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    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)


    Saturday: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Tuesday: 6:30 p.m.

    By appointment. Call the parish office.

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    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.


    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, 281-902-5701.

    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, 281-902-5701.

    NURSERY The nursery is open during weekend Masses and other parish activities. It is located in the Christian Formation Center building.

    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: [email protected]

    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.

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    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

    Weekend Collection

    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?

    Deacon Corney

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    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

    Prayer Needs

    January 5th ~ January 13th Sat. Jan 5th 5:30 p.m. People of St. Justin

    Sun. Jan 6th 8:00 a.m. Margie Melchor & Agustin Melchor

    Sun. Jan 6th 10:00 a.m. Richard Lazaro & Richard Lazaro, II

    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

    Mass Intentions

    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

    Vocation Brief

    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

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    Parish Life

    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. _____________________________________________

    Many Thanks

    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 www.africancommunitysj.org. _____________________________________________

    Food Sales

    January 6 Youth Ministry Breakfast January 13 Vietnamese Food

    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 Mass

    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

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    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.

    Author Unknown

    St. Justin Martyr Catholic Preschool News

    The preschool classes will resume tomor-row as usual! We are looking forward to

    seeing everyone!


    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.


    Today’s Readings

    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.

    Parish Life

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    Parish Life

    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 8:00pm-6:00am.

    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.


    Ignite Prayer

    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 in Texas.

    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. _____________________________________________

    Mercy Festival

    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.

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    CCE News Jackie Baca CCE Coordinator [email protected] 281-902-5701

    Contact Us

    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 13.

    Remember You Can Still Register

    For CCE Classes!

    Call: 281-902-5712 or Online: https://sjmtx.org/cce-registration-online.

    CCE Classes

    January 27-Confirmation sponsorship required.

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    INFORMATION SHEET: Church name & address St. Justin Martyr #515169 13350 Ashford Point Drive Houston, Texas 77082 Contact person: Martha Martin @ 281-556-5116 Software used: Win 7, MSPub 2010, AA-9 Date of publication: January 6, 2019 (Sunday’s date) Number of pages transmitted: Cover + 7 text pages + this page = 9 (2 ad pages) Special instructions for Production:

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