For easy and quick one-time donations to our OOTW Festival through Faith Direct use this scan code. Our church code is TX596. Registered parishioners already enrolled in Faith Direct can designate donations to the Festival by logging into their Faith Direct account and designating donations to "Out of this World Festival".
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!
Joe & Sheryl Rozier | Sam Pineda | John & Natalie Saiz
Ronald & Brenda Paige | Victor M. Morales, Jr. | Nancy Stancher
Brian Johnson | Lollie Lopez | Steve & Beverly Brumbaugh
Richard & Myra Bank
"For as in one body we have many parts, and all the parts do not have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ and individually parts of one another." Romans 12:4-5
This year's Out of This World Festival was held October 22-23, 2016.
The 5k Fun Run & Walk kicked-off our Out of this World Festival on Saturday, October 22, 2016.
The 6th Annual Chili Cookoff was on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 11am to 3pm. We had Chili prepared by teams competing for "Best Chili", "Best Booth", and "People's Choice" awards. We had inflatables and games during the day.
For a list of Committe Members, please click on the link below.
The 2015 Festival was a great success! Our church was in need of major facilities maintenance. In addition to getting heat into Founder's Hall, a new Air Conditioning chiller was purchased. The church was relying on one backup chiller as the other was no longer working and had faced several instances of inconsistent cooling last summer which impacted a number of ministry activities including VBS and ECP groups. The new chiller and heat in Founder's Hall were completely funded from last year's Festival proceeds!! These repairs are beyond the normal operating funds and inconsistent heating and air conditioning can put a stop to our activities and use of the church! Thank you to all 2015 sponsors, volunteers, and donors who helped make our 2015 Festival a success!!
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.
Out Of This World Festival Results
GOD IS GOOD! GOD’S CHILDREN, ST. PAUL’S BROTHERS AND SISTERS YOU ARE AMAZING!!!
2013's OOTW Results
Expenses $ 12,600
For Church needs $127,400
2014's OOTW Results, still without Live and Silent Auction Proceeds
Revenue So Far $147,800
Expenses So Far $ 13,150
For Church Needs (So Far!) $134,650
Festival Objectives: Fire Suppression System, Seed Money for 2015 Festival, Building Loan Payment