March 29, 2015 - St. Martha Catholic Church

Welcome to Sts. Martha,
Mary & Lazarus, Friends of Jesus
Catholic Church
Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
Pastor:
Senior Priest:
Parochial Vicar:
Deacons:
March 29, 2015
Rev. Msgr. Chester L. Borski, S.T.L.
Rev. Nick Pasadilla
Rev. Alfonso Tran
Mr. Jon Barfield, Mr. Tony Cardella, Mr. Ed
Kleinguetl, Mr. Bob MacFarlane, Mr. Al O’Brien,
Mr. Guy T. Puglia, Mr. John Schuster, and
Mr. Alfredo Soto
Baptized into Christ Jesus, we worship as one and reach out to all.
Parish Office hours:
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday-Friday
Liturgy & Sacraments
Weekend Masses
First Saturday (Pro-Life Mass): ....
......................................... 8:30 AM
Saturday Vigil: .................. 5:30 PM
Sunday: ......... 7:00, 9:00, 11:00 AM
En Español ....................... 1:00 PM
Life Teen: .......................... 5:30 PM
Nursery at 9:00, 11:00 &
5:30 Life Teen
Weekday Masses
Monday: .......................... 8:30 AM
Tuesday: .......... 8:30 AM & 7:00 PM
Wednesday: ... 8:30 AM & 10:00 AM
Thursday: ......... 6:30 AM & 8:30 AM
Friday: ............................. 8:30 AM
Sacrament of Penance
Tuesday:
Church ..................... 6:30 -7:00 PM
Saturday:
Church .................. 10:30-11:45 AM
Church ......................4:30-5:20 PM
Perpetual Adoration
Adoration Chapel .......... 24 hrs.
Anointing of the Sick
Please call for a priest if you are
seriously ill at home, about to enter the hospital, or if someone is
close to death.
Baptism
Classes: Last Sunday of the month,
call the Parish Office to register
Ceremony: First Saturday of the
month
Marriage
Preparation at least six months
before the wedding. Register to
attend an information meeting by
calling 281-358-6637.
4301 Woodridge Parkway, Porter, TX 77365
281-358-6637 • fax 281-358-7973 • www.stmartha.com
TODAY’S READINGS
Gospel at the Procession with Palms —
Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem (Mark 11:1-10
or John 12:12-16).
First Reading — In spite of my sufferings I
am not disgraced. I am not put to shame
(Isaiah 50:4-7).
Psalm — My God, my God, why have you
abandoned me? (Psalm 22).
Second Reading — Christ emptied himself,
and God filled this emptiness with exaltation (Philippians 2:6-11).
Gospel — The account of Christ’s passion
according to Mark (Mark 14:1 — 15:47
[15:1-39]).
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. READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Mon.: Is 42:1-7; Ps 27:1-3, 13-14; Jn 12:111
Tues.: Is 49:1-6; Ps 71:1-6, 15, 17; Jn 13:21
-33, 36-38
Wed.: Is 50:4-9a; Ps 69:8-10, 21-22, 31, 33
-34; Mt 26:14-25
Thur.: Chrism Mass: Is 61:1-3a, 6a, 8b-9;
Ps 89:21-22, 25, 27; Rv 1:5-8; Lk
4:16-2. Lord’s Supper: Ex 12:1-8,
11-14; Ps 116:12-13, 15-16bc, 1718; 1 Cor 11:23-26; Jn 13:1-15
Fri.: Is 52:13 — 53:12; Ps 31:2, 6, 12-13,
15-17, 25; Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9; Jn
18:1 — 19:42
Sat.: a) Gn 1:1 — 2:2 [1:1, 26-31a]; Ps
104:1-2, 5-6, 10, 12, 13-14, 24, 35;
or Ps 33:4-7, 12-13, 20-22; b) Gn
22:1-18 [1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18]; Ps 16:
5, 8-11; c) Ex 14:15 — 15:1; Ex 15:1
-6, 17-18; d) Is 54:5-14; Ps 30:2, 46, 11-13; e) Is 55:1-11; Is 12:2-6; f)
Bar 3:9-15, 32 — 4:4; Ps 19:8-11; g)
Ez 36:16-17a, 18-28; Ps 42:3, 5;
43:3-4 or Is 12:2-3, 4bcd, 5-6 or Ps
51:12-15, 18-19; h) Rom 6:3-11; i)
Ps 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23; Mk 16:1-7
Sun.: Acts 10:34a, 37-43; Ps 118:1-2, 1617, 22-23; Col 3:1-4 or 1 Cor 5:6b-8;
Jn 20:1-9 or Mk 16:1-7 or (at an afternoon or evening Mass) Lk 24:1335
SAINTS AND SPECIAL
OBSERVANCES
Sun.: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the
Lord
Mon.: Monday of Holy Week
Tues.: Tuesday of Holy Week
Wed.: Wednesday of Holy Week
Thurs.: Holy Thursday; Paschal Triduum
begins
Fri.:
Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion;
Fast and Abstinence; Passover begins at sunset
Sat.:
Holy Saturday; Vigil of Easter
STEWARDSHIP THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
“Pilate again said to them, ‘Then what shall I do with the man whom you
call the King of the Jews?’ And they cried out again, ‘Crucify him.’”
– Mark 15:12-13
Jesus told us “whatever you do for the least of my brothers, you do for me.”
Every day we are presented opportunities to help someone. Every day we
have the opportunity to see the face of Jesus in others and be the face of
Jesus to others. Pray for the courage to stand up for those in need of our
help.
Please note: During the school year, the 8:30 a.m. School Mass takes place at
the Woodland Hills campus. NEXT SCHOOL MASS: WED., APRIL 1.
† PLEASE REMEMBER THE RECENTLY DECEASED
AND THEIR FAMILIES IN YOUR PRAYERS †
Val DePaula (brother of Joanne Capriotti)
Mary Ruth Jones
Frederick Colangelo (brother of Barbara Villella)
Marie Cepiel
Hipolita Martinez (mother of Alma Sanchez)
Ed and Mary Diamond (parents of Mark Diamond)
Jackie LaNasa
John Wootton
Hector Luis Perez
Elaine Silverwise
Please remember the sick and their families in your prayers: Victor
P. Carvajal, Oscar Velasco, Lera Cordova, Carlos Mills, Rodney Gullo,
Michael Peno, Robert Fulmer, Marcia Scaca, David Smith, Madeline Marley, Larry Hattersley, David Wood, Efrain Cubillos Sarmiento, Maria
Saenze, Catherine Sedlak, Judy Arnold, Nicolas Zumo, Suzanne Deubner,
Carol Parish, John Wildman, Jolene Aloisio, Alice Able, Pat Grant, Kevin
Wooten, Chester Nimtz, Samuel Wakim, Joseph Halaby, Jude Miller,
Tiare Tamura, Janie Alvarado, Dwayne Collins, Alice O’Malley, Vi Henry, Linda Kraus, Richard Schmerber, Catherine Sprabary & Family, Margaret Williams, Bernard McCann, Kathy Unger, Veronica Alanis, Jim &
Rhonda Rutt, Waldon Landry, Angie Stanczak, Bohumil Greif, Ada Greif,
Barbara Taverite, Shannon McAlister, Laura Hoffman, Josie Perez,
M. Edward Baasen, Dan & Rita Grohn, Christine Womack, Thomas J.
Chuba, Sr., Pat Hyland, Cesar Dijainco, Heather Leonardis, Rosa Iñiguez,
Christian Callens, Penny Gaido, Cecilia Grono, Randy Schulze, Elise Robinson, Lindsey Torres Johnson, Robert Gillman, Thomas Berkovich,
Carmen Aloisio, Zacharias Salazar, Ligia Ramos, Juan Francisco Gonzales, Flor de Lis Gonzales, Charles Cooke, Elvia Zambrano, Graciela Rojas
de Russy, Amparo Arguello, Vinny McConnell, Susan Thom, Allan
Zumno, Ruby Orta, Teofilo Zanchelli, Al Kriston, Linda Arnold, Walt and
Mary Lou Lambert, Barry and Janice Boudreaux, Eleanora Deleon, Cathy
De La Cruz, Joan Evans, Grant McTaggart, Patrick Giordano, Nelson
Ramirez Rojas,
Josefina G. Schnabel, Dennis Ganstine, Bonnie
McKnight, Keith Dollar, David Russell, John H. Hensley Jr., Jeri Priest ,
Myriam Varela, Carolyn Denman, Kim De La Cruz, Kathy Marek, Patrick
McPhail, Scott McAndrews, Carol McAndrews, Dennis Whitmer, Karen
Zaccardo, Daniel S. Carvajal, Barbara Bourgeois
(If you would like to add a loved one’s name to the recently deceased or sick list,
please call the parish office, 281-358-6637, or e-mail [email protected])
Please pray for our active military as seen on
the wreath in the Narthex.
To add a loved one call: Carole Parslow 832-689-5824 or
e-mail [email protected]
From the Pastor
To the parish family of St. Martha,
The Church’s liturgy for Palm Sunday is filled with the most powerful of contrasts. We begin with
the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem and we participate in this great welcoming by holding
palm branches and singing “Hosannas!” Once we have settled into our pews, we listen to the solemn proclamation of the Passion according to the Gospel of Mark. This account highlights the arrest, trial, and mocking
of Jesus, his being crowned with thorns, and the horrible crucifixion and death of Jesus upon the cross. The
most unsettling thing about this Palm Sunday celebration is the realization that we are so similar to the people who gathered to witness and carry out this horrible travesty of justice. The frightening insight is that it
was no unruly mob of deranged people who caused or allowed the death of Jesus. His death was a perfectly
ordinary and legal execution according to the norms of the time. The kind of blindness and smallness of
heart that can crucify the Messiah is not some rare event brought about by a few insane and evil people.
The flaw runs much deeper than that. It comes from our fallen human nature. It is the mark of a people so
convinced that they are acting rightly, morally, and justly. The frightening thing is that Jesus was executed
by good people who probably thought they were doing a righteous deed. The cross and the palms were
brought to Jesus by the same hands. The great failing on the part of the people was not that they were blatantly evil or bloodthirsty but that they were basically complacent and stood around on the edges of life,
equally ready to shout “Hosanna!” or “Crucify him!”
How ready are we to enter into this Holy Week? Notice that Jesus showed no anger toward those who
waved the palm branches and he did not express anger and condemnation toward those who pounded in the
nails. Elsewhere in the Scriptures, Jesus does address those of us who tend to postpone any serious engagement in authentic discipleship: “I know your deeds. You are neither hot nor cold. Because you are
lukewarm, I will vomit you out of my mouth!” This is a terrible judgment on those who choose to remain only
a part of the crowd, too easily swayed by the whims of the moment, and too ready to be entertained by the
account either of Christ’s triumphal entry or by his execution on the cross. Even if we have allowed the season of Lent to drift by us without any serious involvement in prayer, fasting or works of charity, let us make
this Palm Sunday experience a wake-up call to enter Holy Week with an awareness of the wonderful gift of salvation offered to each of us. On Thursday we will be invited to sit at the Eucharistic banquet with Jesus. On Friday we will again be reminded of the great price paid on the
cross for our redemption. And on Easter Sunday we will be promised a new life of holiness and
a joyful share in the Resurrection. Let us take this opportunity to respond wholeheartedly to the
Lord’s invitation.
Fr. Chester Borski
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
ANOINTING OF THE SICK MASS: Wednesday, April 1, at 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
TRIDUUM SCHEDULE:
Holy Thursday Mass, Apr il 2: 7:30 p.m. (bilingual)
(No 6:30 a.m. or 8:30 a.m. Mass)
11:45 p.m. Night Prayer in the Church (Chapel closes at midnight)
Good Friday, Apr il 3: 3:00 p.m. (bilingual) - Liturgy of the Word, Veneration of the Cross, and Holy Communion
7:30 p.m. - Stations of the Cross
(No 8:30 a.m. Mass. Good Friday is a day of fast and abstinence)
Easter Vigil, Apr il 4: 8:30 p.m. (bilingual)
(No 5:30 p.m. Mass today)
Easter Sunday, Apr il 5: 7:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m. (Spanish Mass).
Overflow Masses will be held at the Woodland Hills Activity Center at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
(Chapel opens after 1:00 p.m. Mass. No 5:30 p.m. Lifeteen Mass and No Sunday Nursery)
PLEASE NOTE:
There will be no Mass or Reconciliation on Tuesday evening, March 31, and no Reconciliation on Saturday,
April 4.
There will be Reconciliation on Good Friday, April 3, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
The Parish Office will close at 12 noon on Holy Thursday, April 2, and will remain closed through Easter
Monday, April 6. The office will re-open on Tuesday morning, April 7, at 9:00 a.m.
Adult Organizations and Opportunities
ADULT FAITH FORMATION
THE FAITH FORMATION OFFICE WILL
BE CLOSED BEGINNING 12:00 NOON,
THURSDAY, APRIL 2, THROUGH MONDAY, APRIL 6.
THE OFFICE WILL RE-OPEN TUESDAY, APRIL 7 AT
9:00 AM.
Tuesday Morning: Breakfast & Bible Study, 9:15 – 10:30 am –
Faith Formation Center, Room 2. Reading, studying & sharing
on the Sunday Scriptures led by Carla Lewton. All are welcome. April Dates: 7, 14, 21 & 28
St. Martha Adult Faith Formation Website:
www.stmartha.com
Recordings of previous adult classes, handouts, PowerPoints,
upcoming events, schedules, important links, music, and more…
check it out!
Adult Faith Formation videos available for viewing on You Tube.
Click the You Tube icon on the website home page to view.
LIKE US ON FACEBOOK Up To The Minute AFF Information. Click the Facebook icon on the website home page and
join.
The HUMBLE AREA CHURCH
CHALLENGE is Monday, May 4, at
Walden on Lake Houston Country Club.
Ten area churches will be fielding a four person
team in an alternate shot format. Please contact
Cliff Bodin at 713-870-5715 for more details.
Marianite Rosary Guild of St. Martha
Catholic Church
Our Rosary Guild meets every 2nd Sunday of the
month at the Woodland Hills campus. E-mail JoAnna Loup, our coordinator, at [email protected] to
join and help us bring more people closer to Jesus
through Mary’s rosary and teach the life of Christ
through the rosary prayers. View our website at
www.MarianiteRosaryGuild.org. We offer beautifully made to order Job’s tears rosaries, large wall
rosaries, and rosaries with hangers and frames.
We also accept donations for our ministry on the
website or by mail. Your support enables us to
continue our mission to provide twine rosaries to
many ministries.
Skilled Woodworker Needed
The Rosary Guild is in need of a skilled woodworker to donate their time to create more wood
products for our ministry. Contact JoAnna Loup
at [email protected] for more information.
PROJECT RACHEL
Project Rachel is the confidential and
compassionate outreach to women who
have had an abortion or been involved in an
abortion. Its purpose is to foster reconciliation and healing between the parent and
Christ, His Church, the child, and all other
significant relationships. Questions? Contact Bonnie Develle, L.P.C., 281-812-8641, 713-435-9215,
or [email protected]
NORTHEAST CATHOLIC SINGLES
Check us out! Join NORTHEAST CATHOLIC SINGLES, A MINISTRY FOR SINGLES AGES 40+, on
Wednesday, April 1, to talk/eat/drink at 7:00 p.m. at
Pei Wei, 702 Kingwood Drive in Kingwood. For more
info, contact Elizabeth Schields (281-441-2552 or
[email protected]) or Peggy Broyles (281359-4560 or [email protected]) or subscribe
to us on Flocknote at St. Martha’s or St. Mary Magdalene’s website.
Young at Heart Luncheon
(formerly Senior Citizen Luncheon) Easter Celebration
Come celebrate the Resurrection of the Risen Lord
at our Easter "Young at Heart" Luncheon. Put on
your Easter Bonnet, grab your Easter Basket and
join us for fellowship, bingo and lunch. We might
even have a "surprise visitor". Come join us on
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at the Family Life Center. Bingo begins at 11 am, followed by lunch and
fellowship that ends at 2 pm. If you are new to
our community or have never been, try us
out. Bring a friend and join the fun! The Senior
Citizen Luncheon is now known as the "Young at
Heart Luncheon". This is a get together of those
55+ who meet on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Wednesday
of each month for fellowship, bingo and lunch. If
transportation is needed, contact Minnie Romo at
[email protected] or Domenica Seitz at
713-899-1016. If you have any questions, please
call Nancy Landvogt at 281-358-6637 x 202,
e-mail [email protected]
or Nancy Karpinski,
713-594-4430.
Adult Organizations and Opportunities
For Survivors of Abuse—
Maria Goretti Network (MGN)
A peer to peer self help support group for
women and men focusing on healing and forgiveness.
For information on monthly meetings e-mail:
[email protected] or call 713-775-9213 .
JOB OPPORTUNITY - NURSERY
Position available for the
Sunday Nursery and other church events. Please
contact Patty Jackson
at 281-713-8970, or e-mail [email protected]
MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER: An intimate weekend to spend together away fr om the phone, kids and
distractions. A time to discover the blessing you can be to each other! Renew your Passion for each other
and God. Weekends are scheduled to start April 19 and May 15. Find out more or sign up at:
www.houstonme.org or call (713) 482-1791.
Communion to the Sick:
If you or a loved one are in Kingwood Hospital, and
would like a Communion Minister to visit, call the church
office at 281-358-6637 to let us know. Hospital regulations require us to have the patient’s name and room number before we send someone.
The Divine Mercy Chaplet will be prayed
every Sunday at 3:00 p.m. in the Woodland Hills
chapel. Everyone welcome.
STRENGTHS DISCOVERY WORKSHOP
May 6, 2015
Do you ever ask yourself: Why did I react that way? Why
do I love doing some things and avoid doing others?
Strengths Discovery Workshop is a unique opportunity to
identify and explore the talents with which God has
blessed you, how to use them for personal and spiritual
growth and to begin the process of developing talents into
strengths. You will discover a new way of looking at
yourself and others through focusing on what you do best.
On Wednesday, May 6, we will offer this three hour
workshop starting at 6:00 p.m. in Room 2 (Woodland
Hills Campus). The evening will be fun, interactive and
filled with opportunities to learn more about yourself.
Cost: $22 ($12 for Living Your Strengths Book
and $10 for Workbook)
Registration deadline: Wednesday, April 29
Class size is limited. To reserve your spot or for
more information contact Jodi Schod at
281-358-6637 ext. 201, or e-mail [email protected]
Parenting/Youth Events
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Grab your gear, and get ready to scale the heights of
God’s mighty power at “Everest” VBS this June 15th-19th
from 12:45 – 4:00 pm! Our Christ-filled climb is limited to
250 students entering K thru 5th grade and costs
$25 per student.
Calling all volunteers!! We need lots of trail guides to make
this the coolest week of summer! Adults, college
students, and students entering 8th through 12th grade are
encouraged to volunteer. We offer a nursery (free) and
preschool VBS ($25) for children of volunteers.
VBS attendees and volunteers may sign up in the Faith
Formation office at the Woodland Hills campus beginning
April 6th. The first 100 families to register will receive a CD
of this year’s VBS music. Please direct questions to Patty at
281-358-1959 x203.
Monica's Hope: Prayerful Support for Parents of
Troubled Children
Don't suffer in silence and solitude. Within our Catholic
Community there are many with seriously troubled children of all ages. Problems like addiction, criminality,
and mental disorder. Our experience is that sharing the
burden lightens the load. And in the example of St. Monica you can pray for your child and you can find peace.
The next meeting will be Monday, April 6, 7:30-9:00 p.m.
in Room 2. Questions? Call Paul and Marcia Aegerter at
281-812-1288 or e-mail [email protected]
ST. MARTHA SUNDAY NURSERY
Sundays- 9 AM, 11 AM and 5:30 PM (Life Teen)
Open every Sunday, with the exception of Thanksgiving
weekend, Christmas, New Year’s Day and Easter.
Ages: 12 months old through age 4.
Parenting/Youth Events
St. Martha School Scoops
St. Martha Catholic School is a fully
accredited school for students in prekindergarten through eighth grade. Our
curriculum builds strong academic skills,
Catholic values and moral character in a
safe, secure, and caring environment.
Our students attend weekly Mass and celebrate
reconciliation during the school day throughout
the school year. We are blessed to have the involvement of our parish priests in many of our
school activities. We offer the sports of soccer,
basketball, baseball, track, volleyball and girls’
softball. We also support a drama club, a band
program, Rosary Guild, Student Council, BETA
Club and other student activities.
Catholic Daughters of the Americas
Court St. Martha #2504
2015 SCHOLARSHIP
AWARD
The Catholic Daughters of the Americas 2015
scholarship will be awarded to a high school
senior that will be attending a college or university and is a member of St. Martha parish.
Applications are available at the Parish office.
Application must be delivered or
postmarked by Monday, April 27, 2015 to
the Parish office. The address is on
the application.
Visit our school website at www.stmarthacs.org
for more information or contact Registrar Jan
Rodine at 281-358-5523 for a tour.
The Mission of St. Martha Catholic School is to provide a quality education sharing in the total Catholic
formation of each person by developing mind,
heart and spirit.
Monday, March 30 [6:30-8:00PM]
Bring ALL of your friends for FREE pizza,
and a whole night of fellowship and prayer!
Saturday, April 11 [1:00 – 4:00 pm]
Meet in the Youth Center
Cost: Absolutely FREE!
Bring your friends and join the EDGE team for
an afternoon of games and just hanging out!
Lisa Hartsfield: [email protected]
(281) 358-1959 ext. 241
Come join the
Columbian Squires
For Catholic young men ages 10-18 who wish to
gain leadership skills, benefit his community,
and grow in his Catholic faith
Tuesday, April 7th at 7 pm
Room 5 of the FLC
Please contact Mark Roseland if you plan to attend:
Cell - 713-805-4959
E-mail - [email protected]
Christians around the world are
united in a special way during Lent,
Holy Week and Easter. Our hearts,
minds and prayers are also especially aware of the Holy Land. Our parish, once a year on Good Friday, is
called on to support Christians in
the Holy Land. Many Christians in
the Holy Land depend on the collection for their lives. As a pontifical
collection requested by Pope Francis, the annual Good Friday Collection offers a direct link for parishioners to be witnesses of peace and
to help protect the Holy Places.
When you donate on Good Friday,
you are supporting Christians in the
Holy Land. Franciscans and others
in the Holy Land are housing and
feeding the poor, providing religious
formation and education, maintaining shrines and parishes, and conducting pastoral ministry. For more information, visit www.MyFranciscan.org.
PERPETUAL EUCHARISTICADORATION
Our parish is incredibly blessed to have Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration available in our adoration chapel twenty-four hours a day. Jesus dwells
in the Blessed Sacrament because of His infinite
love for each one of us, and He is always present
there in the Blessed Sacrament patiently waiting
for us to come and spend time with Him.
Listed below are hours that are most in need of
adorers at this time. However, please note that no
hour is really ever “filled” because parishioners
are always invited to choose an hour that works
best for them, regardless of whether or not there
are other adorers already there in prayer.
Both regular adorers and substitutes are needed
at this time. Even if you do not have a regular
hour, please feel free to visit our Blessed Lord at
any time knowing that He is always waiting for
us with joyful anticipation.
OPEN HOUR: FIRST AND SECOND ADORERS
ARE NEEDED ON MONDAY 2-3AM!
Second adorers are needed for the following hours:
Sunday: 1-2 AM, 2-3 AM, Noon-1 PM, 2-3 PM,
3-4 PM, 7-8 PM. Monday: 1-2 AM, 8-9 PM, 5-6 PM,
11 PM-Midnight. Tuesday: 2-3 AM, 5-6 AM. Thursday: 1-2 AM, 3-4 AM, 5-6 PM. Friday: 1-2 AM, 5-6
PM, 6-7 PM. Saturday: 1-2 AM, 3-4 AM, 2-3 PM, 910 PM.
If you are interested in participating in this ministry or would like more information, please contact Robyn Laumbach at either 281-360-7897 or
[email protected] If you need a substitute, please call one of our division leaders:
Robyn Laumbach at 281-360-7897 for Midnight6 AM, Karen Ehlig at 281-361-7127 for 6 AMNoon, Annunciata Hopkins at 281-360-1258 for
Noon-6 PM, and Beth Beckham at 281-435-1439
for 6 PM-Midnight.
EASTER FLOWERS
Donations for flowers to be used during
the Easter Season in the Church may be
made in memory of loved ones by using
the envelope marked “Special Offering
for Easter Flowers” in your envelope
packet and indicating the name(s)
on the line provided.
The names will be published in an
insert in the bulletin on Easter
Sunday. The deadline for submitting
these special envelopes is
today, March 29.
ONE OF THE BEST KEPT SECRETS AT ST. MARTHA
Did you know that you have a “Second Family” just waiting for the opportunity to share an hour or two
visiting in your home, to help with simple errands, deliver a meal or to offer a ride to an appointment? If
you didn’t, that’s no surprise to us! For ten years the Second Family Care Team has been one of the best
kept secrets in our parish. And now we are spreading the word about what a great ministry this is! You
might consider discovering the joy of letting someone into your life by offering to help out just a little bit. Or, you might
like to join the Second Family Care Team and reach out to another member of the congregation who would benefit from
your “bite sized commitment”. As always, the blessings flow both ways, and we learn that through simple tasks relationships are built and lives are changed.
Please help spread the word. We are asking that you be the eyes and ears and perhaps even the hands and feet of this wonderful ministry. Tell your friends, be alert to special needs and phone if you know someone that would benefit from having a Second Family, or if you would like to have a Care Team. And, finally, prayerfully consider joining this ministry
and see what a difference a few hours a month can mean to someone who is home alone, can no longer drive, is caring for
a loved one or is isolated and a bit lonely. To learn more about the vision and the work of your Second Family Care Team
at St. Martha phone Peggy Wehe at 281-360-3244 or e-mail [email protected] .
ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS
FOOD DRIVE THIS WEEKEND
This weekend, March 28 & 29,
we will be collecting donations of
non-perishable food and personal
care items. Donations will benefit St. John of the
Cross Food Pantry in New Caney. Thank you for
your continued generosity by contributing nonperishable grocery items to help those in need.
(Please place your Food Donation in the Rotunda
before Mass. There will be a sign in the Narthex
directing everyone to the Rotunda and a sign in the
Rotunda showing where to place the food.)
During this solemn and holy season of Lent, let
us make a conscious effort to recommit ourselves to the three pillars of lent: Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving. Supporting St. Martha
Catholic Church through Faith Direct is a great
way for us as a parish to observe consistent
almsgiving. Please enroll today!
Visit www.faithdirect.net and use our Church
Code TX497 to sign up.
Thank you and God bless.
Ministerio Hispano
Para la familia de la parroquia de Santa Marta,
La liturgia de la Iglesia para el Domingo de Ramos está llena de los más poderosos de contrastes. Comenzamos con la entrada triunfal de Jesús en Jerusalén y participamos en esta gran bienvenida teniendo palmas y cantando
"Hosanna!" Una vez que estemos establecidos en nuestras bancas, escucharemos la proclamación solemne de la Pasión según
el Evangelio de Marcos. Esta narración nos destaca la detención,
juicio y burla de Jesús, ser coronado de espinas, y la horrible crucifixión y muerte de Jesús en la cruz. Lo más inquietante en esta
celebración del Domingo de Ramos es la comprensión de que
somos tan similares a las personas que se congregaron para presenciar y llevar a cabo esta horrible parodia de la justicia. La visión aterradora es que hubo multitud ingobernable de personas
desquiciadas que causaron o permitieron la muerte de Jesús. Su
muerte fue una ejecución completamente normal y legal de
acuerdo con las normas de la época. El tipo de ceguera y pequeñez de corazón que puede crucificar al Mesías no es un evento
raro causado por unas pocas personas dementes y malvadas. El
defecto es mucho más profundo que eso. Viene de nuestra naturaleza humana caída. Es la marca de un pueblo tan convencido
de que están actuando con razón, moralmente, y justamente. Lo
terrible es que Jesús fue ejecutado por gente buena que probablemente pensaban que estaban haciendo una obra justa. La
cruz y las palmas fueron llevadas a Jesús por las mismas manos.
El gran defecto de parte de la gente no es que eran descaradamente malos o sedientos de sangre, pero que eran básicamente
complaciente y estaban en pie alrededor de los bordes de la vida,
igualmente dispuesto a gritar: "¡Hosanna!" O "Crucifícale!"
¿Qué tan preparado estamos para entrar en esta Semana
Santa? Noten que Jesús no mostraba enojo hacia aquellos que
agitaba las ramas de palma y no expresaba ninguna ira y condenación hacia los que le clavaron las puntillas. En otras partes de
las Escrituras, Jesús hace frente a aquellos de nosotros que tienden a posponer cualquier compromiso serio en auténtico discipulado: "Yo conozco tus obras. No eres ni frío ni caliente. Por cuanto eres tibio, te vomitaré de mi boca!" Este es un terrible juicio
sobre los que eligen permanecer sólo en parte de la multitud, demasiado fácil influenciable por los caprichos del momento, y demasiado listo para ser entretenido por la entrada triunfal de Cristo
o por su ejecución en la cruz. Incluso si hemos permitido que el
tiempo de Cuaresma pase por nosotros sin ningún compromiso
serio en la oración, el ayuno o las obras de caridad, hagamos de
este Domingo de Ramos una experiencia y llamada de atención
para entrar en la Semana Santa con una conciencia del maravilloso regalo de la salvación ofrecida a cada uno de nosotros. El
jueves se nos invitará a sentarnos en el banquete eucarístico con
Jesús. El viernes se nos volverá a recordar el gran
precio pagado en la cruz por nuestra redención. Y el
Domingo de Pascua se nos prometerá una nueva
vida de santidad y de participación gozosa en la Resurrección. Tomemos esta oportunidad para responder de todo corazón a la invitación del Señor.
Padre Chester Borski
Iglesia Sta. Marta,
Kingwood, Texas.
Con inmensa alegría queremos presentar
un ministerio que nace inspirado en la sagrada familia de Nazaret. Dirigido a las
familias de nuestra parroquia que desean
encontrar una iglesia que les dé soluciones,
que les oriente con sus necesidades y les
proporcione un lugar que les permita acobijarse, les eduque y les proteja.
Eso es en esencia lo que buscamos edificar
en este nuevo ministerio. Estamos hablando
de participar en una Iglesia que dé una
respuesta viva y clara a las comunidades,
que ayude a compensar sus necesidades, a
sanar sus enfermedades, brindando no solo
apoyo espiritual y emocional, sino un seguimiento constante a su situación.
En el MSF, queremos ofrecerles soluciones
concretas, es decir, generar las respuestas
a las problemáticas implementando actividades, programas, seminarios, talleres y
retiros que serán impartidos de manera
conjunta con otros ministerios de la parroquia y se llevarían a cabo durante todo el
año.
El programa incluye:
 Preparación prematrimonial. Enriquecimiento y fortalecimiento a parejas constituidas. Planificación familiar natural para parejas católicas.
Disciplina positiva para padres e
hijos.
 Formación en nuestra fe católica.
Crecimiento y desarrollo espiritual.
Incentivo y formación de nuevos liderazgos en la comunidad.
 Ayuda sicológica y emocional. Oportunidades de integración entre padres e hijos. Reducción de brechas
generacionales.
 Acérquense, pregunten o participen y
sean testigos de cómo juntos construiremos ese camino, sea
Ud. también puente entre la Iglesia y
las familias, irradiando de esa manera la alegría de ser católicos comprometidos.
Las reuniones tendrán lugar todos los lunes, a las 7 pm, en la pequeña Capilla del
Colegio Sta. Marta.
Para cualquier información Favor comuníquese con Janett o Rubén Manosalva al
281-706-5068 o al correo electrónico:
[email protected]
Ministerio Hispano
Domingo de Ramos
Reflexión sobre las lecturas:
El Evangelio de hoy detalla los eventos de
los últimos días de la vida humana de Jesús
en este mundo. Jesús sabía lo que le esperaba y anticipaba ese sufrimiento. Jesús es
traicionado por Judas, quien lo entrega a
sus captores, pero también es abandonado
por todos los que lo seguían por miedo a ser
atrapados junto con Él, de hecho Pedro, a
quién Jesús había nominado como la Piedra
sobre la cual construiría su Iglesia, lo niega
tres veces esa misma noche. Jesús suda gotas de sangre en el jardín de Getsemaní
cuando su naturaleza humana quiere huir del
dolor que viene, pero domina ese impulso y
le dice a Dios que no se haga Su Voluntad
sino la de Dios, Su Padre. De hecho, después
de reclamar a sus discípulos que no pudieron
velar con Él, les aconseja: “Velen y oren,
para que no caigan en la tentación. El espíritu está pronto, pero la carne es débil”. Ese
sigue siendo el mejor remedio para vencer las
tentaciones de este mundo: Velar, que significa estar atento para cuando vengan las
tentaciones y Orar para pedir a Dios que
nos ayude a superarlas. Jesús instituye la
Eucaristía en su última cena, la cual celebramos cada vez que hay Misa. Jesús sufre
mucho más, tanto física, como emocionalmente, por los golpes y las burlas de los que
lo crucificaron, y finalmente, Jesús muere en
la cruz para el perdón de nuestros pecados.
Compromiso de la semana: Meditaré en todo
el sufrimiento que experimentó Jesús por
amor a mí y en cómo puedo yo corresponder a ese amor.
Recibimos sus comentarios a esta columna o al contenido en español de este boletín en el correo electrónico: [email protected]
Proyecto Gabriel—
¿Está embarazada? ¿Necesita
ayuda durante su embarazo? No
importa su edad! Para más información favor de llamar a
713-225-5826.
Ministerio Legión de María:
Están cordialmente invitados todos los viernes a
las 7:00 PM en el salón 2 de las instalaciones de
Woodland Hills Dr. Mayores informes con la
Sra. Veronica Reyes (281.728.9843)
o por email:
[email protected]
RETIRO ACTS de Mujeres en español
30 de abril al 3 de mayo del 2015
Inscripciones para el retiro ACTS de mujeres en español se llevaran a cabo el día 1ero de
marzo después de la misa.
El retiro de ACTS es un retiro de tres días y
tres noches que se enfoca en Adoración, Teología, Comunidad y Servicio y es preparado por los parroquianos de la Iglesia Santa Martha. l cupo el limitado y la inscripción se llevara a cabo en orden de llegada con un depósito de
$50.oo (cheque o efectivo).
EL costo del retiro es de $190.00 pero si por algún motivo
este monto le fuese difícil, podría aplicar por ayuda financiera.
Por favor póngase en oración y considere asistir a este
retiro tan especial. Si tiene alguna pregunta puede contactar a
la directora Carolina Castillo al 281-684-3422 o por e-mail
[email protected]
Cáliz de Vocaciones:
Está interesado de tener el Cáliz de Vocaciones en su hogar, Para más información favor de llamar al Sr. Tony
Lasalle al 646-489-1554 o por e-mail al:
[email protected]
Monaguillos:
Si su niño/a está interesado a servir de Monaguillo,
Favor de llamar al Sr. Pastora al 832-514-5741 o por
email al: [email protected]
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Stewardship Prayer for April
Our Blessed Lord! Our Risen Savior! We give you thanks
for the awe-inspiring gift of Easter and the redemption we
enjoy as a result of your gift. We give you thanks for calling us your friends and allowing us to share your body
and blood in the holy Eucharist. Oh merciful Lord, Redeemer and Teacher, by the power of the Holy Spirit give
us the skills to listen to you more closely; the wisdom to
put the Eucharist into action; and the courage to bring
your Easter message of hope to a world that desperately
needs your love. Amen.
5
EASTER SUNDAY
Mass times: 7:00,
9:00, 11:00, 1:00
(Spanish Mass)
Overflow Masses
held at the
Woodland Hills
Campus: 9:30 am,
& 11:30 am
12
2nd Sunday of
Easter
Divine Mercy
Sunday
2 pm Rosary
Guild, Rm 2
3 pm Chaplet of
Divine Mercy
19
3rd Sunday of
Easter
3 pm Chaplet of
Divine Mercy
26
4th Sunday of
Easter
World Day of
Prayer for
Vocations
Baptism Class
3 pm Chaplet of
Divine Mercy
St. John of the
Cross Food
Drive
6
Parish Office,
Faith Formation
Office and Martha’s Kitchen
Closed
7:30 pm Monica's
Hope Support
Group, Rm 2
13
9:15 Little Rock,
FLC
7
9:15 am Breakfast & Bible
Study
7 pm Columbian
Squires, Rm 5
7 pm Cornerstone
RISE
14
9:15 am Breakfast & Bible
Study
7 pm 2nd Family
Team Meeting, Rm 6
Thu
1
8:30 am School
Mass
10:30 am Martha’s Quilters, Rm 3
Anointing of the
Sick Mass
10 am & 7 pm
8
8:30 am School
Mass
10:30 am Martha’s
Quilters, Rm 3
9:45 am Cornerstone
11 am Seniors
Luncheon
15
8:30 am School
Mass
9:45 am Cornerstone
10:30 am Martha’s
Quilters, Rm 3
Fri
2
HOLY THURSDAY
Mass—7:30 pm
Parish Office &
Faith Formation
Office close at
noon
Sat
3
GOOD FRIDAY
3:00 pm Good
Friday Service
7:30 pm Stations
of the Cross
Parish Office,
Faith Formation Office
and Martha’s
Kitchen Closed
9
10
16
17
6:15 pm RCIA
9:15 am Unem7 pm Adult Confirployment Minmation, Borski
istry, Rm 2
Room
6:15 pm RCIA
7 pm Adult Confirmation, Borski
Room
9:15 am Unemployment Ministry, Rm 2
7 pm Cornerstone
RISE
20
9:15 Little Rock,
FLC
11:00-12:30 SVdP,
Rm 1
7 pm Town Hall
Meeting:
Poverty—A Call
To Action,
Woodland Hills
Activity Center
27
9:15 Little Rock,
FLC
6:30 pm EDGE
NIGHT, FLC
21
9:15 am Breakfast
& Bible Study
7 pm Cornerstone
28
9:15 am Breakfast & Bible
Study
7 pm Cornerstone
22
8:30 am School
Mass
10:30 am Martha’s
Quilters, Rm 3
11 am Seniors
Luncheon
29
23
6:15 pm RCIA
7 pm Adult Confirmation, Borski Room
30
6:15 pm RCIA
8:30 am School
Mass
7 pm Adult Confir9:45 am Cornermation, Borski
stone
Room
10:30 am Martha’s
Quilters, Rm 3 Women's ACTS
(Spanish) Re11 am Seniors
treat Begins
Luncheon
24
9:15 am Unemployment Ministry, Rm 2
4
8:30 pm EASTER
VIGIL
11
1-4 pm EDGE
Hangout, Youth
Center
18
SMCS—Hook and
Hoof 20th
Anniversary
Gala, Yellow
Rose Banquet
Hall
25
St. John of
the Cross
Food Drive
STEWARDSHIP of Time, Talent and Treasure
ADMINISTRATIVE MIN.
BUSINESS MANAGER
Theresa Miller 281.713.8957
FACILITY MANAGER
Steve Teets 281.358.6637x254
FINANCIAL PLANNING COMMITTEE
Frank Amsler
281.361.4972
Bill Grun
281.360.3829
MARTHA’S GARDENERS
Wayne Theis
[email protected]
ST. MARTHA’S OFFICE ANGELS
Emma Rocha
281.358.6637 x262
COMMUNITY LIFE MINISTRIES
COMMUNITY LIFE MINISTRIES CONT.
TEAMS OF OUR LADY
Kevin & Donna O’Kelley
281.360.9644
Kevin & Michelle Campisi 281.361.4201
Brian & Mary Anne Sokol 281.642.3821
Nick & Joannah Landry 281.324.1231
VOCATIONS COMMITTEE
Phil & Diane Applegate 281.361.2913
YOUNG AT HEART LUNCHEON
Nancy Landvogt 281.358.6637, x202
Nancy Karpinski
713-594-4430
FAITH FORMATION
BREAKFAST & BIBLE STUDY
Carla Lewton 281-358-1959x213
CORNERSTONE BIBLE STUDY
Pam Rockwell
281.358.1959x230
RCIA
Charles & Lisa Ferguson 281.358.1959x258
YAStM – Young Adults of St. Martha
[email protected]
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL & VBS
Patty Jost 281.713.8969
CATECHESIS OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD
Martha Burns 281.358.5523
CONFIRMATION
Derek Gallardo 281.713.8915
MIDDLE SCHOOL COORDINATOR (EDGE)
Lisa Hartsfield 281.358.1959x241
HIGH SCHOOL COORDINATOR (LIFE TEEN)
Laura Gallardo 281.358.1959x252
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY LIFE
Francine Puglia
281.713.8954
ACTS RETREAT
Willie Chestnut [email protected]
ANNULMENTS
Francine Puglia
281.713.8954
CARING COOKS
Karen Rexer
281. 354.8857
Marian Brown
281.360.6914
CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAS
Sherry Hundl [email protected]
CENTERING PRAYER
Greg LaCour [email protected]
COLUMBIAN SQUIRES
Mark Roseland
713. 805.4959
COUPLES FOR CHRIST
MaryLou & Ramon De La Cruz 832.527.1072
DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP
LITURGICAL MINISTRIES
Francine Puglia [email protected]
DIRECTOR OF LITURGY
FAMILIA
Gayle Hogwood
281.713.8959
Amy Jamieson [email protected]
DIRECTOR OF MUSIC
FUNERALS
Dr. Rick Lopez [email protected]
Indiana Francis
281-358-6637 x255
LITURGY COORDINATOR FOR
GRIEFSHARE
LIFETEEN
Laura Cardella
281.360.2714
Joy Ehrman
281.358.1959x251
HISPANIC MINISTRIES
ALTAR SERVERS
Ana Luisa Rodriguez 281.358.1959 x269
Gayle Hogwood
281.713.8959
HOMEBOUND ERRAND COMMITTEE
BAPTISM
Gretta Verhalen
832.264.7755
281.358.6637
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
CANTORS
Gary Everett [email protected]
Dr. Rick Lopez [email protected]
LIVING YOUR STRENGTHS
CHILDREN’S ADORATION
Jodi Schod
281.713.8955
Annatte Salazar
281.358.1492
MARRIAGE PREP. INFORMATION
CHILDREN’S CHOIR
To Register
281.358-6637
Dr. Rick Lopez [email protected]
MARTHA’S QUILTERS
COMMUNION TO THE SICK
Angela Wemyss
281.361.9720
Hospital Visit
Noreen Borys
832.259.1848
Angela Wemyss
281.361.9720
MOM’S COLLEGIAN PRAYER GROUP
Nursing Home & Homebound
Gloria Gamez
[email protected]
Pat Timpanaro
281.361.9338
MONICA’S HOPE
Hispanic Communion to the Sick
Paul & Marcia Aegerter 281.812.1288
Amelia Murphy
713.865.6946
MOTHER’S DAY OUT
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS
Patty Jackson
281.358.1959x250
OF THE EUCHARIST
NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING
Pam Rockwell
281.358.1959x230
Marion and Chris Dickson
713.516.7097
GREETERS
NEWCOMERS/WELCOMING/HOSPITALITY
Nora Twohy
281.814.5431
Kristene Hergenrother 281.713.8961
GREETERS-FAMILY MASS
NORTHEAST CATHOLIC SINGLES
Angela Holden
713.628.8707
Peggy Broyles
281.359.4560
LECTORS
RECEPTION VOLUNTEERS
Erv Baumeyer
281.358.4975
Barb Setser 281.358.4129
MARTHA’S ALTAR GUILD & DESIGNERS
ROSARY GUILD
Gayle Hogwood
281.713.8959
JoAnna Loup
281.361.0391
PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
SCOUTING
Robyn Laumbach 281.360.7897
Acenith Claassen 832. 455.3764
SACRISTANS
SPIRITUAL DIRECTION
Art Voltmann
281.361.6117
Www.stmartha.com, Click on Ministries,
SOUND BOARD MINISTRY
Community Life, Spiritual Direction
Bill Phillips
713.419.9277
SR. CITIZENS LUNCHEON TRANSPORT.
TECHNOLOGY MINISTRY TEAM
Minnie Romo
[email protected]
Joy Ehrman
281.358.1959x251
Domenica Seitz
713.899.1016
USHERS
SUNDAY NURSERY
Barry Robichaux [email protected]
Patty Jackson
281.358.1959x250
OUTREACH MINISTRIES
DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL SERVICES
Dcn. Alfredo Soto
281.713.8917
CANCARE
Roger Schuelke
281.358.8060
CRIMINAL JUSTICE MINISTRY
Jaime S. Gomez 281.973.1857
Joseph Ortego 713.822.2825
E-MAIL PRAYER WARRIORS
Donna Rueby [email protected]
H.A.A.M.
Luisa Montiel 713.492.4066
HOSPITAL MINISTRY
Sarah Clark
281.361.8832
Sheila Yepsen
281.358.5585
MARIA GORETTI NETWORK
Shannon Deitz
713.775.9213
MARTHA’S KITCHEN
Sr. Maria Elena
713.224.2522
MOTHER TERESA MINISTRY
Paola Lam 832-284-1891
PRO-LIFE (GABRIEL PROJECT)
713.225.5826
PROJECT RACHEL
Bonnie Develle
281.812.8641
ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS FOOD DRIVE
Marie Burk
281.361.3650
ST. JOSEPH HELPERS
Bill Beck
281.360.7023
ST. MARTHA BETWEEN JOBS AND BEYOND
Bob Simpson
713.410.2844
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
281.358.6636
SECOND FAMILY MINISTRY
Peggy Wehe
281.360.3244
SOCIAL JUSTICE
John Ehrman
713.907.2309
ST. MARTHA CATHOLIC SCHOOL
PRINCIPAL PK3-8TH
Tina Lewis
281.358.5523
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Lynn Lucas
281.358.5523x326
REGISTRAR
Jan Rodine
281.358.5523x314
MINISTERIOS EN ESPAÑOL
FORMACIÓN RELIGIOSA PARA ADULTOS
Dcn. Alfredo Soto 281.713.8917
COORDINADORA DE CATECISMO PARA
JÓVENES Y SACRAMENTOS
Irene Soto
281.358.1959x269
CORO DE ADULTOS
Luis Valle
832.620.1888
GRUPO DE ORACIÓN
Carmen Ogando 832-767-8826
HOSPITALIDAD
Gustavo Zapata 832.247.9955
LECTORES
Cristina Gabas
281.796.9084
MINISTROS EXTRAORDINARIOS
DE LA EUCARISTIA
Juan Russo 954.439.1127
MONAGUILLOS
Pastor Pastora
832.514.5741/832.633.0145
RICA
Jaime Gomez 281.973.1857
Current Loan Debt: $ 13,983,522
Recap for February 2015
Contributions to reduce the debt: $ 43,732.58
Payments to reduce the debt: $ 137,526.33
Over/(short)
$ ( 93,793.75)