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1 Sunday, March 13, 2016 Fifth Sunday of Lent Living Our Timeless Catholic Faith in a Contemporary World Aldine-Westfield Rd., Spring, TX Office * Fax Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Scan the image to go to our website.

2 ST. JAMES THE APOSTLE CATHOLIC CHURCH PARISH OFFICE HOURS MONDAY-THURSDAY: 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. FRIDAY: 9:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M. SUNDAY MASS SCHEDULE Saturday Vigil: 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 7:30, 9:00, 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. (Misa en español) WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE Tuesday-Friday 8:00 a.m. RECONCILIATION (CONFESSIONS) Wednesday: 6:30-7:15 p.m. Saturday: 3:30-4:30 p.m. EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT Monday: 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. First Friday of each month: 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Second Friday of each month (en Español) 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. SPRING, TEXAS PARISH INFORMATION NEWCOMERS: A warm welcome to you. We hope that you find a home with us here at St. James. If you would like to become a registered member of our parish family, please pick up a registra on form locate on either side of the doors. If you wish, you may stop the parish office or please visit our website at STJTA.org We will be happy to assist you in any way. INFANT BAPTISM: We are excited about you having your baby bap- zed here at St. James. For informa on concerning Bap sm, please contact the parish office or please visit our website at STJTA.org ANOINTING OF THE SICK: The church is here for you in mes of sickness. If you wish to receive the Anoin ng of the Sick, please contact the parish office or see the priest or one of the deacons before or a er mass. He will be glad to assist you. MARRIAGE: Congratula ons on your upcoming marriage. The church wishes to assist you in preparing for this important sacrament. Couples should contact the parish office at least six (6) months prior to the wedding date so that we can adequately prepare you to receive this sacrament or please visit our website at STJTA.org RCIA: The church welcomes you as a son or daughter. We hope that you find a home with us here at St. James. If you are interested in becoming Catholic and learning about our faith, please speak to the priest or one of our deacons. You may also wish to visit our website at STJTA.org It is our pleasure and privilege to assist you on your journey of faith. CLERGY Rev. Charles J. Samperi, Pastor Ext. 117 Deacon Ray Oden, Administrator Ext. 111 Deacon Alfonso Chicas Ext. 113 Deacon Paul Pinon Ext. 119 Deacon Rene Ramon Ext. 115 Deacon Art Zepeda, Retired Ext. 118 STAFF Brian O Neill Ext. 123 Music Ministry Coordinator Chela Mescia, Secretary Ext. 125 Cathy Uvalle, Secretary Ext. 120 BULLETIN DEADLINE All Bulletin requests can be sent to: TWO WEEKS prior to publication. Please keep this in mind when you have an announcement to submit for posting. MINISTRIES/ORGANIZATIONS: Altar Society: (Theresa Boy Scouts Troop #355, Cub Scouts, American Heritage Girls: (Paul Catholic Daughters of the Americas: (Paula Couples for Christ/FFL: (John El Shaddai DWXI Prayer Group: (Joyce Family Fun Night: (Eric Grupo de Oración: (Trini Knights of Columbus #6557: (Jose Parish Council: (Pam Schultz) Spring mers: (Carolyn Fernanda Mondragon, Elena M. Richards, Tim Sehrock, Steve Smith, Mary Shannon, Art Gu errez, Sarah Granados, Evelyn Callery, Solomon Alam, Ada Alam, Albert Creado, Samantha, Bessie Sowell, Nirupa Prasad, Eunice Perusic, Keresa Richardson, Jonathan Creado, Malena Trevino & Ramona Trevino, Alex Osornio, Cipriano Miranda, Jessie Marroquin, Hanah Henry, Tony Perry, Zoey Luu & Joshua Luu, Zeny Naguit, Adriana Ruiz, and Rosa Cedillio, Sal & Maria Galindo, Patricia Schultz, America Salinas, Frank Moreno, Steve & Anne e Failla, Frank Miller, Ma hew Wood, Angelina Creado, David Holstein, Michael Wheelis, Mrs. Cecilia Bartkowiak, Roger & Ellen Mendoza, Joyce Ramos, Jeff Harris, Ma lde Concio, Joshua Jones, Gary Mokry, Carl Borders, Jose Alvarez, Sylvia Kohanski, Richard J. Horwedel, Laura Lopez. PRAY FOR THOSE IN THE MILITARY AND THOSE WE HOLD IN OUR HEARTS If you or a member of your family experiences illness or injury call the parish of ice at and we will add that name to the prayer list in the Bulletin. We will pray every day for those on the prayer list.

3 ACTIVITIES & READINGS THIS WEEK SUNDAY, MARCH 13th Fifth Sunday of Lent IS 43:16-21; PS 126:1-6; PHIL 3:8-14; JN 8:1-11 7:30 a.m. Mass - Pro Populo 9:00 a.m. Mass - Timothy J. Cooke + 11:00 a.m. Mass - Rogelia Eñano + 1:00 p.m. Misa - Int. Meliza Sanchez 3:00 p.m. Easter Egg Hunt - front lawn & Parish Hall MONDAY, MARCH 14 DN 13:1-9,15-17, 19-30, 33-62; PS 23:1-6; JN 8: :00 a.m. Rosary 7:00 p.m. Adora on 7:00 p.m. Adult Confirma on Class/Catechism Rev. (Disciple Rm) 7:00 p.m. Cub Scout Mee ng (Parish Hall) TUESDAY, MARCH 15 NM 21:4-9; PS 102:2-3, 16-21; JN 8: :30 a.m. Rosary 8:00 a.m. Mass - August Gus Sivcoski + 8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer 9:00 a.m. Spring mers (Parish Hall) 7:00 p.m. AHG Troops Mee ngs (JP II Room) WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16 DN 3:14-20, 91-92, 95; DN 3:52-56; JN 8: :30 a.m. Rosary 8:00 a.m. Mass - Bill Spilker + 8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer 9:00 a.m. Adult Faith Forma on/book Club (St. James Room) 10:00 a.m. Talleres de Oración Y Vida (Disciple Room) 7:00 p.m. Talleres de Oración Y Vida (Disciple Room) THURSDAY, MARCH 17 St. Patrick GN 17:3-9; PS 105:4-9; JN 8: :30 a.m. Rosary 8:00 a.m. Mass - Int. Tom & Peggy Hamilton 8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer FRIDAY, MARCH 18 (ABSTAINING FROM MEAT) St. Cyril of Jerusalem JER 20:10-13; PS 18:2-7; JN 10: :30 a.m. Rosary 8:00 a.m. Mass - Bud Stuhlreyer + 8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer 12:00 p.m. Sta ons of the Cross 5:00 p.m. Lenten Fish Fry (Parish Hall) 7:00 p.m. Sta ons of the Cross 7:00 p.m. Grupo de Oracion Mee ng (Parish Hall) SATURDAY, MARCH 19 St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary 2SM 7:4-5A,12-14A,16;PS 89:2-5;ROM 4:13,16-18,22; MT 1:16, :30 p.m. Confessions (South Confessional) 5:00 p.m. Mass - Fausto Fuente + We offer our condolences to Norma Martin and her Family on the death of her husband, Don Martin. May all the faithful departed rest in peace. Fifth Sunday of Lent How fitting that the first Sunday Angelus of Pope Francis, who has made mercy his papacy s theme, took place the last time today s Gospel about Jesus encounter with the adulterous woman was proclaimed. Jesus attitude is striking, Francis declared. We do not hear words of scorn or condemnation, only words of love, of mercy, an invitation to conversion: Neither do I condemn you (John 8:11). Francis continued: God s face is the face of a merciful father who is always patient. Have you thought about God s patience, the patience [God] has with each one of us? That is [God s] mercy. [God] always has patience, patience with us...understands us...waits for us...does not tire of forgiving us if we return with a contrite heart (Pope Francis, Angelus address, March 17, 2013). Parishes preparing catechumens may proclaim Jesus raising of Lazarus. Referring to Lazarus, and all those raised from death of sin, Jesus defines the community s mission of mercy - Untie him and let him go (John 11:44). During this 40-day period each year, the Church unites itself to the mystery of Jesus in the desert. To prepare to celebrate the Easter Mysteries, we devote time during this special season to pray, to perform works of charity, and to deny ourselves by fulfilling obligations more faithfully. Here is a Lenten schedule for this week: *Adoration: Mondays 7pm - 8:30pm *Daily Mass: Tues. - Friday at 8am *Morning Prayer: Mon. - Friday at 8:30am *Reconciliation:Wed.6:30pm, Sat. 3:30pm *Stations of the Cross: Friday 12Noon & 7pm *Pray the Rosary for the Unborn: Every Saturday morning at 9:30am in front of Planned Parenthood at 4747 Louetta Road, Spring, TX *Read your Bible - 15 minutes a day, you may want to start by reading the Gospels first. Gospel Activity of the Week for Families This week pray together the following Act of Contrition for your family evening or meal prayer: My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things. I irmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin. Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. In his name, my God, have mercy. Amen.

4 ST. JAMES THE APOSTLE CATHOLIC CHURCH SPRING, TEXAS MORE PARISH NEWS Friday, March 18th, Knights of Columbus will be hosting Lenten Fish Fry Friday s from 5:00:pm to 6:30 pm in the Parish Hall. Followed by Stations of the Cross at 7:00 pm in the church. Knights of Columbus Council 6557 will award $1000 Educational Scholarships to graduating high school seniors. Two scholarships will be awarded to relatives of council members and one will be awarded to a St. James graduating parishioner. Applications are due March 15, Contact Bill Moeller at (832) for details and an application. OUR MONTHLY PARISH FOOD DRIVE is on the 3rd Sunday of every month. On the weekend of March 19th and 20th, please bring new non-perishables which have not reached their expiration date. This benefits those most needy in our community. MARCH 13TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY If you will be celebrating a 50, 55, 60 or 65 years or more during this year of 2016, please call Carolyn Vercher at CATECHISM Q & A Q. Why do we have a desire for God? A. God created people in his own image, and imprinted on their heart the desire for union with him. Even if we ignore this desire, God never ceases to draw us to himself (Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraphs 44-45). Read the Catechism! Go to: vatican.va/archive/eng0015/_index.htm Source: Faith Fusion: Knowing, Loving, and Serving Christ and the Catholic Church (Our Sunday Visitor) -STEWARDSHIP OUR GIFTS TO GOD Thank you for your generous stewardship. Week ending March 6, 2016 Regular Collection (251 env) $ 13, Maintenance Fund (166 env): $ 5, Mailed in contributions: $ 1, Online Giving: $ 2, Office Misc: $ Total: $ 24, Attendance: 2273 SCHEDULED SECOND COLLECTIONS: 1st Sunday: Maintenance Fund 5th Sunday: Social Ministry Sign up for Online Giving by visiting DSF 2015 ~ GO FORTH AND BEAR FRUIT THAT WILL LAST Parish Goal for 2015: $90, Amount Paid: $ 20, Amount Pledged: $ 46, # of participants: 173 % paid at: 22.74% Report date: 03/07/2016 We are searching for volunteers interested in creating that good first impression by serving as an Usher at weekend Masses. Individuals must be willing to greet Parishioners, provide support during the Mass, assist in seating at Mass, take up the collection, help manage Communion flow, assist Parishioners in any need they have, and pass out Bulletins after Mass. The time commitment is about 90 minutes,1-2 Sundays a month. Please contact Deacon Ray in the parish office or him at: FREE RESOURCES Be sure to stop by the pamphlet rack near the side entrance to explore the many resources available in English and Spanish! Join St. James the Apostle Catholic Church Forum on Facebook.

5 FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT Faith Formation News CONFIRMATION: There will be a meeting for parents of students who will be receiving Confirmation in October, The meeting will be held in the church on Wednesday March 16th from 6:00 to 6:30 pm. For any questions, please contact the Faith Formation Office ( ext. 124) Faith Formation Secretary: Rachel Weatherby - CFF (Grades 4-6 & 7-8): VACANT if interested, send resume to Dcn Ray CFF (Grades 1-3 & 9-12): Theresa Avila - Adult Faith Formation: David Dziena Youth Ministry Middle & High School: VACANT if interested, send resume to Dcn Ray Youth Ministry News High School Youth Nights...All parishioners in High School are welcome to attend our youth nights every other Friday from 7:00pm - 9:00pm. During Lent, we will meet in the Church to pray the Stations of the Cross. The social portion of youth night will begin at 7:30pm in the St. James Room. Join us for snacks, activities, and fellowship. Bring a friend! Junior High Youth Nights...All parishioners in Junior High School are welcome to join our Junior High youth nights. Come for food, games, and fun. Please cut out this form on the Dotted Lines 2015 IRS STATEMENT REQUEST REGISTERED PARISHIONERS: If you would like to have a statement of your 2015 contributions to St. James to report on your personal income tax form, please complete the information below and return it to the Pastoral Office. Statements will be available as soon as possible. (If you donate online, you can sign in to your account and pull your report for tax purposes.) (Donations must have been by Online Giving, direct deposit, mail or in envelope loose checks and cash are not recorded): NAME: ADDRESS: or ENVELOPE # Please Mail Will Pick Up (If picking up, statement will be left in Will Call basket, outside the Apostle Room.) -DIOCESAN NEWS Circle of Friends Catholic Singles Ministry Circle of Friends is open to all adults who are single, widowed, divorced, or separated. People from any Parish and Faith are invited to participate in group activities. Please look at our web page: >Pastoral Life> Fellowship>Circle of Friends Icon for detail of events and more.

6 ST. JAMES THE APOSTLE CATHOLIC CHURCH SPRING, TEXAS MINISTERIO HISPANO 5º domingo de Cuaresma Actividad de la Semana Esta semana recen juntos el siguiente acto de contrición durante la hora de oración de su familia o a la hora de la cena: Mi Dios, me arrepiento de todo corazón de los pecados que he cometido. Al decidir hacer el mal y dejar de hacer el bien, he pecado contra ti a quien debo amar por sobre todas las cosas. Propongo firmemente, con tu ayuda, hacer penitencia, no volver a pecar y evitar cualquier cosa que me lleve al pecado. Nuestro salvador Jesucristo sufrió y murió por nosotros. En su nombre, mi Dios, ten misericordia de nosotros. Amén. (Gracias por su ayuda Cristiana De Los Dones) Fin de Semana del 6 de marzo 2016 Colecta Regular (251 sobres) $ 13, Reducción de la deuda (166 sobres) $ 5, Contribuciones enviadas por correo: $ 1, Contribuciones Vía línea: $ 2, Office Misc: $ Total: $ 24, Descubre el Camino Menos Recorrido Programavocacional para jovenes de edades Convento de las Hermanas Carmelitas de Santa Teresa 17 de marzo, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Habrá convivencia, comida, música, oración y temas vocacionales presentados por sacerdotes, religiosas y seminaristas. Registración, videos, y detalles en La colecta de víveres de la parroquia es el tercer n de semana de cada mes. La próxima colecta es el 19 y 20 de marzo. Favor de traer comes bles que aún no hayan caducado (expirado) para beneficiar a los más necesitados de nuestra parroquia. Asistencia: 2273 SEGUNDA COLECTA PROGRAMADA: 1er domingo: Reducción de la deuda 5o domingo: MInisterio Social Regístrese para dar sus donaciones electrónicamente en nuestra página de la parroquia SERVICIO DEL FONDO DIOCESANO 2015 VAYAN Y DEN FRUTO ABUNDANTE Y DURADERO Meta de la parroquia 2016: $90, Pagado: $ 20, Promesa: $ 46, # de participantes: 173 % pagado: 22.74% Fecha: 03/07/2016

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