KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: A fraternal and beneficent society of Catholic men of Lufkin and the surrounding area. The purpose of the society is to develop a practical Catholicity among its members, to promote Catholic education and charity. For more information contact any active member. Meetings are the 4th Thursday of the month at 7pm. Fourth Degree Knights meet at 6pm. All meetings in the St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church Parish Hall, Lufkin, Tx.
Catholic Daughters Of America One of the largest organizations of Catholic women the St. Patrick Court #2777 Ladies of LaSalette was instituted in 2022. Members donate to charities, administer scholarship programs and strive “to be helping hands where there is pain, poverty, sorrow or sickness.” They embrace the principle of faith working through love in the promotion of justice, equality and the advancement of human rights and human dignity for all. For contact information call the church office 936-634-6833.
The Society of St. Vincent De Paul: Founded in 1833 The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a worldwide organization of lay Catholics following Christ’s call to serve the poor, the suffering and the deprived. Founded in 2023 The St. Patrick’s St. Vincent de Paul conference is the first in the Southeast Deanery of the Diocese of Tyler. All are welcome to join. Contact Susan Leaper 936-635-9307 for more info.
The Gabriel Project The Gabriel Project® is a confidential and compassionate outreach to women who are distressed over an unplanned pregnancy. We rely on local parish communities to respond in a loving manner to the needs of the mother-to-be, witnessing to the infinite and healing love of God. A trained “Gabriel Angel” from a participating church supports the woman’s choice for life through friendship, encouragement, and prayer throughout her pregnancy. In addition to providing emotional and spiritual support, the “Gabriel Angel” helps the expectant mom with various practical needs, including finding resources such as the following:
- Pregnancy information and assistance with pre-natal care
- Maternity and baby clothes, cribs, strollers, and various baby items
- Referrals for housing, medical care and counseling
- Parenting support or adoption information
There is no charge for our services and we do not discriminate because of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, or religious affiliation of our clients.
Call 888-300-5112 to be connected with your local services.
60-5 CLUB: This group was started by Fr. Fred Julien, M.S. many years ago as he felt a need for the seniors of St. Patrick Church to have a place to mingle with good fellowship. He opened up his home to them for a meal the first Sunday of each month. Fr. Julien provided the meat for the meal and the seniors brought potluck dishes to share. The seniors were happy and enjoyed the fellowship. Somewhere along the way, the date and meeting place was changed. We now meet the last Tuesday of the month in the Faith Formation building at noon. Everyone brings a potluck dish to share. Anyone over the age of 55, man or woman, are invited to join us for the food and fellowship. We play bingo after the meal. Contact person is Edna Garza 936-675-5761
STAINED GLASS BILINGUAL CHOIR: The bilingual choir, often knows as “Stained Glass” The choir, which has it’s roots in the parish children’s choir of the 1990s began singing music at mass during Advent of 2001. The group sings at weddings and Quinceñeras and bilingual liturgies. All are welcome to join at anytime. If you have any questions please contact Carl or Cathy Wallace at (936) 707-9211 or 936-414-6837.
RADIO PROGRAM: “La Voz Catolica” – Sunday 8:30 am – 9:00 am on radio station Super Mix 101.9 FM/Rodolfo Escobedo
ETHICS AND INTEGRITY: “Zero Tolerance on Abuse” – Training sessions to be announced in bulletin. The Diocese of Tyler is committed to provide help to anyone who may have been hurt or abused by a priest, deacon, religious, or anyone working in the name of the Church. Concerns about the conduct of Church personnel can be directed to the pastor of the Promoter of Justice; Very Rev. John Gomez, JCL at firstname.lastname@example.org
1 VOICE CHOIR: This diverse choir, singing both traditional and contemporary, sings at the 5:00PM Sunday liturgy and is open to all parishioners. 1Voice also sings at other Catholic churches, churches of different faiths, community and civic events. 1Voice has produced a CD “One Purpose, One Song, One God, One Voice” and a Christmas CD. All sales of CDs go towards the Music Ministry fund to purchase new music, instruments or equipment. 1Voice practices every Tuesday night at 6:30 pm in the home of a choir member as well as meet at church at 4:00 pm on Sundays to practice before the mass. Contact persons are Jan Kupec at (936) 875-2698 or Jimmy Schroeder at (936) 824-3557. Romans 15:6 – “Then all of you can join together with one voice, giving praise and glory to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
TUESDAY MORNING GROUP The Tuesday Morning Group meets at the Tuesday morning mass and prays the Rosary and the Legion of Mary Novena after the Mass. Everyone is welcome to join us whenever they can.
ST. PATRICK’S FESTIVAL: Yearly parish wide celebration celebrated in March by a potluck dinner.
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Daily Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 7am-9pm. Permanent Adorers contact the church office
COME, LORD JESUS! – The Come, Lord Jesus! program presents the Word of God and the teachings of the faith in a content of prayerful reflection within a community of Christian love. You will also experience the beauty and strength of Christian love in a community of believers, as did the early Christians. Come, Lord Jesus! makes you ask questions and search for answers. It provides a forum with which to share your faith. Through sharing your understanding and experiences with your friends in Christ, you will acquire the self-confidence to defer and explain your faith to others when those teachable moments for witness occur. St. Patrick’s Come, Lord Jesus! meets on Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. For more information call Barbara Taylor 936-465-4302 or www.ComeLordJesus.com.
St Benedict Prayer Group: A Charismatic Prayer Group led by Deacon Gary Trevino meets Tuesdays in LaSalette Hall at 7:30. Every 4th Tuesday is Holy Hour. For prayers and petitions call 936-229-2354. All are welcome.
Parish Finance Council
Centering Prayer Group