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  • Let the Church Say Amen! 2921 Center Street, Deer Park, Texas 77536 (281) 479-4298 www.sthyacinthchurch.org

    ST. HYACINTH CATHOLIC CHURCH

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    Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, On this celebration of the Epiphany of the Lord we are called to ask God to lead us closer to the king-

    dom. God leads us just as surely as the star led the magi to Bethlehem. We are not in control, we must trust in Gods loving presence and sure guidance.

    Once again I want to thank all the wonderful people who were responsible for decorating the Church and the Church grounds this Christmas season. There have been many people who have worked long and hard the past few months to make sure that the people of St. Hyacinth could celebrate the incarnation our Lord. Thank you all for your time and generosity to make this Christmas season special for all.

    I want to thank our entire ministry team who help bring to St. Hyacinth a wonderful Christmas liturgy as well. Without the Sacristans, Ushers, Greeters, Altar servers, Readers, Acolytes, Musicians, and Choirs; we could not have a Christmas celebration in the Church. Thank you all and your efforts are appreciated by every-one.

    Today after the Noon mass we will be celebrating the Epiphany of our Lord by having our annual par-ish Christmas dinner celebration at in Guyot Hall. The dinner is being called The Kings Feast. As part of our entertainment for the Kings Feast, there will be an encore presentation of the Christmas musical The Next Noel by our Jr. and High school students under the direction of our Director of Music and Liturgy, Mrs. Pamella Pitman.

    We continue with the Christmas Joy and close out the Christmas season with the St. Hyacinth Tradi-tional Choir performing the Christmas Cantata I Hear the Prophet Callin on Sunday, January 12th at 7 pm in the Church. Celebrate the simplicity and tradition of Christmas in a fresh new way, as we hear the story of our savior though scripture and music. This celebration will be a wonderful way to end the Christmas Season with music and prayer on the day we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord. The Christmas season does not end on Christmas day; the Church continues to celebrate the Christmas season through Baptism of the Lord which is on January 12th. We hope to see you there to celebrate the Christmas season.

    As we move through the Christmas season, the work on church building and church complex continues. The main entrance doors to the church, the P street entrance and the Center Street parking lot entrances are going to have to be replaced. These doors have served the church for years and they are literally rotting and falling apart. As you may recall, last spring we had to replace the P street Church entrance doors. These doors are not cheap due to the size of our entrance way, and the doors have to be special ordered and installed. Right now we are looking at a cost range of $6,000-$8,000 for the doors. Thank you for your generosity to the capital improvement fund. Your generosity is at work.

    Furthermore, for the New Year, let us all think of ways in which we can make life easier for ourselves and the parish. Recall that our electronic payment system, Faith Direct, is an easy and secure way to see that your offertory contributions to the church are made on a timely basis. It is an easy and wonderful way to con-tribute to the church. You can register in less than five minutes by logging on to www.faithdirect.net and entering our parish code of TX526. From there a few short steps will have you set up as you wish: weekly, monthly, special collections, etc. You can pay by credit card or bank draft. Its convenient, fast and secure. Writing checks has become almost obsolete for so many of us, so please add the church to your list of those you contribute to online. It helps us tremendously with less bank fees on our end, too. Thank you for your generosity and support of St. Hyacinth.

    As we begin this new year, I ask you to keep in your prayers all of us on staff, both the pastoral staff (priests, deacons, Director and Associate of Faith Formation and Evangelization, Coordinator of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, and Director of Liturgy and Music) the administrative staff and the maintenance staff, who are so dedicated and work very hard so that the St. Hyacinth will continue to blossom forth. I am very proud of our staff who gives so much of their time and talent, offering their gifts to you.

    God Bless, Fr. Reginald Samuels

    Epiphany of the Lord January 5, 2014

  • Pastor, Fr. Reginald Samuels

    After Hours Emergency Line (281) 479-4298, ext. 31

    Deacons: Frank Berntsen: deaconfrank@sthyacinthchurch.org Dennis Hickey: deacondennis@sthyacinthchurch.org

    Parish Secretary: Gloria Alvarado: galvarado@sthyacinthchurch.org

    Director of Liturgy & Music Pamella Pitman: PPitman@sthyacinthchurch.org

    Director of Evangelization & Catechesis Barbara Mackie: BMackie@sthyacinthchurch.org

    Associate Director of Evangelization & Catechesis Pamela Johnson: pjohnson@sthyacinthchurch.org

    Coordinator of Youth & Young Adult Ministry Debi Tribble: Dtribble@sthyacinthchurch.org

    Parish Stewardship

    TREASURE YOU HAVE SHARED: WEEK OF DECEMBER 16 - DECEMBER 22

    SUNDAY OFFERING: 12/21 - 12/22: $13,382.81

    Pastoral Staff

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    Annulments: Deacon Frank Berntsen 281-479-4298, ext. 20 or deaconfrank@sthyacinthchurch.org Anointing of Sick: Call parish office (281) 479-4298 Baptism Preparation To schedule a baptism or attend a preparation class call the parish office at (281) 479-4298. Preparation classes are required for parents. Marriage Preparation Couples should contact the priest six months prior to the anticipated date for marriage preparation. Call the parish office to set an appointment with the priest. Safe Environment (Virtus): Volunteers are required to attend a Protecting Gods Children workshop or if its been more than 5 years, Keeping the Promise Alive workshop. For information contact Jan Townsend at jan@jtownsend.com or (281) 998-2540 or Jennifer David at jdavid@sthyacinthchurch.org / (281) 479-8832.

    Parish Sacrament Information

    New Parishioners: Welcome to St. Hyacinth Parish! Please register in the parish office or download a form from www.sthyacinthchurch.org Quinceaera: Call the parish office at (281) 479-4298, to schedule an appointment with the Liturgy Director. Bulletin Email: galvarado@sthyacinthchurch.org

    Parishioner Information

    At St. Hyacinth, we appreciate your gifts, regardless of how they come. Faith Direct is an excellent way to support the parish while reducing the administra-tive costs of envelopes. To enroll in the Faith Direct pick up an enrollment form in the parish office or enroll online at www.faithdirect.net using our church code: TX526. Thank you for your generosity

    LIGHT OF CHRIST DISCIPLES Social Justice Ministry

    Join our Saturday morning missions

    We need your help!

    Two Saturdays a month, members of St. Hya-cinths Light of Christ Disciples distribute fresh fruits and vegetables to needy families at Catho-lic Charities Guadalupe Center, located at Jensen/ Navigation on Houstons East Side.

    We gather at 8 am to break down and bag pallets of produce. We open the gates at 9 am and by 10 am, the food and our guests are usually gone.

    Its fast, physical work with very little lifting. Except for the lifting of hearts those of our guests, who are grateful beyond measure, and yours, in the joy of knowing that you truly make a difference.

    Its important work - and great fun. So mark these dates on your 2014 calendar: January 11 & 25, February 8 & 22 and March 15 & 22.

    Join us! Jan & Jim Townsend 281-998-2540 or janjim@jtownsend.com

  • MASS INTENTIONS Jan. 6 Jan 12 MON: No Monday Mass

    TUES: Manuel Paredes - M/M Federico 8:00 am

    WED: Emilia Ramirez - M/M Federico 8:00 am THUR: Maria Cao - Ann Pham 8:00 am

    FRI: Allen Faldyn, Sr. - KC Council 10574 8:00 am

    SAT: All Souls 5:00 pm

    SUN: Manuel Pardes - M/M Federico 8:00 am Mike McClain - KC Council 10574 10:00 am Wilma Smith - Mary Black 12:00 pm Phillip Haywood - Milton Sellman 5:00 pm

    Pray for the Sick Please pray for these members of our parish family and all our loved ones who are ill and pray for our troops and their families. Trinidad Arrington Gloria Balajaka Bill Barfield Mary Barfield Patricia Barron Henry Boenisch Barbara Buffalo Deacon Camunez Eva Camunez Kenneth Chemin James Cheslock Kyle Cliburn Travis Cliburn Lucille Crayon Val Dieter Al De Los Santos Dino Demetriou Gloria Demny James Elbert Brittany Fernandez Tony Fernandez Sr. Mildred Frick Olivia Gant Samie Gant Rita Garofalo

    Tim Garcia Daniel Gonzales Georgia Gonzales Patricia Gonzales James Griffen Arlene Guerrero Jake Guerrero Mark Guerrero Charles Housewright Mary Jo Howell James John Donna Jones Lilda Lampo Wally Luke Stephanie Lynch Brian Melancom Mary McBride Veronica McCabe Amy McCauley John McCauley James McGee Mary Ann Melton William Miller Concepion Molina Ruben Molina

    Miriam Moore Patty Moreno David Owen Gretchen Perrin Michael Petsch Juanita M. Riojas Myrna Rios Georgia Sorro Joseph Sarro Tony Solis Beth Stahl Rosemary Styers Harold Teagle Stephanie Thomas Joel Trevino Chris Vega Maria Vega Evelyn C. Vidos Leonard Walla George Weaver Jackson Wiesen Katie Wiesen Easton Wilson Emil Young Rene Zavala Lucille Zalud

    Prayers and Devotion

    CHAPEL OF PERPETUAL ADORTION

    THREE OPEN HOURS Wed. 1 - 2 pm; Thur. 4 - 5 am and

    9 to 10 am

    Contact the parish office.

    SEVEN OPEN COORDINATOR BLOCKS: SUN: Noon to 6 pm and

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