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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TWENTY FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Message From Fr. Bob Hogan, BBD

     

One of the ways I appreciated my father was the way he treated every person the same, seeking to be just and fair to everyone.  He did not play favorites and he did not treat people differently because he disagreed with them about something.  Following the example of my dad, I have also sought to treat everyone with the same respect, fairness, and dignity.  Even if we do not do these perfectly, these are good qualities to have.

     However, we have to remember that fairness does not mean that we do not give people a second chance (or many other chances).  God’s goal, and hopefully our goal, is to bring the best out of every person.  God does not give up on us when we may have ignored God for many years of our lives.  He is the Good Shepherd who keeps looking for His lost sheep.  God is like the landowner who keeps coming out at all hours of the day to look for more people who will work in His field.  Some work 8 hours and some only one hour, but He pays them the same.  We shouldn’t think it is unfair when others, who have not worked as long as we did for God, get the same payment of heaven, if they turn to Jesus. 

If we have been blessed to know Jesus as our Lord since we were very young, and have sought to work for Him, we should consider ourselves very blessed.  Part of working for Jesus is to seek out the lost.  Therefore, when we see someone who has been very lost most of their lives, but near the end of their life they finally open their hearts to love and serve Jesus, we should be very happy.  “Lord, I never thought you would get through to that guy!  Way to go, Jesus!”  Let us be very grateful that God is much more generous than we are, and is always seeking to give us another chance.  We all need this because we all have been sinners.

 

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

This program will allow St. Henry to accept Sunday donations, holy day collections. Signing up for online donations will help the parish greatly, as your automatic payments cut down processing costs and time, and also help the parish predict budgeting.

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

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

 

VIGÉSIMO QUINTO DOMINGO DEL TIEMPO ORDINARIO 

Mensaje del Padre Bob Hogan

        

Una de las formas en que aprecié a mi padre fue la forma en que trataba a todas las personas por igual, buscando ser justo y equitativo con todos. No tenía favoritos y no trataba a las personas de manera diferente porque no estaba de acuerdo con ellos sobre algo. Siguiendo el ejemplo de mi papá, también he buscado tratar a todos con el mismo respeto, justicia y dignidad. Incluso si no hacemos esto perfectamente, estas son buenas cualidades para tener.

     Sin embargo, debemos recordar que la equidad no significa que no le damos a las personas una segunda oportunidad (o muchas otras oportunidades). El objetivo de Dios, y con suerte nuestro objetivo, es sacar lo mejor de cada persona. Dios no se rinde con nosotros cuando podemos haber ignorado a Dios durante muchos años de nuestra vida. Él es el Buen Pastor que sigue buscando a su oveja descarriada. Dios es como el terrateniente que sigue saliendo a todas horas del día para buscar más personas que trabajen en su campo. Algunos trabajan 8 horas y otros solo una hora, pero Él les paga lo mismo. No deberíamos pensar que es injusto cuando otros, que no han trabajado tanto como nosotros para Dios, reciben el mismo pago del cielo si se vuelven a Jesús.

Si hemos tenido la bendición de conocer a Jesús como nuestro Señor desde que éramos muy jóvenes y hemos tratado de trabajar para Él, debemos considerarnos muy bendecidos. Parte de trabajar para Jesús es buscar a los perdidos. Por lo tanto, cuando vemos a alguien que ha estado muy perdido la mayor parte de su vida, pero cerca del final de su vida finalmente abre su corazón para amar y servir a Jesús, deberíamos estar muy felices. “¡Señor, nunca pensé que llegarías a ese tipo! ¡Así se hace, Jesús! " Seamos muy agradecidos de que Dios es mucho más generoso que nosotros y siempre busca darnos otra oportunidad. Todos necesitamos esto porque todos hemos sido pecadores.

 

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!!

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

   

We are a welcoming Catholic community called by God to live out the message of Christ in love and service to all people. 

 

 


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