First Friday Vigil with Fr. Eurel Manzano

First Friday Vigil

Join us on July 3 for our First Friday Vigil, led by our new parish Administrator, Fr. Eurel Manzano. While Fr. Manzano will not officially begin his position at St. Theresa until August 1, he will be here to lead our July First Friday Vigil. Receive a plenary indulgence by joining our community for this devotion.

The First Friday Vigil will begin at 9pm and last until midnight. The vigil will consist of:

  • Rosary
  • Exposition of the Eucharist and Benediction
  • Confession
  • Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart
  • Solemn Mass at 11pm

What is the significance of First Friday and the Sacred Heart of Jesus for Catholics?

Antonio Ciseri, The vision of the Sacred Heart of the Blessed Margaret Mary Alacoque

Antonio Ciseri, The vision of the Sacred Heart of the Blessed Margaret Mary Alacoque


Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is a longstanding tradition among Catholics:

The prayer of the Church venerates and honors the Heart of Jesus just as it invokes his most holy name. It adores the incarnate Word and his Heart which, out of love for men, he allowed to be pierced by our sins.

– Catechism of the Catholic Church, Article 2669

The First Friday devotion to the Sacred Heart grew from our Lord’s appearances to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque in 1675. St. Margaret Mary wrote that in one of His appearances to her, Jesus said “Look at this Heart which has loved men so much, and yet men do not want to love Me in return. Through you My divine Heart wishes to spread its love everywhere on earth.”

Learn more about St. Margaret Mary Alacoque and the First Friday Devotion.

How can devotion to the Sacred Heart bring us closer to Jesus?

Traditionally, there are twelve promises which Jesus made to St. Margaret Mary regarding those who devote themselves to His Sacred Heart:

  • I will give them all the graces necessary for their state of life.
  • I will establish peace in their families.
  • I will console them in all their troubles.
  • They shall find in My Heart an assured refuge during life and especially at the hour of their death.
  • I will pour abundant blessings on all their undertakings.
  • Sinners shall find in My Heart the source of an infinite ocean of mercy.
  • Tepid souls shall become fervent.
  • Fervent souls shall speedily rise to great perfection.
  • I will bless the homes where an image of My Heart shall be exposed and honored.
  • I will give to priests the power of touching the most hardened hearts.
  • Those who propagate this devotion shall have their names written in My Heart, never to be effaced.
  • The all-powerful love of My Heart will grant to all those who shall receive Communion on the First Friday of nine consecutive months the grace of final repentance; they shall not die under my displeasure, nor without receiving their Sacraments; My heart shall be their assured refuge at that last hour.

What is a plenary indulgence?

“An indulgence is a remission before God of the temporal punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven, which the faithful Christian who is duly disposed gains under certain prescribed conditions through the action of the Church which, as the minister of redemption, dispenses and applies with authority the treasury of the satisfactions of Christ and the saints”.

The faithful may receive a plenary indulgence once a day, providing that they are in a state of grace. The specific requirements for a plenary indulgence include:

  • have an interior disposition of complete detachment from sin, even venial sin
  • have sacramentally confessed their sins
  • receive the Holy Eucharist
  • pray for the intentions of the Pope

Learn more about indulgences on the Vatican website.

First Annual St. Theresa String Camp

Dates: July 6-8
Monday-Tuesday: 9:00a.m.- 5:00p.m.
Wednesday: 1:00 p.m.- 8:00p.m.
Registration Deadline: Monday, June 29th, 2015
Registration Fee: $50
Contact: Susan DeMarco, Assistant Music Director
Phone: (281) 494-1156 x. 261
Email: Susan@SugarlandCatholic.com

Download the 2015 String Camp Registration Form or fill out the registration form below. Registration must be submitted by Monday, June 29. Registration forms must be accompanied by an audition CD; if you register online, please come by the parish office and drop off the CD. Students will be notified by Tuesday, June 30th, if they have been accepted into the camp.

St. Theresa String Camp Registration

String Camp is open to 8th-12th graders.

Farewell Reception for Fr. Reynolds

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Join us to bid a fond farewell to Father Reynolds as he departs for an appointment as Pastor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish.

There will be a simple reception in the Community Center at 6:15 PM Sunday June 21, at which we can thank Father for his dedication and good works for his flock at St. Theresa.

Acompáñenos a darle la despedida al Padre Reynolds al el tomar su nombramiento de Pastor de la Parroquia St.Elizabeth Ann Seton.

Habra una sencilla recepción en el Centro Comunitario de nuestra parroquia a las 6:15 p.m. el domingo 21 demJunio en donde podemos agradecer al Padre Reynolds por su dedicación y las buenas obras para su rebaño en Santa Teresa.

Morning of Recollection for Women

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The ladies of the parish are invited to a morning of prayer on Tuesday, June 16, from 10:00 a.m. until noon in the daily Mass chapel.

The program includes adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, preached meditations, time for private prayer, and an opportunity for confession.

FREE CHILDCARE IS PROVIDED.

Please call by noon Monday to reserve a spot for your children. (281-545-2771)

Sugar Canes Monthly Meeting

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THE SUGAR CANES regular monthly meeting is this Wednesday June 17, 2015. We meet at our Parish Community Center at 11:30 a.m.

We welcome and invite all guests and newcomers, age 50+, to attend our monthly meetings the third Wednesday each month—same place—same time. After our brown bag lunch there is a brief meeting then Bingo is played. Coffee, Ice team water and desserts are provided. God Bless.

Information: 281-491-4027

Register Now for EVEREST Vacation Bible School

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Embark on an icy expedition where kids overcome obstacles with God’s awesome power! Anchor kids in rock-solid Bible truths that will guide them through life’s challenges.

VBS at St. Theresa will be July 27-31 from 9:00AM-12:15PM each day. Download the 2015 VBS Registration Form and return it to the parish office.

Children from 3 years old to entering 5th grade as of Fall 2015 are accepted. Children MUST be potty trained in order to attend VBS. Older children (and parents) are welcome to volunteer. The fee of $20 per child includes a t-shirt, and the maximum fee per family is $50. Registration closes Monday, July 6.

First Friday Reparation Vigil

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Friday, June 5, 2015
9:00 p.m.—Midnight

9:00 p.m.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Holy Rosary
Consecration to the Sacred Heart
Consecration to the Immaculate Heart

10:00 p.m.
Confession available

11:00 p.m.
Holy Mass with Gregorian chant

Organ concert at 7:30 p.m.

Catholic Date Night – June 12

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Join us for Date Night the second Friday of every month at 7:00 PM in the Community Center. If you have been looking for a way to get out for a nice evening and share your faith with that special person in your life then this is the event you have been looking for.

This is also an evening to spend with old friends and to make new ones. If you are new to the parish, Date Night is a great venue for connecting with your fellow parishioners. We will have excellent dinner, drinks fellowship, and an opportunity to learn and discuss the reasons we are Catholic. The cost is $10 per person (pay at the door). Any and all adults are welcome. Dates are not necessary. This is just an opportunity to have a good meal and a good time.

Free Child Care is Available IF you RSVP by Wednesday, June 10th.

Is Date Night for couples or for singles?

Both. Date Night is for adults. We just call it Date Night, because it is a chance for people to get out of the house and have a good time.

Is Date Night only for Catholics?

No. We are going to be experiencing the beauty and richness of the Catholic faith, but this is open to anybody who is open to it.

Is Date Night only for St. Theresa Parishioners?

No. Feel free to bring friends from other parishes… provided you RSVP.

Do I need to have a date?

No. Many people come alone.

Why must I RSVP?

Dinner is prepared from scratch by volunteers, and we want to provide the best experience possible. Be kind… RSVP.

Rosary for Fr. Reynolds and Fr. Manzano

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After fourteen years of service at St. Theresa’s, Fr. Reynolds will be leaving to begin shepherding another parish in Houston, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. You are invited to join us on Wednesday, June 17th at 7:00 p.m. in the Church as we pray for Fr. Reynolds, for Fr. Eurel Manzano, St. Theresa’s parish, and for St. Elizabeth Seton parish.