At its core, tithing is an acknowledgement that the gifts or talents we have were entrusted to us by God, and are intended to be used for His glory and to spread the gospel. Tithing allows parishes to meet day-to-day needs, allocate funds for emergencies and fund future projects. It is understood, that as a community of faith, we are to provide for the needs of the Church. Fr. Hector Vega recommends that we fulfill the needs by tithing 5% of our income to the parish, 4% to charities of our choice, and 1% to the Diocese.
Listed below are tithing guidelines that may help you in deciding your recommended weekly sacrifice to the parish.
Join us for a 1O-day pilgrimage from Austin to Fatima (Portugal), Avila and Zaragoza (Spain) and Lourdes (France.)
Our own pastor, Father Hector will be our Spiritual Director on this trip, offering daily Mass along the way!
Dates: September 30 -October 9, 2015
Cost: $2899 (per person/double occupancy)
Contact: Gina Rollman at email@example.com
Sponsor: Best Catholic Pilgrimages
1-800-908-2378 This will be an inspirational trip of a lifetime!
The Golden Hearts will once again sponsor the Theme Gift Basket Raffle for our upcoming Fall Festival, October 16th & 17th. The Golden Hearts will be available after all Masses the weekend of June 13 & June 14, so, stop by the table. They will provide the basket, wrapping, name tag and ribbon to make a basket, if you are interested. Your donation will be greatly appreciated to help support the Fall Festival. If you need additional information, please contact Brenda Hester at 512-415-4850.
"Keeping the spirit of the Gospel means that Catholic institutions are to bear witness in love to the full truth about the human person by providing social, charitable, and educational services in a manner that fully reflects the God-given dignity of the human person." - Aichbishop William E. Lori, Chairman Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, on the "Freedom to Bear Witness"
|6/21||4pm to 4:45pm||Rosary & Litany for Liberty: Bilingual||Sanctuary|
|6/22 to 6/25||6:30pm
|Rosary & Litany for Liberty: Bilingual||OLG Shrine|
|6/26||7pm to 9:30pm||
Movie - "For Greater Glory." Refreshments provided: Donations accepted for Archdiocese for the US Military
|6/27||4pm to 4:45pm||Rosary & Litany for Liberty: Bilingual||Sanctuary|
|6/28||3pm to 4pm||
Holy Hour on the Eve of the US Supreme Court Decision
in Obergefell vs. Hodges, prayer for the sanctity of
marriage, between one man & one woman, that it
be honored, protected & strengthed & not redefined
by the state.
|6/29 to 7/2||6:30pm to 7pm||Rosary & Litany for Liberty: Bilingual||OLG Shrine|
|7/3 and 7/4||12pm to 1:30pm||Mass (First Friday) & Eucharist Adoration||Chapel|
|7/4||9:15am to 10am||
Rosary & Litany for Liberty: Bilingual
Mass - Finale of the Fortnight of Prayer (First Saturday)
|OLG Shrine and Sanctuary|
St. Paul Youth Program will be sending 13 people to represent our parish to World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland in July of 2016. Our very own Fr. Hector will be one of the St. Paul people attending. Our group from our parish will be among over 100 people from our Diocese alone attending this event.
Next Fundraiser: July 11-12, 2015 after all Masses and a movie night in the parking lot: concessions to be sold.
UPCOMING FUNDRAISER: PLEASE BUY OUR MILES: There are approximately 5,700 miles from Austin Texas to Krakow Poland. We are looking for people who are willing to help us get there by purchasing those miles for $8.00 each. Prayerfully consider purchasing one or more miles to help our youth get to Poland. More details coming soon.