We, the Roman Catholic Community of St. Patrick Church under the guidance and protection of Mary, our Blessed Mother, and St. Patrick our Patron, recognize ourselves as disciples of Jesus Christ. We strive to be a prayerful Eucharistic Family, open to the power of the Holy Spirit and conscious of our mission to use our time, talent and treasure in service to our brothers and sisters and to the glory of God.
St. Pat's Updates
Festival Week of the Immaculate Virgin Mary
December 5-December 12, 2021
As bishop of the Diocese of Tyler, I invite the faithful of the diocese to enter into a Festival Week of the Immaculate Virgin Mary celebrating the 2nd Sunday of Advent, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and the 3rd Sunday of Advent – Gaudete Sunday. I encourage all to enter into this special week of prayer and fasting with the intentions of unity in the Holy Catholic Church, the Body of Christ and Peace in our nation and in our world.
I will be present at the Cathedral for Eucharistic Adoration and Holy Mass from Monday through Friday of this week. Adoration will begin at 6:00 AM each day and continue until Holy Mass at 7:00 AM. All are invited to come to the Cathedral for one of these opportunities of prayer. Certainly, if traveling to the Cathedral is not possible, I encourage everyone around the diocese to join us in spiritual communion.
In addition, I ask everyone to fast for at least one of these days or multiple days if you discern that it is feasible for you to do so. The fasting I recommend is the customary Lenten Fast on Ash Wednesday which consists of eating only one full meal for the day. If this is not possible, I urge all to enter into some form of fasting during this Festival Week.
During this festival week, I remind you that the Church grants a plenary indulgence, under the usual conditions of complete detachment from all sin, sacramental confession, Eucharistic Communion, and prayer for the intention of the Sovereign Pontiff, to the faithful who visit the Blessed Sacrament for adoration lasting at least a half hour (Conc. 7, §1, 1°). Also, a partial indulgence, under the usual conditions, is granted to the faithful who fast or otherwise voluntarily abstain from something that is licit for and pleasing to them (Gen. Conc. III).
I pray that participating in this way will make this Advent’s Gaudete Sunday especially joyful.
Let us repent of our sins this Advent and rejoice in Emmanuel as we prepare ourselves for the Nativity of the Lord at Christmas.
Bishop Joseph E. Strickland, Diocese of Tyler
Confessions Dec 15 from 6 to 8pm
St. Patrick church is blessed to have many Ministries in our parish! We are hoping to start another ministry called Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA). They are one of the largest international organizations of Catholic women in the world, dedicated to strengthening our spiritual life through Christ and His Church. The purpose of this organization is to participate in the religious, charitable, and educational Apostolates of the Church. They engage in creative and spiritual programs which provide its members with the opportunity to develop their God-given
talents in meaningful ways that positively influence the welfare of the Church and all people throughout the world.
Representatives will be giving pulpit talks during masses on December 4, and December 5, 2021. If you are interested in joining this organization and helping Father Denzil institute a CDA court at St. Patrick, please contact Suzie Pierce, 281-793-4230 or email@example.com
COVID 19 UPDATE
English Stewardship Handbook
New St. Patrick’s Catholic Church November Newsletter is published!
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- Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament after the 8am Mass till 7pm
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Please click on the link to support St. Patrick’s by giving your offering online or by collection basket located in the church foyer.
Saturday Vigil 5PM (English) 7PM (Spanish),
Sunday 9 AM (English),
Sunday 11AM (Spanish), and
Sunday 5 PM (English).
The Parish Office is open during regular hours (Monday-Friday, 8 AM – 4 PM) . but we are asking you to contact us via phone 936-634-6833.
If you are a group leader please contact the office with any updated info.