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Welcome to St. Henry Catholic Church!

WELCOME BACK!

 

We are open for Mass Celebration at 100% 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. The use of masks or face coverings is not required for those who are fully vaccinated. We highly encourge those who are not vaccinated to wear masks or face coverings. 

4. Social distancing is encouraged if possible, but not required.

5. Holy Communion on the tongue is once again permitted.

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

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

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

BEING HEALED OF PHYSICAL AND SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS:

     I always liked the gospel story about the blind man, Bartimaeus.  I once played Bartimaeus, acting out this story for a youth retreat.  I sat on the ground with a blanket around me.  Then I took off my glasses, because I really am pretty blind without them!  Then I started begging, saying, “Please help a poor, blind men.”  Then, when I heard it was Jesus coming by, I yelled out very loudly, “Son of David, have pity on me.”  Of course, the term “Son of David” meant that I believed that he was the promised messiah.  The people around tried to make me be quiet, but I yelled even louder, “Son of David, have pity on me.”

     To my surprise I am told that Jesus is calling me to come to him.  I throw aside my blanket, and one dollar bills come flying out, since I was hiding the money people gave to me under the blanket, so no one could steal it from me.  Then I sprang up (jumped up), which normally blind people do not do because they might run into something which they do not see, and might get hurt.  But, I am not thinking about my money or getting hurt.  I am just excited to come to Jesus.  Bartimaeus has received inner courage and trust.  Next, when Jesus asks me what I want him to do for me, I tell him that “I want to see.”  Jesus tells me, “Go your way, your faith has saved you.”  I then put my glasses back on and say, “I can see!”  However, instead of going my own way, I realize that it is much better to go Jesus’ way, so I begin to “follow Jesus on the way.”

    We often go through life “going our own way,” but the greatest things happen when we realize that it is better to follow Jesus on his way.  Our eyes are opened, and our heart is opened.  We begin to see the most important truths about life, and have the courage to seek them with our whole hearts, like Bartimaeus.  Jesus I always want to follow you!  I want to come to you so that I can see!

Mensaje del Pastor

SER SANADO DE LA CEGUERA FÍSICA Y ESPIRITUAL: Siempre me gustó la historia del evangelio sobre el ciego, Bartimeo.  Una vez interpreté a Bartimeo, representando esta historia para un retiro juvenil.  Me senté en el suelo con una manta a mí alrededor.  Luego me quité las gafas, ¡porque realmente soy bastante ciega sin ellas!  Entonces comencé a mendigar, diciendo: "Por favor, ayuda a un hombre pobre y ciego".  Luego, cuando escuché que Jesús venía, grité muy fuerte: "Hijo de David, ten piedad de mí".  Por supuesto, el término "Hijo de David" significaba que yo creía que él era el mesías prometido.  La gente a mi alrededor trató de hacerme callar, pero grité aún más fuerte: "Hijo de David, ten piedad de mí".

Para mi sorpresa, me dicen que Jesús me está llamando a venir a él.  Tiro mi manta a un lado, y salen volando billetes de un dólar, ya que estaba escondiendo el dinero que la gente me dio debajo de la manta, para que nadie pudiera robármelo.  Luego salté, lo que normalmente las personas ciegas no hacen porque podrían encontrarse con algo que no ven y podrían lastimarse.  Pero, no estoy pensando en mi dinero o en lastimarme.  Estoy emocionado de venir a Jesús.  Bartimeo ha recibido coraje interior y confianza.  Luego, cuando Jesús me pregunta qué quiero que haga por mí, le digo que "quiero ver".  Jesús me dice: "Ve por tu camino, tu fe te ha salvado".  Luego me vuelvo a poner las gafas y digo: "¡Puedo ver!"  Sin embargo, en lugar de seguir mi propio camino, me doy cuenta de que es mucho mejor seguir el camino de Jesús, así que empiezo a "seguir a Jesús en el camino".

A menudo vamos por la vida "siguiendo nuestro propio camino", pero las cosas más grandes suceden cuando nos damos cuenta de que es mejor seguir a Jesús en su camino.  Nuestros ojos se abren y nuestro corazón se abre.  Comenzamos a ver las verdades más importantes sobre la vida, y tenemos el valor de buscarlas con todo nuestro corazón, como Bartimeo.  Jesús ¡Siempre quiero seguirte!  ¡Quiero venir a ti para poder ver!

 

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 

Martes Segundo y Cuarto de cada Semana del mes (y si hay quinta) - 6:30pm Grupo de Oracion

 

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 or by appointment.

   
    

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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All Saints Day November 1st – Mass at 7pm

All Souls Day November 2nd – Mass 10:30am and 6:30pm with Healing Mass.

All Souls envelopes are at church entrance and names will be put on Altarcito for the month of November.

   
 
 
 

November, 6, 2021 at St. Matthew Catholic Church

For Pastors/Administrators and their Guests

In accordance with Pope Francis's invitation to the whole Church to explore synodality, Assembly Convocation will be a special gathering of clergy and faithful to prepare to listen to the People of God and with Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, M.Sp.S., offer assistance in setting the direction for the future of our local Church. At the end of a 2-year period of reflection on synodality, a report will be sent to the Vatican, offering insight into the needs of the Church at this time. Read more about the Synodal Process in our Local Church on our website: archsa.org

 

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