St. Francis of Assisi CATHOLIC COMMUNITY
4300 Meeks Drive, Orange TX 77632 Office: 409-883-9153 Fax:
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.
Deacon Hector Maldonado [email protected] Deacon Tommy Ewing
[email protected] Deacon Keith Hebert [email protected]
MASS SCHEDULE Saturday: 5pm Sunday: 8am Bilingual 10:30am
DAILY MASS Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30am Wednesday:
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 Myrna Stimac (409-883-5771) 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 and
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.
5th Sunday in Ordinary Time February 4, 2018
SAINTS AND SPECIAL OBSERVANCES
Sunday: Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time; World Day for Consecrated
Life; Boy Scouting Sunday Monday: St. Agatha Tuesday: St. Paul Miki
and Companions Thursday: St. Jerome Emiliani; St. Josephine
Bakhita; International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human
Trafficking Saturday: St. Scholastica
February 3/4, 2018
Altar Flowers Donated by:
Emile & Ellen Dupre in thanksgiving for
Jesse Paul Dupre
Blessed Mother Flowers Donated by:
Manny & Nene Hababag in memory of
TIRELESS DISCIPLESHIP The stories we’ve been hearing these weeks
come from the very first chapter of Mark, and they show us the
public ministry of Jesus in its infancy. Today’s account shows some
of the strain or adjustment of his new life of preaching the reign
of God, healing the sick, and casting out demons. Notice that after
sunset, when darkness ended the workday, people brought the sick
and possessed to Jesus. The following day he rose before dawn to
get away by himself to pray, but to no avail. Simon Peter and the
others don’t just look for him, they pursue him, filled with the
fervor that his ministry has incited. With the self-sacrificing
example he gave until the end of his earthly life, he tells his
followers that this is his whole purpose. Through Mark, he is also
telling the early church, and he is telling us, that this is our
purpose, our vocation: to be tireless in our pursuit of proclaiming
the Good News, and in bringing the healing, reconciling touch of
Christ to the world. Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co., Inc.
TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION We’re reading St. Paul’s letter to
the Corinthians these days. What was Corinth like? It had a
beautiful setting on an isthmus, about fifty miles from Athens. The
location makes for very easy exchange by sea routes between Greece
and Italy, a factor in its economic success even today. In Paul’s
day it was a cosmopolitan and wealthy city with inhabitants drawn
from all over the world, including a sizeable Jewish community.
When Paul arrived about the year 50, the city was only about a
century old, but already five times the size of Athens. Paul lived
in Corinth for a year and a half, and a few years later came back
for three months. The community of Christians there struggled
against the influence of a very secular and self-indulgent society
that was blind to the plight of the poor. Pagan attitudes afflicted
the community, which had a way of breaking Paul’s heart; he wrote
to them sometimes “with many tears” (2 Corinthians 2:4). Today,
Corinth is a small industrial city. Its historic core has been
destroyed by a series of earthquakes over the centuries, and what
little remained was totally obliterated in a war with Turkey in the
1820s. There’s a core city with glamorous shops to catch the
tourists, but it is mainly a cargo port, with piles of marble,
tiles, and minerals everywhere, a huge oil refinery nearby, a busy
canal, a modern fast rail line to Athens, and a meeting point of
major highways. Today, the remains of the Temple of Apollo and the
marketplace are more ruined than most such sites. The glory of the
city Paul knew well has faded, but the relevance of his words
shines through the centuries. —Rev. James Field, Copyright © J. S.
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time February 4, 2018
[The L ] tells the number of the stars and calls each by name. —
St. Francis of Assisi Stewardship of Treasure
$6,939.60 Online Giving
$1,745.00 Church in Latin America
Thank you all for your generosity!
Saturday February 3 5:00 p.m. Sally Maldonado (D) Sunday
February 4 8:00 a.m. Maria Vazquez (D) 10:30 a.m. Todd Edgerly
& Beverly Nunez (D) Monday February 5 No Mass Tuesday February
6 8:30 a.m. Cecilia & John Mazur (D) Wednesday February 7 6:30
p.m. Jeanette Adkins (D) Thursday February 8 8:30 a.m. Danny Domas
(D) Friday February 9 8:30 a.m. Jeanette Adkins (D) Saturday
February 10 5:00 p.m. Nancy Ehrman (D) Sunday February 11 8:00 a.m.
Maria Vazquez (D) 10:30 a.m. Mary Stevens (D)
Since 1997, beginning with the call from Pope John Paul II, the
World Day for Consecrated Life has been observed throughout the
universal Church. It is always celebrated on the Feast of the
Presentation, February 2, if this day falls on a Sunday, otherwise
on the Sunday following. This year WDCL is observed on February 4.
The readings for this Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time are most
We need to remember the faithful this day about the role of
consecrated life, especially as we experience their vocation in the
Diocese of Beaumont, and the various ways in which religious
sisters, nuns, brothers, religious priests and monks answer God’s
call to minister to God’s people.
St. Scholastica, sister of St. Benedict, consecrated her life to
God from her earliest youth. She founded and governed a monastery
of nuns, about five miles from that of St. Benedict, who, it
appears, also directed his sister and her nuns. On one of their
visits, St. Scholastica begged her brother to remain until the next
day. St. Benedict refused to spend the night outside his monastery.
She had recourse to prayer and a furious thunder-storm burst so
that neither St. Bene-dict nor any of his companions could re-turn
home. They spent the night in spiritu-al conferences. The next
morning they parted to meet no more on earth. Three days later St.
Scholastica died, and her holy brother beheld her soul in a vision
as it ascended into heaven. He sent his brethren to bring her body
to his monas-tery and laid it in the tomb he had pre-pared for
himself. She died about the year 543, and St. Benedict followed her
soon after. Her feast day is February 10th.
2018 St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church’s 40th
June 1, 1978 St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church was
May 31, 1980 Groundbreaking for the church building
April 19, 1981 Dedication of our new church building The goal is
to remember the great Catholic spirit that built St. Francis parish
and renew that Catholic identity among today’s Catholic faithful so
that St. Francis will continue to proclaim the good news of Jesus
Christ for another 40 years. Throughout 2018, we are scheduling
events that will highlight our history, honor our founders, and
deepen our Catholic faith and identity. Events: (more to come…) 1.
Men’s Conference, July 20 2. Women’s Conference, TBA 3. Royal
Caribbean Catholic Cruise, September 23 4. Solemn Evening prayer
with parish banquet honoring our founding parish members, October 4
5. Anniversary Mass and Parish Picnic, October 7 6. Advent Parish
Mission, Fr. Roger Keeler, December 8
Men’s Conference July 20-22, 2018
Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers (www.deaconharold.com)
Deacon Harold is known around the world as the “Dynamic Deacon”.
He is a powerful and passionate evangelist and preacher whose
no-nonsense approach to living and proclaiming the Catholic faith
is sure to challenge and inspire. His areas of expertise include
marriage and family life, discerning the will of God, the
sacraments, the Church’s vocational choices and how they are lived
out, male spirituality, pro-life issues, evangelization, prayer and
many others. Go to YouTube and listen to some of Deacon Harold’s
This conference is open to all men high school age and up.
Please plan to attend. Check out our event Facebook page at
Catholic Caribbean Cruise With
Fr. Sinclair Oubre September 23-30, 2018
Ports of Call: Galveston, TX, Roatan, Belize City, Cozumel Daily
Mass will be offered as well as praying the novena for Our Lady
Star of the Sea.
Hurry! Space is limited
For further info or to register, contact Doug or Eileen at
860-399-1785 [email protected]
7th Annual Lenten Pilgrimage
March 3, 2018 Join fellow Catholics for a walking pilgrimage to
Shrines of the Blessed Virgin Mary. You don't have to go to France;
it's right here in Pt. Arthur March 3. It will include the
Traditional Latin Mass, the Most Holy Rosary, Stations of the
Cross, and more! A moving spiritual journey…….Mass kickoff at 9
a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe with intermediate stops at churches,
cemetery, and ending about 2:40 at BVM Shrine of Queen of Peace.
Confessions 45 minutes before mass. Shuttle provided back to OLOG.
Restroom stops included. A 15 passenger van will comfort those who
choose to sit. Police escort provided by PA PD In past years
persons in electric wheelchairs and baby strollers attended! Wear
walking shoes, modest attire (no shorts or tank tops), and don't
forget your rosary! Optional: Bring a flower to decorate Our Lady
Statue we carry! Religious banners welcomed. “Some pilgrimages were
done in penance for sin; some were done in petition for a special
blessing; and some were undertaken simply out of devotion. It is a
journey with a purpose, and that purpose is to honor
God.”-Catholicism.org Decide today to join us! For more info call
Marilyn Morrell (409) 338-5317.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Tuesday February 6
Beginning after the 8:30 mass
Adoration on January 9, 2018 Had
Young at Heart Monthly Meeting/Luncheon
Tuesday February 13
Following 8:30 MassFollowing 8:30 Mass
Celebrating Valentine’s Day and Fatt Tueesdaay
Lunch will be provided
Come help plan the new year’s activities
Lector Altar Servers
5:00 p.m. Jerry Ehrman Mary Gravett Frank Lomonte Paula
Deborah & Ken Marciniak
Joe & John Mayeux Natalie Sulak
8:00 a.m. Joyce Blanchette Lloyd Blanchette Irene Pachuca Nancy
Kent Crow Myrna Stimac
Christopher Bilbo Cameron Bilbo Jenna McCorvy
Mary Henson Chris Leger Abby Leger Mary McDuffie
Jerome Dimas Ruth Erb
Lauren Corrao Erb 1 Erb 2
In Our Parish Sunday, February 4 8:00 a.m. Bilingual Mass 10:30
a.m Mass 4:00 p.m. La Nueva Evangelización 7:00 pm. Rosary for
Religious Freedom Monday, February 5 No Mass Tuesday, February 6
8:30 a.m. Mass 9-6:00 p.m. Adoration Wednesday, February 7 5:30
p.m. RE 6:30 p.m. Mass 6:30 p.m. Keysis 7:00 p.m. Parish Council
Mtg Thursday, February 8 8:30 a.m. Mass 9:45 a.m. Bible Study 6:30
p.m. Altar Society Mtg. Friday, February 9 8:30 a.m. Mass Saturday,
February 10 3:30-4:30 p.m. Reconciliation 5:00 p.m. Mass Sunday,
February 11 8:00 a.m. Bilingual Mass 10:30 a.m. Mass 2:00 p.m.
Damon West in SDC
Schedule for February 10/11, 2018
Altar Flower Dates still Available
April 7/8 June 2/3 June 9/10 June 23/24 June 30/July 1 July
21/22 July 28/29 Blessed Mother Flower dates still available
April 7/8 July 28/29 August 4/5 September 1/2 September 22/23 *
Please call the church office at 883-9153 or Rose Tarver at
988-4771 to reserve a weekend.
Rosary for Religious Freedom
February 4, 2018 In the church.
All are welcome
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