Simbang Gabi Mass
Saturday, December 20, 2014
7:00 PM (Filipino)
Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
5:00 PM (English)
9:00 PM (Spanish)Carols begin at
12 Midnight (English)
Note: Incense will be used at Midnight Mass)
Thursday, December 25, 2014
9:00 AM (English)
REGULAR MASS SCHEDULE:
Saturday: 5:00 p.m. Vigil (English)
Sunday: 8:00 a.m. (English)
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. (English)
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. (Spanish)
Sunday: 5:00 p.m. (Life Teen)
WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE
Tuesday - Saturday at 8:30 a.m.
HOLY DAYS OF OBLIGATION
See Bulletin or Call the Parish Office
(Times will be posted as needed)
RECONCILIATION SCHEDULE (CONFESSION)
Tuesday: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Thursday: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
or by appointment
If you have not yet signed up for online giving I urge you again to please consider doing so. Our parish now has a year of success using this service with nothing but positive results for parishioners and efficiency of parish administration. Registration materials are at the Information Wall by the Welcome Center or you can 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 FaithDirect.
There is FREE parking available all week long in the parking garage located at 1725 Space Park across the street from the Voyager Apt. Homes.
18223 Point Lookout Dr.
Nassau Bay, TX 77058
Fax: (281) 333-3815
“St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church is a growing and diverse community with a small parish feel. United in prayer and worship, we reach out to others, leading and serving as one with Christ.”
My dear Brothers and Sisters,
Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, celebrated Mass in St. Peter's Square on Sunday, October 27, 2013, to mark World Family Day. The Pope concluded his homily with reflection on the joy of living as a Christian family. "The family that experiences the joy of faith, communicates it naturally. That family is the salt of the earth and light of the world; it is the leaven of society." After Mass, the Holy Father paused before an icon of the Holy Family on the steps of the Basilica, and prayed: "Holy Family of Nazareth, reawaken in our society the awareness of the sacred and inviolable character of the family, an inestimable and irreplaceable good. Let every family be a welcoming place of goodness and peace..."
We give thanks for 50 years as a parish family at St. Paul the Apostle, as we share the essence of God's loving Spirit, goodness and peace with each other and with the broader community.
May God bless you and yours,
Rev. Wencil Pavlovsky
As we approach another Advent season and the glory of Christmas, I take time for reflection on this past year which has gone too, too quickly! You, my Sisters and Brothers, the lifeblood of our parish, have brought to life Matthew’s words from Mt. 17:20, “Truly I say to you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Through your efforts Founder’s Hall became a reality! And that, as monumental an accomplishment as it was, was not all! Many other critical and safety-related parish maintenance needs were addressed thru parishioners’ gifts of Time and Talent, as well as Treasure. The fire suppression system, mandatory in the older part of the church which includes the ECP areas, SVDP, the Youth Room, Beck and Founders Halls will become a reality due to the Out Of This World Festival YOU made possible!! Thank You!
Our next challenge and critical point is addressing our building loan. I know this sounds like never ending, especially in the short aftermath of the “mountain” we just moved thru the festival results. Donations pledged in the previous two Capital Campaigns are dwindling, covering barely half of our monthly note, and we are still left with a $4+ million debt obligation. Me, you, us, have to join as the spiritual family that we are, and transform that mustard seed into another miracle of Faith. As we move into the end of the year with end-of-year donations, and in planning for your giving next year, I ask that you prayerfully consider this need.
As 2014 comes to a close, and you consider your personal finances please consider an End of Year/Christmas gift to our parish. Those that are 70 ½ or more, under the extended charitable IRA Legislation of 2013, may make charitable gifts to St. Paul’s using funds from individual retirement accounts (IRAs) without undesirable tax impacts. The following link on the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese website provides information regarding this and other types of charitable donations. http://www.gftpln.org/Article.do?orgld=1147&articleID=18678 If you have questions or need the appropriate forms, you may contact Michelle Muñoz at the archdiocese directly (713-652-8242) or Maria Conner in St. Paul’s Business Office. All gifts, whether stocks, from IRA funds or cash, must be received no later than December 29, 2014 in order to be eligible for 2014 tax deductions.
Changes of Address or Contact Information – If you have moved, had a name change or any other changes to your contact information, please submit the new information on a registration form available at the Forms Wall by the Welcome Center, an email to Lora Ruzicka, our Parish Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the parish office at 281-333-3891. This will be especially important as we prepare to send out 2014 tax statements in January, 2015.