Fifth Week in Ordinary Time 2020
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ:
In this Sunday’s Gospel we enter into the Sermon on the Mount, which we will be hearing for the next two weeks. In Mathew’s Gospel, Jesus begins teaching his disciples what it means to be a follower of Christs. He calls his disciples and us that we need to be the “Light of the World” and “the Salt of the Earth.” The prophet Isaiah describes the our light should shine for the glory of the lord when we feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, clothe the naked and treat each other with compassion.
DSF 2020 started last week with “DSF Commitment Sunday.” Cardinal DiNardo has sent everyone an appeal letter and pledge card and he wants to encourage each and every one to become involved with DSF 2020. I know that we are in difficult economic times, yet each of us has been blessed in so many ways, and we are called to share those blessings with others. As we continue our mission of spreading the good news of Jesus Christ, I want to thank all of you who have responded to our annual Diocesan Service Fund (DSF) drive .
There is a Safe environment program that is offered by the Archdiocese of Galveston Houston. T
he CMG Safe Haven online training is replacing the VIRTUS training.
The training consists training videos that is approximately 60 minutes and will include a criminal background check that must be completed. All Safe Environment trainings will only be available online. All individuals must complete the training and complete a background check prior to the start of employment and/or volunteer service in the Church.
or click the Safe Environment banner at St. Hyacinth.org.
Make giving easier and bless your church! Simply text “ENROLL” to (281) 502-8199 and follow the link to sign up for recurring giving to STHY. No more dealing with envelopes or writing checks and a consistent money flow helping to further the ministry of our church.
One of our goals for the new year is to increase the number of people using our electronic formats for the dissemination of information from our parish. We have our website:
, which is updated almost daily with information about the activities that go on in the parish. There is
, which is our information delivery service for the parish, in which we email and or text information about the activities of the parish. Go to Flocknote.com/sthyhouston and join the group “Parishioners”. We are on
, go and ‘like’ our Facebook page at
FORMED.org is a digital online platform that gives STHY unprecedented access to video-based study programs, feature films, audio presentations, and eBooks from the Church’s foremost presenters. With your free access to FORMED, 24/7 on your television, smart phone, laptop, I-pad, or Kindle; you can:
Prepare for Mass each week by watching an insightful five-minute video on the Sunday Readings.
Study the Scriptures at your own pace and time.
Enjoy movies as a family that are both nourishing and entertaining.
Enrich your marriage with the award winning video program Beloved.
Help your children grow in faith and character with engaging children’s materials.
Soo I am asking every family to register for your free access to all the amazing content on FORMED. Go to FORMED.org to register and enter Code:
It’s time to start thinking about our upcoming STHY 2020 Parish Spring Festival, which will take place on Sunday May 3rd. This year marks eighth time in over 20 years in which we have a Spring Festival for our parish. Your help is especially needed to staff a shift or two in one of our many booths, rides and games. The help and support of everyone in the parish, both young and old, is most needed. It’s a great way to give back to the life of the community. I highly encourage you to make your commitment to helping our parish at the Spring Festival. Booth chairpersons and volunteers are especially needed. Join us for a great way to be part of STHY biggest and most fun event of the year.
If you have not picked up your Spring Festival raffle tickets, they are available from members of our Spring Festival Committee members after Mass or pick them up from our parish office. You may return Spring Festival tickets to an ushers at Mass or return them to the parish office.
Fr. Reginald Samuels
Fr. Reginald Samuels
on Saturday, February 8 at 2:00PM