Special Events & Announcements... If a link is not provided for details, please refer to calendar and or bulletin.
Memorial Day Mass All are invited to the annual Memorial Day Mass at St. Mary’s Cemetery pavilion at 11am. Bring your lawn chairs. Tejanos in Action Ceremony starts before Mass.
Bible Study- The Chosen is an 8- part mini-series on how Jesus chooses his Apostles and begins His ministry. Deacon Scott will play DVD from 6:30 to 7:30 followed by discussion questions from the workbook. Class starts on May 16th (8 Monday evening sessions) from 6:30PM8PM at the Portable Bldg. RM #2. Cost is $15.00 Workbook. Contact Jovita at church office
Jamaica Corner Jamaica- July 29-30, 2022 Chairman-Juan Alvarez Co-Chairs: Rosemary Leath John Rodriguez Yvonne Delgado Please contact Jamaica member @ the church office 512.398.4649 or phone can also be found in bulletin. Jamaica Fundraising Events Jamaica Committee Memorial Memorial Day, May 30th at 12 noon Day Picnic-Come join us after Mass at the cemetery for Food, Music, and the Tejanos in Action Ceremony. What: BBQ Chicken Plate Sale $10 plate. When: Memorial Day, May 30th at 12noon Where: St. Mary’s Jamaica Pavilion (Parish hall if wet/rain)
Jamaica Committee is looking for individuals, families or businesses to sponsor a raffle prize for our Grand raffle. These were last year’s donors- If you would like to be a sponsor, please call one of the committee members or the office
A Background on Catholic Stained Glass- Stained glass has been used by the Catholic Church since ancient times to aid in devotion and to instruct. In 1563, the Council of Trent addressed the role of Sacred Art. “by means of the stories of the mysteries of our redemption portrayed in paintings and other representations the people are instructed and confirmed in the articles of the faith. These images ought to be borne in mind and constantly reflected upon” The decree made it clear that the purpose of sacred art, including Catholic stained glass windows, was to educate the viewer in Catholic doctrine and to allow the viewer a physical illustration of the truths of the Catholic faith. In more modern times,the Church has recommitted to the long partnership between art (including Catholic stained glass), and the Church. Pope John Paul II stated: “The Church needs art. In order to communicate the message entrusted to her by Christ, the Church needs art Art must make perceptible, and as far as possible attractive, the world of the spirit, of the invisible, of God. It must therefore translate into meaningful terms that which is in itself ineffable. Art has a unique capacity to take one or other facet of the message and translate it into colors, shapes and sounds which nourish the intuition of those who look or listen. It does so without emptying the message itself of its transcendent value and its aura of mystery.” Will you join us in our efforts to beautify our parish with stained glass windows? There is still time for you to make your donation to sponsor a window. Please remember payment options are available. No donation is too small. Come by the parish office or call us at 512-398-4649 for more information.
The Trinitarian Rosary- All are invited to the praying of the Trinitarian Rosary for peace in our families and in the World. Join us every Sunday at 4 PM in our chapel and come spend an extra hour with God.