July 15, 2021, eNews
July 15, 2021
Because He loved us first, we seek to do His will.
Worship aid for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Programa de la Misa
en español para este Domingo
Worship aid for the Sunday 5:00 PM Mass.
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second collection this
weekend (July 17 & 18).
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St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church
Parish Family Prayers
This month we pray as a parish family for peace.
We remember the words of St Anthony of Padua: "In each of our lives, we need external peace to live with others, we need internal peace to live with ourselves, and we need eternal peace to live with God."
This week we pray for peace in our communities.
Lead us from death to life, from lies to truth.
Lead us from despair to hope, from fear to trust.
Lead us from hatred to love, from war to peace.
Let peace fill our hearts, our world, our universe.
Peace, peace, peace
(a prayer from St. Teresa of Calcutta)
A bonus Traditional Latin Mass!
We will have a low Mass tomorrow night. Join us if you are able!
Scapulars will be provided for those who wish to be enrolled but don't already have a scapular of their own.
Youth Faith Formation Updates
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
Pictures of all First Holy Communion Masses can be viewed at:
Registration for all fall CCE will be open July 19-August 31. You may register online or at the parish office during office hours. Additional information is on our website:
With the CCE department opening up to all grades this fall,
we are in need of teachers
to make this happen. If you are able to teach on a Wednesday or Thursday evening or to help as an aide, please contact the CCE office.
Each day brings with it the opportunity to renew our commitment to Jesus and to grow in our devotion to him. If you aren't already visiting the adoration chapel regularly, perhaps today is the day to begin.
We need committed adorers to sign up and show up to spend time with Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament each week. Please review the times when adorers are most needed, and contact the coordinator at
to sign up for a weekly hour of prayer in the chapel. (Times in
have the greatest need.)
| 1:00 AM | 2:00 AM | 3:00 AM | 7:00 AM | 9:00 AM | 2:00 PM
| 1:00 AM | 2:00 AM | 3:00 AM | 2:00 PM
| 2:00 AM | 6:00 AM | 8:00 AM | 9:00 AM | 2:00 PM
12:00 AM | 1:00 AM | 4:00 AM |
| 12:00 PM | 3:00 PM
8:00 AM |
| 4:00 PM
Thank you to all of our current adorers for your commitment to supporting our parish through your prayers, and thank you also to those who join them by signing up for a holy hour in response to this call!
Join the Conversing Clergy on July 21 at 8:00 PM!
for the social media links to join the live chat!
Q. What does it mean to glorify God in the Mass?
Throughout sacred scripture, the glory of God refers to God being shown as He truly is when he is manifested or revealed to the people. While there are so many examples of God’s glory in the Old Testament, Jesus Christ is God’s glory fully revealed. (“He who has seen me has seen the Father” [John 14:9]). In John’s Gospel, Jesus also refers to His crucifixion as the “hour” of His glory, when He is lifted up on his throne, the cross. On the cross, God reveals Himself as he truly is – eternal self-sacrificing love. Since the Mass is a re-presentation of Calvary we encounter this very self-sacrificing love at every Mass.
Having encountered God’s glory, the only fitting response is to join all the angels and saints in glorifying God! “Gloria in excelsis Deo!” To glorify him means to value Him highly, to exalt Him as our supreme treasure, and to magnify Him. When we glorify God we are recognizing who He really is and directing our minds, bodies and hearts in a way that shows it. So, all of our music, symbols, gestures, and words must reflect awe at having encountered the beauty, dignity, majesty, and mystery of God himself. And we rejoice at the privilege of joining the angels and saints in worshiping God in heaven, where Jesus is seated at the right hand of God the Father. “Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus Dominus Deus Sabaoth…”
This glorification is not just what we do, it is what God does. In the Mass we approach Calvary, where Jesus is lifted up on the cross. Also, the Father gives to us His Son in the Eucharist. The Father glorifies His Son through His self-sacrificial love as He is given to us as food and drink.
Finally, we note that the last instruction given to the faithful at Mass is “Go in Peace, Glorifying God by your life.” Having participated in Christ’s glory on the Cross, and having glorified the Lord with our worship, each person is sent to continue glorifying God through a life of virtue dedicated to Jesus and his Church.
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.
Annual Golf Tournament
Monday, September 27, 2021
8:00 AM Shotgun Start
Willowfork Country Club
Early bird entry open until
July 15, 2021
Men's Discernment Retreat 2021
July 23-25 at St. Mary's Seminary
Young adult men ages 18-35 in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston are invited to explore seminary life and a possible call to the priesthood at this retreat, with opportunities for prayer and reflection. For more information, contact the Office of Vocations at 713-652-8239 or
The web link to register is
St. Bart’s Blood Drive
Sunday, July 25, 2021
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
The MD Anderson Blood Bank mobile donor coach will be parked by the Knights of Columbus hall that day.
Registration is required to donate blood
. To register, please go to
Recommencing In-Person GriefShare
The Grief Support Ministry provides those who are mourning and grieving the loss of a loved one an opportunity and a safe space to find healing and hope. If you have lost a loved one and need help and support through the grieving process, we are here for you.
St Bart's Grief Support Ministry will co-host and recommence the in-person GriefShare program at St Faustina's Catholic Church in Fulshear, TX, starting on
Thursday, July 29, 2021, at 7:00-8:30 PM
in the Noah's Ark Room with the '
Loss of a Spouse
' seminar. On
, the 13-week 'GriefShare Program' will commence, concluding with 'Surviving the Holidays' on November 11.
If you wish to register, please go to Griefshare.org, or if you prefer to speak with a facilitator from the Grief Support Ministry, please contact the parish offices:
St. Bart’s 281-391-4758 or St. Faustina 346-773-3500.
Sunday Morning Rosary in Spanish
Join us in praying the rosary in Spanish at
8:00 AM every Sunday
in the prayer garden next to the rectory.
Sponsored by Emaus.
The Traveling Icons Are Back!
If you would like to have the Traveling Chalice or Holy Family Icon in your home for a week while you pray for vocations, check your calendar and sign up!
The English sign-ups for August are online at:
There are several spots still available!
We have just a few spots left in the 18-months-old class 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
. See list above for times most in need of committed adorers.
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.
Are You Getting Married?
Contact the Church
setting a date or booking anything to discuss the requirements!
Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church
Parish Office hours are
Monday through Friday from
9:00 AM - 4:30 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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