We are a growing Catholic community in the heart of the beautiful Texas Hill Country. We aspire to express the Good News of Jesus Christ in today's society. Through the Eucharistic liturgy, we gather for prayer and raise our hearts, minds and lives to God. Moved by the Holy Spirit, we seek to manifest God's love for all.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Every Friday, beginning on February 12, 2016 there will be Stations of the Cross at 5:30 pm. There is a sign up sheet at the entrances of the church for Cross Bearers. Anyone can be a Cross Bearer for this profound devotion.Thank you for journeying with Our Lord on His Way to the Cross.
Friday Lenten Suppers
Immediately following Stations, the WWICS will provide soups, salads, and breads as part of the Friday Lenten Suppers, which will take place on Friday's during Lent after Stations of the Cross. There is a sign up sheet in the Vestibule to bring food for the suppers to share. The suppers will take place in the Finn Center. Jackie Hampton is chair person for the suppers, and would love to have your special Lenten soups or salads! Her email address is email@example.com or call her at 830-265-8244 for more information or to volunteer!
MYSTERY OF GOD: Who God Is and Why He Matters by Bishop Robert Barron
This Wednesday, February 17th from 3:30 – 5 PM, our parish will begin the Mystery of God: Who God Is and Why He Matters, program. Anyone who is coming to class should read Chapter 1 before we begin.To find out more information,please contact Fr. Ruben or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jubilee Year of Mercy
St Joseph Catholic Mission in Mason, Texas is one of five Jubilee Pilgrim Churches in our diocese. The Guide for Pilgrims, sacrament schedules and additional information can be found here. CLICK HERE
Living the Eucharist - First Sunday of Lent
A reflection on "God's Word, Our Delight." CLICK HERE
The Diocesan Ashes to Easter Lenten Mission Campaign begins on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 10. We invite each family to take a mission box home in support of the missionary works of the Diocese of Austin. As the Catechism states, “The seasons and days of penance in the course of the liturgical year (Lent, and Each Friday in memory of the Lord) are intense moments of the Church’s penitential practice. These times are particularly appropriate for spiritual exercises, penitential liturgies, and pilgrimages as signs of penance, voluntary self-denial such as fasting and alms giving, and fraternal sharing (charitable and missionary works)” (CCC 1438). Please support this long-standing campaign.
St. Paul's Cookbook
Valentine's Day is the deadline for recipes . As of Feb. 11, we have 230 recipes and 65 parishioners who have sent in recipes. Thank you so very much. I know by the end of this weekend we will have reached our goal of nearly 100 contributors. If anyone could help type recipes into the website, please let me know. If you have any questions, please contact Diane Snyder, 830-598-4349. Thank you again and God Bless you all
Prayer Blanket Blessings
Father Rubén will be blessing prayer Blankets this Thursday, February 18, 2016 at the 8:00 a.m. Mass. Prayer Blanket members, please bring all new blankets to this Mass. If you want to request a Prayer Blanket or if you are interested in joining this group, please contact Pauline Kramer at 830-265-7239 or email@example.com. You do not need to be a sewer-you just need a willingness to bring comfort through prayer to those facing serious medical challenges. The Prayer Blanket Group meets every first and third Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at St. John's in Marble Falls.
St. Paul the Apostle NEW Website
We have a redesigned website! Same address (stpaulshorseshoebay.org), new colors, enhanced content! Online giving has not changed. Hope you enjoy it!
Please send your email address via email (!) to firstname.lastname@example.org We REALLY need them!
Parish Work Day on February 18, 2016 (Thursday)
All parishioners (men and women) are invited to help with a “work day” at the church facilities to perform clean-up and improvement projects. The next of these, on Thursday, February 18, 2016, will be a “deep” cleaning of the Church Facility for the Lenten season. We will start after the 8am mass, and end by noon. If you can bring window, floor, and rug cleaning tools, please do so. If you would like to volunteer, just show-up on Thursday morning. Next month we will clean the FLC before Easter. If you have questions concerning this, you can call Homer Ahr (830-598-2991), SPA’s “Maintenance Guy”.
Bible study is on for Monday, February 15, 2016 @ 3:00p.m. in the Finn Center. The Book, Meditations on Vatican Art - Angels, by Mark Haydu may be ordered on Amazon. New comers are welcomed! Contact Claudia Haydon (830) 598-9364 for detail
You are invited to explore and experience the Paulist community and charism as a Paulist Associate. We meet on the first Saturday of the month for prayer, reflection and discussion on various books and videos. Becoming an associate involves a discernment period consisting of an informational meeting, a retreat, and a six-session formation program which explores various themes of Paulist spirituality and mission. Following the discernment period, those who wish to make formal application to be a Paulist Associate may do so. Those who are approved for membership make a one-year commitment to the associate group, a commitment which is renewed annually, for information call Fr. Ruben.
Music Ministry & Lent
Lenten Entrance Song & Prayer: To enhance your experience during Lent, we will be singing a special entrance song that beautifully summarizes the meaning of the journey of Lent and it includes a responsive litany & prayer of confession. So all can participate, there are 8x11 cards behind the missals foe you to use.
Invite to ministry: Anyone who is interested in a short term commitment to our parish music, now is the time to join the choir. We need voices especially men, any instruments like flute & trumpet. Rehearsals are every Wednesday starting at 6:30pm in the sanctuary. Contact Mary Williams at 325-388-9120 or email@example.com.
St. Paul the Apostle- Religious Education is in need of a teacher (PreK/Kinder) as well as a substitute teacher, on as needed basis. Please contact Father Ruben if you are willing to serve.
Day of reflection at Eagle’s Wings
Meditating on the Mystery of Jesus’ Passion and Death on the Cross, a day of reflection, will be held Feb. 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Eagle’s Wings Retreat Center in Burnet. Msgr. Elmer Holtman will help participants explore how carrying one’s own cross helps those around them. Peering behind the scenes of Mel Gibson’s “The Passion” to Ronald Rolheiser’s reflections on the mystery of Jesus’ Passion and Cross, we come face to face with questions like what is the wisdom inside the Cross of Jesus? The cost is $35 per person. Pre-registration is required. To register visit www.ewrc.org
St Paul's Parish Council Meeting will be held on February 17, 2016 after the 5:30 p.m. Mass
“These men will possess a more exact knowledge of the real and true conditions of human nature, a knowledge embodying the decisions of the Church and all the new light thrown upon this point, especially by the theologians of the last three centuries. From this more exact knowledge will spring a greater confidence in the action of human nature and a readiness to concede a more extensive field for its activity.”
[On the Mission of New Religious Communities, 1876]
If you have asked Father Hecker to pray for you or another person who is ill, and you believe something miraculous has happened, please phone Father Paul Robichaud, CSP, at 202-269-2519 and tell him your story
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