St. Justin Martyr Parish Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
Mass Schedule Saturday: (Vigil Mass) 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 8:00 a.m.; 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. in Vietnamese; 5:00
p.m. in Spanish
Monday and Tuesday: 7:00 p.m. (Chapel)
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m. (Chapel)
Friday 6:30 p.m. (Chapel) in Vietnamese
Eucharis c Adora on Wednesday:
9:30 a.m. - 8:15 p.m. (Chapel)
SACRAMENT OF PENANCE
Saturday: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Tuesday: 6:30 p.m.
By appointment. Call the parish office.
Epiphany of the Lord, January 6, 2019
13350 Ashford Point Drive • Houston, TX 77082-5100 Telephone:
281-556-5116 • FAX: 281-556-6932
E-Mail: [email protected] • Web page: www.sjmtx.org
Fr. Paul Chovanec, Pastor Fr. Peter Thang Nguyen, Parochial
Vicar Deacon Corney Llorens Deacon Nhat Tran
ADULT BAPTISM AND ENTERING THE CATHOLIC CHURCH The Rite for the
Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) process is ongoing. Contact
one of the priests in the parish office.
ADULT CONFIRMATION FOR PRACTICING CATHOLICS Please phone the
SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY Please contact Dolores Gonzalez at
281-902-5711 or [email protected] six months to two years prior
to the desired date.
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM FOR CHILDREN Baptism for children through
age six is held monthly except during the season of Lent. There are
no private baptisms.
There are required preparation sessions for the parents. At
least one parent must be a registered member of the parish and a
practicing Catholic. Expectant parents are asked to begin this
process during the second trimester of pregnancy.
Please phone the parish office.
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM FOR CHILDREN SEVEN AND OLDER Please contact
the Religious Education office about the RCIA process,
SACRAMENT OF THE ANOINTING OF THE SICK Please phone the parish
office as soon as you or someone in your family schedules
surgery/hospitalization or suffers an
illness or injury. PLEASE DON’T DELAY in this prayer for
Christian healing! The Sacrament is celebrated the fourth Saturday
of the month at 9 a.m. Mass.
FIRST COMMUNION, FIRST PENANCE , CONFIRMATION AND QUINCEAÑERA
CELEBRATIONS Please contact the Religious Education office,
NURSERY The nursery is open during weekend Masses and other
parish activities. It is located in the Christian Formation Center
YOUTH MINISTRY AT ST. JUSTIN MARTYR There are various activities
for Middle and High School Youth throughout the year. Youth Nights
take place every
Wednesday 7-8:30 p.m. and are a time for youth to make friends,
have fun and learn more about their faith. For more information
contact the Youth Ministry Office at 281-902-5710.
ST. JUSTIN MARTYR PRESCHOOL Early childhood education - 18
months to Pre-K Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
For information, please call 281-556-1260.
ST. JUSTIN MARTYR PARISH SOCIAL MINISTRY Monday, Wednesday,
Friday – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Other times, call 281-556-6882.
Fax is 281-752-5985.
BULLETIN DEADLINE Sunday at 5:00 p.m. Bulletin e-mail:
WELCOME TO ST. JUSTIN MARTYR Please let us know you have
arrived. We are anxious to meet you. Contact the parish office for
a welcoming packet.
ST. JUSTIN MARTYR PARISH BOUNDARIES Beginning at a point on
Barker Reservoir Dam at Briar Forest Street, East on Briar Forest
to Dariy Ashford; thence South on Dairy Ashford to Westheimer Road;
thence East on Westheimer Road to Old Westheimer Road; thence South
on Old Westheimer Road, to Alief-Clodine; thence West on
Alief-Clodine to Dairy Ashford; thence South on Dairy Ashford
Bellaire Blvd; thence West on Bellaire Blvd. to Eldridge; thence
South on to Beechnut; thence West on Beechnut to Addicks-Howell
Road (Hwy 6); thence South on Addicks Howell Road to Keegans Bayou;
thence West on Keegans Bayou to O’Brien Road; thence North on
O’Brien Road to Barker Reservoir Dam; thence Northeast along the
Dam to the point of beginning at Briar Forest.
Financial Stewardship Pastoral Staff
Dolores Gonzalez Coordinator of Adult Ministry
Lisa Hachicho Director of Preschool
Jackie Baca Coordinator of Religious Education
Karen Rachal Parish Administrator
Martha C. Garza Coordinator of Youth Ministry
For the December 16, 23 & 30 and the January 6 Collections
please see the January 13 bulletin.
Registered Families 2164
Go to [email protected] for Online Giving.
Like us on Facebook: Saint Justin Martyr Parish.
Diocesan Services Fund 2018
Parish Goal: $124,780
Parish Amount Pledged: $127,027
Parish Contributions: $124,067
Balance Due: $ 713
Number of Participants 512 Ignite Campaign
Parish Goal: $907,414
Parish Amount Pledged: $496,057
Parish Contributions $ 61,114
Balance Due: $846,300
Number of Participants 200 Upcoming Second Collections
January 27 Bishop’s Fund for Latin America February 4 DSF Sunday
March 6 Archdiocesan Social Ministries March 10 Black & Indian
Mission March 31 Catholic Relief Services
Stepping Outside The Box Let us get right to the heart of
things. This is not sto-ry telling just for entertainment. What is
the message of this tale of three kings from the orient, following
a star, visiting and worshipping the baby Jesus, bringing him
gifts? The hint is that they were from the East. They are not Jews.
The message is that Jesus, his message, and his salvation, is shown
to all people regardless of origins or nationality. These three
guys were not actual-ly kings. They were star gazers. They were
star trek-kers. They were barrier breakers, shattering false ethnic
fences. Today’s feast declares an end to the idea of national or
personal exclusive gods. Jesus is universal. We cannot even
personally possess Jesus. He is not anyone’s personal savior. He is
mani-fested, shown and revealed to everyone. Jesus is the light of
the whole world. Life is full of what we can call, epiphany
moments. These are a glimpse of the Almighty, shining among us,
showing his Glory. Sadly, we tend to miss those mo-ments because we
are “short sighted” or spiritually lim-ited. Our anxieties and
concerns, occupy so much of our time, we can’t see or hear what God
is revealing to us. We have to be spiritual seekers. Like the magi,
those wise seekers, we have to step outside the box and step into a
holy place, a place within ourselves in which God lives. We have to
leave behind or get out of those boxes of our routine and conceded
opinions and find our desire of the heart. Only then will our eyes
be opened and we will give homage to our King. This story is not
simply for entertainment. It is a challenge for us. If Jesus can be
for anyone, regardless of who they are, or where they are from, can
we? Can we be a light for those different from us?
Parish Events Sunday, January 6th - Epiphany of the Lord 8:00
a.m. Mass 10:00 a.m. Mass 10:00 a.m. Little Church 12:00 p.m.
Vietnamese Mass 5:00 p.m. Spanish Mass 6:30 p.m. No Middle School
& High School CCE Monday, January 7th 5:30 p.m. No Elementary
CCE 7:00 p.m. Mass 7:30 p.m. No Adult Bible Study Tuesday, January
8th 6:30 p.m. Penance 7:00 p.m. Mass 7:00 p.m. No Adult Sacrament
Class 7:00 p.m. Young Adults 7:30 p.m. Perpetual Help Devotion
Wednesday, January 9th 9:00 a.m. Mass 9:30 a.m. Eucharistic
Adoration 7:00 p.m. RCIA Pre-Catechumenate 7:00 p.m. RCIA 7:00 p.m.
Elementary CCE 7:00 p.m. Youth Night Thursday, January 10th 9:00
a.m. Mass Friday, January 11th 9:00 a.m. Mass 6:30 p.m. Mass
Saturday, January 12th 9:00 a.m. Mass 9:00 a.m. Elementary CCE 4:00
p.m. Penance 5:30 p.m. Mass Sunday, January 13th-Baptism of the
Lord 8:00 a.m. Mass 10:00 a.m. Mass 10:00 a.m. Little Church 12:00
p.m. Vietnamese Mass 5:00 p.m. Spanish Mass 6:30 p.m. Middle School
& High School CCE
January 5th ~ January 13th Sat. Jan 5th 5:30 p.m. People of St.
Sun. Jan 6th 8:00 a.m. Margie Melchor & Agustin Melchor
Sun. Jan 6th 10:00 a.m. Richard Lazaro & Richard Lazaro,
Sun. Jan 6th 12:00 p.m. + Lam Van Nhan + Lam Thi Ngoc Trinh
Sun. Jan 6th 5:00 p.m. + Luis Bravo Martinez
Mon. Jan 7th 7:00 p.m. Communion Service
Tue. Jan 8th 7:00 p.m. Lucia Family
Wed. Jan 9th 9:00 a.m. Joakim
Thurs. Jan 10th 9:00 a.m. + Fidelis Nwachukwu
Fri. Jan 11th 9:00 a.m. + All Souls
Fri. Jan 11th 6:30 p.m. Paul Family
Sat. Jan 12th 9:00 a.m. + Vanny Medillin
Sat. Jan 12th 5:30 p.m. + Mae Tisler
Sun. Jan 13th 8:00 a.m. People of St. Justin
Sun. Jan 13th 10:00 a.m. + Donnie Lamey
Sun. Jan 13th 12:00 p.m. + Nguyen Van Thua + Vo Kim Hoa
Sun. Jan 13th 5:00 p.m. + Victor Ramos, III
Readings for the Week Sun., Jan 6th: Is 60:1-6/Eph 3:2-3a,5-6/Mt
2:1-12 Mon., Jan 7th: 1 Jn 3:22—4:6/Mk 4:12-17,23-25 Tues., Jan
8th: 1 Jn 4:7-10/Mk 6:34-44 Wed., Jan 9th: 1 Jn 4:11-18/Mk 6:45-52
Thurs., Jan 10th: 1 Jn 4:19 - 5:4/Lk 4:14-22 Fri., Jan 11th: 1 Jn
5:5-13/Lk 5:12-16 Sat., Jan 12th: 1 Jn 5:14-21/Jn 3:22-30 Sun., Jan
13th: Is 40:1-5,9-11/Ti 2:11-14;3:4-7 Lk 3:15-16,21-22
All too often we forget to express appreciation to those in
service-oriented jobs, including priests, sisters and brothers. We
forget because we think, “It’s their job to help.” Priests and
religious aren’t superhuman. They need genuine support from those
they serve. Let them know how you feel.
Serra for priestly and religious vocations
Hosts & Wine for St. Justin Martyr
The honor of providing the Bread and Wine at every Mass, can be
yours. The bread and wine are consecrated into the Body and Blood
of Christ. The hosts are made by the cloistered Dominican
Sisters in New Caney, Texas, and the wine (made and sold for use
in the Mass) is made by the Christian Brothers in California. Those
who would like to donate the Hosts and Wine for the Masses of each
month are invited to do so. The hosts and wine could be given in
memory of departed loved ones. The offering for the hosts for one
month would be $270 and the offering for the wine for one month
would be $150. To make this donation, contact Karen Rachal in the
parish office, 281-556-5116.
To an anonymous parishioner and their family for providing the
host for the month of January.
African Parishioners of St. Justin Martyr
First Sunday: General Meeting Second Sunday: African Catholic
Women/Youth & Young Adult Third Sunday: Executive Meeting/Choir
Practice Fourth Sunday: Family Prayer Meeting All meetings take
place in the CFC building, room 212 after the 10:00 a.m. Mass.
Third Wednesday: 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Conference Prayer line Tel:
712-451-0606 Access Code 975858# January 13 - Youth/Young Adult
Elections. For more information please click on
January 6 Youth Ministry Breakfast January 13 Vietnamese
Fr. Peter Nguyen & Fr. Paul Chovanec on Retreat
Fr. Peter will be on Retreat Monday, January 7 through the
afternoon of Friday, January 11. We will have a Communion Service
on Monday, January 7.
Fr. Paul will be on Retreat Monday, February 4 through the
afternoon of Friday, February 8.
That Man Is You
“That Man is You” starts up again on Saturday, February 2, from
7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in the parish hall. Every man will benefit
from this program; that I can assure you. Give it a chance by
attending at least 3 sessions. For more information please contact,
Raymond Torres at 713-444-1314 or at [email protected]
Please sign-up in the parish hall after the English Mass on January
19 & 20 and again on January 26 & 27.
Tax Statement February 15—Deadline
Your statement of contributions for the year 2017 will be mailed
soon. When you receive it, check it out for correctness. If there
is an error, you must contact the office before February 15 in
order for us to research your record and generate a corrected copy.
Our computer system does not provide the option for us to store
that information indefinitely. On February 16, the entire year of
2018 will be archived.
Next weekend the Ministry Spotlight will be on the
-Knights of Columbus- Visit the table in the Narthex after
next weekend to learn more about this Ministry.
Dear Parishioners, Thank you for your generous Christmas gifts,
and may God bless you abundantly in the coming year. Farther Paul
Chovanec and Father Peter Nguyen
News About the Mavericks
January 8 – Tuesday – 3:00 p.m. – Monthly birthday party for
residents at West Oaks Geriatric Center. Call Joanne at
281-395-2123 if interested in helping. January 14 – Monday – Bus
trip to League City to vis-it Butler Longhorn Museum and Froberg
Farms in Al-vin. Cost $11. Lunch at Kelley’s Country Cookin’ $8 -
$12. Bus leaves at 8:30 a.m. from the church parking lot.
Reservations to Marge at 281-498-3413. January 18 – Friday – 6:30
p.m. – Monthly meeting in parish hall. Installation of officers
followed by BINGO. The Mavericks is an organization of and for
individuals 50 years and older that provides opportunities of
fellow-ship, spiritual growth and service. For more information
call Jim at 281-293-8206.
Social Ministry News Recipe for a Happy New Year
Clean thoroughly 12 whole months. Divide into 365 parts: set
aside, prepare as follows: Mix well into each day: 1 part
generosity 1 part patience 1 part kindness 1 part work Blend with:
1 part courage 1 part prayer Add to each day: 1 part meditation 1
part hope 1 good deed 1 part faithfulness Season the mixture with a
dash of good spirits, a sprin-kle of fun, a pinch of play and a cup
of good humor. Pour mixture into a vessel of love. Cook over
radiant joy, garnish with a smile. Serve with quietness,
unself-ishness, and cheer.
St. Justin Martyr Catholic Preschool News
The preschool classes will resume tomor-row as usual! We are
looking forward to
Daughters of Isabella Unity, Friendship and Charity
Our next meeting is January 14. If you are interested in finding
out more about or joining our wonderful organization please call
Bette Breaz at 281-493-6855.
First Reading — Rise up in splendor, Jerusalem! The Lord shines
upon you. Isaiah 60:1-6 Psalm — Lord, every nation on earth will
adore you. Psalm 72 Second Reading — The Gentiles are coheirs,
copart-ners in the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.
Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6 Gospel — Magi from the east arrived, looking
for the newborn king of the Jews. Matthew 2:1-12 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.
Prayer Blanket Ministry Join us.
First Tuesday of each month Next Meeting: January 8
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. CFC, Room 110
Join us in this beautiful and heartfelt ministry to bring
comfort to the sick while sharing in fellowship and fun. We gather
to sew, knit and crocket blankets and shawls and to teach those who
want to learn.
We provide fabric, yarn and the tools to work with. For details,
contact: Guadalupe V. Mussio at 281-896-4368.
St. Justin’s Young Adult Group Are you, your child, or your
grandchild between 18 and 35ish? Join the Young Adults for faith
and fellowship. January 8 - Bible Study. Join us in the Library
(CFC 211) at 7:00 p.m. to explore and discuss the readings for the
week. We want to hear your ideas for weekly meetings and other
events. Questions or comments, contact Robert Ontko at
[email protected] or 832-372-9928. World Youth Day Houston
& Eucharistic Vigil Come and join hundreds of young adults
(ages 18-39) in celebrating WYD in Houston. We will celebrate it
locally at St. Jerome Catholic Church (8825 Kempwood Dr, Houston TX
77080) on Saturday, January 26, 2019, from 1pm-8pm. The event will
include fellowship, multicultural music, talks, and a Vigil Mass.
Cost to attend WYD-Houston is $20 per person and presented in
English & Spanish. Then, join us for a Eucharistic vigil with
all-night adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from
Each hour will include music and meditations prepared by 30
young adult groups. Come for all or part of the night. The vigil is
a free event and open to families. For more information and
registration, contact the Office for Young Adult & Campus
Ministry at 713-741-8778 or www.archgh.org/yacm.
God our Father, you are the source of all goodness and of every
blessing under heaven.
We give you praise and thanks for the gift of our Catholic faith
and for more than 170 years of living and witnessing to that faith
We ask for your blessings upon our effort to help secure the
future of the Church in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.
May your people respond with hope and generosity to our capital
campaign, IGNITE: Our Faith, Our Mission.
May the sacrifices we make together today bear fruit in lives of
faith for generations to come. Amen
By making your pledge you will be supporting vital projects
across our Archdiocese and helping our parish to: Replace the
eleven HVAC units
attached to the church that are 30 + years old. Install new LED
light system in the sanctuary of the church. The Total Campaign
Goal for St. Justin Martyr is $907,414. We have the potential to
keep $300,000 and even more for our parish if all of us
participate. Please fill out your family’s pledge card today and
place it in the offering basket. Pledge cards can be found in the
narthex. No down payment is necessary to make your pledge.
Our Mercy Festival this year sponsored by the Jail Ministry team
of St. Justin Martyr Parish is January 19, at 7:00 p.m. in the
parish hall. This Festival will generate support for Fr. Ron
Cloutier (Head of Ministry to the Incarcerated of the Archdiocese
of Galveston-Houston). Admission will consist of one book of
Forever Stamps or $5. The meal (to be prepared by the Knights of
Columbus) will be like the meal served in jail on that date, and
the dessert will be provided by the Daughters of Isabella. Door
prizes will be awarded.
Winter Pastoral Chant Conference
The Tenth Annual National Winter Pastoral Chant Conference will
be presented by St. Basil’s School of Gregorian Chant, University
of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas. It will be held on February 4—8 at
St. Meinrad Archabbey, 100 Hill Road, St. Meinrad Indiana. For the
full program, schedule, tuition and to register go to
www.chantschool.org/wcc19. Register now for an early discount.
CCE News Jackie Baca CCE Coordinator [email protected]
Perla Galvan CCE Assistant [email protected] 281-902-5712
Martha Garza, M. Ed. Coordinator of Youth Ministry
[email protected] 281-902-5710
In the spirit of giving, please give your time to mentor the
young disciples of Christ. SJM youth need guidance to tackle the
obstacles they face. Volunteer, Sundays from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. or
Wednesdays from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Classes resume January
Remember You Can Still Register
For CCE Classes!
Call: 281-902-5712 or Online:
January 27-Confirmation sponsorship required.
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