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!

11/19 - 11/20

Weekend of November 19th and 20th

  • This weekend, we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King. To honor this important solemnity, we will have a Eucharistic Procession today at 3pm, beginning in the church and walking around the entire parish campus. We hope you’ll join us for this powerful outward witness of our parish’s love of Christ, present in the Blessed Sacrament.  
  • Next Sunday marks the beginning of Advent, and with it comes some exciting events and schedule changes. We’re looking forward to welcoming Fr. Leo from Plating Grace and Fr. Gerardo from Holy Family Catholic Church for our two Advent Missions on Sunday the 27th and Monday the 28th from 7:30 to 9pm. Both missions will be prayerful and powerful opportunities to start your Advent strong. Additionally, we will begin having additional opportunities for confession on Sundays, in the adoration chapel before the 9AM, 11AM and 1PM Masses. Pick up a bulletin to see a list of the full updated confession times.  
  • Save the date for the 2022 St. Nick’s Nativity and Market on Saturday, December 3rd. Beginning at 10:30am in the gym, we’ll have great vendors selling gifts for the season, a nativity play at 11am, a showing of the movie “The Star”, and more. This is is a wonderful event for the whole family to enjoy, so we hope to see you there.  
  • On Friday, December 2nd and Saturday, December 3rd, our friends at Saints Simon and Jude are hosting a powerful faith-building conference entitled “O Sacrament Most Holy – the source & summit of our faith”. Focused on renewing your devotion and enthusiasm for the Eucharist, you can register for this conference today at ap.church/events
  • Lastly, there is a second collection this weekend to support the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. This program is a domestic anti-poverty, social justice program of the U.S. Catholic bishops, aimed at addressing the root causes of poverty in America. Thank you for your generosity. Give online here 

11/12 - 11/13

Weekend of November 12th and 13th

  • This weekend, we are blessed to be joined by Fr. Osas from the Somascan Fathers, who will share with us about their new mission in Nigeria. We look forward to hearing about this vital mission of the church, and we thank you for your generosity and support of this mission appeal. 
  • We have a busy campus this weekend, with the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center here, Fellowship Sunday in Sheltz Hall, along with tamales and Advent Wreaths for sale from the Knights of Columbus and their Ladies’ Auxiliary. Be sure to stop by all the festivities, and always keep an eye on ap.church/events to know what’s coming up next at St. Anthony. 
  • Next Sunday, November 20th, is the Feast of Christ the King. To honor this important solemnity, we will have a Eucharistic Procession at 3pm, around the entire parish campus. We hope you’ll join us for this powerful outward witness of our parish’s love of Christ, present in the Blessed Sacrament. 
  • Don’t forget about our upcoming Advent Missions, with Father Leo and Fr. Gerardo. Both the English and Spanish Missions will be on Sunday the 27th and Monday the 28th from 7:30 to 9pm. Be sure to add this event to your calendar, and pick up a bulletin this weekend for more information. 
  • Lastly, this is the last call for any remaining Thanksgiving Project boxes that are still out there. Our three distribution dates are this week on Tuesday the 15th, Thursday the 17th, and Saturday the 19th, so we need every box returned to the St. Teresa Center ASAP. Thank you for your generosity this Thanksgiving.

11/5 - 11/6

Weekend of November 5th and 6th

  • Thank you to everyone who attended the Treasures of the Church relics exhibition with Fr. Carlos, as well as our All Saints Day Festival last week. We had an incredible turnout at both events, so thanks to all who joined us. 
  • It’s time to return your filled Thanksgiving Project boxes for us to distribute in just a few weeks. If you picked up a box to fill, be sure to drop it off at the St. Teresa Center by Tuesday, November 15th. You can still pick up pre-packed boxes at the North Woodlands HEB, or visit ap.church/buyabox to donate a box online. We’re expecting a record turnout at our three distribution dates, which you can find at ap.church/thanksgiving
  • Advent is just around the corner, and we’re excited to welcome two visiting priests to our parish for a 2022 Advent Mission. Father Leo from Plating Grace will be returning to St. Anthony for a Mission in English, along with Father Gerardo Macias, a friend of Fr. Jesse, who will host a Mission in Spanish. Both Missions will be on November 27th and 28th, so pick up a bulletin this weekend to learn more. 
  • Another way to get ready for Advent is to stop by Sheltz Hall next weekend, where the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary will be selling Advent Wreaths, Advent Candles, and other religious items. Stop by after Mass on the 12th or 13th to get some beautiful wreaths decorated by the Ladies Auxiliary. 
  • There will also be a Blood Drive next weekend, with the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center on campus from 8am to 2pm. Walk-in donations are welcome, and everyone who gives blood will receive a free blanket. Visit ap.church/events to learn more, and get signed up. 
  • Lastly, there is a second collection this weekend to support the Retired Priests’ Fund. Thank you for your generosity and care of our clergy across the Archdiocese.

10/29 - 10/30

Weekend of October 29th and 30th

  • Today, we are excited to welcome Fr. Carlos Martins to St. Anthony for a Treasures of the Church sacred relics exposition. All are invited to join us in the church for a talk by Fr. Carlos at 3pm. Following the conclusion of the talk, we will open Sheltz Hall, where more than 150 sacred relics of the saints will be on display for view and veneration. We hope you’ll join us this afternoon for this extraordinary parish event. 
  • This Tuesday, November 1st is a holy day of obligation, as we honor and celebrate All Saints Day. We will have Masses at 6AM, 9AM and 6PM in English, as well as 8PM in Spanish, with confession available from 6pm to 8pm in the adoration chapel. We’ll continue the celebration with our All Saints Day Festival from 5 to 8:30pm in the piazza – dress up as your favorite saint and join us for games, crafts, prizes and more. 
  • Beginning Tuesday, you’ll be able to drop-off filled Thanksgiving Project boxes over at the St. Teresa Center. We’re expecting a record turnout this year, so if you haven’t picked up a box, you can grab one in the piazza, and if you have one at home, be sure to get it filled before November 15th. Visit ap.church/thanksgiving for the shopping list, sign-up to help distribute boxes and more. 
  • We still have a few spots left for teams to join the 7th Annual Deacon Mike Mims Memorial Golf Tournament on Monday, December 5th. Grab some friends and your clubs for a great event honoring our beloved Deacon Mike, and helping further many of the services and outreach efforts that he embarked on. Visit ap.church/golf to sign up today. 
  • Lastly, there is a second collection this weekend to support the Diocesan Services Fund. Thank you for your generosity to this important fund that supports over 60 ministries across the Archdiocese.

10/22 - 10/23

Weekend of October 22nd and 23rd

  • Today, Sunday October 23rd, is recognized as World Priest Day, so be sure to pick up a “We love our priests” sticker after Mass, and write a note in the narthex to our clergy. Thank you to Fr. Jesse, Fr. Mathew, Fr. David, Fr. John Devlin, and Fr. Ronnie for your faithful service and leadership as a priest at St. Anthony.
  • We are excited to officially kick off our 2022 Thanksgiving Project. This weekend and next, you can pick up an empty box after Mass, fill it with the listed items, and return it to the St. Teresa Center between November 1st and November 15th. If you want to skip a trip to the store, you can give online at ap.church/buyabox, where every $40 you donate gets one pre-packed box delivered from our friends at H-E-B. For full details and the shopping list, visit ap.church/thanksgiving
  • This coming Friday, October 28th, the St. Anthony Pro-Life Council will be holding a night of prayer for the pro-life movement. Join us for a holy hour in the church at 7pm, followed by overnight adoration in the chapel, concluding with a Mass of Thanksgiving at 10AM on Saturday. We hope to see you there.
  • Don’t forget about our additional confession times coming up next Sunday, October 30th and Tuesday, November 1st, in order to meet the requirements issued by Pope Francis for all attendees of a Treasures of the Church Relics Exposition. Fr. Carlos will be here next Sunday, beginning with a talk in the church at 3pm, so be sure to pick up a bulletin for confession times and event details.
  • Lastly, there is a second collection this weekend for World Mission Sunday. Thank you for your generosity to this important fund, that supports our call as Catholics to go and make disciples of all nations.

10/15 - 10/16

Weekend of October 15th and 16th

  • Don’t forget about the upcoming Solemnity of All Saints on Tuesday, November 1st. It is a holy day of obligation, so please join us for Mass at 6AM, 9AM, or 6PM in English, as well as 8PM in Spanish. The following day, All Souls Day on November 2nd, is not a holy day of obligation, but we will offer Masses at the same times as well. Together, let us commemorate the saints in heaven praying for the faithful, as well as all our faithfully departed brothers and sisters.
  • Pope Francis has issued a special plenary indulgence for all attendees of a Treasures of the Church relics exposition. One of the requirements to receive the indulgence is receiving the sacrament of reconciliation within 20 days of attending the exposition. With Fr. Carlos Martins bringing these sacred relics to our parish on Sunday, October 30th, we are excited to add additional reconciliation opportunities at our parish. Pick up a bulletin to see our extra times on Sunday, October 30th as well as Tuesday, November 1st.
  • The Catholic Daughters of the Americas will be holding their 4th annual Chili Fest and Silent Auction on Saturday, October 22nd from 6 to 9PM in the gym. With more than 10 teams competing in the chili cook-off, and a great list of auction items to place a bid on, this is an event you don’t want to miss. Visit ap.church/chilifest for more information.
  • Lastly, there is a second collection this weekend to support the Diocesan Services Fund. We’re extremely close to hitting our parish goal this year, so thank you for your generosity to this important fund that supports over 60 ministries across the Archdiocese.

10/8 - 10/9

Weekend of October 8th and 9th

  • Once a month, we will begin to offer a Mass that will include the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, with our first Mass next Friday, October 14th, at 7pm. This sacrament is for Catholics who upon having reached the age of reason, begin to be in danger of death by illness or old age. To learn more about who should and shouldn’t receive this sacrament, as well as get signed up to receive the anointing on 14th, please visit ap.church/anointing
  • We are excited to commission our new Development Council this weekend at St. Anthony. The Development Council is a committee of parishioners who are dedicated to providing and planning for the future generations of Paduans here in  The Woodlands. To learn more about the council, pick up a bulletin this weekend.
  • Boy Scout Troop 1180 will be serving their Scout Slam Breakfast after Mass today, as part of Fellowship Sunday. Plates are $5 per person or $20 per family. The St. Anne’s Society will also be selling baked goods after all Masses, so be sure to stop by Sheltz Hall.
  • Don’t forget about our exciting St. Anthony 25 events coming at the end of this month. Fr. Carlos Martins will be bringing more than 150 sacred relics of the saints on Sunday, October 30th, followed by the All Saints Day Fall Festival on November 1st. Learn all about these incredible events coming to our parish at ap.church/25
  • Lastly, there is a second collection this weekend to support the Diocesan Services Fund. We’re extremely close to hitting our parish goal this year, so thank you for your generosity to this important fund that supports over 60 ministries across the Archdiocese.

10/1 - 10/2

Weekend of October 1st and 2nd

  • There’s still time to register a team for the Deacon Mike Mims Memorial Golf Tournament, coming up on Monday, December 5th. Our 7th Annual Tournament will be held at Augusta Pines Golf Club, and is sure to be a great event, honoring our beloved Deacon Mike Mims. Register today or view sponsorship opportunities at https://ap.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/81378
  • October is Respect Life Month, and our parish will be holding a variety of events and prayer opportunities to help continue the pro-life mission in The Woodlands. All parishioners are invited to join us for a study on The Gospel of Life on Saturday, October 22nd, as we reflect on the powerful words of Saint Pope John Paul the Second. Visit https://ap.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1437562 to learn more.
  • The St. Anne’s Society will be holding a bake sale after all Masses this weekend. Stop by Sheltz Hall to support this great motherhood ministry, and pick up some homemade sweets in return. More info: https://ap.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/985069/
  • We’re excited to welcome Fr. Leo Patalinghug, a priest member of a community of consecrated life, Voluntas Dei to St. Anthony this weekend. Fr. Leo’s Plating Grace ministry uses food and cooking to spread the word of God, so please join us in welcoming Fr. Leo to The Woodlands.
  • Lastly, there is a second collection this weekend to support the Archdiocese Military Services fund. Thank you for your support and generosity. You can also donate online here: https://pushpay.com/g/stanthonysecondcollections

9/24 - 9/25

Weekend of September 24th & 25th

  • We’re still recruiting more volunteers for our upcoming All Saints Day Festival on Tuesday, November 1st. If you’re interested in helping run a booth or game at this exciting parish event, please visit https://ap.churchcenter.com/registr…/events/category/53175
  • October is full of some great opportunities to support St. Anthony ministries, while getting some delicious food in return. From the St. Anne’s Society Bake Sale on the first two weekends in October, to the Scout Slam Breakfast on October 9th, followed by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Chili Fest on October 22nd, be sure to pick up a bulletin for a full list of these appetizing events.
  • October is also Respect Life Month, and our parish will be holding a variety of events and prayer opportunities to help continue the pro-life mission in The Woodlands. All parishioners are invited to participate in both our daily pro-life rosary and weekly prayer vigils at Planned Parenthood – visit https://ap.churchcenter.com/…/outreach…/pro-life-council for more information and future event details.
  • We have a new Spanish adult faith formation study group beginning soon titled “Presence: The Miracle of the Eucharist”. This profound and insightful El Camino group will kickoff on Thursday, September 29th, so visit https://ap.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1452105 to get signed up today.
  • Lastly, we will hold our annual pet blessing next Saturday, October 1st, at 11am in the piazza. In honor of the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, all Paduan pets are invited to join us for a blessing, so we hope to see you there.

9/17 - 9/18

Weekend of September 17th & 18th

  • Mark your calendars now for All Saints Day on Tuesday, November 1st. It is a holy day of obligation, and we will have Masses at 6AM, 9AM and 6PM in English, as well as 8PM in Spanish. We will also be holding an All Saints Day Festival for the whole family to enjoy, as part of our St. Anthony 25 Event Series. To learn more or to sign up to volunteer, visit https://ap.churchcenter.com/registr…/events/category/53175
  • Our St. Anthony Music Ministry has a new choir director, and is resuming rehearsal for the fall season. If you are interested in singing in the 11AM Sunday Mass choir, please join us for the first rehearsal this coming Wednesday, September 21st from 7 to 8:30pm in the music hall. For more information, please visit https://ap.church/ministries/liturgical/#music
  • All parishioners are invited to attend the 40 Days for Life Kickoff Event next Saturday, September 24th at The Woodlands Bible Church, as well as our weekly Prayer Vigil for Life every Tuesday at Planned Parenthood. Our pro-life work is still ongoing, so be sure to pickup a bulletin this weekend to learn more.
  • The Men’s Spanish ACTS retreat will be held on November 10th to 13th at Circle Lake Retreat Center. Registration is now open, and men from the team will be outside after Masses this weekend to provide more information or help with signups.
  • Lastly, there is a second collection this weekend to support our Youth Ministry and Faith Formation programs. Thank you for your support of these important ministries at our parish.

9/10 - 9/11

Weekend of September 10th & 11th

  • This coming Wednesday, September 14th, is the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. All parishioners are invited to join us for a special litany prayed after 9am daily Mass, followed by a procession over to the school with a relic of the True Cross. After the procession, our own Michael Gormley will be giving a talk here in the church on Atonement Theology. We hope you’ll join us next Wednesday for this powerful day of prayer!
  • Sunday is the big kickoff event for a new semester of youth ministry. All registered teens are invited to join us for pizza, yard games, a clergy dunk booth and more. 5th through 8th graders are welcome from 2:30 to 4:30pm, with high schoolers jumping in 3:30 to 5:30pm, with all the fun beginning in the gym. Please pray for all our leaders, catechists and students as they begin this new year! /
  • St. Anthony’s Kolbe Prison Ministry will be hosting a 3-day retreat on November 3rd through 5th for the incarcerated men at the Ferguson Unit in Midway, Texas.
    If you are interested in this powerful and much-needed ministry, please pick up a bulletin to learn how you can get involved.
  • Don’t forget about all the bible studies, marriage ministry events and community groups that are starting up in September. From Fellowship Sunday this weekend, to Deacon Tom Vicknair’s marriage seminar next Saturday, we have a plethora of great opportunities to grow in faith and fellowship at St. Anthony.
  • Lastly, in August 2022, our St. Anthony’s Bread Food Pantry saw a new single-month distribution record, with nearly 200,000 pounds of food given out. We also logged more than 1,000 volunteer hours, thanks to all who helped serve. Please visit https://ap.church/ministries/outreach/food-pantry/ to find out how you can help serve our community.

9/3 - 9/4

Weekend of September 3rd & 4th

  • We still have spots available for our 2023 international parish trips. We’re looking forward to both the Holy Land Pilgrimage with Fr. Jesse and Josh Blakesley, as well as our youth group’s World Youth Day trip to Lisbon. Visit https://ap.churchcenter.com/registr…/events/category/11700 to sign up today.
  • Next weekend, the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will be on campus for most of the day Sunday. Sign up to give blood for a chance to earn Amazon and Target gift cards. Sunday the 11th will also be our next Fellowship Sunday, so stop by Sheltz Hall for a donut after you donate.
  • Additionally, Sunday the 11th is the kickoff for a new semester of Youth Ministry! We’ll have pizza, yard games, bounce houses and more, for all our newly-registered students. 5th through 8th grade will kick off from 2:30 to 4:30, with high school jumping in from 3:30 to 5:30. We’re looking forward to a great year of leading young people closer to Christ! Visit https://www.stanthonyym.org to learn more.
  • There are a variety of great events coming up for the married couples at our parish. From a seminar by Deacon Tom Vicknair on September 17th, to the Together in Holiness conference at St. Ignatius on the 24th, be sure to pick up a bulletin to read about all the marriage enrichment events happening soon.
  • Lastly, there is a second collection this weekend to support the Catholic University of America and University of St. Thomas. Thank you for your generosity and support of these great Catholic institutions.

8/27 - 8/28

Weekend of August 27th & 28th

  • There are just a few days left to register your children for faith formation or youth ministry. Registration will close at 12 Noon on Wednesday, August 31st, and no late registration will be available. The final in-person help session is this Tuesday, August 30th, so stop by the Parish Life Building from 10am to 12pm or 4pm to 6pm if you still need help getting your kids signed up.
  • All couples are invited to join our Together with Jesus couples prayer series beginning this fall. This Christ-centered program is designed around a two-hour-a-week, six-week format that equips and encourages married or engaged couples to share more deeply and consistently in their relationship with God, and with one another. Sessions begin September 8th!
  • Our St. Anthony bible studies are starting soon for the fall. There are numerous engaging and insightful studies to choose from, available at a variety of times throughout the week. Pick up a bulletin to see what studies are starting this September.
  • Please note that our St. Anthony’s Bread Food Pantry hours have been adjusted. The pantry will now open at 9AM on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, and distribute food until 11am, or until supplies have been exhausted. We’ve seen a large increase in pantry customers this year, so be sure to visit https://ap.church/ministries/outreach/food-pantry/ to view the current donation needs.
  • Lastly, there’s still time to get a spot at our Plating Grace dinner event on October 1st, but only a handful of tickets remain. Get yours now!

8/20 - 8/21

Weekend of August 20th & 21st

  • Registration is going strong for our faith formation and youth ministry programs. Sign ups will only be available until Wednesday, August 31st, so don’t miss out. We are also still in need of catechists and Core members, especially on Monday and Tuesday nights. The number of children that we’re able to admit to our programs is directly dependent on how many catechists we have available, so please visit https://ap.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1239557 to get signed up.
  • This year marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of our parish. To celebrate a quarter-century of St. Anthony of Padua, we’re excited to announce two upcoming events for the parish to enjoy – A dinner and cooking demonstration by Fr. Leo from Plating Grace, and the Deacon Mike Mims Memorial Golf Tournament. Visit https://ap.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/category/53175 to learn more and buy tickets today.
  • We have been blessed for many years by the great deacons at our parish. If you are a man between the ages of 31 and 57, and have ever felt called to the Diaconate, consider joining us for an informal presentation and discussion next week in the PLB. Pick up a bulletin for full details and dates, or visit https://www.parishesonline.com/organization/st-anthony-of-padua-catholic-church-77382#download-latest
  • Please note that our St. Anthony’s Bread Food Pantry hours have been adjusted. The pantry will now open at 9AM on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, and distribute food until 11am, or until supplies have been exhausted. We’ve seen a large increase in pantry customers this year, so be sure to visit https://ap.church/ministries/outreach/food-pantry/ to view the current donation needs.
  • Lastly, thanks to everyone who donated to last week’s Baby Shower,or supported our St. Vincent de Paul Society. We had an incredible response of much-needed baby items, and last year alone, SVDP distributed over $300,000 in support. Thank you for your continued generosity at our parish.

8/13 - 8/14

Weekend of August 13th & 14th

  • Monday August 15th is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is not a holy day of obligation, but we’d still love for you to join us to pray. We will have our 9AM Daily Mass, which will be the first school Mass of the year, as well as a 6:45pm evening Mass. This feast day also marks the one-year anniversary of our daily Communal Rosary, so we hope to see you there.
  • We’re halfway through August, which means there’s only a few weeks left to register for our Faith Formation and Youth Ministry programs. Our in-person help sessions begin this Tuesday, so be sure to visit https://ap.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/category/9347 for class schedules, sign-up links, and more.
  • Our Youth Ministry program is excited to embark on a trip to World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal. There will be an information session next Sunday, August 21st at 4pm in the youth room for anyone interested. Our trip will spend a whole week in Lisbon, two nights in Fatima, and visit the birthplace of our parish patron, so any high schoolers 17 and up who are interested, be sure to visit https://ap.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1382392
  • There’s a lot happening around the parish over the next few weeks. From a Couples Prayer Series, numerous Bible Studies, a meeting for any men discerning the Diaconate, our Fatima and First Saturday Study Groups and plenty more, be sure to pick up a bulletin to see everything going on, or read it online at https://www.parishesonline.com/…/st-anthony-of-padua…
  • Lastly, there is a second collection this weekend for the Infirm Priests Collection, supporting the medical and emergency support for retired and infirm priests. Thank you for your generosity and support of our clergy. Donate online here: https://pushpay.com/g/stanthonysecondcollections

8/6 - 8/7

Weekend of August 6th & 7th

  • In-person help for Faith Formation and Youth Ministry Registration will begin next week on Tuesday, August 16th. Stop by the PLB 10am to 12pm in the morning, or 4 to 6pm in the evening to get assistance from our staff to get your kids signed up for the right class. Visit ap.church/registration for full details.
  • This weekend is our pro-life baby shower, benefiting mothers and families experiencing difficult pregnancies. You can stop by Sheltz Hall after Mass to drop off baby supplies, or support the shower through our online baby registries and direct donation link, all available at ap.church/baby shower. The pro-life work is just beginning, so help us support families this weekend.
  • This upcoming Wednesday night will be the first opportunity to drop your kids off at our nursery during our evening confession times. All kids from 9 months to 5 years old are welcome. Also, beginning Sunday, August 21st, we will begin offering the nursery during the 1PM Sunday Mass as well. We apologize for the nursery closures this weekend and next, as we are completing some major renovations to the nursery rooms, but we’re excited for our additional hours beginning soon for our little Paduans.  
  • We have some exciting trips on the horizon for any parishioners wanting to get out and see some incredible Catholic sights around the world. From an 11-day Holy Land Tour with Fr. Jesse and Josh Blakesley, to World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal, visit ap.church/retreats to see what’s on the calendar.
  • Lastly, we are still seeking to hire a full-time facilities technician and Coordinator of Adult Faith Formation and Marriage Prep at St. Anthony. Pick up a bulletin to learn about these exciting job opportunities at our parish.

7/30 - 7/31

Weekend of July 30th & 31st

  • Online registration for our Student Ministries, from Kindergarten to Senior Year, will open for registration Monday, August 1st at 10am. You can sign up, view the class schedules, and get registration help all at https://ap.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1237263. We look forward to a great year of young people growing in their faith!
  • Do you have a teen in your family mourning the end of their summer vacation? Our Youth Ministry program is kicking off August with some great events for our high schoolers that they won’t want to miss. From a trip to Texas TreeVentures climbing on Thursday, to a family Theology of the Body talk series beginning Monday night, be sure to visit https://ap.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/category/9348 to learn more.
  • All parishioners are invited to participate in a Pro-Life baby shower the weekend of August 6th and 7th. Our Pro-Life Council will be collecting baby items to support the Gabriel Project, a parish-based Archdiocsean apostolate that supports families experiencing difficult circumstances during pregnancy. Take a look at how you can help further the Pro-Life mission at https://ap.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1366360
  • Don’t forget about our new nursery hours for Wednesday night confessions, beginning Wednesday, August 10th. Come drop off your 9-month to 5-year-olds from 5:45 to 8:45pm, so you can receive the sacrament of reconciliation. Advance registration is required at https://ap.church/formation/nursery/
  • Lastly, if you’re feeling a summer slump in your prayer life, we have a variety of great opportunities coming up at the parish to be refreshed. From our Cornerstone and Great Adventure Bible studies, to our First Friday and First Saturday devotionals, visit https://ap.churchcenter.com/registrations/events to find something for you.

7/23 - 7/24

Weekend of July 23rd & 24th

  • Online registration for our Student Ministries, from Kindergarten to Senior Year, will be available from AUGUST 1ST to the 31ST. There will be no late registration for the 2022 – 2023 year. Our parish lobby window will open for registration help August 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th and 30th. Please visit ap.church/registration for full info and details. 
  • Are you interested in serving our community in a unique and powerful way? Pastoral Visitor training will begin September 1st for any parishioners wanting to bring the comfort of Christ to the homebound and those in care facilities around The Woodlands. The training consists of seven virtual sessions to equip laypersons for ministry. Visit ap.church/events to learn more. 
  • Any families with teens 9th grade and up, mark your calendars for August 1st through 4th for a Theology of the Body talk series by Michael Gormley. Join us Monday through Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30pm in the youth room for an insightful series on marriage issues, gender, contraception and more. We hope to see you there! 
  • Lastly, don’t forget to pick up a bulletin today before you leave. From upcoming retreats and events, to job openings at the parish, to Gospel reflections and Mass intentions – it’s the best source of ongoing information for what’s happening at our parish. You can also read it online at ap.church/bulletin.

7/16 - 7/17

Weekend of July 16th & 17th

  • There’s just over two weeks left until registration opens for our 2022 to 2023 Faith Formation and Youth Ministry programs. From sacrament preparation to homeschool faith formation, be sure to sign up in August, as there will NOT be late registration available. We will have five different opportunities for in-person registration help, so visit ap.church/registration to view those dates, see the available time slots for classes, as well as find out how you could get early and discounted registration from volunteering as a catechist or core member.
  • All parishioners are invited to the 9th annual Concert for Life, supporting Houston Pregnancy Centers, on Thursday July 28th at the Bayou City Event Center. This free event features music from Fr. David Michael Moses, with all donations and proceeds going to support women in difficult pregnancy situations. Visit ap.church/events for more details. 
  • Beginning on August 10th, we are excited to begin offering an evening nursery from 5:45 to 8pm on Wednesday nights, to allow parents to drop off their kids in order to go to confession. Pre-registration will be required at ap.church/nursery, but we look forward to welcoming our little ones while their parents pray.
  • Lastly, our food pantry needs for the week are skillet meals of any flavor, canned soup of any flavor, and our largest need – rice, in 1 or 2 pound bags. Thank you for your support of our St. Anthony’s Bread food pantry, and be sure to visit ap.church/pantryvolunteer to find out how you can serve the community. 

7/9 - 7/10

Weekend of July 9th & 10th

  • Saturday, July 16th is the Memorial of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. To honor our Blessed Mother that day, we are inviting all parishioners to bring a brown, wool Scapular to be blessed at the 10AM Daily Mass. Immediately following the prayer after Communion, the priest will bless the Scapulars with holy water, and vest the scapular around each parishioner’s neck. For more details, and to learn about the history behind the brown Scapular, visit ap.church/scapular
  • This weekend, be sure to stop by the Respect Life Table in Sheltz Hall after Mass. The St. Anthony Pro-Life ministry will be sharing resources for how you can support women and their children throughout pregnancy and beyond. The need for volunteers, donations and prayer is more important now than ever, so be sure to stop by Sheltz Hall today
  • We are still in need of more catechists and core members to help serve in our faith formation and youth ministry programs. Catechists aren’t necessarily expert teachers or theologians – they’re ordinary Catholics, willing to volunteer their time to share our Catholic faith, values and traditions with the next generation. The number of youth who can enroll in our programs directly depends on how many volunteers we have serving, so please visit ap.church/events to sign up.
  • Be sure to pick up a bulletin to stay in-the-loop during our busy summer months. From youth ministry events, to school registration openings, to volunteer opportunities, everything you need to know is in our bulletin, also available to read online at ap.church/bulletin
  • Lastly, today is the St. Vincent de Paul Society Black Bag second collection. Thank you for your generosity and support of this important ministry.

7/2 - 7/3

Weekend of July 2nd & 3rd

  • July is here, and our children’s faith formation and youth ministry registration is right around the corner. Registration for 2022 to 2023 will be held in August only, with no late registration offered. Additionally, we are seeking more catechists and core members to help share the Catholic faith with our young parishioners. You can receive early and discounted registration for serving, so please visit ap dot church slash events to learn more. The number of children who can enroll in Faith Formation directly depends on the number of adults who volunteer to teach, so please consider joining us. 
  • Next weekend, be sure to stop by the Respect Life Table in Sheltz Hall after Mass. The St. Anthony Pro-Life ministry will be sharing resources for how you can support women and their children throughout pregnancy and beyond. The need for volunteers, donations and prayer is more important now than ever, so be sure to stop by Sheltz Hall next weekend. 
  • Our parish is still seeking to hire more staff members, with both full-time and part-time positions available. Pick up a bulletin to learn more about the openings in our music ministry, adult faith formation and facilities departments. 
  • As a reminder, the parish offices and food pantry will be closed on Monday, July 4th, in observance of Independence Day. On behalf of Fr. Jesse and all of the St. Anthony Staff, we wish you and your family a happy and blessed 4th of July. 
  • Lastly, there is a second collection this weekend to support the Diocesan Services Fund. We’ve had a solid start to this year’s campaign, but much work remains. You can also donate online at ap.church/DSF. Thank you for your generosity.

6/25 - 6/26

Weekend of June 25th & 26th

  • The Communal First Saturday practice is a means of fulfilling Our Lady of Fatima’s requests of making reparation to Her Immaculate Heart,  helping bring about world peace and the salvation of souls. Join fellow parishioners in making this devotion on the First Saturday of every month, including this coming Saturday, July 2. Information can be found at ap.church/events. 
  • This July ninth and tenth, be sure to stop by the Respect Life Table in Sheltz Hall after Mass. There you will Learn about how much Pro-Life groups are doing to support women and their children throughout pregnancies and beyond throughout Texas and right here at St. Anthony’s. You’ll hear about the Texas Pregnancy Care Network, Project Rachel, the Gabriel Project, and so much more. 
  • Due to a scheduled repair to our Chiller Yard, Parish Offices will be closed on Monday, June 27. Daily Mass will continue as scheduled.
  • It’s time for our next gathering of Mariapolis with Fr. Jesse! All adults are invited to join us on Thursday, July 7th, at 7pm in Sheltz Hall, for a great evening of prayer, praise, and community, centered around walking towards sanctity together following the Way of Mary. We hope to see you there! 

6/18 - 6/19

Weekend of June 18th & 19th

  • This weekend, the Feast of Corpus Christi, the total offertory of each parish in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is dedicated to support the seminarians of the Archdiocese who are pursuing the priesthood. Through your generosity, nearly 50 men receive the necessary support to be formed, educated and prepared to become good and holy priests that will serve our local Church for decades to come. Thank you for your contributions. 
  • All married couples are invited to join us for a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend from June 24th to 26th. It’s an experience guided by couples and a priest who help you to rediscover your dreams, rekindle your romance and become more aware of God’s desire for your marriage. Away from the distractions of everyday life, each couple has the time to focus on each other, and learn new ways of communicating more effectively in a private, positive atmosphere!
  • For the women of our parish, we also have our Annual Women’s Retreat from June 24th to 26th at Holy Name Passionist Retreat Center. The theme of this year’s retreat is Portrait of Christ: Encountering the Truth. Join the women of this parish in experiencing the reverence, excitement, and newness of an encounter with Christ Himself, who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Find out more about these retreats at ap.church/events.
  • The St. Anthony Youth Ministry program is hosting a St. John the Baptist Bonfire for all youth ministry families on Thursday, June 23rd. All families with a middle schooler or high schooler in Edge, Anchor, or Life Teen are invited to join us for the 6:45pm Mass, followed by a bonfire in the piazza. To see all the great youth events happening this summer, visit stanthonyym.org

6/11 - 6/12

Weekend of June 11th & 12th

  • The big day is finally here: Join us tomorrow for the feast day of St. Anthony of Padua. We’ll have special solemnity Masses at 6AM and 9AM, as well as a holy hour in the church at 10AM. Then, join us at Deacon Baldys from 5 to 8PM for a parish open house with pizza, games, and more. We hope to see you there. 
  • Next weekend, we celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi. We will have a special Eucharistic Procession on Saturday, June 18th, immediately following the 5pm Vigil Mass. We will process around the campus with the Blessed Sacrament, to celebrate the beautiful Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. Please note that incense will be used during the Mass, which is not a regular occurrence at the 5PM Vigil. 
  • The St. Anthony Youth Ministry program is hosting a St. John the Baptist Bonfire for all youth ministry families on Thursday, June 23rd. All families with a middle schooler or high schooler in Edge, Anchor, or Life Teen are invited to join us for the 6:45pm Mass, followed by a bonfire in the piazza. To see all the great youth events happening this summer, visit stanthonyym.org.
  • As a reminder, we will continue to pray the Hail Mary, followed by the prayer to St. Michael the Archangel, after the Final Blessing at Mass. Following the St. Michael Prayer, we will then sing our Recessional Hymn. Following the recessional hymn, we ask that you refrain from clapping or conversation inside the church, to allow those wishing to stay and pray in silence the ability to do so. Thank you for your help in maintaining a prayerful and reverent church sanctuary. 
  • Lastly, thanks to all who have donated to the Horizon Capital Campaign. Thanks to your contributions, the Our Lady of the Angels Chapel is coming along great. To see the latest update on the construction progress, visit ap.church/youtube

6/4 - 6/5

Weekend of June 4th & 5th

  • This weekend marks the beginning of our novena to St. Anthony of Padua. Novenas are powerful nine-day prayers that are prayed in preparation for an important day or feast, so join us in praying this novena from June 5th to June 13th, the Feast Day of St. Anthony of Padua. Visit ap.church/novena to learn more. 
  • The St. Anthony Pro-Life council invites all parishioners to a night of prayer for the unborn. Starting on Friday, June 17th, with a holy hour in the church at 7pm, the prayer will continue with overnight adoration, finishing with Mass on Saturday, June 18th at 10am. In the midst of the ongoing legal battle over abortion, let us come together in prayer for the pro-life movement. 
  • All married couples are invited to attend a Marriage Encounter Retreat from June 24th to 26th at St. Anthony. This weekend is a great opportunity for couples to focus on their marriage, improve communication, and spend quality time together, free from distractions. Pick up a bulletin to learn more!
  • Don’t forget about all our great youth ministry programs for our young parishioners this summer. Get your kids out of the house, and over to St. Anthony for Middle School Mornings and High School Hangouts beginning Tuesday, June 7th for middle school and Wednesday, June 8th for high school. Visit stanthonyym.org to learn more. 
  • Lastly, thanks to all who have contributed to our 2022 Diocesan Services Fund campaign. We’re over halfway there, and off to a great start. To make a gift, visit ap.church/DSF.

5/28 - 5/29

Weekend of May 28th & 29th

  • June is almost here, and with it comes a variety of great prayer and community events for all parishioners to enjoy. From our First Friday and First Saturday devotions, to retreats, and even a Marriage Encounter Weekend, be sure to pick up a bulletin, and visit ap.church/events to stay looped in.
  • Also in June, our Youth Ministry Summer Schedule is kicking off with great opportunities for your 5th through 12th graders to enjoy. Visit ap.church/ymsummer for the full schedule, and be sure to pray for our group of teens and chaperones heading to Camp Covecrest this weekend, for an exciting week of Life Teen summer camp. 
  • It’s time for our next gathering of Mariapolis with Fr. Jesse! All adults are invited to join us on Thursday, June 2nd, at 7pm in Sheltz Hall, for a great evening of prayer, praise, and community, centered around walking towards sanctity together following the Way of Mary. We hope to see you there! 
  • Don’t forget about next weekend’s Life in the Spirit Seminar at St. Anthony. Advance registration and walk-ins are both welcome for this great introduction to a life lived in the power of the Holy Spirit, on Saturday, June 4th, from 8:30am to 6pm. Registration is only $25, so don’t miss out!
  • Lastly, there is a second collection this weekend for the Catholic Communications Collection. Funds from this collection supports local diocesan communications efforts, while also supporting national and international initiatives, focused on communicating the Gospel message efficiently, across the world. Thank you for your generosity.

5/21-5/22

Weekend of May 21st & 22nd

  • This coming week, our priests are headed to Galveston for the 2022 Archdiocesan Priest Convocation. Please note that Confessions on Wednesday, May 25th, are canceled, and there will not be any Daily Masses held from Tuesday the 24th through Thursday the 26th. In place of the usual 6am, 9am and 6:45pm Daily Mass times, we will be praying the Liturgy of the Hours as a parish community. Join Fr. David on Monday morning at 8am in the church, for an overview about this great parish prayer opportunity. 
  • This is the last weekend left to add names to our parish Military and Veteran Prayer List, ahead of Memorial Day on Monday, May 30th. As a community of faith, we want to continually pray for the brave men and women who are serving or have served our country in the military, so to have a name displayed on our piazza bulletin boards, visit ap.church/military
  • Don’t forget about our upcoming festivities for the Feast Day of St. Anthony of Padua! All are invited to join us on Monday, June 13 for special solemnity Masses offered at 6AM and 9AM, a holy hour at 10AM, and a parish open house at Deacon Baldy’s from 5 to 8 PM. We hope to see you there! 
  • Lastly, we are still seeking to hire a new full-time facilities technician and Nursery Staff for our parish. If you are interested in joining the best parish staff in the country, visit ap.church/employment

5/14-5/15

Weekend of May 14th & 15th

  • Mark your calendars for Monday, June 13th, as we come together as a parish family to celebrate the feast day of our church’s namesake, Saint Anthony of Padua. There will be an additional 6AM Mass added that day, along with a special holy hour in the church following the 9AM Mass. Then, join us that evening at Deacon Baldys Food Truck park for a parish open house from 5 to 8pm. We hope to see you there. 
  • To further serve our diverse parish community, Fr. David Hust will be entering a Spanish Language Immersion Program offered at Middlebury College in July and August. Middlebury’s program is an intense 7-week program where Fr. David will be required to do all his talking with classmates, prayers and Masses in Spanish. If you would like to support Fr. David by financially helping with the cost of this immersive program, please visit ap.church/spanishlessons. Gracias. 
  • There is still time to add names to our Military and Veteran Prayer List, ahead of Memorial Day on Monday, May 30th. As a community of faith, we want to continually pray for the brave men and women who are serving or have served our country in the military, so to have a name displayed on our piazza bulletin boards, visit ap.church/military before next Monday, May 23rd. 
  • Lastly, today is Fellowship Sunday at St. Anthony. Join us after Mass in Sheltz Hall to enjoy some doughnuts and meet some neighbors. The Knights of Columbus will also be selling tamales after the 9am, 11am and 6pm Masses, so be sure to stop by their table as well. 

5/7-5/8

Weekend of May 7th & 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.