St. John Neumann Catholic Church

Houston, Texas

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Jan 4-11, 2015

January 3, 2015
THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD — LA EPIFANÍA DEL SEÑOR 

 


 

PRAY FOR THE SICK / RUEGA POR  LOS ENFERMOS

  • Msgr. Seth Hermoso,
  • Mike Walsh,
  • Valerie Walsh,
  • Carmel Johnston,
  • Eddy Johnston,
  • Robert Shepard,
  • Tino Herrera,
  • Juanito Peralta,
  • Sylvia Sustaita,
  • Noemi Moran,
  • Margaret Trahan,
  • Willie Mendoza,
  • Romy Pagne,
  • Marcelino Aviles,
  • Luciano Perez,
  • 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. 

 

                                                                  

Stewardship of Prayer and Reflection

Today’s magi are legion—men and women of science and statecraft, devotees of art and culture, people of good will with good hearts, whose searching, far from “troubling” us, should challenge us to deepen our understanding of the revelation we have received and to appreciate the gifts modern seekers still bring. We are called to find Christ together, even if we already know where Christ is; and with all who seek Christ, to be changed by that encounter, to “return to our own country,” our daily world, “by another way.”

Los magos de hoy componen una legión; hombres y mujeres de ciencia y de habilidades políticas, devotos del arte y de la cultura, personas de buena voluntad y con buen corazón, cuyas averiguaciones, lejos de “inquietarnos” deberían desafiarnos a profundizar nuestro entendimiento de la revelación que hemos recibido y a apreciar los dones que, aún hoy, traen estas personas modernas que andan en esas búsquedas. Estamos llamados a encontrar a Cristo juntos, aunque ya sepamos dónde está Cristo, y juntos dejarnos cambiar por ese encuentro a fin de “regresar a nuestra propia tierra”, o sea, a nuestro mundo cotidiano, “por otro camino”. 

 

AS OF Dec 26, 2014 

Our Goal $ 66,000.00

Pledged:$ 58,051.75

Paid: $ 51,566.34

78% of Goal 

Participants: 324

 

St. John Neumann Celebration

Fiesta de San John Neumann

Our Parish will honor the Feast Day of our Patron Saint John Neumann on Saturday, January 10, 2015, with a Procession at 10:00 a.m. and immediately follows the Mass (Multicultural). The celebration will continue after Mass in the Marek Hall with a potluck dinner and fellowship. Please come join in this special celebration with your parish family. Please bring your favorite covered dish to share.

Nuestra parroquia celebrara la Fiesta de nuestro Patrón San John Neumann el sabado, 10 de Enero, con una Procesión. a las 10:00 a.m., e inmediatamente la Santa Misa. La celebración continuara con un Convivió en el Marek Hall después de la Misa. Favor venga a disfrutar esta noche con su familia parroquial. Favor de traer su platillo favorito para compartir con los demás. 

Our heartfelt thanks to Sacristans, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Ministry of Music, Lectors, Altar Servers, Ushers, and the Art & Environment Team for the success of our Advent and Christmas Celebration. Your gesture of generosity and hard work is sincerely appreciated. 

 

Blessing of the Home on the Feast of the Epiphany

Leader: Bless, + O Lord God almighty, this home, that in it there may be health, purity, the strength of victory, humility, goodness and mercy, the fulfillment of Your law, the thanksgiving to God the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. And may this blessing remain upon this home and upon all who dwell herein. Through Christ our Lord.

All: Amen.

After the prayers of the blessing are recited, each room of the home is sprinkled with Epiphany water and incensed. The initials of the Magi are inscribed upon the doors with the blessed chalk. (The initials, C, M, B, can also be interpreted as the Latin phrase "Christus mansionem benedicat" which means "Christ bless this house".) 

 

 

 

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