April 29, 2021, eNews
April 29, 2021
Because He loved us first, we seek to do His will.
Worship aid for the 5th Sunday of Easter
Programa de la Misa
en español para este Domingo
second collection t
(May 1 & 2) is for the parish maintenance fund.
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Saturday 5:00 PM Masses
There will be several students receiving First Holy Communion at the Saturday 5:00 PM Masses on May 1st and 8th. Pews in the center aisle will be reserved for these children and their families. Please cooperate by not sitting in the reserved pews.
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The office will be
closed this Friday, April 30
, to allow the staff to attend the funeral for Deacon Fred Dinges and to take some time to mourn.
Confessions have been cancelled
for Friday morning as well. (We will still have the 8:30 AM Mass.)
The visitation for Deacon Fred will be tonight (April 29) at 5:00-7:00 PM with the vigil liturgy beginning at 7:00 PM.
The funeral Mass will be at 10:30 AM on Friday, April 30.
Both will be held at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 19222 TX-249, Houston, TX 77070
The vigil and funeral services will be live-streamed at these sites:
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Parish Family Prayers
The month of May is a devotional month to Mary, Mother of God and Mother of us all. We offer our Parish Family Prayer to honor our Blessed Mother.
Prayer composed by Pope St John Paul II.
May the Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, be also mother of the domestic church.
Through her maternal help, may every Christian family truly become a little church which reflects and relives the mystery of the Church of Christ.
May you, who are the servant of the Lord, be our example of a humble and generous welcome of the will of God! You who are the mother of sorrows at the foot of the cross, be there to lighten our loads and wipe away the tears of those afflicted by family difficulties.
May Christ the Lord, King of the Universe, King of families, be present, as at Cana, in every Christian home to communicate his light, joy, serenity, and strength.
May every family generously add its share to the coming of his kingdom on earth.
To Christ and to you, Mary, we entrust our families.
Let us offer to the Mother of God this week:
A loving review of her life with Jesus as we recite the Joyful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary.
Spring BBQ Sales
If you ordered meats from the Knights of Columbus, they will be ready for
pickup this Sunday, May 2,
at the KC Hall.
to learn more about the Knights of Columbus!
Stations of the Cross
Tuesday, May 4
at 6:30 pm
in the rosary garden next to the rectory
Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus
Youth Faith Formation Updates
Registration for fall classes will begin in late July.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASSES
Thursday Classes: April 30 @ 7:00 PM
Homeschool Masses: May 1 & May 8 @ 5:00 pm
Spanish Masses: May 8, May 15 and May 22 @ 7:00 pm
SACRAMENTAL CCE SUMMER SESSIONS
Registration is now open for students who have completed one year of CCE instruction and who need to make their First Holy Communion.
This is for 2nd and 3rd graders
for more information and to register.
Due to circumstances that were out of our control, the Youth Group Trivia Night was unable to happen last week. It has been rescheduled for
Wednesday, May 5, at 7:30 PM
Come hang out and win some gift cards! Use the same Zoom link to get in.
The third con
versation is next Thursday!
Are You Getting Married?
contact the church
before setting a date and booking a venue to discuss the requirements!
Q. Why have we been singing more songs in Latin lately?
The Church has long recognized that Latin is the language of the Church. It is the “mother tongue” of Catholics, you might say. As an essential part of our common heritage it should, through song, be incorporated into the liturgy and sacred worship more liberally than has been done in most parishes in the past few decades. Contrary to popular opinion, the Second Vatican Council taught that “the use of the Latin language is to be preserved in the Latin rites…steps should be taken so that the faithful may also be able to say or to sing together in Latin those parts of the Ordinary of the Mass which pertain to them.”
The “Ordinary of The Mass” is what some call the “parts of the Mass” including the Gloria, Sanctus, Mortem Tuam, Amen, and Angus Dei. You will have noticed over these last many months that we have been singing most of these ordinaries in Latin. Like with anything, it takes time to become comfortable with singing something new, especially in a language that is not as familiar to most. So with repetition, and over time, it is our hope that as a parish we reclaim our “mother tongue.”
But this won’t just happen by osmosis. In the document helping Bishops and priests to implement the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, the Church asked that “Pastors shall carefully see to it that the Christian faithful…know how to recite or sing together in Latin, mainly with simple melodies, the parts of the Ordinary of the Mass proper to them.” This request was, for all intents and purposes, completely ignored during all the rapid changes that happened in the 60’s and 70’s and was rarely taken seriously or achieved in subsequent decades. Through the catechesis we are doing and by chanting or singing in Latin at Masses, St. Bartholomew is simply striving to be faithful to what the Church has asked us to prioritize.
Do you have a question about liturgy that you would like to have answered by the Liturgy Task Force? If so please submit it to Laur
“Liturgical Question” in the subject line.
We still have a few spots left (for 18 months old and 2 years old) in our preschool for the 2021-2022 school year! Call us at 281-391-0993 for information and to begin registering your child.
Sign up for a weekly holy hour!
If you would like to be on the schedule for Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration, 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.
Are the COVID-19 Vaccines
Cardinal DiNardo has released two statements regarding the vaccines so far. You can read them both
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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.
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