Our Children‘s Christmas Choir will practice Mondays, December 9, 16, and 23 at 6 pm in the church. All rehearsals will last one hour. All children in grades 2-6 are invited. There is no need to pre-register. We’ll get your names at the first practice on December 9. This children‘s choir will sing at the 4 pm Christmas Eve Mass in the church. Please contact Don Bernhard in the parish office for more information.
Our St. Vincent de Paul Society’s Angel Tree benefiting children from needy families in our community will be located in the gathering space starting November 30 and will be decorated with paper angel ornaments, each with a child’s age and gender written on it. Please take as many ornaments from the tree as you wish and then return them with the purchased gift attached. Please do not wrap the gifts. Thank you for being an angel to a child in need this Christmas!
Están cordialmente invitados a una fiesta en honor a Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Patrona de las Américas, el jueves 12 de diciembre. Misa bilingüe a las 6:30 pm, seguida por una serenata a Nuestra Santísima Madre y finalmente una recepción en Henke Hall. Todos están invitados a traerle flores a Nuestra Señora y presentárselas después de misa. Si esta interesado en ser voluntario, favor de comunicarse con Nina Morales 210.475.2535.
We invite all parishioners and their families and friends to the Gran Posada, on Sunday, December 15 starting immediately after the 5 pm Mass. There will be a reception in Henke Hall following the Posada with food and piñatas for the children.
The Posadas (Spanish for inn, lodging, or shelter) are an Advent candlelight procession and celebration. In Mexico and some parts of Central America, Colombia, Venezuela, and Ecuador, it is traditional to hold Posadas during the nine days before Christmas. The Posadas are a reenactment of Mary and Joseph’s long, frustrating search for a place where Jesus could be born. The tradition re-enacts the story told in Luke 2:1-7—but with a twist: a happy ending with the “innkeeper” welcoming Mary and Joseph into the home. We learn from the Posadas that by welcoming the poor and the needy, we are welcoming Jesus into our midst. (See Matthew 25:40.)
Invitamos a todos a la Gran Posada, el domingo 15 de diciembre, inmediatamente después de la misa de las 5 pm. Habrá una recepción en Henke Hall después de la Posada con comida y piñatas para los niños.
Our Parish Advent Reconciliation Service is at 10 am and 7 pm on Wednesday, December 18, which is exactly one week before Christmas Day. We will have several priests available to hear confessions. We invite you to our celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation to prepare our hearts to be open to receiving the full joy of Christmas.
We are selling Christmas poinsettias. Each poinsettia costs $10. Consider purchasing a poinsettia in honor or in memory of a loved one. These poinsettias will be used to decorate the sanctuary during the Christmas season. To purchase a poinsettia, you can fill out a Christmas Flower Offering envelope that was mailed with the December offertory envelopes or come to the parish office during normal business hours.
“Este es mi Hijo muy amado; en quien tengo mis complacencias” (Mateo 3:17)
Fecha: jueves 9 de enero al domingo 12 de enero, 2020
Habrá inscripciones todos los domingos después de misa de la 1:30 pm en la entrada principal de la parroquia. Para más información, favor de comunicarse con Olga Franco 210-815-0752 o Silvia Jiménez 210-296-6725. Baja forma de registro: http://sfasat.org/acts/
“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light…” -Isaiah 9:2
We invite all men of the parish to join us for an extraordinary weekend of spiritual renewal and brotherhood January 23-26, 2020 at Moye Retreat Center in Castroville, Texas. This retreat will provide you with the opportunity to focus on your faith and its application to your daily life. You will build purpose in your prayer life, increase your presence at the liturgy, and cultivate friendship among members of our church community.
You can download the registration form by clicking here, or you can register online by clicking here. A completed registration form and a $75 deposit secure your place on the retreat; the total cost is $200. Food and lodging are included in the cost. For more information, please contact Karl Kevilus at 210-693-0397, Javier Orozco at 210-723-8897, or Daniel Romine at 210-422-0688.
Attention all Living Water International Mission Trip Alumni: You have been asking for a different adventure, and this next year we will have one. Our plan is to travel to Rwanda on July 31, 2020 for our annual mission trip. This trip will be for parishioners who have already been on the mission trip experience due to the conditions in Africa. The time and cost are higher and the travel is longer.
If you are interested, please come to one of the informational meetings scheduled for January. We will have one meeting on Thursday, January 16 at 7 pm in the Good Shepard Room and another meeting on Sunday, January 19 at 10 am in the Good Shepard Room. Please contact John Trusela at 210-872-5910 if you have questions.
Los invitamos a unirse a nuestros cursos de Formación de Fe para adultos que se llevaran a cabo cada segundo sábado del mes de 9 a 11 am en el salón St. Anthony. Aquí tendremos la oportunidad de escuchar varios temas que nos ayudaran entender y crecer en nuestra fe católica.
9 de Noviembre – Tema: Enamorate de la Misa/La Misa Explicada, un estudio de los elementos de la misa para poder participar en ella y vivirla plenamente; presentado por Manuel y Claudia Naredo.