A blessed thank you to everyone who gave a gift to the Catholic Services Appeal. Our parish goal is 100% participation. Each and every person's gift is important. For those who have not made a pledge, please join us in supporting the vital programs and services throughout the Diocese of Austin from which you and this parish benifit. Simply fill out a pledge envelope located in the foyer and place it in the offertory basket or drop it in the mail. Thank you for your support.
Our St. Vincent de Paul Society is gearing up for their "Christmas Giving Tree". The tree will be up on the weekends of November 22/23 and 29/30. Parishioners may pick an ornament and buy a gift for the designated person.
The gift mut be wrapped with the ornament securely attached. All gifts should be returned to the church by December 7th. Delivery of gifts, turkeys and HEB cards to the families will be on December 13th.
Tha American Red Cross and the Knights of Columbus will be holding a blood drive in January. This will help maintain a sufficiant blood supply for anyone who is in need. As soon as we get enough people signed up, the Red Cross will schedule a date here at St. Paul. If you want to donate all we need is your name and contact number. You must be 17 or older to donate. Please follow the link below to signup.
The Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary is sponsoring the annual Coats for Kids drive. A bin is located in the foyer of the church to collect new or gently used coats of all sizes. Coats will be collected until Sunday, November 30th.
Is an Apostolate within the International Schoenstatt Movement. It began in Brazil and initiates prayer, evangelization, and formation through the traveling Pilgrim MTA shrine. Groups of 5-10 families circulate the wooden icon during the course of each month. What takes place when the Pilgrim MTA goes to visit families and homes?
When the Blessed Virgin Mary went to visit her cousin, Elizabeth, her presence brought many blessings. Not only did Mary serve Elizabeth’s physical needs, she brought the Lord with her into Elizabeth’s house. She filled the atmosphere in the home with praises of God, prompted joy, inspired prophecy, and prepared the way for the miracle of Zachary’s cure. (cf Luke 1:39-56). Mary needs you to bring her and Jesus into our homes, offices, schools, gathering places. We are called on by the recent popes to spread a Christian culture, a Marian atmosphere wherever we are. We can overcome the gravely sinful and negative aspects in society by opening our hearts to Mary. She wants to transform our minds and hearts with her graces from the Schoenstatt Shrine and to spread the Kingdom of God by bringing Christ anew to those around us.
The campaign meets in the Upper Room on Wednesday evenings from 7-8pm for English and 8-9pm for Spanish. Come join us and see what Our Lord and Blessed Mother have for you.