St. John Neumann Catholic Church

Houston, Texas

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This Week in our Parish

Nov 4-10, 2018

THIRTY-FIRST Sunday in Ordinary Time 31st Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario



Pray for the Sick


  • Leonel Chavez,
  • Janet Ledger,
  • Willie Mendoza,
  • Ida Novales,
  • Tino Herrera,
  • Jaime Herrera,
  • Edmunda Urbina,
  • Eddy Johnston,
  • Warlita Olay Opinaldo,
  • Chip Norra,
  • Rosalee Velasquez,
  • Paul Walker,
  • Bryan Soto,
  • Oscar Saul Sarabia,
  • Abigail Joanna Henson,
  • Minh Truong,
  • Henry Lundy,
  • Julio Vasquez,
  • Ricarda Hernandez,
  • Fabiola Gonzalez,
  • Percyveranda Puquiz,
  • Connie Fernandez,
  • Antonio Padua,
  • Emilio Rocha,
  • Suzanne Krusleski,
  • Edward Casiano,
  • Paul Daniel Gonzales,
  • Maria Moncada,
  • Maria I. Palomo


& all those in nursing homes & hospitals.

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The Lights, Host, & Wine

for the week of November 4, 2018

were donated by David & Melissa Solis

for birthday blessings for

Miranda Ruiz & Josiah Serna

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The Altar Flowers

for the week of November 4, 2018 

were donated by Inez Quiroga

in memory of

Eugenio A. Palomo

Stewardship of Prayer and Reflection

        The faithful scribe only asks Jesus, “Which is the first of all the commandments?” (Mark 12:28).He gets more than he bargained for, as Jesus gives him two. Seen from God’s perspective, the pairing makes perfect sense. The human race was created in the image and likeness of God. Indeed, the human race was created from the love of God. So from the divine perspective, everyone is worthy of love. Everyone was made in God’s image. Everyone was made from God’s love. Viewing it from this perspective, we realize how the second commandment flows logically from the first. • We also know that God is in every one of us. If we are to look keenly, the face of Jesus is visible in everyone’s face. TheHoly Spirit dwells within us. Thus, loving your neighbor is loving God. And we know from the parable of the Good Samaritan what God is asking of us when we are told to love our neighbor.

     El escriba fiel sólo le pregunta a Jesús: “¿Cuál es el primero de todos los mandamientos?” (Marcos 12, 28). Pero recibe más de loque pidió, pues en vez de un mandamiento Jesús le da dos. Parece que, desde la perspectiva de Dios, emparejar esos dos mandamientos tiene un perfecto sentido. La humanidad fue creada a la imagen y semejanza de Dios, En efecto, la humanidad fue creada por el amor de Dios. Consecuentemente, desde la perspectiva divina, todos son dignos del amor. Todos fueron creados a imagen de Dios, Todos fueron creados por el amor de Dios. Mirándolo desde esa perspectiva nos damos cuenta de que el segundo mandamiento fluye lógicamentedel primero. Sabemos también que Dios vive en cada uno de nosotros. Si miramos al otro no superficial- mente, sino con intensidad, veremos el rostro de Jesús que se hace visible en el rostro de ellos. El Espíritu Santo habita en nosotros. Por tanto, amar al prójimo es amar a Dios. Y por la parábola del buen samaritano.


Quote for the Week... 

“God alone can give us true happiness. It’s useless wasting time looking for it elsewhere: in wealth, pleasure, and power

~Pope Francis

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