Weekly Announcements

Get to Mass a little late on Sunday? Need to double check a meeting time? Want to stay up-to-date with all the great events happening at St. Anthony of Padua? Here is an archive of all our weekend announcements, which are announced at the start of each weekend Mass. Enjoy!

5/7-5/8

5/7-5/8

Weekend of May 7th & May 8th

  • On behalf of all the clergy and staff at St. Anthony of Padua, we’d like to wish all moms out there a very happy Mother’s Day. Thank you for the great gift of your motherhood that you bring to our parish community. This summer, all are invited to a Life In the Spirit seminar on Saturday, June 4th. This seminar is designed as an introduction to a life lived in the power of the Holy Spirit and features powerful talks, lively praise and worship and great group sharing. Find more info and register today at https://ap.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1149782
  • Next Friday, May 13th, there will be a bilingual Rosary prayed in the church at 8:30AM in honor of the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima. All are invited to join us to pray and honor our Blessed Mother on this great feast day. 
  • The Ushers Guild and Altar Guild are both seeking new members. If you are interested in welcoming and assisting of parishioners at Mass, or helping prepare the sanctuary for our liturgies, please pick up a bulletin to learn how you can join. 
  • Lastly, next Sunday, May 15th, will be a Fellowship Sunday at St. Anthony. Join us after the morning Masses in Sheltz Hall to enjoy some doughnuts and meet some neighbors. The Knights of Columbus will also be selling tamales after the 5PM Vigil, 9am, 11am and 6pm Masses.

4/30-5/1

Weekend of April 30th & May 1st

  • The Archdiocese of Galveston Houston is holding a special pro-life event titled “After Roe” at St. Anthony on Friday, May 6th at 7pm. As we await the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, all are invited to Sheltz Hall to discuss potential upcoming changes, how Catholics can best respond, and more. Please pick up a bulletin for more information.
  • Lone Star College – Creekside is hosting an open house on Friday, May 6th for their English as a Second Language program. Melissa Brega, the Lead Faculty at Lone Star, will be sharing at the college about courses offered for non-native speakers, so visit ap.church/events to learn how you can join.
  • Please note that along with the First Friday and First Saturday devotions this coming weekend, there are also multiple First Communion Masses on Saturday the 7th. Confessions will end promptly at 10am, on account of the busy afternoon. 
  • Lastly, there is a second collection today to benefit the Honduras Mission. Thank you for your support of this great ministry, and be sure to stop by their table outside after Mass for tacos, clay crosses, and Honduran coffee for sale. 

4/23 - 4/24

Weekend of April 23rd & 24th

  • Today is Divine Mercy Sunday, and all are invited to a special holy hour at 3pm in the church this afternoon. There will be adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Prayers of St. Faustina, veneration of the Divine Mercy image, and more. We hope to see you there. 
  •  We have a wide variety of prayer opportunities to kick off the month of May. From a Rosary for Ukraine on Wednesday, May 4th, to the First Friday and First Saturday devotions on the 6th and 7th, to Fatima Study Groups, be sure to pick up a bulletin or visit ap.church/events to learn all about them. 
  • Next Sunday, May 1st, there will be a second collection and taco sale to support our annual Honduras Mission Trip. This year’s trip planned for June 2022 has been canceled, but the mission work, and dire need in Honduras, still continues. Stop by Sheltz Hall after Mass next weekend for tacos, or visit https://pushpay.com/g/stanthonyhondurasmission to donate online. 
  • Lastly, our St. Anthony’s Bread Food Pantry is always in need of more donations and more volunteers. Our current needs are Chef Boyardee canned spaghetti, canned soup, and skillet meals. You can also visit ap.church/pantryvolunteer to learn more about volunteering at the pantry. 

4/16 - 4/17

Weekend of April 16th & 17th

  • On behalf of our Pastor Fr. Jesse, and all of the St. Anthony of Padua staff, we’d like to wish you all a very happy Easter. Thank you to everyone who joined us for our powerful Triduum liturgy, and a special welcome to anyone who may be visiting with us today. You always have a home here at St. Anthony. 
  • Next weekend, we will complete our ongoing Divine Mercy Novena, and finish with a Divine Mercy Holy Hour on Sunday, April 24th from 3 to 4pm. All are welcome to join us for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, the Prayers of St. Faustina, veneration of the Divine Mercy image, and more. Pick up a bulletin for more information! 
  • Don’t forget about the St. Anne’s Society Easter Egg-stravaganza next Saturday, April 23rd at 10am on the St. Anthony School Sports Field. There will be an egg hunt, crafts, games, food, and fun for the whole family. Visit ap.church/events to learn more. 
  • Lastly, our parish is looking to hire new staff members for a variety of positions at our parish! From a Facilities Technician to more Nursery Staff, we’re seeking more passionately Catholic individuals to join our parish! Visit ap.church/employment to learn more.

4/2 - 4/3

Weekend of April 2nd & 3rd

  • Today is the drop-off day for our 2022 Lenten Donation Drive. Volunteers are over at the St. Teresa Center ready to help, so stop by after Mass to drop off your Easter bags and other donated items. Thank you for your generosity.
  • This week, Fr. Jesse will hold the second installment of Mariapolis, on Thursday April 7th at 7pm in Sheltz Hall. Join our pastor as we dive into what it would look like to walk towards sanctity together, following the way of Mary. We hope to see you there.
  • Lastly, we have three important Sundays ahead of us: Palm Sunday, Easter, and Divine Mercy Sunday. Be sure to pick up a bulletin for info on our Holy Week schedule, Divine Mercy Holy Hour, Easter Masses, and more.

3/26 - 3/27

Weekend of March 26th & 27th

  • Only one week remains until the collection day for our Lenten Donation Drive. Whether you picked up an Easter Bag to fill for our food pantry, or you’re dropping off diapers to support Pregnancy Assistance Center North, Sunday April 3rd is the day to bring these items to the St. Teresa Center to be donated. It’s not too late to join – visit https://ap.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/722732 to help make a difference.
  • Also on April 3rd, the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will be on campus most of the day. An appointment is needed to donate, and parishioners who donate can also earn points that can be redeemed for a variety of gift cards. Visit https://ap.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/547009 to sign up for a time slot.
  • Lastly, this weekend marks the start of our 2022 First Communion and Confirmation Masses. Please pray for all of our young people receiving these sacraments, and be sure to pick up a bulletin or visit https://www.parishesonline.com/…/05-1074-20220327B.pdf for details on adjusted times and locations of various events on account of these special Masses.

3/19 - 3/20

Weekend of March 19th & 20th

  • Registration for the Men’s ACTS Retreat is currently open. The retreat will take place May 12th to 15th and all men are invited to attend this powerful prayer experience. Visit https://ap.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1180978 to sign up now.
  • Palm Sunday is just three short weeks away. There’s still time to participate in our Stations of the Cross, receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, or add an Act of Penance before Easter. Pick up a bulletin this weekend or visit https://www.parishesonline.com/…/st-anthony-of-padua… to learn about all these and more at St. Anthony of Padua.
  • Lastly, want to help decorate the Church this Easter? Easter Flower Donations are now available through April 3rd. You can submit a special intention for you, your family, or a loved one with the donation, and a beautiful flower will be placed in the church in their honor. Visit https://pushpay.com/g/stanthonyholydays… to get yours today.

3/12 - 3/13

Weekend of March 12th & 13th

  • Our parish is in desperate need for more volunteers at the St. Anthony’s Bread Food Pantry, to keep up with the generosity of our parishioners and needs of our community. Please pick up a bulletin or visit https://www.parishesonline.com/…/05-1074-20220313B.pdf to learn how you can help serve. Contact Franklin Marsan at fmarsan@ap.church with any questions
  • All married or engaged couples are invited to a marriage seminar next Saturday, March 19th at 8:30AM. Hosted by Deacon Tom Vicknair, he’ll speak about the process of becoming one in the Lord, leading to a joyful marriage and family. More info here – https://ap.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1188012
  • Lastly, our Lenten Donation Drive is fully underway. This weekend, you can pick up Easter Bags outside the church with grocery lists attached, and you can also visit https://ap.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/722732 for a full list of how you can participate in this much-needed, multi-organization, parish outreach event.

3/5 - 3/6

Weekend of March 5th & 6th

  • Join us tomorrow night for our Parish Lenten Mission, led by our pastor Fr. Jesse following the 6PM Mass. Titled “Resisting Evil in Our Daily Lives”, it will include a time of adoration and praise and worship. We’ll also have a Lenten Mission in Spanish Monday night, with Fr. Robert Guerra at 7pm, speaking about “how to live well this Lent”. We hope to see you there. More info: https://ap.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1153486
  • Our Parish Reconciliation Service is this Wednesday, March 9th from 6 to 9PM. We’ll have more than 25 priests joining us, and childcare will be available, so all are encouraged to attend. Pick up a bulletin for a full list of reconciliation times at our parish, and around the area. More info: https://ap.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/719067
  • Next week marks the beginning of our parish’s Novena to St. Joseph. Prayed after Daily Mass from March 10th to 18th, all are invited to participate, leading up to the Solemnity of St. Joseph on March 19th. More info: https://ap.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/724975
  • Lastly, this weekend is Fellowship Sunday for the month of March. Join us in Sheltz Hall after the 7AM, 9AM, 11AM and 1PM Masses to meet some neighbors and celebrate our community.

2/26 - 2/27

Weekend of February 26th & 27th

  • This coming week, we mark the beginning of Lent with Ash Wednesday. You can find the full Mass schedule in this week’s bulletin or at https://ap.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/722892
  • On Thursday, March 3rd, Fr. Jesse is bringing Mariapolis or “City of Mary” to St. Anthony. Join us at 6:30pm in Sheltz Hall for an evening of prayer, community, and learning about a movement to follow the work of Mary in every aspect of our life. More info here: https://ap.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1161778
  • March is a busy start to Lent at St. Anthony of Padua. From our 2022 Lenten Mission, being held in English next Sunday night and in Spanish next Monday night, to restarting our weekly Stations of the Cross on Friday evenings, be sure to visit ap.church/events to stay up-to-date.
  • Lastly, there is a second collection this weekend for the Missionaries of St. Francis De Sales. Our very own Fr. Mathew is a member of this order, so we thank you for your generosity. Donate online here: https://pushpay.com/g/stanthonysecondcollections

2/19 - 2/20

Weekend of February 19th & 20th

  • The 40 Days for Life Kickoff Event will be held this Friday, February 25th, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Join Catholics from around the Archdiocese for an evening of worship, fellowship, and prayer, to begin this important pro-life campaign. Vist https://ap.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/555875 for more information.
  •  From the Vocation Ministry with Fr. Jesse next weekend, to a Marriage seminar with Deacon Tom next month, we have lots going on at the parish. Be sure to pick up a bulletin or visit ap.church/bulletin, to learn about the Lenten Reconciliation Service, Mariapolis event, and more.
  • St. John Fischer, the former parish of our pastor Fr. Jesse, will be on campus Sunday selling tamales after Mass. You can take home a dozen homemade tamales for $12, while supplies last.
  • Lastly, there is a second collection this weekend to help the Archdiocese support the Black and Indian Mission Collection. This collection supports a Catholic Church charity established in 1884 to support missionary work among African American and Native American Catholics. You can also donate online here: https://pushpay.com/g/stanthonysecondcollections Thank you for your generosity!

2/12 - 2/13

Weekend of February 12th & 13th

  • Ash Wednesday is just around the corner. We will have multiple liturgies on Wednesday, March 2nd, and you can view the full schedule in our bulletin, or at ap.church/ashwednesday. We look forward to entering into the season of Lent with you.
  • Registration is now open for the 2022 Men’s ACTS retreat, taking place May 12th to 15th. Utilizing prayer, service and teaching, this parish-based retreat is a great opportunity for the men of our parish to come together in prayer. Register now at https://ap.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1180978
  • This weekend, our Boy Scout Troop 1180 will be serving their Scout Slam Breakfast in Sheltz Hall after the 7am, 9am and 11am Masses. Tickets are $5 per person or $20 per family. The Knights of Columbus will also be selling tamales following the 5PM vigil, 9am, 11am and 6pm Masses. Come support these groups and get some great food in return!
  • The next meeting of our Senior Pals group is coming up on Saturday, February 19th, from 9:45 to 11:45am. There will be entertainment from a barbershop quartet, and lunch will be served. All parishioners over the age of 55 are welcome to attend.
  • Lastly, this weekend marks the beginning of the 2022 Diocesan Services Fund campaign. The theme for this year is “All For the Glory of God” and we’re excited to join the campaign.

2/5 - 2/6

Weekend of February 5th & 6th

  • Visiting the imprisoned is one of the 7 corporal works of mercy, and our new St. Daniel Prison Ministry is here to embrace that challenge. There will be an informational meeting on Thursday, February 17th at 7pm for anyone interested in volunteering, and you can visit https://ap.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1141443 to learn more.
  • Another great way to serve within the Archdiocese is to be a Pastoral Visitor to local hospitals and nursing homes. This outreach effort is organized by the Catholic Chaplaincy Corps and is a life-changing way to bring Christ to those in darkness, pain or isolation. The deadline to sign up for a training is February 14th, and there will be a lay chaplain in the Paduan Center today after Mass to answer any questions.
  • Registration is now open for our 2022 Parish Annual Men’s Retreat at Holy Name Passionist Center. The theme of this year’s retreat, held March 4th to 6th, is “Portrait of Christ – Encountering the Truth.” You can register today at https://ap.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1180978
  •  Don’t forget about our upcoming Celebration of Gratitude on Saturday, February 26th. We’ll have food, music, and dancing for all parishioners to enjoy, and ticket proceeds benefit the St. Anthony’s Pro-Life ministry. You can buy your tickets now at ap.church/celebration, we hope to see you there.
  • Lastly, join Fr. Jesse on Saturday, February 26th after the 10am Mass for a vocations ministry, to learn more about discerning how God is calling you to live out your vocation. Men and women of all ages are welcome to attend, so please pick up a bulletin today to learn more.

1/29 - 1/30

Weekend of January 29th & 30th

  • We have 2 special blessings this week that all parishioners are invited to! On Wednesday, February 2nd, join us after the 6am and 9am Masses for Candlemas, where we will include the Blessing of Candles that are used throughout the liturgical year. Parishioners may bring unused candles to be blessed for use during the year. Then, on Thursday, February 3rd, after the 9am and 6:45pm Masses, we will celebrate the feast of Saint Blaise. Candles blessed the previous day at Candlemas are used for the blessing of throats. We hope to see you there!
  • We have new semesters of bible studies and prayer workshops starting soon at St. Anthony. Both the Prayer & Life Workshop, and Walking With Purpose women’s bible study are holding their first meeting this coming week, so visit ap.church/events for full details on these great groups and courses.
  • Start your February with even more great prayer opportunities at both our First Friday Devotion on Friday, February 4th following 9AM Mass, as well as our Communal First Saturday on February 5th starting with confessions at 8am. Pick up a bulletin for more information!
  • St. Anthony’s Kolbe Prison Ministry will be hosting a 3-day retreat in April for the incarcerated men at the Ferguson Unit in Huntsville, Texas. If you are interested in helping with the retreat, you can receive more information at the Kolbe table in the piazza after mass.
  • Lastly, this coming week is National Catholic Schools Week. Our school is holding an open house on Thursday, February 3rd from 6:30 to 8pm, and there is a second collection today to support our great school.

1/22 - 1/23

Weekend of January 22nd & 23rd

  • Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Day of Prayer for the Unborn. The Pro-life mission is a continual one, so if you or someone you know needs assistance with a pregnancy, please don’t hesitate to visit ap.church/Gabriel  to get the help you need.
  • St. Anthony’s Kolbe Prison Ministry will be hosting a 3-day retreat in April for the incarcerated men at the Ferguson Unit in Huntsville, Texas. If you are interested in serving as an onsite or offsite team member, you can meet some of the current Kolbe volunteers and sign-up to receive more information beginning this weekend in the piazza after each mass. You can also learn about our new St. Daniel Prison Ministry. For more information visit https://ap.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1141443
  • Our beautiful church organ unfortunately broke over the Christmas season. We are seeking donations to help repair it before Easter arrives, so if you would like to be an “organ donor” please donate. Thank you for your support of our music ministry!
  • From our Young Adult Ministry, to the ACTS Retreats, to Senior Pals, we have a lot of great groups for you to join at St. Anthony. Be sure to pick up a bulletin today to read about all of the community events and groups at our parish.
  • Lastly, there is a second collection today for the Bishop’s Fund for Latin America. This fund supports pastoral programs, seminarian formation and youth ministries and more in Latin America and the Caribbean. Thank you for your generosity.

1/15 - 1/16

Weekend of January 15th & 16th

  • We still have adoration time slots available for our upcoming Day of Prayer for the Unborn. All are invited to a holy hour at 9pm this Friday, the 21st, as well as all-night adoration from 10pm – 10am in the chapel. You can sign up for a time slot at ap dot church slash day of prayer. We’ll finish with a pro-life Mass at 10am on the 22nd here in the church. We hope to see you there.
  • All are invited to a Celebration of Gratitude at St. Anthony of Padua. Join your fellow parishioners for a night of food, music, and dancing on Saturday, February 26 from 6:30 – 9:30 pm here in the gym. Tickets are available now, so get yours today.
  • The Confirmation Retreat for our parish will be held February 4th through 6th. Please pray for our teens, core members and staff, that they have a prayerful, Holy-Spirit filled retreat. If you picked up a prayer card for a Confirmation teen and would like to send a note assuring them of your prayers and encouragement, please drop them off to the Parish Office by Tuesday, January 18
  • Fr. Jesse is making a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Alongside our Music Coordinator, Josh Blakesley, they would like to invite you on a spiritual retreat to walk in the footsteps of Jesus and experience the Holy Land. Josh will host a Q&A session about the pilgrimage in the Paduan Center after Mass today. Head over to learn about this great trip, or visit ap.church/holyland– Lastly, our parish offices will be closed tomorrow in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will have our regular 9AM Mass and offices will reopen Tuesday.

1/8 - 1/9

Weekend of January 8th & 9th

  • This weekend is our first Fellowship Sunday of the year! Stop by Sheltz Hall after Mass for donuts, coffee and community fellowship! The Knights of Columbus are also selling tamales after the 9am and 11am Masses, so be sure to stop by.
  • Is one of your New Year’s resolutions for 2022 to grow in your faith? We have a wide variety of adult faith formation opportunities for you to choose from, to help break open the Bible, develop a prayer life, grow in community, and more! Pick up a bulletin to find one for you. Also, registration for the Women’s ACTS retreat is now open, and members from the ACTS Team are available to help sign you up in Sheltz Hall after Mass today.
  • This month marks the 49th anniversary of Roe V. Wade and we have two upcoming Pro-Life events for our parish. We will be sending a group to the Texas Rally for Life on Saturday January 22nd in Austin, as well as hold a night of prayer starting with a holy hour at 9pm on Friday, January 21st, with adoration through the night, and a Pro-Life Mass at 10am on the 22nd. Pick up a bulletin for full details on both of these great events.
  • Fr. Jesse is making a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Alongside our Music Coordinator, Josh Blakesley, they would like to invite you on a spiritual retreat to walk in the footsteps of Jesus and experience the Holy Land. Josh will host a Q&A session about the pilgrimage in the Paduan Center after all masses on Sunday, January 16th. Visit ap.church/holyland for more information.
  • Lastly, want to learn more about the saints whose relics will be in the Our Lady of the Angels Chapel? Pick up a bulletin to learn about this week’s saint, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.

1/1 - 1/2

Weekend of January 1st & 2nd

  • Next weekend will be our first Fellowship Sunday of the year! Stop by Sheltz Hall after the 7, 9, 11, and 1pm Masses for donuts, coffee and community fellowship! The Knights of Columbus will also be selling tamales next weekend, so we hope to see you there!
  • Our 2022 ACTS retreats are coming up soon! Registration is now open for the women’s retreat, taking place March 3rd to 6th, and there are two upcoming discernment meetings for men who have been on an ACTS retreat, to pray about serving on the team, on January 3rd and 10th.
  • We’re looking for more volunteers to join the St. Benedict’s Altar Guild – a service organization formed to help the parish by preparing the sanctuary for liturgical events. If you’re interested in volunteering with the care of vestments, preparing for funerals, providing flowers for the sanctuary and more, pick up a bulletin to find out how you can join!
  • Looking to improve your prayer life this year? There’s still time to join our Ignatian prayer series for women titled “Lord, Teach Me To Pray.” This 12-week series introduces participants to Ignatian prayer in the way that St. Ignatius himself followed. Part 1 begins January 13th, so sign up today!
  • Lastly, in case you missed the announcement, we’ve received a new relic for the Our Lady of the Angels Chapel – a thread of Mary’s veil! Pick up a bulletin to learn more about this second-class relic and the story behind it.