St. John Neumann Catholic Church

Houston, Texas

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Dec 6-13, 2015



Pray for the Sick / Ruega por Los Enfermos


  • Msgr. Seth Hermoso,
  • Tino Herrera,
  • Willie Mendoza,
  • Ida Novales,
  • Virginia Lundy,
  • Teresa Huerta,
  • Erico Reinanes,
  • David Martinez,
  • Robert Nador,
  • Avelina Hernandez,
  • Brian Soto Valle,
  • Olga Gonzalez,
  • Brandon Pham,
  • Janet Leger,
  • Alicia Darjean;
  • and all those in nursing homes and hospitals. 


(Please call the office to keep a name on this list for more than three weeks)

Please Pray for our Men and Women in the Military

  • Andrew De Haro,
  • Berenice Garcia,
  • Eric Granados,
  • Duane Edward Jackson,
  • Fernando Jamandre,
  •  Rafael Jamandre,
  • Jennifer Konvicka,
  • Mark Konvicka, Jr.,
  • Michael Martinez,
  • Rory McBride,
  • Francisco Javier Mills,
  • Edgar Ramirez,
  • Karina Rosales,
  • Pedro Rosas,
  • Garett Smith,
  • Oscar Orlando Gomez Villatoro,
  • their families & loved ones. 


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Sanctuary Lights, Hosts and Wine for the week of 

December 6

were donated for Birthday Blessing

Stewardship of Prayer and Reflection


Two days from now in Rome, on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis will open the "Holy Door" to signal the opening of the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Fittingly, Baruch bids God's crushed and scattered people exchange robes of mourning and misery for the splendor of God's mercy, restoring them to peace, vindicating them with justice, and gathering them for worship. Paul confidently declares that God will continue fulfilling such promises by increasing believers' love and sharpening their discernment of enduring values.

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En cuestión de dos días, en la solemnidad de la Inmaculada Concepción, el Papa Francisco abrirá en Roma la "Puerta Santa" a fin de señalar el comienzo del Año Jubilar de la Misericordia. De manera apropiada Baruc le extiende una invitación al pueblo destrozado y disperso, para que cambie sus vestidos de luto y miseria por el esplendor de la misericordia de Dios, que les devuelve la paz, los justifica y los reúne para que caminen bajo la gloria de Dios. Pablo declara confiadamente que Dios continuará cumpliendo tales promesas haciendo crecer el amor de los creyentes y dándoles una mayor sensibilidad en cuanto a discernir los valores que perduran. 

As the Jubilee Year of Mercy begins, what twists and turns do I need to let God untangle in my life? What rough edges smooth out? What mountainous of pride bring low? What valleys of indifference and neglect fill with mercy for others

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Al comenzar el Año Jubilar de la Misericordia, ¿qué madejas en mi vida debo dejar que Dios desenrede? ¿Qué asperezas? ¿Cuánto orgullo descomunal debe rebajar? ¿Qué valles de indiferencia y abandono debe llenar para que yo tenga misericordia para con los demás? 

 DSF 2015 Update as of Nov 23



Our Goal $66,000.00
Pledged $52,152.73
Paid $45,335.74
% 69% of Goal
Participants 298


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This Holy Year will begin on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, December 8, 2015 and will conclude on Sunday, November 20, 2016, the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe and living face of the Father's mercy.

The mottoMerciful Like the Father(taken from the Gospel of Luke, 6:36) invites all of us to follow the merciful example of the Father who asks us not to judge or condemn but to forgive and to give love and forgiveness without measure. 

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