ST. THOMAS MORE CHURCH HOUSTON, TEXAS April 26, 2015 Fr. Hai’s Corner Attention those interested in becoming Altar Servers... Many people come to me before & aer Mass, and ask for a prayer & blessing. Why do we ask for a blessing? A big Thank You to Father Rafael Becerra from St. Ambrose Church in Houston, who gave me this blessing’s answers by Pope Francis. If you are in the 5th grade or older, have received First Communion, and are currently attending CCE, Catholic School, or are receiving your Religious instruction through the Home Study Program, you are invited to become an altar server at St. Thomas More. All current and interested youth must attend a training course / refresher course to be held at STM on April 27th and 28th at 7pm. Why do we bless? The blessing creates a shield of light of divine protec*on on the person that is being blessed. It is a divine connec*on! That is the importance always of blessing with love! Bless your day, your partner, your kids, your family your friends, everything you do, no ma-er whether you have li-le or a lot of money. Stop for a second and bless the person who is near you, you can do it mentally then, observe him and you will see that there is a slight change in his face. Bless your body no ma-er whether in this moment it is sick or healthy! Bless it and ﬁll it with light, love, mercy and forgiveness so that it be healthy! Bless your rela*onships, even if you are “alone”, because you yourself are complemented. Bless your work, it doesn’t ma-er if you get a small salary, or get a lot, because when you bless it, you ﬁll it with divine light, and thus you are preparing for something be-er. You have the right to receive wonderful things, you just only have to believe it and feel it. God and you bless yourself. Bless your existence even if you have had painful experiences; they are simply the rocks to overcome on the way of your life for greater growth. So, therefore let God bless and protect you and the Holy Spirit ﬁll you with wisdom and understanding and guide you every step of your beau*ful existence. …. Amen! I bless you who are reading this message; I bless your heart, your life, your health, your marriage, your children, your home, your family, your work, your ﬁnances, your projects in the name of Jesus. Amen Fr. Hai Tired of writing checks and keeping up with parish envelopes? Please check out our ONLINE GIVING at www.stmhouston.org Eucharistic Adoration: Mon. 9-10 p.m. Tues., 1-2 p.m. Wed., 4-5 p.m. Thursday, 12 noon-1 p.m. Our chapel remains open 24 hours a day because of the commitment made by those who take a weekly Holy Hour. Please commit!! Call Suzie Hamilton for info, 713-557-3036 or 713-7290221. All materials that will be used, including tests, are on the church’s website: STMHouston.org - Under Ministries- Liturgical- Altar Servers. http://www.stmhouston.org/index.cfm? load=page&page=152 Spread the Good News! St Thomas More Event Photo is free and open to all STM ministries. Ministry Heads may call Chris Moras at 713.305.4099 to schedule photography for their next parish event. You can view parish photos from past events at www.stthomasmoreevents.shutterfly.com It’s that time of year again...Scheduling Time!!! All ministries and organizations that use parish facilities for their meetings need to make their requests for the upcoming year...either the new school year, 2015-2016 or for the calendar year 2016, depending on your meeting schedule. There is a new form that is available on the church website, the facility request form. If you do not have access to the internet, you can call the office for a copy. Remember, a request is simply that: a request. We will do our best to accommodate everyone. Questions? Ask for Suzie. www.stmhouston.org 713-729-0221 Collection Information July 2014-June 2015 Yearly Budgeted Offertory Weekend Collection WEEKLY Actual Collection Budgeted Amount Over (+)/Under(-) 36,914.39 37,000.00 -$ 85.61 $1,850,523.00 (04/19/2015) FISCAL YTD 1,556,507.30 1,517,000.00 +$ 39,507.30 The Actual Collection for Fiscal Y TD includes Holy Day Collection amounts. Additional Collections: Children (Social Services) $ 3.00 Building Fund $ 481.00 Thank you for your continued generosity! FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Readings for the week of April 26, 2015 Fourth Sunday of Easter Acts 4:8-12; 1 Ps 118; 1 Jn 3:1-2; Jn 10:11-18 Acts 11:1-18; Ps 42; Jn 10:1-10 Saint Peter Chanel, Priest and Martyr; Saint Louis Grignion de Mon)ort, Priest Acts 11:19-26; Ps 87; Jn 10:22-30 Saint Catherine of Siena, Virgin and Doctor of the Church Acts 12:24—13:5a; Ps 67; Jn 12:44-50 Saint Pius V, Pope Acts 13:13-25; Ps 89; Jn 13:16-20 Saint Joseph the Worker Acts 13:26-33; Ps 2; Jn 14:1-6 Saint Athanasius, Bishop and Doctor of the Church Acts 13:44-52; Ps 98; Jn 14:7-14 Fi/h Sunday of Easter Acts 9:26-31; Ps 22; 1 Jn 3:18-24; Jn 15:1-8 MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 26… Monday, April 27 6:30 a.m. Joanne Richards 5:30 p.m. †Charlotte McCrate Tuesday, April 28 6:30 a.m. †Souls in Purgatory 5:30 p.m. †Robert Lee Wednesday, April 29 6:30 a.m. †Frederick Ofordu 5:30 p.m. †Larry Keuchel Jr. & Sons Thursday, April 30 6:30 a.m. J. Abaya Family, Thanksgiving 5:30 p.m. Sr. Mary Lou Martin M.M. Friday, May 1 6:30 a.m. †Carl Weberlein 8:15 a.m. †Joseph Pryor 5:30 p.m. †Gene Johannes Saturday, May 2 9:00 a.m. Lagniton Family, Thanksgiving 5:00 p.m. †Betty Jean LeMoine Sunday, May 3 7:30 a.m. Polly & Jack Tolbert 9:00 a.m. For the Parish 11:00 a.m. †Peter Long Bui 1:00 p.m. Suzie Hamilton 5:00 p.m. Arlene Aguirre 7:00 p.m. Beth Dolan FIRST FRIDAY NOCTURNAL ADORATION NOCTURNAL ADORATION GROUPS will meet in the chapel on Friday, May 1 to pray the Office of the Blessed Sacrament every hour on the hour beginning at 8:00 p.m. concluding at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 2. You are welcome to join any group at any hour. FIRST SATURDAY ROSARY FOR VOCATIONS Join us in the Adoration Chapel each First Saturday at 8:30 a.m. as we pray the Rosary for vocations to the priesthood and religious life. The next date will be May 2. RESPECT LIFE ROSARY & DIVINE MERCY On Sunday May 3, at 9:00 p.m. in the chapel, please join the Respect Life Committee in praying the rosary and Divine Mercy chaplet for Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty. This week around STM…. Sunday, April 26-APOSTLESHIP OF THE CROSS BAKE SALE 9:00 a.m. CCE Parents & Students, Prinster Hall & School 9:30 a.m. RCIA, Adult Ed Bldg. 10:00 a.m. Sacrament of the Sick, Church 11:00 a.m. CCE Parents & Students, Prinster Hall & School 2:30 p.m. Spanish Baptisms, Church 3:00 p.m. Marriage Encounter (Sp.), Prinster Hall 6:00 p.m. Sp. Choir, AE-St. Mary Monday, April 27 9:00 a.m. Bible Study, Rectory 5:30 p.m. Sp. Legion of Mary, Room F 6:00 p.m. Parishioner Assistance Ministry, Rectory 7:00 p.m. Taller y Oración de la Vida, Prinster Hall Altar Server Training, Church 7:30 p.m. Apostleship of the Cross (Sp.), AE-St. Paul Danza Tonantzin, Rehkopf Tuesday, April 28 9:30 a.m. Sr. Citizen Bingo, Scout House 7:00 p.m. ESL Classes, School Altar Server Training, Church Convalidation Classes, Prinster Hall 7:30 p.m. Building & Grounds Committee, Rectory Wednesday, April 29 7:00 p.m. OMOPH Prayer Group, Chapel Adult Confirmation (Sp.), Youth Prayer Room Youth Confirmation Class 1, Youth Center Youth Confirmation Class 2, School 7:30 p.m. RCIA Inquiry, AE-St. Peter Legion of Mary, AE-St. Paul Sp. Choir, Church Danza Tonantzin, Rehkopf Thursday, April 30 6:45 p.m. Sp. Choir, AE-St. Mary 7:00 p.m. ESL, School Adult Confirmation (Eng.), Rectory 7:30 p.m. Word of Truth Bible Study, AE-St. Peter Apostleship of the Cross, AE-St. Paul Combined Choir, Church 11:00 p.m. Precious Blood Prayer Group, Donovan’s Den Friday, May 1-FIRST FRIDAY 9:15 a.m. Altar Society, Church 5:00 p.m. Legion of Mary Jr. (Sp.), Room F 6:00 p.m. Legion of Mary Jr. (Sp.), Room F 7:00 p.m. Sp. Choir, AE-St. Mary School Opera, Rehkopf Center 8:00 p.m. Nocturnal Adoration, Chapel Saturday, May 2 10:00 a.m. Centering Prayer, AE-St. Paul STreaMliners, Servant Hall 3:30 p.m. Confessions, Church 6:15 p.m. Confessions, Church Sunday, May 3-COFFEE & DONUTS / CHOIR BAKE SALE / RELIGIOUS ARTICLES 9:00 a.m. CCE Parents & Students, Prinster Hall & School 9:30 a.m. RCIA, Adult Ed Bldg. 10:00 a.m. Sacrament of the Sick, Church 11:00 a.m. CCE Parents & Students, Prinster Hall & School 2:30 p.m. English Baptisms, Church 6:00 p.m. Sp. Choir, AE-St. Mary 6:30 p.m. Young Disciples (Youth Group), Youth Center Tuesday, May 5 will be our next Bridge game day! All card players welcome to join us in Donovan’s Den for a day of bridge. Pizza party, bring $1.00, drinks, snacks, dessert provided. The fun starts at 9:45 a.m. so don’t be late. ST. THOMAS MORE CHURCH HOUSTON, TEXAS April 26, 2015 FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER ST. THOMAS MORE CHURCH HOUSTON, TEXAS April 26, 2015 REGINA COELI Sam Castro is a Physical Education teacher for STM. Sam has been a teacher at STM for 34 years. He received a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Houston. His favorite interests and hobbies are Christmas and Sports. Sam says, “I love teaching at STM because of the family atmosphere. STM feels like home. “ Drive-by Adora2on! Have you no*ced that the Blessed Sacrament in the monstrance in our adora*on chapel is visible from the parking lot? Every *me you drive through the STM parking lot, you can make a visit to Jesus- a brief moment of adora*on without ever leaving your car! We are so blessed to have 24 hour adora*on of Our Lord and possibly the only drive-by adora*on chapel in the world. Houston’s best kept secret… CHARITY GUILD OF CATHOLIC WOMEN RESALE & CONSIGNMENT SHOP Open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.to 3 p.m. 1203 Lovett Blvd. 713-529-0995 Charityguildshop.org VOLUNTEER INTERFAITH CAREGIVERS: Do you have a few hours a month to volunteer? VIC-SW, which serves the frail and elderly of the southwest Houston area, urgently needs volunteers to take people shopping or to medical appointments, and also to perform minor home repairs and garden and yard work for those who can no longer perform these services for themselves. Even a couple of hours a month can make a world of difference to your neighbor in need. Call 713-772-8181 to volunteer. Ministry to the Widowed...Holy Hour and Tea Time Meets Every 2nd Thursday of the Month Chapel at St. Dominic Center ~ 2403 Holcombe Blvd. Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia. For he, whom you did merit to bear, alleluia. Has risen as he said, alleluia. Pray for us to God, alleluia. V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia. R. For the Lord is truly risen, alleluia. Let us pray: O God, who gave joy to the world through the resurrection of thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, grant we beseech thee, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, his Mother, we may obtain the joys of everlasting life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen. Traditionally, this is prayed standing, often at noon, in place of another well-known prayer, the Angelus, during the Easter Season from Holy Saturday until Pentecost. Are you a Catholic of Jewish origin? Are you interested in learning more about the Jewish origins of the Catholic faith? Then consider becoming part of Light to the Nations Havurah. “Havurah” is a Hebrew word for a small group of people meeting regularly for prayer, study, or fellowship. In addition to providing an orthodox spiritual community, Light To The Nations Havurah (LTTNH) seeks to provide spiritual and pastoral support to Jews who’ve come into the Catholic faith or are discerning entering the Catholic faith. LTTNH regularly meets every other Tuesday evening at 7 pm at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church (6800 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, TX). For more information, contact the parish office at 713-667-9111 or email us at [email protected] Baruch Haba B'shem Adonai. Would you like to deepen your prayer life and receive support on your journey to God? Lay Carmelites are called to be involved in the mission of the Church to sanctify the world through prayer. We are mothers, fathers, students, and single people going about our everyday life seeking to reach out to everyone in a loving way. Our role models are the Prophet Elijah for his zeal for the Lord and Mary, the Mother of Jesus, for teaching us the way of contemplative prayer. We are affiliated with the Carmelite Order. Our communities meet on a monthly basis to study, share and grow in our spiritual life. For information call/e-mail Therese Thomas -281-468-5631/ [email protected] or Alicia Driscoll – 713-304-2117 Flocknote is a way for the parish to communicate with you! If you don’t have time to read the bulletin but want to know what’s going on, sign up for this service. There are 2 easy ways to register for Flocknote (pick one): Visit our network at flocknote.com/stmhouston 3:00—3:45 p.m. Adoration 3:45—4:15 p.m. Rosary / Benediction 4:15—5:15 p.m. Tea Time & Fellowship or Text “Hillcroft” to 84576 FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER STreaMliners (Adults over 50 only) - April 2015 $15 dues for the year—Adults over 50 only. NEW TRIP - June 18-22, 2015 DALLAS /FORT WORTH 5 DAYS 4 NITES $513.00 PP DBL $647.00 SGL INCLUDES: INSURANCE, 4 BREAKFAST, 4 DINNERS Dealey Plaza, Old Courthouse, JFK Memorial, West end Historic District, Thanks-Giving Square, Texas School Board Depository, Geo W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, South Fork Ranch, Water Gardens, Sundance Square, Billy Bob’s, Forth Worth Stockyards and see a cattle drive. NEED DEPOSIT BY APRIL ************************************************************************** All trips leave from the back parking area near Prinster Hall. If you are parking your car please leave at least 5 spaces open around the dumpsters and recycling bins. The father could not believe his eyes: his fun-loving, sociable, rich son decided to embrace poverty. His father’s anger did not deter him from leaving everything behind to follow his Lord in simplicity and joy. Who was he? Would you do it? Answer: St. Francis of Assisi Vocation is more than a calling that is felt suddenly...it is a discovery of the deepest identity. It moves you and touches your heart. It moves you to do something for others. The Parish Vocations Committee STreaMliner trips are open to all STM families and friends! For info, call Ed’s Tours 713-723-2035. INTERESTED IN JOINING THE CATHOLIC CHURCH? Marriage Encounter World-Wide marriage encounter is a Catholic organiza*on dedicated to the Sacrament of Marriage. Marriage Encounters are weekend retreats, Friday evening to Sunday, for married couples where they rediscover, renew and reconnect with their spouse. Married couples all over the world give each other the gi of love in the form of a roman*c Marriage Encounter weekend. The next weekend is scheduled for May 15-17. Contact Mike and Cathy Tucker at 713-981-4614 for more informa*on. First Saturday Devo2on The Blessed Mother promised Sister Lucia, the Fa*ma Seer, if you 1. pray the rosary 2. go to Confession (within 8 days before or aer ﬁrst Saturday) 3. receive Holy Communion 4. meditate on the mysteries of the rosary for 15 minutes for ﬁve consecu*ve ﬁrst Saturdays, with the inten*on of making repara*on for the sins commi-ed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary, you will receive all the graces necessary for salva*on at the hour of death. On ﬁrst Saturdays, the rosary is prayed in STM chapel at 8:30am for these inten*ons and for the increase in voca*ons to the priesthood and religious life. Farewell to Constable Linnard Crouch Saturday, May 9th, in Servant Hall, star*ng aer the 5:00 p.m. Mass, there will be a farewell dinner for our good friend and guardian for so many years, Constable Linnard Crouch, who is re*ring. The Knights of Columbus will provide hotdogs and drinks. All are welcome!! Please bring a side dish, salad or dessert to share, based on the following list: Last name A-M side dish or salad Last name N-Z dessert This process is known as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). It begins with informal question and answer sessions. Inquiry sessions are held on Wednesday evenings, 7:30-9:30 p.m. For more information, just come on Wednesday evening, or talk to Deacon John Krugh on Sunday or call the church office, 713729-0221. If you are allergic to gluten, there are op*ons for receiving Holy Communion, please contact Deacon John Krugh: [email protected] CENTERING PRAYER GROUP For more information contact Magda Garcia, 281-793-2510 Meetings will be held the First Saturday of the Month in the St. Paul Room of the Adult Education Building. Centering Prayer is a method designed to facilitate the development of Contemplative Prayer by preparing our faculties to receive this gift. Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer; rather, it casts a new light and depth of meaning on them. It is at the same time a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship. This method of prayer is a movement beyond conversation with Christ to communion with Him. (“The Method of Centering Prayer: The Prayer of Consent” by Thomas Keating) 2015SummerWorkshoponJohnPaulII’sGospelof Life TheJohnPaulIIForumfortheChurchintheModern Worldsponsorsasummerworkshopeachyearespeciallyfortheformationofeducatorsandthoseinparish ministries.ThisyearweareexcitedthatRollandMillare andDr.JohnHittingerwillleadoursessionsonEvangeliumVitae(TheGospelofLife)atSt.Mary’sSeminaryin HoustonJune8to11andaspecialsessionatUniversity ofSt.ThomasthemorningofJune12.A$100donation issuggestedforstudymaterialsanddailylunchesbutno onewillbeturnedaway.Participantscanearn24CPE credits.Registrationandmoreinformationisavailable atwww.jp2forum.org. ST. THOMAS MORE CHURCH HOUSTON, TEXAS April 26, 2015 HONORING MARY IN MAY DATE: Saturday, May 16 TIME: 7:15 p.m. PLACE: STM Catholic Church Please join us for a special bilingual event ~ + Crowning of the Blessed Mother + Brown Scapular enrollment + Rosary Procession + Refreshments in Servant Hall after the Procession Everyone will receive a new brown scapular All 1st Holy Communicants are invited to wear their special attire to this event Please bring a snack to share For more information, please contact Mary Anne Jurica, 713-822-2124 or Susan Brown at 713-774-9420 HONRANDO A MARÍA EN MAYO FECHA: Sábado, 16 de mayo HORA: 7:15 p.m. LUGAR: Iglesia católica STM Por favor, únase a nosotros para un evento especial bilingüe ~ + Coronación de la Santísima Madre + Inscripción del Escapulario Café + Procesión del Rosario + Refrescos en el Salón Servant después de la Procesión Todos recibirán un nuevo escapulario café Se invita a todos los niños que acaban de hacer Su primera comunión a usar su atuendo especial para este evento. Favor de traer una merienda para compartir Para obtener más información, por favor comuníquese con Heidi at 832-654-2151 FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER LIFE ISSUES FORUM March 13, 2015 “Dependent” By Aaron Matthew Weldon USCCB Shortly after my wife had given birth to our first son, I held my little boy and was immediately struck by his helplessness. Before that moment, I may have had some idea of how dependent a child is on others, but it became very real when my wife handed him to me on that sweltering summer day in Washington, D.C. Those moments at the beginning of life, as well as at its end, show us in a vivid way one of the deepest truths about being human: we are radically dependent on others. We know that “no man is an island.” We are all interdependent, and our actions affect others. But in much of our culture, we glorify the idea of total independence and self-sufficiency. Dr. Seuss’s character from the The Lorax, the Once-ler, puts it well when he says, “I have my rights, sir, and I’m telling you, I intend to go on doing just what I do.” The independent woman. The self-made man. The myth of the self-sufficient individual can be seductive, but it is false. This individualistic idea of the human person comes to the fore in debates about assisted suicide. Proponents talk as if the suffering patient were the only person involved. To be sure, in these discussions, we want to focus on people who are suffering. At the same time, we cannot forget that a suicide is a death in a family, a wound to a community. It leaves others behind who must pick up the pieces. In fact, a recent study in Switzerland, where this practice is legal, found that one out of six friends or family members who are present at an assisted suicide suffer afterward from clinical depression or post-traumatic stress disorder. It seems assisted suicide doesn’t end suffering. Rather, it transfers suffering to others. This is a profoundly communal issue, and we must see it as such. We tend to hear about the family, friends, and community who surround the elderly or terminally ill when the one contemplating suicide says that she doesn’t want to be a burden on those she loves. In a culture formed from the myth of the autonomous individual, we struggle with the thought of being a burden. We feel that our dignity is eroded when we depend on others to care for us. This is cause for lament. Receiving the gift of support from loved ones as we approach the end of life is part of being human. Indeed, the truth of the matter is this: we are all, at all times, dependent on others. The myth of the self-made, independent individual clouds our vision, leading all too many of us to view society as divided between those who are strong and those who can be cast aside. However, our dependency is one of the beautiful aspects of human life. We depend on mothers and fathers to nurture us. We depend on family and friends to put up with our imperfections. A successful community requires the cooperation of everyone. The story of a human life is replete with acts of giving and receiving care. These acts are seeds of a culture of life, a culture that flourishes when we, dependent creatures that we are, allow ourselves to rest in our humanness. For more information on the bishops’ pro-life activities, please visit www.usccb.org/prolife, or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.org/peopleoflife. ST. THOMAS MORE CHURCH HOUSTON, TEXAS Del Padre Hai Mucha gente viene a mi antes y después de la Misa, y me pide una oración y una bendición. ¿Porque pedimos la bendición? Mil gracias al Padre Rafael Becerra de la Iglesia de San Ambrosio in Houston, quien me dio estas respuestas benditas del Papa Pope Francis. ¿Por qué damos la bendición? La bendición crea un escudo de luz de la protección divina en la persona que esta siendo bendecida. Es una conexión divina! Esa es siempre la importancia de bendecir con amor! Bendice tu día, a tu pareja, a tus hijos, tu familia y amigos, a todo lo que haces, no importa si *enes mucho o podo dinero. Para un segundo y bendice a la persona que esta cerca de *,, puedes hacerlo mentalmente entonces, obsérvalo y usted vera que hay un ligero cambio en su rostro. Bendice tu cuerpo no importa si en este momento esta enfermo o sano! Dios lo bendiga y lo llene de luz, amor, misericordia, y perdón para que todo sea saludable! Bendice tus relaciones, aun si estas “solo”, porque tu solo te complementas.. Bendice tu trabajo, no importa que recibas un salario pequeño, o uno grande porque cuando lo bendices, lo llenas de luz divina , y por lo tanto se están preparando para algo mejor. Tienes el derecho de recibir cosas maravillosas, solo *enes que creerlo y sen*rlo. Dios lo bendiga a usted mismo. Bendice tu existencia aun si has tenido experiencias dolorosas; son simplemente las piedras que cruzan tu camino para un crecimiento mejor. Así es que, por lo tanto permite que Dios te bendiga y te proteja, y el Espíritu Santo te llene de su sabiduría y entendimiento y te guie en cada paso de tu preciosa existencia.. …. Amen! Yo te bendigo a * que estas leyendo este mensaje; bendigo tu corazón, tu vida, tu salud, tu matrimonio, tus hijos, tu casa, tu familia, tu trabajo, tus ﬁnanzas, tus proyectos en el nombre de Jesús. Amen Padre Haii Es tiempo nuevamente ...para reservar salones!!! Todos los ministerios y organizaciones que utilizan las facilidades de la Parroquia para hacer sus reuniones necesitan hacer una propuesta para el próximo año, ya sea el Nuevo año escolar, 2015-2016 o para el calendario del próximo año 2016, dependiendo de los horarios de sus reuniones. Hay una nueva forma que esta disponible en la pagina de Internet de la Iglesia, el formulario para solicitar una instalación. Si usted no tiene acceso al internet, puede llamar a la oficina por una copia. Recuerde, una propuesta es simplemente una propuesta. Haremos lo mejor que podamos para ascomodar a todos. ¿Preguntas? Hable con Suzie. www.stmhouston.org 713-729-0221 April 26, 2015 El Padre no podía creer sus ojos: su adorado, sociable hijo rico había decidido ser pobre. La ira de su padre no lo detuvo para dejar todo atrás y seguir a su Señor en simplicidad y alegría. ¿Quien era el? ¿Tu lo harías? Respuesta: St. Francisco de Assisi Una vocación es mas que un llamado que se siente repentinamente…. Es un descubrimiento de tu mas profunda identidad. Te mueve El comité de Vocaciones de la Parroquia Sam Castro es el maestro de Educación Física de STM. Sam ha sido un maestro en STM por 34 años. El recibió una maestría en ciencias de la Educación de la Universidad de Houston Sus intereses favoritos y pasatiempos son la navidad y los deportes. Sam dice, “Me gusta enseñar en STM por la atmosfera familiar, en STM uno se siente como en casa”. ENCUENTRO MATRIMONIAL Te gustaría mejorar y enriquecer tu vida matrimonial? Te lo mereces! A todas las parejas les invitamos a vivir un fin de semana del Encuentro Matrimonial Mundial los días 1,2 y 3 de Mayo. Para mas información comunícate con: Jesús y Marisela Miron 713-261-0677 y 832-860-0712 Antonio y Raquel Morales 281-4675378 y 713-826-7466 Visita nuestra pagina para mas detalles e inscripciones en línea www.emmseccion15.org BENDICIONES PARA LA PRESENTACION AL TEMPLO DE NIÑOS DE TRES AÑOS Y QUINCEAÑERAS Para que sus hijos reciban la bendición se necesita registrarse en la Oficina de Religión al 713-729-3435 Adoración Eucarística: Martes, 1 a 2 p.m. Miércoles 4 a 5 pm Jueves 12 del mediodía a 1:00pm Nuestra capilla permanece abierta las 24 horas del día gracias al compromiso hecho por aquellas personas que toman una Hora Santa semanal. Suzie Hamilton, 713-729-0221. FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER PRAYERS FOR THE SICK / ORACION POR LOS ENFERMOS John Amato, Pedro Apigo, Bobby Baker, Elisa Baker, Cristine Banks, Lontondra Banks, Eden Bautista, Lisa Bivins, Julia Brown, James Caffrey, Mary Jane Coke, Bernice Condon, Ellen Cooper, Heather Deeton, Karen DeJean, Alice Fahy, Bonifacio Figueroa, Frank Garcia, Gonzales Family, John Gorman, Barbara Graham, David Graham, Leticia Griewe, John Hahn, Marylou Hahn, Ofelia Herrera, Ken Jarzombek, Maurice Korkmas, David Lafferty, Bob Little, Mary & Sabin Marshall, Margaret Martin, John R. Martin, Joyce Mercurio, Carol Montello, Mary Jane Morgan, Margaret Morris, Catherine Mourey, Venita Mrok, Emma Newhouse, Freddie Perez, Joanne Richards, Cherry Ronan, Christopher Saldivar, June Shumake, Al Suhor, Theresa Steen, Brian Steiner, Jan Tennert, Bertha Theriot, Beverly Thomas, Patricia Trejo, John Upton, Rich Vachris, Bertie Vargas, Clair Wise PRAY FOR ALL SERVING IN THE MILITARY, ESPECIALLY THOSE IN OUR PARISH FAMILY SFC Paul Bergman, Col. David Eskelund, Megan Godsey, Traci Godsey, SPC Bryant Gradney, Sgt. Billy Janca, SSgt Bradley Louis, Mike McIntosh, Ebenezer E. Ohaegbulem, Charles U. Oparnozie, LCDR Russell Thiem, PFC Cristina Teresa Villegas Ausn Benne Tice is a home schooled, Eagle Scout, Naonal Merit Finalist, graduate of Georgetown University, former Captain in the United States Marine Corps and recipient of the 2012 George Polk Award for War Reporng. He is the eldest of seven children, and was born and raised in Texas. In May of 2012, the summer before his ﬁnal year at Georgetown Law School, he chose to go to Syria as a Freelance Journalist to report on the conﬂict there. Two days a4er his 31st birthday, on August 13, 2012, his editors, family and friends lost contact with Ausn, as he was preparing to travel from Daraya, near Damascus, to Beirut, Lebanon. Please connue to pray for the safe return of Ausn to his family. Please patronize our advertisers. It is through their support that our bulletin is provided at no cost to the parish. Thank you!
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