St. Theresa World Bazaar 2015 (April 25 & 26)

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Bazaar-Logo-Horizontal-001-webPreparations and planning are underway for the 2015 bazaar and we need your help. We are currently seeking additional people to serve as chairs on the committee. The open positions are for Raffle chair, Advertising chair, Sponsorship chair, Venue Organizer, and Volunteer chair.

Meetings for the bazaar are held the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6:30 pm and will be located in room 6 or 7 in the old CCE building located behind the new school building. The first meeting of the month is for the Managing Committee and the second meeting of the month will be for Booth Chairs and serve as a General Meeting. The second meeting is the best meeting to attend if you have general questions.

bazaar-cotton-candyBelow is a “wish list” of items for the bazaar raffle. Any donations for the raffle will be a significant help in offsetting the cost.

  • $4,000 Gift Card
  • Samsung 50+ Inch TV (4K/3D/Smart/LED)
  • Tablets – Ipad Air 2/Ipad Mini 3/Kindle HDX
  • Laptop – MacBook Pro w/ Retina Screen
  • Some form of Hotel Weekend Stay Certificate
  • $150 Gift Cards: Kroger, HEB, Pappas Restaurants
  • BBQ PIT

bazaar-Snow-ConesPlease be sure to check out www.SugarlandBazaar.com for more information. A calendar with a list of regular and special meetings is on the website. In addition, the website now allows for volunteers to signup online. English and Spanish versions of the volunteer form are on the website.

Come get involved in the bazaar…It’s a great way to serve and meet other parishioners!

God Bless & Thank You All
Eric DeMarco & Jason Yowell
Bazaar Chair & Vice Chair

Spaghetti Dinner

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Court St. Theresa of Lisieux Court # 2211 of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas will have their Annual Spaghetti Dinner in the Church Community Center on Friday, February 6. Serving will be from 5-8 pm. Adult plates will be $8.00. Children’s plates for children 10 and under will be $4.00. Dinner includes all you can eat spaghetti with meat balls, salad, garlic bread, drink, and dessert.. Adult and children’s Sweetheart Basket Raffles and a Brown Bag Raffle will be held. All parishioners and the public are invited to join us for delicious food and fellowship.

Is God calling you to something more?

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Come explore the Catholic Church!

If you are seventeen years of age or older and: unbaptized; baptized in another faith expression; or a baptized Catholic who has never received your First Holy Communion, then the RCIA is for you!

The next Inquiry gathering will be Wednesday, January 7, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center. These informal gatherings are
structured to answer your questions about the Catholic Church.

Contact Lynda Knoche at 281-342-6937 or by e-mail: lynda@sugarlandcatholic.com.

If you, your child or someone you know is between the ages of seven and sixteen, not baptized or baptized in another faith expression, we have an RCIA process suited to your age group. Inquiry sessions every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Please schedule an appointment with Paul Stoessel 281-494-2717 x 254 or e-mail paul@sugarlandcatholic.com prior to attending your first session.

RCIA Testimonials: Daniel Villasana

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What was your relationship with God like as a child?
As a child I was confused about God and the Holy Trinity.  We would go to Spanish mass regularly and I wasn’t able to comprehend how 3 beings could be one in the same.  My parents taught us the Our Father and we would pray it before a trip, my mom would read to us before bed or tell us Bible Stories.

 

What about your teen and college age years?

I focused on other things- sports, school, serving in the military and going out with friends.  I didn’t stop to think much about God, I just lived in the moment.  While I was at Marine Corp Recruit Depot San Diego, California for 13 weeks of Marine Boot Camp I did attend Catholic Mass every weekend. It was my first time being away from my family and alone, but also a time to get away from the Drill Instructors and have some peace. I would pray to survive the upcoming week and ask God to keep my safe from injury. While in the Marine Corp I was tasked with the duty of being an Assistant Casualty Assistance Call Officer. This position was for Staff Non-Commission Officers, I was not even a Non-Commission Officer at the time. I was a 20 year old Lance Corporal. I was chosen because of my knowledge of the city and I was bilingual. Our job as CACO was to notify next of kin of any deceased Marine inside 300 mile radius of Houston. In 2004 the war in Iraq was at its worst. I remember doing 3 calls in 1 -2 weeks. Besides notifying next of kin, we also stayed with the families daily till ask to leave, transportation of the fallen Marine and burial ceremony. I was also part of funeral ceremonies for Marine veterans who had passed away and families asking for military honors. We averaged 3 a week. In 2004- 2005 I attended many churches of all types of religion, but I was only there for funerals. This experience in my life pushed me farther away from the church. I battled with alcoholism and depression to erase the pain I saw in so many families.

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Attention Ladies! Next recollection is November 18th

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All women of the parish are invited to a morning of prayer on every third Tuesday of the month.  The next morning is from 10:00 a.m. until noon in the daily Mass chapel.

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

Babysitting is available by advance appointment.  Please contact Joan Ricci at lovingeverychild@comcast.net for more information.

RSVP for Catholic Date Night: Nov 14th

Free Child Care  is Available IF you RSVP by Tuesday Nov. 11th.

RSVP at www.catholicdatenight.net

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 then this is the event you have been looking for. 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.  

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 and we want to provide the best experience possible.  Be kind… RSVP.