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Easter: 

The greatest and oldest of Christian feast, which celebrates Christ Resurrection from the dead. (CCC#1169)

  Congolese Mass

 Congolese celebrants 2.17.19

 

  Thank you for

    a beautiful

  celebration!!!!

 

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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HOLY WEEK

Holy Thursday at the 7PM Evening Mass

The Lord's Supper

Washing of Feet

foot-washing  

John 13:14-16 King James Version (KJV)

14 If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet;

ye also ought to wash one another's feet.

15 For I have given you an example,

that ye should do as I have done to you.

16 Verily, verily, I say unto you,

The servant is not greater than his lord;

neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.



Transfer of the Blessed Sacrament

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The faithful are invited to continue adoration during the evening.

 

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Good Friday

at the 7 PM Evening Mass

The Passion of the Lord

Adoration of the Holy Cross

Veneration of the Cross


Saturday April 20th

8:00 pm 

Easter Vigil in the Holy Night


Blessing of the Fire

 Vigil Fire

May the light of Christ rising in glory

dispel the darkness of our hearts and minds.

 

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The faithful process into the sanctuary slowly filling the church with their light!

 

Blessing of the Baptismal Water 

Blessing of the Baptismal Water

 

Baptism 2017 

Baptism of the Candidates

 

 Easter Sunday

Resurrection of the Lord

Mass at 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM


Venerated Cross




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.

 

 

 

 

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