St. John Neumann Catholic Church

Houston, Texas

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Feb 18-25, 2018

February 18, 2018

A letter From your Pastor....

My Dear Parishioners:
My ministry as a pastor of St. John Neumann

Church ends this month. It is again a time of gratitude, remembrances and farewell. We all have been together in our journey as a faith community for the last 12 years! God in His goodness has accompanied us in my leadership, unworthy as I am, and in your faithful following of His will. Firstly, we thank God for His continuing presence and care! And I now thank you for your fidelity and cooperation as we seek the Kingdom of God through Christ. It has been a journey filled with joys, hopes, trials, success and celebrations! Thank you very much.

We have become a great and better parish! We are growing together in our faith through our many ministries and Church renewal program! The renovation of our church and other facilities are an inspiration to all of us. But I also ask for your understanding of my shortcomings as I tried my best for only the good of the parish

I leave you all with love, gratitude and best memories. My address: Archbishop Joseph Fiorenza Retirement Residence, 2407 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77021-2023. God bless you.

Mis Queridos Feligreses: Al fin de este mes termina mi ministerio como su pastor en San Juan Neumann. Otra vez es un tiempo de gratitud, recuerdos y despedida. Hemos sido juntos en la jornada de fe como una comunidad en estos doce años. Dios nos ha acompañado por su amor y cuidado en mi liderazgo, aunque indigno soy yo, y en su fidelidad. ¡Primeramente, damos gracias a Dios! ¡También, doy gracias por su fidelidad y cooperación en nuestro reto de establecer el Reino de Dios por Jesucristo! Ha sido una jornada llena de alegrías, esperanzas, pruebas, éxitos y celebraciones. Muchas gracias por todos.

Hay mucho que recordar y celebrar. Hemos crecido como una parroquia grande y mejor. Estamos creciendo juntos en nuestra fe por los ministerios y la campana de renovación de nuestro templo y los edificios. Es una inspiración para todos. Al mismo tiempo yo pido su comprensión de mis defectos ocasionados solamente por lo bien de la comunidad.

Hasta luego. Me despido de ustedes con cariño, gratitud y buenos recuerdos. Mi dirección se ve arriba. Roguemos a Nuestra Madre María. Dios les bendiga.

Msgr. Seth F. Hermoso 


A letter From your Priest....

As you all know, I will be leaving this parish on the 28th of February. Allow me to take this opportunity to express my utmost gratitude to all of you for your untiring support to my priestly ministry.

We, your priests are vessels of God. Like stained glass windows, we are broken, we are not perfect, and we believe no one is! Hopefully, you do not see too much of our inadequacies, rather, the God in us.

Please know of my abiding appreciation for all that you have for us. There is sadness in parting. That is actually the reality of the priesthood — we come and go. As the cliché goes, no goodbyes but until we meet again. Thank you and may the God of all consolation bless us all.

Como todos ustedes saben, dejare esta parroquia el 28 de febrero. Permítame aprovechar esta oportunidad para expresarles mi sincera gratitud por su incansable apoyo a mi ministerio sacerdotal.

Nosotros, tus sacerdotes, somos vasijas de Dios. Al igual que las vidrieras, estamos rotos, no somos perfectos, y creemos que nadie es! Ojala, ustedes no vean mucho de nuestras insuficiencias, más bien, el Dios en nosotros.

Por favor, sepan de mi permanente apreciación por todo lo que tienen para nosotros. Todos sabemos que hay tristeza en la despedida. Esa es realmente la realidad del sacerdocio: vamos y venimos. Como dice el dicho, no hay despedidas sino hasta que nos veremos. Gracias y que Dios de todo consuelo nos bendiga a todos.

Fr. Maynard 


 

 

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“Beyond” youth group meeting

Inviting students in grades 9th through 12th!

Join us at  the St. John Paul II Room, have fun and learn more about our Faith. 

Snacks always served!
Next Meeting: Wednesday, Feb 21st, 6:30PM—7:30PM 


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FISH FRY FRIDAYS!

Fish Dinner on FRIDAYS during Lent from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the Parish Hall.

Pescado frito los VIERNES de Cuaresma de las 5:00 PM a las 8:00 PM en el salón parroquial. 


Todos están invitados a asistir en las clases de Biblia, que iniciarán el miércoles 21 de febrero, de 7:00pm a 8:30pm en el Salón de Santa Cecilia. Vamos a estudiar el evangelio según San Lucas, con 12 lecciones. ¡Es una buena oportunidad para aprender y entender nuestra Biblia y crecer en nuestra fe!

¡TÉ ESPERAMOS, NO FALTES! 

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Jan 28 - Feb 4, 2018

January 27, 2018

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“Beyond” youth group meeting

Inviting students in grades 9th through 12th!

Join us at  the St. John Paul II Room, have fun and learn more about our Faith. 

Snacks always served!
Next Meeting: Wednesday, Feb 7th, 6:30PM—7:30PM 


QUESTION FOR THE WEEK 

What kind of “unclean spirits” a icting some people do I encounter? Do I risk becoming unclean myself when encountering those who are a icted? Can I overcome that risk? 

 

PREGUNTA PARA LA SEMANA 

¿Qué clase de “espíritus inmundos” a ige a algunas de las personas con las cuales me encuentro? ¿Tengo el riesgo de convertirme en inmundo por mi contacto con los que están afectados? ¿Puedo superar ese riesgo? 

 

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Dec 31, 2017 - Jan 7, 2018

January 2, 2018

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“Beyond” youth group meeting

Inviting students in grades 9th through 12th!

Join us at  the St. John Paul II Room, have fun and learn more about our Faith. 

Snacks always served!
Next Meeting: Wednesday, Jan 3rd, 6:30PM—7:30PM 


QUESTION FOR THE WEEK

Do I display the attributes described in today’s readings when relating to my own family? Do I show these qualities in my relations with friends, coworkers, strangers?

PREGUNTA PARA LA SEMANA

¿Demuestro los atributos que se describen en las lecturas de hoy en el trato con mi propia familia? ¿Demuestro esas cualidades en mis relaciones con amigos, compañeros de trabajo y extraños? 

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Dec 10-17, 2017

December 12, 2017

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“Beyond” youth group meeting

Inviting students in grades 9th through 12th!

Join us at  the St. John Paul II Room, have fun and learn more about our Faith. 

Snacks always served!
Next Meeting: Wednesday, Dec 13th, 6:30PM—7:30PM 


We have started to use our New Hymnal donated by a generous parishioner. Please refrain from le ing your children to play with it, write on it or tear its pages. Kindly give honor and respect to the sacred things in our worship space. Thank you.

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Hemos empezado a usar nuestro Nuevo Himnario donado por un feligrés generoso. Por favor absténgase de dejar que sus hijos jueguen con él, escriba en él o rasgue sus páginas. Amablemente, den honor y respecto a las cosas sagradas en nuestra Iglesia. Gracias. 


LA FIESTA DE NUESTRA SENORA DE GUADALUPE                               FEAST OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE

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               11:00 pm-12:00 pm Mañanitas - Iglesia

        MARTES (TUESDAY), DECEMBER 12

               6:30 pm Procesión /Procession

               7:00 pm Misa (bilingüe) Iglesia

                               Mass (Bilingual) Church

               8:30 pm Recepción / Reception

                                Marek Hall (Gym/Gimnasio) 

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Nov 19-26, 2017

November 19, 2017

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“Beyond” youth group meeting

Inviting students in grades 9th through 12th!

Join us at  the St. John Paul II Room, have fun and learn more about our Faith. 

Snacks always served!
Next Meeting: Wednesday, Nov 22nd, 6:30PM—7:30PM 


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Nov 5-12, 2017

November 5, 2017

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“Beyond” youth group meeting

Inviting students in grades 9th through 12th!

Join us at  the St. John Paul II Room, have fun and learn more about our Faith. 

Snacks always served!
Next Meeting: Wednesday, Nov 8th, 6:30PM—7:30PM 


Daylight Savings time - Fall Back!

 

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DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS on November 5th. Don’t forget to set your clocks backward! 

 
 

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Oct 22-29, 2017

October 22, 2017

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“Beyond” youth group meeting

Inviting students in grades 9th through 12th!

Join us at  the St. John Paul II Room, have fun and learn more about our Faith. 

Snacks always served!
Next Meeting: Wednesday, Oct. 25, 6:30PM—7:30PM 


WORLD MISSION SUNDAY

THANK YOU for your generous support on World Mission Sunday. While only some are called to go to the Missions to serve, all of us are called, by our Baptism, to support the Church’s missionary work by our prayers and financial help. To continue answering this call, visit MISSIO.org.

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MUCHAS GRACIAS por su generoso apoyo al Domingo Mundial de las Misiones. Mientras que sólo algunos reciben la convocatoria de acudir a las misiones para servir, todos nosotros recibimos el llamado, por nuestro bautizo, de apoyar la obra misionero de la Iglesia con nuestras oraciones y ayuda financiera. Para seguir respondiendo a este llamado, visite MISSIO.org.

 

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Sep 24-Oct 1, 2017

September 25, 2017

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“Beyond” youth group meeting

Inviting students in grades 9th through 12th!

Join us at  the St. John Paul II Room, have fun and learn more about our Faith. 

Snacks always served!
Next Meeting: Wednesday, Sept. 27, 6:30PM—7:30PM 

 

LAST MEETING / ÚLTIMA REUNIÓN

Wednesday / Miércoles

September 27, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Parish Hall / Salón Parroquial

 

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Sept 10-17, 2017

September 7, 2017

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“Beyond” youth group meeting

Inviting students in grades 9th through 12th!

Join us at  the St. John Paul II Room, have fun and learn more about our Faith. 

Snacks always served!
Next Meeting: Wednesday, Sept. 13, 6:30PM—7:30PM 

 

WEDNESDAY / MIÉRCOLES SEPTEMBER 13, 2017 7:00 P.M. PARISH HALL / SALÓN PARROQUIAL

We need BOOTH prizes!

¡Se necesitan premios para los PUESTOS !

Please pick up your Grand Raffle Tickets from the tables in the entrance of the Church.

Por favor recoge sus boletos de nuestra Gran Rifa en la entrada de la Iglesia. 

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July 23-30, 2017

July 24, 2017

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“Beyond” youth group meeting

Inviting students in grades 9th through 12th!

Join us at  the St. John Paul II Room, have fun and learn more about our Faith. 

Snacks always served!
Next Meeting: Wednesday, July 26, 6:30PM—7:30PM 

 

 

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 5

SUNDAY, AUGUST 6

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Please bring your donations of gently used clothing, appliances, furniture and other treasures to the Marek Bros. Hall (Gym) on Monday, July 31 – Thursday, August 3, from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Nuestra VENTA DE GARAJE será el sábado 5 de Agosto y domingo 6 de Agosto, 8:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m. Por favor traigan sus donaciones de ropa y artículos en buenas condiciones al gimnasio comenzando el lunes 31 de julio – jueves 3 de agosto, a las 12:00 p.m. hasta 6:00 p.m. 

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July 9-16, 2017

July 9, 2017

MEETING/ REUNION

Wednesday / Miércoles

July 12, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

Parish Hall/ Salón Parroquial

SLEEPING MATS WORKSHOP

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Join us for another instruction and demonstration for the Sleeping Mats for the Homeless on Wednesday, July 12th at 10:00 a.m. and Wednesday, July 19th at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. For more information, call Darlene @ (832) 434-6736 

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June 25 - July 2, 2017

June 25, 2017

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“Beyond” youth group meeting

Inviting students in grades 9th through 12th!

Join us at  the St. John Paul II Room, have fun and learn more about our Faith. 

Snacks always served!
Next Meeting: Wednesday, June 28, 6:30PM—7:30PM 

 

 

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June 4-11, 2017

June 4, 2017

 

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“Beyond” youth group meeting

Inviting students in grades 9th through 12th!

Join us at  the St. John Paul II Room, have fun and learn more about our Faith. 

Snacks always served!
Next Meeting: Wednesday, June 7, 6:30PM—7:30PM 

 

SLEEPING MATS PROJECT

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This weekend, there will be a display table for the Sleeping Mats for the Homeless Project after each Mass. Please plan to stop by and bring plastic grocery bags. 

 

Please plan to stop by and bring plastic grocery bags.

FATHER’S DAY – June 18th

We will honor our Fathers, living and deceased, with Masses and Prayers during the month of June. The Father’s Day Mass Envelopes are available at the entrance of the church. Please print names legibly as the names will be published. Please bring your envelopes with your offerings to the Parish Office during business hours or place in the Deposit Box at the entrance of the Church.

DIA DE LOS PADRES – 18 de Junio

Honraremos a nuestros Padres, vivos y difuntos, con Misas y Oraciones durante el mes de junio. Los sobres para el Día de los Padres se encuentran en la entrada de la Iglesia. Por favor escriban los nombres claramente porque serán publicados. Traigan los sobres con sus ofrendas a la oficina parroquial o pónganlos en la Caja de Deposito que se encuentra en la entrada de la Iglesia. 

 

 

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May 28-Jun 4, 2017

May 28, 2017

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“Beyond” youth group meeting

Inviting students in grades 9th through 12th!

Join us at  the St. John Paul II Room, have fun and learn more about our Faith. 

Snacks always served!
Next Meeting: Wednesday, May 31, 6:30PM—7:30PM 


SLEEPING MATS PROJECT

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On June 3 and 4, there will be a display table for the Sleeping Mats for the Homeless  Project after each Mass.

Please plan to stop by and bring plastic grocery bags. 

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May 21 -28, 2017

May 21, 2017

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“Beyond” youth group meeting

Inviting students in grades 9th through 12th!

Join us at  the St. John Paul II Room, have fun and learn more about our Faith. 

Snacks always served!
Next Meeting: Wednesday, May 24, 6:30PM—7:30PM 


 

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2017 HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATING SENIORS 

The Knights of Columbus, Council 7901 invite you to apply for the St. John Neumann Parish Scholarships. To be considered for this scholarship award, please obtain an application packet from the Parish Office, return your completed packet by May 26th to the Parish Office. You must be a registered and active member of St. John Neumann.

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May 7 - 14, 2017

May 9, 2017

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“Beyond” youth group meeting

Inviting students in grades 9th through 12th!

Join us at  the St. John Paul II Room, have fun and learn more about our Faith. 

Snacks always served!
Next Meeting: Wednesday, May 10, 6:30PM—7:30PM 


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We will have a Novena of Masses the entire month of May to honor our Mothers, living and deceased. Mother’s Day Mass envelopes are available in the entrance of the church. Please write the names clearly as the names will be published. Please bring your envelopes with your offerings to the Parish Office or put them in the collection basket on Sundays. 

 

Para honrar a nuestras Madres, vivas y difuntas, tendremos una Novena de Misas el mes de Mayo. Los sobres para el Día de las Madres son disponibles en la entrada de la iglesia. Por favor escriban los nombres claramente porque serán publicados. Vuelvan los sobres con sus ofrendas a la oficina parroquial o pongan en la colecta del domingo. 


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2017 HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATING SENIORS 

The Knights of Columbus, Council 7901 invite you to apply for the St. John Neumann Parish Scholarships. To be considered for this scholarship award, please obtain an application packet from the Parish Office, return your completed packet by May 26th to the Parish Office. You must be a registered and active member of St. John Neumann.

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Apr 30 - May 7, 2017

April 30, 2017

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“Beyond” youth group meeting

Inviting students in grades 9th through 12th!

Join us at  the St. John Paul II Room, have fun and learn more about our Faith. 

Snacks always served!
Next Meeting: Wednesday, May 3, 6:30PM—7:30PM 


Living and Sharing the Gospel

A Parish Mission

Conducted by Bill Wegner

Good News International (a Catholic Lay Ministry)

Sunday, May 7th through Wednesday, May 10th

Morning Session - after the 8:00 am Mass, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

EVERYONE IS WELCOME!


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We will have a Novena of Masses the entire month of May to honor our Mothers, living and deceased. Mother’s Day Mass envelopes are available in the entrance of the church. Please write the names clearly as the names will be published. Please bring your envelopes with your offerings to the Parish Office or put them in the collection basket on Sundays.

 

Para honrar a nuestras Madres, vivas y difuntas, tendremos una Novena de Misas el mes de Mayo. Los sobres para el Día de las Madres son disponibles en la entrada de la iglesia. Por favor escriban los nombres claramente porque serán publicados. Vuelvan los sobres con sus ofrendas a la oficina parroquial o pongan en la colecta del domingo. 


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2017 HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATING SENIORS

The Knights of Columbus, Council 7901 invite you to apply for the St. John Neumann Parish Scholarships. To be considered for this scholarship award, please obtain an application packet from the Parish Office, return your completed packet by May 26th to the Parish Office. You must be a registered and active member of St. John Neumann.

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April 23-30, 2017

April 23, 2017

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“Beyond” youth group meeting

Inviting students in grades 9th through 12th!

Join us at  the St. John Paul II Room, have fun and learn more about our Faith. 

Snacks always served!
Next Meeting: Wednesday, April 26, 6:30PM—7:30PM 


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Thank you! Muchas Gracias!

To all who have shared their time and talents for the success and meaningful celebrations of Lent and Easter: all the Choirs, Merlee and Marvie Lacanilao, altar Servers, Sacristans, Users, Lectors, EMHC's, Cippy Rodriguez, Via Cruces Leader, Jóvenes Adultos, Knights of Columbus Council 7901, Church organizations, catechists and volunteers, helpers, Parish and CCE staff and all involved.  I appreciate your kindness and generosity.  Nay God reward you abundantly!

A todos que apoyaron en todas las celebraciones litúrgicas y mucho quehaceres de la Cuaresma y Pascua de la Recurrección.  Gracias por su bondad y generosidad. ¡Dios les bendiga abundantemente!

-- Msgr. Seth Hermoso


Living and Sharing the Gospel

A Parish Mission

Conducted by Bill Wegner

Good News International (a Catholic Lay Ministry)

Sunday, May 7th through Wednesday, May 10th

Morning Session - after the 8:00 am Mass, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

EVERYONE IS WELCOME!


QUESTION FOR THE WEEK

To whom or to what situation this week can I bring Jesus' healing gift of shalom by offering my own forgiveness and reconciliation?

PREGUNTA PARA LA SEMANA

¿A qué persona o a qué situación puedo llevar el don senador de Jesús, su halo, esta semana al ofrecer mi propio perdón y mi reconciliación?

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March 19-26, 2017

March 20, 2017

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“Beyond” youth group meeting

Inviting students in grades 9th through 12th!

Join us at  the St. John Paul II Room, have fun and learn more about our Faith. 

Snacks always served!
Next Meeting: March 22, 6:30PM—7:30PM 


MASS INTENTIONS / INTENCIONES DE MISA

 

There are still available spaces for Mass Intentions. For more information, call the Parish Office.

Todavía hay espacios disponibles para Intenciones de Misa. Para más información, llame a la Oficina Parroquial. 


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February 12-19, 2017

February 12, 2017

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“Beyond” youth group meeting

Inviting students in grades 9th through 12th!

Join us at  the St. John Paul II Room, have fun and learn more about our Faith. 

Snacks always served!
Next Meeting: January 15, 6:30PM—7:30PM 


 

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Help for the Homeless

We are initiating a project for the homeless that cuts plastic grocery bags into “plastic yarn” that is used to crochet plastic sleeping mats.

We need bags and volunteers to cut them as well as volunteers to crochet or learn to crochet them. Join us for this corporal work of mercy. Call Darlene @ 832- 434-6736 

 

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