Please consider helping the family of Pascual Rueda-Orozco, an active parishioner and catechist in our parish who was killed in a car accident recently.
There is a need for chairpersons to represent our 2017 bazaar, which will take place in May of 2017. Please consider joining the bazaar committee in this enjoyable community event. For more information, please contact the parish office. 281-494-1156.
Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration is the adoration of Jesus Christ present in the Holy Eucharist. The Eucharist is exposed in a special holder called a monstrance. People are invited to pray and worship Jesus in silence.
Our Emmaus chapel is located behind the Community Center and is open 24 hours a day all year long. Every hour of every day someone is praying for you and our parish.
Can you give Jesus an hour of your day? As Jesus himself asked his apostles: “can you not stay awake even one hour with me?”
Please consider signing up for an hour of adoration. Below are some hours in great need of adorers:
Monday – 4am, 12noon, 1pm
Tuesday – 1am, 6am, 12noon, 11pm
Wednesday – 1am, 3am, 4am, 8am, 1pm
Thursday – 2am, 3am, 4am, 5am, 8am, 5pm
Saturday – 2am, 7am, 8am, 11am, 2pm, 4pm, 7pm
Sunday – 3am, 8am, 12noon, 2pm, 3pm, 5pm
Contact Rebecca Freeman at 281-844-4616 or email her at email@example.com should you have any questions.
There are several opportunities available to volunteer in the parish:
- Collection Counters (on a five week rotation schedule)
- Altar Candle Maintenance (weekly)
- Pastoral Care Coordinator
- Bazaar Booth Chair
Please call the parish office for more information 281-494-1156
To better understand Jesus is to better understand yourself!
Join us for six weekly sessions, beginning Wednesday, October 21 and continuing every Wednesday in the library at 7pm. This study program from Bishop Robert Barron’s Word on Fire will provide a deep, Biblical look at Jesus Christ:
The better we understand Jesus, the better we understand ourselves. But who was Jesus, this itinerant preacher whom many called the Messiah?
In Priest, Prophet, King, you’ll discover Jesus as the Anointed One–the ultimate priest, prophet, and king foreshadowed throughout the Hebrew Scriptures. Using biblical insights and engaging stories, Bishop Barron affirms that we see Jesus most clearly through the lens of the Old Testament.
Through this deeply biblical program, you will better understand Jesus, become more familiar with Scripture, and realize your own priestly, prophetic, and kingly mission, received when you are baptized “into Christ.”
Contact the parish office for more information about registration. The program is $25, which includes the cost of the workbook.
Are you thriving or just surviving? Are you ready for more energy? A deeper sense of purpose? More joy? A clearer understanding of God’s plan for your life?
Join us for a series of 6 classes exploring Matthew Kelly’s Living Every Day with Passion & Purpose program – a self-help program with a Catholic outlook. Sessions will meet Mondays at 7pm in the library, starting October 19. Each class will include a video presentation followed by private reflection using the course workbook and minimal discussion. Please contact the parish office for more information about registration.
Sunday, October 4, 2015
All Senior Citizens of St. Theresa’s Parish are invited to the annual luncheon on Sunday, October 4 in our Community Center.
Food, fun and fellowship will begin at 11:30 a.m.
Sponsored by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court St. Theresa of Lisieux #2211.
The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston will sponsor a middle school youth conference titled “The Quest: Junior High Youth Formation” on October 17 from 10AM – 4PM at the St. Dominic’s Archdiocesan Center Auditorium. This event is open to youth in grades 6-8 and regular registration, which includes lunch, is $25. Click here for more information and registration forms.
For over a decade, the parishioners of St. Theresa have been engaged in a continual act of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. For twenty-four hours a day, every day of the year, the needs of the universal Church, our nation, the parish, our families, and our personal needs have been lifted up to the Lord.
The Emmaus chapel of Perpetual Adoration is open to everyone. The parish invites you to commit to one hour of prayer a week before the Blessed Sacrament.
There are a few hours during the week in which we only have one adorer. Some of these hours are listed below.
- Sunday: 12am, 1am, 2am, 8am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, & 5pm
- Monday: 1am, 4am, 6am, 11am, 12pm & 1pm
- Tuesday: 2am, 3am, 6am, 11am, & 12pm
- Wednesday: 1am, 2am, 7am, 12pm & 1pm
For more information, or to inquire about how to become an adorer, please contact Rebecca Freeman (281-844-4616).
Growing Closer to Jesus through Eucharistic Adoration
During Eucharistic Adoration Jesus exposes His Sacred Heart, opening it wide for us to draw abundant graces won for us by His most painful death on the cross. Yes, Jesus has treasures beyond what we can imagine but we have to come and claim them. During times of Eucharistic Adoration we can have a private audience with Jesus, the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, the Prince of Peace. So much does He love us! The more we adore Jesus in Eucharistic Adoration, the more His grace brings down blessings of every kind upon us. Jesus waits for us to come. So much does He long to be with us in the Most Blessed Sacrament.
Read a series of Questions and Answers about Eucharistic Adoration via St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish – The Sanctuary of The Divine Mercy.
St. Theresa was honored to be one of the sites for the Tour of the Major Relics of St. Maria Goretti this Fall. The youngest canonized saint in the Church, St. Maria died tragically at the age of 11 by the hand of Alessandro Serenelli. Alessandro brutally attacked her with a knife after she refused his advances. On her deathbed, she said, “I forgive Alessandro Serenelli … and I want him with me in heaven forever.” Our parish welcomed over 10,000 pilgrims to venerate St. Maria’s relics and learn more about her life.
“I am especially holding up this saint as an example to young people who are the hope of the Church and of humanity.”
– Pope John Paul 11, Message to the Bishop of Albano for the Centenary of the Death of St. Maria Goretti
The tour was in conjunction with the Holy Year of Mercy. This tour presented an opportunity to learn from the example set for us by St. Maria Goretti, to obtain grace by venerating her relics, and to spread the story of this virtuous and merciful saint.
While St. Maria is universally known as the Patroness of Purity, her greatest virtue was her unyielding forgiveness of her attacker even in the midst of horrendous physical suffering, a forgiveness that would completely convert him and set him on a path to personal holiness. In March His Holiness, Pope Francis, announced an Extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy beginning December 8th. This visit of the major relics of St. Maria Goretti is an effort on the part of her Basilica Shrine, the Congregation of the Causes of Saints, and Treasures of the Church, to prepare and catechize the United States for this great celebration in the life of the Church.
…relics are not magic. They do not contain a power that is their own; a power separate from God. Any good that comes about through a relic is God’s doing. But the fact that God chooses to use the relics of saints to work healing and miracles tells us that He wants to draw our attention to the saints as “models and intercessors” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 828). It also reveals His intention to use relics to foreshadow the general resurrection of mankind: that one day God’s faithful children, the members of His Body, will reign with him in glory, and through whom, even now on earth, He works mightily…
Thank you to all of the volunteers and staff who worked together to help us open our doors to pilgrims from all over Houston and south Texas, and even a few visitors from other states!
View the full Mass, including a powerful homily by Fr. Carlos Martins beginning near the 24:00 mark. (Video was live-streamed during the event, produced by Robert Land Productions).
Enjoy photos below from the event, taken by parishioner Brandon Vos of Houston Art & Design.