The Sunday rosary will be held in the Holy Spirit Chapel at 10:00 a.m. All are welcome,
Ash Wednesday Schedule
Ash Wednesday, March 1 starts the beginning of Lent. St. Paul's Parish will
have a morning Mass at 8:00 AM, Service of the Word and Ashes at noon,
and an evening Mass at 5:30 PM.
First Friday Adoration
First Friday Adoration will be held
Friday, March 3, 2017,
from 8:30 A.M. and will close with Benediction at 5:00 P.M. Father Rubén will anoint the sick at the 8:00 a.m. Mass on that day. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed in the Holy Spirit chapel. Sign-up sheets are available at each entrance to the church. Please try to spend some time with Jesus so that he will never be left alone. Indeed, Our Lord will be waiting for you. For additional information, please contact Liz Zarsky at (512) 784-9535.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Every Friday, beginning on March 3, 2017, 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 of the Cross, , the WWICS will provide a variety of Lenten suppers. The first Lenten Supper, on Friday, March 3, will feature soups, salads, and breads. There are sign up sheets in both entry ways. Please sign up if you will be attending and if you are interested in bringing soup, salad, or bread. The menu may change weekly. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up or call Barbara Shields at 512.755.3305.
Lenten Course : The Spirituality of the Gospels
I will present a program produced by Little Rock Scripture Study entitled the Spirituality of the Gospels. The course will run through Lent on
Thursday evening 7-8:30 pm, the first class will be on March 2nd
. The course is comprised of watching a presentation and group discussion
. If interested, please sign up with Fr. Ruben at firstname.lastname@example.org or in person,
and order your books directly from Liturgical Press.
The Diocesan Ashes to Easter Lenten Mission Campaign begins on Ash Wednesday, March 1. 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.
Parish First Saturday Social and Sunday Breakfast Tacos
Our monthly First Saturday Social, sponsored by our WWIC’s group, will take place on Saturday, March 4
, in the Finn Center after 5:30 pm Mass. All are welcome. On Sunday, after the 8:30 and 10:30 Masses, the Knights of Columbus will be serving Breakfast Tacos, back by popular demand.
Crisis Center Collection
The Knights of Columbus will be collecting bags this weekend (Feb. 25 -26) to benefit the Crisis Center, which serves abused women and their children in the area. Thank you in advance for your continuing generosity in helping those in need. . God Bless!
Abstinence from meat
is to be observed by all Catholics 14 years old and older on Ash Wednesday and on all the Fridays of Lent.
is to be observed on Ash Wednesday by all Catholics who are 18 years of age but not yet 59. Those who are bound by this may take only one full meal. Two smaller meals are permitted if necessary to maintain strength according to one's needs, but eating solid foods between meals is not permitted. The special Paschal fast, as well as abstinence, are prescribed for Good Friday and encouraged for Holy Saturday.
Those that are excused
from fast and abstinence outside the age limits include the physically or mentally ill including individuals suffering from chronic illnesses such as diabetes. Also excluded are pregnant or nursing women. In all cases, common sense should prevail, and ill persons should not further jeopardize their health by fasting.
THE SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL
Conference of St. John/St. Paul Catholic Churches
Serving the needy in zip codes 78654 and 78657
Phone (512) 755-3299 to request assistance or obtain information.
Jesus tells us that our heavenly Father knows all that we need, and so we need to let tomorrow take care of itself as today has troubles enough of its own.
During the prior month of January, through your financial support, our Conference brought the love and care of Jesus to those in need by assisting 43 families with housing expense, utility bills, food, and other expenses. Thank you !
Next weekend, March 4 -5, we will have our monthly 'Brown Bag" collection to aid the St. Vincent de Paul Society. All proceeds from this collection will go directly to the local conference, which is a joint effort of St. Paul's in Horseshoe Bay and St. John's in Marble Falls. The St. Paul/St. John conference only serves those people living in the 78654 & 78657 zip codes. There is a great need for help for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Their funds are limited and the financial needs are overwhelming. If you are contributing a check, please make it out to the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Every little bit helps! Thank you for your generosity.
We welcome into our parish Lunna Regina Rodriguez Ponce and Aden James Rangitsch who were baptized on February 18
, and Jameson Paul Court and Quinn Katherine Court who were baptized on February 25
This week our second collection will be for the Church in Central and Eastern Europe. Your donation helps restore the Church and build the future in 20 countries, many of which are still struggling to recover in the aftermath of Soviet rule.
for your generous contributions totaling $6966.00