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           John 12.20


       2018 LENTEN SEASON

        Stations of the Cross

will be held every Friday during Lent at

8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.


Fasting & Abstinence – All Roman Catholics,

aged 14 and older should abstain from meat on

Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and

all Fridays during Lent.

Roman Catholics between the

ages of 18 and 59 should fast –

eat no more than one full meal per day on

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

Fish Dinners will be sold on Ash Wednesday and every

Friday during Lent starting at 11:00 a.m.


Passion Play 2017

Casting Call for Passion Play

on Good Friday

St. Mary's Creative Arts Ministry is looking for

volunteers and actors to participate in the

presentation of 

"The Passion of Jesus Christ"

on Good Friday at 7:00 pm.

No previous acting experience is neeed.

We are looking for actors, dancers and singers

for this presentation.

Volunteers will be in the gallery after

8:30 am and 11:00 am  masses to take the

name and phone number of persons wishing

to participate in the program.

Thank you for your time and talent.


Liturgical Dancers 8-30 Easter mass 




Please keep the family of

Mrs. Ida Jane Landry,

mother of Robin Thornton, in your prayers.

Mrs. Landry passed on Tuesday morning, March 20th.

Her funeral will be on Saturday, March 24th @ 1:30 pm

at St. Charles  Borromeo Catholic Church in

Grand Coteau, Louisiana.


Please also keep  the family of

Mr. Lawrence Collins,

in your prayers.

Arrangements will be finalized for

Thursday March 22nd, 2018

Viewing 9AM-11AM

Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual

light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful

departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.





Rev Paul Whittington- Revivalist

Fr. Paul Whittington, O.P., pastor of St. Benedict the

African West Parish in Chicago

and a self-proclaimed “Bap-lic” because of his

Baptist and Catholic heritages, preaches a

Lenten revival on

March 19-21,  2018
at St. Mary of the Purification Church
7:00 P.M. Each Evening

March 24, 2018
African-American Catholic
Youth Day
(Open to all parishes) 
St. Monica Catholic Church 
8421 West Montgomery Road, 
Houston, Texas 77088 
Contact: Doris Barrow  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



Saturday, April 21, 2018
Sisters In The Spirit Prayer Breakfast
(Open to public)$15 donation
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
St. Martin de Porres 12606
Crosby Lynchburg Rd
Barrett Station, Texas 77532 
Contact: Laura Bass (832) 715-0547



 Unity Explosion 2018



Todays Readings 


Announcements & Activities for Catholics of

African Descent


Vatican News 

National Black Catholic Congress


Rome Reports