ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH
TEXAS CITY, TEXAS MAY 9, 2004
READINGS/ LECTURAS MAY 10-16, 2004 Mon. 7:00 P.M. Adult Faith Formation-Ulm
Mon. Acts of the Apostles 14:5-18, John 14:21-26 7:00 P.M. House band Practice-Church
Tues. Acts of the Apostles 14:19-28 John 14:27-31 Tues. 7:00 P.M. Pastoral Council-Ulm
Wed. Acts of the Apostles 15:1-6, John 15:1-8 Wed. 4:00 P.M. Spanish Prayer Group-Chapel
Thurs. Acts of the Apostles 15:7-21, John 15:9-11 5:30 P.M. Sat. Choir Practice-Church
Fri. Acts of the Apostles 1:15-17, 20-26, John 15:9-17 5:30 P.M. Finance Mtg.-P.O.
Sat. Acts of the Apostles 16:1-10, John 15:18-21 6:30 P.M. Men’s Club Mtg.-Kukral
Sun. Acts of the Apostles 15:1-2, 22-29, Revelation 7:00 P.M. Spanish Rosary-Church
21:10-14, John 14:23-29 Thurs. 9:00 A.M. Legion of Mary-Apt. Annex
7:00 P.M. Adoration& Confessions-Chapel
Fri 10:00 A.M. Divine Mercy-Apt. Annex
Mon. 8:15 A.M. † Lee Biela by Mom & Dad Sat. 2:00 P.M. Family Celebration
Tues. 8:15 A.M. †George Reyna Sr. by Marylou Duplan 4:00 P.M. Confessions-Church
†Mother Angel Mendoza by St. Mary’s Sun. Guadalupana Taco Sales-Ulm
†Juan DelaCruz by Antonia De La 1:30 P.M. Spanish Baptisms-Church
Cruz and Family 3:00 P.M. Eucharistic Ministry Mtg.-Church
Wed. 8:15 A.M. † Dave Simon by Eunice Suire
† Karen Westerfield by Vern& Dorothy St. Mary’s Family Celebration–Raffle-
† M/M Andrew Treucome by Clarence
and Henrietta Fee 1st Prize- Gift Certificate- $1000 to Lowes,
Thurs. 8:15 A.M. † Christina “Tina” Serrato by Robert, $1000 to Walmart, $500 to JCPenny’s, & $500 to Dillards
Andy, & Elizabeth Serrato 2nd Prize - $1000 Gift Certificate to Gaidos
†Rev. Richard J. Schiefen by St. 3rd Prize- 27” Sharp Flat Screen TV with Xbox
Fri. 8:15 A.M. † Mike Enriquez by Legion of Mary 4th Prize- Swing Glider made by Aaron and Opal Reyes
12:15 P.M. † Kathyrn Riggs by Chuck & Elaine Tickets arel $1 each or 6 for $5. Please stop by the Parish
Schmitz Office to get your tickets.
Intentions of the Kay Bolton Family by
Marcy Herbeck & Family
Sat. 8:15 A.M. †Erma Toney by Floyd & Tippie Waker ******************************************
5:00 P.M. Intentions of Ophie Vazquez by Lencho St. Mary’s Family Celebration-
Vazquez Saturday, May 15th, 2004
Sun. 8:00 A.M. † Dorothy Dwyer by Rose Duprie &
9:30 A.M. † Guadalupe Ramos by Juanita San On Saturday, May 15th, from 2:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., we
Miguel & Blanca Castillo & Son will celebrate you, “the Parish.” This
12:15 P.M. Por los miembros de Santa Maria Family celebration is a way to say
†Blanca Rodriguez by Wense & Amy
“thank you” to you our parishioners,
† = Deceased volunteers, and organizations who give
so freely of your time and talent to our church.
The festival will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic
School grounds and Kukral Center. So, mark your
To meet the needs of our Parish for the year 2003-04, we calendars for a day full of fun for the whole family.
should receive from our collection $10,643 each week.
Thank you for your generous support. Games, Pinata Party, Moonwalk, Entertainment and much,
Collection for 4/25/04 $11,767.00
Collection for 5/2/04 $14,359.00 As a Special thank you, and as I had promised, I will
Year-to-date budget status + $40,532.00 prepare Shrimp Gumbo for all you brave souls who are
willing to try it. There will also be hotdogs, hamburgers,
PRAYER LIST/ LA LISTA DE ORACION and much more. All Food and Activities will be Free!
To add a name back on the list please call the parish office at Free! Free!
948-8448. The names will be taken off every four-weeks, this
is the only way to keep an accurate ongoing list. Thanks again, Fr. Tom
Velma Adams* Cindy Chason* Joe Victor Enrique, Jr* Gordo
& Angie Flores* David Gonzales* Lorretta Gonzales* Shirley
Gonzales* Theresa Gonzales* Phil Hehner* Janis Karlik*
Altar Flowers were donated in honor of all
Marie Karlik* Carol O’Connor* Sophie O’Connor* Christine the saints by Mr. & Mrs. Sam Garza.
Pompa* Janet Powell* Agnes Skelly* Joe Trevino.
FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
Faith Formation Coordinator: Deacon Joe Hensley, Jr.
Faith Formation Secretary: Nancy Chambers
Youth Minister: Thomas Fletcher 409-948-1383
2004-2005 R.E. Registration
Registration for next year’s R.E. classes will begin in mid
May and will continue throughout the summer. If you or
someone you know would like to be added to our
registration mail out please call the R.E. Office at 948-
Vacation Bible School will be held the week of June 21-25
from 9:00 a.m. until noon at the school. The theme this
year is Lava Lava Island and
promises to be another fun week!
Registration forms are available at the parish office and
will be sent home with Sunday R.E. students next week.
The cost remains the same as previous years- $10.00 for
one child and $5.00 for each additional child in the same
household. VBS is for children entering Kindergarten
through the sixth grade in the Fall. Adult and teenage
helpers are still needed. Call the R.E. Office for more
information or to volunteer.
Jesus rose from the dead!!!
- you can get up 30 minutes early for prayer before school! Graduating high school Seniors! Mark your calendars
Join us Friday mornings at 7 am in the new chapel (next for May 23 when you will be honored during our LIFE
door to the high school at the Parish Office) TEEN Mass beginning at 5:15 p.m. at the church. More
We meet, we pray, we eat, we walk to school. Why stay in information will be mailed to you soon!
bed when you can rise with the Son!
Divine Mercy Cenacle-Fridays, 10:30 a.m.-Rectory
Don't wait to turn in your DYC Registration! Can't find Annex
your form? Come to LIFE TEEN or stop by the Parish
Office. The final deadline for registration is May 28th!
This year DYC is July 16-18. Don't be left out of the Event Fr. Jan will be speaking about Mary, the Blessed
of the Summer! Mother on Monday, May 10th at 7 p.m. in Ulm Hall.
Breakdown! Saturday, May 15th - TCHS Stadium It is tee-off time again! Our Lady of
Parking Lot. Bigger bands - Better Prizes - the same Fatima’s Third Annual Golf Tournament
HOLY SPIRIT! -Be a part of the will be held at Bayou Golf Course in Texas
largest interdenominational gathering of Christian youth in City on May 12, 2004. A shotgun start will be at noon and a
Galveston county. Admission is totally FREE - just like the meal will follow. $65 per person. Golf cart and hole
way you'll feel after Breaking Down all the walls that are sponsorship are $50.00 each. Please call the school office, 945-
keeping you from the fullness of God's plans for your life! 3326 for registration forms.
Please check out www.stmarycctc.org/LIFETEEN Flea Market News- Our third annual Fatima Flea market will be
regularly for up-to-date info on these and all upcoming on Friday, June 4th and Saturday, June 5th. It will be held at
youth events! Kukral Hall at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School. Donations
will be accepted starting, May 17th. If you have any furniture,
appliances, household goods, baby equipment, and toys will be
accepted for the annual sale. NO CLOTHING WILL BE
Happy Mother’s Day
ACCEPTED THIS YEAR. If you have any questions in regards
to items you would like to donate, please call the school office at
945-3326 or call Denise Bealer at 945-9408.
ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH
TEXAS CITY, TEXAS MAY 9, 2004
Our third blood drive of 2004 will be on
Sunday, May 23, in Ulm Hall from 9:00
a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The twenty-third is
eight weeks since our last drive on March 28 so all those
who donated at that time will be eligible to give blood
again on the twenty-third. The sign-up date for the drive is
next weekend, Saturday, May 15, and Sunday May 16, at
all the Masses. Please be sure to register on the sign-up
sheet if you are planning to donate so that the Blood
Center can more accurately estimate the number of staff
needed. Also, please be sure to bring a picture I.D.
because each donor will be required to show one. During
our last blood drive, March 28 , we received 57 donations
from 60 donors. Thank you all! Not only did these
generous donors give blood but many agreed to name as
their beneficiaries people in the parish who cannot give
blood for themselves. If you would like to have blood
coverage but are unable to donate yourself, please call the
During our last blood drive ONE GALLON pin was earned
by Allen Wilkenfield; a TWO GALLON pin was earned by
“Does Jesus know you?” Come
Katherine Martinez and Mary Martinez; and a THREE
to listen for your call to holiness and GALLON pin was earned by Mira Martinez, and a SEVEN
wholeness, to healing and GALLON pin was earned by Billy Raper. Please think
forgiveness at Holy Name Retreat Center with the about following the example of these wonderful people
women of your parish on May 14-16 or June 25-27, who truly have the Christian spirit of helping others. Won’t
2004. Register by calling Mickie Fleming at 409-948- you please remember the very real need for blood at this
2970 to make a reservation or the Retreat Center at critical time and consider donating on May 23 ? The
713-464-0211. Blood Center needs every one of you who is physically
able to give! Please help if you can.
2004 Diocesan Services Fund
Parish Goal: $41,705.00
Total Amount Paid: $18,502.73
Sacramento de Matrimonio- Comunicase
Total Amount Pledged: $26,855.50
con un sacerdote por lo menos seis meses
Total Number of Participants: 254 antes de poner su fecha. La preparación incluye una
Total Number of Pledges: 288 consulta personal y un encuentro de novios.
Average Pledged: $105.32
Over (Under) Goal ($23,202.27) Quinceaños- jóvenes que desean celebrar esta
celebración tienen que estar registrados en la parroquia,
St. Mary’s Men’s Club May Meeting & Program practicando su fe, recibido el bautismo, la comunión y
Remember The Alamo, San Jacinto, & Seguin, tener dos años consecutivos de doctrina, antes de la
Program presented by Parishioner Albert Seguin. celebración. Los arreglos se deben hacer a lo mas tardar
seis meses antes de la celebración.
May 12 at Kukral Hall. Fellowship will begin at 6:30
p.m. and meeting, program and dinner at 7:00 p.m.
For more information, please contact Jose Boix via Para bautizar a su niño /a los padres no tienen que estar
Email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 409945-0492. casados. Pero si los padrinos están casados tienen que
estar casados por la iglesia católica. O solteros también
The monthly soup and sermon sponsored by the pueden ser padrinos.
Texas City Ministerial Alliance will be held on
Tuesday, May 11th at 12:00 noon at St. George Para registrase para las clases y para el bautismo
Episcopal Church – 510 13th Avenue N. Texas City. se necesitan que venir a la oficina de la parroquia
Rev. Kathryn Morton, pastor of First Presbyterian a registrase.
Church will give the homily. Donations will benefit St.
Vincent de Paul Society. Everyone is invited.
Feliz día de las Madres
FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
Please remember to patronize OUTSIDE OUR PARISH
( KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL 5236 ) Attention Married and Engaged Couples- Has anyone
ever clearly explained for you WHY the Catholic Church
prohibits unnatural forms of birth control? For most of us
the answer is NO. Learn about your faith and discover a
natural method of family planning that goes beyond the
physical. A new series of classes in Natural Family
Planning (NFP) will begin on Sat., May 15 at St. John the
Baptist in Alvin at 9:30 for more info. Call Jerry and Mary
Claire English at 281-331-4819.
Virtus Training will be offered at Shrine of the True
Cross in Dickinson at 1:00 –4:00 p.m., Sunday, June
13 . Virtus is a diocesan required course for anyone
who will be working with children or youth. If you work
with or are planning on volunteering to help with any
program or group that has contact with children this
SVDP: April Focus: Spaghetti & Meat Sauce course is required.
For May 1: 42 families were helped by your
generous donations to St. Vincent de Paul.