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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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. 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.
Religious Education class for K-12 classes is now open.
There are some changes you need to be aware of before you register this year:
After some "issues" with our bulletins online, we now have a new website that is hosting them. Please click on the picture of the bulletin below to be taken to the new site. You will be able to download your own copy if you did not get a chance to pick one up at Mass. As with anything new, they are still working out the bugs, so give them some time to fix them.
We have already notified the company about some errors in our Mass schedule and those are being fixing those. If you see anything else wrong, please let the front office know and we will get them that information.
Have you ever called the parish just looking for some basic information about mass times or office hours and have to sit through a long message to find out the information you are looking for is not there? Or, have you wished you could dial directly to one of the departments without having to go through the process of being transferred and possibly being disconnected? Well, these are two major issues people have brought to our attention and we are in the process of fixing them.
In the next couple of days we will be recording two new messages for our phone system both in English and Spanish. One is when the front office is busy or on another line and one is for after hours when the office is closed. We will be adding Mass and Reconciliation times, fixing broken transfer links and giving you more options to contact the areas you need. We are also setting up an emergency number if you need a priest after the office is closed.
The front office will assist you with the department direct phone number if you would like that option also. Just ask for the number when you call and they will be happy to provide it to you so you can use it in the future.
If there is anything else we can do to make things easier for you when trying to contact us, please let us know.
Have you ever wondered where the pictures come from that we scroll on this page? They come from you. If your organization, group, or program here at St. Paul has any pictures you would like added to this page, please send them to Bob Dugas, Parish Administrator for review and they may be added.
You are not a member of an organization, group, or program here at St. Paul (we need to work on that) but have some pictures that might interest the parish, we will be happy too look at them. Please send them to Bob as well. Who knows, you might see your picture scrolling soon.
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.
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.