July 5, 2015, Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
ARCHDIOCESE OF GALVESTON-HOUSTON
HIS EMINENCE DANIEL CARDINAL DINARDO
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL CATHOLIC CHURCH
6800 BUFFALO SPEEDWAY, HOUSTON, TEXAS 77025
713-667-9111, FAX 713-667-3453, WWW.SVDP-HOUSTON.ORG
July 5, 2015, Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Pastor, Rev. Msgr. William Young
Parochial Vicar, Rev. Phong Nguyen
Parish School, 713-666-2345
Carolyn Sears, Principal
Meredith Wyzik, 713-663-3549
Director of Music,
Daryel Nance, 713-663-3539
Director of Faith Formation,
Nick LaRocca, 713-663-3565
Weekdays: 6:45 AM and 12:10 PM
Saturday: 8:15 AM, Vigil Mass at 5:00 PM
Sunday: 7:30 AM, 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM
Spanish Mass: Sunday, 3:00 PM
Life Teen Mass: Sunday, 5:00 PM
Young Adults Mass: Tuesday, 7:00 PM except No First Tuesday 7 PM Mass
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION in the Church Adoration Chapel, 24 hours, Monday, 7 AM through Saturday, 8 AM
CONFESSIONS: Tuesdays, 6-7 PM and Saturdays, 3:30-4:30 PM or call 713-667-9111 for an appointment
HEALING AND ANOINTING OF THE SICK second Wednesday of the month after 12:10 PM Mass
July 5, 2015, Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Letter From The Pastor
Each year our Archdiocesan Mission Office assigns a missionary order or ministry to
preach at a parish to help raise funds for their work. This week we welcome the
Congregation of the Holy Spirit [Spiritans] founded in Paris 1700. The French Revolution
decimated the congregation and then a charismatic Jewish convert, Francis Mary Paul
Liberman, to serve freed slaves and other people of color, reformed it in the 1840s.
The congregation came to the United States in the 1870s and was known as the
Holy Ghost Fathers. Much of their work was with the immigrant and ethnic populations.
They supplied many priests to the work of St. Katherine Drexel’s works with the poor and the abandoned.
With us this weekend are Fr. Michael Begley, C.S.Sp. and Fr. Joseph Nguyen, C.S.Sp. Fr. Michael served
as a missionary priest in Africa for 15 years – Fr. Joseph serves as Chaplain of Campus Ministry at the
University of Houston. The Congregation is involved in many ministries around the world and you can find
more information at www.spiritans.org.
We are very blest to live in this country, which has done so much to protect the rights and freedoms of
so many. We have not always done so perfectly, of course, but better than most. It was inevitable that
people from around the world would one day meet each other and struggle to find ways to live together.
When Europeans first arrived in the hemisphere, people were still offering human sacrifices to the gods.
A culture that found that practice very much at odds with a culture that allowed it. Conflict was, like the
contact, inevitable. In the end, eliminating human sacrifice was the better choice. Not every cultural behavior
is equal. We fought a war to end a culture of slavery in this country, which still exists in the rest of the world.
Worldwide nations stood against apartheid and forced a culture to change — a better choice.
While we are not now, nor ever, a perfect nation, we are a nation that values the rule of law even when
the laws are uneven and at times discriminatory. Today we are in a particularly difficult situation concerning
laws and policies of the free exercise of religion. We have many who prefer to change the definitions of
words so they do not mean what they have meant for millennia. Even with all this, we have a wonderful
country and I would not want to live anywhere else.
So this July 4th, let us celebrate the ideas that have been enshrined into our hearts and the hearts of
many around the world — All men are created equal — all are endowed by their Creator with certain
unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness — And for the support of
this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each
other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.
Many of us remember when we first learned these words and how they stood out from other words.
There is a quality in this American idea, which reaches beyond the head and into the heart. They were not
perfect men, but men who saw further than their immediate lives and into the lives of their children,
grandchildren to a hundred generations.
If you are like me, I believe our founding fathers and mothers came up with a new idea that
encapsulated a political process that works. If we are not careful, we could lose the idea through selfishness,
myopic concern for self, a loss of the habits of the heart (cf. Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville).
The world would be at a loss if this happened.
Let us pray for our nation, strengthen our resolve to be good citizens, participate regularly in the virtue of
patriotism, etc. A wonderful gift has been handed to us by the blood, sweat and tears or so many.
God bless them, and God bless the United States of America.
Pax et bonum,
Mass Intentions for the Week
Taizé Night Prayer
July 6 to July 12
Sunday Night-Prayer of the
Roman Church using the
beautiful music of the
Community of Taizé, in France.
Monday July 6
6:45 AM - Edward Duffy †
12:10 PM - Francisca Penate de Huezo †
Tuesday July 7, USA: St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Virgin
6:45 AM - St. Jude League
12:10 PM - Andrea & Maria Camps, Emily Alexander †
This Sunday, July 5, 7:30 P.M.
First Sunday of the Month
Here at St. Vincent de Paul Church
Wednesday July 8
St. Bonaventure, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
6:45 AM - Mary Lee Edgar †
12:10 PM - Abel & Maverly Alvarado †, Gina Garcia †
We will offer Night Prayer (Compline) of the
Roman Church, using the beautiful music of the
Community of Taizé in France. Lasting just over a
half-hour, it is a beautifully peaceful prayer
experience with which to conclude one’s Sunday
night in contemplative song.
Thursday July 9, Weekday
6:45 AM - Sandra Delton †
12:10 PM - Anatalia Duarte †
Friday July 10, Weekday
6:45 AM - Hahn/Harrison/Esslinger/Theron
Families Living & Deceased
12:10 PM - Anatalia Olarte †
Saturday July 11, Weekday
8:15 AM - Carla del Rocio Vanoni-Torres †
5:00 PM - John Fazzino †
Sacrament of Matrimony
The time period of six to eight months is necessary for
marriage preparation. If you live in this area and wish to
be married or prepared for marriage at St. Vincent de
Paul, please call for an appointment with the marriage
Sunday July 12, SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
7:30 AM - Betty Mae Vidor †
9:00 AM - Wilburn Banks †
11:00 AM - Parishioners
1:00 PM - Susie Magdaleno †
3:00 PM - Catalina Ramirez †
5:00 PM - Anthony Akpu †
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Mass for the Feast of Our Lady of Mount
Carmel will be celebrated on Thursday,
July 16, at 7:00 pm. Following the Mass
there will be an opportunity to be invested in the Brown Scapular of Our
Lady of Mount Carmel. The Blessed
Virgin appeared to St. Simon Stock in
1251, gave him the Brown Scapular and
promised privileges and protection to all
persons who would wear the Scapular
and lead a consistent Christian life. Pope
Leo XIII in 1888 prescribed the investiture prayer used
by the priest in giving the Brown Scapular.
Mass of Healing
There will be Anointing of the Sick after the 12:10 PM
Mass every second Wednesday of the month. Our next
Mass of Healing with Anointing will be this Wednesday, July 8, 12:10 PM.
Padre Pio is the Patron Saint of Eucharistic Adorers
because often times he would be found in Adoration.
Experience all that St. Padre Pio
found in Adoration. Current Needs:
=Wednesdays 6-7 pm, 9-10 pm
=Thursdays 5-6 pm
=Saturdays 4-5 am
Special Collection July 12, 2015
Donate to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul's Annual
Black Bag Collection next week, knowing that through
your kindness someone who is suffering will be touched
by God in a miraculous way.
Sign-up as an adorer or as a substitute at these or other
times. Please fill-out a form in the chapel, call 713-5686823, or email [email protected]
First round baskets passed are for the Offertory and the second
rectangular baskets are for the Second Collection.
Elementary Faith Formation
The Lord’s Day Program is a faith formation program
for children 2 years old through 5 years old. You may
choose the 9:00 AM or the 11:00 AM class, and they
meet in the Primary School Building.
See page 7 of this Bulletin
The CCE Program provides faith formation for children in grades 1 through 8. We also have a class for
children with special needs. CCE meets 10:30AM 12:00Noon in the Primary, Intermediate and Middle
School Buildings and the Msgr. Jamail Family Center.
2015 Day of Prayer – July 18, 2015
Calling all men and women to the 2015 Day of Prayer
with Daniel Cardinal DiNardo. Hosted by the ACTS
Mission Board and St. Ambrose Parish, this half-day
Conference provides men and women with insights into
how GOD is GOOD and HIS MERCY ENDURES
FOREVER! Event MC is Joe McClane from Houston’s
Catholic radio KSHJ AM1430. Speakers will include
Msgr. Dan Scheel, Linda Robison, and Deacon Tom
Vicknair. Event concludes with a Mass led by Daniel
Cardinal DiNardo. Save the date and invite your friends
to join you on Saturday July 18. Doors open at 7:30am at
St. Ambrose, 4213 Mangum Rd, Houston, 77092.
Pre-registration requested online ($10 ea), at http://
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PREPARATION:
In order to be ready to start preparation for First Holy
Communion, students must complete one full year of
Catholic Education, beginning no sooner than First Grade.
This requirement may be satisfied by attendance at CCE,
Catholic School, or Home School (provided the curriculum
consists of daily Catholic Education).
DOES YOUR CHILD NEED TO BE BAPTIZED? If
your child is over 7 years or older and needs to be baptized, we have an RCIA program adapted for children. In
addition to the Sunday CCE classes from 10:30am to
12:00noon, we will meet once a month on a Monday night
from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. Please talk to Laura for more information about classes.
You’re invited to free Summer
Activities with the Cub Scouts!
Please be our guests at these free
summer events. Bring your family and
learn about scouting! Cub Scouts is for boys
entering 1st through 5th grades looking to
develop their interests and learn new skills. Cub Scouts
provides a positive peer group that creates fellowship,
promotes diversity, and teaches duty to God and Country.
Help your son learn the value of his own worth, and watch
his self-confidence and self-esteem grow. Pack 505 is an
active group of families and students from several area
schools. Come be part of the adventure with us!
For further information please contact Laura Hafernik at
713.663.3528 or [email protected]
It’s TRUE!! Our biggest
choir is everyone, in all
the pews. But there’s
always room for more
great singers in our Music
MOVIE/PICNIC NIGHT Thur., July 9, SVdP Cafeteria,
5-9pm. Join us for Grilling, Chilling and Thrilling!!
Enjoy the evening with our families as we watch a kidfriendly movie and share hot dogs and cold drinks.
Discover Music Ministry –
WATER BALLOON MONSOON Sunday, Aug. 16,
2pm, SVdP Athletic Field. Always EPIC!! The Water
Balloon Monsoon is a Scout Favorite! Scouts are suggested
to bring 50 or more pre-filled water balloons. You can’t
have too many… Refrigerated balloons are chilling!!
Come join us at St. Thomas High School for co-ed
Middle School summer classes and camps! June 8-July
17 in one week sessions. Incoming 7th & 8th Graders:
Study Skills, Math Enrichment, History’s Mysteries,
Lego Robotics / Incoming 6th – 8th Graders: Quiz Bowl
Camp, Movie Making Magic, Printmaking, Sports
Recreation Camp. Visit us at www.sths.org and click on
the “Summer@STH” banner.
Questions? [email protected] or 281-757-4005
Scouts who attend all three summer events will earn
their Summertime Pack Award for participation. We
hope to see you there! If you are thinking about joining
us for these events, please send us a note so we can have
enough food and beverage. For this, or any additional
information, contact Bill Macey at [email protected]
or Gene Silva at [email protected] .
ST. ANNE'S SOCIETY MOM'S GROUP
We have wonderful spiritual, social, and service events
during the academic year. Check out our website
(www.StAnnesSociety.org) for more information on the
events below. Don't be shy, we love new members
anytime! Therefore encourage one another and build one
another up, just as you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11
We are a ministry of young adult men and women ranging
from the ages of 21-39 and the young at heart are always
welcomed. Membership is open to ANYONE and
EVERYONE and it is FREE. Anyone interested in the
Catholic Faith is very much welcomed to be involved in
the young adult ministry here at Saint Vincent de Paul. The
St. Vincent de Paul Young Adults group is modeled after
our Blessed Mother Mary and looks to the Holy Spirit as
the source of hope. We strive to be of service to one
another, to the parish, and to the greater community.
The core of our Young Adult group is the weekly Mass &
Dinner on Tuesday, at 7 p.m. (except on the 1st Tuesday of
every month). Short announcements are made after the
Mass of events and activities planned for SVDPYA.
Afterwards, the fun and fellowship continues as we go try
different eateries around Houston with one another.
During the week and the weekend we host various Faith
enriching events, service events, and social events. We also
attend various young adult events/retreats joining with our
fellow young adults groups around the Archdiocese.
To keep current on SVDPYA events please email us at
[email protected] and to subscribe to our newsletters
find us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/groups/svdpya)
BOOK CLUB: Wednesday, July 8th, 7-9p, The Boys in the
Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at
the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown, MJFC
WE'LL RESUME OUR EVENTS IN THE FALL.
THANKS FOR A GREAT YEAR!
Marriage Encounter Weekend
A Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend gives you the time and tools to revitalize romance, deepen communication, and
nourish the spirituality in your marriage.
The next scheduled event will be presented
at St. Anthony of Padua in the Woodlands on July 17 19, 2015. The Application fee is $100. Find out more or
sign up at: www.houstonme.org or call 713-482-1791.
Eleven Day Tour Celebrating the Sacred
Heart of St. Vincent de Paul, Spiritual Director:
Msgr. Bill Young. Fatima, Avila, Burgos, Loyola,
Blood Drive Thank You
Lourdes, Paris, Sept. 7-17, 2015, $3,790.00/person from
Houston. Includes: Roundtrip Air Transportation from
Houston, First Class Hotels, Double Occupancy, 2 Meals a
Day—Breakfast & Dinner, Daily Sightseeing with English
Speaking Tour Guides, Daily Mass, Entrance Fees, Airport Taxes, Fuel Surcharges Subject to Change, and Tips
to Guides & Drivers. For more info call the office, 713667-9111 or visit www.svdp-houston.org/11-day-tour.
Thank you to Donors for giving at the
June 28th Blood Drive.
The Church of Now #Commit 4Love
Free event-donations accepted, at St. Michael
Catholic Church, 1801 Sage Rd, 77058.
7:15pm-Dinner, 8:15pm-Talk, mingle,
share & learn about the Catholic Faith
with other Young Adults.
July 6 True Love More than a #Snap
with Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT
July 13 Follow Me #Invite to Service
with Daniel Cardinal DiNardo
July 20 Path to #Happiness Decisions in the Modern
World with Sr. Mary Guido
July 27 Commit to Truth #Myths of the Church
with Christopher Kaczor, Ph.D
Closing Social Tue., July 30, Sponsored by Adore Ministries
Come to the Table…
The SVdP Compassion
Ministry has available for
a limited time, the SVdP
Come to the Table…
Cookbook with delicious
parishioner taste tested
recipes. The cookbook is
$20 and may be purchased
in the Church Office.
Young Adult and Campus Ministry Archdiocese of GalvestonHouston, www.Cafecatholica.com / 713-741-8778
Adult Life Ministries
July Bus Trip
Spiritual Direction: What is it?
If you signed up for the July 16 trip to the Federal Reserve Bank, remember to bring your ID with you. You
may cancel, but no more reservations will be accepted.
Boarding for this trip is at 8:30.
Spiritual direction refers to the time you spend with another person especially trained to accompany you as you
reflect on your relationship with God and with others.
Together the two of you may explore your personal
prayer life, questions of faith, choices to be made, relationships, fears, and joys.
It is not the role of the director to tell another what to
do. According to Thomas Merton, “Spiritual direction is,
in reality, nothing more than a way of leading us to see
and obey the real Director – the Holy Spirit hidden in the
depths of our soul.”
Commitment to spiritual direction involves an hourly
meeting with a director once a month for as long as desired by the directee.
For more information or to set up an appointment with
a spiritual director, you may call Eileen Meinert at 713363-1961, Elaine Caldwell at 713-663-3564, or Sandy
Marcello at 713-529-8162.
Meetings for grief support will not be held in July or August. Watch for a series of six meetings during the fall.
Outreach for the Homeless
Want to help serve the homeless at the Beacon once a
month? One group already has been going on the third
Friday of the month. Groups may vary in size from 6 to
15 people. Two people have asked to form a Monday
group. If you would like to join a group, please notify
Elaine to learn the details and qualifications for service.
What is Stitch ‘N Time?
This group was formed in 2010 to provide the opportunity
for gathering of people with mutual interests in
needlework, knitting, crocheting, hand sewing,
or any other type of “stitching” you
would enjoy the company of others
while working on your special project. We meet every Tuesday and
invite you to enjoy good fellowship
with us, have a cup of coffee, and exchange ideas. We
meet in Room 208B from 12:30-2:30 in the MJFC. Call
713-663-3564 for more information.
Educational and Social Activities
Available During the Summer
Walk-ins welcome; All held in the MJFC
(Call 713-663-3564 for more information)
Art: Individual projects. Thursdays at 1:00 in 208 AB.
Divine Mercy Cenacle: Mondays at 7:00 pm in 205.
Apostleship of the Cross: Mondays at 7:30 pm in 206.
Centering Prayer: Tuesdays at 10:00 in 206.
Christian Meditation: Wednesdays at 7:00 pm in 206.
Share the Word Bible Study: Thursdays at 10:30 in 206.
Teresians’ Study Group: Mondays at 11:00 in208B.
SVdP Book Club: Second Wednesdays at 10:30 in 206.
Cards (Canasta): Thursdays at 1:30 in 206.
Mah Jongg: Every Monday & Thursday at 12:30 in 206.
Mexican Train Dominoes: Thursdays at 12:30 in 206.
French I: Wednesdays at 9:30 in 208A.
Stitch ’N Time: Tuesdays at 12:30 in 208B.
Sugar Sticks: Wednesdays at 1:00 in AB.
Bridge: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays at 1:00 in 206.
Tai Chi: Wednesdays at 5:30 in MJFC
What is Share the Word Bible Study?
Share the Word Bible Study is for all who wish to study
the scriptures for the following Sunday. Through reading
and discussion to uncover the deeper meanings of the text
the group prepares themselves for a more meaningful experience of Mass. It not only can result in greater nourishment from feasting on God’s Word in Scripture but also
from eating the Food provided at the Table of Holy Communion. Come and enrich your faith by uncovering the
gems in Scripture.
Volunteer Interfaith Caregivers Southwest
We strive to build community through living faith, by helping frail, elderly and health-impaired people in the southwest
Houston area remain independent, seek health care and preserve their quality of life. It is easy to become a VIC
volunteer! Whether on a regular basis or occasionally, there are a variety of volunteer opportunities: Transportation for
medical appointments or Shopping Trips / Minor Home Repairs / Garden and Yard Work / Telephone reassurance /
Visitation. Contact VIC to Volunteer: 713-772-8181; [email protected]; www.vic-sw.org
St. Vincent de Paul Life Teen's Mission is to bring teens into a relationship with Christ and his
Church. We seek not merely to educate about the faith but to create Missionary Disciples for the
Kingdom of God. Through our focus on prayer, the Sacraments, and fellowship through
relational ministry, we seek to brings teens into the fullness of Christ and to put them on the path
to becoming the person that Christ created them to be.
To Register for the 2015-2016 Life Teen Program,
please visit us online at http://svdphouston.org/lifeteen-high-school-ministry or email Joey Muckenthaler for a registration form.
- The Archdiocesan Youth Conference is His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo’s official gathering of
the young church of Galveston-Houston. It is designed to give them an opportunity to celebrate their faith, learn
about their role in the local Church, lead them into a deeper relationship with Christ, and challenge them to live
out their faith as disciples of Christ when they return home. Participants will encounter Jesus Christ through their
peers, youth ministry leaders, priests, and especially in the Eucharist and the Sacraments of the Church. It will be
held on July 31st - August 2nd at the Conference Center downtown. The cost is $200. For more information you
can email me at [email protected].
Upcoming Life Teen Events
July 8th – Life Teen Hangout: Join us on Wednesday Nights in the Youth Room for a Movie Night and Pizza
from 6:30-8:30. The end time is subject to change with the run time of the movie.
July 10-12 – Steubenville Youth Conference: For the past 30 years Steubenville Youth Conferences have been
changing the lives of teens and leading them closer to Christ. This year we’ll be attending Steubenville MidAmerica in St. Louis. At the time of this writing spots are still available! The cost is $350 and it includes
registration, travel, lodging, and food (outside of food during travel). Do not miss this incredible event. To
register contact Joey Muckenthaler at the email address below.
July 15th – Life Teen Hangout: Join us on Wednesday Nights in the Youth Room for a Movie Night and Pizza
from 6:30-8:30. The end time is subject to change with the run time of the movie.
July 22nd – Life Teen Hangout: Join us on Wednesday Nights in the Youth Room for a Movie Night and Pizza
from 6:30-8:30. The end time is subject to change with the run time of the movie.
July 23rd – Service Project: We’re going to be working at the Houston Food Bank from 1-4pm. We’ll be
meeting in front of the Family Center at noon. If you’d like to register for this trip please contact Joey
Muckenthaler at the information below.
July 29th – Life Teen Hangout: Join us on Wednesday Nights in the Youth Room for a Movie Night and Pizza
from 6:30-8:30. The end time is subject to change with the run time of the movie.
July 31-Aug 2 – The Archdiocesan Youth Conference (See above)
Confirmation Registration for the 2015-2016 school year has begun. For more information please visit
Coordinator of Youth Ministry
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
Email: [email protected]
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
In today's Gospel the people ask: "How is
it such miraculous deeds are accomplished
by his hands?" Because of your gift to the
Society of St. Vincent de Paul many
"miraculous deeds" are accomplished for the poor. Donate
to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul's Annual Black Bag
Collection next week, knowing that through your kindness someone who is suffering will be touched by God in
a miraculous way. Call 713-664-5350 for help, or if you
are interested in membership in The Society of St. Vincent de Paul. To access more information on the Society
go to www.svdp-houston.org, click on organizations.
CCSC is helping equip 6,500 students
for the academic year?
WOW! HOW CAN I HELP?
1. Sponsor a student! CCSC’s greatest need for the
Back To School program is financial backing. It
costs only $45.00 to provide each child with a comprehensive packet of academic supplies and new
clothing/shoes in line with each campus’s uniform
requirements. Please consider giving or organizing
an effort to bring in funding for this much-needed
service – at your place of business, worship, recreation center or anywhere you have community relationships that care about children. Donations of any
amount can be contributed in one of two ways:
The St. Jude Chapel Poor Box proceeds are used by SVDP Society
to benefit those in need. Donations may be made at any time.
SVdP Book Club
SVDP Book Club meets on Wednesday, July
10 at 10:30 a.m in MJFC 206. July’s selection is Among Schoolchildren by Tracy
Kidder. New members welcome and members
not present for a while welcome Back! For questions or
more information please contact Mary Ann Beachler at
713-665-0086 or [email protected].
• Donate online! Our secure website is a convenient
way to give, and your gift can be designated to Back
To School: www.ccschouston.org
• Donate by mail! Simply send a check (payable to
CCSC with “Back To School” in the note section) to
CCSC, P. O. Box 27924, Houston, Texas, 77227.
Please No Cell Phones in Church
Please remember cell phones and audible pagers can be
very intrusive and even offensive to others. Church is not
an occasion in which a phone should be ringing. Please
turn those cell phones and pagers off. Thank you!
2. Volunteer! It takes 700 volunteers to make Back To
School a success! You can contribute your time and
energy to this worthy cause or help inspire others to
LOCATION: Faith Lutheran Church,
4600 Bellaire Blvd @ Ave. B (just inside Loop 610)
St. Basil’s School of Gregorian Chant
Some “Enchanted” Summer Evenings: Come and spend
eight summer evenings learning and singing 2,000 years of
faith in liturgical song of the Mass and psalms. St. Basil’s
School of Gregorian Chant invites you to the 7th annual
Summer Learning Schola, at the Univ. of St. Thomas.
Dates are W’s & Th’s: Session I, July 29-30, Aug. 5-6:
Session II, Aug. 12-13/19-20. Tuition is $195.00 for both
sessions, or $125.00 for session I or II. We will close singing and praying all we learned at a special Mass. Visit our
website: www.gregorianchantschool.org/slsust. or call
Lowell Davis at 281-855-2358.
SORT AND SET UP Saturday, August 1
(2 Time Shifts) 7:30am-11am and 10:30am to 2pm
Help prep and organize supplies!
DISTRIBUTION (2 Day Option)
Friday, August 7, 7:30am to 1pm
Saturday, August 8, 7:30am to 1pm
Help parents/students as they pick up supplies and more!
Parking is limited on Distribution days!
If possible, please park across the street at Crosspoint
Church (in the back parking lot): 4601 Bellaire Blvd.
Also, consider carpooling to this event.
St. Vincent Catholic Church Mobile App
Thank you for your involvement and support!
3 ways to get the app
1. Scan the QR code
2. Search in the app store
3. Go to
The mission of Christian Community Service Center
is to serve the poor, hungry, disabled and otherwise
needy while respecting their religious, ethnic,
or cultural differences
FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST
Mark’s Gospel account today is built on a double astonishment or amazement: the neighbors and family of Jesus are
astonished that he taught in the synagogue with wisdom
and worked powerful signs. Jesus, in turn, is amazed that
they have no faith in him because they know his origins,
not because of any fault with his teaching or ministry. As
with many of Mark’s passages, we get a rather intimate
glimpse here of the human part of Jesus’ twôfold nature.
To reinforce his point, Mark tells of Jesus’ return to his
native place, and further points out that he is in the midst of
his own family members there. From the very people he
expected the most, Jesus received the least. In the day of
the Gospel’s writing, Mark was attempting to illustrate a
lesson to the house of Israel: the God of the covenant expected the greatest faith from the house of Israel, but often
received the least. This is a good source for reflection on
our part, we who are Jesus’ followers today. For the wisdom of Christ to continue and for our lives to be seen as
signs of his power, he must expect and be able to find great
faith among us. Will he? Can he? Does he? Or is he, once
again, amazed by its absence? Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
Saints and Special Observances
Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
St. Maria Goretti
St. Augustine Zhao Rong and Companions
First Reading — They shall know that a prophet
has been among them (Ezekiel 2:2-5).
Psalm — Our eyes are fixed on the Lord,
pleading for his mercy (Psalm 123).
Second Reading — I am content with weaknesses and
hardships for the sake of Christ (2 Corinthians 12:7-10).
Gospel — “Where did this man get all this? Is he not the
carpenter, the son of Mary?” (Mark 6:1-6a).
The English translation of the Psalm Responses from the Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981, 1997, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.
Readings For The Week
Gn 28:10-22a; Ps 91:1-4, 14-15ab; Mt 9:18-26
Gn 32:23-33; Ps 17:1b, 2-3, 6-7ab, 8b, 15;
Wednesday: Gn 41:55-57; 42:5-7a, 17-24a;
Ps 33:2-3, 10-11, 18-19; Mt 10:1-7
Thursday: Gn 44:18-21, 23b-29; 45:1-5; Ps 105:16-21;
Gn 46:1-7, 28-30; Ps 37:3-4, 18-19, 27-28,
39-40; Mt 10:16-23
Saturday: Gn 49:29-32; 50:15-26a; Ps 105:1-4, 6-7;
Am 7:12-15; Ps 85:9-14;
Eph 1:3-14 [1:3-10]; Mk 6:7-13
St. Jude League Enrollment
St. Jude League is opened for enrollment throughout the
year. Membership for enrollment is $3.00 for the year.
The 6:45 A.M. Mass each Tuesday is celebrated for intentions of those enrolled in the League. St. Jude is a powerful intercessor for anyone in need. Membership Cards are
available by the St. Jude Shrine in our church.
TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION
In the sixteenth century, the Council of Trent, which was
otherwise devoted to liturgical uniformity, was very tolerant of agêold marriage customs. The Council singled out
“praiseworthy” customs and hoped they would be retained. The Second Vatican Council likewise asked for a
careful evaluation of customs, admitting that not everything about wedding practice is “praiseworthy.” In our
revised liturgy, all of the prayers consistently stress the
equality of the partners. Some familiar customs do not
match this insight. Often, the groom remains hidden in a
sacristy while the bride, accompanied only by her father,
enters with her attendants. This is hardly equality, especially if it appears that her father is “giving her away” to
her husband. This is a familiar enough scene, but increasingly couples are called to a different practice. Symbols
and signs carry and communicate meaning. The challenge
for couples today is to match the meaning to the symbol,
and for the couple to be authentic in all they do and say
on the day of their wedding. Having bride and groom both
take part fully and equally in the entrance procession is
exactly the kind of “praiseworthy” practice we’ve been
looking for! —Rev. James Field, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
Holy Cross Chapel Downtown
An “oasis” in the Central Business District at 905 Main
Street at the Main Street Square Metro-Rail stop,
northbound. Open Monday-Friday 9-4. Masses at 11:35
a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Confessions are 9:15-11:15 a.m. and
by appointment. Spiritual Direction by appointment.
Contact us at www.holycrosschapel.org or 713-650-1323.
Women and Men Ushers Needed
Women and men volunteers are needed to serve
as ushers at all of the
SVDP Masses. If you are
interested in serving in this
rewarding ministry, please
speak to an usher after mass or contact Luis
Barrera at 713-668-5424/[email protected] or
Louis Morones at 713-667-0051.
Next Coffee & Donuts in the Family Center
Following 7:30, 9, 11a.m. and 3pm Masses
Sunday, July 19, 2015
Hosted by Eucharistic Ministers 11am Team 2
Sacrament of Baptism: Children, age 6 or younger requirements: parents registered parishioners, attended baptism class
within 3 years and completed forms before baptism can be
scheduled. Class fee $25/parishioners, $50/non-parishioners.
For info and forms please contact Trish, [email protected]/713-663-3529. If your child is over 7 years old and not
baptized, please call Laura, 713-663-3528.
Sacrament of Matrimony: Six to eight months are required
for marriage preparation. Please call the Parish Office, 713667-9111 for an appointment with the marriage coordinator.
Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick: Please call the
Parish Office as soon as you or someone in your family schedule surgery, hospitalization or suffer serious illness or injury.
No Sunday Nursery July 5
Children 1-24 Months. Nursery available
most summer Sundays during the 9am
Mass, ground floor, M.J.F.C. No Fees.
No Nursery This Weekend, July 5.
Charitable Contributions and the IRS
Due to the tax laws, to deduct contributions to the parish
you must maintain a bank record (check or direct deposit)
or have a written contribution statement from the parish.
The parish cannot track cash contributions unless they are
in an envelope with your correct name and address on it.
Altar Servers: Contact Tom Green, [email protected]
Bulletin:. Deadline is 9am, Thur., 10 days before date of bulletin, holiday bulletins at least 1 week earlier. Email to [email protected], fax or drop off articles at the Parish Office.
Announcements before or after Mass will not be allowed unless
submitted to the church office no later than Wednesday before
the weekend of the scheduled event for approval to Maria Gibbs,
713-663-3535 / [email protected].
Facilities Request: Request deadline: two weeks prior to event.
Contact Megan at [email protected] or 713-663-3543.
Can’t Get to Church? If you or someone you know would like to
receive Communion, but are home bound, or in a nursing or retirement residence and unable to get to Mass, call 713-667-9111.
Nursery: Ages birth to 2 years during Sunday 9:00 AM and
11:00 AM Masses at the Monsignor Jamail Family Center.
St. Jude League Enrollment Membership Cards are available
in the Church by the St. Jude Shrine.
Teen RCIA: Teens who desire to become Catholic and have not
been baptized or received the sacraments, call the Youth Office,
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5 de julio de 2015, Decimocuarto Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario
¿QUÉ AGUIJÓN . . . ?
El Espíritu Santo cubre con un velo de silencio un pasaje específico de la Sagrada Escritura. El “aguijón
en la carne” en la segunda lectura de hoy es uno de esos lugares silenciosos, porque Pablo —frustrando por
siglos a los cristianos— nunca nos dice precisamente cuál es ese aguijón o espina en la carne. Sus amigos en
Corinto probablemente sabían a qué se refería, lo cual era suficiente para él. La gente ha especulado que el
aguijón era desde una vista mala hasta la rampante lujuria. Pero toda esta especulación pierde el sentido real del
mensaje, porque en su debilidad Pablo llega a conocer y vivir la paradoja de la cruz de Cristo: es en nuestra debilidad donde se manifiesta la gran fuerza de Dios.
Cuando somos fuertes creemos que la fuerza es nuestra,
pero cuando somos débiles, sabemos que cualquier
fuerza o poder que tengamos viene solamente de Dios.
El AGUIJÓN DE DUDAR DE SÍ MISMO
En el pasaje de hoy del Evangelio de San
Marcos, sus vecinos y familiares creen que Jesús
tiene un aguijón: sus dudosas credenciales para ser
un maestro en la sinagoga o un hacedor de grandes
milagros. Algunos pensamos que tenemos el
“aguijón” de calificaciones insuficientes para ser
testigos del plan de salvación en Cristo. Algunas
veces usamos este “aguijón” imaginario para no seguir la desafiante labor de vivir el “venga a
nosotros tu reino” o nos dejamos llevar por una humildad falsa sobre nuestra incompetencia como
discípulos. Podemos aprender hoy una lección de Jesús y Pablo. Cada uno de nosotros, sin considerar
nuestras imperfecciones físicas o personales o nuestras limitaciones (reales o imaginarias), estamos
llamados y escogidos a ser mensajeros de la gracia salvadora de Dios, según nuestra manera propia de
ser. Ya seamos cónyuges, padres, niños, estudiantes, trabajadores, jefes o cualquier función que tengamos en la vida, Dios puede trabajar en nosotros y por medio de nosotros para que seamos símbolo de
paz para los demás. Cuando nos sintamos afligidos por el aguijón de las dudas sobre nuestra capacidad, usemos la debilidad para encontrar nuestra fuerza en Dios, y por medio de nuestra fe en Cristo
continuar proclamando la Buena Nueva de la salvación.
Lecturas de hoy: Ezequiel 2:2–5; Salmo 123:1–4; 2 Corintios 12:7–10; Marcos 6:1–6
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En el Evangelio de hoy las personas se preguntan: "¿Cómo es que Jesús realiza
hechos milagrosos?" Gracias a la donación suya a la Sociedad de San Vicente
de Paul muchos "hechos milagrosos" se realizan para los pobres y
necesitados. Cuando haga su ofrenda esta semana en la “Bolsa Negra” de San
Vicente de Paul, sepa que a través de su bondad alguien que está sufriendo,
será tocado por Dios.
LECTURAS DE HOY
Primera lectura — Ezequiel es enviado como el profeta
de Yavé a los obstinados israelitas (Ezequiel 2:2-5).
Salmo — Ten piedad de nosotros, ten piedad
(Salmo 123 ).
Segunda lectura — Pablo reconoce sus debilidades y se
gloría de ellas (2 Corintios 12:7-10).
Evangelio — Jesús predica en la sinagoga de su pueblo
natal (Marcos 6:1-6).
TRADICIONES DE NUESTRA FE
Según la carta a los Hebreos 6:1-2 hay seis fundamentos de la fe cristiana. Entre ellos se encuentra la imposición de manos. El evangelista Marcos (6:5) nos relata
que Jesús usaba la imposición de manos para sanar a los
enfermos. La curación se realizaba mediante sus manos.
Los hispanos normalmente somos táctiles, pues reconocemos la importancia de una caricia, de una mano apretando
la nuestra, de una palmada en el hombro, y de otros toques de mano. Las manos tienen el poder o la facultad de
En los Hechos de los Apóstoles 8:17 y 19:6 se nos
relata que los fieles recibían el don del Espíritu Santo mediante la imposición de manos. Los apóstoles usaban la
imposición de manos para transmitir el Espíritu a los bautizados y para consagrar nuevos líderes al servicio de las
comunidades cristianas (obispos o presbíteros). Al momento del Bautismo y de la Confirmación recibimos una
imposición de manos de parte del ministro. La imposición
de manos que ha venido desde los apóstoles, y desde más
atrás, nos relaciona a los cristianos que nos han precedido.
Es un gesto de unidad. —Fray Gilberto Cavazos-Glz, OFM, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
LECTURAS DE LA SEMANA
Gn 28:10-22a; Sal 91 (90):1-4, 14-15ab;
Martes: Gn 32:23-33; Sal 17 (16):1b, 2-3, 6-7ab, 8b, 15;
Miércoles: Gn 41:55-57; 42:5-7a, 17-24a;
Sal 33 (32):2-3, 10-11, 18-19;
Gn 44:18-21, 23b-29; 45:1-5;
Sal 105 (104): 16-21;
Viernes: Gn 46:1-7, 28-30; Sal 37 (36):3-4, 18-19,
27-28, 39-40; Mt 10:16-23
Sábado: Gn 49:29-32; 50:15-26a; Sal 105 (104):1-4,
6-7; Mt 10:24-33
Domingo: Am 7:12-15; Sal 85 (84):9-14;
Ef 1:3-14 [1:3-10]; Mc 6:7-13
Jóvenes de Luz St. Vincent de Paul Somos
un grupo de jóvenes adultos interesados en
profundizar en nuestra fe a través de la formación espiritual, el servicio, y actividades sociales que nos permitan crecer en comunidad buscando imitar el ejemplo de Jesús
y las virtudes de nuestra Madre María.
Como jóvenes adultos, nos esforzamos en ser luz siendo
testigos de nuestra fe y así dar a conocer el mensaje del
Reino de Dios desde nuestra vida cotidiana. Nos reunimos
todos los jueves a las 7:00 PM en el segundo piso del centro parroquial. Si desean agregarse a nuestra lista de contactos para recibir información acerca de nuestros eventos, pueden enviarnos un correo a [email protected]. ¡Los esperamos!
LOS SANTOS Y OTRAS CELEBRACIONES
Domingo: Decimocuarto Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario
Santa María Goretti
San Agustín Zhao Rong y compañeros
Sábado: San Benito
FE EN JESUCRISTO El incidente que nos cuenta san
Marcos en el Evangelio de hoy se basa en un doble asombro: primero, los vecinos y parientes de Jesús se asombran
de verlo enseñar en la sinagoga con tanta sabiduría, y de
ver su poder para hacer milagros. Y Jesús, a su vez, se extraña de la incredulidad de aquella gente, que no pone su fe
en él, no porque hallen alguna falta en su enseñanza o en su
ministerio, sino porque conocen sus orígenes y su familia.
Aquí, como en muchos otros incidentes de su Evangelio,
Marcos nos deja ver un aspecto bastante íntimo de la parte
humana de la doble naturaleza de Jesús. Para reforzar lo
que quiere que veamos, Marcos nos cuenta cómo Jesús
vuelve a su pueblo, y nos hace notar que está allí entre sus
familiares. Y de la gente de quienes más esperaba es que
menos recibe. En la época en que estaba escribiendo su
Evangelio, san Marcos trataba de enseñar una lección muy
importante para la casa de Israel, el Dios de la Alianza esperaba encontrar la fe más intensa en la casa de Israel, pero
muchas veces allí fue donde menos la encontró. Y es bueno
que reflexionemos sobre esto, nosotros que hoy día somos
el Pueblo de Dios. Para que la Sabiduría de Cristo continúe
en este mundo, y para que nuestras vidas sean signos de su
poder, Jesús espera hallar, y tiene que hallar, una gran fe en
nosotros. ¿La hallará? ¿O quedará, una vez más, pasmado
de nuestra poca fe? Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
Misa de sanación Se celebra una Misa de Sanación el
segundo miércoles de cada mes as las 12:10 p.m. Inmediatamente después de la Misa, se celebra el sacramento
de la Unción de los Enfermos. La próxima fecha de la
celebración será el 8 de Julio de 2015.
El Rezo del Santísimo Rosario
Rezamos el rosario antes de la
Misa en español todos los domingo
empezando a las 2:20 p.m.
Salón para las familias con niños pequeños – Hay un
salón especial para familias con niños pequeños. Favor
tomar nota de que no se permite dejar carriolas en la nave
del templo durante los ritos ni en cualquier lugar que puedan impedir el paso.