PARISH SPIRITUAL LIFE - St Joseph Catholic Church

ST JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH
HOUSTON, TEXAS
THE COMMEMORATION OF ALL THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED
TODOS LOS FIELES DIFUNTOS
Saturday, November 1st, 2014
5:00 pm † Francis A. Wead
Sunday, November 2nd, 2014
8:00 am † Lee Roy
10:00 am Parish Faithful
12:00 pm † Concepcion Barcenas
Monday, November 3rd, 2014
NO MASS
Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
12:10 pm † Mary Ellen Barrett Wead
Wednesday, November 5th , 2014
12:10 pm † Francis A. Wead
Thursday, November 6th, 2014
12:10 pm † Francis A. Wead
Friday, November 7th, 2014
12:10 pm † Frances Carbone
NOVEMBER 2, 2014
2 DE NOVIEMBRE, 2014
ALL SOUL’S DAY:
That we give generously without expecting anything in
return. “Those who trust in him will understand truth,
and the faithful will abide with him in love, because
grace and mercy are upon his elect, and he watches
over his holy ones.” – Wisdom of Solomon 3:9. Here’s
the ironic thing about people who are generous. Those
that give freely and cheerfully do not do it to be rewarded. They do it to show their love for God and their
neighbors. Yet, because of their generosity, they typically are given more than they gave away!
Let us pray for the sick:
Maria Cano, George & Marianne Thomas,
Maria Zach and Robert Hocko, George
Chavez, Nell Ramsey, Guadalupe Rios,
Alan Bertrand, Raymon Esparza, Richard
Melchor, Ernest Recio, Joe Talamantez,
Julia Herrera, Donna Townes, Maria Guerrero, Billie
Bowman, Laura St.Cyr, Mary Ortega, Alonso González.
Let us pray for all the souls . . .
Stewardship Report
Readings for the Week of
November 2, 2014
Sunday
The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed
Wis 3:1-9; Ps 27 or Ps 103; Rom 5:5-11
or Rom 6:3-9; Jn 6:37-40
Monday Saint Martin de Porres, Religious
Phil 2:1-4; Ps 131; Lk 14:12-14
Tuesday Saint Charles Borromeo, Bishop
Phil 2:5-11; Ps 22; Lk 14:15-24
Wednesday Phil 2:12-18; Ps 27; Lk 14:25-33
Thursday Phil 3:3-8a; Ps 105; Lk 15:1-10
Friday
Phil 3:17–4:1; Ps 122; Lk 16:1-8
Saturday Phil 4:10-19; Ps 112; Lk 16:9-15
Sunday
The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
Ez 47:1-2, 8-9, 12; Ps 46; 1 Cor 3:9c-11,
16-17; Jn 2:13-22
For the Weekend of November 1st & 2nd, 2014
Saturday
5:00 pm
1,036.00
Sunday
8:00 am
978.28
Sunday
10:00 am
1,244.00
Sunday
12:00 pm
1,358.00
Week Offering
290.00
Children’s Offering
68.85
E-giving
191.00
Total
5,l66.13
Kitchen
286.00
E-giving: Electronic Offering is available at St. Joseph Catholic Church. It is
safe and secure. Simply follow the link
"E-Offertory" on our web site
www.stjoseph6thward.org and establish
your account. You have full control of
your e-giving and can change it anytime.
ST JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH
HOUSTON, TEXAS
THE COMMEMORATION OF ALL THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED
TODOS LOS FIELES DIFUNTOS
ST. JOSEPH’S KITCHEN: Celia Moreno and
Family are the sponsor of
today’s kitchen. Come and
join us for food and fellowship! Visa & Master Card are
accepted!
TODAY is the first Sunday of the month. We will
take a Second Collection for Church Maintenance.
Thank you!
SOCIAL MINISTRY: Please help us fill our food
bags for Thanksgiving by donating any amount of any
of these items: canned yams, pumpkin and cranberry
sauce, boxed stuffing/dressing mix. You may bring
these items to the back of Church any Sunday between now and November 9th or to Church Office or
Social Ministry, during the week. Thank you for your
help, May God bless you―Sr. Lucia
KITCHEN SPONSORS If you would like to sponsor
a Sunday Kitchen please call the Parish Office 713222-6193. We have many dates that need to be filled.
Remember this is also considered a Ministry in which
you share your Time, Talents, and Treasures that God
has given you.
BAPTISMS: here at Saint Joseph, we have Baptisms
twice a month in English & Spanish. The classes are
on the first and second Saturday of each month at
10:00 am in the School Building. Please call Sister
María Esther at 713-222-6579.
ELECTION DAY:
forget to vote.
Tuesday, November 4, don’t
REMINDER: Ordinary Time ends on November 23rd
with the celebration of Christ the King and Advent
Begins on Sunday, November 30th.
CENTRAL ULTREYA MEETING
On Friday, November 7th at 7:00
p.m., in the Brandt House.
NOVEMBER 2, 2014
2 DE NOVIEMBRE, 2014
November 2nd, 2014
Sunday, November 2nd:
8:30 am English CCE ―School Building
10:30 am Español CCE ―Edificio de la Escuela
Monday, November 3rd:
5:30 pm Legion of Mary ― Choir Room
Wednesday, November 5th :
7:00 pm Finance Committee Meeting ―
7:30 pm St. Joseph Choir―Choir Loft
Saturday, November 8th:
10:00 am Pre-Baptism Class―School Building
MERGER COMMITTE (St. Joseph―St. Stephen)
Juan Aguirre 713-859-9165, David Diaz 281-808-1799,
Adrián González 713-628-3266, and Anthony Messa
281-785-8122.
KROGER (KCR): Re-enroll your Kroger Plus Card beginning August 1st, to continue to help our nonprofit organization
grow. The 2014-2015 program year, begins August 31st. Please pick up your customer letter at
the back of the church to enroll your Kroger Plus Card
to contribute a percentage of your eligible purchases to
St Joseph. NPO number: 83313. Thank you!
GRILL THE PRIEST: You have questions they have
answers! One Night! Five Priests! Any Question!
Wednesday, November 12th at 6:30-9:00 PM in Studio
Movie Grill 822 Town & Country Blvd. $15 per ticket
buffet dinner provided. All proceeds will benefit the
fund for the Archbishop Joseph A. Fiorenza Priest Retirement Residence. Questions about the event e-mail
[email protected]
MINISTRY FOR THE WIDOWED: This ministry is
dedicated to walk with the widowed on their journey of
hope and healing. A monthly Holy Hour and Tea Time
gathering is held every second Thursday of the month.
The next Holy Hour will be on November 13 at the
Warren Chapel, St. Dominic Archdiocesan Center,
2403 Holcombe Blvd. from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. This
event is free of charge.
ST JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH
HOUSTON, TEXAS
THE COMMEMORATION OF ALL THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED
TODOS LOS FIELES DIFUNTOS
CONVALIDATION MARRIAGE PREPARATION:
Family Life Ministry and St. Edith Stein Catholic
Community in Katy will be presenting a marriage
preparation retreat on November 7 and 8 for couples
who are in civil unions and will be exchanging the
Sacrament of Matrimony within the next year. Couples should be in the process of being prepared at
their own parishes and not have any impediments to
Catholic marriage to attend. Couples must be referred
to the program by the clergy or lay minister in charge
of their preparation. The program is in English. The
registration fee is $75 per couple. For registration,
please contact Monica Duran at 713-741-8710.
PARENTING CLASSES: Seminar # 1: The Power
of Positive Parenting, November 7. Most of the time,
parenting is great and you know you are doing a good
job. But there are times when things get a little tricky.
Like when your toddler won’t eat dinner, your six
year old won’t pick up his toys, or maybe when your
teenager is disrespectful. If only someone could give
you some ideas to make those times easier! If this
sounds like you, then all these Triple P seminars may
suit! The basic level 2, Seminar # 1 (The Power of
Positive Parenting) of Triple P will be held at St.
Dominic Archdiocesan Center – Morkovsky Hall,
2403 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, 77584 from 6:30
p.m. to 9 p.m. on November 7. To register please call
713-741-8739.
7TH ANNUAL ARCHBISHOP JOSEPH A. FIORENZA
LECTURE: Wednesday, November 5, 2014 7:00 p.m.
Reception and 7:30 p.m. Lecture University of St.
Thomas – Cullen Hall – 4001 Mt. Vernon. The Center for Faith and Culture of the University of St.
Thomas presents “Sharing the Good News Joyfully!
From Pope John XXIII to Pope Francis” with Keynote Speaker: Rev. Donald S. Nesti, C.S.Sp., Director
of the Center for Faith and Culture and Professor of
Theology. The lecture will offer insights from Pope
John XXIII to Pope Francis of sharing the Gospel
joyfully in continuity with the Church of all ages, and
most relevant to the Church of today. Please RSVP to
713-942-5066 or [email protected]
St. Joseph Pray for Us!
¡SAN
JOSÉ
RUEGA
NOSOTROS!
POR
NOVEMBER 2, 2014
2 DE NOVIEMBRE, 2014
DIA DE TODOS LOS DIFUNTOS: Para que donemos generosamente sin esperar nada a cambio. “Aquellos que confían en él entenderán la verdad, y los fieles
lo seguirán con amor, porque la gracia y la misericordia son para sus santos y su visita para sus elegidos.” Sabiduría de Salomón 3:9.
Aquí va la ironía de las personas que son generosas.
Aquellos que dan libre y alegremente no lo hacer para
ser premiados. Lo hacen para mostrar su amor por Dios
y sus prójimos. Pero, a causa de su generosidad, ¡generalmente reciben más de lo que dan!
DIA DE ELECCIONES: No olvide votar el Martes, 4
de noviembre.
RECORDATORIO: El Tiempo Ordinario termina el
23 de noviembre con la celebración de Cristo Rey y el
Adviento comienza el domingo, 30 de noviembre.
BAUTISMOS: Aquí en San José, tenemos Bautismos
dos veces al mes en Español e Inglés. Las clases se
ofrecen los primeros dos sábados de cada mes a las
10:00 am en el Edificio de la Escuela. Para información
llame a Sr. María Esther al 713-222-6579.
CLASES PARA PADRES DE FAMILIA: Seminario
# 1: EL Poder de los Padres Positivos, 7 de Noviembre
La mayor parte del tiempo ser padres es maravilloso y
usted puede sentirse que está haciendo un buen trabajo,
pero hay momentos en los que eso no pasa, y se siente
que no lo está haciendo nada bien! Como en aquellos
momentos en que su pequeño no quiere comerse la cena, o no recoge sus juguetes o el adolescente está siendo muy irrespetuoso con usted. Esto le suena familiar?
Entonces probablemente estos seminarios le podrán
ayudar. Este es el primer seminario de una serie de 3
que se presentará en el Centro Arquidiocesano de St.
Dominic– Morkovsky Hall, 2403 Holcombe Blvd.,
Houston, 77584 de las 6:30 p.m. a 9 p.m. para inscribirse llámenos al 713-741-8739.
ST JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH
HOUSTON, TEXAS
THE COMMEMORATION OF ALL THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED
TODOS LOS FIELES DIFUNTOS
A Message from Fr. Brendan
Brothers and Sisters,
Last Sunday I read from a letter from the Missionaries of Charity about a request for prayers. I’d
like to share this letter with you, and ask for prayers
and sacrifices for the protection of these heroic Sisters. God is good, and always faithful!
MESSAGE:
“Sr. Mary Marta MC from our Bronx House,
was so gracious to give me an account of what is
happening to our MC Sisters in the Middle East. The
Sisters are in tremendous danger. And their love for
Jesus in the Poorest of the Poor is an unwavering, heroic love. An Army of Gaza soldiers have told them a
number of times to evacuate, and they will not leave
their Poor. Within their communities, there are also
28 mentally handicapped children with them, some
having seizures whenever they hear the bombs blast.
Sr. Mary Marta said that it has been the prayers of so
many souls, that have helped save them from ham. Sr.
Mary Marta said that instead of donating money,
which for now, would endanger their safe location,
that we should instead offer as many prayers, and sacrifices as we can, for them. Here is an example of the
fruit of that intercession: A Priest urgently warned our
Sisters that the extremists were on their way to attack
them. The Sisters began to pray, and The Priest was
also praying to St. George. When the extremists finally approached, they were not able to do what they
were intending. They could not find them. Many
white horses appeared, and frightened the extremists.
Glory be to God! Thanks be to Our Lord and to our
Lady, they were not harmed. I told Sr. Marta, that we
will be offering our three masses during our LMC
USA Northeast Regional Retreat, for our MC Sisters
and for our Poorest of the Poor in the Middle East.”
God bless you all, thanks for your wonderful
faith and persistence in prayer,
Fr. Brendan
NOVEMBER 2, 2014
2 DE NOVIEMBRE, 2014
Mensaje del Padre Brendan
Hermanos y Hermanas,
El domingo pasado leí una carta de las Misioneras de la Caridad sobre una solicitud de oraciones.
Me gustaría compartir esta carta con ustedes, y les pido
oracion y sacrificios por la protección de estas heroicas
Hermanas. ¡Dios es bueno, y siempre fiel!
MENSAJE:
"Sor María Marta MC de nuestro Bronx House,
fue tan amable en darme cuentas de lo que está sucediendo a nuestras Hermanas MC en el Medio Oriente.
Las Hermanas están en tremendo peligro. Y su amor
por Jesús en los más pobres de los pobres es inquebrantable, su amor heroico. Un ejército de soldados de Gaza
les ha dicho varias veces que evacuen, y ellas no abandonan al pobre. Dentro de sus comunidades, también
hay 28 niños con discapacidad mental, algunos tienen
convulsiones cada vez que oyen la explosión de bombas. Sor María Marta dijo que ha sido la oración de tantas almas, las que han ayudado a salvarlas de algún daño. Dijo la Hermana María Marta que en lugar de donar
dinero, que por el momento, podría poner en peligro su
seguridad, que ofrezcamos el mayor número de oraciones y sacrificios como podamos, para ellos. He aquí
un ejemplo del fruto de la intercesión: Un sacerdote advirtió urgentemente a nuestras Hermanas que los extremistas estaban en camino para atacarlos. Las Hermanas comenzaron a orar, y el Sacerdote también estaba
orando a San Jorge. Cuando los extremistas finalmente
se acercaron, ellos no fueron capaces de hacer lo que
ellos pretendían. No podían encontrarlos. Muchos caballos blancos aparecieron, y asustaron a los extremistas.
¡Gloria a Dios! Demos gracias a Nuestro Señor y a la
Santísima Virgen, porque no fueron dañados. Le dije a
la Hermana Marta, que vamos a ofrecer nuestras tres
Misas durante nuestro retiro LMC EE.UU. Regional del
Noreste, por nuestras hermanas MC y por nuestros más
pobres de los pobres en el Medio Oriente”.
Dios los bendiga a todos, gracias por su maravillosa fe y persistencia en la oración,
Padre Brendan