We had such a great turn out a couple of Sundays ago for our Summer Movie Night at the Parish Hall that we are doing it again!
Mark your calendars for Sunday July 31 @ 6:30 pm.
We will have a lite dinner, free of charge, and then watch The Apple Dumpling Gang...yes we have decided to go "old school" so that our kids can laugh at what we watched growing up. How can you not laugh with Don Knotts.
Bring your favorite lawn chair, blanket, pillow or whatever makes you comfortable and have an evening with Family, Food and Fun!
Hope to see you there!
We are well into summer! I hope that you have had some time to enjoy a vacation, a break or just a bit of a get away.
For Sacred Heart School students, teachers and staff, summer break is coming to an end in just a few weeks.
Sacred Heart School will begin classes on August 8. We are looking forward to another great school year. Please consider enrolling your child(ren) if you have not done so already.
Please call the School Office for more information at 361-729-2672
We are close to breaking ground for the construction of the Narthex. As soon as our Architect has the final plans and construction costs we will schedule the ground breaking ceremony and begin.
As I mentioned at Mass a couple of Sundays ago during the announcements, we have had to make some changes regarding the placement of the Baptismal Font. More information will be given regarding these changes soon.
Just as a reminder, here is why this project is an important aspect to our parish:
Why the Narthex?
Baptismal Font---The Baptismal Font is at or near the entrance of the Church as it is a reminder that one enters into the Church through the Sacrament of Baptism.
Ambry for the Holy Oils---These oils will be encased in an ambry and located near the Baptismal Font.
Sacred Heart Shrine and Our Lady of Guadalupe Image---A more proper location for the Sacred Heart statue and Our Lady of Guadalupe image.
Choir Room/Bridal Room---A properly sized room for all the Choirs to store their robes and music. It will also offer a space for a Bride and her bride’s maids to prepare for the Wedding ceremony.
Mass Overflow Seating---Mainly during Easter, Christmas, and other highly attended Celebrations, we could seat up to 75 people in the Narthex who could participate through closed circuit TV broadcast.
Restrooms (ADA) & Water Fountain---Two conveniently located ADA restrooms and a water fountain. Parishioners who have medical conditions and parents with small children will find this a plus.
Fellowship Hall---A place to meet, greet, and gather before and after Mass.
Gathering Area---For First Communion and other Liturgical events.
Funeral Viewing---The area can be utilized for viewing of Loved Ones prior to a Funeral Mass.
Porte Cochère---A covered drive through and main entry into the Church for the handicapped, weddings, funerals, and during bad weather.
Usher Room---A place for the ushers to store their supplies.
Janitorial/Maintenance Room---A place to store cleaning supplies.
Great things happen with the power of prayer!
Please feel free to call me at my office with regard to any aspect of this project. Thank you.
- St. Catherine of Siena
On April 11, 2015, Divine Mercy Sunday, His Holiness Pope Francis proclaimed an Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy and opened the Holy Door of St. Peter's on December 8, 2015 on the Solemnity of The Immaculate Conception. The Jubilee Year will conclude on November 20, 2016.
All who enter through the Holy Door in pilgrimage will receive a Jubilee Indulgence.
Here in the Diocese of Corpus Christi, Bishop Mulvey opened the Holy Door of the Cathedral on Sunday December 13, 2015. All who enter through here will also receive the Jubilee Indulgence.
Other Churches in our diocese that are designated as Pilgrimage Sites to receive the Jubilee Indulgence are:
Let us continue to pray for all families around the world.
A Prayer for the World Meeting of Families