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JANUARY 25, 2015
Thomas Metz †
Joseph & Sophie Derkowski †
Betty Jo Wagner †
LeRoy & Regina Kreman †
Rev. Camill Klos
Marina Amaya (Health)
Jacob House
Jake Anton Hoffart †
Connie Alvarez †
Fred Janda †
Bill Kenjura †
Franco D’Addosio †
St. Rose Community
The following Mass requests have been sent to the care
of Mission churches:
Juan Rochac, Philip Lester, Florence Kenjura, John Paul
Kauffman, Donnie Morrison, Edward & Anita Perez, Lena
Mattern, Sacred Heart-Thanksgiving & Special Intention
Pope Francis
meeting with
Sri Lanka’s
religious leaders
“Religious beliefs must never be allowed to be abused
in the cause of violence and war. We must be clear
and unequivocal in challenging our communities to
live fully the tenets of peace and coexistence found in
each religion, and to denounce acts of violence when
they are committed.”
Congratulations to
Martha Cullen
who celebrated her 95th birthday
on January 17th.
St. Rose Early Childhood Center
Please pray for our deceased loved ones:
needs full and part time staff.
Al Kenjura,
Becky Maxwell Wisnoski
If you have deep respect and love
for children, call 713-692-1941.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon them.
We have all been saddened by the tragic loss of life
that has occurred in Nigeria over the past weeks.
An estimated 2,000 Christians have been killed at the
hands of Boko Haram just this year.
Please join us as we pray for peace in Nigeria
and throughout the world.
Scripture Readings, January 26 - February 1
Basic Information Before Leaving Earth
Mon. Titus 1:1-5; Mark 3:22-30
Tues. Hebrews 10:1-10; Mark 3:31-35
Wed. Hebrews 10:11-18; Mark 4:1-20
Thurs. Hebrews 10:19-25; Mark 4:21-25
Fri. Hebrews 10:32-39; Mark 4:26-34
Sat. Hebrews 11:1-2,8-19; Mark 4:35-41
Sun. Deut. 18:15-20; 1Cor 7:32-35; Mark 1:21-28
Test your Bible IQ:
What had Simon, Andrew, James and John been doing for
a living when Jesus called them to follow him, and how
were they related to each other?
(answer on last page)
A love offering will be taken up to support the ministries of
John Michael Talbot and the Brothers and Sisters of Charity.
Babysitting will be available each evening.
Watch for a parish e-mail to reserve your babysitting space.
This Week in our Parish
Winter Adult Enrichment
Weekday Masses:
Mon & Fri - 8:15 a.m.
Tues, Wed, Thurs - 6:15 & 8:15 a.m.
Join one of our friendly, lively video & discussion series.
Come for one particular topic, or come to all.
Monday, January 26
11:30 a.m.
“Struggles of the Bible”, RC
6:00 p.m.
Clases de Alfabetizacion, RA
6:30 p.m.
Altar Guild Social & Meeting, PH
7:00 p.m.
Movimento Familiar Cristano, RB
7:00 p.m.
Cub Scouts, WH
7:30 p.m.
Charismatic Prayer Group, Chpl
Tuesday, January 27
8:30 a. m.
School Open House, WH
9:00 a.m.
Exercise Wisely, FCB
10:30 a.m.
Scripture Sharing, FC
5:30 p.m.
Scripture Sharing, FC
6:30 p.m.
School Open House, WH
7:00 p.m.
Legión de Maria, RA
7:00 p.m.
Living in the Spirit, RB
Wednesday, January 28
6:00 a.m.
“That Man is You”, PH
10:00 a.m.
Bible 101, RC
10:00 a.m.
The Gathering, PH
5:30 p.m.
Vocations Committee, RB
6:00 p.m.
Clases de Alfabetizacion, RA
7:00 p.m.
Adult Choir, Ch
Thursday, January 29
9 a.m.-7 p.m. Adoration, Chpl
11:00 a.m.
Rosary for the Unborn, Chpl
3:00 p.m.
Divine Mercy Chaplet, Chpl
6:00 p.m.
Rosary for Vocations, Chpl
6-6:45 p.m.
Confessions, Ch
7:00 p.m.
Legion of Mary, RA
Friday, January 30
9:00 a.m.
Exercise Wisely, FCB
7:00 p.m.
Grupo de Oracion, RA
Saturday, January 31
12-6 p.m.
Scout BBQ
4-4:45 p.m.
Confessions, Ch
5:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 1
Masses: 8 a.m.; 10 a.m.; 12 p.m.(Sp); 5 p.m.
9:45-11:30 a.m. Babysitting, classroom 5
8:30 a.m.
1st Eucharist Parent Mtg., EH
9:10 a.m.
9:45 a.m.
CCE (Eng) PreK-Gr1, EH
10:45 a.m.
CCE (Sp) PreK-Gr2, EH
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Scout BBQ
3:00 p.m.
RocKsoliD Ensemble, Ch
For complete parish calendar:
Ch = church
Chpl = chapel
FC = fellowship center
FCB= bride’s room
WH = west hall
EH = east hall
RA / RB / RC =
administration bldg.,
upstairs meeting rooms
PH = parish hall
“Tuesday Scripture Sharing Groups”
Tuesdays, Fellowship Center
10:30-11:30 a.m.
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Focus on the readings for the upcoming Sunday as preparation
for receiving the Word when it is proclaimed at Sunday Mass.
Contact: Deacon John Murrell, [email protected]
Living in the Spirit of the Word
The Gospel of Matthew;
The King and His Kingdom
Tuesdays, 7- 9 p.m.
Room C, Administration Bldg.
Matthew shows us who Jesus is and what his life and teachings
mean for US TODAY. NOW is the PERFECT time to JOIN US as
we resume our study. The remaining weeks will conclude with the
study of Matthew’s passion narrative during the week of Easter.
This Catholic Bible Study includes: scripture reading (about a chapter a week), discussion questions, video teaching, and fellowship.
Come and find out more! No registration needed. Book is optional.
Contact: Lynn Travis, [email protected]
“Bible 101”
Wednesdays, 10-11:30 a.m., Room C
The Life and Letters of St. Paul
We are following the missionary journeys of St. Paul in our
Bibles. We still have many miles (and several letters) to go.
It’s an exciting journey – won’t you join us?
Bring your own Bible or use one of ours. All are welcome.
Contact: Evelyn Brown, [email protected]
“That Man Is You!”
Wednesdays, 6-7:30 a.m.
Parish Hall
“That Man Is You” is a 13 week interactive men’s program
focused on the development of men in the modern world.
It combines the best research from science with teachings of the
Catholic faith and the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision
of authentic men capable of transforming themselves, their families, and greater society.
Sessions will include light bites, a video presentation and discussion.
For program information, visit
Contact: Blake Pellerin, [email protected]
JANUARY 25, 2015
Financial Cents
Each year St. Rose of Lima participates in a formal risk and
safety review performed by the Catholic Mutual Department at the Archdiocese. An Annual Risk Analysis review
takes place in mid-fall. Members of our staff go through the
entire property with a representative from Catholic Mutual.
The purpose of these reviews is to provide us with an in
depth, independent perspective, through the eyes of specially trained professionals, of the potential risks and safety
issues that may exist. This partnership with Catholic Mutual has existed for several years and has been embraced by
the Parish, School and Early Childhood Center as an important and critical part of our safety and preventive
maintenance programs.
The reviews are very thorough and cover all areas of the
property and all buildings, both inside and out. Identifying
potential safety issues has always been the main focus of
attention, but we look into other areas as well, such as preventive maintenance, housekeeping, building code upgrades and best practices. We consistently receive good
marks in all of these areas, and we are always open to new
ideas and recommendations on how we might improve.
This year one focus included the grandfathered nature of
building codes that were placed into existence at the time
when some of the older buildings were built. The suggestion was that we might consider upgrading in places where
safety could be improved to current codes. One area where
this suggestion made perfect sense was to replace the existing electrical receptacles located near water sources with
new CFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interruption) receptacles. In
keeping with this, Building & Maintenance installed new
GFCI receptacles last weekend for the water fountain located in the School’s quad classroom breezeway, as well as in
the downstairs kitchen area in the Fellowship Center. This
work was in addition to a number of other suggested preventive measures to repair expansion joints in walkways
and to remove trip hazards around the Girl Scout Cottage.
Our formal response to the Archdiocese is not due until end
of the month, but we are well ahead of schedule in the actions already taken and completed. However, it is equally
important to note that preventive maintenance here is not
just viewed as a once-a-year event. Building & Maintenance takes the tasks upon review on a continuous basis. It
all comes down to pride in ownership; this is our community and our legacy - Parish, School & Early Childhood Center – and who else could take care of it any better than we
who call St. Rose of Lima our home?
Chuck Pearce, Business Administrator
Collection Report
January 18, 2015:
$ 17,668.21
Last Year:
$ 20,767.58
DSF (Diocesan Services Fund) Goal: $ 90,000.00
Amount Paid:
$ 114,081.50
Amount Pledged:
$ 114,695.50
Number of Participants:
The Chocoholic is the Altar Guild’s primary fundraiser each year.
With the proceeds, the Altar Guild is able to purchase needed
items for our liturgies and the embellishment of our church.
This year they have purchased:
Two Acolyte Candlesticks; Four Candle Lighters
“Mordecai the Shepherd” for the Christmas Manger
Rug and Mat for behind the Altar
Fabric for new Green Drapes; Two Lenten Banners
Money toward the purchase of Spanish Song Books
Youth Ministry
Teen Formation
February 1 - No Class (Super Bowl)
Middle School (6th-8th)
Confirmation I (9th)
‘Confirmation II (10 -12 )
“Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.
Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.”
Groucho Marx, The Essential Groucho
6th- 8th Grade
February 21, 2015
St. Helen Catholic Church/Pearland, TX
Please mark your calendar for this fantastic day with workshops, Mass, music, a DJ, and many more active events,
including a dance!
The fee for the day is $55.00 per student, which includes
transportation, lunch, dinner, and a t-shirt.
DEADLINE to register is January 22.
For a registration packet with more details, email:
Laura Saldana, [email protected] or
Ms. Pepper, [email protected]
Have you (or a friend or relative) been thinking about the
possibility of becoming a Catholic?
Are you an adult who has not yet received the sacraments
of Eucharist or Confirmation?
A special set of inquiry sessions will be held at 7 p.m. on
the Tuesdays of January, upstairs in the Administration
Building. No registration necessary.
Just join us for these informal sessions.
For more information contact Deacon John, 713-692-9123
or [email protected]
St. Pius X High School will administer the Catholic High
School Entrance Exam on Saturday, January 31, 8:30 a.m.
Students should report to the school entrance by the auditorium by 8:15 a.m. The test will last until about 12:00 noon.
If you have not already done so, please register for the
HSPT on line at The testing fee is $50.00.
Breakfast will be served in the Library for parents who
wish to stay and visit with other prospective parents and St.
Pius X staff.
St. Vincent de Paul St. Rose of Lima Food Pantry
St. Vincent de Paul
During the year of 2014 St. Vincent de Paul
assisted 1,940 families. The home-visit
teams met with 164 families in their homes
to assist them with rent payments, utility
bills and other dire needs.
The pantry volunteers served 1,776 families during last
year and did this even though the pantry was closed for
almost three months. Totally combined, our wonderful
volunteers worked a total of 4,474 hours.
Food Pantry Needs:
Mayonnaise Ketchup Mustard
Mahatma Gandhi
Spirituality of Communion
January “Word of Life”
Jesus said to her, ‘Give me to drink’
(John 4:7)
JANUARY 25, 2015
Pope Francis has proclaimed 2015 a
Year of Consecrated Life
for renewal, remembrance, and hope.
The Vocations Committee would like to ask
for your prayers over the next year for consecrated life. The prayer below was prepared by
the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Best Selling Author & Acclaimed Speaker:
& Renowned Musician: ELIOT MORRIS.
St. Jerome Catholic Church, Friday, January 30, 7 pm.
Learn practical ways to apply the genius of Catholicism to every aspect of life:
prayer / spirituality; dating / marriage; work / personal finances; health / well-being. for more information. Be energized!
Get your tickets now at St. Jerome Parish Office or online at;
Get your tickets now to guarantee a seat.
Charismatic Prayer Meeting
Every Monday Night In the Chapel 7:30 p.m.
Individual Healing Prayer By Appointment
Please Call the Office 713-692-9123
May 12-24, 2015
Aboard the Princess Cruise Line Grand Princess
3 Nights Denali Explorer Tour
& Voyage of the Glaciers 7 day Cruise
Cruise and Land Tour:
Grand Princess May 12-24
Inside Cabin Category
$2740 per person
Oceanview Category
$3340 per person
Balcony Category
$3455 per person
Call for itinerary & details, a brochure and Reservation Form will be emailed or
mailed to you. Book early for the best cabin location and receive the “early booking specials and onboard credits”. A deposit of $300 pp is required at time of
booking; balance due in full by February 20, 2015.
Contacts: Louise Bratton, 713-898-6566; [email protected]
Jeanette Ayers, (713) 503-8461; [email protected]
Prayer for the Year
of Consecrated Life
O God, throughout the ages you have called
women and men to pursue lives of perfect
charity through the evangelical counsels of
poverty, chastity, and obedience. During this
Year of Consecrated Life, we give you
thanks for these courageous witnesses of
Faith and models of inspiration. Their pursuit
of holy lives teaches us to make a more perfect offering of ourselves to you. Continue to
enrich your Church by calling forth sons and
daughters who, having found the pearl of
great price, treasure the Kingdom of Heaven
above all things. Through our Lord Jesus
Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with
you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God,
for ever and ever. Amen.
Oración para el Año
de la Vida Consagrada
Oh Dios, tú que a través de los tiempos has
llamado a mujeres y hombres a fin de que
vivan la caridad perfecta por medio de los
consejos evangélicos de la pobreza, la castidad y la obediencia. Durante este Año de la
Vida Consagrada te damos gracias por estos
valientes testigos de la fe, que son también
modelos de inspiración. Con su empeño por
lograr la santidad ellos nos enseñan a ofrecerte nuestra vida de una manera más perfecta. Te pedimos que continúes enriqueciendo a tu Iglesia con hijos e hijas que,
habiendo encontrado la perla de gran valor,
atesoran el Reino de los cielos por encima de
todas las cosas. Por nuestro Señor Jesucristo,
tu Hijo, que vive y reina contigo en la unidad
del Espíritu Santo y es Dios por los siglos de
los siglos, Amén.
Happy Marriages don’t just happen.
They need constant attention and commitment.
Look for ways to enrich your relationship.
The ultimate Marriage enrichment will be
Valentines weekend. Renew your Passion for
each other and God in a romantic setting.
The next scheduled Marriage Encounter weekend is
February 13 – 15, 2015.
Find out more or sign up at: or call (713)
Stewardship Reflection: January 25, 2015
3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
That we may hear Jesus’ personal invitation to “Follow
Him” and respond by generously sharing all our gifts.
“Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.” Mark 1:17
Jesus’ call to “Follow me” is a call to all Christians!
Jesus asks us to help Him build his church on earth by
generously sharing all our gifts of prayer, talent and
treasure. Remember, Jesus calls us to generously develop
and share all our gifts, not just the ones we pick and
Third Age Learning Center (TALC)
Spring Semester: Monday, February 9 - Friday, May 8
Great Program for Age 50 and Older
All Saints Church - 215 E. 10th St. , Houston
Spring Semester registration:
Thursday, January 29, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in All Saints Parish Hall
Question: What had Simon, Andrew, James and John been
Classes featured this semester include woodworking, computer,
conversational Spanish, Mah Jong, exercise, scrapbooking, hula,
painting, small appliance repair and much more. Seniors are
invited to join the fun and companionship TALC offers.
For program info or lunch reservations, call 713-248-1277
Answer: They wer e all fisher men.
Simon and Andrew were brothers, as were James and John.
Mark 1:16 & 19
Test your Bible IQ:
doing for a living when Jesus called them to follow him,
and how were they related to each other?