Saturday Update from Fr.John
We are so blessed to have our parish campus in full use this weekend! Two small roof leaks in the St. Joseph Center and Community Center did very little damage. All the buildings are fully powered and in good condition. We welcome our brothers and sisters from St. Ignatius and other places in Texas and Louisiana who are currently residing temporarily in our area. Our church worship space is open all weekend for Mass and for private prayer.
On behalf of our whole parish family, I offer our sincerest thanks to all the volunteers, coordinators, cooks, servers and support staff who have helped us to serve so many who have come to us in need these past few days. We have not been able to help everyone, but we have been a place of welcome for many. I was humbled to see the grace of God and the example of Jesus the Servant so evident in so many ways here.
Volunteers: thank you for your generosity! Please help us stay organized and meet all our volunteer needs by signing up to volunteer through one of the links below. Parents bringing children and youth younger than 18 will be asked to complete medical and liability release forms.
We are currently assessing our volunteer needs for next week. Please c heck our Streams of Mercy page regularly for the latest signup links for volunteering.
Many have asked about POP serving as a shelter: we are not approved by the Red Cross at this time and for this disaster. We will continue to serve our community in other ways.
We will be serving a free supper again tonight fand tomorrow for flood victims from 5:00 to 6:30 pm in the Community Center, across from the Main Church. The Community Center has electrical outlets and free Wi-Fi.
The amount of clothing being donated has clogged the entire receipt and distribution system in nearly all of the churches and collection points. We ask everyone NOT to contribute clothing at this time.
We can still use and distribute:
5 gallon buckets
50 Ozs. Bottles of Laundry Detergent
12-16 ozs. Bottles of Liquid Soap that may be mixed with water
16-24 ozs. Bottles of Dish Soap
Cans of air freshener
Cans of bug repellent
Sponges (no cellulose)
Scouring pads - no abrasive pads such as Brillo, or S.O.S., with Soap built in
24 rolls of heavy duty trash bags (33-45 gallons)
We have resumed our regular Mass schedule this weekend.
Monday (Labor Day) Mass will be at 9:00 am in the Mary Chapel. Adoration and evening services resume Tuesday.
The Dioceses of Dallas and Fort Worth are spearheading a night of adoration on Thursday, September 7. We will be joining the other parishes of Texas in a prayer service with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and a time of adoration, beginning at 7:30 pm.
THE COLLECTION THAT WON'T BE...
A special collection for relief of the flood victims is being held the next two weekends in all the parishes of the United States. Prince of Peace and area parishes most affected will not be taking a collection.
If anyone wishes to make a special financial gift for the hurricane victim relief through our Mercy Ministry you can do so at www.pophouston.org/streamsofmercy2017, or you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the most current updates on needed items, volunteering, financial donations, and food, visit our
Streams of Mercy Page
Let us give thanks and praise to God in all things,