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 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.
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)
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.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014, is Our Lady of Lourdes “World Day of the Sick”
PRAYER FOR THE SICK . . .
O God, Everlasting Love, enfleshed in Christ Jesus, poured upon us through the Holy Spirit, we come to You today to receive our prayer for those among us who are ill.
Tender, compassionate God, fill us that we may receive all who are ill with your love.
Life-giving God, fill us that our faith will assure those who are suffering, that their pain will blossom into life.
Strength-giving God, pour into all who care for the sick, the embracing, enduring love of Jesus.
Source of Love; fill us with vision and courage to pursue research that will bear fruit in healing.
Welcoming God, receive from our hands the loved ones we return to you.
Righteous God, empower us to struggle against the injustices of the present health care systems.
O God, hear our prayer—these we have spoken and those yet in our hearts. We trust in your loving response, through Christ the Risen One. Amen.