St. Francis of Assisi CATHOLIC COMMUNITY
4300 Meeks Drive, Orange TX 77632 Office: 409-883-9153 Fax: 409-883-9154
Web: www.stfrancisorangetx.orgOffice Email:[email protected]
Parish Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-3pm
Religious Education Office Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-3pm Wednesday 3-7pm during RE
PASTOR: Rev. Sinclair K. Oubre, J.C.L. [email protected]
MASS SCHEDULE Saturday: 5pm Sunday: 8am Bilingual 10:30am
DAILY MASS Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30am Wednesday: 6:30pm
RECONCILIATION: Saturday: 3:30-4:30pm
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM Please call the Pastor to make arrangements for Infant Baptisms. Baptism class is held the third Thursday of each month at 6:00pm. This can be done at least seven (7) months before the birth in order to make proper sacramental preparations.
SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE Diocesan policy requires a minimum of six (6) months of sacramental preparations for marriage. Engaged couples are invited to call the Pastor for an appointment.
HOLY COMMUNION OR ANOINTING OF THE SICK Please call the Pastor if you or any family members are ill or plan to be hospitalized to arrange the reception of the Sacraments.
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS - Catechumenate Those interested in becoming a Catholic or in completing their initiation are invited to contact Deacon Keith Hebert at the Church office to learn more about the Catechumenate Process.
PARISH MEMBERSHIP Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Community! Please register by obtaining a census form from the Parish Office or at one of the two front entrances to the Church. Please return the census form to the Parish Office or drop in the collection basket. You may also register online at www.stfrancisorangetx.org. From the home page, click on the registration form. We look forward to the opportunity to know and serve you and it is our prayer that you will bless St. Francis Catholic Community with your time, talent, and treasure.
22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time September 2, 2018
TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION When an altar is dedicated, the Rite of Dedicaton directs that, if possible, the relics of a martyr be mortared into the church floor under the mensa, or “altar table.” Up until this revised rite, the general practice was to include small relics of saints in an altar stone, a slab of marble that was normally set in the altar itself. Today’s rite states a clear preference for “martyr,” and for a substantial part of the body, in accord with our tradition’s desire for substantial symbols. Martyr, of course, means “witness” in Greek, and was the title given early on to the people who by their death imaged the death of Christ. From the beginning, there has never been a shortage of such people, although it took a while for the Church to develop a process to declare someone a martyr. Saint Augustine tells how it was done in the fifth century. By then, popular opinion didn’t count as much as an official tribunal set up by the bishop of the place where the martyr suffered. After the inquiry established that the person did indeed die for the faith, a metropolitan bishop had to ratify the decision before a shrine could be built or an altar set up over the martyr’s tomb. For the most part, the honor paid to a martyr (called a “cult”) was restricted to that diocese, although the fame of some heroes spread so much that they were celebrated elsewhere. The age of the martyrs is now, and more people died for the faith in the twentieth century than ever before, witnessing to Christ to the end. Their sacrifice remains “the seed of the Church.” —Rev. James Field, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday: 1 Cor 2:1-5; Ps 119:97-102; Lk 4:16-30, or, for Labor Day, any readings from the Mass “For the Blessings of Human Labor,” nos. 907-911 Tuesday: 1 Cor 2:10b-16; Ps 145:8-14; Lk 4:31-37 Wednesday: 1 Cor 3:1-9; Ps 33:12-15, 20-21; Lk 4:38-44 Thursday: 1 Cor 3:18-23; Ps 24:1bc-4ab, 5-6; Lk 5:1-11 Friday: 1 Cor 4:1-5; Ps 37:3-6, 27-28, 39-40; Lk 5:33-39 Saturday: Mi 5:1-4a or Rom 8:28-30; Ps 13:6; Mt 1:1-16, 18-23 [18-23] Sunday: Is 35:4-7a; Ps 146:7-10; Jas 2:1-5; Mk 7:31-37
For the scriptures used at Mass every day and to hear a reflection: go to http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings and select the day of the month and reflections in the menu on the left side of the page.
SAINTS AND SPECIAL OBSERVANCES
Sunday: Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time Monday: St. Gregory the Great; Labor Day Friday: First Friday Saturday: The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
.THE HIGHEST LAW From time to time, newspapers and magazines will offer, as an item of “filler,” various laws that are still on the books but seem silly to us in our day and age. In one California city, it is illegal to have two indoor bathtubs in one house. Clean water, a precious commodity when the law was written, is now readily available, so the law seems silly. But the human value of protecting and preserving precious resources is still around, evident in many conservation laws that seem sensible to us. So it is with the laws of religious tradition. What Jesus scorns today is others’ attitude toward ritual laws, an attitude that becomes nearly idolatrous when laws are observed for their own sake. Jesus teaches that observation of external ritual laws is of value only when they are emblems of our internal disposition toward the will of God. Our whole lives must follow the one ultimate law of God: to love God completely and to love neighbor entirely. Roman Catholicism is a tradition rich with customs, traditions, and even laws. As we continue to listen to the voice of Christ, we must always look into our own hearts and underneath our ritual practices to make sure that love of God and love of neighbor are what we prize above all. Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co., Inc.
September 2, 2018
Altar Flowers Donated by:
The Hymes Children in memory of
Blessed Mother Flowers Donated by:
Shirley Parker & Children in honor of
Saturday September 1 5:00 p.m. Mert Hymes (D) Sunday September 2 8:00 a.m. People of the Parish 10:30 a.m. Todd Edgerly (D) Monday September 3 No Mass Tuesday September 4 8:30 a.m. Communion Service Wednesday September 5 6:30 p.m. Communion Service Thursday September 6 8:30 a.m. Al Deranger (D) Friday September 7 8:30 a.m. David & Kevin Wilson (D) Saturday September 8 5:00 p.m. Jack Oldani (D) Sunday September 9 8:00 a.m. People of the Parish 10:30 a.m. Corvin & Lee Stine (D)
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Stewardship of Treasure
August 25/26 $5,676.00
Thank you always for your generosity!
ATTENTION MARRIED COUPLES
Who will be celebrating their 25th, 50th OR 50th+ Wedding anniversary in 2018,
Bishop Curtis Guillory and the Office of Family Life Ministry Would like to invite you to attend the
Annual Diocesan ceremony honoring your commitment to the Sacrament of Marriage Sunday October 21, 2018
2:30 p.m. at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica
The ceremony will include Mass, Renewal of Marriage Vows and Presentation of Certificates.
A reception will follow in the Cathedral Center
PLEASE RSVP BY CALLING THE CHURCH OFFICE AT 883-9153 NO LATER THAN MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH.
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church 1978-2018
Fr. Joseph Chinnici, is a Franciscan priest of the Province of Saint Barbara (West Coast Franciscans). President Emeritus of the Franciscan School of Theology, Oceanside, he has written extensively on both early franciscanism and American Catholicism. Former president of the American Catholic Historical Association and a teacher and administrator for many years, he is a popular lecturer and retreat master.
2018 Catholic Women’s Conference
With Lisa Cotter September 21-22, 2018 “Real Womanhood”
Advent Parish Mission With Fr. Roger Keeler
December 8. 2018
Solemn Evening Prayer and Parish Banquet
Honoring past pastors and plank owners
Thursday October 4, 2018
Octoberfest Parish Picnic-October 7
Lectors Altar Servers
Louise Claybar Mary Gravett Frank Lomonte Marshall Stone
Ruth Erb Norma Franklin
Erb 1 & 2
Cherry Vigil Robert Vigil
Spanish Lectors Jenna McCorvy Laney Vigil
Cindy Maldonado Andy Sonnier Elisa Sonnier Charles Trahan
Jerome Dimas Lanston Fall
Audrey Bonnette Dominic Seppi Vincent Seppi
In Our Parish Sunday, September 2 8:00 a.m. Bilingual Mass 10:30 a.m Mass 7:00 p.m. Rosary for Religious Freedom Monday, September 3 No Mass 6:30 p.m. Men’s ACTS Meeting Tuesday, September 4 5:45 a.m. Men’s Faith Sharing 6:15 a.m. Women’s Faith Sharing 8:30 a.m. Communion Service 9:00 a.m. Adoration Wednesday, September 5 10:00 am Parkinson Support Mtg. 5:30 p.m. RE 6:30 p.m. Keysis 6:30 p.m. Communion Service Thursday, September 6 8:30 a.m. Mass 6:00 p.m. St. Vincent de Paul 6:30 p.m. Kolbe Prison Team Friday, September 7 8:30 a.m. Mass Saturday, September 8 3:30-4:30 Reconciliation 5:00 p.m. Mass
Ministry Schedule for September 8/9
Religious Education News
Religious Education will begin on Wednesday, September 5. Grades 1-6 will have Meet the Teacher at 5:30. Please walk your children in, meet the people who will be teaching them, and get information about the upcoming year. Grades 7-8 will have their first full class on September 5 from 5:30-6:30. KeYsis will have their first full class on September 5 from 6:30-8:30. Kindergarten will have Meet the Teacher on Sunday, September 9, at 9:15 a.m. Please don't forget to register your children before September 5. Thank you!
Welcome 5 new members To St. Francis of Assisi Parish Council. Sherry Hommel Sylvia Trahan Debby LaFleur
Lanston Fall Joel Ardoin These 5 will be added to the current members who are: Andy Sonnier, Shirley Reinoehl, Prisci Jennings and Paul Mayeux. Father Sinclair will be blessing the members at the 5:00 Mass on September 8.
ST. FRANCIS of ASSISI ALTAR SOCIETY… JOIN US IN SERVICE! There is much to do and we are seeking new members to join us (and previous members to rejoin us) in our good works! The Altar Society is a worthwhile ministry. Funds generated through membership dues and fund-raisers are used for altar needs: the supplying of altar bread and wine, candles, vessels and vestments for priest and altar servers. We purchase the palms distributed on Palm Sunday and some of the banners displayed in the church. We also purchase the wine and lamb for the Seder Meal each Easter season.
Our mee ngs are held on the second Thursday of each month. Annual membership dues are $20.00. We are responsible for light altar cleaning on a weekly basis and major cleaning of the church twice a year. We also host one parish dinner and several socials throughout the year.
Please join us as we look forward to a year of working together in fun and fellowship! Simply fill out the provided form and we will see that you are put on our membership roster for 2018-2019. Mail your form to: Mary Rollins, 2886 Ben Mac Rd, Orange, TX 77632, drop it by the church office or drop it in the collec on basket.
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Don’t forget to register for the Women’s Conference at www.eventbright.com and search “Becoming an Authentic Catholic Woman”
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YOURSELF We offer you the chance to have a personal tour of the school that fits into your schedule. The walking tour of the school typically lasts for half an hour depending on your needs and questions. To schedule a tour, please contact our Director of Admissions, Kierstan Lamb [email protected] (409) 866-2351 x139
The benefits of a Catholic education for your child or grandchild are
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Call the School Office at 409-883-8913 for more details!
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