Twenty - Sixth Week in Ordinary TIme 2019
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ
In this week’s gospel, we continue to journey with Jesus to Jerusalem as we hear another probable unique to the Gospel of Luke: the story of the Rich Man and Lazarus. This parable reverses the social order that has been passed down. As God’s children, we are called to act as God acts. How does our lifestyle oppress others, especially in the ways we don’t intend? As we examine the plight of the Rich Man and Lazarus, we have to recall how Jesus would want us to act and behave to those that are less fortunate.
This weekend, we will have our annual Ministry Fair and Stewardship weekend in the parish with the theme “Tailgate Party”. The ministry fair will give everyone here at STHY a way to engage and sign up for the various ministries of our parish and have fun in the process. Please come out, support and sign up to volunteer for the various ministries of our parish.
The month of September marked the beginning of our participation in the Archdiocese of Galveston - Houston IGNITE Capital campaign. The IGNITE campaign is composed of 6 distinct case elements. Five of the case elements: Seminary renovations, Catholic Education Scholarships, Faith Formation Funding, Harvey Relief, and a Future Disaster Fund will touch every Catholic in out Diocese, today and for generations to come. We will also be keeping one third of all the monies raised in out parish. That’s the 6th case element. Each parish will be able to make improvements as their needs dictate. As we know, our needs dictate the Guyot Hall updates. By working together, we will be able to replace the flooring and lighting system, making Guyot Hall a more hospitable gathering place for us as a parish community.
This past week, we will be handed out a brochure containing an outline of the IGNITE campaign. This brochure includes information on the case elements, our parish case and the upcoming reception schedule for the parish. Please check your schedule for an available reception date and place it on your calendar. We would like for each of you to attend a reception. We will come together to learn more about the campaign and how it will help us grow our parish. Please RSVP for a reception at IGNITE @Sthyacinth.org.
October is just around the corner. To celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assis we will have the blessing of Pets on October 5th following the Healing mass, outside in the Center Street Parking lot. Please bring your pets to be blessed.
October is Respect Life Month with this Sunday October 6th being Respect for Life Sunday. There will be a ‘Prayer Chain’ to witness against the horrors of abortion on Center Street. Those that are interested are called to meet in Guyot Hall immediately after the noon Mass and then gather on Center Street to stand silently from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm. If you are not able to be a part of the prayer chain, please pray for those who will be participating for our community.
Mark your calendars to join us for “Trunk or Treat” - our annual fun day for the young people of the parish on Saturday, October 26th from 4:00 pm -8:00 pm in Guyot Hall. At STHY we are always looking for ways to serve our neighbors and strengthen families, so we always look forward to this time to fellowship and get to know each other. Dress up the kids and come enjoy and celebrate the fall season.
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Fr. Reginald Samuels
Fr. Reginald Samuels
on Saturday, September 28 at 2:00PM