Every year, our parish gives Christmas Baskets consisting of toys, clothing, and food gift certificates to families unable to provide Christmas gifts for their children. The names of these families are obtained from local help organizations. Next weekend, November 14 & 15, our Christmas Basket Committee will make the gift requests available. If you would like to make a child’s Christmas a little merrier, please take a gift request, complete your shopping and return
your contributions no later than the weekend of December 5 & 6. If you prefer, you can make a cash/check contribution and the Elves will do the shopping. For any questions, contact Glenda Varga at glenda@varga?associates.com or 210.846.9024.
The St. Paul’s Knights of Columbus Council #15365 will meet at 6:30PM on Tuesday, November 10, 2015, in the SPA Family Life Center.
Quarterly Pancake and Sausage Breakfast for the Parish
Please join us for a pancake and sausage breakfast, with fruit cups, this Sunday, November 8. Breakfast will be prepared and served by the Knights of Columbus continuously from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. This should accommodate attendees of both the 8:30 and 10:30 Masses on Sunday, as well as anyone else who would like to join us. FYI, we have
invited members of the Church at Horseshoe Bay to come join us for this breakfast .Donations will be accepted. This will take the place of our usual “Donuts & Coffee” social on the first weekend of the Month! Come & Get It!
Helping Center Collection for Thanksgiving
The Knights of Columbus will be handing out bags next weekend to benefit the Helping Center, which is a food bank providing services to the needy in the area. Canned and packaged food products are needed. Please place your donations in the labeled bags and return them to church at the masses on the weekend of November 13-14. The labels will list suggestions for needed products. Thanks for your generosity.
Coming Holidays Means It’s Tamale Time
Reminder that Tamales Time is coming with the Holidays around the corner. The Knights will be taking orders through November starting at this Sunday’s Pancake Breakfast. Thereafter, orders will be taken at/after the weekend masses until December 1. Alternatively, you can call Justin Bochat ( 830-598-4932) or Bob Baker (214-762-7125) to place an order. Tamales come frozen in 2 1/2 dozen packages, priced at $20, or $8 per dozen. The tamales will be delivered after the masses on the weekend of December 12-13 before the Christmas Holidays.
As the Second Session of the Synod reconvenes, the Paulist Fathers have prepared a statement : “Synod on the Family 2105: a Reflection from the Paulist Fathers”. The link is http://paulist.org/synodonfamily. It is important to note that as we share this letter that it is meant to be part of a larger conversation about the Church’s pastoral outreach to those individuals and families who are struggling and find themselves on the margins of the Church. While it is primarily addressed to those participating in the Synod, it is an open letter to all in the Church and among ourselves!