Weekly Announcements

11/6 - 11/7

Weekend of November 6th & 7th

  • All are invited to the Scout Slam breakfast after Mass today in Sheltz Hall. Plates are $5 per person or $20 per family, so be sure to stop by and support our Boy Scouts by enjoying a delicious breakfast.
  • We have a busy campus coming up next weekend on the 13th and 14th. The Gulf Coast regional blood center will be on campus most of the day Sunday, the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary will be selling Advent Wreaths in Sheltz Hall, and the Knights of Columbus will be selling tamales after the 5pm vigil, 9am, 11am and 6pm Masses. Find all the details and more here – https://ap.churchcenter.com/registrations/events 
  • We’re excited to bring back Fellowship Sundays to St. Anthony. Join your parish family and celebrate our community on Sunday, November 14 after the 7am, 9am, 11am and 1pm Masses. Donuts and coffee will be served in Sheltz Hall, so we hope to see you there!
  • If you picked up a Thanksgiving Project Box to fill, please return it to the St. Teresa Center by next Sunday, the 14th. Volunteers will be available before all weekend Masses to assist with unloading packed boxes. Outside of weekend hours, leave your full box on the designated pallet. There’s also still time to buy a filled box online or at the North Woodlands HEB, so visit ap dot church/Thanksgiving for full details.
  • Lastly, there is a second collection today to benefit the Retired Priests Fund for the Archdiocese of Galveston Houston. Thank you for your generosity in supporting our retired clergy.

10/30 - 10/31

Weekend of October 30th & 31st

  • – Our 2021 Thanksgiving Project is underway, and we need your help. This weekend after Mass, you can pick up an empty box to fill with the items listed. After your filled box is returned to the St. Teresa Center, it’ll be distributed later in November to help local families in need. You can also buy a prepacked box at the North Woodlands HEB, or buy one online that we’ll deliver for you. Find all these details and more here – https://ap.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/555041
  • This coming week, we have a powerful liturgical start to the month of November, with All Saints Day on Monday, November 1st, and All Souls Day on Tuesday, November 2nd. There will be Masses at 9AM and 12PM on both days in English, as well as 6:45PM both days in Spanish. These are not holy days of obligation, but we’d still love to have you join us for Mass!
  • Also next week, are the First Friday of Reparation and Communal First Saturday prayer devotions. All are invited on Friday, at 9:45am after daily Mass, and Saturday, beginning at 8am, to come together as a parish community and pray. Pick up a bulletin for more information.
  • The Catholic Daughters and Junior Catholic Daughters are sponsoring a computer donation drive to support local school tutoring programs for students and families in lower income communities. You can bring any unused or unwanted computers to the St. Teresa Center on Sunday, November 14th, and they will clean and donate your device. Visit https://ap.churchcenter.com/registrations to learn more.
  • Lastly, we’re getting closer to the completion of the Our Lady of the Angels Chapel, and the arrival of all 27 saint relics coming to our parish. Pick up a bulletin to learn about this week’s saint, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini.

10/23 - 10/24

Weekend of October 23rd & 24th

  • It’s time for our annual Thanksgiving Project. This weekend after Mass, you can pick up an empty box to fill with the items listed. After your filled box is returned to the St. Teresa Center, it’ll be distributed later in November to help local families have a delicious Thanksgiving Dinner. You can also buy a prepacked box at the North Woodlands HEB, or buy one online that we’ll deliver for you. Find all these details and more here https://ap.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/555041
  • Today is World Mission Sunday. We celebrate by remembering our baptismal call to go out and make disciples of all nations! The second collection today for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith supports the work and witness of the Mission Church, as it provides for priests, religious and lay leaders to bring help to the most vulnerable communities in the world. Thank you for your generosity.
  • The month of November is dedicated to the poor souls in Purgatory. It is both our duty and joy to pray for them, so all are invited to enroll the names of our dearly beloved in the Book of the Dead. The book will be on a stand near the baptismal font for anyone to write in the names of the deceased, ahead of All Saints Day on November 1st, and All Souls Day on November 2nd.
  • Lastly, mark your calendars for Sunday, November 7th, for the Boy Scouts annual Scout Slam Breakfast. Join the Scouts for breakfast after the 7, 9, and 11 AM Masses in Sheltz Hall. Plates will be $5 per person or $20 per family. We hope to see you there

10/16 - 10/17

Weekend of October 16th & 17th

  • The month of November is dedicated to the poor souls in Purgatory. It is both our duty and joy to pray for them, so beginning this weekend, all are invited to enroll the names of our dearly beloved in the Book of the Dead. The book will be on a stand near the baptismal font for anyone to write in the names of the deceased, ahead of All Saints Day on November 1st, and All Souls Day on November 2nd.
  • Next weekend, we will celebrate World Mission Sunday. Pope Francis invites the entire Church to support mission dioceses in Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands, and parts of Latin America and Europe, where priests, religious and lay leaders serve the world’s most vulnerable communities. Please keep the Pope’s missions in your prayers and consider giving in next week’s collection for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith.
  • The ACTS English Women’s Retreat is coming up in March, and if you’ve attended a retreat previously, there are two upcoming Tuesday discernment meetings on October 19th and 26th to pray about if you’re being called to serve on the retreat team. Pick up a bulletin for more information.
  • We have lots of great ongoing bible study, prayer, and community groups at our parish. From Deacon Rick Vogel’s Monday prayer classes, to the St. Monica Book studies, be sure to visit https://ap.churchcenter.com/registrations to stay up-to-date and find a group that you’re interested in.
  • Lastly, the Gabriel Project is a pro-life, parish-based apostolate providing assistance to women experiencing difficult circumstances during pregnancy. If you, or someone you know could use emotional, spiritual, or financial support with their pregnancy, please visit https://www.archgh.org/offices-ministries/pastoral-educational-ministries/office-of-pro-life-activities/pregnancy-help/

10/9 - 10/10

Weekend of October 9th & 10th

  • The St. Anne’s Society is holding a bake sale after all Masses this weekend. They sold out fast last weekend, so don’t miss out today. The Knights of Columbus will also be selling tamales after Mass, so you can support both these great ministries today, and get some delicious food in return.
  •  The month of October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary, and earlier this week, we celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. Don’t forget about our Daily Communal Rosary, taking place every weekday morning at 8:30 AM in the church. All are invited to join us in this great devotional prayer.
  • There will be a reception following the 1PM Mass this weekend in thanksgiving of Fr. John Devlin, and his service to our parish. Fr. Jesse has assumed the responsibilities of the 1pm Mass in Spanish, and Fr. John has been a consistent presence at that Mass for the past six years. Join us in Sheltz Hall immediately following the 1pm Mass to thank Fr. John for all he has done for our parish.
  •  The ACTS English Women’s Retreat is coming up in March, and if you’ve attended a retreat previously, there are two upcoming discernment meetings this month to pray about if you’re being called to serve on the retreat team. Pick up a bulletin for more information.
  • Lastly, it’s almost time to welcome Tony Meléndez to our parish for his exciting concert event this Friday, October 15th. We still have tickets available online for $12 each, with a discount when you buy four or more. Tickets will be $15 at the door, so don’t wait! This is a performance you won’t want to miss. 

10/2 - 10/3

Weekend of October 2nd & 3rd

  • The St. Anne’s Society is holding a bake sale after all Masses next weekend. They already sold out all their delicious homemade treats earlier today, but they’ll be back again next weekend. Cash and credit cards will both be accepted.
  • There is a second collection after all Masses this weekend at the request of Cardinal DiNardo, in aid of the Bishops Emergency Disaster Fund. This collection will directly support parishes and areas still reeling from Hurricane Ida.  There are baskets and signs at all church exits, thank you for your generosity.
  • There will be a special holy hour today at 3pm in honor of October being Respect Life month. Join us here in the church to pray and reflect on how we can build a culture that protects life from conception to natural death.
  • Our Parish’s devotion to St. Anthony is still continuing every Tuesday morning, after the daily rosary and before daily Mass. Powerful miracles began happening for those who called on St. Anthony’s heavenly intercession, following his burial on a Tuesday in the year 1231, so all are invited to join this weekly devotion to our patron saint.
  • Lastly, want to learn more about the saints whose relics will be housed in the Our Lady of the Angels Chapel? Pick up a bulletin to learn about this week’s Saint, St. Francis of Assisi, whose feast day is this week on October 4th.

9/25 - 9/26

Weekend of September 25th & 26th

  • World-famous musician Tony Melendez is coming to St. Anthony. Born without arms, he taught himself how to play guitar with his feet, and has shared his incredible message and music around the world. Tickets are on sale now for this special concert event, coming to The Woodlands on Friday, October 15th. Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tony-melendez-at-st-anthonys-tickets-170477219954 to get your tickets today.
  • The St. Anne’s Society will be holding a bake sale after all Masses this weekend, with homemade treats available for purchase. Cash and credit cards are both accepted, so stop by and support this great St. Anthony motherhood ministry. More info: https://ap.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/985069
  • Another Parish Open House is coming up at Deacon Baldy’s Food Truck Park on Tuesday, September 28th. Come out for good food and great fellowship, as well as a chance to meet our new pastor, Fr. Jesse. We hope to see you there. More info: https://ap.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/711148
  • The Senior Pals will hold their next meeting on Saturday, October 2nd from 9:45 to 11:45am. A speaker from Interfaith of The Woodlands will be presenting on the senior services they offer, so all parishioners aged 50 & up are invited to attend.
  • Lastly, October is just around the corner and so are two great monthly prayer opportunities. The First Friday of reparation is on Friday, October 1st, and Communal First Saturday is on October 2nd. More info on First Friday: https://ap.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/547005 / More info on First Saturday: https://ap.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/547001

9/18 - 9/19

Weekend of September 18th & 19th

  • We are excited to welcome world-renowned musician Tony Melendez to St. Anthony for a special concert event on Friday, October 15th. Born without arms, he taught himself how to play the guitar with his feet, and now travels around the world sharing his incredible story and music. Tickets are on sale now at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tony-melendez-at-st-anthonys-tickets-170477219954, and we expect to sell out the event, so don’t wait!
  • Late registration for children’s faith formation is ending on Thursday, September 23rd at noon. If you haven’t signed your kids up for our dynamic and engaging formation courses, now is the time to do so. Visit https://ap.church/formation/registration/ to get registered today.
  • The Altar Society that assists with cleaning the linens used at Mass is seeking more volunteers. The Church teaches that whatever is set aside for use in liturgy needs to be treated with care and due reverence. If you are interested in assisting with the cleaning and care of our beautiful altar linens, please contact Ms. Rocio Magallanes at romagallanes@icloud.com
  • All women are invited to the monthly retreat in Spanish that Regnum Christi offers here at the Parish on Tuesday, September 21st. Registration is at 9:45am, followed by meditations, adoration, confession and Mass. We hope to see you there. More info: https://ap.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/991875
  • Lastly, want to learn more about the saints whose relics will be present in the Our Lady of the Angels Chapel? Pick up a bulletin or visit https://ap-horizon-english.squarespace.com/relics today to learn about this week’s saint, St. Jerome, one of the most important translators of the Bible ever.

9/11 - 9/12

Weekend of September 11th & 12th

  •  The official installation Mass of Fr. Jesse Garcia as our new Pastor will take place next Saturday, September 18th at 5pm. There will be reception in Sheltz Hall following the Mass, so all are invited to attend.
  • Registration is now open for the ACTS Spanish Women’s Retreat. Utilizing prayer, service and teaching, the ACTS retreats are a parish-based event for parishioners to experience the love of Jesus in a beautiful way. The retreat will take place November 11th to 14th, and you can sign up today at https://ap.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/934568.
  • The 40 Days for Life Fall Kickoff Rally is coming up on Saturday, September 18th. All are invited to join this focused campaign of prayer, fasting and peaceful activism with the goal of continuing to protect the sanctity of life in Texas and around the world. The rally will be held outside the Planned Parenthood in Spring, and you can visit https://ap.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/555875 for more information.
  • Our parish is blessed with an incredible evangelization and catechesis program in Spanish for Adults called “El Camino”, and this year’s schedule has just kicked off. If you’re looking for a group to rediscover, grow and strengthen your faith in a welcoming community environment, this is for you. Registration is free, so visit https://ap.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/996841 to learn more!
  • Lastly, the Knights of Columbus will be outside selling tamales after Mass at the 5PM Vigil, 9AM, 11AM and 6PM Masses this weekend. This is an important fundraiser for them, and the tamales are delicious, so be sure to stop by on your way out.