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The scholastic term used to designate the unique change of the Eucharist bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ. (CCC#1376)




  Congolese Mass

 Congolese celebrants 2.17.19


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During Black History Month, St. Mary’s usually celebrates at least one mass reflecting an African faith tradition.  In the past, that tradition celebrated was usually from Ghana.

This year, the Liturgical Committee approached Fr. Charles Ndumbi, SVD, asking him to share some traditions from this homeland, the Congo. The committee was totally unaware that the Congo has 43.5 million Catholics, and nor of the Zairean or Congolese rite. Fr. Charles and members of the Congolese Community graciously accepted that invitation and on February 17th the 11:00am mass was transformed into a Congolese mass with a choir and liturgical dancing.  The mass was open to and well attended by parishioners and visitors. There were people who came from as far away as Dallas and San Antonio to attend. Following the mass, the celebration continued with a banquet of Congolese dishes, and cultural fellowship where information was exchanged on the experiences of the Civil Rights in the USA and Post-Colonial Congo. The afternoon was concluded with a presentation of Congolese dancing performed by blended membership of St. Mary and Congolese performers. 

The experience was so positive, plans have begun to do the mass again next February, and to look for opportunities to worship and celebrate together in the near future. A very special thanks to JIWE Houston, Madia Ghonda, and members of the Congolese Community for sharing our common faith and heritage.   

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 Second Sunday in Lent

 Cross draped with purple 


Genesis 15 5-12 17-18 - Count the stars if you can

The Lord God took Abram outside and said, 
"Look up at the sky and count the stars, if you can.
Just so," he added, "shall your descendants be."
Abram put his faith in the LORD, 
who credited it to him as an act of righteousness.

Genesis 15:5 





Fish Fry 

KPC Ladies and Knights Court #159

will sell fish dinners

every Friday during Lent

March 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

April 5th, 12th and 19th

11:00 AM- 6:00 PM

(or Until Sold Out)

Dinners $10.00

Fish Sandwiches $5.00

Extra Fish $2.00

Soda/Water/Juice $1.00

Deliveries -10 or more dinners within 

5 miles of St. Mary's church.



Lenten Revival

on March 18th, 19th, & 20th at 7:00pm

Fr. Roy Lee

Fr. Roy Lee Ph.D.

presenter for our

2019 Lenten Revival at 

St. Mary of the Purification 

Catholic Church

3006 Rosedale 




St. Francis of Assisi 



St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

on the completion of their facilities.

They will be celebrating a

Mass of Blessing and Thanksgiving.

Principal Celebrant: Cardinal Daniel Dinardo

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

at 6:30 pm 

St. Francis invites all to join them as they celebrate 

their gratitude and thanksgiving to God for 

their recovery from the devastation of 

Hurricane Harvey and its flood.




FINAL African-American Youth Day    2019 FLYER 

2019 African-American Youth Day 

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