• Father Barker's Blog
      Please take a look at the rich spiritual resources at Father's blog:
      http://14thstation.blogspot.com
    • Spirit and Truth: Your True Self by Rev. Richard Barker
      My dear parishioners, I give you the joy of Easter and the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ! One of the great attractions of the Christian gospel is the relationship Jesus shared with his Father. The heart of this Father-son filiation is this:  Jesus emptied himself of his divine prerogatives and became a servant. He taught the twelve, "If any one would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all."   [Mk 9:35] 
       
      Jesus taught that all who desire to be in relationship with his Father are to follow his example. To be a follower of Jesus, you must pledge to become a servant-son in his father’s kingdom. You are to purify the vessel of your heart. Your soul "cannot pour forth from the same opening both fresh water and brackish".  [Jas 3:11]  You are to empty yourself of human advantage and die to your old self. Then and only then may you embrace the new person, your true self whom Christ desires you to be.
       
      Our Lord directs you to pursue and practice holiness. You are in need of God’s love and not merely a portion of it. You need the fullness of God’s love. Your human needs alone cannot merit salvation in the absence of a deeply committed relationship with God. A problem cannot be its own solution. Need is human potential unrealized. Your limited and flawed capacity to fulfill your own potential is a powerful reason to humble yourself before your God.
       
      The Holy Spirit, the exemplar of holiness, is the power through which you are sanctified. You must ask for this divine gift. When you ask for this gift, the Spirit will embrace your human soul and grasping it as a vessel, pour out everything impure. Simultaneously, the Spirit will fill your waiting heart with the cleansing, transparent waters of regeneration. Your true potential, oriented to heavenly things yet wilted by sin and sorrow, is brought to flower by divine potency. Understand that your human nature cannot empty itself. You must be holy as God is holy:
       
      AS OBEDIENT children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in all your conduct; since it is written, "You shall be holy, for I am holy."  [1Pet 1:14-16] 
       
      On this solemnity of Easter, the most holy of all days, we celebrate the concrete reality of Our Lord's resurrection from the dead. This titanic fact is the bedrock of our faith! Without it, the human person is nothing but a clever animal, his potential is a cry never heard, his soul is a child without a home. 
       
      Therefore Jesus Christ alone, to whom God has "bestowed the name above every other name"  [cf. Phi 2:9], has conferred upon us who believe in him the surname of Christian. If we are worthy of the Easter Proclamation, if we are deserving of the glorious name, we will be found kneeling in the assembly of God's people, "confessing that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father".  [Phi 2:6-11]  This, then, is our Easter joy!

      Sincerely in the hearts of Jesus and Mary.

      Your pastor, Reverend Richard Barker. 



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      Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
      His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo

      Auxiliary Bishops
      Auxiliary Msgr. George Sheltz
      Retired Auxilliary Vincent Rizzotto 

      Archbishop Emeritus
      Most Rev. Joseph A. Fiorenza 
      Pastor

      Reverend Richard Barker
      Deacon
      John Sarabia
    • News
      • We will have a special Divine Mercy Mass and Procession on Sunday, April 27th. Beginning at 2:30 pm with a grand procession and veneration of the Divine Mercy image. At 3:00 pm we will have a Sunday Mass. Afterwards a reception will take place in our parish hall. Please join us for this special occasion.
      • The Holy Anointing of the Sick will be offered on Monday, May 5th, following the 8:30 am daily Mass.
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    • Easter Triduum Schedule
      Holy Thursday, April 17th
      No Morning Mass
      7:00 pm - Holy Thursday Mass with Garden of Repose

      Good Friday, April 18th
      No Morning Mass
      2:00 pm - Stations of the Cross
      3:00 pm - Service

      Holy Saturday, April 19th
      No Morning Mass
      8:15 pm - Gather for Mass
      8:30 pm - Easter Vigil Mass

      Easter Sunday, April 20th
      8:30 am and 11:00 am
    • Parish Information
      THE PARISH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON FRIDAY, APRIL 18TH AND MONDAY, APRIL 21ST

      Sunday Masses
          
      Saturday Vigil: 5:00 pm
      Sunday: 8:30 & 11:00 am            

      Daily Masses
      Monday - Saturday: 8:30 am

      Reconciliation/Confession  
      Saturday: 3:30 - 4:30 or by appointment
      LENT: Thursdays, 7:00-8:00 pm

      First Friday: Chaplet of Divine Mercy following the 8:30 am Mass
      First Saturday: Litany of Our Blessed Mother following the 8:30 am Mass

       

      Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm, lunch break from 12:00-1:00 pm
      Please note that the parish office often closes at noon on Fridays.

       
    • Weekly Bulletin

    • Our Seminarian: Mitchell Blackburn

      We rejoice in the ongoing studies of our seminarian, Mitchell Blackburn. Please keep him in your prayers as he seeks God's will in his life. May God's mercy and peace surround him always.
    • Dress Etiquette For Mass
      With all due reverence for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass we ask that these guidelines be followed:

      Men/Young Men/Boys (who have made First Communion): Shirts and pants.

      Women/Young Women/Girls (who have made their First Communion):  Modest Dresses, Coordinated Ensembles, or  Shirt/Blouses with Pants.

      Clothing not proper: flip-flops, shorts, cutoffs, t-shirts, body shirts, sloppy jeans, tank tops, and revealing clothing.

      Remember it is the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the Body, Soul and Divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Dress Modestly and reverently that all eyes may be upon our Lord.
       
       
      When attending Mass please refrain from bringing bottled water, soda, food, candy or gum into the Sanctuary and Day Chapel.

      These guidelines are also for Eucharistic Adoration and all Sacramental gatherings.
    • Prayers said after Sunday Mass
      O Sacrament Most Holy, O Sacrament Divine, All praise and all thanksgiving,
      be every moment thine.

      O Sacrament Most Holy, O Sacrament Divine, All praise and all thanksgiving,
      be every moment thine.

      O Sacrament Most Holy, O Sacrament Divine, All praise and all thanksgiving,
      be every moment thine.


      St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
      Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
      May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
      and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host,
      by the Power of God,cast into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits
      who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls
      Amen.