ST. ROSE OF LIMA HOUSTON, TEXAS Mon. Tue. Jan Jan 26 27 Wed. Jan 28 Thur. Jan 29 Fri. Sat. Sun. Jan Jan Feb 30 31 1 8:15 a.m. 6:15 a.m. 8:15 a.m. 6:15 a.m. 8:15 a.m. 6:15 a.m. 8:15 a.m. 8:15 a.m. 5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. JANUARY 25, 2015 Thomas Metz † Joseph & Sophie Derkowski † Betty Jo Wagner † LeRoy & Regina Kreman † Rev. Camill Klos Marina Amaya (Health) Jacob House Jake Anton Hoffart † Connie Alvarez † Fred Janda † Bill Kenjura † Franco D’Addosio † St. Rose Community The following Mass requests have been sent to the care of Mission churches: Juan Rochac, Philip Lester, Florence Kenjura, John Paul Kauffman, Donnie Morrison, Edward & Anita Perez, Lena Mattern, Sacred Heart-Thanksgiving & Special Intention Pope Francis meeting with Sri Lanka’s religious leaders “Religious beliefs must never be allowed to be abused in the cause of violence and war. We must be clear and unequivocal in challenging our communities to live fully the tenets of peace and coexistence found in each religion, and to denounce acts of violence when they are committed.” Congratulations to Martha Cullen who celebrated her 95th birthday on January 17th. St. Rose Early Childhood Center Please pray for our deceased loved ones: needs full and part time staff. Al Kenjura, Becky Maxwell Wisnoski If you have deep respect and love for children, call 713-692-1941. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. We have all been saddened by the tragic loss of life that has occurred in Nigeria over the past weeks. An estimated 2,000 Christians have been killed at the hands of Boko Haram just this year. Please join us as we pray for peace in Nigeria and throughout the world. Scripture Readings, January 26 - February 1 Basic Information Before Leaving Earth Mon. Titus 1:1-5; Mark 3:22-30 Tues. Hebrews 10:1-10; Mark 3:31-35 Wed. Hebrews 10:11-18; Mark 4:1-20 Thurs. Hebrews 10:19-25; Mark 4:21-25 Fri. Hebrews 10:32-39; Mark 4:26-34 Sat. Hebrews 11:1-2,8-19; Mark 4:35-41 Sun. Deut. 18:15-20; 1Cor 7:32-35; Mark 1:21-28 Test your Bible IQ: What had Simon, Andrew, James and John been doing for a living when Jesus called them to follow him, and how were they related to each other? (answer on last page) A love offering will be taken up to support the ministries of John Michael Talbot and the Brothers and Sisters of Charity. Babysitting will be available each evening. Watch for a parish e-mail to reserve your babysitting space. THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME This Week in our Parish Winter Adult Enrichment Weekday Masses: Mon & Fri - 8:15 a.m. Tues, Wed, Thurs - 6:15 & 8:15 a.m. Join one of our friendly, lively video & discussion series. Come for one particular topic, or come to all. Monday, January 26 11:30 a.m. “Struggles of the Bible”, RC 6:00 p.m. Clases de Alfabetizacion, RA 6:30 p.m. Altar Guild Social & Meeting, PH 7:00 p.m. Movimento Familiar Cristano, RB 7:00 p.m. Cub Scouts, WH 7:30 p.m. Charismatic Prayer Group, Chpl Tuesday, January 27 8:30 a. m. School Open House, WH 9:00 a.m. Exercise Wisely, FCB 10:30 a.m. Scripture Sharing, FC 5:30 p.m. Scripture Sharing, FC 6:30 p.m. School Open House, WH 7:00 p.m. Legión de Maria, RA 7:00 p.m. Living in the Spirit, RB Wednesday, January 28 6:00 a.m. “That Man is You”, PH 10:00 a.m. Bible 101, RC 10:00 a.m. The Gathering, PH 5:30 p.m. Vocations Committee, RB 6:00 p.m. Clases de Alfabetizacion, RA 7:00 p.m. Adult Choir, Ch Thursday, January 29 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Adoration, Chpl 11:00 a.m. Rosary for the Unborn, Chpl 3:00 p.m. Divine Mercy Chaplet, Chpl 6:00 p.m. Rosary for Vocations, Chpl 6-6:45 p.m. Confessions, Ch 7:00 p.m. Legion of Mary, RA Friday, January 30 9:00 a.m. Exercise Wisely, FCB 7:00 p.m. Grupo de Oracion, RA Saturday, January 31 12-6 p.m. Scout BBQ 4-4:45 p.m. Confessions, Ch 5:00 p.m. Mass Sunday, February 1 Masses: 8 a.m.; 10 a.m.; 12 p.m.(Sp); 5 p.m. 9:45-11:30 a.m. Babysitting, classroom 5 8:30 a.m. 1st Eucharist Parent Mtg., EH 9:10 a.m. RCIA, RC 9:45 a.m. CCE (Eng) PreK-Gr1, EH 10:45 a.m. CCE (Sp) PreK-Gr2, EH 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Scout BBQ 3:00 p.m. RocKsoliD Ensemble, Ch For complete parish calendar: calendarwiz.com/strose1947 Ch = church Chpl = chapel FC = fellowship center FCB= bride’s room WH = west hall EH = east hall RA / RB / RC = administration bldg., upstairs meeting rooms PH = parish hall “Tuesday Scripture Sharing Groups” Tuesdays, Fellowship Center 10:30-11:30 a.m. & 5:30-6:30 p.m. Focus on the readings for the upcoming Sunday as preparation for receiving the Word when it is proclaimed at Sunday Mass. Contact: Deacon John Murrell, email@example.com Living in the Spirit of the Word The Gospel of Matthew; The King and His Kingdom Tuesdays, 7- 9 p.m. Room C, Administration Bldg. Matthew shows us who Jesus is and what his life and teachings mean for US TODAY. NOW is the PERFECT time to JOIN US as we resume our study. The remaining weeks will conclude with the study of Matthew’s passion narrative during the week of Easter. This Catholic Bible Study includes: scripture reading (about a chapter a week), discussion questions, video teaching, and fellowship. Come and find out more! No registration needed. Book is optional. Contact: Lynn Travis, LynnSTravis@gmail.com “Bible 101” Wednesdays, 10-11:30 a.m., Room C The Life and Letters of St. Paul We are following the missionary journeys of St. Paul in our Bibles. We still have many miles (and several letters) to go. It’s an exciting journey – won’t you join us? Bring your own Bible or use one of ours. All are welcome. Contact: Evelyn Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org “That Man Is You!” Wednesdays, 6-7:30 a.m. Parish Hall “That Man Is You” is a 13 week interactive men’s program focused on the development of men in the modern world. It combines the best research from science with teachings of the Catholic faith and the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of authentic men capable of transforming themselves, their families, and greater society. Sessions will include light bites, a video presentation and discussion. For program information, visit www.thatmanisyou.org. Contact: Blake Pellerin, email@example.com ST. ROSE OF LIMA HOUSTON, TEXAS JANUARY 25, 2015 Financial Cents Each year St. Rose of Lima participates in a formal risk and safety review performed by the Catholic Mutual Department at the Archdiocese. An Annual Risk Analysis review takes place in mid-fall. Members of our staff go through the entire property with a representative from Catholic Mutual. The purpose of these reviews is to provide us with an in depth, independent perspective, through the eyes of specially trained professionals, of the potential risks and safety issues that may exist. This partnership with Catholic Mutual has existed for several years and has been embraced by the Parish, School and Early Childhood Center as an important and critical part of our safety and preventive maintenance programs. The reviews are very thorough and cover all areas of the property and all buildings, both inside and out. Identifying potential safety issues has always been the main focus of attention, but we look into other areas as well, such as preventive maintenance, housekeeping, building code upgrades and best practices. We consistently receive good marks in all of these areas, and we are always open to new ideas and recommendations on how we might improve. This year one focus included the grandfathered nature of building codes that were placed into existence at the time when some of the older buildings were built. The suggestion was that we might consider upgrading in places where safety could be improved to current codes. One area where this suggestion made perfect sense was to replace the existing electrical receptacles located near water sources with new CFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interruption) receptacles. In keeping with this, Building & Maintenance installed new GFCI receptacles last weekend for the water fountain located in the School’s quad classroom breezeway, as well as in the downstairs kitchen area in the Fellowship Center. This work was in addition to a number of other suggested preventive measures to repair expansion joints in walkways and to remove trip hazards around the Girl Scout Cottage. Our formal response to the Archdiocese is not due until end of the month, but we are well ahead of schedule in the actions already taken and completed. However, it is equally important to note that preventive maintenance here is not just viewed as a once-a-year event. Building & Maintenance takes the tasks upon review on a continuous basis. It all comes down to pride in ownership; this is our community and our legacy - Parish, School & Early Childhood Center – and who else could take care of it any better than we who call St. Rose of Lima our home? Chuck Pearce, Business Administrator Collection Report January 18, 2015: $ 17,668.21 Last Year: $ 20,767.58 DSF (Diocesan Services Fund) Goal: $ 90,000.00 Amount Paid: $ 114,081.50 Amount Pledged: $ 114,695.50 Number of Participants: 454 The Chocoholic is the Altar Guild’s primary fundraiser each year. With the proceeds, the Altar Guild is able to purchase needed items for our liturgies and the embellishment of our church. This year they have purchased: Two Acolyte Candlesticks; Four Candle Lighters “Mordecai the Shepherd” for the Christmas Manger Rug and Mat for behind the Altar Fabric for new Green Drapes; Two Lenten Banners Money toward the purchase of Spanish Song Books THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Youth Ministry Teen Formation February 1 - No Class (Super Bowl) Middle School (6th-8th) Confirmation I (9th) th th) ‘Confirmation II (10 -12 ) “Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.” Groucho Marx, The Essential Groucho 6th- 8th Grade ARCHDIOCESAN YOUTH RALLY February 21, 2015 St. Helen Catholic Church/Pearland, TX Please mark your calendar for this fantastic day with workshops, Mass, music, a DJ, and many more active events, including a dance! The fee for the day is $55.00 per student, which includes transportation, lunch, dinner, and a t-shirt. DEADLINE to register is January 22. For a registration packet with more details, email: Laura Saldana, firstname.lastname@example.org or Ms. Pepper, email@example.com “INQUIRE WITHIN” Have you (or a friend or relative) been thinking about the possibility of becoming a Catholic? Are you an adult who has not yet received the sacraments of Eucharist or Confirmation? A special set of inquiry sessions will be held at 7 p.m. on the Tuesdays of January, upstairs in the Administration Building. No registration necessary. Just join us for these informal sessions. For more information contact Deacon John, 713-692-9123 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ST. PIUS X HIGH SCHOOL ENTRANCE EXAM St. Pius X High School will administer the Catholic High School Entrance Exam on Saturday, January 31, 8:30 a.m. Students should report to the school entrance by the auditorium by 8:15 a.m. The test will last until about 12:00 noon. If you have not already done so, please register for the HSPT on line at stpiusx.org. The testing fee is $50.00. Breakfast will be served in the Library for parents who wish to stay and visit with other prospective parents and St. Pius X staff. St. Vincent de Paul St. Rose of Lima Food Pantry St. Vincent de Paul During the year of 2014 St. Vincent de Paul assisted 1,940 families. The home-visit teams met with 164 families in their homes to assist them with rent payments, utility bills and other dire needs. The pantry volunteers served 1,776 families during last year and did this even though the pantry was closed for almost three months. Totally combined, our wonderful volunteers worked a total of 4,474 hours. Oatmeal Food Pantry Needs: Mayonnaise Ketchup Mustard “GOD COMES TO THE HUNGRY IN THE FORM OF FOOD” Mahatma Gandhi Spirituality of Communion January “Word of Life” Jesus said to her, ‘Give me to drink’ (John 4:7) ST. ROSE OF LIMA HOUSTON, TEXAS JANUARY 25, 2015 Pope Francis has proclaimed 2015 a Year of Consecrated Life for renewal, remembrance, and hope. The Vocations Committee would like to ask for your prayers over the next year for consecrated life. The prayer below was prepared by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. FEATURING: Best Selling Author & Acclaimed Speaker: MATTHEW KELLY & Renowned Musician: ELIOT MORRIS. St. Jerome Catholic Church, Friday, January 30, 7 pm. Learn practical ways to apply the genius of Catholicism to every aspect of life: prayer / spirituality; dating / marriage; work / personal finances; health / well-being. DynamicCatholic.com for more information. Be energized! Get your tickets now at St. Jerome Parish Office or online at www.stjeromehou.org; Get your tickets now to guarantee a seat. Charismatic Prayer Meeting Every Monday Night In the Chapel 7:30 p.m. Individual Healing Prayer By Appointment Please Call the Office 713-692-9123 RAMBLING ROSES TRIP TO ALASKA May 12-24, 2015 Aboard the Princess Cruise Line Grand Princess 3 Nights Denali Explorer Tour & Voyage of the Glaciers 7 day Cruise Cruise and Land Tour: Grand Princess May 12-24 Inside Cabin Category $2740 per person Oceanview Category $3340 per person Balcony Category $3455 per person *AFTER FEB 20th CABIN RATES WILL BE HIGHER Call for itinerary & details, a brochure and Reservation Form will be emailed or mailed to you. Book early for the best cabin location and receive the “early booking specials and onboard credits”. A deposit of $300 pp is required at time of booking; balance due in full by February 20, 2015. Contacts: Louise Bratton, 713-898-6566; email@example.com Jeanette Ayers, (713) 503-8461; firstname.lastname@example.org Prayer for the Year of Consecrated Life O God, throughout the ages you have called women and men to pursue lives of perfect charity through the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity, and obedience. During this Year of Consecrated Life, we give you thanks for these courageous witnesses of Faith and models of inspiration. Their pursuit of holy lives teaches us to make a more perfect offering of ourselves to you. Continue to enrich your Church by calling forth sons and daughters who, having found the pearl of great price, treasure the Kingdom of Heaven above all things. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. Oración para el Año de la Vida Consagrada Oh Dios, tú que a través de los tiempos has llamado a mujeres y hombres a fin de que vivan la caridad perfecta por medio de los consejos evangélicos de la pobreza, la castidad y la obediencia. Durante este Año de la Vida Consagrada te damos gracias por estos valientes testigos de la fe, que son también modelos de inspiración. Con su empeño por lograr la santidad ellos nos enseñan a ofrecerte nuestra vida de una manera más perfecta. Te pedimos que continúes enriqueciendo a tu Iglesia con hijos e hijas que, habiendo encontrado la perla de gran valor, atesoran el Reino de los cielos por encima de todas las cosas. Por nuestro Señor Jesucristo, tu Hijo, que vive y reina contigo en la unidad del Espíritu Santo y es Dios por los siglos de los siglos, Amén. THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Happy Marriages don’t just happen. They need constant attention and commitment. Look for ways to enrich your relationship. The ultimate Marriage enrichment will be Valentines weekend. Renew your Passion for each other and God in a romantic setting. The next scheduled Marriage Encounter weekend is February 13 – 15, 2015. Find out more or sign up at: www.houstonme.org or call (713) 482-1791 Stewardship Reflection: January 25, 2015 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time That we may hear Jesus’ personal invitation to “Follow Him” and respond by generously sharing all our gifts. “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.” Mark 1:17 Jesus’ call to “Follow me” is a call to all Christians! Jesus asks us to help Him build his church on earth by generously sharing all our gifts of prayer, talent and treasure. Remember, Jesus calls us to generously develop and share all our gifts, not just the ones we pick and choose. Third Age Learning Center (TALC) Spring Semester: Monday, February 9 - Friday, May 8 Great Program for Age 50 and Older All Saints Church - 215 E. 10th St. , Houston Spring Semester registration: Thursday, January 29, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in All Saints Parish Hall Question: What had Simon, Andrew, James and John been Classes featured this semester include woodworking, computer, conversational Spanish, Mah Jong, exercise, scrapbooking, hula, painting, small appliance repair and much more. Seniors are invited to join the fun and companionship TALC offers. For program info or lunch reservations, call 713-248-1277 Answer: They wer e all fisher men. Simon and Andrew were brothers, as were James and John. Mark 1:16 & 19 Test your Bible IQ: doing for a living when Jesus called them to follow him, and how were they related to each other?
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