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: 6:00pm
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.
SAINT MARIA GORETTI (1890-1902) July 6
Does anything match a mother’s pride in her children? First Communions, confirmations, graduations, weddings: how these delight a mother’s heart! Imagine, then, Assunta Goretti, the only mother ever to attend her child’s canonization! In poverty-stricken rural Italy, widowed Assunta tended fields for the Serenelli family, whose eighteen-year-old son, Alessandro, propositioned her barely twelve-year-old Maria; then, when she resisted, crying, “It is a sin! God forbids it!” he stabbed her fourteen times. As she lay dying, Maria assured the attending priest, “Yes, I forgive Alessandro! I want him to be in Paradise with me someday.” Imprisoned, unrepentant, Alessandro changed after dreaming that a radiant Maria had offered him fourteen lilies. “I’ve kept my promise,” she smiled. “You’ll be here with me someday.” Upon release, he rushed to beg Assunta’s forgiveness. “Jesus has forgiven you,” she replied, “my Maria, too. How can I refuse?” Next morning, mother and murderer walked arm in arm to church and knelt side by side for Commun- ion. —Peter Scagnelli, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
SAINTS AND SPECIAL OBSERVANCES
Sunday: Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Monday: St. Maria Goretti Thursday: St. Augustine Zhao Rong and Companions Saturday: St. Benedict
SHARE THE BURDEN
“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). These words of our Savior seem to be in stark contrast to the previous chapter from the same Gospel, when we were told that if we do not take up our crosses, we are not worthy of Christ. Connecting these two messages might help us on our faith journeys. Being a follower of Christ surely means that we must embrace the cross, in its mystery of both suffering and triumph. This is something that we need not do alone, for the burden is often too heavy for us to carry by ourselves. Who, then, do we turn to? We can turn to the Body of Christ—the community of disciples gathered for worship. When we find the burden too heavy, let us remember that we can share that burden with our Christian sisters and brothers, who can help bring us rest. Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME JULY 5, 2020
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
MONDAY Hos 2:16, 17b-18, 21-22
6 Ps 145:2-9 Mt 9:18-26
TUESDAY Hos 8:4-7, 11-13
7 Ps 115:3-10 Mt 9:32-38
WEDNESDAY Hos 10:1-3, 7-8, 12
8 Ps 105:2-7 Mt 10:1-7
THURSDAY Hos 11:1-4, 8e-9
9 Ps 80:2ac, 3b, 15-16 Mt 10:7-15
FRIDAY Hos 14:2-10
10 Ps 51:3-4, 8-9, 12-14, 17 Mt 10:16-23
SUNDAY Is 55:10-11
12 Ps 65:10-14 Rom 8:18-23 Mt 13:1-23
SATURDAY Is 6:1-8
11 Ps 93:1-2, 5 Mt 10:24-33
Sunday, July 5 8:00 a.m. Bilingual Mass 10:30 a.m. Mass Monday, July 6 No Mass 9:00-6:00 Church open 6:00-8:00 TMIY (SDC) Tuesday, July 7 8:30 a.m. Mass 9:00-6:00 Church Open Wednesday, July 8 9:00-6:00 Church Open 6:00 p.m. Mass Thursday, July 9 8:30 a.m. Mass 9:00-6:00 Church Open Friday, July 10 8:30 a.m. Mass 9:00-6:00 Church Open Saturday, July 11 3:30-4:30 Confessions 5:00 p.m. Mass Sunday, July 12 8:00 a.m. Bilingual Mass 10:30 a.m. Mass
July 5, 2020
Altar Flowers Donated by:
Marilyn Oldani in memory of The Koleman-Buldak families
Blessed Mother Flowers
Emile and Ellen Dupre in thanksgiving For James Christian Dupre
Saturday July 4 5:00 p.m. Charlotte Ewing (D) Sunday July 5 8:00 a.m. People of the Parish 10:30 a.m. Jim Stimac (D) Monday July 6 No Mass Tuesday July 7 8:30 a.m. Gerald Beach (D) Wednesday July 8 6:00 p.m. Paula DuChamp (L) Thursday July 9 8:30 a.m. Viola Watson (D) Friday July 10 8:30 a.m. Jack Oldani (D) Saturday July 11 5:00 p.m. Nancy Ehrman (D) Sunday July 12 8:00 a.m. People of the Parish 10:30 a.m. Deacon Tommy and Billie Ewing’s 53rd Anniversary
St. Francis of Assisi Stewardship of Treasure
Due to the July 4th holiday, the bulletin had to be submitted before
collection was counted. Thank you for your continued support!
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Tuesday July 7
8:30 a.m. Mass 9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer and
5:45 p.m. Evening Prayer with Benediction
Save the date
Sunday, August 9, 2020
St. Francis of Assisi Semi-Annual Blood Drive
LifeShare Blood Center will be here at the San Damiano Center from 8:00-1:00 p.m.
**LifeShare is in a dire need for blood and blood products.
We ask you to please make this a priority and also invite anyone who is able to come. Covid-19 is an airborne pathogen not a blood borne pathogen so it is safe to give blood. They are also giving free covid-19 antibody test when you donate blood.
National NFP Awareness Week -
JULY 19 - JULY 25, 2020
Live the truth and beauty of God's plan for married love!
Natural Family Planning
It's about love. It's about life.
It's about freedom. It's about gift.
"Celebrate and reverence God's vision of human sexuality."
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