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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.
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE 2018
Palm Sunday Vigil, March 24th
5:30 pm Saturday in Church (Mass with the Blessing of Palms)
Palm Sunday, March 25th
7:30 am, in Church (Mass with the Blessing of Palms)
8:45 am - Blessing of Palms and Solemn Procession from the Parish Center (PC) to the Church followed by Masses in Church (English) and PC (Spanish)
11:00 am, in Church (Mass with the Blessing of Palms (Korean & English)
Monday, March 26th
9:00 am, in Church (Mass)
10:00 am to Noon, in Church (Confessions)
7:00 pm, in Church (Lenten Penitential Service)
Tuesday, March 27th
5:30 pm, in Church (Mass)
Wednesday, March 28th
9:00 am, in Church (Mass)
6:30 pm, in PC Seder Meal)
HOLY THURSDAY, March 29th
7:00 pm, in Church (7:00 pm Mass followed by Adoration until Midnight)
7:00 pm, in PC (Spanish Mass)
GOOD FRIDAY, March 30th
12:00 pm, in Church (Noon Liturgy)
7:00 pm, in Church (Liturgy of the Passion and Death of the Lord)
7:00 pm, in PC (Spanish Liturgy)
HOLY SATURDAY, March 31st
8:00 pm, in Church (Easter Vigil Service)
EASTER SUNDAY, April 1st
7:30 am, in Church (Mass of the Resurrection)
9:00 am, in Church (Mass of the Resurrection)
9:00 am, in PC (Spanish Mass of the Resurrection)
11:00 am, in Church (Korean & English Mass of the Resurrection)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org / 1-844-400-9559.
ST. PAUL CHONG HASANG PARISH SPRING FESTIVAL...MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!
RAFFLE PRIZES: 2018 Toyota Tundra 4 x 2 Truck (Sponsored by Toyota of Killeen) and cash (gift card) prizes. Raffle tickets are available after all weekend Masses except Easter weekend. Tickets are $25.00 each. Must be 18 years or older to purchase. If you purchase 4 tickets at the same time, you will get the 5th ticket FREE! (The same name must be on all the tickets.)
LENTEN SEASON REMINDERS...
Ash Wednesday, February 14th and Good Friday, March 30th are Days of Fast and Abstinence.
FASTING - Applies to all Catholics who are age 18 - 59. Only (1) full meal and (2) smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal are allowed.
ABSTINENCE - Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and all Fridays during Lent. Applies to all Catholics who are age 14 and above. No red meat or meat products allowed. All fish permitted.
Stations of the Cross (Devotion to Christ's Passion / Recommended) - All Fridays during Lent except Good Friday...6:00 pm in the Church.
Lenten Fish Fry - Knights of Columbus, St. Andrew Kim Council 9930, Harker Heights, will be serving all Fridays during Lent except Good Friday...begins February 16th, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the New Parish Center. Menu: Fried Catfish or Baked Tilapia, hush puppies, French fries, Cole slaw, pinto beans, coffee, tea, and lemonade. Cost: Age 4 & under, FREE / Age 5 - 12, $6.00 / Age 13 and older, $8.00.
Tuesday, March 20th - St. Stephen Parish, Salado at 7 PM
Thursday, March 22d - St. Joseph Parish, Killeen at 7 PM
Monday, March 26th - St. Paul Chong Hasang, Harker Heights: Confessions (10 AM to 12 Noon); Penitential Service with Confessions (7 PM).
Baptism instruction classes will be held on Tuesday, March 20 at 6:30 pm in the Old Parish Hall for parents wishing to have their child baptized. Parents must attend and bring the child's birth certificate and godparents (if available).
Spring-Break Schedule (March 11 - 17, 2018):
Sunday, March 11 - No classes.
Sunday, March 18 & 25 - Normal classes will be held.
Wednesday March 14, 21, & 28 - No classes.
Wednesday, April 4 - Wednesday classes will resume.
First Communion Class / First Confession:
Sunday, March 18 at 10:10 am, immediately following the 9:00 am Mass, our second-grade class will have their First Confession in the Adoration Chapel. Other parishioners in need of the Sacrament of Reconciliation are asked to plan accordingly and reserve this time for the students. Thank you.
OUR ANNUAL PARISH SEDER MEAL...
will take place on Wednesday, March 28th at 6:30 pm in the New Parish Center. Tickets will be sold after Masses on March 10th &11th, March 17th & 18th, and March 24th & 25th. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Cost is $12.00 per person and dress is "Sunday Best." The occasion is suitable for children over the age of 12 years. For more information, please call Joanne Gelsthorpe at 254-702-1271.
Please contact the parish office (254-698-4110) or use the sign-up sheets located in the Church foyer to request a 2017 Contribution Tax Letter for your Church contributions.
FREE IN-PERSON TAX PREPARATION SERVICE...
Where: Harker Heights Public Library, 400 Indian Trail, Harker Heights, TX
When: Saturdays, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and Mondays, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm / February 3d to April 16th, 2018
Questions? Please contact Mike Delaune - 254.654.0077
Parish Festival Meeting on Monday, April 9th at 7 pm.
MSC Lay Associates on Tuesday, April 10th at 6:30 pm.
"Change in Schedule" - The Parish Council Meeting has been changed from April 9th to April 16th at 6:30 pm in New Parish Center.
LEGION OF MARY...
The ACIES is the most important yearly function for the Legion of Mary. During this ceremony, we will consecrate ourselves to Mary by renewing our Legionary promise so that we may better work in union with our mother, Mary, as we do our Legionary Battle against the evil of this world. Morning Star Curia will hold its Annual ACIES Ceremony for all Active & Auxiliary members of the Legion of Mary on Saturday, March 24th at 2:00 pm at St. Paul Chong Hasang Church. A small reception will follow in the Old Parish Hall. Everyone in the community is invited.
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 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.) Pending workshops:
Monday, March 19th, St. Luke Parish - Temple, from 7 pm to 9 pm.
Saturday, March 24th, Holy Family Parish - Copperas Cove, from 9 am to 11 am.
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.
Please submit your Bulletin Announcements & Mass Intentions to our Parish Secretary, Debra, at email@example.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 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).