St. Christopher Catholic Church

St. Christopher Catholic Church
ARCHDIOCESE OF GALVESTON-HOUSTON
8150 Park Place Blvd., Houston, TX. 77017
Office Hours: Monday - Thursda`y 10:00am-7:00pm
Friday 10:00am - 4:30pm
Monday - Friday Closed 12:00pm-1:00pm for lunch
Website: www.stchristopherhouston.org
PASTORAL STAFF:
Rev. Joseph Thu Le, Pastor
Rev. Jesus “Jesse” Garcia, Parochial Vicar
Deacon Allan Frederiksen
Deacon Benito Tristan Jr.
Deacon Emeritus Merce Leal
SUNDAY MASS SCHEDULE / HORARIO de MISAS:
(Rosary recited 30 minutes before some Masses)
Saturday Vigil: English 5:00 PM
Español:
6:30 PM
Sunday:
English 8:00, 10:00 AM Español: 12:00 PM
English 6:30 PM
Vietnamese: 4:30 PM
PARISH OFFICE:
Bookkeeper:
Amelia Banda
Receptionist:
Diana Torres
Sacramental Records: Mary Avila
713-645-6614
FAX NUMBER:
713-640-1640
ST. CHRISTOPHER PARISH SCHOOL:
Principal:
Jo Ann Prater
School Secretary: Liz Whitley
Bookkeeper/Registrar: Rosalinda Olivarez
713-649-0009
OFFICE OF FAITH FORMATION:
Director of Religious Education: Maria Fernandez
Email: mfernandez@stchristopherhouston.org
Office Assistants: Nereida Medrano
713-645-6142
YOUTH MINISTRY:
713-454-6641
Youth Ministry & Confirmation Coordinator: Lam Hoang
Email: Lam.hoang@stchristopherhouston.org
MUSIC MINISTRY:
Liturgy Coordinator: Christian Mondragon
713-454-6623
WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE: (Chapel)
Monday - Saturday: 8:30 AM
Lunes a Sábado a las 8:30 a.m.
First Friday Mass:
8:30 AM
Primer Viernes a las 8:30 a.m.
HOLY DAYS / DIAS SANTOS de OBLIGACIÓN:
January 1 ………Solemnity of Mary / Solemnidad de María.
May 12……… Ascension of the Lord / Ascensión del Señor
August 15 ……. .Assumption of the Virgin Mary /
Asunción de la Virgen María.
November 1 ……All Saints / Todos los Santos.
December 8 ……Immaculate Conception / Inmaculada Concepción.
December 25 …...Christmas / Navidad.
(Check Bulletin for Mass Times /
Revise dentro del Boletín para horarios de las Misas)
PENANCE / CONFESIONES:
Saturday: 4:00 - 5:00 PM or by appointment
Sábados de 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. o por cita.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT /
ADORACIÓN al SANTÍSIMO SACRAMENTO:
Every Friday: 9:00AM—12:00 Noon in the Church
Cada Viernes de 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. en la Iglesia
Registration for FAITH FORMATION /
Inscripciones para FORMACION EN LA FE:
Give your children a strong foundation for life rooted in Christ
and the Church. Register your child for CCE Classes. We are
here to walk with them on their faith journey.
Demos a los niños a una base sólida para su vida en Cristo y la
Iglesia. Inscriba a sus niños en clases de CCE.
Estamos aquí para acompañarlos en su camino de fe.
ANOINTING OF THE SICK /
Please bring the following paperwork for the registering child /
Favor de traer la siguiente documentación para la inscripción:
• Birth Certificate / A cta de Nacimiento
• Baptism Certificate / Certificado de Bautismo
• First Communion Certificate / Certificado de P. Comunión
MINISTRY TO THE HOMEBOUND:
FAMILY LIFE MINISTRY:
Director: Deacon Benito Tristan Jr.
713-645-6614
MARRIAGE / MATRIMONIO:
Please come to the parish office to register for classes at least nine ( 9)
months prior to the wedding date.
Favor de pasar a la Rectoría por lo menos nueve (9) meses antes de la
boda, para inscribirse en las clases.
DIOCESAN VOCATIONS OFFICE:
713-659-5461
UNCION DE LOS ENFERMOS:
Please call the office for a priest whenever you are seriously ill at
home, about to enter a hospital, or if someone in your household is
seriously ill.
Favor de llamar a un padre si usted está gravemente enfermo, si está
por internarse en un hospital, ó si tiene a alguien enfermo de gravedad
en casa.
713-645-6614
BAPTISMS / BAUTISMOS:
Baptism preparation is recommended during pregnancy.
Parents should call the parish office for information. Parents will need
to present certified copy of the child’s birth certificate before the
baptism ceremony.
Se recomienda la preparación durante el embarazo. Los padres deben
llamar a la oficina para obtener mas información. Antes del bautismo,
los padres necesitan una copia certificada del acta de nacimiento de
su niño.
BULLETIN EMAIL ADDRESS:
bulletin@stchristopherhouston.org
Bulletin Deadline: Monday at 5:00 PM
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 15, 2015
Today’s Readings
First Reading — The leper will dwell apart, making an
abode outside the camp (Leviticus 13:1-2, 44-46).
Psalm — I turn to you, Lord, in time of trouble, and you
fill me with the joy of salvation (Psalm 32).
Second Reading — Do everything for the glory of God;
be imitators of Christ (1 Corinthians 10:31 — 11:1).
Gospel — The leprosy left him immediately, and he was
made clean (Mark 1:40-45).
Whether you eat or drink,
or whatever you do,
do everything for the
glory of God.
— 1 Corinthians 10:31
Sunday Offering
The English translation of the Psalm Responses from the Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981, 1997,
International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.
Today * Black Bag Collection
February 14 & 15
February 7 & 8, 2015
Regular Collection
Saturday 5:00pm
Sunday 8:00am
12:00 noon
6:30pm
1,372.00
1,484.00
1,481.00
2,103.00
$ 10,210.50
6:30pm
452.50
10:00am 2,239.00
4:30pm 1,079.00
By your gift to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul
you indeed put your faith into action as
you bring healing to the poor and hungry.
Thank you for your generosity.
Attention all Extraordinary Ministers of
Holy Communion.
Ash Wednesday Mass Schedule
February 18, 2015
Please locate your most current printed schedules
in the green sign in binder in the Sacristy. Thank you.
10th Annual Steps for Students
Run/Walk Fund Raiser
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Fast and abstinence
6:30 a.m. English Mass - Chapel
8:30 a.m. English Mass - Church
12:00 Noon English Service Only - Church
5:30 p.m. English / Vietnamese Mass - Church
7:30 p.m. English / Spanish Mass - Church
This is one of the schools two major fund
raisers each year. Every teacher, staff member and
student is participating. If you would like to donate
online, please go to: www.firstgiving.com/team/275141.
This is a direct link to our school’s fundraising page.
It is quick and easy to donate and all donations are tax
deductible. But most importantly you will be helping our
Parish school !
We thank you for your support!
Stations of the Cross in Honor of:
Our Charity is St. Vincent de Paul, please bring:
February 20
Sacred Heart of Jesus
Canned & Powder Milk, Cereal
February 27
Immaculate Heart of Mary
Baby Food, Diapers and Personal Hygiene Items
March 6
Priesthood and Religious Vocations
Canned Meats (beef stew ham, tuna)
March 13
Families
Peanut Butter, Jelly, Soups, Crackers & Cookies
March 20
For Life
Beans, Rice, Fideo and / or Pasta
March 27
All Souls
Canned Vegetables (corn, green beans, peas..etc) 1
Time: 7:00 p.m.
in the Church
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Sexto Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario
15 de febrero de 2015
Todo lo que hagan ustedes,
sea comer, o beber, o cualquier otra cosa,
háganlo todo para gloria de Dios.
— 1 Corintios 10:31
Lecturas de Hoy
Primera lectura — El leproso habitará solo, fuera del
campamento (Levítico 13:1-2, 44-46).
Salmo — Perdona, Señor, nuestros pecados
(Salmo 32 [31]).
Segunda lectura — Haz todo por la gloria de Dios; sean
imitadores de Cristo (1 Corintios 10:31 — 11:1).
Evangelio — Jesús, después de haber curado a un
hombre leproso, le pide que no se lo cuente a nadie
(Marcos 1:40-45).
Hoy Colecta “Bolsa Negra”
St. Vicente de Paul
14 y 15 de febrero
Atención a todos los
Ministros Extraordinarios de
la Sagrada Comunión
Por favor, busque sus horarios en el libro verde
localizada en la Sacristía. Gracias.
En el mes de enero la Sociedad de
San Vicente de Paul pudo ayudar 112 familias,
los más necesitados de nuestra comunidad,
gracias a sus generosas donaciones.
sábado 21 de febrero 2015
Carrera / Caminata de 5K
“Steps for Students”
VIRTUS
“Protegiendo a los Niños de Dios”
18 de febrero de 2015
Miércoles de Ceniza
Día de Ayuno y Abstinencia
6:30 a.m. Misa en inglés - capilla
8:30 a.m. Misa en inglés - iglesia
12:00 p.m. Servicio en inglés - iglesia
5:30 p.m. Misa en ingles / vietnamés - iglesia
7:30 p.m. Misa en inglés / español - iglesia
Hora:7:00pm
en la iglesia
Vía Crucis en Honor de:
Si usted sirve, o desea servir en algún grupo o
ministerio parroquial, le es requerido asistir a un taller
de Ambiente Seguro (no es una opción). El próximo
taller “Protegiendo a los Niños de Dios” será aquí en la
Iglesia St. Christopher, el Sábado 21 de Febrero, 2015
a la 1:00 p.m. El taller tiene una duración de 3 horas,
favor de hacer planes para asistir. Para inscribirse, debe
entrar en la página de internet de VirtusOnline.org y
seguir las instrucciones de registración. Si tiene
preguntas, puede llamar a Nereida S. Medrano al
713-645-6142, Ext. 622.
Nuestra Caridad para St. Vicente de Paul, favor de
traer:
20 de febrero
Sagrado Corazón de Jesús
Leche en polvo o en lata y cereal.
27 de febrero
Inmaculado Corazón de María.
Alimentos para Bebés, Pañales y/o Artículos de Higiene
Personal.
6 de marzo
Carnes Enlatadas (caldo de res, atún, etc.).
13 de marzo
Vocaciones Sacerdotales y Religiosas
.
Las Familias
20 de marzo
Respeto a la Vida
Mantequilla de cacahuate, mermelada, galletas saladas y
galletas dulces
Frijol, Arroz, Fideo y Sopas
27 de marzo
Todas las Almas
Latas de Vegetales (espinacas, elote, ...etc)
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Activities / Actividades
February 15 - 21 // 15 - 21 de Febrero
Sunday / Domingo
11:30am-12:30pm Nigerian Community Adult Ed I
1:15pm-4:00pm Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Adult
Ed I, II, III and Meeting Room
2:30pm-4:00pm Mother of Mercy Prayer Group Church
3:00pm-4:30pm Vietnamese Choir Chapel
4:00pm-6:30pm Faith Formation Adult Ed I, II, and
Meeting Room
6:30pm-9:00pm Vietnamese Youth Group Gym
Monday / Lunes
6:00pm-8:00pm Grupo de Oración Salón de Adultos II
6:30pm-7:30pm Martial Arts Gym
6:30pm-8:00pm CCE K-8 1 & 2 stor y school building
7:00pm-8:30pm Study of the Biblical Word Adult Ed I
7:30pm-9:45pm Vietnamese Prayer Group Chapel
Tuesday / Martes
6:30pm-7:30pm Martial Arts Gym
7:00pm-8:30pm Legion of Mary Adult Ed II
7:00pm-9:00pm RCIA Meeting Room
Wednesday / Miércoles
6:00pm-8:00pm Grupo de Oración Capilla y Salón de
Adultos III
Thursday / Jueves
7:00pm-8:00pm Uñitas Adult Ed I/Salón de Juntas
7:00pm-8:30pm Coro de Niños Salón de Adultos II
7:00pm-8:30pm Coro Hispano Ensayo Cuarto 15
Friday / Viernes
9:30am-11:00am Bible Study English Adult Ed II
9:00am-12:00pm Adoration Chapel / /
Adoración al Santísimo Sacramento Capilla
10:00am-12:00pm Divina Misericordia Salón de
Adultos I
7:00pm-8:30pm Santo Rosario con la Sociedad
Guadalupana Capilla
7:30pm-9:00pm Amigos de Jesús Salón de Adultos I
Saturday / Sábado
9:00am-11:00am Vietnamese 1st Communion
Adult Ed II
11:00am-12:00pm Meals on Wheels Adult Ed I
12:00pm-4:00pm Youth Ministry Sports Gym
1:00pm-4:00pm Virtus Salón de Juntas
Oremos por las intenciones especiales de:
Pray for special intentions
of our Seminarians:
Truong Son Nguyen, Thuc Nguyen,
Duy Le, Steven Tran , Houston Okonma
Mass Intentions / Intenciones de las Misas
Sunday / Domingo
02/15/2015
8:00 am Louis Cutropia
10:00 am
Shirley Nneka Osadebe and
Jonathan Ray Tellez
12:00 pm
San Juanita de Los Lagos and
Maria Trinidad Palacios
4:30 pm
6:30 pm 
Monday / Lunes
02/16/2015
8:30 am
Victoria Olmedo and
Lawrence G. Furstenberg
Tuesday / Martes
02/17/2015
8:30 am Mary Skewers Derkowski and
Arthur Reyna
Wednesday / Miércoles
02/18/2015
8:30 am Marriage Restoration
Thursday / Jueves
02/19/2015
8:30 am Jerry Ramirez and Souls in Purgatory
Friday / Viernes
02/20/2015
8:30 am Marriage Restoration
Saturday / Sábado
02/21/2015
8:30 am
5:00 pm Johnny Skewers, Jr. and Mike Howell
6:30 pm 
Pray for those individuals reported sick:
Oremos por nuestros hermanos enfermos
Arturo Cervantes, Frank Medina,
Irene Medina, Eleazar Cantu,
Deacon Merce Leal, Jose I. Salazar,
Bobby Cisneros, Vivianna Tristan,
Shirley Newsome, Gene Faircloth,
Cesario & Rebecca Gonzales,
Dan Gonzales, Carlos Salazar, Elida Silva,
Blandina Mendez , Micaela Caballero,
Moises Arevalo, Hope Zamora, Carol Rodriguez
Pray for these persons who have died:
Oremos por nuestros hermanos
recientemente fallecidos:
Marcel Gouvernuer,
Gloria Casillas, Hugo Vidals,
Margarito Ortiz, Jonathan Ray Perez,
Richard Pinion, Victoria Maldonado,
H. L. Whitley
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“UNITAS Class”
Engaged Couples & Civilly Married,
Couples seeking the Sacrament of Marriage!
It is time to register!
Classes started: Thursday, February 12, 2015
7:00pm - 9:00pm in Meeting room
Fee Enrollment: $150.00 - 10 classes
Note: Couples co-habiting or only civilly married
may not receive the Eucharist and / or seek absolution
in confession until your marriage situation is validated.
If you had a prior marriage that needs to be annulled,
we can help you with this process. Please contact 713
645-6614 or visit the Rectory to sign up.
Readings for the Week
Monday:
Gn 4:1-15, 25; Ps 50:1, 8, 16bc-17, 20-21;
Mk 8:11-13
Tuesday:
Gn 6:5-8; 7:1-5, 10; Ps 29:1a, 2, 3ac-4, 3b,
9c-10; Mk 8:14-21
Wednesday: Jl 2:12-18; Ps 51:3-6ab, 12-14, 17;
2 Cor 5:20 — 6:2; Mt 6:1-6, 16-18
Thursday: Dt 30:15-20; Ps 1:1-4, 6; Lk 9:22-25
Friday:
Is 58:1-9a; Ps 51:3-6ab, 18-19; Mt 9:14-15
Saturday: Is 58:9b-14; Ps 86:1-6; Lk 5:27-32
Sunday:
Gn 9:8-15; Ps 25:4-9; 1 Pt 3:18-22;
Mk 1:12-15
Traveling Chalice Program
I would like my family to
be on the list to receive
the Traveling Chalice.
Name: ___________________________________
Address: __________________________________
Telephone: ________________________________
Email: ___________________________________
What Mass do you attend?
 Saturday 5:00 PM
 Sábado 6:30 PM
 Sunday 8:00 AM
 Sunday 10:00 AM
 Domingo 12:00 PM
 Sunday 6:30 PM
You can also signup by sending an email to:
scchalice@gmail.com
Quince Años Ceremony
The young person who wishes to celebrate his or her
Quince Años should be a registered parishioner who has
practiced his/her faith and has been attending religious
education classes during the two years that precede the
celebration. Information meetings are held in March and
October every year. Call the C.C.E. Office for more
information at 713-645-6142
For The Glory Of God
The entire history of the Jewish people is directed
toward one goal: that God might be glorified through the
chosen people. Christians, too, are called to “do everything for the glory of God.” In today’s scriptures Paul
reminds us that the best way for us to glorify God is to
seek to benefit “the many,” as Christ did when he shed his
blood for all of humankind.
The reading from Leviticus explains one way the
Jews sought to benefit the many, by keeping lepers and
leprosy away from the chosen people. Jesus finds a better
way. He cures the leper, who immediately re enters the
community to spread the good news about Jesus to everyone who will listen. In this way both Jesus and the leper
fulfill their calling to glorify the God who fills us “with
the joy of salvation.”
Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
Treasures From Our Tradition
Lent, the Church’s annual pre-baptismal retreat, prepares
us to gather around the Easter font, renew our baptismal
vows, and receive new life from the water as the elect are
plunged into Christ’s death and resurrection. This core
meaning is more or less available, depending on whether
we journey with catechumens in the parish and on the
vigor of our liturgical celebration of the Triduum. Some
persist in seeing Lent as a lonely journey in the wilderness; yet this week we enter the Lenten fast in solidarity
with one another. The smudged foreheads you will spy
throughout Ash Wednesday on buses, street corners, and
supermarket aisles remind you that you are hardly alone
in your desire to enact a spring cleaning regime for your
spiritual life.
Long ago, this kind of repentance was available to
Christians only once. Ashes and sackcloth were not
raiment for a day, but permanent habits for public sinners.
Fasting became a way of life, and if they sinned severely
again, there was no hope of restored communion. Happily, this system did not endure. It produced reluctant
Christians who even held back from baptism, like
St. Augustine did, out of fear. Today we have recovered
an ancient tradition that conversion and repentance are
constant themes on life’s journey, and that Lent is an
annual opportunity to revive our baptismal identity, both
as individuals and communities.
—Rev. James Field, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
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Cáliz Viajero
La Sociedad Guadalupana
les invita a rezar el Santo Rosario con ellos
cada Domingo antes de la Misa de
12:00 pm. (desde las 11:20 am.)
y los Viernes a las 7:00 pm en
la Capilla de nuestra parroquia.
Quiero que mi familia esté en
la lista para recibir
el Cáliz Viajero.
Nombre: __________________________________
Además nuestras peticiones personales.
VENGAN, los esperamos!
Dirección: ________________________________
Teléfono: _________________________________
“Clases de Unitas”
A las parejas que están comprometidas
en matrimonio o que están casadas por
el civil, se les invita a asistir a las
Pláticas Pre-Matrimoniales
Las clases comenzaron el 12 de febrero
7:00pm a 9:00 pm en el salón de juntas
Inscripción: $150.00 - 10 clases
Nota: Las parejas co-habitando o parejas casadas
civilmente no pueden recibir la Eucaristía y/o obtener la
absolución en confesión. Si estuvieron casados anteriormente y necesitan anulación, podemos ayudarle con este
proceso. Por favor de llame a la Rectoría 713-645-6614
para inscribirse.
Ceremonia de Quince Años
La joven interesada en celebrar su Quince Años
tiene ser miembro, registrada de esta parroquia.
Practicar su fe y haber atendido a clases de educación
cristiana durante los dos anos que preceden la fecha
de la celebración. Las juntas de información son en
Marzo y Octubre.
Par mas información llame a la oficina de
C.C.E. al 713-645-6614.
Lecturas De La Semana
Gn 4:1-15, 25; Sal 50 (49):1, 8, 16bc-17,
20-21; Mc 8:11-13
Martes: Gn 6:5-8; 7:1-5, 10; Sal 29 (28):1a, 2,
3ac-4, 3b, 9c-10; Mc 8:14-21
Miércoles: Jl 2:12-18; Sal 51 (50):3-6ab, 12-14, 17;
2 Cor 5:20 — 6:2; Mt 6:1-6, 16-18
Jueves:
Dt 30:15-20; Sal 1:1-4, 6; Lc 9:22-25
Viernes: Is 58:1-9a; Sal 51 (50):3-6ab, 18-19;
Mt 9:14-15
Sábado: Is 58:9b-14; Sal 86 (85):1-6; Lc 5:27-32
Domingo: Gn 9:8-15; Sal 25 (24):4-9; 1 Pe 3:18-22;
Mc 1:12-15
Correo: ___________________________________
Electrónico:
¿Durante que misa prefiere recibir el cáliz?
 Sábado 5:00 PM
 Sábado 6:30 PM
 Domingo 8:00 AM
 Domingo 10:00 AM
 Domingo 12:00 PM
 Domingo 6:30 PM
También se puede registrar por correo electrónico
mandando un email a: scchalice@gmail.com
Para La Gloria De Dios
La historia completa del pueblo judío va dirigida
hacia una meta: que Dios sea glorificado por medio del
pueblo escogido. Los cristianos también están llamados a
“hacer todo para la gloria de Dios”. En las Escrituras de
hoy Pablo nos recuerda que la mejor manera que tenemos
para glorificar a Dios es buscar el beneficio de “todos” tal
como Cristo hizo cuando derramó su sangre por toda la
humanidad.
La lectura de Levítico explica una manera en que los
judíos buscaban el beneficio de muchos, manteniendo a
los leprosos y la lepra alejados del pueblo escogido. Jesús
encuentra una manera mejor: cura al leproso, que inmediatamente retorna a la comunidad para difundir la Buena
Nueva de Jesús a todo el que le escuche. De este modo
tanto Jesús como el leproso cumplen con su llamado de
glorificar al Dios que nos llena “con la alegría de la
salvación”. Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
Lunes:
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St. Christopher Catholic School
School Bulletin Announcements
February 15, 2015
Please continue to save “Box Tops for Education” for our school.
We are collecting Peanut Butter and Jelly for the Food Pantry this week.
Please call 713-454-6619 or come by the school office if you need information regarding the school.
Be sure to check out our new web site: sccs1939.org.
Sunday, February 15
Monday, February 16
Tuesday, February 17
Wednesday, February 18
Friday, February 20
Saturday, February 21
4th – 8th Grade School Choir to Sing at 10:00 AM Mass
NO SCHOOL – Teacher In-service
Choir Pr actice – 3:15 – 4:30 PM – Rm #15 – 1st thru 3rd
Chess Club – 3:30 to 4:15 PM
ASH WEDNESDAY ~ School Mass - 8:30 AM ~ Vocations Cross – 6th Grade
Mass – 8:30 AM – 2nd & 3rd Grades ~ Stations of the Cross – 2:15 PM in the Church
10th Annual Steps for Students
The 10th annual Steps for Students Run/Walk Fund Raiser will be held this Saturday, February 21, 2014. You can still
donate online, please go to: www.firstgiving.com/team/275141. This is a direct link to our school’s fundraising
page. It is quick and easy to donate and all donations are tax deductible. But most importantly you will be helping our
parish school. If you would prefer to donate by cash or check, please look for envelopes in the church pews to enclose
your donation and indicate an individual or class you would like to sponsor. Check out Fr. Thu’s page and
Fr. Jesse’s page!
We thank you for your support!