April 26, 2015 - St. Thomas More Catholic Church and School

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
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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.
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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
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.
Collection Information July 2014-June 2015
Yearly Budgeted Offertory
Weekend Collection
Actual Collection
Budgeted Amount
Over (+)/Under(-)
+$ 39,507.30
The Actual Collection for Fiscal Y TD includes Holy Day Collection amounts.
Additional Collections:
Children (Social Services)
Building Fund
Thank you for your continued generosity!
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
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
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.
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.
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….
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
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.
April 26, 2015
April 26, 2015
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…
Open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.to 3 p.m.
1203 Lovett Blvd. 713-529-0995
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
[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
3:00—3:45 p.m.
3:45—4:15 p.m.
Rosary / Benediction
4:15—5:15 p.m. Tea Time & Fellowship
Text “Hillcroft” to 84576
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
$513.00 PP DBL $647.00 SGL
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
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.
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]
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)
April 26, 2015
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
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
Favor de traer una merienda para compartir
Para obtener más información, por favor comuníquese con Heidi at 832-654-2151
March 13, 2015
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
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
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.
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”.
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
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,
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
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.
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