HOLY ROSARY PARISH3617 Milam St., Houston, Texas 77002-9535Ph. 713-529-4854 Fax 713-522-3967 Emergency Line 832-405-5762 Catholic Daily Message 713-529-4449www.holyrosaryparish.orgARCHDIOCESE OF GALVESTON-HOUSTONTHE DOMINICAN FRIARSSUNDAY MASS SCHEDULE 5:00 p.m. Saturday Vigil 8:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. Latin 11:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 3:15 p.m. Vietnamese 5:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Vietnamese
WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE 12:05 p.m. Monday Saturday 5:15 p.m. Monday Friday
TIME OUT ROOM Available in the parish office building during the 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. Sunday Masses
ROSARY 4:50 p.m. Monday-Friday 4:35 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION 12:45-5:00 p.m. Fridays with benediction at 5:05 p.m.
BAPTISMS Please call parish office at ext. 101 for arrangements.
RECONCILIATION 4:005:00 p.m. Saturdays Thirty minutes before each weekday Mass
MARRIAGES Please call the wedding coordinator at ext. 110 at least eight months in advance.
ANOINTING OF THE SICK Please call the parish office for the sick who are at home or in the hospital.
IN RESIDENCE Fr. Arthur R. Kirwin, O.P., Prior Fr. Victor Brown, O.P., Pastor Emeritus Fr. William S. Daniels, O.P. Fr. Joseph D. Konkel, O.P., Pastor Emeritus Fr. Martin J. Iott, O.P. Fr. Franois Pouliot, O.P. Fr. Richard B. Williams, O.P.Priory Phone 713-526-6322
PARISH OFFICE 3617 Milam Street, Suite 100 Office Hours: 9:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Monday Friday Extensions: 101 Parish Secretary 105 Director of Music 108 Parish Bookkeeper 109 Special Projects Secretary E-mail: [email protected] RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CENTER 3535 Louisiana Street 713-526-4389 Contact: Janet Hafernik, D.R.E. PARISH REGISTRATIONPlease contact the parish office if you wish to register, if your contact information has changed, or if you wish to remove your registration.PRIESTS ON STAFF Fr. Ian G. Bordenave, O.P. Ext. 107 Pastor Fr. Isidore V. Vicente, O.P. Ext. 104 Parochial Vicar Fr. Juan M. Torres, O.P. Ext. 103 Parochial Vicar
Fr. Anthony Hung Tran, O.P. Chaplain to the Vietnamese Community
January 15, 2012 SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
A MessageFrom the PastorDear Parishioners,Tomorrow, our nation will observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which honors the slain civil rights leader who worked tirelessly for racial justice and harmony in the United States. Undoubtedly, race relations in our country have improved greatly since the time Martin Luther King Jr. championed civil rights. Still, racism, which is prejudice against another race of people, remains a temptation in our world. Call it a product of our fallen human nature.Knowledge of the truth can help keep racism from taking root in our hearts, namely that God has created all people in his own image and likeness. As we behold the various races of the world, then we know something more of God, since all races reflect his majesty. I believe there are times when we can appreciate this, for instance when were watching the Olympic Games or the Miss Universe Pageant or when were in a boat riding through Disney Worlds Its a Small World.There are other times, however, perhaps when we experience cultural differences or we find the physical features of another race unattractive, that we can be tempted to show prejudice. If we do such a thing, then we assuredly blaspheme God, who created these other races in his own image and likeness as much as he created our own. In a sense, we say, Hey God, you created junk in creating this race of people! Still, St. John says, Whoever does not love a brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen (1 Jn 4:20b).Though Martin Luther King Jr. was often angry at the treatment he received at the hands of Whites, it was nevertheless his love for his White brothers and sisters that compelled him to give his life for the Civil Rights Movementto help Whites and Blacks (and Latinos and Asians and so on) to see that they are really children of the one Father and therefore ought to love one another. This was his dream. May his dream become more of a reality in our world. Fr. IanNEXT SUNDAYS SECOND COLLECTION, JANUARY 22: BISHOPS FUND FOR LATIN AMERICA. Next week, we will take up the Collection for the Church in Latin America. Many unique challenges face the Church in that region. A lack of priests and trained lay ministers, high emigration rates, and the alarming pace at which parishioners are leaving the faith make it difficult for the regions Church to provide for the faithful. It is more important than ever that we keep faith with the Church in Latin America and the Caribbean. You now have the option of contributing to this fund using Holy Rosarys Online Giving. Please go to www.holyrosaryparish.org to sign up for an account.PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Gloria Guerreo, Dominic Dybala, and Gloria Lindo.REQUIESCANT IN PACE: Please remember in your prayers Mary Ellen Rexer, a parishioner, who recently died. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.ALTAR FLOWERS: Alida and Reid Guzzetta, who were married last night at Holy Rosary, gave the flowers near the main altar. Please pray for their happiness. CASA JUAN DIEGO FOOD DRIVE: The Knights of Columbus Father Joubert Council 11023 will hold a food drive for Casa Juan Diego today, January 15, in conjunction with Hot Dog and Tamale Sunday. Please bring nonperishable items such as canned goods, bagged sugar, bagged rice, bagged beans, and cooking oils to the parish courtyard between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thank you for your generosity! THE PARISH OFFICE will be closed tomorrow, January 16, for the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. The Mass and confessional schedule will remain as normal. WHATS COOKING, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18: Pork roast, sweet potatoes, green peas, bread, dessert, coffee, and tea. Lunch is served after the 12:05 p.m. Mass in the parish hall. As a reminder, the lunches are $4, and there are no takeouts. Please do not submit bills larger than $10. Lunch goers now have the option of paying for their lunches through Holy Rosary Parishs Online Giving. Go to www.holyrosaryparish.org to sign up for an Online Giving account. Thank you!SECULAR FRANCISCAN ORDER: The Order will meet next Sunday, January 22, from 2 to 5 p.m., in the Religious Education Center. Are you feeling called to a deeper spirituality? Does the joy, humility, and simplicity of St. Francis appeal to you? Come and see after next Sundays 11 a.m. Mass how profession into a lay order can enrich your life. Call Lore Payne at 713-254-4405 for more information. Pax et bonum!2012 WASHINGTON MARCH FOR LIFE: Join Father Ian and other Catholics from the Houston area for the 2012 Washington March for Life! January 21-24. The group hopes to meet and celebrate Mass with Cardinal DiNardo in Washington, D.C. The actual march will take place on Monday, January 23. The cost for roundtrip air travel and three-night hotel stay is approximately $800. Meals, transportation in the D.C. area (well be using the subway system), and other personal expenses are not included. Spaces are limited and are on a first come, first served basis. Please contact James Pinedo at 281-912-4342 or at [email protected] as soon as possible.RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS:Outdoor play area and prayer garden: Some Eagle Scouts led by Nick Dulworth have been working to create an outdoor play area and prayer garden. The Religious Education Office is so grateful to Nick, who chose this project to obtain his Eagle Scout. If you would like to make a contribution to help Nick and the Boys Scouts pay for the materials, please contact Janet Hafernik at 713-526-4389. Come and see the beautiful outdoor space they are creating.Religious Education Family Library has received some new books that might interest teenagers. New titles include Ask the Bible Geek by Mark Hart, Do I Have to Go? 101 Questions About the Mass, the Eucharist, and Your Spiritual Life by Matthew Pinto and Chris Stefanick, and Blessed Are The Bored In Spirit: A Young Catholics Search for Meaning by Mark Hart. These books are available for checkout.
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A CATHOLIC WOMENS DAY OF REFLECTION at Holy Name Passionist Retreat Center, 430 Bunker Hill Road, Houston 77024, January 26, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 2:30p.m. Theme: Quench Your Thirst: Praying with the Woman at theWell. Cost is $35 per person, which includes coffee, breakfast pastries, andlunch. Register online at www.passionist.org/holyname/events or by calling 713-464-0211.KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS NEWS: The Knights of the Father Joubert Council 11023 would like to thank everyone that donated food to Casa Juan Diego. How kind of the parish to help out the less fortunate. Also thank you for continued support of the KCs. If anyone is interested in becoming a Knight please contact Gary Loth at 713-449-7399. Remember to pray for our clergy.2012 CONTRIBUTION ENVELOPES: Any parishioner who requested to receive 2012 contribution envelopes but has not received them should contact Carole Kelley, at 713-529-4854, ext. 109, or at [email protected] Thank you.WANTED: WEEKDAY MASS ALTAR SERVERS. Boys or men who could serve at any of the weekday Masses Monday through Saturday would be greatly appreciated. Please contact the parish office at 713-529-4854, ext. 101, or at [email protected] if you feel you can assist.SOUTHERN DOMINICAN GALAS WINE AUCTION: Fr. Juan Torres, O.P., is requesting monetary donations towards this years Southern Dominican Gala Wine Auction. Please make checks payable to Southern Dominican G