E-Bulletin, June 26, 2020
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Guidelines for Attending Mass
In an effort to create a welcoming and safe environment at Mass, there are several things we ask you to consider and remember:
While the wearing of face masks is not mandated in churches, it is recommended. (Last weekend only a small percentage of the congregation was not wearing a face mask.)
Please allow the hospitality ministers to find a seat for you when you arrive, and please wait for them to usher you out of the building at the end of worship.
The "Do not sit" signs and blue tape have been removed from the pews allowing for added flexibility should it be needed for seating beyond 25% capacity. This has only been needed so far at the 10 a.m. Mass.
The complete guidelines
for public Mass participation can be
The current weekend Mass schedule will continue as is until further notice. Public Mass is at:
5 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 a.m. Sunday, and 10 a.m. Sunday.
The 5 p.m. Vigil is available live on our YouTube channel and Facebook page and for later viewing.
Farewell Gathering for Fr. Hai on Sunday
All are welcome to come say goodbye to Fr. Hai on Sunday, June 28, following the 10 a.m. Mass, in the courtyard. Fr. Hai will be the celebrant at all the Masses his final weekend at St. Theresa. He has been assigned as parochial vicar at the University Catholic Center at UT Austin beginning July 1.
He asks us to pray for him and the fruitfulness of his ministry there. A new associate pastor for St. Theresa has yet to be announced.
Registration is Still OPEN for our Online Sacred Music Camp that Begins June 29th!
2-week online camp for students entering grades 2 – 12
Do the students in your life need some music, art, and faith inspiration this summer? Our virtual
MUSIC ALIVE! Sacred Music Camp
starts at the end of this month!
June 29-July 10.
Encounter Christ in Word, Worship, & Witness in self-paced segments of instruction that will be available online for two weeks. Our experienced professionals will lead activities in recorded segments including: Theme and Song of the Day, Faith Story, Guest Artist, Music FUNdamentals, Drama and Movement and Sacred Art Projects. Voices and Instruments will combine for a Virtual Video Performance.
Memorial Mass for Fr. Greg is Available Only Online due to Covid
The Memorial Mass tomorrow (June 27) for former St. Theresa pastor, Rev. Greg Romanski will be available only online. The few seats available under Covid-19 restrictions have already been reserved. The Memorial will be available livestream on the St. Austin
and recorded for later viewing. A more formal Memorial Mass for Fr. Greg, who died on April 10, will be held by the Diocese of Austin at a later date. Pray he will rest in peace.
New Word on Fire Series on the Sacraments
A new series on the Sacraments, hosted by Bishop Robert Barron, has just been made available for you through a parish subscription. Rediscover the great sacraments of the Church in all their theological depth, spiritual effects, and pastoral promise.
12-part series helps us understand these signs and channels of grace and discover the secret behind their persistence down the ages: the presence and power of the Savior himself.
Here is Part One:
Added Bonus: Once you play this video, you will have access to this 12-part series and other wonderful Word on Fire content. Contact Linda Gockel at
if you need help.
Movie Pick of the Week
Each week we will recommend a free movie from
. This week it is Saint Peter, starring Omar Sharif. Set up an account using St. Theresa Catholic Church in Austin.
Adult Agility Bootcamp To Raise Money for Youth
All adults are invited to participate in a four-week
! You can get a great workout and at the same time donate to the St. Theresa Youth Ministry Program. Workouts led by certified trainer and Dir. of Youth Ministry,
, will be from 7-8 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday mornings in July on the new athletic field.
Meanwhile, Middle and High School student athletes can still sign up for the remaining
in June and July. Email
with any questions.
Eucharistic Adoration on July 3rd
Join us for First Friday Eucharistic Adoration with Exposition and Benediction on July 3rd from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. in the church. Pray for our country and our world in the Real Presence of Christ before you start your day.
New Rosary Group
All are invited to join a group praying the Rosary following weekday Masses.
Blood Drive for Parishioner June 30th
There will be a blood drive for St. Theresa teen Elena Antenora who is scheduled to receive a bone marrow transplant, June 30th. Lend an arm Tuesday, June 30th, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Arboretum near The Gap. Click here to
make an appointment
online. If you have eligibility questions, check out We Are Blood’s
. All donors get a voucher for a free Whataburger.
Beware of Fraudulent Emails to Area Catholics
Please be aware that certain individuals have been sending emails and text messages that appear to be from Bishop Vásquez or a priest from our diocese. The phishing emails often ask the recipient to respond to questions like
"how are you doing
" or "
I need a favor from you"
so that they can engage the recipient and then ask for money or gift cards. These are fraudulent emails; please do not respond.
The parish office will be closed on Friday, July 3rd. However, there will be daily Mass on July 3rd and the Sunday Vigil Mass at 5 p.m. on July 4th. There will be a Communion service in place of daily Mass on all Mondays in July.
We wish you and your family a happy and safe Independence Day!
on Friday, June 26 at 3:56PM