opportunity to serve

Parish Brown Bag Lenten Project benefits four important Houston Area organizations.

This Lent, practice Almsgiving, Intentional Prayer, and Mercy through the Brown Bag Lenten Project.

  • Pick up a Brown Bag at the completion of Ash Wednesday Services or after Mass the following weekend. (Call Susan Gallagher at 281-571-4136 if you still need a bag).

  • Read the packet! The complete instructions are there for you.

  • During each week of Lent, leading up to Holy Week, pray for the “Charity of the Week”. Learn about how these charities serve people in need - those who are poor, sometimes those who are poor in spirit, who are lonely or sad.

  • At the end of each charity’s designated week, select an item(s) from their list of needs and place your donation(s) in the brown bag.

  • At the end of the Project, you will return your bag(s) to the Community Center Gymnasium (volunteers will be waiting to receive your donations after Mass).

  • In the packet you will receive is the information for the sorting event in the Community Center Gymnasium. This fun event is a chance to work with other POP friends towards helping many people.

  • Approach Holy Week with a feeling of accomplishment, knowing that our Father in Heaven is well aware of your sacrifices and your mercy for other people!

  • Rejoice on Easter Sunday for a Lenten journey that was well done, worthy servant of the Lord!

volunteer to help

If you would like to help with our Annual Brown Bag Lenten Project, contact Lucy Elizondo at Elizondo_lucy@hotmail.com or Sandy Parker at buddiefparker@sbcglobal.net.

April 6 and 7: Collect Brown Bags - after all weekend Masses.

Tuesday, April 9: Help sort the items donated - 5:00 pm in the Community Center. Families, children, and all are welcome.

2019 Ministries

Week One: Freedom Place

Freedom Place is the first long-term, comprehensive care facility in Texas for underage victims of domestic child sex trafficking and is one of only five such facilities in the United States. Freedom Place has a team of on-site medical, mental health, and educational professionals that prepare a personalized plan of care for each child.  This week please pray for Freedom Place and at the end of the week place your donation in your Brown Bag. 


Week Two:  Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Parish in Quiche, Guatemala

In July, Prince of Peace missionaries will return to Guatemala to serve the needs of our fellow brothers and sisters at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Parish. The mission goals are to develop a long-term relationship based on a mutual sharing of faith and to assist with funding of the parish needs. Please lift up the mission in your prayers this week. Your donations will be instrumental to the mission. 

“We plant the seeds that will one day grow. We water seeds already planted, knowing that they hold future promise. “ Archbishop Oscar Romero

Week Three: Camp Hope

Camp Hope provides interim housing for our Wounded Warriors - veterans and their families suffering from combat related PTSD in a caring and positive environment. This week during Lent, please pray for the men and women receiving assistance from Camp Hope. As you place your donation in the Brown Bag be reminded of the great service they have provided to our country through the years.

Week Four: Casa Juan Diego

Casa Juan Diego provides services such as homes for immigrant women and children, assistance for paralyzed or seriously ill immigrants in the community, English classes, and basis needs such as food and clothing to immigrants and refugees. For more information on Casa Juan Diego please visit their website www.cjd.org. This week please take some time to pray for Casa Juan Diego, your donations will help this organization.