March 4, 2021, eNews
March 4, 2021
Because He loved us first, we seek to do His will.
English worship aid for the 3rd Sunday of Lent
Programa de la Misa en español para el 3° Domingo de Cuaresma
second collection t
(March 6 & 7) is for the parish maintenance fund.
St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church
Parish Family Prayers
This month we will walk a personal pilgrimage with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ along the Via Dolorosa from Pontius Pilate's praetorium to Golgotha.
This week we reflect upon the first three stations of the cross:
Jesus is condemned to death
Jesus takes up his cross
Jesus falls the first time
Jesus, who took upon Himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows so as to lead us through the cross to the glory of the resurrection, help us not to drag, but embrace, each cross given to us from the hands of our heavenly Father.
Jesus, you stand alone before Pilate; your life was devoted to helping others, yet no one speaks for you, nobody defends you.
Help us, Lord, to be grateful for what you have done for us. Help us to accept criticism and unfairness without complaint. Help us to forgive others who hurt us.
Christ, our blessed redeemer, teach us to join your way of the cross to our way of life. You are our hope. You are our God. You are our Savior.
Throughout Lent, the Stations of the Cross
will be prayed in English in the church
every Friday at 6:45 PM
every Tuesday at 8:00 PM
and in Spanish every Friday at 8:00 PM
Youth Faith Formation Updates
: March 17 & 18
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASSES
(parents have received the schedule)
Wednesday Classes: April 17 @ 1:00 pm | April 23 @ 7:00 PM
Thursday Classes: April 24 @ 1:00 pm | April 30 @ 7:00 PM
Homeschool Masses: May 1 & May 8 @ 5:00 pm
Spanish Masses: April 17, April 24, May 8, May 15 and May 22 @ 7:00 pm
All registered year 1 and year 2 students (grades 9-11) must attend a mandatory class on April 18.
Check-in begins at 6:20 PM in the church.
Class begins promptly at 6:30 PM and ends at 7:45 PM.
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Please pray for those in our community who are learning about our faith and discerning becoming Catholic in the RCIA program!
William Boettcher Sharp
We were able to re-open 3 classrooms for the next school year, which means we still have a few spots left in our school! Call us at 281-391-0993.
Toddlers (18+ mos) - 8 spots
2-year-old class - 7 spots
3-year-old class - 6 spots
4-year-old class - 5 spots
Sign up for a weekly holy hour!
Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration is back! If you would like to be on the schedule, call 281-769-2002 or email
Drop-ins are welcome in the chapel; you do not need to sign up to adore our Lord.
There is a limit of 15 people in the chapel at any time.
Adorers are asked to bring disinfecting wipes to clean their area.
Masks must be worn properly (covering the nose and mouth) at all times.
Divine Mercy Prayer:
Weekdays at 3:00 PM the Divine Mercy prayers are led out loud.
On Fridays, Divine Mercy prayers and the Stations of the Cross will be in the Parish Hall at 3:00 PM. Silence will be maintained in the chapel on Fridays.
The City of Houston and Harris County are working together to provide $159 million in rent and utilities assistance to families who are struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will be distributed by two agencies with established experience in helping people in need: BakerRipley and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. Visit
Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church
Parish Office hours are
Monday through Friday from
9 AM - 3 PM.
A receptionist is available at these times.
Deliveries, drop-offs, and Mass intentions may be accepted during this time.
Email is the best way to reach the office staff. If you don't know the email address of the person you are trying to contact, send a message to
and we will forward it to the appropriate person.
If you have an emergency for the sick or dying,
or if someone is in need of
for a priest.
This directs you to a 24-hour answering service.
The service will contact the on-call clergy.
Thank you for your continued support of
St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church.
Our prayers are with you and your family to stay healthy and holy.
Live Streaming on the Parish Website
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Volunteer Training for Adults on CMGConnect
on Thursday, March 4 at 3:30PM