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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Message From Fr. Bob Hogan, BBD

GROWING AS A PRAYERFUL PERSON:  Today’s readings teach us a lot about prayer.

1)  Prayer That Calms and Guides:  The Prophet Elijah has been talking to God about how depressed he is because the evil Queen wants to kill him.  God leads him to the mountain where Moses received the 10 Commandments.  God is not in the strong wind, earthquake or fire as he was with Moses, but Elijah senses God’s presence in a tiny whispering sound, where he receives guidance and encouragement from God.  Make sure we are talking with God daily, letting God quiet our minds and hearts so we can hear his loving guidance and encouragement.                                      

2)  Prayer That Intercedes to Change the World:  St. Paul intercedes for his Jewish people with sorrow of heart because many of them have closed their heart to Jesus.  When we have compassion for people who are suffering, or sorrow over people’s struggles, losses, or hardness of heart, don’t just stay depressed.  Pray and intercede for them so God may break through the problem and work in people’s lives.                                                                              

3)  Prayer That Overcomes Fears and Storms:  Because Jesus has been praying, he is not controlled by fear in the storm.  He can even walk on the water.  When Peter keeps his eyes fixed on Jesus he is able to walk on the water.  When he focuses on the storm, rather than on Jesus, he begins to sink.  If we are not talking to Jesus every day, we can get pulled into the storms of life and become afraid, and start sinking.  Our world is in a very stormy time.  It is more important than ever to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus.  Then we can get through the storm day by day.  In the “Our Father” we ask God to “give us this day our daily bread.”  You have to pray daily because God gives you all that you need, but only a day at a time.  Don’t take God for granted.  Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus

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.  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

Mensaje del Padre Bob Hogan

CRECIENDO COMO UNA PERSONA DE ORACIÓN: Las lecturas de hoy nos enseñan mucho sobre la oración.

1) Oración que calma y guía: El profeta Elías ha estado hablando con Dios sobre lo deprimido que está porque la reina malvada quiere matarlo. Dios lo lleva a la montaña donde Moisés recibió los Diez Mandamientos. Dios no está en el fuerte viento, terremoto o fuego como lo estuvo con Moisés, pero Elías siente la presencia de Dios en un pequeño susurro, donde recibe la guía y el aliento de Dios. Asegúrense de que hablemos con Dios todos los días, dejando que Dios calme nuestras mentes y corazones para que podamos escuchar su amorosa guía y aliento.

2) Oración que intercede para cambiar el mundo: San Pablo intercede por su pueblo judío con dolor de corazón porque muchos de ellos han cerrado su corazón a Jesús. Cuando tenemos compasión por las personas que están sufriendo, o nos lamentamos por las luchas, las pérdidas o la dureza de corazón de las personas, no se limite a permanecer deprimido. Ore e interceda por ellos para que Dios pueda superar el problema y trabajar en la vida de las personas.

3) Oración que supera los temores y las tormentas: Debido a que Jesús ha estado orando, no está controlado por el miedo en la tormenta. Incluso puede caminar sobre el agua. Cuando Pedro mantiene sus ojos fijos en Jesús, puede caminar sobre el agua. Cuando se concentra en la tormenta, en lugar de en Jesús, comienza a hundirse. Si no estamos hablando con Jesús todos los días, podemos ser arrastrados a las tormentas de la vida y tener miedo, y comenzar a hundirnos. Nuestro mundo está en una época muy tormentosa. Es más importante que nunca mantener nuestros ojos fijos en Jesús. Entonces podremos superar la tormenta día a día. En el "Padre Nuestro" le pedimos a Dios que "nos dé hoy nuestro pan de cada día". Tienes que orar todos los días porque Dios te da todo lo que necesitas, pero solo un día a la vez. No dé a Dios por sentado. Mantén tus ojos fijos en Jesús.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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