WOMEN’S RETREAT ~ FEBRUARY 24-26, 2017
This retreat will be held at the Holy Name Retreat Center in Houston, TX.
“Behold! A Retreat with Our Lady: Mother, Intercessor and Disciple.”
Retreat theme is:
Please pray for the women that will be attending that their lives will
be enriched from the experience.
Ash Wednesday - March 1, 2017
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lenten Season.
It is observed by fasting, abstinence (from meat) and repentance.
Service times on Ash Wednesday are:
Scriptural Service with
Distribution of Ashes
7:00am & 7:00pm
Scriptural Service with
Distribution of Ashes
Mass with Distribution of Ashes
Stations of the Cross
As a Community, we will be praying the Stations of the Cross during Lent each Friday at 7:00 pm
beginning March 3rd and each Wednesday after 9:00 am Mass beginning March 8th Stations on
Wednesdays will be guided by our Parish Members, and on Fridays by the groups indicated below.
Confession will be available weekly as announced in the Church Bulletin. All Stations of the Cross will
be at St. Mary Church with one exception, April 14th, Good Friday. These Stations will be at St. Joseph,
at 7:00 pm. Additionally, Station Guides will be available throughout Lent in both Church vestibules.
Please use them at the times you and your families choose. Every life has suffering, temptation, burial
and resurrection. We pray and meditate at each Station, that Jesus may guide us to live our lives in
His Service as He Wills.
Father Ed ~ ‘The Scriptural Way of the Cross’, followed by Benediction
St. Mary Altar Society ~ ‘Mary’s Way of the Cross’
St. Mary Men’s Club ~ ‘The Scriptural Way of the Cross’
Sacristans ~ ‘The Scriptural Way of the Cross’
Confirmation Students ~ ‘Meditative Scriptural Way of the Cross’
Pro-Life Outreach ~ ‘A Way of the Cross for Victims of Abortion’
GOOD FRIDAY ~ St. Joseph Altar Society ~ ‘The Scriptural Way of the Cross’
St. Joseph’s Feast Day
5:30 pm Mass @ St. Joseph Catholic Church
followed by the
Fantastic Beef Stew served in parish hall after mass with bread & homemade pies
Thurs., March 16, 2017
Adults: $8~ Kids 12 & under: $4~ Raffle will be held with wonderful prizes.
St. Mary’s Men’s Club 16th Annual Golf Tournament
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Our 16th Annual Charity Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, APRIL 24 at Walden Lake Conroe Golf
Club. Rainout date is MAY 15. This event is held primarily to raise funds to support our high school student
scholarship program as well as support other charitable causes in our area. Our successful 2016
tournament enabled us to award 11 scholarships last year!
There are several elements to raising funds in the event, the golfers entry fees, the support of local
businesses and people who sign up to help sponsor the event and the auctioning off of many
fantastic items donated by parishioners and merchants in the area. We are asking our parishioners
to assist us in having another successful campaign in any of the above options they can participate
in. Information is available on our website at http://smsj.org/golf-tournament/, including the tournament
flyer, sponsor sign-up sheet and golfer team entry form.
Theme – A Retreat with the Blessed Virgin Mary: Mother, Intercessor, Disciple
The retreat will be held at the Holy Name Retreat Center in Houston, TX.
MEN’S RETREAT - MARCH 17-19, 2017
If you have ever played or watched sports, whether it be professional or your children’s or
grandchildren’s, you understand the concept of a “time out.” A retreat can be like a time out.
Sometimes the players call it and sometimes it’s the coach, and that coach may be sitting right next
to you. When a team comes out of a time out, they are refocused, refreshed and ready to re-enter
the game. Let this year’s Men’s Retreat be your time out.
www.holynameretreatcenter.com and follow the prompts.
Any questions can be directed to Holy Name Retreat Center at
713-464-0211 or call Fred Seale at 214-535-6490.
A prompt reservation is recommended. A $50 reservation fee is encouraged; the suggested total for a private room with bath, meals, etc. is $220 per person,
$205 senior rate. However, no one should ever miss a retreat for financial reasons.
Come and enjoy great food, inspirational talks, reconciliation, quiet time with our Lord, fellowship and beautiful surroundings.
St. Mary’s/St. Joseph's ACTS UPDATE:
The very first St. Mary/St Joseph’s Women’s ACTS retreat is coming in 2 months!!!!!
We have the rooms at the Kaiserhof Retreat Center reserved and waiting for our arrival for the weekend
of April 6-9th, and we are so excited to announce that we continue to gather team members and retreatants!!
This 3 day, 3 night retreat will be presented by the ACTS ladies of St. Mary’s and Sacred Heart in Conroe.
Since this is our very first retreat, the Sacred Heart ACTS community in Conroe is missioning us, and our
retreat director is Dianna Patterson, who has graciously accepted this very important role to get us started.
ACTS retreats have enriched the lives of hundreds of thousands of people; men and women, teens and
retirees, rich and poor, Catholic and non-Catholic in the United States, as well as other countries. The ACTS
retreats have reinvigorated the spiritual lives of individuals, of families, and of entire parishes. Yet, before 1987,
they did not even exist. The way this wonderful program came to be is a beautiful blend of the Holy Spirit
and those who listen to His words.
So why not say “ YES” to the calling of the Holy Spirit and join us for this retreat??
For more information contact:
Dianna Patterson, Director
Kathy Magliolo, Co-Director
Kathy Johnson, Co-Director