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  • St. Christopher Catholic School Principal Mrs. Claudia Cavazos 713-649-0009 Fax number 713-649-1104

    PARISH OFFICE: 832-808-1679 FAX NUMBER 713-640-1640

    OFFICE HOURS: Monday - Friday 10:00am-7:00pm Closed 12:00pm-1:00pm for lunch

    Bookkeeper: Amelia Banda Receptionist: Diana Torres Sacramental Records: Louisa Espinoza

    Director of Religious Education: Maria Fernandez 713-645-6142 Office Assistant: Nereida Medrano Confirmation Coordinator &Youth Ministry: Lam Hoang 713-454-6641 Music Director: Michelle Pham 713-454-6623

    WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE: Saturday Vigil: English 5:00 PM Sunday: English 8:00 & 10:00 AM Espaol: 12:00 PM Vietnamese: 4:30 PM English: 6:30 PM

    DAILY MASS SCHEDULE: Monday - Saturday: 8:30 AM

    SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION Saturday: 4:00 - 4:50 PM or by appointment

    ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT Every Friday: 9:00AM12:00 Noon in the Church

    PASTORAL STAFF: Rev. Joseph Thu Le, Pastor Rev. Hieu Nguyen, Parochial Vicar Deacon Allan Frederiksen Deacon Benito Tristan Jr. Deacon David Mitchell

    St. Christopher Catholic Church Archdiocese Of Galveston-Houston 8150 Park Place Blvd., Houston, TX. 77017 Website: www.stchristopherhouston.org

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    May 6, 2018 Total Collection $ 8, 472.50

    Sat. 5:00pm 1,232.00 Sun 8:00am 2,425.00 Sun 10:00am 1,203.00 Sun 12:00pm 1,398.00 Sun 4:30pm 1,410.00 Sun 6:30pm 776.50

    Childrens Mass $ 156.00

    Traveling Chalice Program

    I would like my family to be

    on the list to receive the Traveling Chalice.

    Name: ___________________________________

    Address: __________________________________

    Telephone: ________________________________

    Email: ___________________________________

    What Mass do you attend?

    Saturday 5:00 PM Sunday 8:00 AM Sunday 10:00 AM Sunday 6:30 PM You can also signup by sending an email to: [email protected]

    Todays Readings First Reading Jesus tells the disciples that they will be witnesses to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:1-11). Psalm God mounts his throne to shouts of joy: a blare of trumpets for the Lord (Psalm 47). Second Reading God seated Jesus at his right hand in the heavens (Ephesians 1:17-23) or Ephesians 4:1-13 [1-7, 11-13]. Gospel The Lord Jesus was taken up into heaven. (Mark 16:15-20). The English translation of the Psalm Responses from Lectionary for Mass 1969, 1981, 1997, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.

    Come and Listen Wednesday, May 30th

    Everyone is welcome to the Pastoral Council gathering.

    It will take place in the Meeting Room 7:00pm to 8:30pm.

    The Ascension of the Lord May 13, 2018

    Whoever believes and is baptized

    will be saved. Mark 16:16

    READINGS FOR THE WEEK

    Monday: Acts 1:15-17, 20-26; Ps 113:1-8; Jn 15:9-17 Tuesday: Acts 20:17-27; Ps 68:10-11, 20-21; Jn 17:1-11a Wednesday: Acts 20:28-38; Ps 68:29-30, 33-36ab; Jn 17:11b-19 Thursday: Acts 22:30; 23:6-11; Ps 16:1-2a, 5, 7-11; Jn 17:20-26 Friday: Acts 25:13b-21; Ps 103:1-2, 11-12, 19-20ab; Jn 21:15-19 Saturday: Acts 28:16-20, 30-31; Ps 11:4, 5, 7; Jn 21:20-25 Sunday: Vigil: Gn 11:1-9 or Ex 19:3-8a, 16-20b or Ez 37:1-14 or Jl 3:1-5; Ps 104:1-2, 24, 35, 27-30; Rom 8:22-27; Jn 7:37-39 Day: Acts 2:1-11; Ps 104:1, 24, 29-31, 34; 1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13 or Gal 5:16-25; Jn 20:19-23 or Jn 15:26-27; 16:12-15

    Food for thought

    Praying means being with God, experiencing God, loving God.

    - Pope Francis

    Diocesan Services Fund 2018 Total # of Households 1230 Parish Goal: $ 49,000.00

    Total Amount Paid $ 26,067.00 Total Amount Pledged $ 31,264.50 Total Number of Participants 124 Paid Under Goal $ 22,933.00 Pledged Under Goal $ 17,735.50 Percent Paid 53.20 %

    Already contributed to this years Diocesan Services Fund (DSF)? We thank you for your generosity and support of more than 60 ministries within our archdio-cese! If you have not had the opportunity to donate to the DSF this year, please fill out a pew envelope or go visit www.archgh.org/dsf. We all join in prayer that our faith and commitment will be Instruments of Gods Mercy to others.

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    St. Christopher Catholic School School Bulletin Announcements

    Week of May 13, 2018

    The School Office is open 7:30 AM until 3:30 PM Monday thru Friday. We are currently registering for the 2018-2019 school year. Please come by, call the School Office 713-649-0009 or visit our web site: sccs1939.org for information.

    Sunday, May 13, 2018 ~ Happy Mothers Day ~ 8th Grade Class leaves for Washington DC Monday, May 14, 2018 ~ Exercise, Dance & Spanish Clubs Tuesday, May 15, 2018 ~ Altar Server Practice Team St. Peter ~ Choir Practice Wednesday, May 16 , 2018 ~ School Mass 8:30 AM 7th Grade in charge of liturgy ~ Vocations Cross 7th Grade ~ Altar Server Team St. Peter ~ Police Academy Tour Field Trip 1st through 5th Grades Thursday, May 17, 2018 ~ Book Club ~ Chess Club ~ 8th Grade Class returns from Washington DC Friday, May 18, 2018 ~ Mass 8:30 AM 6th Grade ~ Girl Scout Meeting 3:30 PM ~ Mother-Son Dance 6:00 to 8:00 PM in Gym

    Office Depot 5% Back to Schools Program

    Help our school earn FREE SUPPLIES! Our school will earn up to 5% of your qualifying purchases to use for FREE supplies. You can credit our school year-round! Here is how it works: Every time you shop at OFFICE DEPOT/OFFICE MAX, Give them our School ID#70097760.

    Many school supplies and food items have Box Tops for Education on them now. Please continue to save these for our school. You can drop them in the weekend collection marked Box Tops for School or by the school office any time! Thank you!!

    St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church Sunday, May 20, at 10727 Hartsook, Houston, Texas, will hold their annual Bazaar from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. There will be a lot of activities, including a Bar-B Q din-ner, a vast variety of other foods, children games & rides, bingo, game booths, trash & treasure and the annual raffle with a total of six visa gift certificates prizes. For more information, call the church office at 713-946-5768.

    TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION In Ireland and the United Kingdom, Mothers Day is over. Mothering Sunday was on the Fourth Sunday of Lent. Long ago, people were freed from work to travel on this day to the parish where they were baptized, their Mother Church. Often, people were reunited with their mothers on this day. Employers would release their work-ers and servants for this visit. The American celebration, while based on this custom, really has to do with an anti-war movement of mothers in Civil War times. They cru-saded for better sanitary conditions for their sons. When President Wilson instituted the first Mothers Day in 1912, it was a day to fly the flag in honor of mothers whose children had died in battle. Knowing the tradition is a good balance to our celebration today. We can enfold in prayer the mothers who have suffered the loss of their children in war. Rev. James Field, Copyright J. S. Paluch Co.

    SAINTS AND SPECIAL OBSERVANCES Sunday: The Ascension of the Lord; Mothers Day; World Communications Day Monday: St. Matthias Tuesday: St. Isidore the Farmer Thursday: Julian Calendar Ascension Friday: St. John I Saturday: Armed Forces Day; Vigil of Pentecost; Shavuot (Jewish observance) begins at sunset

    MISSION STATEMENT Today we celebrate Christs ascension into heaven and his commissioning of the disciples to carry on his mission in the world. First we hear Lukes description of those events in the opening verses of the Acts of the Apostles. Next we hear words of encouragement and guidance from the Letter to the Ephesians. Finally we hear Marks account of the Ascension, foretelling the mighty words and acts the Christian community would do in Jesus name. Together these scriptures give us a vision of the mis-sion of the church of Jesus Christa mission statement of sorts. Like mission statements in our parishes and cor-porations, this mission statement can help us set priorities and focus our activities. It can guide and support us as we strive to continue Christs messianic mission on earth. Copyright J. S. Paluch Co., Inc.

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    Mass Intentions / Intenciones de las Misas

    Sunday / Domingo

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