In and About St. Theresa Catholic Church - April 30, 2021
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DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME
The Church teaches that we must fulfill the command of Jesus ("Do this in memory of me") by attending Sunday Mass. Come to our sanctuary or watch us online at 5:00 p.m. Saturday (Vigil Mass), 10:00 a.m., or 5:30 p.m.
Join us online at
In addition to the live stream of our services, watch the
Sunday obligation to attend Mass and Holy Days continues to be suspended. Based on the Governor’s latest executive order provision that allows establishments
to require face coverings and until we get
further guidance from the Archdiocese
, St. Theresa will maintain existing safety protocols and will continue to require masks and social distancing as recommended by the CDC.
Previous Week Mass Attendance
April 24th - April 25th
Saturday 5:00 p.m. Mass attendees - 159
Sunday 10:00 a.m. Mass attendees - 299
Sunday 1:00 p.m Spanish Mass attendees-45
Sunday 5:30 p.m. Mass attendees - 189
Online views - 431
The church office front desk is open on limited hours, but our staff is available either at the office or remotely during business hours to serve you, please see our parish directory at the end of this note.
If you have any questions, please call 713-869-3783 or email us at
Thank you to everyone who attended the 2021 Polo Gala and Auction on April 25. It was a magnificent evening and a remarkable event. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all those who bid on an auction or made a donation to help to continue St. Theresa's mission.
Please go to
to find pictures from the event. We hope to see you at our gala next year!
Saturday, May 8
at 6:00 p.m.
Fellowship Hall and Outdoor Courtyard
Calling all young adult parishioners for a casual taco night. Tacos will be provided, but please consider bringing a canned food item to support our parish partner, Casa Juan Diego.
Don’t know any other young adults in the parish? Not to worry, you are not alone and we’ll see that everyone has a great time – social butterflies and introverts alike. All are welcome!
For everyone's safety, please gather in the parish’s outdoor courtyard and wear masks when visiting the catering tables inside the fellowship hall. For young adults with children, feel free to bring them along. There will be a kids’ play area set up.
Please RSVP by Wednesday, May 5
Hope to see you there!
OUR PARISH MEDIA MINISTRY WANTS YOUR HELP!
Did you know it usually takes two volunteers per Mass to run our parish's online live stream? Media Ministry volunteers operate the cameras and slides for weekend Masses as outreach to those who cannot attend in person and to facilitate participation in the liturgy.
If you are good with technology and interested in serving as part of this crucial ministry, contact
One-on-one training is provided and no experience is necessary. Volunteers are needed for all weekend Masses.
OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE
We need your welcoming presence to help us greeting and ushering our parishioners once every 3-4 weeks at the mass you regularly attend. For signing up and training please contact
3 WORDS THAT SUM UP THE PURPOSE OF CHRISTIANITY
It is said that if you understand what Saint Paul means by “participation in Christ,” you understand what it means to be a Christian...and also how to become a saint!
Those three simple words show up again and again throughout the New Testament. Christianity is not about participation with Christ, but participation in Christ. But what’s the difference, and why does it matter? Find out in this short video:
How can you participate “in Christ”? What is the first step and what brings it to perfection?
Why does love endure forever, while faith and hope do not?
Saint Paul says that with faith in Jesus and his Resurrection, sin and death no longer have power over us. What has power over you? How could drawing closer to Jesus give those things less power?
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GETTING TO KNOW DEACON LARRY
How well do you know Deacon Larry Vaclavik? In this edition of reNEWed, he goes in-depth on himself and opens up about his career and life serving God. Also, he gives a little-known fact that he has in common with Cardinal Daniel DiNardo!
Leave your comments and questions and stay tuned for next week's episode. If you want to watch preview Renewed episodes, please go to
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Embark on an epic quest through hidden ruins, ancient caves, and dense jungles. Discover God’s greatest treasure isn’t diamonds, gems, or gold!
When: Monday, July 12 – Friday, July 16 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $60 per child which includes snacks, t-shirts, crafts, and more!
Registration is now open.
Please register on-line
Volunteers are needed
Adult and Youth (youth must be entering 7th grade for the 2021-2022 school year)
For more information, please contact
or call 346-335-1816.
FAITH FORMATION AND YOUTH MINISTRY
St Theresa is searching for a full-time Faith Formation Coordinator/Youth Minister
for elementary and high school-aged children and youth. The successful candidate will help redevelop and direct the parish’s Faith Formation ministry for elementary and middle school students and implement a comprehensive Youth Ministry program for high school students.
Under the direction of the Pastor, the successful candidate would:
Facilitate our Elementary/Middle School Faith Formation program
Facilitate our High School Faith Formation program, service projects, retreats and support the Sacrament Preparation coordinator for Confirmation
Develop a summer Youth Leader and Confirmation retreat
Develop relationships with catechists, youth and families that will support our parish’s mission of All Are Welcome.
• Practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church.
• Catechist Certification. BFCL, CLI, or currently in the formation process preferred. Must complete the Archdiocese requirements for continuing education and certification.
• A minimum of 1-year youth ministry experience (e.g. Program development, implementation, relational, ministry, etc.) and Youth Ministry certification
• Completion of Child and Youth Protection Safe Environment training.
• Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to relate to different age groups.
• Must be a self-starter, good listener, and exhibit excellent oral and written communication skills.
Suitable candidates should send a cover letter and resume to
That are daily actions reflect our goal of good discipleship.
“Children, let us love not in word or speech but in deed and truth.”
(1 John 3:18)
Regarding our Catholic faith, do you “walk the talk?” Do your actions reflect what it means to be a good disciple? Are you an active participant at Sunday Mass? Are you joyful when participating in parish ministry? Do you give gratefully and generously with your financial support to your parish and other Church needs? If not, it’s not too late to start!
Pledged gifts allow St. Theresa Catholic Church an opportunity to budget with an actual income in mind.
1. Stewardship pledge cards can be placed in one of the collection baskets after Mass or they can be mailed into our office.
2. Visit our giving site to set up your stewardship pledge electronically
and click “Stewardship
Donations” under the “Giving” tab.
Thank you for supporting our mission.
Use your credit card, checking, or savings account today!
Click the button to get started.
Online Giving / Mass Collection
For cash and check contributions please mail your envelope to
St. Theresa Catholic Church at
6622 Haskell St. | Houston TX | 77007
GIVE GOD'S LIGHT TO THE ONES IN NEED
We invite you to light a virtual candle for a special intention, or someone in need. The is no limit to the number of candles you can light and you don't have to be a member of the parish to participate. Please, go to our website
Get to know your lectors. This week the following parishioners will be reading at mass:
Saturday, May 1, 2021, 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 2, 2021, 10:00 a.m.
Sunday, May 2, 2021, 5:30 p.m.
If you want to participate in this ministry or if you want more information about lectors, please contact
ALTAR FLOWERS MAY 1st - MAY 2nd
The flowers on the altar are in celebration of the wedding of Auggie and Jerome Dela Cruz
Flowers for the altar entirely depend on the sponsorship from your dedications. Schedule a dedication today! Please place your request two weeks in advance of your dedication date. For more information please contact
We welcome these new Catholics into the Roman Catholic Church by the Sacrament of Holy Baptism:
Miranda Dominguez Prieto
For more information about Baptisms, please contact
or go to our website
Congratulations to these couples, who received the Sacrament of Marriage in the months of January and February 2021.
May God bless them and enlighten them with His grace.
Hadlea Elizabeth Bothe and Evan Hamilton Bender
Jenna Eileen McCormick and Joseph William Calhoun III
Christina Daniella Hamilton and Tanner Alan Shadoan
Ana Maria Maldonado and Erick Rey Miranda
For more information about matrimonies, please contact
or go to our website
THE DONAL S. NESTI, CSSp CENTER FOR FAITH AND CULTURE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS
M.A. IN FAITH AND CULTURE ZOOM OPEN HOUSE
MAY 12TH, 8:00 P.M. (CST)
The Center for Faith and Culture at the Univerity of St. Thomas in Houston is hosting a Zoom Open House for prospective students for our M.A. in Faith and Culture that is both online and on-campus!
This program is intended for students who want to be transformed by the Catholic theological, social, and moral teachings of the Church, and then to go out and transform the dominant American culture.
CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF GALVESTON-HOUSTON
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
continues to serve people in need during the COVID-19 pandemic through all of its programs. Food pantries are open for drive-through food distribution at three locations: Guadalupe Center in Houston; Mamie George Community Center in Richmond; Beacon of Hope Center in Galveston. For hours and other information, click
or call the COVID Assistance Line at
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
POPE FRANCIS CALLS FOR MAY PRAYER MARATHON FOR PANDEMISC'S END
Pope Francis has called for a global prayer marathon during the Marian month of May to petition God for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Each day in May, there will be a Livestream from one of 30 chosen Marian shrines or sanctuaries to guide the prayer at 6 p.m. Rome time (noon EDT) on all Vatican media platforms. The pope will open the month-long prayer on May 1st and conclude it on May 31st.
FREE STD TESTING IN HOUSTON, TX
Recently, our team of researchers and medical experts investigated the rising number of STD cases in Houston. We believe there are two immediate problems that need to be addressed: education and accessibility. In order to help solve these issues, we created a comprehensive resource, which features a directory of local non-profit organizations in Houston that provide a wide range of free health care services to help stop the spread of STD in your community. You can view the resource here:
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
American Red Cross:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Christian Community Service Center:
Counseling (Grief, Family, etc.)
Families of Addicts
If you have a life-threatening emergency, call
. Non Emergencies:
Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Center:
Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA)
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
United Way of Greater Houston:
PARISH AND SCHOOL DIRECTORY
6622 Haskell St., Houston, TX 77007 Phone: 713-869-3783 Fax: 713-869-3784
Fr. Phil Lloyd
Deacon Dwight Coles,
Deacon Larry Vaclavik,
Mary Ann Virgilio
Jeanette B. Deciderio
Pastoral Associate Matrimony/Annulment App./Funerals
10:00 a.m. Mass Choir Director/Organist/Media Ministry Coordinator
Director of Maintenance
Director of Technology
St. Theresa School
Director of Admissions
School Administrative Assistant
Early Childhood Center
Director of Admissions
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