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.

 

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 QUESTIONS ?   Please contact the Director of Religious Education (DRE), Michael Candelas, at michael@austin.twcbc.com .

 

THE 18TH ANNUAL "OUR LADY OF FATIMA ROSARY PROCESSION" … will be held on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 at 4:00 pm. A Potluck reception in the Old Parish Hall will follow.

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING... Monday, Oct. 16th at 6:30 pm in the New Parish Center.

MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP... meets on Sat., Oct. 20th at 6:30 pm in the Old Parish Hall.

SUNDAY MATINEE MOVIE... October 21st in the Parish Center at 3 pm. (Mary of Nazareth) / There is no cost to participate; popcorn and snacks will be provided.

YOUTH DANCE... Sat., October 27th at the New Parish Center, 7 pm - 11 pm. Cost: $5.00 per person. All Confirmandi and high school youth are invited. If desired, come in costume.

BAPTISM CLASS... Tuesday, October 30th at 6:30 pm in the Old Parish Hall for parents wishing to have their child baptized. Parents must attend; god-parents should attend if possible. Bring the child's birth certificate.

 

"PASTORAL SUPPORT FOR VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ABUSE...

The Diocese of Austin is committed to providing confidential and compassionate care to victims of sexual abuse, particularly if the abuse was committed by clergy or a church representative. If you have experienced abuse by someone representing the Catholic Church, please contact the diocesan coordinator of victim assistance and pastoral support at (512) 949-2400."

"How to report an incident of concern...
The Diocese of Austin is committed to preventing harm from happening to any of our children or vulnerable adults. Go to
www.austindiocese.org/reporting or call the EIM Office at 512-949-2447) to learn what to do, and how to report, if you suspect sexual or physical abuse and/or neglect of a child or vulnerable adult; and what to do if the suspected abuse is by clergy, or an employee or volunteer of any diocesan parish, school or agency."

Catholic Spirit, September 2018, Vol. 36, No. 8, p. 12.

- Visit www.austindiocese.org/response-to-sex-abuse-scandal.

 

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 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.)
Next Scheduled Workshop:  St. Paul Chong Hasang Parish, Harker Heights, TX on Tuesday, October 23d from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at the St. Paul New Parish Center. This workshop is in English.


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. The station ID is:  106.9 FM .

LADIES OF CHARITY (LOC) THRIFT SHOP:

Consider donating clothing / household items (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!

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. 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 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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