Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time 2019
(Pictures: Vacation Bible School 2019 Decorations)
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Through the Gospels this week we witness the Seventy- Two disciples being sent out along the road of Jerusalem, to all the places Jesus intends to visit. The disciples are given a message to proclaim and they are to proclaim it where the the community they enter are receptive to them or not. : “the kingdom of God is at hand.” We are called to boldly proclaim God’s kingdom as well. We proclaim the goodness of God by the actions in our own lives.
Vacation Bible School starts tomorrow and last through Friday. This year’s theme will be “Roar: Life is Wild - God is good.” This VBS event is a wonderful time for our young people to explore their relationship with Christ and the Church. Last year VBS had over 170 kids participating along with over 50 teen and adult volunteers helping our young people grow in their relationship with Christ and the Church. Please continue to pray for the young people of our parish.
Next weekend’s second collection will be for the Archdiocese of Galveston - Houston Society of St. Vincent De Paul Society Black Bag collection. These funds play a crucial role in SVP ability to fund all of our programs that feed, clothe, provide dignified living, and help people find their way to self-sufficiency. SVP Food Network, Voucher Ministry provide the support necessary to volunteers in a ten county Galveston Houston area who provide Home Visit Ministry and all these vital programs rely on our Black Bag collection. For more information about the St. Vincent de Paul society of Houston please contact them at
. Thank you once again for your generosity to the St. Vincent De Paul society.
I know we are in the middle of summer; however, we all have to work on planning for the fall. Registration is currently underway for our Fall Religious Education and Faith Formation Classes. Please go by our Faith Formation office to register and or go on line and register your child.
We are organizing a Pilgrimage to Italy for October 2019 and all are welcome to sign up. We plan to visit the cities of Venice, Padua, Siena Macerata, Florence, Assisi and Rome. From the dates of October 7th -18th, 2019, we will be visiting historical religious sites and museums along with celebrating Mass throughout the tour. Tour information flyers are in the Narthex, or our website: Sthyacinth.org and click the banner for the pilgrimage, and or you can contact the parish office at 281-479-4298.
Next, The Archdiocesan Youth Conference will be held July 26th -28th at the Hilton Americas Hotel/ George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston under the theme “Surrender to God.” The primary focus for A.Y.C. is to rejuvenate the faith life of our youth, to help them get serious about life in Christ and His Church, and to learn the truth of the Gospel. Registration for A.Y.C. 2019 is currently underway. Please continue to pray for the Youth of our parish.
The summer can be a very busy time for families and during the vacation season it is easy to forget that STHY needs your donations. Setting up recurring donations with Faith Direct is an easy way to make sure STHY still receives your donations while you're away. Enrollment forms are available in the Church office or you can visit Faith Direct’s secure website at www.faithdirect.net to enroll on line. Our parish code is TX526.Thank you for your continued support of our parish family with your time, talent and treasure! I will be keeping you and your families in prayer during your summer travels!
Finally, I want to thank the members of our parish ACTS community for their work in facilitating our 4th of July BBQ. Thank you for your efforts in helping our community celebrate Independence day
Fr. Reginald Samuels
Fr. Reginald Samuels
on Sunday, July 7 at 10:00AM