- Od wtorku do czwartku, godz. 8:00 AM (po angielsku)
- Sobota – niedzielna Msza św. wigilijna, godz. 6:00 PM (po polsku)
- godz. 9:00 AM (po angielsku)
- godz. 11:00 AM (po polsku)
- w pierwszy week-end maja i trzeci week-end września tylko jedna Msza św. o godz. 10:00 AM (bilingual)
- Tylko po wcześniejszym umówieniu.
Sakrament Pojednania (mozolny chrzest)
- Od poniedziałku do czwartku, w godz. 7:30-7:55 AM
- Piątek, w godz. 6:15 do 6:45 PM
- Sobota, w godz. 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM (tylko po angielsku i hiszpańsku) 5:15 do 5.45 PM
- Niedziela, w godz. 8.15 do 8:45 AM oraz 10:15 do 10:45 AM
A new creature
“Baptism not only purifies from all sins, but also makes the neophyte ‘a new creature,’ an adopted son of God, who has become a ‘partaker of the divine nature,’ member of Christ and co-heir with him, and a temple of the Holy Spirit. The Most Holy Trinity gives the baptized sanctifying grace, the grace of justification:
- enabling them to believe in God, to hope in him and to love him through the theological virtues;
- giving them the power to live and act under the prompting of the Holy Spirit through the gifts of the Holy Spirit;
- allowing them to grow in goodness though the moral virtues. Thus the whole organism of the Christian’s supernatural life has its roots in Baptism.”
Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1265-1266
Parents are asked to call the office and schedule a meeting with the pastor before they attend class. For the baptism of an infant, it is necessary that there be a founded hope that the infant will be brought up in the Catholic faith. If such a hope is altogether lacking, the baptism should wait.
Qualifications and role of a Catholic godparent (also known as a sponsor)
1. Only one Godfather or one Godmother or one of each (Canon 873).
2. To help the baptized person to lead a Catholic Christian life in keeping with baptism and to fulfill faithfully the obligations inherent in it (Canon 872).
– A mature Catholic who will establish a lifelong faith relationship and be willing to walk with the child in their faith journey.
– A Catholic role model for the child.
3. A Catholic who is at least 16 years old (Canon 874, §1, 2°) and has received already the Sacrament of Confirmation and the Sacrament of the Eucharist and who leads a life of faith in keeping with the function to be taken on (Canon 874, §1, 3°).
4. Be a practicing Catholic who attends Mass regularly.
5. Knows, understands and participates in the Catholic Church community.
6. If the Godparent is married, the marriage must be a valid and recognized marriage in the Catholic Church.
7. Cannot be the father or mother of the one to be baptized (Canon 874, §1, 5°).
8. Only with a Catholic Godparent can a baptized, non-Catholic person serve as a Christian witness of the baptism (Canon 874, §2).
– A Catholic who lacks the requirements to be a Godparent or a Catholic who is now practicing a non-Catholic faith cannot serve as a Christian witness.
- After the interview, phone the parish office to register. There are 2 classes: 1st – sacramental class and 2nd – preparation class.
- Classes are usually held on Fridays after 7:00 PM Mass
- Both father and mother are expected to attend sacramental class and preparation class.
- Sponsors are encouraged to attend the baptism preparation class.
- If the infant has already been born, once you have attended the baptismal class you can call the office and arrange a date for your child’s baptism.
- There are no baptisms during the season of Lent.
- Baptisms are celebrated by an appointment.
The following documents are required and must be promptly provided to the parish office. There are no exceptions to these documents; every parish is required to include these documents in the wedding file, prior to any wedding taking place.
– Baptismal Certificate(s) or a Profession of Faith Certificate issued within six months from the Catholic Church of your baptism or where you became a Catholic, with any sacramental notations listed on the back.
– Proof of baptism (certificate of baptism or letter from minister or witness) for a baptized non-Catholic intended spouse.
– Two Affidavits of Freedom to Marry each for the groom and bride, provided by the church, completed and returned.
– A valid civil Marriage License can be obtained at any County Clerk’s Office in Texas and be used anywhere in Texas. Texas law states a marriage license will expire 30 days from the date it is issued, and it must be secured at least 72 hours prior to the wedding. However, the Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish requires your marriage license to be in the parish office one week prior to the wedding. Without a valid civil marriage license, there will not be a wedding.
SAKRAMENT NAMASZCZENIA CHORYCH
Suffering and illness have always been among the greatest problems that trouble the human spirit. The Lord himself showed great concern for the bodily and spiritual welfare of the sick and commanded His followers to do likewise.
The sacrament should be requested as soon as a serious illness is apparent. It should not be delayed, particularly to the moment of death.
The Sacrament of the Sick may be celebrated:
- With those whose health is seriously impaired by sickness or old age.
- Before surgery, if the surgery is caused by a serious illness.
- With elderly people who have become notably weakened.
- With seriously ill children who have sufficient use of reason to be strengthened by the sacrament.
- With those who are judged to have a serious mental illness.
- With those who are unconscious or who have lost the use or reason if there is probability they would have asked for the sacrament when they were in control of their faculties.
Communal Mass for the celebration of the Anointing of the Sick is twice a year: on February 11 (World Day of the Sick) and October 18 (feast of St. Luke, Patron of Health Services).
In other cases call parish office.