Weekly Update

UPDATE:  September 25, 2020

 

PLEASE NOTE:

We will continue to live stream the 11 a.m. for the forseeable future. It is STRONGLY requested that everyone wear a masks while attending Mass out of charity to protect others from possible infection and ourselves. 

Attending Mass With Social Guidelines

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

Wednesdays
Adoration
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

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

 

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Orientation for New students will be tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 19th.  Classes will begin on Sunday, September 20th at 10 a.m.  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.

 

RCIA is the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults and is for adults over the age of 18 (no longer high school age) who wish to prepare for and receive the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and  Eucharist)

This includes:

1.      Those who have not been Baptized

2.     Those who have been Baptized in another Christian faith

3.     Those who have been Baptized Catholic but have not received neither the Sacraments of Confirmation nor Eucharist

Each inquirer should have a desire to get to know and love Christ, follow the teachings of the Church and the commitment to do so. With the Pandemic and all that it entails, we are trying to plan our classes for this year.  If interested, call or email Erin Morales at 361.215.4876 for more information as soon as possible.  Classes have begun, but it's not too late.

A REGISTRATION form is available on our website.

 

Confirmation Classes

Confirmation classes have begun.  It's not too late to register.

Confirmation I class will meet Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 pm.

Confirmation II class will meet Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 pm.

Please contact the church office to complete registration paperwork or go to our website, fill out online, print, sign and email.

Class size is limited to 10 students. Masks are required. There will be no eating or drinking during class; however, light snacks will be provided to take home after class. Each student will have their own supplies.

I'm excited to see you all again.  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.

October 4th

September 27th

September 20th

September 13th

 

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, 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:  Rolando Garza

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.

 

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!

 
 
Corporal & Spiritual Works of Mercy During the Covid-19 Pandemic
 
Faith & Common Sense, The Catholic Response to an Epidemic
 

Mass

There will be no misselettes or hymnals in the pews.  IF you download MyParishApp, you can follow the readings on the App.  We will have an Order of Service available.  Please take throw them away after Mass.

Bishops Guidelines & Other requirements for Mass:

  • Please plan accordingly!!!  We are only allowed to have 180 people in the church at a time.  Once we hit 180 people we will have to turn people away.  So, if you attend a Mass that is usually crowded, please consider another Mass time.

  • Only the 18th Street entrance will be opened and someone will be guiding you to where you need to go.  Social distancing at all times.

  • It is STRONGLY requested that everyone wear a masks while attending Mass out of charity to protect others from possible infection and ourselves.
  • If you are sick, please stay home.
  • If you have been exposed to anyone who has had Covid-19, or are having symptoms, please stay home.
  • You are asked to take your temperature before attending Mass and it is advised that you wear a mask.
  • If you are 60 or older, it is suggested that you stay home and continue to watch Mass via live stream.  Please use social distancing guidelines set forth by the state and local officials.
  • You will be able to receive communion.  Fr.Tomasz will use hand sanitizer before he begins communion.  Only 1 side of the church at a time will process up the main aisle (while social distancing) then we will continue with the other side.  You are encouraged to wear a mask to Mass.  You may wear the mask up to communion, say Amen, receive the Body of Christ in the hands, step to the side, remove the mask and consume the Body of Christ.  No gloves should be worn while receiving communion.

  • Noone is allowed to congregate inside the building.  If you are outside, please use social distancing practices.

 

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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