at 6pm in
Act. Bldg. Call Ron Jackson at 409.351.9876.
Women’s S.H.A.R.E.—St. Henry Apologetics and Religious Evangelization is open to all women of St. Henry and meets Mondays at
6pm in the Education Center. Call Tammy Caffey at 409.498.0375.
Knights of Columbus—Officer’s Meeting the Wed. before the Business Meeting; Business meetings are the 2nd Tues.; Family Night 3rd
Tues. Call Alton Terro 735-5117 for more info.
R.C.I.A. - meets every Thursday @ 7pm in Activity Building
Social Committee—plans and hosts Parish dinners and receptions at
our Parish. Call Debbie Gregg 988-1243 for more info.
The following child was baptized into our Catholic faith:
Sonny Bielecki
Welcome to our Parish family.
CEMI Classes
Catholic Social Teaching, Thursdays, Jan 29-Februay 19, 2015. Instructor
is Paul J. Thomas, St. Anne Hall, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The Mass, Thursdays, April 30-May 28, 2015. Instructor is Rosalind
Sanchez, Catholic Pastoral Center (Diocesan offices).
Go to www.dioceseofbmt.org to register.
We Need Help!
More persons are needed to prepare the Altar and Church for weekend
liturgies. It only takes 20-30 minutes on Thursdays after Mass. It is open to
men and women. Please call Peggy (330-1891) to sign up today.
Altar Cleaning for February
Jenny Babin
Patty Guillotte
Judy LeBlanc
Ruth Wallace
Annette Rodrigue
According to Moses, the people decided they didn’t want to
hear God’s voice directly any more. It was much too frightening.
Why couldn’t God send human teachers, prophets, instead? God
agreed, but with a warning. The people had better listen to those
teachers, because they spoke in God’s name.
That arrangement, though, had its own problems, for them and
for us. How do I know this teacher is truly from God? And if the
teacher is from God, are all parts of the teaching meant for me? We
have the Church and scripture to help us with those questions, but
still there are always a few loose ends.
That is the powerful significance of the sentence in today’s
Gospel: “The people were astonished at his teaching, for he taught
them as one having authority and not as the scribes.” The people
knew that this Jesus was authentic—truly a teacher sent by God.
They knew it by hearing him. Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
The Oil of the Sick, usually labeled OI (for Oleum Infirmarum),
is often reserved with chrism and the oil of catechumens in an ambry. An ambry is a cabinet, often beautifully ornamented and kept
near the baptistery in the church. Olive oil, with no fragrance added,
is blessed at the Chrism Mass in Holy Week by the bishop, although
there is now a provision for a priest to bless oil if none is available.
This restores to our Latin Rite practice a tradition never lost in the
Eastern tradition, in which priests consecrate the oil of the sick, even
at the sick person’s home. Any vegetable oil may be used now, since
olive oil is difficult to obtain in some places. Many priests keep a
small supply of oil close at hand in a small metal tube called a
In the former rite, every sense of the body was anointed, accompanied by a prayer for forgiveness of sin. So, the eyes, ears, nostrils,
mouth, hands, and feet were all touched. Today, this is simplified to
an anointing of the forehead and the hands, but generally today the
oil is used more lavishly, and the symbolism of touch so central to
the rite is enhanced. Often, a priest will invite everyone present to
join in the “laying on of hands.” Sick persons are often pushed aside
or feared in our culture, and to be reverently touched in love can be a
profound experience of God’s healing, forgiving, accepting presence
through the ministry of the Church. Rev. James Field, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
Considering Monsignor Kelly High School?
Placement testing is required and will be held 2/7, 8 a.m. to noon, and
2/17, 2-5:30 p.m. Choose any day for your convenience.
On Shadow Days eighth graders will pair with a current Kelly student to
experience a typical day. Transportation will be provided to students from
our feeder schools. Other students should contact Kelly Admissions.
An Open House will be held 2/26 at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria.
For more info, please contact Taylor Miller, at 409.866.2351x 139
or [email protected]
CALL PALUCH AT 1-800-833-5941 TO BEGIN.