On Friday, Oct. 30th, the votive candles that are lit will be extinguished long enough for the ceiling above to get a fresh coat of paint. Should be done some time early morning. We will try to relight the candles that we put out once we get the go ahead from the painter. Thanks for understanding.
If anyone is available on Monday, November 2nd, around 4:15pm to help bring chairs from the Parish Hall to the Cemetery we would be greatly appreciative. And a couple of trucks! Of course this is weather permitting. If you can help please meet us at the Parish Hall! Any help will be greatly appreciated.
All Souls Novena is November 2nd - 10th. Father Damian will have nine Holy Masses offered for our departed brothers and sisters. If you wish to participate, please “Clearly Print or Type” the names of your loved ones on the envelope provided in your packet or on a plain piece of paper and submit as soon as possible. A group of names will be read aloud before the rosary. The rosary will be said by Father Damian;
Monday, 11/2 – 5:30pm
Tuesday, 11/3 – 5:30pm
Wednesday, 11/4 – 5:30pm
Thursday, 11/5 – 5:30pm
Friday, 11/6 – 7:30am
Saturday, 11/7 – 5:00pm
Sunday, 11/8 –9:00am
Monday, 11/9 – 5:30pm
Tuesday, 11/10 – 5:30pm
Cemetery Mass for All Soul’s Day
Monday, 11/2 at 5:00PM
On Sunday, November 1st, All Saints will be celebrated at the 9:30AM Mass. There will be candles set on the Altar railing for our loved ones that have passed away and were buried here since All Saints Day of 2019. As Father calls out their name, a family member is asked to come up and light one candle in their memory. We had 25 souls enter into eternal rest. Let us pray for the following: Marilyn Zolkoski, Joy Lowak, Elias Larry Garza, John “Ed” Matthews, Hilario M. Garza, Sulema Mercedes Hernandez, Rodolfo “Rudy” Henique Reynosa, Lorene Pruski Yosko, Michael Alton Baumann, Leah Mae Palmarez, Josie Swientek, David Richter, Baby Zaiontz, Angelica Palacios, Mary Catherine Kotara, Santiago “Jimmy” Trevino, Anthony “Tony” Sanchez, Shawna Wiatrek, Albert Sanchez Sr., Earl Jerome Dylla, Charlie Johnson, Sylvia Marie Dziuk, Santos Cervantes, Leo Schneider, Edward Silva.
It is amazing how the Lord provides. It has worked out that we have just the right amount of teachers and assistants. Our K, 1st, 5th, 6th, 7th and 10th grade classes are at maximum capacity. 2nd, 3rd, and 4th only have one empty chair. However, we have one need that has not been abundantly met. We are in need of substitutes. For grades Kinder through 5th we have assistants, so if the teacher is absent, I ask the assistant to teach and get a substitute to assist. I try to only ask you to substitute for a grade that you have a child in, unless you tell me otherwise. Know that if you are asked, you can always say “no”. It gives you an opportunity to get to know some of your child’s classmates. So if you are willing and able to help in this small way, please contact me either at the Faith Formation building, 830-484-3303 or my cell, 830-391-1015.
Thanks, Becky Raabe
Teen and Child coats and jackets. All sizes.
In looking at the attendance and how everyone is cooperating with all of the guidelines for social distancing we feel that reservations for attending mass are not required any longer. So many of you have standing reservations and are familiar with your seats so this should not be a problem for you. And those who don’t just use your social distancing skills and find a seat that will accommodate you and your family. We will still have the ushers on hand to help with any concerns or guidance. Thank you all for your patience and cooperation through this entire ordeal. Let’s continue to be safe and considerate to each other.
We continue to maintain a 25% capacity in attendance to comply with the Governor's Executive Order and the guidelines and rules set forth by Archbishop Gustavo. Reservations and Seating Arrangements for Blessed Sacrament will remain in effect until further notice. If you are feeling ill, stay safe at home. We highly encourage those who are vulnerable (such as the elderly and people with underlying medical conditions) continue to participate in Mass via our livestream: We will have reserved seating. If you want to attend Mass you will have to reserve a spot. Seating will be assigned according to how many seats you reserve. The Seating Chart will be posted the Friday before the weekend Mass. You will be allowed to enter the church ONLY through the front entrance. Please come early if at all possible. Ushers will be assisting and guiding people to their assigned seat. Masks are mandatory. If you forget your mask we will have some available in the church. Sanitizers will be available as well. You are to use the hand sanitizers when entering the church. Much like Holy Water.
Choir and Music
To adhere to the guidelines set forth by Archbishop Gustavo, the Church will allow one instrument and one cantor to sing during the Liturgy. If the members are within one family they may sing together. Masks are mandatory. The Congregation is asked to NOT participate in singing during the Mass.
Upon the arrival of the Corona Virus to our world, a group of ladies and gentlemen of the Parish formed a Cleaning Ministry that adheres to all rules of sanitizing the Church as recommended by Archbishop Gustavo. All pews, kneelers, door knobs and regularly touched surfaces are cleaned with a special chemical provided by the Church. All missalettes and literature or mass aids have been removed from the Church until further notice. Choir and Music To adhere to the guidelines set forth by Archbishop Gustavo, the Church will allow one instrument and one cantor to sing during the Liturgy. If the members are within one family they may sing together. Masks are mandatory. The Congregation is asked to NOT participate in singing during the Mass.
Masks are mandatory upon entering and visiting the Church Office and Rectory.
Employees and/or guests who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 but have not been evaluated by a medical professional are presumed to have COVID-19 and should not be allowed to work until the following criteria are met.
An employee or guest who has symptoms that could be COVID-19 related and wants to return to work before completing the above criteria must obtain a medical professional's note clearing the individual for return based on an alternative diagnosis.
Employees and/or guests who have direct contact with a person known to have COVID-19 should self-quarantine for 14 days from exposure. If at the end of that period no symptoms develop, then the employee may return to work.
Employees and/or guests who have had secondary exposure to an individual known to have COVID-19 (meaning contact with someone who had direct contact with a person known to have COVID-19), should wear a mask at all times within the Church Office/Rectory for 14 days.
Employees and/or guests who have an elevated temperature or answer positively to the health screening questions, will be instructed to leave the Church Office/Rectory and return to their home and seek professional medical guidance. Will not be allowed to return to the Church Office/Rectory until the conditions set forth by the CDC and State of Texas criteria outlined above have been met.
Employees in the Church Office/Rectory do not have to wear their masks in the office if Social Distancing can be maintained. Masks must be worn if guests enter the site.
Currently we have chosen NOT to rent the hall to outside individuals. Facility may be used by our Church Organizations and our Faith Formation Program provided that all guidelines set forth by the Governor, CDC, and Archbishop Gustavo will be adhered to.
Masks and Social Distancing will apply and attendance will be limited to 50% capacity.
Organizations will be responsible for sanitizing and cleaning the facility once their function is complete. Supplies will be provided by the Church.
Faith Formation Classes will not be required to clean the facility after their classes are done. A professional cleaning crew will sanitize and clean the facility the following day.
Faith Formation Building
Masks for all employees, volunteers and/or students are mandatory upon entering and visiting the Faith Formation Building. Hand sanitizer must be used when entering the Building.
Employees, volunteers and/or students who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 but have not been evaluated by a medical professional are presumed to have COVID-19 and should not be allowed to work, volunteer or attend class until the following criteria are met.
An employee, volunteer and/or student who has symptoms that could be COVID-19 related and wants to return to work, volunteer or attend class before completing the above criteria must obtain a medical professional's note clearing the individual for return based on an alternative diagnosis.
Employees, volunteers and/or students who have direct contact with a person known to have COVID-19 should self-quarantine for 14 days from exposure. If at the end of that period no symptoms develop, then the employee, volunteer and/or student may return to work, volunteering or class.
Employees, volunteers and/or students who have had secondary exposure to an individual known to have COVID-19 (meaning contact with someone who had direct contact with a person known to have COVID-19), should wear a mask at all times within the Faith Formation Building for 14 days
Employees, volunteers and/or students who have an elevated temperature or answer positively to the health screening questions, will be instructed to leave the Faith Formation Building and return to their home and seek professional medical guidance. The employee, volunteer and/or student will not be allowed to return to the Faith Formation Building until the conditions set forth by the CDC and State of Texas criteria outlined above have been met.
Snacks and drinks will be provided in individual packaging and served by food preparers or distributers who wear masks and gloves at all times. Process should be designed in such a way as to limit contact between the food preparer and the students they are serving.
All classrooms (to include desks/tables, chairs, door knobs and all frequently touched surfaces) will be cleaned between classes. Restrooms and kitchen will also be cleaned between classes.