Mardi Gras Dance
February 25, 7:00pm
See below for Lenten Schedule
Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J.
March 11, 8:30am - 12:00pm
Lent begins on ASH WEDNESDAY, March 1, 2017
Faith Formation Announcements
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We are excited to announce that our parish has subscribed to a dynamic new online platform called FORMED. Every parishioner will have 24/7 access to the best Catholic content on any device, including your computer, smartphone and tablet with internet access. With FORMED you'll find video programs that explain the Catholic faith, explore the deepest meaning of marriage, receive Bible studies on a variety of topics and includes inspiring audio talks.
GENERAL FAITH FORMATION ANNOUNCEMENT: 2016-2017 High School Faith Formation Calendar
ELEMENTARY FAITH FORMATION 2016-2017 Faith Formation Calendar K-8
ADULT FAITH FORMATION FALL 2016 OFFERINGS More information/Registration form
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CATHOLIC? There is a place for you, here with us. As an adult, you become Catholic through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). RCIA will meet weekly during the upcoming year, beginning in September. Our meetings will last approximately 1½ - 2 hours on Sunday mornings. Each week, we will discuss different topics to deepen our understanding of the Catholic faith. This class time will be a time to question and research where and how the Church got her authority and why Catholics believe as they do. You will be guided and supported in the faith through instruction. If you or someone you know would like to learn more about becoming Catholic, contact Charles Noll at 830-980-2268, ext. 210.
COME TO THE QUIET - A SILENT RETREAT FOR WOMEN- Taking the Leap: a retreat for those new to the experience of silence.
Retreat Focus: "Be Still and Know That I Am God" (Psalm 46:10)SAVE THE DATE! April 28-30, 2017 at Wolf Creek Guest Ranch, between Kerrville & Fredericksburg. A registration form and further information can be obtained at St. Joseph Honey Creek gathering space, parish office, or by contacting Cindy Keller at email@example.com or 210-316-1714. $165.00 includes accommodations, meals, prayer book, and one hour of spiritual direction. Financial assistance is available.
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Schedule of Distribution of Ashes:
6:30 a.m. Liturgy of the Word with Ashes
9:00 a.m. Mass with Ashes
5:00 p.m. Mass with Ashes
7:00 p.m. Bi-lingual Mass with Ashes
Stations of the Cross - Every Friday of Lent
The St. Joseph Matachines will be selling breakfast tacos next Sunday, March 5 before and after the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Masses, outside the front doors of the Main Church. All proceeds will go towards the Haiti Mission trip. All donations are appreciated!
This 2017 Knights of Columbus and Catholic Daughters of the Americas scholarship awards will be a total of $6,000.00 granted to three individual qualified High School Students in the amount of $2,000.00 for each student. The completed applications forms must be submitted to the Parish office no later than 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10. The award winners will be announced at the Senior Mass on Sunday May 21. Scholarship Award Application packets may be picked up at the parish office beginning on Friday, March 10. Good Luck to this year's graduating seniors.
Please join St. Joseph - Honey Creek on Saturday, March 11, for a seminar featuring world renowned lecturer, Fr. Mitchell Pacwa, S.J. Father received his B.A. in Philosophy and Theology from the University of Detroit, summa cum laude. He was ordained a Catholic priest in 1976 with the Society of Jesus and then continued his studies. He received his Master of Divinity and S.T.B. from the Jesuit School of Theology of Loyola University, magna cum laude. At Vanderbilt University, he received his Master of Arts, Ph.D. in Old Testament. This free event will be held in the main church from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Childcare will be provided.
We are in need of adult and teen volunteers that can assist with childcare from 8 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, March 11 during the seminar that will be featuring Fr. Mitch Pacwa. If you are interested in assisting with childcare during this event please contact Len Brammeier at 210-854-8215.
Attention Families! Please save the date for our Annual Vacation Bible School: June 26-30. We will be "Celebrating Life with A Birthday Blast!" We are also in need of volunteers for many roles. Won't you please consider being a leader of a Committee or a Station? We will need a Decorating Committee and leaders for the following stations: Faith, Crafts, Snack, and Games. Please contact Sue Torres in the Faith Formation Office for more information, by phone at 830-980-2268, ext. 211 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Support our Parish Bulletin! We would like to thank all of the advertisers who have generously committed to the bulletin for the coming year. If you would be interested in sponsoring an ad for your business, on behalf of your favorite charity/organization or in memory of a loved one, please contact Michael Casas at 210-391-6036. As a reminder, please utilize these wonderful advertisers whenever possible, and let our advertisers know we truly appreciate their loyal support of our bulletin. It is their generosity that provides the bulletin at little or no cost to our parish.
St. Joseph-Honey Creek is blessed with many new young families and young adults joining our parish, and we want to make sure your voice is heard and your needs are met. We will be having an idea session on how or parish can assist you, so you can grow closer to God and better serve our parish community. Please join us on February 26 after the 10:00 a.m. mass in the main church front pews. Our session will not take long so stick around with the whole family! If you cannot make this session and would still like to contribute your ideas, please email Casey Pawelek with your comments at email@example.com.
The Respect Life Ministry has been so blessed by all of your generous donations of baby and maternity items to our ministry during 2016. With these donations, we were able to assist the Bulverde/Spring Branch Pregnancy Care Center who served 53 clients in 2016. This was while only operating 3-5 hours per week. In 2017, we will be assisting the Pregnancy Center at it's brand new location in Faithville, located at 17080 Hwy 46 W, Suite 113, where they will be able to increase their hours and accommodate more families. The Respect Life Ministry helps by bundling diapers for families that attend prenatal and parenting classes at the Center. If you would like to help by making a donation of diapers, we are currently in need of size 3, 5 & 6 diapers. Diapers can be placed in the blue tub marked "Respect Life Ministry" downstairs by the church elevator. The Pregnancy Center is very appreciative of all the support it has received from St. Joseph's parishioners and the Respect Life Ministry. For further information, please contact Kim Barton at 210-878-9519.
St. John Hall 7pm-10pm
Catholic Daughters of America #2260 and Knights of Columbus #8521 will be selling Mardi Gras dance Tickets on January 28-29 after each mass. Plan to buy your tickets for this FUN event while they last!
In conjunction with Council 852's Corporate Communion weekend, The Knights of Columbus Assembly 3439 will be distributing Prayer Cards for the Canonization of Father Michael J. McGivney during the weekend masses January28-29. As the Founder of the Knights of Columbus, Father Michael J. McGivney, was instrumental in the Connecticut state legislature officially chartering the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society in March1882, after starting out with a handful of parish men in the church basement. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism, and is worldwide, with some 1.9 million members, still living out his vision for the Order.
Father McGivney is a candidate for sainthood, which was opened in 1997, and he was declared a Venerable Servant of God by Pope Benedict XVI in March 2008, in recognition of his life of heroic virtue. We are waiting for 1 Vatican-approved miracle through his intercession which is needed for beatification, and another miracle for canonization. He is heralded as an Apostle to the Young, Protector of Christian Family Life and Founder of the Knights of Columbus. As his cause advances, Knights of Columbus families and Catholics seek his intercession, and a closer relationship with Jesus Christ.
Please place this prayer card in a special place, readily accessible, so your prayers can help in the timely canonization of Father Michael J. McGivney. Thank you.
Faith Formation is In need of Prayer Warriors- Anyone interested in joining our Faith Formation Prayer Request distribution, please contact Sue Torres. You will receive monthly emails requesting your prayers for the needs of our families, friends, and leaders of our Faith Formation Department. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the distribution. Your prayers are appreciated!
Family Adoration is now available! Please remember to mark your calendars for our monthly Adoration during Sunday classes for families of all ages! This special time is set aside for parents who are unable to come during the week with their children. Please contact Sue Torres at email@example.com if you would be interested in visiting the Blessed Sacrament on the following dates: February 5, March 5, and April 2 from 9:15am-12:00pm for any length of time.
We are happy to announce that counseling services will now be available at St. Joseph - Honey Creek. Adriana Gonzalez, LPC will be accepting appointments on Thursdays, 8 am - 6 pm. Services are available to all parishioners of all ages. To schedule an appointment, or to obtain additional information please call 210-723-3478.
2. Benchmark other parishes/churches to find best practices
a. Do online & phone research and visit an ideal Parish
b. August 2016
3. Conduct Parish wide Survey parish to determine needs and future evangelization focus
a. October 2016.
4. Develop "Evangelization Plan" based on feedback, benchmarking and survey
a. Feb 17.
1. Organize and facilitate two parish retreats a year
a. one during Advent season
b. one during the Lenten Season.
• Provide more opportunities for families to engage in family prayer by FYE2017.
• Establish/host a book fair to provide learning materials to our faith community and organize supplemental books in the formation library.
• Develop a new weekend retreat experience by Fall 2016 for at least 20 emerging disciples in middle school to strengthen call to discipleship.
• By FY2017, increase high school teen participation in retreat experiences by 10%, and offer advanced leadership training to at least 5 high school teens who actively participate in parish life.
• By FY2017, offer young adults advanced leadership training to deepen participation in the parish community as liturgical ministers and catechists.
For the peace of mind of our church family, we want to inform you that individuals may not enter church property with a firearm. We appreciate your compliance with this policy.
PURSUANT TO SECTION 30.06, PENAL CODE (TRESPASS BY LICENSE HOLDER WITH A CONCEALED HANDGUN), A PERSON LICENSED UNDER SUBCHAPTER H, CHAPTER 411, GOVERNMENT CODE (HANDGUN LICENSING LAW), MAY NOT ENTER THIS PROPERTY WITH A CONCEALED HANDGUN.
CON FORME A LA SECCION 3006 DEL CODIGO PENAL (TRASPASAR PORTANDO ARMAS DE FUEGO CON L1CENCIA) PERSONAS CON L1CENCIA BAJO DEL SUB-CAPITULO H, CAPITULO 411, CODIGO DE GOBIERNO (LEY DE PORTAR ARMAS), NO DEBEN ENTRAR A ESTA PROPRIEDAD PORTANDO UN ARMA DE FUEGO.
PURSUANT TO SECTION 30.07, PENAL CODE (TRESPASS BY LICENSE HOLDER WITH AN OPENLY CARRIED HANDGUN), A PERSON LICENSED UNDER SUBCHAPTER H, CHAPTER 411, GOVERNMENT CODE (HANDGUN LICENSING LAW), MAY NOT ENTER THIS PROPERTY WITH A HANDGUN THAT IS CARRIED OPENLY.
CON FORME A LA SECCION 3007 DEL CODIGO PENAL (TRASPASAR PORTANDO ARMAS DE FUEGO AL AIRE LIBRE CON LICENCIA) PERSONAS CON LICENCIA BAJO DEL SUB-CAPITULO H, CAPITULO 411, CODIGO DE GOBIERNO (LEY DE LICENCIA DE PORTAR ARMAS, NO DEBEN ENTRAR A ESTA PROPRIEDAD PORTANDO UN ARMA DE FUEGO AL AIRE LIBRE.
This Policy does not prohibit clergy from lawfully and securely possessing a weapon in their residence which may be owned, leased, or operated by the Archdiocese, nor does it prohibit an individual from possessing a firearm in a locked vehicle parked in or traveling through a parking area.
St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church - Honey Creek has experienced tremendous growth since 2006. As a result, the parish found itself faced with the challenge of maintaining a close community. In response, in 2012 a large Neighborhood Net Ministry was created that was then divided into 67 individual Neighborhood Net groups ranging from 20 to 30 families each in order to cover the entire Parish Community. The essential purpose of each Neighborhood Net is to extend hospitality, evangelization, community life, and pastoral care to every parishioner. We welcome every newly registered family into active participation in our community life at both parish and neighborhood levels. We strive to answer the call of God to live and spread his word through our community.
Our neighborhood nets have engaged in a variety of activities ranging from attending to the needs of the sick and the home bound to picnics in the park, attending Mass as a group with lunch or dinner afterwards, attending a Lenten Fish Fry hosted by the Knights of Columbus and Catholic Daughters, and more in an effort to foster a sense of close ties.
What is Neighborhood Net?
A ministry that you can be part of without leaving your neighborhood! The parish has been divided into 67 groups of 20-30 families, called a Net Group. You belong to a Net Group based on where you live. Each Net Group is facilitated by a Neighborhood Coordinator.
What is required of me?
This is simply an offer to you to meet your neighbors. Welcome your Neighborhood Coordinator into your home, then meet the parishioners who live near you. You may be surprised how many parishioners live nearby. Smile and wave at each other as you drive or walk by. As time goes on, support each other in living a Christian life and pray for each other's needs.
Who is my Neighborhood Coordinator?
A fellow parishioner who volunteered to cast a net over every registered parishioner in their Net Group. We have asked them to build relationships with every parishioner in their Net, and to be a conduit of information flow between the Parish and you. You should have been contacted by your Neighborhood Coordinator. If you don't know who your Coordinator is, call the Parish Office 830-980-2268.
Want to help out?
Contact your Neighborhood Coordinator and offer your help. If there's a vacancy in the Neighborhood Coordinator position, prayerfully consider whether you can take it on. It's a great way to be active in a St. Joseph - Honey Creek ministry without leaving your neighborhood
We are seeking individuals with any memories, photos, or personal knowledge of the original décor of the St. Joseph Day Chapel, prior to Vatican II. The ornate altar and side altars, tapestries, paintings, and pews are displayed in the photograph. If anyone has any information regarding the changes that were made, the whereabouts of any church artifacts we would love to hear from you. Please contact the Parish Offices at 830-980-2268, with any information.
WHAT IS NEIGHBORHOOD NET? A ministry that you can be part of without leaving your neighborhood! The parish has been divided into 65 groups of 20-30 families, called a Net Group. You belong to a Net Group based on where you live. Each Net Group is facilitated by a Neighborhood Coordinator.
WHO IS MY NEIGHBORHOOD COORDINATOR? A fellow parishioner who volunteered to cast a net over every registered parishioner in their Net Group. We have asked them to build relationships with every parishioner in their Net, and to be a conduit of information flow between the Parish and you. You should have been contacted by your Neighborhood Coordinator. If you don't know who your Coordinator is, call the Parish Office.
WHAT IS REQUIRED OF ME? Welcome your Neighborhood Coordinator into your home, then meet the parishioners who live near you. You may be surprised how many parishioners live nearby. Smile and wave at each other as you drive or walk by. As time goes on, support each other in living a Christian life and pray for each other's needs.
WANT TO HELP OUT? Contact your Neighborhood Coordinator and offer your help. If there's a vacancy in the Neighborhood Coordinator position, prayerfully consider whether you can take it on. It's a great way to be active in a St. Joseph - Honey Creek ministry without leaving your neighborhood.
This historical video, which discusses the origins of our parish and the history surrounding the building of the St. Joseph Day Chapel, is narrated by Bryden Moon and was produced by Tom Brod in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the construction of this Hill Country treasure.
If you are looking for an occasional day to spend with friends and help fellow parishioners, please consider volunteering to serve on the Bereavement Committee. We are looking for additional volunteers to assist in preparing/setting up meals for funerals in our parish. Please contact Janie or Don Kellner at 830-885-5652 for additional information.
Pictures taken during various activities at St. Joseph-Honey Creek, and at other parish events are now available to download for free in the Gallery section of our parish website.
Have you ever wanted to hear a particular song during the Mass, or thought that something more could be added to the music ministry to make it more effective in the Eucharistic Celebration? We are all ears! Please contact Director of Music, Rick Ramirez, at 830-980-2268, ext. 207, with any suggestions you might have to make our music ministry even more effective in praising our Lord!
Deacon Glenn Bliss
Deacon Freddy Mireles
Deacon Michael Pawelek
25781 State Highway 46 W
Spring Branch, TX 78070
Phone: (830) 980-2268
If you need a priest for anointing when somebody is dying and/or funeral arrangements...Emergency Phone: 210-416-4516
We are here to serve you at any time.
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|Sunday: 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m. (Spanish), 5:00 p.m.|
|Monday and Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Mass|
|Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 8:00 a.m. Mass|
|Sacrament of Reconciliation|
|Sunday - Thursday: By Appointment|
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|Holy Days and Feast Days|
|Special Schedules as announced|
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