UPDATE FROM FR.JOHN
Dear POP Folks,
As we continue to dry out from Harvey’s attacks, many members of our community are returning to their homes.Please keep in your prayers those who are staying with family or friends or at area hotels. We are also praying for those who have lost their automobiles, their places of employment and their entire neighborhoods.
This morning we celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving for deliverance from the storm and that God has brought us safely to this moment. All three of our priests, together with many of our deacons and a large community from Prince of Peace and St. Ignatius joined in the Mass, which was transferred to the main church to accommodate the number of worshippers. Song and accompaniment helped us to celebrate God’s goodness as we begged for his mercy. Following Mass, prayer teams were available to pray with people and two confessionals were opened for those desiring Reconciliation.
9:00 a.m. Thursday Mass in Main Church, followed by confessions. The parish offices will be open until 4:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. Confessions as usual. No 7:00 p.m. Spanish Mass.
Friday 9:00 a.m. and 12:10 p.m. Masses in Main Church, followed by confessions. The parish offices will be open until 4:30 p.m.
Volunteers: thank you for your generosity! So many generous people are stepping up to help that we ask you to please phone (281) 469 - 2686 before you come. Parents bringing children and youth younger than 18 will be asked to complete medical and liability release forms.
Donations: No clothing is needed. Please bring air mattresses, new pillows, blankets, cots, towels, unopened toiletries (hotel sizes are good) to the St. Andrew Discipleship Center. Grocery store (HEB, Kroger etc.) and gasoline cards (Exxon, Shell, Chevron etc.) are also needed. Please drop food donations at the Mercy Center at our Perry Road entrance. Donations are being received:
- Today, Thursday and Friday 9:00 am to 7 pm
- Saturday 9/2 – 8:30 to 4:30 pm
- Sunday 9/3 – In the Community Center after all the masses
- Labor Day – Monday 9/4 9 am to 7 pm
Financial Donations: connect with PayPal link through our parish website or forward them directly to the parish clearly marked “Flood Relief” or “St. Ignatius Donation.”
Sunday after 7:30, 9:00, 10:45, 12:30 and 2:00 Masses:
the Knights of Columbus and their helpers will be serving free, hot breakfast/brunch
Evening Activities are cancelled through September 4 out of safety concerns due to receding waters and refuse in some roadways.
We expect to resume normal schedule and activities starting Tuesday 9/5
Let us give thanks and praise to God in all things,