Flowers / flores
Please remember that during Lent there can be NO flowers in the Church or Chapel.
Por favor recuerde que durante la Cuaresma, NO podemos tener flores en la Iglesia o Capilla
St. Paul the Apostle's Lenten Penance Service will take place on Thursday, March 13, at 7 PM. There will be many priest confessors available to hear confessions that evening.
No Confessions will be heard on Holy Thursday, April 17, or Holy Saturday, April 19.
Neighboring Lenten Penance Services will be at 7 PM at the following parishes:
March 10: St. Bernadette
March 11: St. Mary (LaPorte)
March 12: St. Hyacinth (Deer Park)
March 18: Mary Queen (Friendswood)
March 25: St. Clare of Assisi
March 26: St. Luke the Evangelist (Houston)
March 27: St. Mary (League City)
April 3: St. Helen (Pearland)
St. Paul the Apostle's regular 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday Reconciliation dates are as follows: March 6, 20 and April 10. (No Confessions will be heard on March 18, 25, 27 and April 3 as Father will be helping at other parishes.)
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstienence. Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence.
As outlined on the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' website on Lenten fasting and abstinence, "fasting is obligatory for all who have completed their 18th year and have not yet reached their 60th year. Fasting allows a person to eat one full meal. Two smaller meals may be taken, not to equal one full meal. Abstinence (from meat) is obligatory for all who have reached their 14th year.
If possible, the fast on Good Friday is continued until the Easter Vigil (on Holy Saturday night) as the 'paschal fast' to honor the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus, and to prepare ourselves to share more fully and to celebrate more readily his Resurrection.
Fridays in Lent are obligatory days of complete abstinence (from meat) for all who have completed their 14th year.
Knights of Columbus Council 6234 (Caballeros de Colon 6234)
Traditional Stations of the Cross will be led by Clergy on Friday evenings during Lent, except for Good Friday. (El Via Crucis Tradicional será guiado por el Padre Wencil y el Diacono Arturo los viernes en la tarde durante la Cuaresma, excepto el Viernes Santo.)
7:00 PM English (Inglés)
8:00 PM Spanish (Español)
Special "Live" Events (Eventos Especiales "En Vivo")
Friday (viernes), April 18
2:00 PM - LifeTeen Drama of the Passion of Christ (los adolescentes representan la Pasión de Cristo)
5:30 PM Grupo de Jovenes presentan el Via Crucis en Vivo
Easter Vigil Mass (Misa de Vigilia Pascual)
Saturday, April 19 at 8:30 PM (Sabado, 19 de abril a las 8:30 PM)
Please note at this Mass we celebrate the Sacraments. Mass will last approximately 3 1/2 hours. (En esta Misa celebramos los Sacramentos. La Misa será larga, aproximadamente 3 horas y media)
Easter Sunday Mass (Misa del Domingo de Pascua)
April 20 (20 de abril)
8:00 AM, English (Inglés)
10:00 AM, English (Inglés)
12:00 PM, Spanish (Español)
Holy Thursday, April 17, 2014 (Jueves Santo)
7:00 PM Bilingual Mass of the Lord's Supper (Misa Bilingue de la Cena del Señor)
Good Friday, April 18, 2014 (Viernes Santo)
3:00 PM Celebration of the Lord's Passion in English (Celebración de la Pasión del Señor en Inglés)
7:00 PM Celebration of the Lord's Passion in Spanish (Celbración de la Pasión del Señor en Español)
No Daily Mass Celebrated on Holy Thursday or Good Friday (No hay misa diaria el Jueves Santo ni el Viernes Santo)
This year the theme of the annual Diocesan Services Fund (DSF) appeal, chosen by Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, is: “You will be enriched in every way for great generosity,” based on 2 Cor 9:11.
The annual campaign to support more than 60 Archdiocese-wide ministries is under way and the Cardinal is asking parishioners to continue their generous giving to DSF.
The fund supports a variety of ministries, such as those forming youth in Catholic faith; providing support and preparation for clergy; teach, evangelize, worship and outreach to the incarcerated, poor and sick; and programming to strengthen Christian families, among many others. A full list of the ministries supported can be found at www.archgh.org/dsf. For more information about DSF and the ministries it supports, call 713.652.4417.
Please join us on the second Saturday of each month for the 8:30 a.m. Mass and Rosary as encouraged by our U.S. Catholic bishops to offer up group prayer for the sanctity of Life, Liberty and Marriage.
Por favor venga el Segundo Sábado de cada mes a la Misa de 8:30 a.m. y después a rezar el Rosario, ya que nuestros obispos de los Estados Unidos nos animan a rezar en grupo por la santidad de la Vida, Libertad y Matrimonio.
Saturday Mornings with Fr. Dat and Sr. Anita. Fr. Dat Hoang and Sr. Anita Brenek bring local, national and world vocations-related news, including the vocations forecast in this fast-paced morning show.
Be a part of the studio audience and enjoy breakfast, round-table discussions, networking, and a Holy Hour with vocations-minded Catholics. Registration begins at 8:30, live show at 9 a.m. and Holy Hour at 11 a.m.
Dates and locations:
April 26, 2014 at St. Vincent de Paul and
May 3, 2014 at St Martha in Kingwood.
Register now by contacting the Office of Vocations by telephone at 713-652-8239, email at vocations @arch.org, or online at houstonvocations.com. Breakfast is courtesy of the Serra Club of Houston.