This page will contain items not included in the current bulletin and/or included for emphasis/importance.
SAFETY FIRST !
Please SLOW DOWN when entering or leaving the Church grounds. Observe the MAX SPEED LIMIT of 10 mph, follow the Arrows and posted traffic signs, and WATCH-OUT FOR OLDER PARISHIONERS, CHILDREN, AND TRAFFIC CUTTING THROUGH OUR PARKING LOTS. Hold-on to your children coming out of Church AND CCD! Thank you for your assistance and cooperation.
Please Note: Some drivers are exiting the main Church Parking Lot through the ENTRY LANE instead of the EXIT LANE. The traffic scheme was designed to prevent accidents; please adhere to it. Also, the overhead protected drive-thru at the entrance to the Church should be entered with extreme caution...Please slow down in this area. THANK YOU!
St. Paul Chong Hasang RCIA Class of 2018-19
RITE OF ACCEPTANCE, December 1, 2018
(FR. RICHARD, CANDIDATES, CATECHUMENS and SPONSORS)
[For information on RCIA, click-on Religious Education]
JOIN FATHER RICHARD for an 11-DAY PILGRIMAGE TO GREECE...Including a 3-Day Cruise to the Greek Isles & Ephesus / September 11 - 21, 2019 / $3,450 Per Person, Round Trip Air from Austin, TX / Includes ground transportation from & to Harker Heights, TX. / To inquire about registration, contact our Tour Coordinator: Paul Neault (Tel: 254-449-3522 /Email: Lneault@embarqmail.com). For more information, visit https://nativitypilgrimage.com/revrichard-harkerheights.
THE PARISH COUNCIL... will meet on Monday, June 3d at 6:30 pm in the New Parish Center.
F.Y.I. - DID YOU KNOW??? Mass is not over until the Priest leaves the Altar following the Final Blessing....
CCD - CHANGES/UPCOMING DATES
May 26th - Confirmation at 2 pm.
St. Paul has a Family Room located inside the Church, just to the right of the Altar as viewed from the pews. The room is equipped with chairs, space for walking around, a restroom, and a diaper changing area. A darkened glass wall subdues sound within and permits a full view of the Mass. Installed speakers relay everything said on the Altar.
ETHICS AND INTEGRITY WORKSHOPS (changes in 2019) …
"EIM WORKSHOP -
All clergy, religious, seminarians, employees and adult volunteers serving in a ministry requiring EIM compliance must submit an EIM Application for Ministry (one-time only) and attend an EIM Workshop at least once every three years. Go to www.eappsdb.com/austin to submit a new application or login to your existing account to find the list of workshops and to signup (use Forgot Password if you don't recall ID/password). Contact your parish EIM site administrator (Donna Perry / 254-526-0202) if a paper EIM application or other assistance with EIM compliance matters is needed.
1) attendees must pre-register at least 24 hours before workshop start time - walk-ins are no longer admitted;
2) arrive early - late arrivals are not admitted; and
3) do not bring children to the EIM workshop. If you are a victim of sexual abuse and have concerns regarding your attendance at a workshop, contact Emily Hurlimann at (512) 949-2447 to discuss an alternative workshop arrangement.
HAVE YOU, OR HAS SOMEONE YOU KNOW EXPERIENCED ABUSE?
Bishop Joe S. Vasquez and the Diocese of Austin are committed to providing compassionate care to persons who have experienced abuse, particularly if committed by clergy or a church representative. If you have or if someone you know has experienced such abuse, contact the diocesan Coordinator of Victim Assistance and Pastoral Support Ileanafirstname.lastname@example.org or (512) 949-2400.
Report abuse of a minor, elderly adult or an adult with a disability to local law enforcement or to the Texas Abuse Hotline at www.txabusehotline.org or (800) 252-5400 and to the diocese at www.austindiocese.org/report-abuse or (512)949-2447.
REPORT UNETHICAL BEHAVIOR
Report unethical behavior by a person serving in ministry to the diocese at www.austindiocese.org/other-concerns or (512) 949-2447."
(CATHOLIC SPIRIT, March 2019, Vol. 37, No. 3, P.26)
NOTE: EIM Workshops are scheduled for the following parishes:
St. Mary's Parish - Temple - Sunday, June 2d, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Location: Ave Maria Bldg., Regina Caeli Room. (English)
St. Mary's Parish - Temple - Wednesday, June 5th, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Location: Ave Maria Bldg., Regina Caeli Room. (English)
ARMOR OF GOD CATHOLIC RADIO...
For more information, to volunteer, and to view sample programming please visit: www.ArmorofGodRadio.com or call Tom McNew at 254.371.7566. Underwriting opportunities are available. The station ID is: KOOV 106.9 FM .
LADIES OF CHARITY (LOC) THRIFT SHOP:
Consider donating clothing/household items/books (all in good condition) you no longer wear or use to the LOC Thrift Shop. It is located at 1005 S. Ann Blvd., Harker Heights, TX.
Hours of Operation: Tue. & Thurs. (9:30 am - 2:30 pm); Wed. (2:00 pm - 5:00 pm); 1st Sat. of the month (9:30 am - 2:30 pm).
NEW PARISHIONERS...PLEASE NOTE:
If you are new to the Parish, please take some time after Mass to introduce your family to our Pastor, Fr. Richard, and complete a registration form. Forms are available in the Church foyer and on our website (www.stpaulchonghasang.org). Thank you, and Welcome!
Registered Parishioners... If you make cash donations to the Church, you must use a "numbered envelope" in order to receive a yearly Contribution Tax Letter. Please contact the Parish Office at 254-698-4110 to request your envelopes. Thank you.
Please submit your Bulletin Announcements & Mass Intentions to our Parish Secretary, Debra, at email@example.com. Regular deadline for submissions is Monday by 1:00 pm.
The "SECRETARY'S OFFICE" is located in the "Old Parish Hall."
Our "BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR'S" office remains on the west-side of the Associate Pastor's house (east of the Old Parish Hall).
ONLINE GIVING - WeShare IS Here!!
St. Paul Chong Hasang Catholic Church has made Online Giving available for parishioners who would like to donate to our weekly offerings, as well as other parish collections. We are utilizing this technology for the well-being and growth of our parish community and to make stewardship easier than ever. There is NO cost to the parishioner to participate in the WeShare Online Giving program. It is easy to allocate different amounts for different Parish collections, and view complete, accurate financial records at any time. You can set up a one-time or recurring donation, and can get started in just three easy steps at WeShare Online Giving (or see below) to set up a recurring or one-time donation.
For questions, please contact Cris at 254-220-7367 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
NEW PARISH CENTER INFORMATION:
If anyone is interested in reserving a room in the New Parish Center, or has questions, please call Evan Gay (698-2027 or 254-698-4110).