Weekly Update

UPDATE:  November 28, 2020



The dispensation for Mass has ended.  Those who are excused are those with serious health issues, those over 65 and caregivers for those listed. PLEASE WEAR YOUR MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCE.  Please be mindful as we return to Mass to move to the center of the pew if necessary to allow for additional people in each pew.  (example 1 person on each end and 1 in the middle is plenty of space, or a family on one end and 1-2 people on the other end).

Attending Mass With Social Guidelines

5:15 p.m. Rosary
6 p.m. Vigil Mass
8:15 a.m. Rosary
9 a.m. & 11 a.m.*
11:00 a.m. will be live streamed on YouTube.

3 p.m. Divine Mercy
5:15 p.m. Rosary
7 p.m. Reconciliation
7 p.m. Praise & Worship
8 p.m. Benediction  

This schedule will be in effect for the forseeable future.

Also a reminder for those who are giving online, all envelopes have been cancelled if you are or have ever used our online giving.  There are reusable cards in the foyer, if you would like to place in the basket instead.


Confession is by appointment
Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m.
Saturday's from 5:15-5:45 p.m.


Advent Wreaths For Sale $25
(includes candles and pamphlet)

The Wreaths will be sold after all Masses, the weekends of November 22nd and November 29th or while supplies last.


Immaculate Conception

Masses for the Holy Day of Obligation will be on December 8th at 12:05 and 6 p.m.  There will NOT be a Vigil Mass.



The rosary is prayed daily at our parish.  Sometimes we add in a Novena.  Join us when you can.
Mon-Sat 5:15 p.m., Sun 8:15 a.m.


All Souls Novena

If you brought pictures for the Novena, please be sure to pick them up after Mass on as soon as possible.

The Mass Intention Book for 2021 is open for intentions.  Please limit your intentions to 10 for now.  More will be available after everyone has a chance to get them.


The 2021 Lector workbooks are in and can be picked up in the Sacristy. They begin with November 29th, the 1st Sunday of Advent.



Donations for poinsettias in memory or honor of someone special in your life, living or deceased.  The poinsettias will be placed in the Sanctuary on Christmas Eve and will remain for several weeks.  Please drop the envelope in the collection basket or send it to the church office by December 20th. 


Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

If you have not turned in your paperwork, please do so asap.  We are missing paperwork for several children.  Classes have begun and are at at 10 a.m. (Level I, II, III) or 5 p.m. (Level II)  To complete registration paperwork go to our website, fill out online, print, sign and email.  If you have questions, please email or call Sandra McCutchon at 361.215.4240. 

New Students should bring a copy of their Birth Certificate and their Baptism Certificate.


Confirmation Classes

All Confirmation students should be bringing in copies of their Birth Certificate, Baptism and Communion Certificates, Registration form and Code of Conduct. Please contact the church office to complete registration paperwork or go to our website, fill out online, print, sign and email.

In addition to the above, Confirmation II students, should return the Confirmation Worksheet, Sponsor Affidavit, proof of sponsor sacraments and start thinking about your saint.

If you think your paperwork is on file or if you are unsure you may call the office to check.

If you have not turned in your paperwork, please do so asap.

Contact Lisa Godinez privately should you have any questions.


Our Digital Bulletin

Since we are unable to meet for Mass our Bulletin has been made available ditigally.  It is also available on MyParishApp.

November 29th

November 22nd

November 15th

November 8th


Please Pray for the Sick & Shut-Ins

Rafaela Allarcon, Janet Bell, Mike Benedict, Lucas Burlacu, Sandra Clark, Ruben Cortez, Velma DeLeon, Edna Flores, Rosa Lima Flores, Mable Flores, Bobby Galvan, Sr., Frances Garcia, Maria Esther Garcia,  Maria Dona Garza,  Mike Glover, Gilbert Gonzales, Amanda Gonzalez, Maria Gonzalez, Josephine T. Guajardo, Susie Guzman, Peter Hernandez, Maria Hill, Michael Hill, Alicia Huerta, Baldemar Johnson, Amber Kersey, Zayd Louis, Antonio Luis Martinez, Lori Martinez, Irene Mitchell, Richard Montemayor, Gloria Moreno, Kathy Muenzenburger, Ruben Pena, Stephanie Pena, Rodolfo Perez, Valerie Pompa, Tillie Ramirez, Mark Reyes, Eva Salinas, Carlos Sanchez, Maggie Sandoval-Flores, Oralia Sauceda, Wendy Segovia, Jerry Silva, Patricia Silva, Scott Smith, Yvette Torres, Josie Trevino, Nicholas Trevino, Robert Trevino, Ariana Vasquez, Delia Villarreal, Irma Zamora

New this week: Nell Layton

If you know anyone who is no longer ill and can be removed from the prayer list, please contact the rectory so that we can make room for new people who are in need of our prayers.


The First Saturdays Devotion, also called the Act of Reparation to the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is a Catholic devotion which, according to Sister Lúcia of Fátima, was requested by the Virgin Mary in an apparition at Pontevedra, Spain, in December 1925.

December 6th, is First Saturday.  Join us For Mass at 9 a.m. honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary.


Online Giving & Envelopes- Important Information

I would like to thank you those of you who are using our Online Giving portal. Those who have been using it for a while know the convenience. Those who have just recently signed up because of our current situation, we appreciate you doing so.

I would like to let you know that if you are signed up for Online Giving, I have cancelled your envelopes. This saves the parish money, and you from having to throw them away when they come in. If you are used to putting your envelope in the basket when you come to Mass, I have put reusable Online Giving Cards in the foyer for you to use (see attached). Please do not write on them, when I receive them in the collection, they will be placed back in the hall for the next time you come in.

I have noticed that a few of you have issues with your Online Giving accounts and you should have gotten an email regarding the issues. If you would like help getting them setup again, please don’t hesitate to call or email me.

Those who have not signed up, I'd like to encourage you to do so. It's safe, secure and helps the parish out.

Thank you for continuing to contribute, especially during this pandemic. We look forward to seeing you back in the church soon.

Click Here to sign up Today!


Did you know??  Online Giving saves the church money and time.  With envelopes for example, those cost the church on average $2/month per household.  The church also pays to have them entered in to the software for your statements at the end of the year.   By using Online Giving, there are no envelopes to be left at home or thrown away and your gifts can be imported into our software.  If you have any questions about starting up Online Giving or need help setting it up.  Please call Adrienne at 888-9309 or email adriennecavazos@corpus.twcbc.com.  It’s an easy safe way to tithe to the church.


Did You Know! Our Parish App offers

  • Streaming daily and Sunday Masses
  • Daily Readings
  • Prayers which include An Order of Worship if you are watching a streaming Mass, A Coronavirus Novena Prayer
  • A link to our Online Giving page. Even if you cannot be present, your tithing helps the parish keep going
  • A Message button to find out all the latest news or cancellations concerning our Parish.
    • A digital copy of our bulletin

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