August 13- August 19
Saturday 4:30 p.m. Imogene Enderle
Sunday 8:30 a.m. Sam Scalisi
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. No Mass
Wednesday 8:00 am No Mass
Thursday 8:00 am No Mass
Friday 8:00 a.m. People of the Parish
20 August 4:30 p.m. Lector : Tara Cook Communion Minister: Tara Cook Altar Servers: Thad Cook & Corbin Mackan
21 August 8:30 a.m. Lectors : Ward Lowe
Communion Minister: Ward Lowe
Altar Server: Myah Venable
Money Counters: Liz Gallier & Karen Halsell
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Barry Adams, William Anderson, Elliott Bounds, Emma Edwards,
Yvonne Godeaux, Barbara Hawkins, Bill Jannise, Melissa Lewis, Tammy Louviere, Liz Medlin, Amanda Mitchell, Anne Mitchell, Sherry Paschal, Darlene Presley, Carrie Rashall, Rachel Shauberger, Irby Thibodeaux, & Tommy Wright.
BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: Dillon Clement, Irvin Davis Jr., Katherine Deckert, Mike Doguet, Emma Edwards, Jane Leger, Jaylene Loza, Luke McCullough, Tony Mireles, Joel Sandoval & Amanda Young.
Happy Birthday, May God Bless You!
WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE - There will be no weekday Mass- Tuesday August 16th, Wednesday August 17th or Thursday August 18th, Due to the Diocese of Beaumont Convocation. Mass will resume Friday August 19th at 8:00 am
CCD/CYO Registration- CCD/CYO will begin Sunday September 11th. Registration forms are located in the Church.
ALTAR SERVERS- Altar Server training will be Tuesday August 23rd at 6:00 p.m. in
the Church, for all existing and new servers. Anyone that has received First Communion can participate. Not only is it an honor to serve God and our Church, we have fun!
SCHOOL STARTING- Please join us in praying for our children. We ask God to be with them, keep them safe and help them have a fun, learning experience in a positive loving environment. “Let all that you do be done in love” 1Cor 16:14
FISH FRY- Our Knights of Columbus will host a Fish Fry the second Friday of each Month. 5:00 p.m. until sell out. Fish & Shrimp, Grilled or Fried. the Knights would like to thank you for your support. The next Fish Fry is Friday August 12th.
ROSARY PRAYER GROUP- A group of parishioners gather to pray the Rosary every Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. in the Church. Please join us!
Women’s ACTS Retreat- Hosted by Infant Jesus is scheduled for October 27-30, 2022. Holy Family Center. Team registration begins June 25. Retreatant Registration begins September 17
Contact Info; Director: Vicki Cavaretta 409-673-6536 email@example.com
Co-Directors; Sherre White 409-466-7349 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tammy Daleo 409-659-1118 email@example.com Flyers are at the doors.
APPEAL for CATHOLIC MINISTRIES-To donate to the Appeal for Catholic Ministries online. Please go to this link: dobgifts.org/appeal-for-catholic-ministries-2022/
Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Tomorrow is the Solemnity of the Assumption. Mary stands with the
“great cloud of witnesses” described in Hebrews: those who kept their
eyes firmly fixed on Jesus.
We may not be thinking of Mary when we hear Jesus’ harsh words in
today’s Gospel, but when she said “yes” to Gabriel, it carried the risk
of the rejection and division that Jesus describes. As the early Christians
surely knew, to hold Jesus as the sole leader and perfecter of faith meant
that you would likely find yourself divided from those in your household
who held other beliefs. This occurrence is not unknown in our own time
and place, and many of us surely know a household divided on the issue
of religion, even if the divisions are occurring solely through indifference. A life of faith lived to the full will likely eventually call on us to separate ourselves somehow, keeping our gaze firmly on Jesus, so we will also one day join the great cloud of witnesses.
FIRE IN THE MUD
Prophets have been described as being on fire with God’s message. Today, that fire in Jeremiah has to keep burning in the bottom of a muddy cistern. The rulers of his own people (including Judah’s king, Zedekiah) have placed him there for speaking an unpopular, if truthful, message to them. His own leave him there, mired in the mud, to starve and die. It takes a foreigner, an outsider, to convince Judah’s king that Jeremiah ought to be rescued, his life spared to continue as God’s prophet. As so often happens in the lives of the prophets, the help and saving power of God are shown through unexpected people in unexpected ways. We can often find ourselves mired in mud of one sort or another. Do we truly have the fire of God’s message in us, so that we can look for our rescue from places we might not expect?
SPIRIT FIRE IN THE SUMMER
A generation or two ago, these Summer Sundays in Ordinary Time would have been known as Sundays “of Pentecost.” That naming convention helped recall that the Spirit’s Pentecost fire was carrying us through all the Sundays until the end of the liturgical year. Though we may no longer use that name for these Sundays, the underlying reality is the same. The fire that Jesus speaks about today is the blaze of the Spirit. The fire he spoke about when he told his followers they were light for the world was the flame of the Spirit lighting the lamp of discipleship. It takes courageous disciples to allow the blazing fire of which Jesus speaks into their lives, to allow its light, warmth, and even cleansing to work in them and through them. Though we may not want to think about the heat of the Spirit’s fire on a summer Sunday, that Spirit is always with us, burning within.