Filipino Community invites all to experience Símbang Gabí!
A Símbang Gabí Mass will be celebrated Saturday, December 21 @ 7 p.m.
Simbang Gabi was adopted from the Catholic Misa de Gallo, which literally means Mass of the rooster, to indicate it is held at dawn when the rooster crows. Simbang Gabi is a Filipino tradition that lasts for nine consecutive days. Traditionally, it is held at dawn, but some parishes offer anticipated Masses one night in advance. This religious event dates back 1565. The celebration is in keeping with the nine-day traditional festivals of Filipinos in celebrating auspicious occasions like harvest time. It was also meant to give farmers a chance to hear Mass before setting out for the fields.
Este martes 10 de Diciembre, a las 7 PM, vendrán muchos sacerdotes para escuchar confesiones. Preparémonos en este Adviento para la Navidad.
DECEMBER FLOWER ENVELOPE
Included in your envelopes this month, you will find a December Flower envelope. Your generosity in this annual collection will enable us to decorate our Church for the Christmas Season with beautiful flowers. Thanks for considering a contribution to the Christmas celebrations in our parish.
One of St. Paul the Apostle's family members has been called to journey to heaven.
Nancy Rofrano, Liturgy Director at St. Paul's, passed away peacefully early Monday morning. She is Music Director David Rofrano's soul-mate and partner in ministry. Nancy served our Lord for years as a Director of Liturgy and is now blessed by serving our Lord in heaven.
We will celebrate Nancy's life at a Vigil Service to be held at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church on Tuesday, December 3rd, at 7 p.m. in the Church Sanctuary.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, December 4th, at 10 a.m. in the Church Sanctuary and a reception will follow in Beck Hall.
We ask that you please pray for Nancy's soul to journey quickly to our Lord's arms. Pray that her husband David be strong. Pray that their love for each other gets him through the difficult days ahead, and that their love will connect him to her presence always. Also, please pray for the entire St. Paul's staff because they have lost a much loved family member.
Fr. Cyriacus (aka Fr. CY) is currently stationed in Kuwait. He will be there until January 19, 2014. He says hello, and asks that you pray for him and all the military people who are away from their families especially during the holidays. He is still very happy that he joined the US Air Force and is honored to be able to celebrate Mass with and counsel many of America's finest.
He is in great spirits even when he spoke of the extreme temperatures in Kuwait. When he first arrived in Kuwait, the temperature was 129 degrees. He says it is cooling down now that winter is nearing. The temperature is supposed to drop down to the low 70s. Almost sounds like Texas!
If you would like to write to him, his title and address is (the Utah base will forward him his mail):
Ch, Capt Cyriacus Onyejegbu
75 ABW/HC Bldg 475
5711 E Avenues
Hill AFB, UT 84056
(Second Collection December 7-8)
Support elderly religious. A parishioner writes, “As a Catholic school student from grades K–12, I was formed to be the person I am by many religious brothers and sisters, and I am forever grateful.” Show your appreciation for the senior Catholic sisters, brothers, and religious order priests who made a positive difference in so many lives. Please give generously to next week’s collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious. For more information, visit www.retiredreligious.org.
ADVENT Penitential Services in our area
Tuesday, December 3 @ 7:00 p.m.
Mary Queen (Friendswood)
and St. Mary (La Porte)
Wednesday, December 4 @ 7:00 p.m.
St. Hyacinth (Deer Park)
Thursday, December 5 @ 7:00 p.m.
St. Mary (League City)
Tuesday, December 10 @ 7:00 p.m.
St. Paul the Apostle (NassauBay)
Wednesday, December 11 @ 7 p.m.
St. Clare of Assisi (Houston)
Monday, December 16 @ 7 p.m.
St. Bernadette (Houston)
Wednesday, December 18 @ 7 p.m.
St. Luke the Evangelist (Houston)
Thursday, December 19 @ 7 p.m.
St. Helen (Pearland)
Breakfast with Santa — Saturday, December 7.
Don’t miss your chance to get on the “nice” list! Please join us for breakfast with the Jolly Elf himself.
Breakfast with Santa is hosted by the Liturgy and Music Ministries and the Knights of Columbus, benefiting the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
Tickets will be sold after all Masses this weekend (November 23-24) and next weekend (November 30-December 1).
Desayuno con Santa Claus sábado, 7 de Diciembre a las 9:00 a.m., en el Beck Hall. Boletos en venta despues de misa el 23-24 de noviembre, el 30 de noviembre y 1 de diciembre.
Horarios de Misa:
Misas diarias: 8:30 a.m. (martes - viernes en inglés)
y 7 p.m. (jueves en español)
y 8:30 a. m. (sábados en inglés)
Sábado misa de vigilia a las 5 p.m. (inglés)
Misas matutinas del domingo: 8 a.m. y 10 a.m. (inglés)
Misa dominical es español: a las 12 p.m. (mediodía)
Misa dominical del "Life Teen": 5 p.m. (inglés)
Are you looking for Peace ? (¿Busca la Paz? )
Many second adorers needed. (Necesarios muchos segundos adoradores.)
Information: Call Hortensia Ashby at 281-731-6539