Category Archives: Parish Activities

Calling all High School Graduates and Older

Congratulations on all your accomplishments! We would like to hear about your graduation. We would like to celebrate you and bless you.

  1. Please call the office with your name and the name of the institution from which you are graduating. If you have some future plans we’d like to hear about that too.
  2. Come to join the community at any of the Masses on the weekend of June 3-4. We would like to acknowledge you personally, and pray a blessing on you.

Rightway Imaging

Rightway Imaging will be outside of church after every mass this weekend to schedule appointments for various health screenings. The screenings will take place on Tuesday, May 30th in our cafeteria all day. You must have an appointment to get screened.

If you would like more information please see a representative after Mass this weekend or call (281) 616-9192.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Last Monday the group of adults that have faithfully met on Mondays, since last September, had their last gathering. This year’s RCIA Leadership team consisted of: Father Jim Shea, Pastor, Father Bob Linsey, Parochial Vicar, Nick Flores, Director, Shirley Jones, Charlotte Magott, Maribel and Joe Paz, Guadalupe Flores, Mary Ann Toney, David Perez, Elida Lara, and Marcelino Martinez. The group expressed their appreciation for all the care given toward them, and for their growth in their faith. Every RCIA group is a most wonderful blessing for the parish. The parish too, appreciates the leadership team.

KC Fish Fry!

The Knights of Columbus Council #10270 will host the 2nd Fish Fry event in the cafeteria on

Fri. Mar 24 from 5-8pm
$6 Fish Sandwich and Chips.
We encourage you to purchase your tickets ahead of time, but walk-ins are welcomed. For tickets, contact a KC member or KC leader Javier Martinez, at 210-990-3749.

Archbisop Appeal

On behalf of Archbishop Gustavo and Father Shea, we humbly invite you participate in the 2017 Appeal to make a difference in lives of your brothers and sisters throughout the archdiocese. Your gift to the appeal will provide support for the formation of priests, deacons, catechists, as well as provide food and clothing to those in need. If you have already responded to the Archbishop’s letter sent to your home, thank you! If you have not had an opportunity, we invite you to pray and consider how you and your family can make a gift to this year’s Appeal. Pledge cards, envelopes, and pencils are available in the pews (and/or in the vestibule) of the church. Once completed, place your Appeal pledge card in the offertory during Mass. Gifts an also be made online at www.archsa.org/archbishops-appeal or over the phone with the Appeal office at 210-734-1604. Thank you for your generosity.

That we may accept our call as Disciples, Sent by the Spirit to serve others through our gift domation to the Archbishop’s Appeal, Let us pray to the Lord.

Taxes

In an effort to save stamps, paper and envelopes, we are providing statements of your contributions to St. Gerard for 2016, upon request. Please contact the parish office Monday to Friday between 9 am and 3 pm, to request a copy.

Thank you,

Parish Lenten Booklet

March 1st is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Church’s penitential season of Lent. We will be publishing a booklet, containing dates, events, programs, and religious services, which will take place in the parish during the 40 days. Please take the time to read the booklet and to respond to the opportunities for spiritual growth. You are important to our parish. We all make up the Body of Christ. Each person, young and old, is called to bring forth the Kingdom of Christ. We are called to love – love our God, love ourselves; love our neighbor. We are called to be salt and light. We are called to follow the Way, the Truth, the Life. We are always changing – for the better or worse. Let us take this time to entrust ourselves to a Merciful Love to be renewed and transformed in God’s image.