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.

 

PLEASE NOTE: ST. PAUL PARISH OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3D IN OBSERVANCE OF LABOR DAY.

 

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...

NEW  CCD - NEWS:  

CCD Enrollment is Closing.  The CCD office will be open on August 13th -  17th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The weekend of August 19th and 20th (after all Masses) are final dates to register for CCD. Forms are available in the foyer of the Church. There is a $40.00 fee per student, to cover supplies and books, to be paid at registration. Bring copies of birth certificates and any Sacraments received. Completed registrations can be dropped off at the parish office during business hours.

NOVENA FOR THE LEGAL PROTECTION OF HUMAN LIFE...
Friday, August 3d to Friday, September 28, 2018  -  Sign up for this Novena as part of the USCCB Call to Prayer at (www.usccb.org/pray).

CATECHIST GATHERING... on August 22d, from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, for all new and returning Catechists in the New Parish Center. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.

CHURCH UNDER THE BRIDGE- VISITING THE HOMELESS:  On Sunday, August 26th, 2018, parishioners from St. Paul Chong Hasang will be carpooling to Austin, visiting the "Church under the Bridge" - ministering to the homeless. You are welcome to join us, and/or help us in providing donations of items for distribution. We need bottled water, granola bars, peanut butter crackers, canned Vienna sausages, tuna in a pouch, personal size ravioli, fruit cups or other snacks. The group will assemble in the old parish hall by 6:30 am to fill out forms, final load of vehicles, be briefed, pray, and then process into 7:30 am Mass for a blessing before leaving to Austin. Please contact Deacon Al Ponce at 254-681-8675 for more information.

CONFIRMATION CLASS  -  PARENT & STUDENT MEETING... on Wednesday, August 29th at 6:30 pm in the New Parish Center. All Confirmation students enrolled for the 2018/2019 school year need to attend with their parents.

CATECHESIS SUNDAY... September 16th,2018 at the 9:00 am Mass.

M.S.C. RETREAT FOR LAY ASSOCIATES...  September 17 - 19, 2018 in San Antonio.

ST. ANDREW KIM RELIC... will be honored on Sunday, September 23d, 2018 at the 11:00 am Mass.

NEXT M.S.C. LAY ASSOCIATES MEETINGSeptember 25, 2018 in the New Parish Center.

 

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: 
Friday, August 24, 7 pm - 9 pm at St. Joseph Parish in Killeen (in
Spanish) / School Cafeteria.
Saturday, August 25, 9 am - 11 am at St. Joseph Parish, in Killeen (in English) / PAC Banquet Room.
Saturday, August 25, 9 am - 11 am at Holy Family Parish, in Copperas Cove (in English) / Faith Formation Center Gathering Room.


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 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, 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. Deadline for submissions is Monday by 1:00 pm. Note: For the weekends of September 1 & 2, and September 8 & 9, please submit your bulletin notices no later than Thursday, August 30 by Noon.
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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