Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit
and exclaimed with a loud cry,
"Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb!"
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The Catholic Services Appeal provides the funds necessary to support more than 100 programs and ministries. Help us accomplish the work that God has sent us forth to accomplish.
Los Servicios Católicos prove los fondos necesarios para apoyar mas de 100 programas y ministerios. Ayudenos a lograr el trabajo al que Dios nos ha enviado a realizar.
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Starting Tuesday, December 1st our northside parking lot from Fathers house to the Parish hall will be closed to any parking or use as construction will begin on the new parking lot. The closures will last at least 2 weeks.
The southside doors (pecan st) and front doors to the church will be open daily to access the church. Please be aware of the temporary limited handicapped parking spots in front of the church and southside. Barricades will have handicapped signs on them. For those of you who have children attending in person RE classes on Wednesdays and Sundays-you may drop and pick them up on church street. The children will enter through the east side doors (church street) of the RE building and Parish hall. Volunteers will be available to direct you. We thank you for your support and patience.
A partir el Martes, 1 de Diciembre nuestro estacionamiento del norte desde la casa del padre hasta el salon parroquial estara cerrado para estacionamiento y uso ya que construcción de nuestro nuevo estacionamiento empieza. Los cierres durarán al menos 2 semanas.
Las puertas de la calle del lado sur (pecan) y las puertas delanteras de la iglesia estarán abiertas diariamente para emtrar a la iglesia. Tengan en cuenta los estacionamientos temporales para los discapacitados limitados en frente de la iglesia y el lado sur. Las barricadas tendrán señales de discapacitados. Para aquellos de ustedes que tienen niños que asisten en persona a las clases de dotrina los Miércoles y Domingos- pueden dejar y recogerlos en la calle este (calle Chhurch). Los niños entrarán por las puertas del lado este (calle Church) del edificio de dotrina y del salón parroquial. Los voluntarios estarán disponibles para dirigirlo. Le agradecemos su apoyo y paciencia.
St. Mary's Mass (normal schedule) has resumed. We will be following 6 ft. social distancing at 75% capacity. Wearing a mask is mandated. Please sanitize your hands before and after entering the church. There is hand sanitizer at the entrances of the church. Please Limit touching pews and surfaces as much as possible. No hand holding during the Our Father or sign of the peace by shaking of hands. All missals and song books have been removed. We encourage that you utilize your cell phones to follow with Mass readings or you are welcomed to take a missal with you but we ask that you please bring it back with you each day you attend Mass- do not take or use another missal because you forgot yours-we only have so many to go around. We are sanitizing pews and all surfaces after each Mass. Please stay after Mass if you can help with this process. Your help is needed and appreciated in helping each other keep healthy.
Please call the parish office at 512-398-4649 for other policies and restrictions for weddings, quinceaneras, anniversaries, baptisms and funerals. At this time the parish hall is closed for any receptions, rentals and events.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament- Thursday's 8am until 6pm in the chapel. Same Covid restrictions apply as stated above. Please follow 6ft social distancing, hand sanitizing, 50% capacity- Wearing a Mask is mandated and appreciated
Advent: November 29th
First Sunday of Advent
Come, Lord Jesus! Come! May this Advent be a time of deep renewal in my life, dear Lord. May it be a time in which I strive with all my heart to seek out Your gentle and profound voice. Give me the grace, dear Lord, to turn away from the many noises of the world that compete for my attention and to turn only to You and to all You wish to say. Come, Lord Jesus, come into my life more deeply during this Advent season. Jesus, I trust in You.
¡Ven, Señor Jesús! ¡Ven! Que este Adviento sea un tiempo de profunda renovación en mi vida, querido Señor. Que sea un tiempo en el que me esfuerzo con todo mi corazón por buscar Tu voz dulce y profunda. Dame la gracia, querido Señor, de apartarme de los muchos ruidos del mundo que compiten por mi atención y de volverme solo hacia Ti y todo lo que quieras decir. Ven, Señor Jesús, entra en mi vida más profundamente durante este tiempo de Adviento. Jesús, en Ti confío.
Grant your faithful, we pray, almighty God, the resolve to run forth to meet your Christ with righteous deeds at his coming, so that, gathered at his right hand, they may be worthy to possess the heavenly Kingdom. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
Concede a tus fieles, te rogamos, Dios todopoderoso, la determinación de correr al encuentro de tu Cristo con obras justas en su venida, para que, reunidos a su diestra, sean dignos de poseer el Reino celestial. Por nuestro Señor Jesucristo, tu Hijo, que vive y reina contigo en la unidad del Espíritu Santo, un solo Dios, por los siglos de los siglos.
Pope Francis' Prayer Intentions for the Month of November 2020
We pray that the progress of robotics and artificial intelligence may always serve humankind.
Oración Intenciones del Papa Francisco para el mes de noviembre 2020
Oramos para que el progreso de la robótica y la inteligencia artificial siempre sirva a la humanidad.
Please pray for those in our Parish who are ill, home bound or in the nursing homes but especially for:
Lupe Rangel, Felix Mendoza, Justino Jaimes, Patricia Anderson, Robert G. Sanchez, Pedro Guerrero, Oscar Rojas Jr,.Cecil B. Cruz, Gary C. Cruz, Deacon Lupe Aguilar, Janie Pastrano Garcia, Ofelia Lozano, John Anthony Leija; Ernest B. Delgado , Rudy Caudillo, Richard “Ricky” Mendez, Concepcion Trevino, Fr. Adam Martinez; Lucy Serrato, Domitila Juarez, Miguel Alonzo, Ramona Serrato, Jimmy Rector, Gregorio & Nieves Briceno. ++May the Lord comfort & send his healing grace upon them.
Let us pray for & thank the military men and women who are deployed & who serve our country so bravely. We especially salute and pray for those of our own parish family: Major David Sides-US Army, Xavier Benitez-US Army; Lance Corporal Phillip Nolan Yanez-US Marines; SPC Marissa Mendez-US Army; Major Jonathan Sanders-US Air Force; Major Brian L. Ramirez-US Army; Major David Sides-US Army; Sergeant Xavier T. Espinoza USMC; Sergeant Jessica Estrada Nowotny-US Air Force & Lieutenant Colonel Kurt French-USAR. +May God watch over them & bring them home safely.
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November 29–December 6th
Sunday, November 29th
Readings: Is 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7; Ps 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19;1 Cor 1:3-9; Mk 13:33-37
Monday, November 30th
Readings: Rom 10:9-18; Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 11; Mt 4:18-22
Tuesday, December 1st
Readings: Is 11:1-10; Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17; Lk 10:21-24
Wednesday, December 2nd
Readings: Is 25:6-10a; Ps 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6; Mt 15:29-37
Thursday, December 3rd
Readings: Is 26:1-6; Ps 118:1 and 8-9, 19-21, 25-27a; Mt 7:21,24-27
Friday, December 4th
Readings: Is 29:17-24; Ps 27:1, 4, 13-14; Mt 9:27-31
Saturday, December 5th
Readings: Is 30:19-21, 23-26; Ps 147:1-2, 3-4, 5-6; Mt 9:35-
10:1, 5a, 6-8
Sunday, December 6th
Readings: Is 40:1-5, 9-11; Ps 85: 9-10, 11-12, 13-14; 2 Pt 3:8-14; Mk 1:1-8
Today in Ordinary Time...
Liturgy of the Hours-"Praying the Breviary"
"Seven times a day I praise you, because your judgments are righteous." PS 119:164
“From ancient times the Church has had the custom of celebrating each day the liturgy of the hours. In this way the Church fulfills the Lord’s precept to pray without ceasing, at once offering its praise to God the Father and interceding for the salvation of the world.”
-Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship
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