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Weekly Update

FOR ALL THE LATEST COVID-19 UPDATES FOR OUR PARISH PLEASE CHECK HERE, DOWNLOAD OUR PARISH APP AND CHECK FACEBOOK.  WE WILL POST AS OFTEN AS WE CAN.

Updated October 16, 2020

 

Reminder for Masses this weekend!

It is STRONGLY requested that everyone wear a masks while attending Mass out of charity to protect others from possible infection and ourselves.  The dispensation for Mass has been extended until October 25th.  After that the dispensation may be lifted depending upon the status of COVID-19 in our community.

We will have Masses the following times:
Saturday Vigil, 5:30 p.m.

Sunday Masses, 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

If you prefer to join us on YouTube for Mass:
Subscribe to our YouTube channel, Mass is at 10:30

DAILY MASS SCHEDULE
Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri, 5:30 p.m,
Thurs, 8:45 a.m. (Note change in time, due to cleaning)
 

CHURCH CLOSED

Because we are having to clean between each Mass, we will be limiting the time the Church is available to pray.  We will be posting times soon.

Confession

Confession is by appointment or Msgr. or in the church on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 4:45-5:20.  Confessions will be heard on the Altar by the Mary statue.  Those waiting should wait toward the back of the church.

THE OFFICES ARE CLOSED TO FOOT TRAFFIC, SOMEONE IS HERE TO ANSWER CALLS FROM 8:30 A.M. TO 5 P.M.

The dispensation for Mass has been extended until October 25th.  After that the dispensation may be lifted depending upon the status of COVID-19 in our community.

 

Our Bulletins are Digital and available on this website.   Click on the tab that says bulletin.  Msgr. Roger's letter to the parishioners, the Mass Intentions and people who have asked for prayers are listed there, as well as other useful information. Stay informed.

There was an issue on the app and online with this week's bulletin, but it has been fixed and is attached and correct on the app.

October 18, 2020

October 11, 2020

October 4, 2020

September 27, 2020

 
Even though the school will not be having it’s annual carnival which is the schools biggest fundraiser of the year. They need the funds to keep the school going. They are still having their raffle. Tickets will be available from the Ushers this weekend and for our parishioners to sell. Please return the ticket stubs and money by 4 p.m. on October 29th to be included in the raffle. The drawing will be held at the school on Friday, October 30that noon. The school and parish appreciate your help.
 

All Souls Novena

If you  would liked to enroll your deceased loved ones in the All Souls Novena, please fill out the envelope and return in the collection basket, mail slot or by mail.  The Novena will run from November 2nd to November 10th.  All Souls Novena envelopes will be available in the rectory and from the ushers at Mass NEXT weekend.  Stipends can be paid online, as well as, cash or check.  If you are not attending Mass you may email your intentions and pay your stipend online.

 

RCIA is the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults and is for adults over the age of 18 (no longer high school age) who wish to prepare for and receive the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and  Eucharist)

This includes:

1.  Those who have not been Baptized

2.  Those who have been Baptized in another Christian faith

3. Those who have been Baptized Catholic but have not received neither the Sacraments of Confirmation nor Eucharist

Each inquirer should have a desire to get to know and love Christ, follow the teachings of the Church and the commitment to do so. With the Pandemic and all that it entails, we are trying to plan our classes for this year.  If interested, call Sr. Avelina at (361) 876-5732 or (361) 855-7391 for more information as soon as possible.

You may also visit our website for more information.

 

  • ​​​​​Religious Education classes have begun either at home or face to face depending on your survey decision. If for any reason you have not seen the survey, please call Marian Rose at 855-7567, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday from 9 a.m .– 4:30 p.m. If your child will be here face to face, please make sure to have your child is in class no later than 9 a.m.  We ask for you to follow the guidelines please make sure to take your child’s temperature before leaving home. If it is above 100 please keep your child home. Make sure you and your child enter through the School entrance and leave through the assigned exit doors. One parent is permitted to bring and pick up child(ren). Please observe 6 ft. distance at all times. Make sure you and your child(ren) arrive and leave with a mask on. If your child wakes up with the sniffles please keep them at home and contact their catechist for the at home option.
  • We encourage all families to please register on our webpage www.stpatrickchurchcc.org and look for the Religious Education Icon. If you prefer the paper form, contact Marian Rose during the week at 855-7567. If you have registered online you will not have to show up in person.
  • Please remember to bring your child’s Birth and Baptismal Certificate if your child is new to our program.  We are waiting on the Diocese for final plans for this year.  As soon as we are informed about this, we will guide all families on how we will proceed.
  • Catechists Needed to help our parish children grow in love and understanding of Jesus. Please contact Marian Rose at 361-855-7567 or for more information.
  • NEW and convenient way to Register and Pay online on our Website stpatrickchurchcc.org.  You and your child’s connection with God is so very important. Please allow to us help you and your children build a relationship with Jesus, his Father and the Holy Spirit. Please contact Marian Rose at 361-855-7567 for more information.

Forms and schedules are available on our website.

 

Confirmation classes will begin soon.  Letters have been mailed to all registered teens in 9th and 10th grade.  If you need the sacrament of Confirmation, contact DeNeise Thomson asap.

Classes will begin on October 12th.

 

Please Pray for the Sick & Shut-Ins

Barbara Aden, Aracely Alaniz, Roseanne Alty, Grace Anger, C.J. Bailey, Doris Barton, Ray Burkhart, Monica Bushong, Michelle Cambre, Bea Campos, Tanya Carrizales, Benita Casey, Mary Cawthon, Chris Commons, Matalin Constance, Pat Cruse, Velma DeLeon, Robert Delgado, Jr., Darla Del Rio, Rudy & Ann Dominguez, Jeannie Evans, Elakkattu Family, Thelma Elwin, Nina Emerine, Irene Fegan, Richard Flores, Roland Flores, Joe Franco, Jose Franco, Jr, Carolyn Ganem, Skip Ganem, Carmen Garana, Oscarine Garcia, Petra Garcia, Victor Garcia, Jr., Juan Garza, Lori Garza, Rolando Garza, Alvaro Gomez, Sr., David Gomez, Eddie Guernsey, Glenda Gutierrez, Grace Haas, Rosanne Haas, Patricia Hale, Frank Hernandez, Lilly Hilderbrand, John Hopwood, Betty Janecek, Ed Johnson, Cindy Jorgensen, Donny Kotzur & Family, Clark & Maria LaBrosse, Anthony Lopez, Minerva Lopez, Julie E. Martinez, Diane McCravy, Mr. McGee, Rosemary McNeill, Stephen Moreno, Gloria O’Connell, C.J. Ostler, Jackie Overly, Sara Parker, Rachel Perry, Brandon Portillo, William Roberts, Jr., Elvia Rodriguez, Ed Rotter, Diana Salinas, Dustin Sanchez, JoAnn Sellingsloh, Norma Jean Sierra, Michael Serna, Carlos Sosa, Steve Soto, Paul Swetish, The Immigrants, Delia Tucker, Jasmine Valdez, Matthew Valdez, Deacon Lupe Vasquez, Joe Vega, Melissa White

New This Week: Ronnie Hoffer & Vivian Munoz

If you know anyone who is no longer ill and can be removed from the prayer list, please contact the rectory so that we can make room for new people who are in need of our prayers.

 

School News

Raffle Tickets

Please support our St. Patrick School Raffle! Raffle Tickets are available in the rectory, school office or any St. Patrick School Family.  The Halloween Carnival is our school's biggest fundraiser of the year.  Since the carnival has been cancelled due to Covid, we will still hold our Raffle and Silent Auction.  Our school needs our help.  Raffle tickets will also be available from the ushers at Mass this weekend and next.  Ticket stubs and money should be returned by 4 p.m. October 29th.  The drawing will be held at the school on October 30th.  Thank you very much for the wonderful support. 

Silent Auction Donations

We will be having our silent auction each classroom will have a specific themed basket please refer to email with sign up genius for details.   

We are also looking for additional donations for our silent auction.  If you would like to donate an item or have questions, please email Ms. Brown at ybrown@stpatrickschoolcc.org Mrs. Elsa Elizondo at eelizondo@stpatrickschoolcc.org or Mrs. Monica Lugo mlugo@stpatrickschoolcc.org 

If you have any questions, please let them know.  

Guardian Angel Program

The St. Patrick School Guardian Angel Program is a tuition assistance program.  As a “Guardian Angel” you will make a beautiful difference for a family who might otherwise have no hope of enrolling their child in our school or who might be facing the difficult decision of withdrawing a child from St. Patrick School. Even a small donation will make a difference to a struggling family. Your donation, will give you the opportunity to personally touch the lives of our children, their families, and St. Patrick School.  

 

Online Giving & Envelopes- Important Information

I would like to thank you those of you who are using our Online Giving portal. Those who have been using it for a while know the convenience. Those who have just recently signed up because of our current situation, we appreciate you doing so.

I would like to let you know that if you are signed up for Online Giving, I have cancelled your envelopes. This saves the parish money, and you from having to throw them away when they come in. If you are used to putting your envelope in the basket when you come to Mass, I have put reusable Online Giving Cards in the foyer for you to use (click here to see card). Please do not write on them, when I receive them in the collection, they will be placed back in the hall for the next time you come in.

I have noticed that a few of you have issues with your Online Giving accounts and you should have gotten an email regarding the issues. If you would like help getting them setup again, please don’t hesitate to call or email me.

Those who have not signed up, I'd like to encourage you to do so. It's safe, secure and helps the parish out.

Thank you for continuing to contribute, especially during this pandemic. We look forward to seeing you back in the church soon.

Click Here to sign up Today!

 

What to expect when you attend Mass!!

  • The Bishop has STRONGLY requested that everyone wear a masks while attending Mass out of charity to protect others from possible infection and ourselves.
  • There will be no misselettes or hymnals in the pews.  IF you download MyParishApp, you can follow the readings on the App.  (See below for more info.)
  • If you are sick, please stay home.
  • Please take your temperature before leaving your home.
  • If you have been exposed to anyone who has had Covid-19, or are having symptoms, please stay home.
  • You are asked to take your temperature before attending Mass and it is advised that you wear a mask.
  • If you are 60 or older, it is suggested that you stay home and continue to watch Mass via live stream.  Please use social distancing guidelines set forth by the state and local officials.
  • Please plan accordingly!!!  We are only allowed to have 400 people in the church at a time.  

  • Only the Main doors on Alameda will be open to enter.  This is so that we can count and direct people to where they need to go.  Social distancing at all times. You may exit from any door.

  • Ushers will fill the church from front to back upon entering the church.  Exiting the church will happen from back to front.  Please be patient while we are doing this.
  • You will be able to receive communion.  The Priest or Eucharistic Ministers will use hand sanitizer before he begins communion.  Only 2 side of the church at a time will process up the aisle on the left and right, (while social distancing) then the Priest or Eucharistic Ministers will move to the next section.  Ushers will help in the communion line as well.  You may wear the mask up to communion, say Amen, receive the Body of Christ in the hands, step to the side, remove the mask and consume the Body of Christ. You may not wear gloves to receive Communion.

  • There will NOT be a normal offertory collection.  Baskets will be set on the Communion rail and you may drop in your contribution when you go up for Communion.  We are encouraging you to give online and to continue to do so.
  • Noone is allowed to congregate inside the building.  If you are outside, please use social distancing practices. 

Can't go to confession during coronavirus, consider an 'act of perfect contrition'

 

Our parish app has all the information you need to know and more at your finger tips. Including Daily & Sunday Mass, the Bulletin, and Prayers. Please download asap.

Facebook is another way we are communicating.  Please join our Facebook page
(St. Patrich Catholic Church).

Our website also has a Covid-19 button which will take you directly to this page for the latest information.

 

Did You Know! Our Parish App offers

Streaming daily and Sunday Masses

Daily Readings

Prayers which include An Order of Worship if you are watching a streaming Mass, A Coronavirus Novena Prayer

A link to our Online Giving page. Even if you cannot be present, your tithing helps the parish keep going

A Message button to find out all the latest news or cancellations concerning our Parish.

A digital copy of our bulletin

 

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