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st . theresaparish - St.Theresa Catholic Church
St. Theresa Catholic Church
FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
S T.
T HERESA
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R C H D I O C E S E
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ST. THERESA CATHOLIC CHURCH
705 ST. THERESA BOULEVARD
February 1, 2015
 SUGAR LAND, TX 77498
WWW.SUGARLANDCATHOLIC.COM
O U S T O N

281-494-1156
St. Theresa Catholic Church
February 1, 2015
2015 CDA ANNUAL
SPAGHETTI DINNER
Sponsored by: St Theresa of Lisieux
Court #2211
Friday, February 6, 2015
St Theresa Community Center
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Adults: $8.00 – Children under 10: $4.00
Dinner includes all you can eat spaghetti
with meatballs, salad, garlic bread, drink &
desserts. Brown Bag & Valentine Sweetheart Basket Raffle!!
M ASS AND C ONFESSION S CHEDULE
WEEKDAYS  ENTRE SEMANA
CONFESSION
SATURDAY  SÁBADO
Monday—Friday
6:45 a.m., 8:30 a.m.
Saturday  Sábado
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
8:30 a.m.
5:00 p.m. Anticipated Mass
Sunday  Domingo
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
SUNDAY  DOMINGO
The new
weekday Mass schedule
is effective beginning
December 1, 2014
Weekdays  Entre Semana
Monday-Friday: after each Mass
plus Tuesday and Thursday
at 6:00 p.m.
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7:00 a.m., 8:00 a.m. (Español),
10:00 a.m., Noon,
2:00 p.m. (Español),
5:00 p.m.
St. Theresa Catholic Church
February 1, 2015
POPE: JESUS WANTED UNITED CHRISTIANS
January 16, 2015
(Vatican Radio) On Sunday and before the Angelus, the Pope recalled the
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and its theme, "Give me a drink", the sentence uttered by Jesus to the Samaritan woman.
He told the faithful gathered that the "desire for unity" of the disciples of Jesus
is part of our "thirst not only material for water, but above all our thirst for a
full life, free from the slavery of evil and death."
He went on to say that "Jesus is the fulfillment of God's promises because it is
he who gives to the Holy Spirit, the 'living water' that quenches our restless
hearts, hungry for life, love, freedom, peace : thirsty for God.
Pope Francis continued on the theme of unity by saying that, “It is a bad thing
that Christians are divided, Jesus wants us united, one body. Our sins, history
has divided us. For this we must pray that the Holy Spirit bring us together
again".”
Joining the Holy Father were a boy and a girl from the Catholic Action Rome
movement who were part of a group of thousands in the square marking the
annual January "Caravan of Peace". They, along with Pope Francis launched
white doves from the window of his studio.
Following the Angelus, the Pope also remembered the World Day for Sufferers of Leprosy, saying, “I express my closeness to all the people who suffer
from this disease, as well as to those who care for them, and to those who
struggle to remove the causes of the disease, that is, living conditions unworthy of man. Let us renew our commitment of solidarity to these brothers and
sisters. "And finally bringing his Angelus address to a close, and in light of his
recent visit to Asia, the Holy Father had greetings for the Filipino community
in Rome, thanking them for their strong and joyful faith.
MENS’ RETREAT: Join other men of St. Theresa on
the weekend of March 13 - 15, 2015. Contact Jeff
Dodson at 281-980-2484, Don Hensley at 281794-7806 or call Holy Name Retreat Center at 713
-464-0211 for registration information. Go online
at www.hnprc.info/sttheresa and watch a short
video about the retreat and online registration.
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December, 2014
Utilities
Housing assistance
Food Pantry
Office Supplies
Health Assistance
Gas/Gift Cards
Diocese SVDP
Total
$ 1,851.00
$ 950.00
$ 1,589.00
$
87.00
$ 1,000.00
$
83.00
$
50.00
$ 5,610.00
Clients served
Bags of food
Volunteers
469
266
74
We appreciate the continued assistance
and support of the parish to help us serve
those in need. We also appreciate the Sugar Canes, Sugar Land Middle School, Boy
School troop 911, and St .Theresa School.
H.E. B. Grocery Store is very generous in
there continued support for the Food Pantry. Thanks H. E. B.
Our pantry is seeing an increase in the
demand for toilet paper, feminine hygiene
products, laundry detergent, and Pampers
for newborns thru 2 year olds. We are always in need of the following; flour, sugar,
cooking oil, peanut butter, jelly, soups,
cereals, beans, cake mixes....all non perishable items.
Thank you
SVDP Staff
St. Theresa Catholic Church
INSCRIPCIÓN EN LA PARROQUIA: Pase a
la oficina parroquial de 8:00 a.m. a
5:00 p.m. de lunes a viernes o tomar
una forma en el vestíbulo de la iglesia
y entregársela a un ujier.
GUARDERÍA: La guardería esta abierta
durante la misa de 8:00 a.m., 10:00
a.m. y 12:00 p.m. No es necesaria
reservación.
February 1, 2015
Las clases son un domingo al mes a
la 1:00 p.m. La próxima clase es el
domingo 8 de Febrero del 2015.
Para preguntas o mas información
llame al 281-494-1156.
GRUPOS DE ORACIÓN
Y APOSTOLADO
FORMACIÓN PARA
BAUTISMO INFANTIL: Se requiere una
copia de acta de nacimiento, los padres deben tomar clases pre bautismales y animamos a los padrinos a participar. Las clases se ofrecen el primer
domingo de cada mes. Si desean bautizar en Santa Teresita es necesario
que pase a la oficina a inscribirse.
RICA PARA NIÑOS: El RICA es para
niños de siete años o mayores que no
están bautizados o bautizados en otra
fe. Por favor comuníquese a la oficina
de doctrina al 281-494-2717 para mas
información.
CCE: CATECISMO/DOCTRINA: Nuestro
Catecismo en español los domingos
de 9:30 a.m. a 11:00 a.m. Nunca es
tarde para registrarse. La oficina de
esta abierta lunes a viernes de 8:00
a.m. a 4:30 p.m.
DOMINGO DE SACRAMENTO: Para niños
que quieren la formación para recibir
los Sacramentos de Primera Reconciliación (confesión) y la Sagrada Comunión. Esta clase es en conjunto con
catecismo.
DEVOCIÓN AL SAGRADO CORAZÓN: El
primer viernes de mes en la capilla de
la iglesia a las de 6:00 p.m. Información: Loreto Casillas 832-525-3710 o
Maricela Ponce 832-896-8289.
FRANCISCANOS DE MARÍA, MISIONEROS
DEL AGRADECIMIENTO: Quieres amar a
Jesús de todo Corazón? Imita a María.
El grupo se reúne los Martes en el Salón B-5 de 7:00-8:00 p.m. Para mas
información llamar a Elsa Galindo al
713-534-7394.
LOS SACRAMENTOS
RICA-INICIACIÓN PARA ADULTOS: Eres
adulto y aún no has recibido tus sacramentos? Te invitamos a asistir a las
clases de preparación para bautismo,
comunión y confirmación. Cesar o
Irasema Luna al 281-565-0322.
ESTUDIO BÍBLICO: El Grupo se reúne
todos los domingos después de la Misa
de 8:00 a.m. (de Agosto a Mayo). Para
mas información llame a el Sr. Larry
Ponce de León, 281-250-9651
IMAGEN DE LA VIRGEN PEREGRINA: Desea
llevarse la imagen de la Virgen Peregrina a casa una semana? Regístrese después de misa o llame a Elvira Morales
al 281-682-0626.
APOSTOLADO DE LA CRUZ: El grupo se
reúne los martes a las 7:00 p.m., en
el edificio de CCE. Información:
Myrla Vanegas al 281-277-2730
CARISMÁTICO DE RENOVACIÓN: El grupo se reúne en la capilla de la iglesia
todo los Jueves de 7:00-9:00 p.m. a
partir de el mes de Septiembre. Para
mas información llame a Patria Herrero 281-277-2431.
CATECISMO Y BIBLIA: El grupo se reúne
los viernes a las 7:30 a 9:00 p.m. en
el salón 1 o 7. Abierto a toda la comunidad. Para mas llame a Ramel
Ascencio 281-684-4235.
CORO HISPANO: Este coro práctica los
lunes a las 7:00 p.m. y cantan en la
misa del domingo a las 8:00 a.m. o
2:00 p.m. Para mas información por
favor llame a Susan al 281-494-1156
ext. 261.
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LA LEGIÓN DE MARIA: El grupo se reúne
los Lunes a las 6:30 p.m. Para información con Estella Rodríguez al 832-3966071 o Jaime Abreu 832-418-2287.
MINISTERIO VOCACIONES: Desea llevar
el Crucifijo y Libro de Oraciones a su
casa y rezar por vocaciones sacerdotales y religiosas. Para mas información
llame a el Sr. Sam Magana al 281-4992682 o a la Sra. Maria Elena Rico 281277-5776.
ROSARIO GUADALUPANO: Se reza el día
12 de cada mes en la capilla de la iglesia a las 7:00 p.m. Para información:
Janie Leos al 281-240-7938.
PLANIFICACIÓN FAMILIAR NATURAL: Es
segura, saludable y efectiva al igual
para concebir, o posponer embarazos
y es conforme a lo que la Iglesia Católica ensena sobre la belleza del ser
humano y su capacidad para cooperar
con Dios y dar vida. Para mas información, por favor llame a Irma Roman al
832-287-7333.
St. Theresa Catholic Church
February 1, 2015
LA UNIDAD DE LOS CRISTIANOS ES INSTRUMENTO DE RECONCILIACIÓN PARA EL MUNDO
(Radio Vaticana).- Impulsar el encuentro, el diálogo y la escucha, como nos enseña Jesús, que es paciente y nos ofrece un
camino de conversión interior, que nos hace crecer en la caridad y en la verdad. Y nos impulsa a rogar el don de la comunión plena de todos los cristianos, sedientos de paz y fraternidad, para que brille ‘el sagrado misterio de la unidad de la
Iglesia’ como signo e instrumento de reconciliación para el mundo entero. Fue la exhortación del Obispo de Roma, que
presidió las segundas Vísperas de la Solemnidad de la Conversión de San Pablo Apóstol, como es tradicional en la basílica
papal dedicada al Apóstol de las gentes, culminando así la Semana de oración por la unidad de los cristianos 2015.
Reflexionando sobre el tema de este año, con las palabras de Jesús a la samaritana: ‘Dame de beber’, del Evangelio de San
Juan, el Papa Francisco se refirió a las controversias entre los cristianos, heredadas del pasado, e hizo hincapié en la importancia de comprender lo que nos une. Es decir, «la llamada a participar en el misterio del amor del Padre, revelado por el
Hijo a través del Espíritu Santo». «Nos necesitamos unos a otros, necesitamos encontrarnos y confrontarnos guiados por el
Espíritu Santo, que armoniza la diversidad y supera los conflictos».
Jesús es la fuente de Agua viva que apaga la sed de amor, de justicia y libertad. Y ante una multitud de hombres y mujeres
cansados y sedientos, los cristianos estamos llamados a ser evangelizadores: «todos estamos al servicio del único y mismo
Evangelio», señaló el Santo Padre, reiterando que Jesús es la fuente de la que brota el agua del Espíritu Santo, es decir, «el
amor de Dios derramado en nuestros corazones» (Rm 5,5) el día del Bautismo.
«Queridos hermanos y hermanas, hoy nosotros, que estamos sedientos de paz y fraternidad, invocamos con corazón confiado que el Padre celestial, por medio de Jesucristo, único Sacerdote, y la intercesión de la Virgen María, el apóstol Pablo
y todos los santos, nos dé el don de la plena comunión de todos los cristianos, para que pueda brillar «el sagrado misterio
de la unidad de la Iglesia» (Conc. Ecum. Vat. II, Decr. Unitatis redintegratio, sobre el ecumenismo, 2), como signo e instrumento de reconciliación para el mundo entero».
El Papa se refirió finalmente al ecumenismo de la sangre. En este momento quisiera recordar a todos nuestros mártires perseguidos y asesinados porque son cristianos, dijo.
Con estas palabras concluyó su homilía, en la que dirigió un saludo cordial y fraterno a los respectivos representantes del
Patriarcado Ecuménico, del Arzobispo de Canterbury, y a todos los representantes de las diversas Iglesias y Comunidades
eclesiales. A los miembros de la Comisión Mixta para el diálogo teológico entre la Iglesia católica y las Iglesias ortodoxas
orientales, a los estudiantes del Ecumenical Institute of Bossey y a los jóvenes que se benefician de las becas ofrecidas por
el Comité de Colaboración Cultural con las Iglesias ortodoxas, que actúa en el Consejo para la Promoción de la Unidad de
los Cristianos.
Sin olvidar a los religiosos y religiosas pertenecientes a diferentes Iglesias y Comunidades eclesiales, que han participado
estos días en un encuentro ecuménico, organizado por la Congregación para los Institutos de Vida Consagrada y las Sociedades de Vida Apostólica, en colaboración con el Consejo Pontificio para la Promoción de la Unidad de los Cristianos,
con ocasión del Año de la vida consagrada.
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February 1, 2015
ONLINE GIVING
We have updated our
Online Giving link on our
website.
If you are an Online Giving participant, this will
not affect your scheduled
gifts, your account information or anything else in
your account. It will,
however, affect any bookmarks or favorites you
may have created on your
computer.
We do ask that that next
time you access your
Online Giving account
that you go to the church
website and click on the
new Online Giving logo
and bookmark this new
address.
Online Giving is a safe
and convenient way to
donate to the church. To
sign-up, go to sugarlandcatholic.com and
click on the Online Giving logo and create an
account. If you have questions, call us at 281-4941156.
O NLINE G IVING
The parish website has instructions on how to register for
convenient on-line giving. You will have full control of
your contribution account and scheduling. This option can
be a great way to support your church and honor the Lord
with your resources. If you would like to begin online giving, either visit the link on our website or call Diane Senger
281-494-1156.
www.SugarLandCatholic.com
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February 1, 2015
BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS: Submissions to the bulletin
are due on the Friday (10 days) before the Sunday of
publication. Send bulletin notices to Rosa Michel at [email protected] or FAX: 281-242-1393.
WELCOME TO OUR NEW PARISHIONERS
Bienvenidos a nuestra comunidad
Ms. Brigida Castillo & David Carrizales and Family
Ms. Miriam Gomez and Family
Mrs. Maria L. Amezcua
Mrs. Dominga Ramos and Family
Mr. Luis Diaz & Mrs. Maria Villanueva and Family
E-BLAST: Visit our parish website and click on the link to
sign up for our bi-monthly e-blast. Every two weeks, an
e-mail will be sent directly to your computer or smart
phone with updated information about parish schedules,
events, and more. Sign up today!
GABRIEL PROJECT: Gabriel Project is seeking monetary or
material donations for our pregnant women. Please contact Pina @ 281-650-1225/ [email protected]
PARISH REGISTRATION: We kindly request that all families
of our parish be registered before registering for CCE or
sacramental preparation classes. Registration and
change forms are available in the vestibule of the church
and in the parish office. To update your parish information, please call the parish office from 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.
MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER: Are you looking for a new way to
let your spouse know you love them in the midst of your
jobs, carpooling the kids, and trying to keep up with
your house, pool, and yard? Tell him or her they're still
#1 in your life... share a Worldwide Marriage Encounter
Weekend with each other. Contact Brian & Tina Little at
281-773-4014 for more information, or on-line at
www.houstonme.org.
MARRIAGE PREPARATION: Those who wish to be married
at St. Theresa Church are asked to attend a marriage
preparation seminar. The seminar is held every other
month on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
Please pre-register by calling 281-494-1156. The next
seminar will be Tuesday, February 10, 2015.
MEN’S PRAYER BREAKFAST: Join the men of St. Theresa at
the monthly "Breakfast and Prayer before Business,"
Leader: Deacon Frank Cromer. Wednesday, February
11, 2015 at 6:45 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. in the Youth Family
Life Center, Room A. Continental breakfast and sharing
the Word among friends. It’s inspirational and interesting. There’s no need to call. Simply show up and bring
a friend.
BAPTISM PREPARATION FOR INFANTS: Parents are asked
register their child for Baptism, to bring a copy of the
child’s birth certificate to the parish office, and to attend
a pre-Baptism class. Godparents are encouraged to attend class. Godparents must be at least sixteen years of
age, practicing Catholics, Confirmed, and if married,
married through the Church.
MONTHLY PRO-LIFE ROSARY: The first Sunday of each
month we pray the Rosary to end abortion. Today, Sunday, February 1, 2015 we will pray the Rosary at 6:30
a.m. inside the Church and after the 10:00 a.m. Mass in
front of the Right to Life Monument.
NURSERY: The nursery is open during the 8:00 a.m.,
10:00 a.m. & Noon Sunday Mass. Children from 18
months to 4 years of age are welcome. No reservation is
necessary. Contact: Daniela Castro 832-693-3176.
Classes are offered the first Friday of every other month,
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Parents
are kindly asked not to bring their children to the class.
Certificates of attendance for the baptism preparation are
provided at the end of the class for those who are not
baptizing at St. Theresa Church. Please call the office to
register for the class at 281-494-1156, Ext. 228. The next
class will be on Friday, February 6, 2015.
RACHEL PROJECT: If you are grieving from a past abortion,
Contact your diocesan Project Rachel Ministry for confidential help. Dr. Marcella Colbert 713-741-8728.
ST. THERESA’S MOTHERS’ PLAYGROUP: Mothers and children welcome! We meet at 10:00 a.m. on the second
and fourth Wednesday of the month in the Family Life
Center, Room A. Contact: Erin at 281-325-0618.
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February 1, 2015
FAITH FORMATION
C.C.E.
YOUTH
ST. THERESA YOUTH MINISTRY
www.stymsugarland.com
Its never to late to register for
CCE.
During the CCE school year, classes
are offered at the following times:
Preschool CCE is in rooms B3 – B5
during the Sunday 10:00 a.m. Mass.
Kindergarten CCE is available on
Sundays at 10:00 a.m. as well as on
Mondays & Tuesdays at 4:15 p.m.
Elementary CCE is on Mondays and
Tuesdays at 4:15 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.
Children are asked to go directly to
the classrooms.
Sacrament Sunday is for all children
in formation to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy
Communion. Any questions to Paul
Stoessel, Director of Elementary CCE
at [email protected] or at
281-830-3804. Next class is Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.
in the community center.
Catholic 101 is for all parents of firstyear CCE children. This is for parents
only. Children are invited to attend
CCE during this time. Next class will
be Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at
7:00 p.m.
Middle School CCE has begun. It is
never too late to register. Please contact the parish office for more information 281-494-1156.
Middle School CCE will meet at the
following days/times:
Confirmation Mass is on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 7PM
The Youth Ministry is in need of volunteers, please contact
Joseph Mastrangelo at [email protected]
Facebook (St. Theresa Youth Ministry)
Twitter (@stym_sugarland)
Instagram (@stym_sugarland)
R.C.I.A. NEWS
Is God calling you to something more?
Come explore the Catholic Church!
If you are seventeen years of age or older and: unbaptized; baptized in another
faith expression; or a baptized Catholic who has never received your First Holy Communion, then the RCIA is for you!
The next Inquiry gathering will be Wednesday, February 4, 2015 from 7:00
p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center. These informal gatherings are
structured to answer your questions about the Catholic Church.
Contact Lynda Knoche at 281-342-6937 or by e-mail:
[email protected]
If you, your child or someone you know is between the ages of seven and sixteen, not baptized or baptized in another faith expression, we have an RCIA
process suited to your age group. Inquiry sessions every Wednesday at 6:30
p.m. Please schedule an appointment with Paul Stoessel 281-494-2717 x 254
or e-mail [email protected] prior to attending your first session.
Sunday 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. or
Monday 6:45—8:00 p.m.
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
MASS SCHEDULE
PARISH EVENTS
Monday, February 2, 2015
The Presentation of the Lord
6:45 a.m.  Intention of Celebrant
8:30 a.m.  Intention of Celebrant
Monday, February 2, 2015
9:00 a.m. Learn English Ministry, Rm 1/7
6:00 p.m. Legion de Maria Mtg.
7:00 p.m. Spanish Choir Rehearsal
Tuesday, February 3
Weekday in Ordinary Time
6:45 a.m.  Gerry Czenski
8:30 a.m.  Beatriz Meza
Tuesday, February 3
9:00 a.m. Learn English Ministry, Rm 1/7
10:30 a.m. The Gathering Place, CC
6:00 p.m. Bereavement Grp. Mtg., FLC-A
6:30 p.m. Franciscanos de Maria, Rm 5
7:00 p.m. Holy Trinity Prayer, Chapel
Wednesday, February 4
Weekday in Ordinary Time
6:45 a.m.  Romana & Javier Valiño
8:30 a.m.  Maria Torres
Thursday, February 5
St. Agatha
6:45 a.m.  Thomas, Joseph, Teresa
8:30 a.m.  Randy Freeman
Friday, February 6
Weekday in Ordinary Time
6:45 a.m.  All The Souls
8:30 a.m.  Federico Makayan
Saturday, February 7
St. Francis de Sales
8:30 a.m.  Vicenta Lopez
5:00 p.m.  Dolores Trevino Guerra
Sunday, February 8
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
7:00 a.m.  Deacon Frank Cromer &
Family
8:00 a.m.  Sociedad Guadalupanos
10:00 a.m.  Roberto Vegas
12:00 p.m.  San Marcos De Leon
2:00 p.m.  Parish Family
5:00 p.m.  Peter Donohue
Wednesday, February 4
9:00 a.m. Learn English Ministry, Rm 1/7
6:30 p.m. RICA para Niños, Rm 1/7
7:00 p.m. Divine Mercy Prayer Cenacle
7:00 p.m. RCIA Inquiry, FLC
Thursday, February 5
9:00 a.m. Learn English Ministry, Rm 1/7
9:30 a.m. Rosary Group, Rm 6
6:00 p.m. RICA, Rm 244
6:30 p.m. Carmelites 2015 Council Mtg.
Friday, February 6
6:30 p.m. Catecsimo y Biblia, Rm 1/7
7:00 p.m. Baptism Class, FLC-A
S UNDAY O FFERTORY
January 25, 2015
Online Giving
Total
C APITAL C AMPAIGN
As of January 25, 2015
Pledges
Payments
Payments Due
Totals as of January 25, 2015
Goal
Pledged
Payments
Payments Due
9
$
$
$
$
197,000
221,813
219,153
-22,153
536 Participants
NOVEMBER - WEEKLY AVERAGE
Budgeted
Actual
$ 38,016
$ 40,075
Capital
$ 3,333
Campaign
$ 3,135
Other:
$ 4,258
$ 5,414
Total
Income
$ 45,607
$ 48,624
Expenses
$ 44,648
$ 39,076
Surplus
(deficit)
$
$ 9,548
Offertory
One may request Mass intentions by visiting
the parish office during regular business hours.
Mass intentions are available two (2) months in
advance.
$ 4,457,662
$ 4,057,161
$ 400,502
DIOCESAN SERVICES FUND 2014
Saturday, February 7
9:00 a.m. Learn English Ministry, Rm 1/7
10:30 a.m. Rosary Group, Rm 6
Sunday, February 8
9:30 a.m. Catecismo , School Bldg.
9:30 a.m. RCIA Catechumens, FLC
9:30 a.m. RICA para Niños, Rm 1/7
9:30 a.m. Estudio de Biblia, CC
1:00 p.m. Sacrament Sunday
6:15 p.m. Life Night, CC
6:30 p.m. Middle School CCE
$33,546
$ 3,058
$36,604
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St. Theresa Catholic Church
February 1, 2015
First Friday Reparation Vigil
Friday, February 6, 2015
from 9:00 p.m. until Midnight
Eucharistic Adoration, Holy Rosary, Confession
and Holy Mass (at 11:00 p.m.)
A Brief History of the Devotion to the Sacred Heart
Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is a devotion that focuses attention on the physical
Heart as the symbol of His redemptive love. Although tradition often situates the beginning of
the practice of the devotion to the year 1000, it might be more accurate to place its birth during the time of the great mystics [St. Anselm and St. Bernard] between 1050 and 1150. By the
middle ages, because of a strong emphasis on the Passion of our Lord, and because of the efforts of St. Bonaventure and St. Gertrude the Great, the devotion became popularized as a
means of worshipping the mystery of Christ, living in the Church.
This devotion was promoted by great Saints, including St. Albert the Great, St. Catherine of
Siena, St. Francis de Sales, as well as the great religious orders, such as the Benedictines, the
Dominicans, and the Carthusians. However, it must be recorded that the Saint who is most
often associated with this devotion is St. Margaret Mary Alacoque [1647-1690]. After she received the Vision of the Sacred Heart, which popularized the devotion, she was scorned by
her mother superior who thought her to be delusional. The Saint took ill. Mother superior told
St. Margaret Mary that she would believe the miracle of the vision if the Saint were cured. She
was and St. Margaret was able to promote the devotion under the guidance of her spiritual
director, St. Claude Colombiere. Several books have been published on her extensive letters,
sayings and the revelations given to her by Our Lord.
Her private revelations promoted the establishment of a liturgical feast day and the practice of
offering reparation for the outrages committed against the Blessed Sacrament on the First Fridays and the Promises of the Sacred Heart.
St. Alphonsus was heavily influenced by St. Margaret Mary in his own devotion to the Sacred
Heart.
In modern times it was Pope Pius IX who, in 1856, established the Feast of the Sacred Heart
and encouraged the efforts of the Apostleship of Prayer - a confraternity of faithful Catholics
who encourage groups, families, and communities to consecrate themselves to the Sacred
Heart. In 1928 Pope Pius XI issued his encyclical Miserentissimus Redemptor on reparation to
the Sacred Heart. In 1956 Pope Pius XII published his encyclical Haurietis aquas on the nature
of devotion to the Sacred Heart.
The modern devotion to the Divine Mercy is a contemporary expression of devotion to the
Sacred Heart of Jesus.
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February 1, 2015
ST. THERESA WORLD BAZAAR 2015
APRIL 25 & 26
Preparations and planning are underway for next year’s bazaar and we
need your help. We are currently seeking additional people to serve as
chairs on the committee. The open positions are for Raffle chair, Advertising chair, Sponsorship chair, Venue Organizer, and Volunteer chair.
FIRST FRIDAY ORGAN CONCERT
February 6, 2015
7:30 p.m.
Kevin Clarke
Music of Franck, Wida & Bach
KSHJ 1430 AM – English Catholic radio in Houston, TX. Tune in for intelligent talk, catechesis, apologetics, a
Catholic perspective on news and current events, great fun, and lots of advice on living the faith in our relationships and sharing the faith with our
friends and family. Tune in every
Monday at 12 noon to “Evangelium
Live,” Houston’s local live program
hosted by Joe McClane. Listen on air
at AM 1430, online at
GRNonline.com, or on your mobile
device – both IOS and Android.
Meetings for the bazaar are held the first and third Tuesdays of each
month at 6:30 pm and will be located in room 6 or 7 in the old CCE
building located behind the new school building. The first meeting of
the month is for the Managing Committee and the second meeting of the
month will be for Booth Chairs and serve as a General Meeting. The second meeting is the best meeting to attend if you have general questions.
Below is a “wish list” of items for the bazaar raffle. Any donations for the
raffle will be a significant help in offsetting the cost.
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$4,000 Gift Card
Samsung 50+ Inch TV (4K/3D/Smart/LED)
Tablets - Ipad Air 2/Ipad Mini 3/Kindle HDX
Laptop - MacBook Pro w/ Retina Screen
Some form of Hotel Weekend Stay Certificate
$150 Gift Cards: Kroger, HEB, Pappas Restaurants
BBQ PIT
Please be sure to check out www.SugarlandBazaar.com for more information. A calendar with a list of regular and special meetings is on the
website. In addition, the website now allows for volunteers to signup
online. English and Spanish versions of the volunteer form are on the
website.
Come get involved in the bazaar…It’s a great way to serve and meet other parishioners!
God Bless & Thank You All
Eric DeMarco & Jason Yowell
Bazaar Chair & Vice Chair
Save the Date
PILGRIMAGE WITH FR. JOSE THARAYIL
June 5-16, 2015. Experience two extraordinary events that you won't want
to miss- The Sordevolo Passion Play
and The Shroud of Turin Exhibit.
Pegasus Travel and Tours
Women’s Lenten Day of Reflection
832-886-4707
[email protected]
Free childcare available upon request.
Saturday February 28, 2015
St. Theresa Church
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St. Theresa Catholic Church
February 1, 2015
ANNOUNCEMENTS
PRAYER BEFORE MASS
Almighty and ever-living God, I approach the sacrament
of Your only-begotten Son Our Lord Jesus Christ. I come
sick to the doctor of life, unclean to the fountain of mercy, blind to the radiance of eternal light, and poor and
needy to the Lord of heaven and earth. Lord, in your
great generosity, heal my sickness, wash away my defilement, enlighten my blindness, enrich my poverty,
and clothe my nakedness. May I receive the bread of
angels, the King of kings and Lord of lords, with humble
reverence, with the purity and faith, the repentance and
love, and the determined purpose that will help to bring
me to salvation. May I receive the sacrament of the
Lord's Body and Blood, and its reality and power. Kind
God, may I receive the Body of Your only-begotten Son,
our Lord Jesus Christ, born from the womb of the Virgin
Mary, and so be received into His mystical body and
numbered among His members. Loving Father, as on my
earthly pilgrimage I now receive Your beloved Son under the veil of a sacrament, may I one day see him face
to face in glory, who lives and reigns with You for ever.
Amen.
Saint Thomas Aquinas
WEEKLY READINGS
February 2 through February 8, 2015
Monday:
Mal 3:1-4; Ps 24; Heb 2:14-18;
Lk 2:22-40 [22-32]
Tuesday:
Heb 12:1-4; Mk 5:21-43
Wednesday: Heb 12:4-7, 11-15; Mk 6:1-6
Heb 12:18-19, 21-24; Mk 6:7-13
Thursday:
Heb 13:1-8; Mk 6:14-29
Friday:
Heb 13:15-17, 20-21; Mk 6:30-34
Saturday:
Sunday:
Jb 7:1-4, 6-7; Ps 147; 1 Cor 9:16-19, 2223; Mk 1:29-39
THANKSGIVING AFTER MASS
I thank you, holy Lord, almighty Father, eternal God,
who deigned to feast me, sinful and unworthy servant,
with the precious body and blood of your Son, Jesus
Christ our Lord, not for any merit of mine, but only because of your merciful goodness. And I pray that this
Holy Communion, far from condemning me to punishment, may bring about my pardon and salvation, encompassing me with the armor of faith and the shield of
a good will. By it let my vices be done away, all lustful
desires extinguished. May it advance me in charity, patience, humility, obedience, and every other virtue. Let it
be strong defense against the wiles of all my enemies,
visible and invisible, allaying for me every disturbance
of flesh and spirit, binding me firmly to you, the one true
God, and bringing my last hour to a happy close. I pray,
too, that it may be your pleasure to call my sinful self
one day to that banquet, wonderful past all telling,
where you, with your Son and the Holy Spirit, feast your
saints with the vision of yourself, who are true light, the
fulfillment of all desires, the joy that knows no ending,
gladness unalloyed, and perfect bliss: through the same
Christ our Lord. Amen.
Saint Thomas Aquinas
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time:
Dt 18:15-20; Ps 95:1-2, 6-9; 1 Cor 7:32-35; Mk1:21-28
L ECTURAS S EMANAL
2 de febrero al 8 de febrero del 2015
Lunes:
Mal 3:1-4; Sal 24 (23); Heb 2:14-18;
Lc 2:22-40 [22-32]
Martes:
Heb 12:1-4; Mc 5:21-43
Miércoles:
Heb 12:4-7, 11-15; Mc 6:1-6
Jueves:
Heb 12:18-19, 21-24; Mc 6:7-13
Viernes:
Heb 13:1-8; Mc 6:14-29
Sabado:
Heb 13:15-17, 20-21; Mc 6:30-34
Domingo:
Jb 7:1-4, 6-7; Sal 147 (146); 1 Cor 9:1619, 22-23; Mc 1:29-39
Cuarto Domingo de Tiempo Ordinario:
Dt 18:15-20; Sal 95 (94); 1 Cor 7:32-35; Mc 1:21-28
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St. Theresa Catholic Church
February 1, 2015
Catholic Date Night
Friday, February 13 at 7:00 p.m.
Join us for Date Night the second Friday of every
month at 7:00 PM in the Community Center. If you
have been looking for a way to get out for a nice evening and share your faith with
that special person in your life then this is the event you have been looking for.
This is also an evening to spend with old friends and to make new ones. If you are
new to the parish, Date Night is a great venue for connecting with your fellow parishioners.
We will have excellent dinner, drinks fellowship, and an opportunity to learn and
discuss the reasons we are Catholic. The cost is $10 per person (pay at the
door). Any and all adults are welcome. Dates are not necessary. This is just an opportunity to have a good meal and a good time.
Free Child Care is Available IF you RSVP by Wednesday, February 11th.
RSVP at www.catholicdatenight.net
Is Date Night for couples or for singles? Both. Date Night is for adults. We just call it Date Night, because it is a
chance for people to get out of the house and have a good time.
Is Date Night only for Catholics? No. We are going to be experiencing the beauty and richness of the Catholic faith,
but this is open to anybody who is open to it.
Is Date Night only for St. Theresa Parishioners? No. Feel free to bring friends from other parishes… provided you
RSVP.
Do I need to have a date? No. Many people come alone.
Why must I RSVP? Dinner is prepared from scratch by volunteers, and we want to provide the best experience possible. Be kind… RSVP.
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February 1, 2015
PRAYER REQUESTS
PRAYER FOR THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED
PRAYER FOR THE SICK
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and may perpetual
light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.
May their souls, and all the souls of the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Omnipotent and eternal God, the everlasting Salvation of
those who believe, hear us on behalf of Thy sick servant,
N., for whom we beg the aid of Thy loving mercy, that,
with his bodily health restored, he may give thanks to
Thee in Thy church. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Jan Karwowski
Fr. Robert Ritz
Margarita Iglesias
Fr. Roy Oggero
Rafael Gijon
Mildred Netardus
Dr. Albert Romano
Carlos Trejos
Betty Goehring
Dorothy Raska
Cathy See
Elvin Kocich
Bill Murray
Virginia Siwa
Rosie Janssen
Gloria Ortiz
Maria Ewah
Maria Pimentel
Martha Kocich
Ilse Viteri
Adela Cuate
Adalberta M. De Tristan
Bernice Guess
Edgar J. Schlabach
Janie Leos
JoAnn Duncan
Linda Patin
Rufus Segura
Joseph Stovall
Robert Byrd
Diana Ploch
Ann Neslony
Priscilla Ruiz
Julian Villarreal
Anola Lee
Cynthia Cantu
Theresa Ebarb
John Hallberg
Terri Giaimis
Pamela Montferrand
Carol Ann Barley
Debbie White
Ashley Santibañez
Larry Klaus
Janie Segura
Nicole Loper
Karen Cromer
Maria A. Rodriguez
Diane Grayum
Elaine Petrash
Linda Kasper
Sara Aguirre Alfaro
Martin (Marty) Stieb
Myriam Chavez
Evelyn Bartos
John Arroyo
Peter Bohmer
Kathleen Melancon
John Donart
John Cromer
Chris Cromer
Allie Aldrich
Brandon Vos
Matt Pici
Baby Victoria Perry
Charlie Craig
Larry Duran
Fred Stratton
Joanne Henry
Charlie Crowell
Jose Reymond Jaimes
Larry Loper
Maria Reyes
Marilyn Nelson
Jackie Karwowski
Baby Maxwell Powers
Balvino Renoj Family
Carolyn M. Norwood
Emilia Rincon
Virginia Lopez
Elmo Ordeneaux
Jeannine Scates
Margarita Montoya Padilla
Mydra Pitre
Jill Cutway
Maria Choi
Cayden Capello
Gwen Salisbury
Frances Scott
Mary Camacho
Martha Gonzalez
Richard & Lillie Beserra
Mami Lopez
We remember with gratitude, and pray for God’s mercy
upon:
Lucy Cavazos, Jorge Cavazos, Irene Carabajal, Carl
Harris, Esther Arroyo, Michael V. Matalka Sr.,
Marion Harris, Elias Acuna, Ann DeVaney, Joseph
Schillaci, Eugene Rollman, Bryant E. Parker, Peter
Thyssen, Bobby Morgan, Keven Lewis, Jason Dizon,
Ron Lee Grayum, Thomas Roberson, Fred Mora,
Sarah Vanek, Olga Mutina, Vernida Broussard,
Jason N. Dizon, Rebecca Batac, Amador Landrito,
Donald Mattern,
St. Joseph, Patron of a holy death, pray for us!
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February 1, 2015
F OURTH S UNDAY
O RDINARY T IME
IN
Grant us, Lord our God,
that we may honor you with all our mind,
and love everyone in truth of heart.
Who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
”Hew commands even the unclean spirits and they obey him.”
(Mark 1:27)
St. Theresa Catholic Church
705 St. Theresa Boulevard
Sugar Land, Texas 77498
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