WELCOME BACK! We are now celebrating Mass at the usual times only at 25% capacity. Masses are to be celebrated in such a way as to follow Archdiocesan directives ArchSA.orgmass-guidelines.

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From Fr. Bob Hogan, BBD

PRAISE & REJOICING IN GOD + HUMBLE PARTNERSHIP WITH GOD = PEACE & VICTORY.

This little formula that I have just shown you above summarizes today’s readings:

  1. PRAISE & REJOICING IN GOD:  In the Gospel Jesus says, “I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth.”  The first reading from the prophet Zechariah says, “Rejoice heartily…shout for joy…proclaim praise” because God’s dominion shall be to the ends of the earth.  Praising God and rejoicing in God opens us God’s victory and peace in our lives.
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  3. HUMBLE PARTNERSHIP WITH GOD:  Jesus says, “Come to me, all who labor and are burdened.”  Zechariah describes God coming to us in a meek and humble way riding a donkey, which is what Jesus did on Palm Sunday.  Jesus describes himself as “meek and humble of heart.”  Jesus says that God does not reveal himself to the “wise and the learned,” but to “little ones.”  We are invited to be “yoked” to Jesus.  Yokes were put on animals so that they would work together as partners.  If I come to Jesus as a humble, little one, then Jesus comes to me with a humble heart, and Jesus and I become powerful partners together.
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  5. PEACE & VICTORY:  The result of our lifestyle of praising God, and humble partnership with Jesus, is that we receive power to overcome our enemies.  We overcome our inner enemies of selfish desires, out of control anger, revenge, lust, jealousies, and fears.  We receive the strength to stand up against injustice in all its forms.  We become instruments of God’s peace.  We overcome evil, and find rest and peace for our souls. We do this in partnership with Jesus who tells us, “My yoke is easy and my burden light.”  Jesus, be my partner every day in every thought, word, feeling, and deed!

 

WELCOME BACK!

We are open for Mass Celebration but only at 25% 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

DEL PADRE BOB HOGAN, BBD

ALABANZA Y ALEGRÍA EN DIOS + ALIANZA HUMILDE CON DIOS = PAZ Y VICTORIA.

Esta pequeña fórmula que acabo de mostrarles resume las lecturas de hoy:

1) ALABANZA Y ALEGRÍA EN DIOS: En el Evangelio Jesús dice: "Te alabo, Padre, Señor del cielo y de la tierra". La primera lectura del profeta Zacarías dice: "Alégrate de corazón ... grita de alegría ... proclama alabanzas" porque el dominio de Dios será hasta los confines de la tierra. Alabar a Dios y regocijarnos en Dios nos abre la victoria y la paz de Dios en nuestras vidas.

2) ASOCIACIÓN HUMILDE CON DIOS: Jesús dice: "Vengan a mí todos los que trabajan y están agobiados". Zacarías describe a Dios viniendo a nosotros de una manera mansa y humilde montando un burro, que es lo que Jesús hizo el Domingo de Ramos. Jesús se describe a sí mismo como "manso y humilde de corazón". Jesús dice que Dios no se revela a los "sabios y aprendidos", sino a los "pequeños". Estamos invitados a ser "unidos" a Jesús. Se pusieron yugos en animales para que pudieran trabajar juntos como socios. Si vengo a Jesús como un humilde, pequeño, entonces Jesús viene a mí con un corazón humilde, y Jesús y yo nos convertimos en socios poderosos juntos.

3) PAZ Y VICTORIA: El resultado de nuestro estilo de vida de alabar a Dios y humilde asociación con Jesús, es que recibimos poder para vencer a nuestros enemigos. Superamos a nuestros enemigos internos de deseos egoístas, ira fuera de control, venganza, lujuria, celos y miedos. Recibimos la fuerza para enfrentar la injusticia en todas sus formas. Nos convertimos en instrumentos de la paz de Dios. Superamos el mal y encontramos descanso y paz para nuestras almas. Hacemos esto en sociedad con Jesús, quien nos dice: "Mi yugo es suave y mi carga ligera". ¡Jesús, sé mi compañero todos los días en cada pensamiento, palabra, sentimiento y obra!

 

 

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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