January 10, 2016 - St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church



January 10, 2016 - St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church
St. Paul the
Catholic Church
Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
18223 Point Lookout Dr.
Nassau Bay, Texas 77058-3594
281-333-3891 / Fax: 281-333-3815
Monday – Thursday Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
(Closed for lunch 12-1 p.m., M-F)
The Clergy Staff
Rev. Wencil Pavlovsky
(Ext. 325)
Deacon Jim Lockwood
Deacon Arturo Monterrubio
The Pastoral Staff
Heidi Clark,
Adult Faith Formation
Sara Fontana
Children’s Ministry
Vicky Kuehnel,
Early Childhood Program
Joyce Lubofsky,
Liturgical Ministry
Esperanza Monterrubio,
Multicultural Ministry
David Rofrano,
Music Ministry
Katie Mahoney,
Youth Ministry
Maria Conner,
Business Manager
Theresa Waller,
Michael Centanni,
Facilities Director
Laura Ruzicka,
Parish Secretary
Elena Capetillo
Assistant Secretary
(Ext. 328)
(Ext. 339)
(Ext. 340)
(Ext. 333)
(Ext. 321)
(Ext. 332)
(Ext. 301)
(Ext. 330)
(Ext. 341)
(Ext. 343)
(Ext. 323)
We Celebrate the Eucharist
(Ext. 302)
Gabriel Project
(Ext. 338)
Parish-based crisis pregnancy ministry
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Office Hours:
Tuesday 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Thursday 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Appointment required for Financial
Assistance but not for Food Pantry.
Mass in English
Tuesday – Saturday at 8:30 a.m.
Misa en Español (Mass in Spanish)
Jueves (Thursday) a las 7:00 p.m.
Weekend: Mass in English
Saturday Vigil at 5:00 p.m.
Sunday at 9:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m.
Misa en Español (Mass in Spanish)
Domingo (Sunday) a las 12:00 Mediodía
Confessions: Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Eucharistic Adoration: Continuously in the Chapel
6:00 p.m. Sunday – 8:30 a.m. Saturday
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January 3 Financial Stewardship
January 10, 2016
Administración Financiera de 3 de enero
$ 0.00
Contribuciones 3 de enero
No Habrá Deducciones De Línea Durante Este Periodo.
No On-line deductions this period.
Building Loan Payment
November Capital Campaign Donations
$ 36,900.34
$ 28,040.21
$ 8,860.13
January 3 Contributions
No On line deductions this period.
December 27 Contributions
Contribuciones 27 de diciembre
Funded from Parish Operational Funds
2015 DSF
Pledged To Date (*352 Parishioners)
Paid To Date
*Increases as parishioners Respond to Archdiocese Appeal
*Half of all amounts donated over the amount of $128,000
goal are applied to our building debt. The other half will go
into Archdiocese DSF accounts
No Habrá Deducciones De Línea Durante Este Periodo.
Préstamo del Edificio
Donaciones de la Campaña Capital de noviembre
Financiado por Fondos Operacionales de la Parroquia y sus Ministerio
$ 139,751*
$ 136,816
If you have not yet signed up for
online giving I urge you as we enter
the New Year to please consider doing
so. Parishioners who have used Faith
Direct have had positive experience and it facilitates
the parish planning and administration efforts. The
system is secure, with the Faith Direct personnel
being very helpful and responsive in supporting our
parish. Registration materials are at the Information
Wall by the Welcome Center. You may also get
information by calling 1.866.507.8757, or thru their
website at www.faithdirect.net. For purposes of
registration, St. Paul’s code is TX596. Please give
serious consideration to the use of Faith Direct.
Fr. Wencil
Faith Direct - Si todavía no se ha registrado para
donaciones en línea les pido que por favor consideren
en lo que entramos en el nuevo año hacerlo. Los
feligreses que han utilizado Faith Direct han tenido
experiencia positiva y facilita los esfuerzos de
planificación y administración de la parroquia. El sistema
es seguro, con el personal de Faith Direct muy atentos
en el apoyo a nuestra parroquia. Materiales de
inscripción están en la Pared de Información por el
Centro de Bienvenida. También puede obtener
información llamando a 1.866.507.8757, o a través del
sitio web www.faithdirect.net. Para efectos de registro, el
código de St. Paul es TX596. Por favor considerar el uso
de Faith Direct.
Bendiciones, Padre Wencil
If you are interested in donating flowers for our Altar,
for Special Intentions or in Memory of a loved
one, please contact Rosalie Daves at
281.768.0243 or [email protected] A 2
week notice is required for ordering the
flowers and bulletin posting. No flowers
during Lent or Advent.
2015 DSF
Prometido al Día (*348 feligreses )
Pagado al Día
*Número aumenta a lo que feligreses responden al apelación de
la Arquidiócesis
*La mitad de todos fondos donados sobre el objetivo de
$128,000 serán aplicados a la deuda de nuestro edificio. El
resto se destinara a cuentas de DSF de la Arquidiócesis.
The Bay Area Deanery Council of Catholic Women
(BADCCW) will hold their January meeting on
Wednesday, January 20, from 9:00 AM - 2 PM at St.
Mary's Immaculate Conception Church, Rosary Hall, 816
Park Drive, La Porte, In addition to a brief monthly
meeting, Sister Eleanor Dickson will speak about the
Year of Mercy. Donations are also requested to support
the Pregnancy and Parenting Support Centers of
Galveston County. Please consider bringing Diapers,
sizes 4, 5 or 6 and toiletry items. These centers help
mothers with parenting classes, as well as food and
clothing needs. They educate women and discourage
abortion. The CCW is an affiliated network of dedicated
Catholic women who come together for fellowship, to
grow in spirituality, leadership and service to Christ, His
church and society. Lunch: BBQ, $5.00. For more info or
to carpool, contact Gretchen at
[email protected] or 832.605.8360.
Ministry Fair 2016
Save the Date:
January 16/17, 2016
After all Masses
We invite you to stop by after Mass to learn
about the numerous ministries offered here
in our parish. You’ll not only be able to take
home information about each ministry but
also learn about how you can get involved in
ministries that meet your needs and could
use your talents/gifts.
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Readings & Mass Intentions ♦ Lecturas Y Intenciónes de Misa
(1/10/2016 – 1/16/2016)
Sunday (Is 40:1-5, 9-11; Ti 2:11-14, 3:4-7; Lk 3:15-16, 21-22) The
Baptism Of The Lord
9:00 AM †Truth Hoedebecke
12:00 PM Joe Elias Vasquez
5:00 PM People of the Parish
Monday (1 Sm 1:1-8; Mk 1:14-20)
No Mass
Tuesday (1 Sm 1:9-20; Mk 1:21-28) St. Marguerite Bourgeoys
8:30 AM Joyce Abelt
Wednesday (1 Sm 3:1-10, 19-20; Mk 1:29-39) St. Hilary, Bishop and
Doctor of the Church
8:30 AM Robyn Gardner
Thursday (1 Sm 4:1-11; Mk 1:40-45)
8:30 AM Anita Bell
7:00 PM Alonso Vasquez
Friday (1 Sm 8:4-7, 10-22a; Mk 2:1-12)
8:30 AM Luka Klanac
Saturday (1 Sm 9:1-4, 17-19, 10:1a; Mk 2:13-17) BVM Vigil: (Is 62:1-5;
1 Cor 12:4-11; Jn 2:1-11)
8:30 AM St. Paul Clergy and Staff
5:00 PM People of the Parish
Please Pray For: Carol Weide, Wynne Gillen, Donna Bova, Bill & Beverly
Mann, Victoria Chavez, Mercedes Lopez, Barbara Williams, Ivy Dsouza, Kevin
Krengle, Darin Clark, Van Vandeputte, Flossie DeSouza, Clarence Billett,
Joseph Ulloa, Beverly & Ken Tiger, Kristen Scott, Allison Schneider, Tony
Falcon, Joyce Curtner, Marichu Arcilla Maullon-Asprer, Valerie Parisi, Lucio
Martinez, Eduardo Gasca, Heather Valarino, Gerald Rivera, Ann Kuehnel,
Martin Olson, Presy Carrera, Sharon Lee, Tom Halle, Leonel Garcia, Gertrude
D’souza, Ellen & Sue Guy, Josie Travalos, Ray Fernandez, Carlotta Del
Campo, Brittney Maynard, Daniel Adcock, Ernesto Rumbaoa,Pat Dalton,
Frank O’Connor, Raymond Ciak, Wendy Wells, Chan Finch, Joe Garcia,
Marcial Bacani, Lyla and Angelica Marie Janda, Donna Ruggerieri, Jackie
Christ, David Scott, Paul Miller, Madge Bualexanderduan, Raymond
Fernandez, Connie Fernandez, Margaret Escobedo, Bobby Lopez, Nancy
Ware, Trace Cook, Julia Brown, Mary Kyle, Kenneth Parker, Daniel Parker,
Betty Jean Herron, Gladys Galloway, Maria William Swenson, Allison
Hawthorne Swenson, Bernie Brabant, Mary Lee Knight, Rose Miller, Austin
Gerry, Linda Buckminster, Betty Quebedeaux, Dr. Frank Greytok, John Turco,
Jerry Ozment, Jack Scarmardi, Edril Phillips, Judy Ganske, Josefina Saenz,
Eloisa Allen, Betty Johnson, Kristin Scott, Alice Jean Pursell, Estela Narvaez,
Marcos Jimenez, Rebecca Brooklier, Anna Feiaiullo, Dorothy Breidenstein,
Alan Harvey, Karen Savko, Jim Buggy, Antoinette Fossatti, Angelica
Mendoza, Ed Baca, Liz, Jeremiah & Justin DeLeon, Wendy Mattingly, Tom
Leahy, Jo Michael, Norma Bischel, Sherry Sullivan, Isaiah Pina, Edward
Templin, Patti DiCostanza, John & Carmen Heckler, Brian Lee, Emily Weiss,
Pam Collins, Deanna Stellato, Verr Soltes, Soledad Martinez, Darius Riley,
Peggy Vargas, Louise Temple, Angela Porter, Blanche Riel, Verena Costello,
Claire Cavetti, Chris Hebert, Thomas Frasier, Minnie Hill-Honor, David
Cabrera, James John, Sarah Marcela Poole, Audrey Cegielski, Alma
Andreason, Janie Torres, Evarist Coryat, Robin Schultz, Barbara Hanselkar,
Joann Nelson, Jackie Lucas, Maria Aparecida, Teixeira de Silva, Victorino
Tacorda, and Maria Hernandez.
NOTE: In order to maintain an updated Prayer
List, we are removing names that have been on the
prayer list longer than two months. Please call the
parish office, 281.333.3891 to keep a name, add a
name, or remove your name from the list.
January 10, 2016
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Office Hours: Tuesday – Wednesday, 9:30 - 11:30 AM
Thursday: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
After Jesus was baptized, he saw the Spirit of God descending
like a dove and a voice was heard “This is my beloved Son, with
whom I am well pleased.” As we give to the poor, we also can
hear these same words.
As you help those who are suffering, know in your heart
the truth of the words “you are my beloved in whom I am
well pleased”.
Your gifts are a blessing to those in need as was noted by a
family who benefited from your contributions to the Society of
St. Vincent de Paul during a difficult time. The following
thank you card, along with a donation to St. Vincent de Paul,
was recently received from a grateful client:
“SVdP Volunteers,
**** and I, are so grateful for all of your assistance during
our time of need. Please accept this small token of our
Thank you & God Bless”
If you would also like to give the gift of time and service in
2016, please consider joining the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
Members of the Society embrace these goals:
• To pursue holiness with the support of friends in the
Conference through prayer together and acts;
• To proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ in word
and action; and
• To serve the poor directly, person-to-person, having a
deep concern for people who are poor
Members join the Society, not because they are perfected in
their faith, but because they seek to develop faith by living it
both individually and communally with other members.
Progress, not perfection, is what is desired in a member. The
Society is for people who acknowledge the need to improve
their living of the Gospel life and want to do so through the
Society. Please join us at our next meeting to learn more.
Upcoming Conference Meetings
7 PM @ St. Paul in Room 10
January 13, 2016
January 27, 2016
On January 20, 2016, Richard Materson is scheduled to be
executed by the State of Texas,
On January 27, 2016, James Freeman is scheduled to be
executed by the State of Texas,
On February 16, 2016 Gustavo Garcia is scheduled to be
executed by the State of Texas,
Our Catholic faith calls us to pray for Richard, James and
Gustavo for all victims of crime, and for an end to capital
punishment here in the State of Texas. May God hear our
prayers in support of all life.
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January 10, 2016
Liturgy and Worship ~ Liturgia y Culto
jlubofsky @stpaulcatholic.org
281.333.3891 Ext. 333
As we come to the end of the AdventChristmas season this weekend, we
thank all those who contributed in a
special way to our preparation for and
celebration of the coming of Christ.
*The priests who came to hear
confessions – more than 250 people availed themselves
of this sacrament of mercy and grace in our Penance
Service on December15th;
*Our choirs, whose music made us reflective
during Advent and joyful during Christmas;
*All those who enabled our Church to be so
beautiful: those who worked so very hard to create an
environment which led us all to prayer and those who
donated for the Christmas decorations;
*Those who worked so hard to prepare and
present “Breakfast with Santa,” the “Pastorela” and the
“Polar Express;”
*Everyone who participated in Gift Giving
*Our “Knitting Ladies” through whose ministry
over 50 shawls and lap blankets were donated to the
local Veterans’ Hospital;
*The volunteers who clean the Church Vessels
and Linens.
Como llegar al final de la temporada de
Adviento-Navidad este fin de semana,
queremos agradecer a todos aquellos
que contribuyeron de manera especial a
nuestra preparación y celebración de la
venida de Cristo.
* Los sacerdotes que vinieron a oír confesiones
– más de 250 personas recibieron este Sacramento de la
misericordia y gracia en nuestro servicio de penitencia
el15 de diciembre;
*Nuestros coros, cuya música nos hizo reflexivo
durante el Adviento y alegre durante la Navidad;
*Todos aquellos que permitió nuestra iglesia tan
bella: quienes trabajaron tan duro para crear un entorno
que nos llevó todo a la oración y los que donaron para
los adornos navideños;
*Aquellos que trabajaron tan duro para preparar
y presentar el "Desayuno con Santa," la "Pastorela" y el
"Polar Express;"
*Todos los que participaron en “Gift Giving
* Nuestras "damas de tejer" a través de cuyo
ministerio sobre 50 mantones y mantas de vuelta fueron
donadas al Hospital local de los veteranos;
* Los voluntarios que limpian los linos y los vasos
de la Iglesia.
First Responders/Security Committee
Over the past few months, a number of situations have
arisen during Mass which needed special care. As a
result, we would like to form a committee of volunteers
who already have training in first aid, medicine,
security, crowd control, firefighting, etc. If that sounds
like YOU, please see Joyce Lubofsky at next weekend’s
Ministry Fair.
If you are interested in serving as a Lector, Extra
Ordinary Minister of the Eucharist or Usher/Greeter —
please stop by our table at the Ministry Fair next
weekend and speak with Joyce Lubofsky! We are also in
need of assistance with cleaning Altar Linens and
Votive Candle stands.
There are openings for partner adorers
during the day/night – and there is an
open hour at 1 AM Saturday. Would you
consider spending an hour with the Lord?
Comisión de seguridad personal
En los últimos meses, ha surgido una serie de situaciones
durante la Misa que necesitan cuidado especial. Como
resultado, nos gustaría formar un Comité de voluntarios
que ya tienen formación en primero auxilio, medicina,
seguridad, control de multitudes, extinción de
incendios, etc. Si esto suena como usted, por favor vea
Joyce Lubofsky en la Feria del Ministerio el próximo fin
de semana.
Si usted está interesado en servir como Lector, Extra
ordinario Ministro de la Eucaristía o Usher/Acomodor—
por favor pasar por nuestra mesa en la Feria del
Ministerio próximo fin de semana y hablar con Joyce
Lubofsky! También necesitan ayuda con la limpieza de
los linos y los soportes de las velas votivas.
The Chapel candle burns in
thanksgiving for Luka Klanac’s health at
the request of his grandma, Nevenka
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Adult Ministry and Faith formation:
Because Our Faith is too rich and beautiful to have ever learned it ALL…
Contact Heidi Clark, Director of Adult Ministry, 281.333.3891, Ext. 328 or [email protected]
Adult faith formation at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church is centered around the understanding that living
“The Way” taught by Jesus Christ is a life-long, evolving journey, involving both effort and decision. To enable
adults to explore the faith and deepen their knowledge of God’s Word, we provide many opportunities to
come together in a learning environment. As a diverse community with a small parish feel, we know it is
important to walk that journey with others and to share what we have learned along the way.
Interested in being Catholic?
FTCM Coming to St. Paul
If you or someone you know is interested in learning more
about becoming Catholic, our RCIA program is just the
ticket! The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is a process
of prayer, reflection, and learning that allows for the
continual discernment of God's will. Contact Heidi Clark,
281.333.3891 or [email protected]
The first semester of Formation Toward Christian Ministry
is coming to St. Paul just after the New Year. This is an
excellent program that helps participants develop the
academic, spiritual, and critical reflection skills that they
need to fully answer their baptismal call to service. It’s open
to all adults who seek a greater understanding of their faith
and is especially designed for those who are active in
ministry or are discerning a call to ministry. It is a 108-clock
hour program that unfolds over three semesters and results
in catechist certification for anyone who successfully
completes the program. See this bulletin for more info.
Save the Date-Women’s ACTS
The next women’s ACTS retreat takes place April 7-10. This
wonderful community-building experience is deeply rooted
in our Catholic faith. Participants will grow in their
understanding of theology while forging meaningful
friendships with one another. It takes place at the Christian
Renewal Center in Dickinson where you’ll stay in nicelyfurnished, comfortable, semi-private rooms. The theme of
this year’s retreat is “Do you love me?” John 21:17.
Registration forms are at the Welcome Center.
Spiritual Growth for Men
Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 AM in Beck Hall: Join this group
of men for a weekly discussion based on the Scripture
readings for the upcoming Sunday Mass. Great conversation
and a great (free) cup of coffee are always guaranteed.
Contact Don at [email protected]
Fridays, 6-7 AM in the lobby at Marriott Courtyard,
18100 Saturn Lane: This group can always be counted on
for lively discussion, welcoming fellowship, and prayer.
Contact Marcus at [email protected]
ACTS Database Update
If you have attended an ACTS retreat and aren’t receiving
emails from us—or if your email address has changed—
please provide us with the information. Send it to
[email protected]
Zumba at St. Paul
Emotional and spiritual wellness is closely tied to physical
wellness. Zumba is a dance fitness program designed to
make exercising FUN! Classes meet in Beck Hall or
Founders Hall, depending on availability.
Thursdays at 6:45 PM
Saturdays at 10 AM
Couples Potlucks—Join Us!
Resolve to get more involved and then do it by joining other
married couples at our monthly potlucks. The next one is set
for Saturday, February 6. Contact Myra Banke to get on the
email distribution list: [email protected]
MOMS Group Update
The MOMS (Meet Other Mothers) group offers friendship,
support and faith formation for young moms. They meet on
Thursday mornings from 9:30-11 AM in Room 1. Childcare
is provided. Email Kristin Fontana for more information:
[email protected]
Silver Linings Meetings
St. Paul’s group for the over 55 crowd meets on the second
Monday of each month at 1 PM in Room 10/11. After a brief
business meeting, we share a pot luck luncheon. Bring a dish
to share and enjoy delicious dining, companionship and
conversation with these good people.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
St. Paul’s prayer shawl ministry meets every other Thursday
from 4:00-6:00 PM in Parlor A. The next meeting will be
January 7. If you knit or crochet, or would like to learn these
skills, we invite you to join us. The shawls are provided to
those who are ill, isolated, grieving or otherwise in need of
being wrapped in our prayers. For more information contact
Mary Fitts, 281.486.5895.
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Ministerio Multicultural
“Ustedes son el cuerpo de Cristo, y cada uno en su
lugar es parte de él.” (1 Cor. 12:27)
Para más información acerca de este ministerio comuníquese con
Esperanza Monterrubio a [email protected] o al
281.333.3891 Ext 321.
January 10, 2016
Children’s Ministry
Partnering with parents to keep
the light of faith burning
For information call Sara Fontana 281.333.3891 Ext. 339
or e-mail [email protected]
Catechists And Parents!
A great opportunity for you to grow in your faith and
develop a confidence in sharing the basic teachings
of our wonderful Catholic Church is coming to St.
Paul in January on Wednesdays, from 7 - 9 PM.
Formation Toward Christian Ministry (FTCM).
For answers to questions about FTCM please call our
FTCM Coordinators:
English: Miriam Escobar, 281.684.2861
Spanish: Irene Herrera, 832.209.6497
Empezando el 27 de enero, 2016 y
cada miércoles de 7 a 9 PM, por 3 semestres, tendremos
este programa Arquidiocesano aquí en San Pablo. Este
programa enseña las bases de nuestra Fe católica. Algunos de
los temas que se enseña son: Introducción a la Biblia, Antiguo
Testamento, Nuevo Testamento, Historia de la Iglesia,
Doctrina de la Iglesia, Oración y Espiritualidad, enseñanza
Moral, etc. Al finalizar este programa, se recibe un
Certificado de manos del Cardenal Daniel DiNardo. Tome
un folleto en la pared de Información o comuníquese con
Esperanza Monterrubio al 281.333.3891 Ext. 321 o con Irene
Herrera al 832.213.8652 o a [email protected]
¡Feliz Año Nuevo!
El inicio de un nuevo año nos trae especial gozo y
esperanza. Es un recordatorio de que
el tiempo es un regalo de Dios, que
nos lo da desde Su eternidad, para
que nos preparemos para la
eternidad. El pasar de cada año y de
cada día debe ser un intercambio con Dios: Él nos da
el tiempo, y nosotros le regresamos nuestros días y
nuestros años en servicio y amor, haciendo el mayor
bien posible en el mundo y en la vida de los demás. El
Año Nuevo es una oportunidad para hacer el
propósito, por sobre todas las cosas, de servir a Dios
con fidelidad: creyendo más firmemente, esperando
más ardientemente, amando más generosamente.
Esto es lo que hace a un Año Nuevo “feliz,” y eso es lo
que nos lleva a la felicidad que nunca termina.
JANUARY 20, 7 – 9 PM
RCL Benziger representatives
will be here to assist Catechist in utilizing the website
and Teacher’s Manual to plan excellent lessons.
JAN 10, 24, 31, FEB 7, 14, 21, 28,
MARCH 6, APRIL 3, 10, 17, 24, MAY 1
JAN 10, FEB 7, MARCH 6, APRIL 3, MAY 1
JAN 11, 25, FEB 1, 15, 22, 29, MARCH 7, 28
APRIL 4, 11, 18, 25, MAY 2
JAN 13, 27, FEB 3, 17, 24, MARCH 2, 9, 30
APRIL 6, 13, 20, 27, MAY 4
JAN 8, 15, 22, FEB 5, 12, 19, 26, MARCH 4
APRIL 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, MAY 6
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Formation Toward
Christian Ministry
“FTCM” here at St.
The FTCM program seeks to develop the basic
academic, spiritual and critical reflection skills
necessary for Catholic adults to fully answer their
Baptismal call to service. FTCM is open to all
adults who seek greater understanding of their
faith and is designed for those who are active in
parish ministry or discerning their call to ministry.
Who should take FTCM? All Catholic Adults
who are:
• Seeking greater understanding of their faith
• Already engaged in ministry
• Discerning their call to church ministry
Program Overview and Courses
FTCM is a 108-clock hour process delivered over
the course of three semesters. Classes begin
January 27, 2016, and will meet on Wednesday
evenings 7 to 9 PM. Each class session includes
prayer, content presentation and group dynamics.
Each semester also includes participation in a Day
of Reflection as a means to integrate content into
daily living. A completion ceremony, at which the
Bishop presides, concludes the three-semester
course of study. The 108 clock hours of FTCM
consists of 90 hours of courses and 18 hours of
Days of Reflection. Course content includes the
study of Scripture, Doctrinal Theology, Liturgical
Theology, Ethical Theology, and Church History.
What is the cost: If participant is sponsored by
his/her parish, the participant pays as follows:
participant pays $25/semester, sponsoring parish
pays $25/semester per participant at the end of
each semester and the archdiocese pays
$25/participant per semester (supported by DSF).
If participant is NOT sponsored by his/her parish,
the participant pays $50/semester and the
archdiocese pays $25.
For more information please visit
http://www.archgh.org/oec/ftcm/ or contact
Miriam Escobar at 281.684.2861 or
[email protected]
January 10, 2016
Formación para el
Ministerio Cristiano
¡“FPMC” aquí en
San Pablo!
Formación para el Ministerio Cristiano (FPMC)
ofrece la base teológica y el crecimiento espiritual
para todos aquellos católicos adultos mayores de
18 años que quisieran profundizar su compromiso
con Jesucristo y su Iglesia, fortaleciéndolo en un
discípulo maduro. (FPMC) es un programa
ofrecido por la Arquidiócesis de GalvestonHouston a través de la oficina de Evangelización
y Catequesis donde se ofrece una formación
teológica, espiritual y bíblica basado en la doctrina
Católica impartidos por instructores aprobados y
calificados con grados de Maestría o Doctorado en
las ramas de la Teología. Este programa está
abierto para todo adulto y ministerio que quiera
crecer en la formación de su fe en una forma
sólida, coherente e integral. ¿Quién debe venir a
FPMC? Todo adulto católico que:
Busque un mayor entendimiento de su fe
• Ya esté involucrado en cualquier ministerio
• Esté discerniendo su llamado al ministerio de
la iglesia
Formación Para el Ministerio Cristiano es un
programa de tres semestres. Las clases serán los
miércoles de 7 a 9 PM y empezarán el 27 de
enero, 2016. Cada sesión o clase incluye oración
y el contenido teológico que está diseñado para
una audiencia adulta. En cada semestre se pide la
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(financiado por DSF).
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Volume XVIII No. 1818
The Baptism Of The Lord
January 10, 2016
Volume XVIII No. 1818
The Baptism Of The Lord
January 10, 2016
Merciful Like The Father Art Contest:
Please visit http://www.archgh.org/yearofmercy/ for
contest guidelines. Entrants can submit only one piece of artwork. All submissions must be done online by April 15, 2016, at
http://archgh.cvent.com/YOMArt each submission requires a completed entry form and one digital photograph of the artwork in a jpeg
format file, with a minimum of 72 resolution. The file should not be larger than 9 Megabytes. Entries will be reviewed for
compliance with guidelines. Judging will take place April 16-21, 2016, and then the top 25 artworks will be selected and contacted by
April 22, 2016. The top 25 artworks will have to be delivered by the participants on Saturday, April 30, 2016, between 12:00 PM 3:00 PM to the University of St. Thomas Art Gallery (3907 Yoakum Boulevard, Houston TX 77006). If the art is not delivered on
time, it will not be considered for the final competition. Each participant will have to bring their own easel to showcase his/her
artwork. A copy of the entry form must be attached to the back of the artwork. Judging for the top two winners will take place
between May 1st and May 4th and the winners will be contacted by May 5th. An exhibition will be open to the public on Saturday, May
7th, from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the University of St. Thomas Art Gallery (3907 Yoakum Boulevard, Houston TX 77006). With the
exception of the winners, all artists are responsible for removing artwork from the premises between 3:00 PM and 4:00 PM on
Saturday, May 7th. The Archdiocese is not liable for any damage of artwork. Any work not removed from the University of St.
Thomas Art Gallery by 4:00 PM will become property of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.
Important Dates: Registration/Entry deadline April 15, 2016.
• The top 25 artwork will be contacted by April 22, 2016, and will have to be delivered to the University of St. Thomas Art
Gallery (3907 Yoakum Boulevard, Houston TX 77006) on Saturday April 30th, 12 PM-3:00 PM.
• Top two winners will be notified by May 5, 2016.
• Exhibit will be open to the public from 12 PM-3 PM on May 7, 2016, at the University of St. Thomas Art Gallery (3907
Yoakum Boulevard, Houston TX 77006).
• All artwork (with the exception of winners) needs to be picked up by 4 PM on May 7, 2016.
TEXAS RALLY FOR LIFE: St. Helen’s will be offering a bus to the 2016 Texas Rally for Life in Austin, Texas, Saturday
January 23. Bus will leave St. Helen’s parking lot at 6:15 AM sharp. Cost of the bus is $30 with children under 12 free. 10 AM
pro-life Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Joe Vasquez at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Austin followed by a $5 lunch
at the church’s activity center. March & Rally begin at 1 - 3 PM. Bus returns at 4:30. To register or for more info, contact Richard
Lang, [email protected] or 713.298.4755.