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.
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]
CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE … (ALL MASSES IN OUR CHURCH)
Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24th, 2018
5:00 pm Children's Mass (English)
7:00 pm Christmas Mass (English)
11:30 pm Christmas Carol Service followed by Mass at Midnight
Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25th, 2018
9:00 am Christmas Mass (English)
11:00 am Christmas Mass (Korean/Spanish/English)
ADVENT STUDY PROGRAM... Bishop Barron's "The Mass." There will only be three sessions: Dec. 9th, 16th, and 23d, from 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm in the New Parish Center. Flyers are available in the Church foyer.
There will be NO CCD classes Dec. 24th, 2018 - Jan. 4th, 2019 / Christmas Break.
Classes will resume January 6, 2019 for Sunday classes, and January 9th, 2019 for Wednesday classes.
ST. PAUL'S KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL 9930… is conducting its annual Youth Free-Throw Championship on February 3d, 2019 at 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Harker Heights Recreation Center, 307 Miller's Crossing, Harker Heights, TX. All boys and girls 9 to 14 years old are eligible to participate and will compete in their respective age divisions. Age eligibility of each contestant will be determined according to how old they are as of January 1, 2019. Information sheets and entry forms are available in the Church vestibule, or by contacting Charles Parker at 254-702-9248. PARENTS/GUARDIANS NEED TO BRING BIRTH CERTIFICATE TO VERIFY AGE.
"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.
YEAR OF REPARATION… Bishop Joe Vasquez has called for a YEAR OF REPARATION beginning Nov. 1, 2018 and ending October 31, 2019.
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:
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: If you HAVE NOT applied then you can go to the following website to apply as a new applicant: www.austindiocese.org . (Please contact Donna if you need assistance.) Monitor this website and the Weekly Bulletin for scheduled 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. The station ID is: 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Regular deadline for submissions is Monday by 1:00 pm. PLEASE NOTE: Announcements for December should be submitted as soon as possible due to the holiday printing schedule.
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 email@example.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).