Parish News

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.

 

PILGRIMAGE TO HOLY LAND & JORDAN / (Start making your plans)...

Spiritual Director: Father Richard O'Rourke, KHS, St. Paul Chong Hasang, Harker Heights, TX 76548
Dates: September 1 - 12, 2018
Cost: $3,600 per person, Round-Air from Austin, TX
Includes: 1st Class Hotels, Double Occupancy, 2 meals a day (Breakfast & Dinner)
Daily Sight-seeing, Daily Mass, Airport Taxes, Fuel Surcharges, Tips for Guides & Drivers
Tour Coordinator: Paul Neault - 254-449-3522 / Lneault@embarqmail.com
Tour Company: www.nativitypilgrimage.com, 1300 N. Sam Houston Pkwy E., Ste. 125, Houston, TX 77032 / Email info@nativitypilgrimage.com / 1-844-400-9559.


PRAYER FOR ST. PAUL CHONG HASANG CATHOLIC CHURCH CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

O Lord our God, we thank you for the countless blessings that come to us from you. The blessings of the gift of faith, of family and our parish community. We thank you for being able to worship you in our Church, have fellowship in our Parish Center and witness to you by learning and teaching our Catholic Faith, made possible by the generosity of former generations of parishioners.

We now ask your Holy Spirit to guide us as we begin this new undertaking so that we can leave a legacy to future generations by providing necessary developments to our parish.

We pray that all our families will respond generously and that our sacrificial gifts truly reflect our gratitude to You, who has always been so kind and generous to us in this parish of St. Paul Chong Hasang. We make this prayer through Christ, Our Lord, Amen.

[For more information or if you have questions, please contact the campaign Office at (219)256-3679.]

UPCOMING DATES...

 

CCD - NEWS:  
Returning Students - Registration forms will be emailed within the next two weeks for those students who were enrolled during 2017/2018 school year. Registration for returning students for 2018/2019 will be on July 21st and 22d.
New Student Registration for 2018/2019 :  -  July 21st and 22d after each Mass in the Religious Education Center. The Center is the first building on the far left as you turn into the main church parking lot from FM 2410(Knights Way).

"CHOSEN" CONFIRMATION TEAM LEADERSHIP TRAINING...
is scheduled for Wednesday, August 1st & 8th at 6:30 pm at the Parish Center. Please contact Deacon Al (254-681-8675) with any questions. We welcome our new Leaders for Chosen!

CURSILLISTAS-ULTREYA/CURSILLO GATHERING MEETING...
is scheduled for August 5th, 2018 at 3 pm at the Parish Center.

Austin under the Bridge:  The next scheduled trip is slated for August 26th, 2018.

FAMILY ROOM...

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.

TEXAS HEAT -  SUMMER ATTIRE...

Please remember to wear appropriate (modest) clothing for worshipping the Lord in Church. Clothing such as cut-off or short-shorts, strapless or spaghetti strap dresses or halter tops (without a cardigan or wrap over the shoulders) that reveal undergarments, bare midriffs, or plunging necklines would not be considered acceptable. Let us offer Holy God the best we can. Thank you for your cooperation.

ETHICS AND INTEGRITY IN MINISTRY:

All Parish organizations need to provide the Parish EIM Coordinator (Donna Perry/254.526.0202) with a list of new member names to facilitate screening to determine if all are in compliance with EIM Workshop requirements; e.g. Attend Initial Workshop and a refresher workshop every three years thereafter for as long as they continue to be a volunteer.
New Volunteers: (Note - Please go online to www.austindiocese.org to complete an EIM Application + Background Check and then  register for the Workshop you want to attend.  Please contact Donna if you need assistance.)
Currently scheduled workshops: (Monitor the Weekly Bulletin and this website for future workshops).  


ARMOR OF GOD CATHOLIC RADIO...

Starting in June, a new local Catholic Radio station will be broadcasting on 106.9FM. Armor of God is a fully listener supported station and seeks the help of its audience. 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.

LADIES OF CHARITY THRIFT SHOP:

The Thrift Shop is now ready to receive your charitable contributions. The shop 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. Thank you, and Welcome!

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. 

BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS: 

Please submit your Bulletin Announcements & Mass Intentions to our Parish Secretary, Debra, at debra@austin.twcbc.com. 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 ecrismale@hotmail.com .

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).

General Contact Info

St. Paul Chong Hasang Catholic Church
P.O. Box 2414, Harker Heights, TX 76548
1000 E FM 2410 Rd, Harker Heights, TX 76548
Phone (254) 698-4338

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