WELCOME BACK! We are now celebrating Mass at the usual times only at 50% capacity. Masses are to be celebrated in such a way as to follow Archdiocesan directives ArchSA.orgmass-guidelines.

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Welcome to St. Henry's Catholic Church!

 

WELCOME BACK!

We are open for Mass Celebration but only at 50% capacity!

Archdiocese of San Antonio Precautions for Returning to Mass

Guidelines for Mass Attendees

As we prepare to return to public celebration of Mass, here are some guidelines to ensure the safety and well-being of our local Church.

1. If you are feeling ill, stay safe at home. We highly  encourage those who are vulnerable and people with underlying medical conditions continue  to participate in Mass via Parish live stream: www.ArchSA.org/covid-19#livestreams Mass from San Fernando Cathedral will continue to be broadcast on CTSA on Spectrum Channel 15, Roku,  Amazon Fire, Facebook, YouTube, and Vimeo.  Find details here: www.ArchSA.org/pastoral-ministries

2. Wash hands thoroughly before coming to the Church.

3. Wear a face mask before entering the Church and throughout the Mass.

4. Bring hand sanitizer, your own missal or other Mass aids.

5. Always maintain 6 feet between you and others.

6. Follow the instructions of the ushers as you enter and leave the Church.

Communion. Persons should come forward in a single communion line in the aisle designated at six-foot intervals. Masks should be worn in the communion line and then lowered while in line before approaching the Communion Minister. After communion the mask should be raised immediately. Communion will be received in the hand only.

Sanitation. All parishes will be sanitizing pews, entrances, restrooms, and all other facilities used regularly.

Attendance Capacity. Because seating is limited due to social distancing, you may be asked to attend at another time or view Mass by live streaming.

More details can be found on our website: www.ArchSA.org/mass-guidelines

  

We appreciate your prayers, time, and monetary support as we grow together in God. As such, we are proud to introduce our new online giving program called GiveCentral.  

Online Giving: https://www.givecentral.org/location/952

Text to Give: https://www.givecentral.org/admin/text-to-give-setup 

For prayer requests: https://www.givecentral.org/short-form/952

CCD Registration: https://sthenrysatx.org/_modules/form.php?id=26

 

 

 

 

SUPPORT ST. HENRY BINGO NIGHTS AT MARBACH BINGO

TIME/DATE: 5:00pm-8:15pm and 8:30pm-10:30pm every

Tuesday; Saturday 4:30pm-8:30pm

LOCATION: Marbach Bingo    7014 Marbach Rd. SATX 78227.

All Covid 19 Pandemic Precautions are being taken at the Bingo Hall!!

A Message from Fr. Bob

THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

PRO-LIFE SUNDAY:  We pray for the legal protection of the unborn; for a change of heart in our country; and we do penance for the abortions that have taken the lives of human beings.

     January 22 was the anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court decisions that legalized abortion throughout our nation.  Since then, over 60 million lives have been lost.  The act of abortion rejects God’s gift of life.  It destroys the life of a child who should be received with love; and for someone who has participated in abortion, the loss of a child can form a hole in their heart so deep that it can leave them empty and depressed, or it can harden their heart.

     Today’s readings call us to choose God’s ways, not the “world’s ways,” that sometimes go against God.  God sends the prophet Jonah to tell the city of Nineveh that they need to repent of their sins or they will be destroyed.  Jesus calls people to repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand; to believe in the Gospel, the good news of Jesus’ way of life; and to follow Jesus and his way of life.  We need a change of direction in many attitudes that have gotten stronger in our country.  The Catholic Church, following Jesus’ teaching, is pro-life in believing that life begins at the time of a child’s conception in the mother’s womb, as the bible tells us.  We respect all the legitimate rights of women, and reject any abuse of women, but killing the unborn in a women’s womb does not help women.  Following Jesus’ teaching, we also are against the death penalty.  Dangerous people can be safely put in prison, and we are to give them a chance to repent, since only God can judge when a person should live or die (the exception is when it is the only way of self-defense).  Following Jesus’ teaching, we are against the disrespect of people through pornography.  Following Jesus teaching, we are against sexual intercourse outside of a marriage between a man and a woman that has taken place in a Church.  Many people are hurt in the media’s attitudes that having sex with many people is fine, even without any true commitment.  Let us recommit ourselves to follow Jesus’ ways!

Mensaje del Padre Bob

DOMINGO PRO-VIDA: Oramos por la protección legal del no nacido; para un cambio de corazón en nuestro país; y hacemos penitencia por los abortos que han cobrado la vida de los seres humanos.      

El 22 de enero fue el aniversario de las decisiones de la Corte Suprema de 1973 que legalizaron el aborto en toda nuestra nación.  Desde entonces, se han perdido más de 60 millones de vidas.  El acto del aborto rechaza el don de la vida de Dios.  Destruye la vida de un niño que debe ser recibido con amor; y para alguien que ha participado en el aborto, la pérdida de un niño puede formar un agujero en su corazón tan profundo que puede dejarlo vacío y deprimido, o puede endurecer su corazón.

Las lecturas de hoy nos llaman a elegir los caminos de Dios, no los "caminos del mundo", que a veces van en contra de Dios.  Dios envía al profeta Jonás para decirle a la ciudad de Nínive que necesitan arrepentirse de sus pecados o serán destruidos.  Jesús llama a la gente a arrepentirse porque el Reino de Dios está cerca; creer en el Evangelio, la buena noticia del modo de vida de Jesús; y seguir a Jesús y su forma de vida.  Necesitamos un cambio de dirección en muchas actitudes que se han hecho más fuertes en nuestro país.  La Iglesia Católica, siguiendo la enseñanza de Jesús, está pro-vida creyendo que la vida comienza en el momento de la concepción de un niño en el vientre de la madre, como nos dice la Biblia. Respetamos todos los derechos legítimos de las mujeres y rechazamos cualquier abuso de las mujeres, pero matar al no nacido en el vientre de las mujeres no ayuda a las mujeres.  Siguiendo la enseñanza de Jesús, también estamos en contra de la pena de muerte.  Las personas peligrosas pueden ser puestas en prisión, y debemos darles la oportunidad de arrepentirse, ya que sólo Dios puede juzgar cuándo una persona debe vivir o morir (la excepción es cuando es la única manera de defenderse a sí misma).

Siguiendo la enseñanza de Jesús, estamos en contra de la falta de respeto de las personas a través de la pornografía.  Después de la enseñanza de Jesús, estamos en contra de las relaciones sexuales fuera de un matrimonio entre un hombre y una mujer que ha tenido lugar en una Iglesia.  Muchas personas se lastiman en las actitudes de los medios de comunicación de que tener relaciones sexuales con muchas personas está bien, incluso sin ningún compromiso verdadero.  ¡Comprometámonos de nuevo a seguir los caminos de Jesús!

 

Masses

Monday - 8:30am-Mass at St. Philip of Jesus Chapel

Tuesday - 10:30am Mass at the Chapel in the Catholic Center for Charismatic Renewal 

Wednesday - 8:00am Mass at St. Henry Chapel

Thursday - 8:00am Mass at St. Henry Chapel

Friday - 11:00am Mass at St. Henry Church

Saturday - 4:30pm English

Sunday - 8:30am Spanish          11am English

 

Holy Hour/ Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every First Friday at 7pm

 

Holy Days of Obligation - T.B.A.

 

Sacrament of Reconciliation every Saturday from 3-4pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

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The Lenten season of 40 Days of Service and 40 Cans for Lent

will kick off with another Food from the Heart, a food and face mask

distribution event for our community. On Thursday, February 18th,

at 5:30pm, Catholic Charities staff and volunteers will gather to

distribute boxes of food to those experiencing food insecurity.

Those interested in volunteering for 40 Days of Service, a Lenten

volunteer campaign, please contact Volunteer Services to

register. (210) 222-1294 | www.ccaosa.org

 
 

 

 

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