Next weekend’s special collection is for St. Vincent DePaul Society.
Diocesan Special Collection
Next weekend, the second collection will be in support of Catholic Education for the Diocese of Fort Worth. Bishop Olson invites you to be especially generous for the Catholic School Tuition Assistance Fund. 100% of the funds collected remain in the Diocese to help assist families with tuition expenses to our 19 catholic schools
Youth Group Meeting
This Saturday, January 25th at 1:00pm, all youths of the parish are invited to come join us in the church.
Great Adventure Catholic Bible
At masses a few weeks ago, Father Bart talked about The Great Adventure Catholic Bible by Ascension. For anyone interested in buying a Bible for themselves or as a gift for Christmas, Birthday etc., we now have some available in the office for $45 (a huge savings, considering some places sell them for as much as $75).
The 2020 Contribution Envelopes are available in the Parish Life Center. Please come by and pick them up after mass or during office hours.
Seeking Rosary Leaders
Father Bart would like there to be an opportunity to pray the Rosary after masses; please see Linda Campbell if you are interested in leading the Rosary.
Address Updates/Tax Statement
Please contact the office if you haven't updated us with your new addresses. The office will be sending out the Tax Statements at the end of January for those that contributed more than $200 for the year. If you, contributed less than the $250 and want a Tax Statement please let the office know.
Automatic Bank Drafts
For the parishioners having their bank accounts auto drafted for your contributions, please check with your banks as to what address it is being sent to. We need you to make sure that it is updated to 1005 E. Terrell Ave. Fort Worth, Texas 76104. We have some that are going to the school address and they are being forwarded to Cristo Rey off Alta Mesa. Thank -You for your help in this matter.
Annual Diocesan Appeal
During this season of generosity please remember to pray for the work of the vital ministries that are supported through the Annual Diocesan Appeal. Thank you to those who have already contributed. You will find envelopes in the pews and on the tables of the church, or you can text ADA to 91999.
All are invited to reserve your seats on this historic pilgrimage which includes a fully escorted tour to Mexico City, Mexico and Cartagena, Colombia -June 09, June 15, 2020. The price is $2,900 per person. Registration ends 3/12/2020. Visit www.stpeterclaverpilgrimages.com or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Contact Mary Battle at 985-774-3141 for bookings or see Knights of Peter Claver member Howard Rattliff - for sponsor information.
We are in need of Lectors to read at Saturday and Sunday masses. Unfortunately, we have lost some because of health issues, going back to school, etc. Please see Lanette Martinez Vidaurri after mass, or call/email—her contact information is on the cover of the bulletin
OMM Outreach Ministry
For shut-in homebound please contact Carter at 817.551.1449 or email email@example.com.
OMM T-Shirts Available
Our Mother of Mercy T-Shirts are still available for $5. There are childrens’ XS, S, and M, as well as Adults’ S, M, L, XL, and 3X. Get yours at the church office.
“Saving a life from abortion and a heart from despair can be as easy as memorizing a phone number and a website," said Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life. For many years Priests for Life have collaborated with Heartbeat International and Good Counsel Homes to promote awareness of alternatives to abortion, counseling and healing for those suffering after an abortion. Heartbeat’s Optionline.org or 24/7 emergency helpline 800-712-HELP(4357) will connect people with help available near where they live in English or Spanish. Good Counsel homes house pregnant, homeless mothers in need. Visit www.goodcounselhomes.org or call 800-723-8331 for help or to offer help 24/7.
Virtus (formerly Safe & Sacred) Classes
Everyone involved in a ministry is required to have an up-to-date certificate for Safe & Sacred, now called Virtus. These classes give guidelines and signs to recognize when something may be bothering our children/grandchildren to protect them. Visit www.Virtus.org, create a new profile under new participant, find a location and date convenient for you to sign up. We will be having a session here on Saturday, August 24 from 2-5 p.m.
In Loving Memory
Reverend Jerome LeDoux, S.V.D. February 26, 1930—January 7, 2019
"God is love, and all who abide in love abide in God and God in them." (1 John 4:16)
Father Jerome LeDoux went on to be with Our Heavenly Father on January 6 at 9:05 p.m. Father Paul Kahan, S.V.D. wrote: “We lost a good man, a caring and wonderful confrere. Kindly keep each other in our prayers. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.
It has been one year since the passing of our beloved Jerome Ledoux, SVD. Please continue to remember him in prayer as we remember him on the one year anniversary of his death.
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