Blessed Sacrament Church
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Address: PO Box 339 , 488 W. Westmeyer, Poth, Texas 78147        Phone: (830) 484-3302         Fax: (830) 484-2903   
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Father Gregory

Father Grzegorz (Gregory) Szewszyk

Mass Times

Sunday Mass:
Saturday Evening: 5:30 pm
Sunday Morning: 7:30 am & 10:00 am
Spanish Mass:11:15 am on 3rd Sunday

Daily Mass:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 6:30 pm
Friday:  7:00 am

Advent Confessions 

Father Gregory and several other priests will be hearing confessions on Tuesday, December 20th at 7:00pm.  Other confession times in our area are:

Elmendorf – Tuesday, 12/6 at 6:00pm

Panna Maria – Wednesday, 12/7 at 6:00pm

Floresville – Wednesday, 12/7 at 7:00pm

Stockdale – Sunday, 12/11 at 2:00pm

Falls City – Wednesday, 12/14 at 6:30pm


Time Change for Healing Rosary

The Litany of our Blessed Mother, and the Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, is being recited every Sunday evening beginning at 5:00 pm in the music room at the Faith Formation Building. Pray for yourself, pray for another.



We are proud to announce that a new Knights of Columbus-produced documentary film on Divine Mercy begins airing across the country this Sunday on ABC-affiliated stations.

Narrated by actor Jim Caviezel, The Face of Mercy explores the history and relevance of Divine Mercy by exploring the powerful visions of a merciful God revealed to St. Faustina, the key role played by Pope John Paul II who propelled the message of Divine Mercy onto the world stage, and the Year of Mercy bestowed upon the Church by Pope Francis.  The airings are presented as part of ABC’s Visions and Values Series and have a broadcast window from Oct. 16 to Dec. 16.  Filmed in stunning 4K and seamlessly weaving together theology and history with modern testimonials and visual effects, this stirring film creates a remarkable tapestry of what constitutes the face of mercy in our modern world.  For more information about the film, including broadcast times and the DVD release, visit faceofmercyfilm.com


Children's Christmas Play

Plans for the annual Children’s Christmas Play are underway. All children ages 3 years to 5th grade are invited to participate and we are looking for children to play the parts of animals, shepherds, wise men, Joseph, Mary, Angel Gabriel & Narrators.  All costumes are provided for the participants.  The only requirement is that everyone attend a few practices which are to be held on Sunday, Dec. 4th after the 7:30am Mass, Sunday, Dec. 11th after the 7:30am Mass and Sunday, Dec. 18th after the 7:30am Mass.  The play will take place on Christmas Eve at the 6:00pm Mass.  If you have any questions please feel free to call Nicole Dziuk at 830-391-0145.


Confirmation News

Confirmandi  perform a presentation in honor of All Saints Day for the month of November. There are 22 candidates preparing to receive the sacrament of confirmation.



Catholic Daughters of the Americas Scholarship Info

CDA Local Scholarship

Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Anna Poth #1178 will award at least one (1) $500.00 scholarship to a Blessed Sacrament Church graduating senior(s) who is related to a living/deceased CDA-Court Anna Poth member (mother, grandmother or aunt) in good standing or is a JCDA member in good standing. Applications are due by noon on February 28, 2017.

 

2017 State Court Scholarship

All high school senior JCDA members or seniors who have a mother or grandmother in CDA may apply for the 2017 State Court Scholarship as well as the Local CDA Scholarship.  Deadline for State is January 31, 2017.  Deadline for Local is February 28, 2017.  Applications can be found on the church website and at the High School Counselors office


Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults:  

RCIA is the process by which adults join the Catholic Church. The RCIA takes place within the context of the parish community, and after a suitable period of formation,culminates in the reception of the Sacraments of Initiation— Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation.  RCIA is also suitable for adults who were baptized Catholic, but have not yet received the Sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation.  If you or someone you know is interested in finding out more about the Catholic Church, please contact Gerri Garza:  (830)200-9854 (C), (830)484-2260 (H) or gerrigarza@gmail.com . 2016-2017 classes are at 8:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall.  


Seton Home Donations

The following is the donation list for December. 

  • Shampoos/Conditioners

  • Hygiene Products

  • Hand Soap

  • Deodorant

  • Toothpaste

Please place your donations in the box at the entrance of the church.


The Lone Star Messenger Catholic Daughters of the Americas® September 2016 Edition


Statement in Response to Catholics for Choice Campaign

Over a week ago, a full-page advertisement ran in the San Antonio Express-News, The Houston Chronicle, and the Dallas Morning News from a Washington D.C. based entity called Catholics for Choice.  Despite what is implied by its name, Catholics for Choice is not a member-oriented organization and has no affiliation with the Roman Catholic Church. Instead, it is financed by grants from a few secular organizations pushing a pro-abortion agenda.  It seldom ventures beyond Washington to Texas, unless it is to buy expensive, full-page ads when it serves their pro-abortion agenda.  It is not clear why Catholics for Choice chose a handful of individuals identifying themselves as Catholics as ambassadors for the false premise that refusal to pay for someone’s abortion is an assault on anyone’s God-given dignity.  The only assault on dignity in this discussion is the abortion, which ends one life and irrevocably diminishes countless other lives.  The misguided campaign of the so-called “Catholics for Choice” organization misrepresents the moral guidance of our Church.  The Bishops of the United States, in accord with our Holy Father, Pope Francis, have been unequivocal in proclaiming the dignity of unborn human life.  Millions of Catholics in Texas actively live out this teaching in our pro-life ministries and advocacy.  Nor is it clear why this small activist group insists on describing itself as “Catholic” when it apparently declines to embrace and live the principles of the Catholic faith.  Catholic social teaching is based on and inseparable from our understanding of human life and human dignity.  Every person, from the moment of conception to natural death, has inherent dignity and a right to life consistent with that dignity.  Catholics, by definition, are in accord with the essential teachings of the Church and embrace the faith that has been handed down to us though Jesus Christ and the apostles.  Someone cannot call themselves a Catholic, yet reject the sanctity of life by active support of abortion.

Cardinal Daniel DiNardio
Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

Most Rev. Gustavo Garcia – Siller, M.Sp.S.
Archdiocese of San Antonio

Most Rev. Steven J. Lopes, STD
Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter

Most Rev. Kevin J. Farrell
Diocese of Dallas

Archdiocesan Firearm Policy

For the peace of mind of our entire church family it is the policy of the Archdiocese of San Antonio that an individual may not possess a firearm, concealed or openly carried, at any facility owned, leased, or operated by the Archdiocese or an Archdiocesan entity.  Peace Officers commissioned by local, state or federal agencies are exempt from this restriction.

 

Mass:
Saturday Evening: 5:30 pm
Sunday Morning: 7:30 am & 10:00 am
Spanish Mass:11:15 am on 3rd Sunday

Daily Mass:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 6:30 pm
Friday:  7:00 am

CONFESSIONS:
Before Masses

MARRIAGE:
Contact Pastor at least 6 months ahead for preparation and a date.

BAPTISM:
Contact Pastor for Pre-Baptismal class and to set a date.

INTERESTED IN THE CATHOLIC FAITH?
Contact Father or Gerri Garza 484-2260 or 830-200-9854.

VICTIM ASSISTANCE & SAFE ENVIRONMENT DIRECTOR:
Steve Martinez 210-734-7786

ALTAR FLOWER COORDINATOR:
Linda Moczygemba-484-2351

CHURCH WEBSITE:
blessedsacramentpoth.org

 

Misas Dominicales:
Sabados: 5:30 pm
Domingos: 7:30 am & 10:00 am
Misa en Español: 11:15 am el 3er Domingo del mes.

Misas de Lunes a Viernes:
Lunes, Martes, y Miercoles: 6:30 pm
Viernes: 7:00 am.

Confesiones:
Antes de cada Misa

Matrimonios:
Ponerse en contacto con el Sacerdote por lo menos 6 meses antes para preparación y fecha de boda.

Bautizos:
Ponerse en contacto con el Sacerdote para clase pre-bautismal y fecha de bautismo.

Interesados en la Fe Católica?
Llamar al Sacerdote o a Gerri Garza a los teléfonos 830-484-2260 o 830-200-9854.

Director de asistencia a  victimas y seguridad ambiental:
Steve Martinez, 210-734-7786.

Coordinador de flores para el altar:
Linda Moczygemba, 484-2351

Página electrónica de la Iglesia:
Blessedsacramentpoth.org

 

Msze:
Sobota  - 17:30
Niedziela – 7:30 i 10:00
Msza hiszpanska – 11:15 ( każda 3 niedziela miesiąca )

Msze w ciągu tygodnia:
Poniedziałek, Wtorek, Środa- 18:30
Piątek – 7:00

Spowiedz:
Przed Mszami

Sakrament Malzenstwa:
Prosimy o kontakt z Proboszczem przynajmniej 6 miesiecy przed planowanym slubem w celu przygotowamia przedmalzenskiego

Chrzty:
Prosimy o kontakt z Proboszczem w celu przygotowania przed chrztem oraz ustalenia daty chrztu.

Zainteresowany/a przynaleznoscia do Kosciola Katolickiego?
Skontaktuj sie z Proboszczem lub Gerri Garza pod numerem 484-2260 lub 830-200-9854

Koordynator kwiatow oltarzowych:
Linda Moczygemba – 484-2351

Strona Internetowa Parafii:
blessedsacramentpoth.org


 

 

Upcoming Events

December 8, 2016

Holy Day of Obligation
Thursday, Dec. 8th is the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  It is a Holy Day of Obligation.  We will have a Vigil Mass on Wednesday, Dec. 7th at 6:30pm and a Mass on Thursday morning at 8:00am. 

December 8, 2016

Altar Society Christmas Party & Annual Cookie Drive-- All members are invited to attend the Annual Christmas Party and Cookie Drive on Thursday, Dec. 8th at 6:30pm in the Parish Hall.  Please bring 3 dozen cookies for the Shut-In Cookie Tin Drive.  The cookies can be dropped off at the hall any time after 6:00pm the day of the party.  Hostesses for this day will be Annette Pruski, Cindy Pruski, Connie Pruski, Becky Raabe, Mary Ann Rakowitz, Rose Reininger, Doris Rippstein,Pauline Sanchez, Carolyn Skloss, and Edna Uhlig.

December 10, 2016

The Knights of Columbus and the Catholic Daughters will be holding their annual Christmas party at the church hall on Saturday, December 10th  after 5:30 Mass.  Please contact Terry Gorzell, Lawrence Jansky, or Alan Crosby for your reservations.  Anyone that can help prepare for this event please be at the hall at 3:00pm the afternoon of the party.

December 11, 2016

Virgin De Guadalupe Day  Come join us for lunch after the 11:15am Mass on December 11th as we celebrate Virgin De Guadalupe & Christmas with the children.  The blessing will be at 12:00noon followed by lunch.  Please bring your favorite covered dish and dessert to be shared by all. Music provided by Spanish Choir.  Everyone is invited. 

December 11, 2016

Decorating the Church
Volunteers needed on Sunday, December 11th at 2:00pm.  Everyone (KC’s, CDA, ACTS & JCDA) is welcome to come and help decorate our church for Christmas. Let’s pull together and make our church beautiful for the Baby Jesus!!!!!

December 11, 2016

Christmas Social/Pageant
On Sunday, Dec. 11th, please join us in the Parish Hall for a Pot Luck Meal that begins at 5:00pm.  Bring your favorite meat and side dish or dessert to be shared by all.  Drinks and paper goods will be provided.  After the meal sit back and listen to the narration of the Christmas Story with beautiful Christmas music included.  The narration begins at 6:30pm.  Everyone is invited.

December 18, 2016

Children’s Mass
for December will be the third Sunday in December, 12/18 at 11:15am.  All Youth are expected to attend.

Every Sunday at 8:30 am

Adults considering entering the Catholic Church, interested in learning more about the Catholic faith or who need to complete their sacraments of initiation are invited to attend RCIA classes held every Sunday at 8:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall.  All are welcome!

February 28, 2017

Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Anna Poth #1178 will award at least one (1) $500.00 scholarship to a Blessed Sacrament Church graduating senior(s) who is related to a living/deceased CDA-Court Anna Poth member (mother, grandmother or aunt) in good standing or is a JCDA member in good standing. Applications are due by noon on February 28, 2017.

Every Sunday @ 5 pm

The Healing Rosary –The Litany of our Blessed Mother, and the Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, is being recited every Sunday evening beginning at 6:00 pm in the music room at the Faith Formation Building. Don’t take this journey alone.  Many of us are burdened with physical ailments, trials causing us mental anguish.  Why not seek the comfort and the peace of joining others who are facing their own storms.  Led by a group that has devoted their time and talent to pray with those who feel hopeless in their situations, this ministry has brought together countless individuals, all with the same desire.  To seek the calming peace that prayer can bring to someone even in the presence of despair and hopelessness. Pray for yourself, pray for another.