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.
TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION Often, when a family keeps vigil around a person who is preparing for death, they may notice three interwoven activities. First, the dying person may become more prayerful and reflective than ever before, reviewing life’s journey in gratitude to God, or seeking forgiveness and making amends for wrongs. Second, as death approaches, the need to eat and drink is lessened until even an ice cube brushed against the lips is satisfying. Third, persons who are dying often make plans to give their possessions away, making bequests, handing treasures down, providing for favorite charities. Prayer, fasting, and almsgiving: with these three “pillars” of Lent, we rehearse our death every year in this season, and anticipate the final work we will do in this life. And every year, at the end of our journey, is the joy of Easter and the experience of the victory of Christ over death’s darkness and power. Annually, we remind ourselves that the Christian experiences the same power and presence at the end of life’s journey: Christ to the rescue and the lasting joy of heaven. —James Field, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
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: First Sunday of Lent; Rite of Election; Rite of Calling the Candidates to Continuing Conversion; Rite of Sending; Daylight Saving Time begins; Girl Scouting Sunday Monday: Julian Calendar Lent begins Friday: Abstinence
.ALMSGIVING, PRAYER, FASTING, AND TEMPTATION As we begin our season of fasting, prayer, and almsgiving, the reading from Deuteronomy reminds us of our duty of almsgiving, that we “set [our offerings] before the Lord, [our] God, [and] shall bow down in [God’s] presence” (Deuteronomy 26:10). The reading from Romans refers us to our prayer, reminding us that “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart . . . For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” (Romans 10:8, 13). These are comforting words, and encourage us to ask God for what we need and to aid us in our prayer. Finally, the Gospel of Luke shows us a fasting Jesus, who was tempted as we are, and who knows what it means to be human. Someone once said that temptation arises when you’re tired and weary, and the devil comes along and makes a perfectly reasonable suggestion. Jesus shows us that, with his help, we too can overcome our temptations, reasonable as they may sound. Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday: Lv 19:1-2, 11-18; Ps 19:8-10, 15; Mt 25:31-46 Tuesday: Is 55:10-11; Ps 34:4-7, 16-19; Mt 6:7-15 Wednesday: Jon 3:1-10; Ps 51:3-4, 12-13, 18-19; Lk 11:29-32 Thursday: Est C:12, 14-16, 23-25; Ps 138:1-3, 7c-8; Mt 7:7-12 Friday: 1 Pt 5:1-4; Ps 23:1-3a, 4-6; Mt 16:13-19 Saturday: Dt 26:16-19; Ps 119:1-2, 4-5, 7-8; Mt 5:43-48 Sunday: Gn 15:5-12, 17-18; Ps 27:1, 7-9, 13-14; Phil 3:17 — 4:1 [3:20 — 4:1]; Lk 9:28b- 36
F S L M 10, 2019
In Our Parish
Sunday, March 10 8:00 a.m. Bilingual Mass 10:30 a.m Mass Monday, March 11 No Mass Tuesday, March 12 5:45 a.m. Men’s Faith Sharing 6:15 a.m. Women’s Faith Sharing 8:30 a.m. Mass 9:00-1:00 Young at Heart in SDC 6:30 p.m. Knights of Columbus 6:30 p.m. Catholic Daughters-SDC Wednesday, March 13 10:00 a.m. Dementia Support group 6:30 p.m. Mass Thursday, March 14 8:30 a.m. Mass 9:30 a.m. ACTS Core 6:30 p.m. Altar Society 6:30 p.m. Dementia Support group Friday, March 15 8:30 a.m. Mass 5-7:00 p.m. Fish fry 7:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross Saturday, March 16 3:30-4:30 Reconciliation 5:00 p.m. Mass Sunday, March 17 8:00 a.m. Bilingual Mass 10:30 a.m. Mass
Saturday March 9 5:00 p.m. Dena LeBlanc (D) Sunday March 10 8:00 a.m. People of the Parish 10:30 a.m. Sunny & Rosey Molina (D) Monday March 11 No Mass Tuesday March 12 8:30 a.m. Young at Heart members Wednesday March 13 6:30 p.m. June Smith (D) Thursday March 14 8:30 a.m. For those suffering addictions Friday March 15 8:30 a.m. Catherine & Andrew Matlak (D) Saturday March 16 5:00 p.m. Dan Oldani & Family (L) Sunday March 17 8:00 a.m. Winford & Ernestine McDuffie (D) 10:30 a.m. People of the Parish
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Stewardship of Treasure
March 2/3 $11,550.25
Thank you always for your generosity!
Lectors Altar Servers
5:00 p.m. Joel Ardoin Shelby Granger Bobby Granger Paula Perkins
Troy Johnson Jerome Dimas
Olivia Scheiderer Jacob Scheiderer
Robert Vigil Cherry Vigil
Spanish Lectors Laney Vigil Jocelynne Martinez
Mary Henson Abby Leger Chris Leger Charlean Lindsey
Norma Franklin Hazel Webb
Mallory Huggins Dayne Seay Maddie Bryant
Joe Murphy Pat Cockerill Shirley Reinoehl William Gravett
Floyd McDuffie Frank Thomassee
Becky Atkins Matt Himel Melany Monson Don Nation
Ministry Schedule for March 16/17
Catholic Daughters of America Court St. Cecilia
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Tuesday March 12
6:30 p.m. Refreshments provided
Guest speaker: Fr. Sinclair Oubre
All Catholic women are invited!
Beaumont Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Day of Prayer
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All Catholic Women are welcome!
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Ministries you are helping: African American Ministry Holy Family Retreat Center Family Life Ministry Infirm Priests Ministry to the Sick Campus Ministry Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas Office of Worship Permanent Diaconate Formation Evangelization and Catechesis Stewardship Apostleship of the Sea Superintendent of Catholic Schools Communications Tribunal Continuing Education Youth Ministry Criminal Justice Ministry Hispanic Ministry
2019 Bishop’s Faith Appeal
Bishop Guillory and our parish ask for your support for 2019 Bishop’s Faith Appeal.
Our theme this year – “Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly” – is a call to all of us to create a community of welcoming believers here in Southeast Texas who reflect God’s mercy and act with justice. You can help create that type of community by supporting diocesan ministries and Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas through a prayer and financial commitment today. Those ministries help to feed the hungry through our own Hospitality Center in Port Arthur. They support marriages through our Family Life Ministry’s many retreats. And they evangelize to the young through Diocesan Youth Ministry and Campus Ministry at Lamar. That’s just a small part of what they do to build a just community that extends mercy.
Remember, God asks that your gift only be proportional to what you have been given.
Please make your prayer and financial commitment.
We will be observing Girl Scout Sunday on March 24 at the 10:30 Mass, and would like to invite any Girl Scouts from our parish to join us. Father Sinclair will be presen ng the My Promise/My Faith pins to any Girl Scout who has completed the requirements to earn the pin. Contact Cathi Sulak for further informa on. 883-8232
No RE classes over Spring Break. Our Wednesday night RE will resume March 20. Kindergarten RE will resume March 24. No Confirma on Class March 17. The next class will be March 24. There is a mandatory mee ng on March 20 at 5:30 in the hall for parents and youth
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