Mission Statement - St. Monica Catholic Church, 8421 West



Mission Statement - St. Monica Catholic Church, 8421 West
St. Monica Catholic Church
Archdiocese of Galveston - Houston
8421 West Montgomery Rd., Houston, TX 77088-7116
Fr. John Ayang, S.O.L.T., Pastor
Fr. Lauro Bejo, S.O.L.T., Parochial Vicar
Dcn. John Lane, Pastoral Assistant
Dcn. Oscar Foster
Scripture Readings
Daniel 1: 1-6, 8-20
Luke 21: 1-4
Thirty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
November 22, 2015
Parish Life and Organization
Parish Numbers
Office—281-447-5837 Fax-281-447-8410
Daniel 2: 31-45
Luke 21: 5-11
Daniel 5: 1-6, 13-14,
16-17, 23-28
Luke 21: 12-19
Daniel 6: 12-28
Luke 21: 20-28
Daniel 7: 2-14
Luke 21: 29-33
Daniel 7: 15-27
Luke 21: 34-36
Email — [email protected]
Website — www.stmonicahouston.com
St. Vincent De Paul—281-447-3212
Choir Rehearsals
Youth Choir - Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
Voices of Praise - Tues. 7:00 p.m.
Gospel Choir - Thurs. 7:00 p.m.
Eucharistic Adoration
Wednesday - 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Friday - 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Adult Faith Formation—Wed. 7:00 p.m.
Prayer & Sacramental Life
Confessions: Saturday, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. or by appointment.
Jeremiah 33: 14-16
Confesiones: Sábados, de 4:30-5:30 o por cita.
1 Thessalonians 3: 12—4:2
Marriages: Minimum 6 months preparation required. Contact Fr. John or Deacon
Luke 21: 25-28, 34-36
Lane before setting a wedding date.
Matrimonios: Preparación mínima requerida de 6 meses . Pongase en contacto
con el padre Lauro antes de fijar una fecha para la boda.
Mass Schedule:
Sat. Vigil - 6:00 p.m.
Sun. - 8:00 & 11:00 a.m.;
1:30 p.m... (Spanish)
Mon.—6 pm
Tues., Wed., Thurs., & Fri.
—9:00 a.m.
Sat.—8:00 a.m.
Baptisms: To register your child, please call the church office. All registration
must be submitted to the church office 1 week prior to the class date.
Bautismos: Para inscribir a su hijo, por favor llame a la Oficina de la Iglesia. Todos los registros deben presentarse a la Oficina de la Iglesia 1 semana antes de
la fecha de la clase.
Mission Statement
We, the people of St. Monica Catholic Church, recognize ourselves as a community of God’s
children called to holiness through Baptism and the Eucharist, to share the love of Christ
through the message of the Gospel. Our mission is to pray and worship, teach and share
Christ’s saving message as we evangelize, build up, and nurture communities of faith;
serving in Christ’s name as we journey with each other to the fullness of eternal life.
Please remember to pray for the sick & shut-in!
Elmore Breaux, Mary Helen
Martinez, Hisae Casey, Charlene Miles, Fr. Jim Flanagan,
Joseph Francis, Andra Harrison, Betty Horton, John Amos,
Jack Walesek, Beverly Brewer,
Alma Siner, Michael Joseph,
Martin Ayang, Lydia Kale,
Kenneth Moreaux, Katrina
Songs, Serena Gann.
Suzanne Kubiak, Fr. Joe
Hadgkiss, Melvin Nowlin,
Rudy Herrera, Jan Hurd, Brandi
Irving, Shebra-Dean Jones,
Dorothy LeBlanc, Onezine LeBlanc, Deborah Heaggs, Mary
Jane Willard, Pauline Newman,
Mary Jane Thomas, Daisy
Joubert Pitre, Pearl Syon,
Emory & Lorena Robertson.
Herbert McCullum, Barbara
Tatum, Joseph Malbreaux,
Madell Malonson, Robert
Malonson, Sr., Mary Samuels, Cindy Gonzalez, Lillie
Gobert, Veda Rhodes,
Marshella Bradford, Scott
Finkle, Carl Johnson, Carolyn Ozane, Mason Galdanez.
Wilfred Broussard, Della Green,
Leo Zerangue, Jesse Thomas,
Irvin Boudreaux, Sr., Juanita Stephens, Anita Mukolu, Ethel Moss,
Elvia Coronado, Cynthia Hernandez, Stella & Phillip Chambers,
Margaret Edwards, Maxine Taylor-McDonald, Arlene Steptoe.
Shut-In: Rose Andrews, Gwen
Harper, Rosalinda Sanchez.
If you would like to add or remove someone from the prayer list, please call the church office at 281-447-5837.
Next Week Ministers of the Mass
(November 28th & November 29th )
Ministros para la Misa de la proxima semana
(28th De Noviembre & 29th De Noviembre )
Altar Servers
6:00 p.m. Jonathan D’Aguilar & Johanna D’Aguilar
8:00 a.m. Alijah Ralph & Alec Ralph
11:00 a.m. Melody King & Kayla Clayton
1:30 p.m. See Coordinator
6:00 p.m. Irene Solomon
8:00 a.m. Sylvia Veazie & Jacqueline Everette
11:00 a.m. Judy Edwards & Deja Gunter
1:30 p.m. TBD
Money Counters
6:00 p.m. Team 1
11:00 a.m. Team 1
8:00 a.m. Team 1
1:30 p.m. Team 1
Extraordinary Ministers
6:00 p.m. TBD
8:00 a.m. TBD
11:00 a.m. TBD
1:30 p.m. TBD
Hospitality Ministries
6:00 p.m. Mary Bingley
8:00 a.m. Edward Jones
11:00 a.m. Lucita Ralph & Wilma Rideaux
1:30 p.m. TBD
St. Monica Samaritan Ministry
Obituary / Obituario de St Monica
Ministerio Samaritano
Let us continue to pray for all the deceased members of our
parish and their families.
Sigamos orando por todos los difuntos miembros de nuestra
parroquia y de sus familias.
Mass Intentions / Intenciones de misa
6:00 p.m.
+ Runae Harrison
Requested by Jane Arceneaux
8:00 a.m.
+ Martha Malbreaux
Requested by Joseph Malbreaux
+ James Landry
Requested by Mary Landry
+ Rosa Nowlin
Requested by the Family
+ Delphin Ardoin, Valentino Ardoin, Bradley Ardoin
Requested by the Ardoin Family
11:00 a.m.
For the People of the Parish
1:30 p.m.
+ Adriana Rodriguez, Gustavo Guzman
Requested by Cardona son
Sick and Homebound
Parishioners if you know of anyone sick at home or in
the hospital, contact Fr. John. Please leave the person’s
name, phone number, home address or name of hospital.
Enfermo y en casa
Parroquianos si usted sabe de alguien enfermo en casa o
en el hospital, comuníquese con el padre John. Por favor
deje su nombre, número de teléfono, dirección de la casa
de la persona o el nombre del hospital.
Eucharistic Adoration
Our weekly Eucharistic Adoration is on Wednesday and Friday mornings after the weekday Masses.
Bible Study
Bible Study is every Wednesday @ 7 p.m. We are currently exploring the book of Hebrews.
Thanksgiving Mass
Our 2015 Thanksgiving Mass will be Thursday, November 26th @ 9:00AM in English and 1:30PM in Spanish.
Month of November & December 2015 Special Collections
November 22nd — Campaign for Human Development Collection (2nd Collection)
December 6th — Black Bag (2nd Collection)
December 13th — Feast of the Immaculate Conception
December 25th — Christmas Day (2nd Collection)
2015 Bazaar Commitment
If you have not fulfilled your Commitment for 2015, please do so by using the green commitment envelope included in your offering envelope packet, before Dec. 31, 2015. Each member / family has been asked to commit to
give $200 a year to support and offset the expenses of the Bazaar. This also eliminates the need to have so many
pre-bazaar fundraisers throughout the year. The Commitment for 2016 will begin again in January. Thank you for
cooperation and support of our parish.
Super Bingo
Super Bingo is here at St. Monica. $1,100 in Prizes. 60 Boards Per Ticket. Friday, December 04, 2015 from
7:00PM – 11:00PM, in the Church Hall. Tickets are $15.00 Pre – Sale/$20.00 at the door. Gumbo, Boudain, and
Popcorn will sold for your enjoyment. Any question, Contact Jackie Shannon 713.412.7019. Thank You.
St. Monica Religious Gift Shop
Grand Opening of St. Monica Religious Gift Shop is in its new location in the hall. Come in, and you’ll find everything you need to dive into the Catholic faith including bibles, statues, religious picture books for the littlest ones,
and for the sport fans, we have football, basket ball, baseball and soccer rosaries. Store hours are after 6:00PM
Vigil Mass, 8:00AM, 11:00AM and 1:30PM Masses. Thank You!
Office of Religious Education
Are you thinking about becoming Catholic? Want to learn more about joining the church? Please visit the Office
of Religious Education or send an email to [email protected] if you have any questions. Please speak
with Doris Barrow for more information regarding these announcements as well.
St. Monica Parish Calendar Meeting
The calendar meeting is scheduled for Saturday, December 5, 2015 @ 10:00AM in the parish hall. Please submit
your requested calendar events via email to Acquenette Leblanc by November 20th prior to the meeting. Thanks in
advance for your cooperation.
The Knights of St. Peter Claver and Ladies Auxiliary Cn. & Ct. #151
Thank You!
KPC Unit #151 held its Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive at the Walmart on 249, Saturday
Nov. 14th and collected 815lbs for the food pantry. Also a check for $104.00 was presented to the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Thanks to all who came out and assisted in making
the Food Drive a success.
Holiday Breakfast
Happy Holidays! The Knights of Peter Claver and Ladies Auxiliary, St. Monica Council and Court #151 will honor all
senior members of the parish at its
‘1 Annual Parish Senior Holiday Breakfast’
to be held immediately after the 8:00 am mass on Sunday, December 6, 2015. If you consider yourself a “Parish Senior”, please see a member of KPC located in the vestibule of the church or in the Parish Hall, after each mass to receive
your invitation and complimentary breakfast ticket. For more information, please contact Knight Leroy Shelly @ (713)
504-4908, or Lady Brandye Porter @ (832) 483-4702.
Christmas Party
The annual KPC Christmas Party (which is opened to All) will be held on Saturday, December 12th at the parish hall
from 8pm to 1am. Tickets are now on sale at $15.00 each. For more information, please contact Knight Rudolph
Ceasar, Jr. @ 832-398-2914 or Lady Gwen Berry @ 281-477-0502. Thank you.
Stewardship Reflection.
“Jesus answered, ‘My kingdom does not belong to this
world.” (John 18:36)
Reflexion de Mayordomia
" i reino no es de este mundo —contestó Jesús—
."(Juan 18:36)
How often do we put all our time and energy into building a kingdom here on earth, forgetting that life here is
short? The real kingdom is in the next life. Yet, how
much time and energy do we invest in working for that
eternal kingdom?
¿Con qué frecuencia ponemos todo nuestro tiempo y
energía en la construcción de un reino aquí en la tierra,
olvidando que la visa aquí es corta? El verdadero reino
es la vida que viene. Sin embargo, ¿cuánto tiempo y
energía dedicamos en trabajar para el reino eterno?
Bulletin, Live/Microphone Announcements
Deadline - Mon. 12 p.m.
In writing, email to Kimberly @
([email protected])
or by fax (281-447-8410). No announcements will be
taken over the phone. Live announcements will need
prior approval by Fr. John by the deadline. No
Anuncios en el Boletín/ Anuncios por micrófono
Fecha límite - lunes 12 p.m.
Por escrito, correo electrónico a Kimberly @
([email protected])
o por fax (281-447-8410). No se tomaran anuncios
por teléfono. Anuncios en vivo necesitarán la aprobación previa por el P. Juan. No hay excepciones!
Please do not eat candy or chew
gum during Mass.
Please do not stick gum
under the pews.
Office Hours
Horas de oficina
Monday - Friday
Lunes - Viernes
9:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.
Por favor, no comer dulces o masticar chicle durante la misa.
Por favor, no peguen chicles
bajo las bancas.
From the Pastor’s Desk: This weekend, we celebrate Jesus Christ as the King of the universe and the one
who “loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood.” He is the “Alpha” and the “Omega,” the “faithful
witness” who came into the world “to testify to the truth.” When we listen to his voice, we show that we belong to this kingdom of truth which is also a kingdom of justice and peace.
In today’s world of terrorism and wars, truth and justice, love and peace, are the virtues we need. These virtues can lead us to avoid pride, bitter hatred and self-destruction. It makes us members of God’s kingdom,
ready to meet with Jesus when he comes again. This week, reflect on the life of Jesus, the king who came to
serve, who washed his disciples’ feet, fed the hungry, healed and raised people from the dead. In what ways
can you continue this mission of love in your secular and faith communities?
Advent season begins next Sunday, November 29, 2015. The readings for the Sunday Cycle will be from Year
C, while the readings for the Weekday will be from Cycle II (Year B). Next Liturgical Year is declared the
Year of Mercy by the Holy Father, Pope Francis. It begins on December 8, 2015, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, and ends on November 20, 2016. On Thanksgiving Day, November 26th, Mass will be
at 9 am (English), and 1:30 pm (Spanish). Church offices are closed that day and the following day, Friday
27th. Please, continue to pray for our sick. God bless you today and every day.
Fr. John Ayang, SOLT
Del Escritorio del Pastor:
Padre John Ayang. SOLT
Food for Thought
To be spiritually fit, feed on God’s Word and exercise your faith.
Adoracion Eucaristica
Nuestra adoración eucarística semanal es miércoles y viernes por la mañana después de la Misa .
Oficina bilingüe ayuda
Días de oficina para los feligreses que sólo hablan español, son los lunes, y jueves de 9 a.m.-4 p.m. y viernes de 9 a.m –
3 p.m. Por favor, vengan en esos tres días para ser atendidos por nuestro personal bilingüe, Reyna.
Intenciones de las Misas
Hay gracias especiales implicados cuando se ofrece el sacrificio de la Misa. La bendición no es sólo para la persona que
ofrece la intención de la Misa, sino también para la persona que ofrece la Misa. Una intención de Misa puede ser
ofrecido por muchas razones, no sólo en memoria de un ser querido fallecido. Puede ser por cualquier persona, para la
curación, en acción de gracias, en la celebración de un evento especial o cualquier razón que usted puede tener para
ofrecer una misa. Animamos a todos a disfrutar de este hermoso don espiritual que tenemos en la iglesia. Aunque
sabemos que a veces las cosas suceden de forma inesperada, es una buena práctica el hacer peticiones de intención de
misas con anticipación, lo que le recomendamos encarecidamente; Sin embargo, las solicitudes de intención de misa para
un próximo fin de semana se deben hacer el lunes anterior al fin de semana; es necesaria la solicitud de misas con
anticipación. sobres de INTENCIONES DE MISA se pueden obtener fuera de la oficina de la secretaria o usted puede
solicitar un formulario de intención de misa de la oficina de la parroquia para aquellas personas que desean programar
varias intenciones con anticipo. Todas las peticiones deberán ser pedidas por escrito. Gracias por su cooperación.
Si le gustara añadir o quitar a alguien de la lista del rezo, por favor llame la oficina de la iglesia al 281-447-5837.
Coléctas especiales para el mes de Noviembre, 2015 y Diciembre 2015
22 De Noviembre - Colécta para la campaña del desarrollo humano (segunda colécta)
6 De Diciembre - Bolsa Negra (segunda colécta)
13 De Diciembre - Fiesta de la Inmaculada Concepción
25 De Diciembre - Navidad (segunda colécta)
Queridos Feligreses
Les recordamos que por favor cuando usted llene el formulario de "Nuevo Miembro" de la Parroquia, se asegure de
anotar bien su dirección y su número de teléfono. Algunos formularios son dejados sin esa información y no los podemos registrar en el Sistema de la Parroquia.
Comite de Vocacion
Al Comité de Vocación le gustaría celebrar la vocación de matrimonio con cualquier pareja que celebra 50 años o más
de matrimonio. Por favor pongase en contacto con Johnny Jones al 281-447-0050 o [email protected] con su información. Estamos buscando parejas que nunca an sido reconocidas por el Comité. Gracias.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Today as we celebrate Christ the king, may
we open the door of our heart so wide that we
may listen to the voice of Jesus calling us to
help build his kingdom here on earth.
Sociedad de S`an Vincente de Paul
Hoy mientras celebramos a Cristo Rey, podemos abrir la puerta de nuestro corazón tan
ancha que podamos escuchar la voz de Jesús
llamandonos para ayudarle a construir su
Reino aquí en la tierra.
This month, through your gifts, the Society of St. Vincent
de Paul was able to bring God’s love and mercy to 403 Este mes, mediante sus ofrendas, La Sociedad De San
families, providing $11,228 for food and $1,931 for utili- Vicente De Paúl fue capaz de traer amor y misericordia
ties, rent and other bills. God Bless You!
a las 403 familias, proporcionándoles$11,228 comida,
$1,931 utilidad de servicios públicos, renta y otras facturas. Dios los bendiga!
Sunday Spiritual Thoughts: Today is the last Sunday of our liturgical year, and Saint John presents his gospel story of the
passion narrative of Jesus by presenting him on trial by Pilate. While Jesus is the one supposed to be on trial, surprisingly Pilate is
the one on the spot on trial. Pilate must decide on his personal stand towards Jesus. Unwittingly, Pilate says, “So, then you are the
king?” Pilate does not come up completely in affirming by faith that Jesus is indeed King. Are you like Pilate? Have you come up
completely by faith that Jesus is indeed King? Do you have that faith already that Jesus is King?
The second reading tells us that Jesus is a king and the faithful witness; he has testified before us his faithfulness to the Father. Jesus has served us by the Father’s love and forgiveness to give us hope towards the resurrection of life, which he himself has won for
us all in eternity. Love and forgiveness is the goal and the means to spread out the kingship of Christ. Is he not truly the King of our
lives? Must we not be ruled by his love and forgiveness? How often have we spread out the message of love of the kingship of
Prophet Daniel tells us of that King who has come in our midst and served us distinctively from the many kings who served in the
ancient times in the land; Jesus’ kingdom is forever and is not flitting to all people and nations who come to God himself, for its
foundation is based in God’s love and forgiveness. Now, who is your King in life?
Fr. Lauro Bejo, S.O.L.T, Parochial Vicar
Pensamientos Espirituales del Domingo:
Padre Lauro Bejo, S.O.L.T, Vicario Parroquial
Week ending: Nov. 7, 2015
Black Bag
Bazaar Deposit
Food for the Poor
All Souls Day
All Saints Day
Commitment Sunday
$ $468.99
$ 31.80
$ 26.00
$ 20.00
$ $ $ $300.00
Expenses paid to Archdiocese ending Nov. 7th
Archdiocesan 2nd Collections $3,861.64
$ $3,861.64
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In Loving Memory of my deceased
family members.
Joseph, Florence, Sam, Geraldine &
Howard Paul Lewis, Ronald Jones.
~Isabella Jones~
St. Monica
Religious Store is
Open Saturday After
And Sunday between
8am & 11am Masses
Be thoughtful, be silent, be
reverent, for this is the
House of the Lord.
BEFORE Mass, speak to
the Lord
DURING Mass, let the Lord
speak to you
AFTER Mass, speak to each
Things to Remember:
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Please use your Kroger Share Card.
Please support our Recycling Program.
Please bring non-perishable food items for our Food
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