June 10, 2021, eNews
June 10, 2021
Because He loved us first, we seek to do His will.
Worship aid for the 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Programa de la Misa
en español para este Domingo
Worship aid for the Sunday 5:00 PM Youth Mass.
no second collection this
weekend (June 12 & 13).
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St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church
Parish Family Prayers
With a Father's Heart - Patris Corde
St. Joseph is the theme of this month's Parish Family Prayers.
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of St. Joseph becoming patron of the universal Church, Pope Francis dedicated the liturgical year 2020/21 to the beloved spouse of our Blessed Mother and foster father of Jesus.
In a footnote to his Apostolic letter Pope Francis also revealed his daily prayer to St Joseph:
Glorious Patriarch Saint Joseph,
whose power makes the impossible possible,
come to my aid in these times of anguish and difficulty.
Take under your protection the serious and troubling situations that I commend to you, that they may have a happy outcome.
My beloved father, all my trust is in you. Let it not be said that I invoked you in vain, and since you can do everything with Jesus and Mary, show me that your goodness is as great as your power.
St Joseph, protector of the Holy Family, pray for us.
For further information on Patris Corde see:
Spiritual Bouquets for Our Priests
During this month of Father's Day, we encourage you to pray for our Spiritual leaders also. One way to do this is to offer a Spiritual Bouquet of prayers for them. Our Vocations Ministry will be gathering together lists of all the Spiritual Bouquets being offered and will send a special card to each of them on Father's Day weekend letting them know you are praying for them.
to offer up a Spiritual Bouquet for our priests who work so hard for us every day!
Mass in Spanish for the
Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
In addition to our usual 8:30 AM English Mass, we will have a Mass in Spanish on Friday, June 11, at 7:00 PM to celebrate the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The Spanish Comitium of the Legion of Mary will join us for this celebration. We will begin at 6:30 PM with the Holy Rosary.
Join the Conversing Clergy on June 16 at 8:00 PM!
for the social media links to join the live chat!
New: Daily Mass in Latin
Beginning June 17, we will offer a weekly Novus Ordo Mass in Latin every Thursday morning at 6:30 AM.
Memorial Mass for Deacon Fred
Saturday, June 19, at 12:00 PM
Since so many of our parishioners were unable to attend the funeral for Deacon Fred a month ago, we will have a memorial Mass for him here at St. Bart’s. All are welcome to come celebrate his life, honor his memory, and pray for his soul’s eternal rest at this Mass. A reception will follow in the Family Life Center.
To help ensure we have enough food, please RVSP if you plan to attend!
Are you going?
might be going.
Q. What criteria is used for determining that a song can be sung at Mass? [Part 1]
Part 1: This is such an important question, the answer to which has had significant impact on the liturgical renewal. St. John Paul II writes the following: “Today, moreover, the meaning of the category ‘sacred music’ has been broadened to include repertoires that cannot be part of the celebration without violating the spirit and norms of the Liturgy itself.” Our parish leadership and parishioners from across the parish took heed of the great Saint’s words almost two years ago asking, might our “repertoire” of music – which was very similar to many parishes – be an example of this?
We discovered that the Church has taught that all sacred liturgical music fitting for sacred liturgy will possess three characteristics: 1) Sanctity/Holiness, 2) Goodness of Form/True Art, and 3) Universal. The most important of these three qualities is that to the highest degree, it must be truly holy, that is, at a minimum, it must “exclude all profanity” both in the song itself and in the way it is presented. Recall that, in this context, to be sanctified is to “be set apart” or set aside for a sacred purpose alone. When the Church speaks of not allowing the profane into the liturgy it means only songs set aside for liturgical use belong.
The Second Vatican Council taught that “sacred music is to be considered the more holy in proportion as it is more closely connected with the liturgical action, whether it adds delight to prayer, fosters unity of minds, or confers greater solemnity upon the sacred rites.” Here the council is emphasizing that to be holy it must be intimately connected to the liturgy (the language should be liturgical rather than profane or secular), and the more it is liturgical the more fitting it is for liturgy. Sacred liturgical music will also foster unity because the words avoid ambiguity – their meaning is clear. That is, the words are true and theologically precise - we can count on their trustworthiness. And such music brings a great sense of the sacredness, the solemnity, of what we are commemorating in the Mass – the passion and death of Jesus. Venerable Pius XII put it this way: Sacred liturgical music “should be conducive to the lofty end for which they are intended.” Next week we will explore the other two criteria: True Art and Universal.
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.
Youth Faith Formation Updates
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
Pictures of all First Holy Communion Masses can be viewed at:
Registration for CCE grades 1-8, Encounter, and Confirmation classes will begin in late July for the fall classes. The Confirmation Mass for 2021 will be on Saturday, December 11, at 7:00 PM.
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. All guests and visitors are asked to sign in on the iPad when entering the chapel.
Divine Mercy Prayer:
Weekdays at 3:00 PM the Divine Mercy prayers are led out loud. On Fridays, Divine Mercy prayers are followed by the Stations of the Cross.
Come Make a Schola!
Come learn the soul’s song of God’s word in the Liturgy.
Join the 2021 Summer Chant Intensive
at St. Mary’s Seminary, Houston.
Come and spend four summer evenings learning and singing 2,000 years of the forever tones of the Mass and psalms. Dates are Tuesday through Friday, July 13-16, 2021. Tuition is $185.00. We will close by singing and praying all we learned at a special Mass on Saturday, July 17. For information and to register, visit our website:
or call Lowell Davis at 713-376-0289.
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.
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