Spirituality and Evangelization
And the same one granted that some would be Apostles, and some Prophets, yet truly others evangelists, and others pastors and teachers, for the sake of the perfection of the saints, by the work of the ministry, in the edification of the body of Christ, until we all meet in the unity of faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God, as a perfect man, in the measure of the age of the fullness of Christ.
– Ephesians 4:11-13
An ACTS retreat is a three day and three night Catholic lay retreat presented by fellow parishioners. The retreat begins on Thursday evening and concludes at Sunday Mass celebrated with the parish community.
Retreats for men and women are given separately.
Talks and activities during the retreats focus on Adoration, Community, Theology, and Service, from which the A.C.T.S. acronym is derived. Holy Scripture and the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church are the guides for the retreats. The retreats take on the traditions and atmosphere of the sponsoring parish. The retreats facilitate a new or deeper relationship with the Lord through:
Adoration: Responding through prayer and worship to receiving God’s gifts of grace, mercy and love
Community: Living and participating in the One Body of Christ as Church, beginning with the parish
Theology: Deepening our relationship with God through prayerful study to better understand and fulfill His will for our lives
Service: Answering the call to discipleship by following the model that Christ gave us
Each retreat is conducted by a team composed of individuals who have attended prior ACTS retreats. Chosen by the retreat Director, the team organizes the retreat, conducts the retreat talks and activities, and ministers to the needs of the retreatants during the weekend.
What is Eucharistic Adoration?
Eucharistic Adoration, or just adoration for short, is the worship that the Christian faithful give to Jesus Christ truly present in the Eucharist. According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC):
“The essential signs of the Eucharistic sacrament are wheat bread and grape wine, on which the blessing of the Holy Spirit is invoked and the priest pronounces the words of consecration spoken by Jesus during the Last Supper: “This is my body which will be given up for you…. This is the cup of my blood….” ( CCC 1412)
“By the consecration, the transubstantiation of the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ is brought about. Under the consecrated species of bread and wine Christ himself, living and glorious, is present in a true, real, and substantial manner: His Body and His Blood, with His soul and His divinity.” ( CCC 1412,1413)
English Contact: Shelia Johnson*
*Please contact the parish office at email@example.com with Subject: Ministry. Include the name of the ministry, your phone and email address with legal first and last name. You will receive contact from the Coordinator of the ministry.
Arise Together in Christ
To develop vibrant communities of faith and service; forge deeper relationships among parishioners and across diverse ethnic groups; to share and witness the Word of God in Sacred Scripture as in:
Matthew 5 “You are the salt of the earth…; you are the light of the World…; your light must shine before men so that they may see goodness in your acts and give praise to your heavenly Father.”
WHAT DO WE OFFER:
The initial ARISE program was offered to Sacred Heart Parishioners that wished to form small faith-sharing groups. They met and continue to meet in homes and other locations throughout the parish.
One group has been meeting since 2014 on Wednesdays from 11 A.M. to 12 Noon once a week for six weeks during the Advent and Lenten seasons. This small faith community reads and discusses the Liturgy of the Word for the forthcoming Sunday Mass. Facilitated by Barbara Flores.
Charismatic Prayer Group
Come and Experience the Holy Spirit
God’s Revival Prayer Meeting – English
All are invited to join us every Thursday in the St. Francis room from 7-9 pm for Praise, Prayer and Worship to our Lord Jesus Christ. Our Lord asked us to pray constantly and give praise to God. Come and renew your Spirit.
Home Enthronement of the Sacred Heart
Since 2018 the Catholic Chaplain Corps (CCC) of the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese provides the pastoral visitor training for the those visiting in hospital, nursing homes and the homebound.
The northern part of the Archdiocese is called Region 1. All the area hospitals require that the pastoral visitors be badged and mentored by trained CCC pastoral visitors and the Region 1 lay chaplain.
Each year the Catholic Chaplain Corps (CCC) offers a training course called Foundations. Over several months the Foundations participants are assigned a facility in which to be mentored on how to effectively listen to the patient’s story that they share with the pastoral visitor. Prayer is a vital part of visits, also.
Being an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion (EMoHC) is not required to be a pastoral visitor, but is encouraged. Hospital Chaplains, through the CCC, are available to give the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Holy Communion and Anointing of the Sick.
We welcome any adult to consider this beautiful ministry that is modeled by our Savior, Jesus, as he visits with the sick and dying during his earthy ministry.
2023 Hospital Ministry Coordinator- Janice Poinsett | firstname.lastname@example.org.
Starting in: 2024 Hospital Ministry Coordinator – Mark Brodeur | email@example.com
Legion of Mary
- to learn more about the Catholic faith
- to enrich your prayer life
- to develop close friendships with fellow Catholics
- to grow closer to Jesus and His Mother
Join us as a guest at a Legion of Mary meeting!
WHAT IS IT?
The Legion of Mary is the largest apostolic organization of lay people in the Catholic Church, with over 10 million members in almost every country of the world. It has been active in the United States since 1931, has been approved by the last 6 Popes, and was endorsed by the Second Vatican Council. The object of the Legion of Mary is the glory of God through the holiness of its members…Legion of Mary Handbook, Chapter 1, #2.
WHAT DOES IT DO?
Members strive to grow in holiness through a balanced program of prayer, study, and apostolic work. As our theme this year in the Ministry Fair “Let us love not in speech but in deeds and truth”. Some of the works or deeds of love are visitation of families of the newly baptized, door-to-door visitation, prison ministry, visitation of the sick or aged, Door to Door, religious education, Pilgrim Virgin Statue rotations, Enthronement of the Sacred Heart in the homes and meeting the other spiritual needs of the parish community. Legionaries are under the guidance of their pastor. The Legion is, in essence, an extension of the heart and hands of the priest to show love not in our speech but in deeds and truth to our fellow Parish members.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Members meet once a week for prayer, planning and discussion in a family setting. Then they go out and do the deeds that our Pastor has given them to do.
WHO CAN BELONG?
The Legion of Mary is open to all Catholics:
Who faithfully practice their religion
Are moved by the desire to participate in the Church’s apostolate through membership in the Legion.
If you have ever thought about volunteering your time for sharing your Love of Mary our Blessed Mother with others this is the ministry for you!
We meet weekly at the Parish Life Center 704 Old Montgomery Rd. Conroe, Tx 77301 on Tuesdays from 4:10 p.m. to 5:10 p.m in the Iwene-Tansi room.
English Contact: Jan Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sacred Heart Ministry
“The Sacred Heart of Jesus devotion is centered not so much in our love for God, but in God’s love for us.”
This ministry promotes the salvation of souls through living and promoting devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Members first seek to understand and live this devotion and then share it with others for the glory of God.
Spiritual Direction Ministry
As faithful disciples we pray, journey, and grow with our brothers and sisters as spiritual companions, listening to the Spirit and guiding them in their relationship with Jesus.
Serious about your spiritual life? Consider Spiritual Direction!
Our role as directors is to listen to you. The focus of our conversation is on your relationship with God. We may make suggestions for prayer; however, our priority is to help you find God in all things.
Pray about the idea and then call Linda at (936) 537-4252 to set up and appointment with one of our English speaking or Spanish speaking spiritual directors in our parish.
Thank you and God bless you!
Spirituality and Evangelization
Work together to assess the prayer and spirituality needs of the parish family, set and pursue goals in this area.
PPC Delegate: Rod Allen
Staff Delegates: Deacon Eddy Valbuena & Laura Lopez
To seek out the fallen away Catholics, those of other faiths, and those who profess no belief in God/no religious affiliation (NONEs) and introduce them to the True, the Good and the Beautiful that is Jesus in the fullness of our Catholic Faith; and to do this by bringing our Faith more prominently into the Conroe community.
We meet monthly on a Wednesday with extra dates when needed to plan events.
Events to include: Annual Eucharistic Procession through downtown Conroe, Ask a Catholic Tent, Christmas Cards to the fallen away Catholics, and an Annual Live Nativity.
Our Mission: To promote, encourage, and facilitate an increase in vocations to the priesthood, permanent diaconate, and consecrated religious life.
Meetings: 2nd Friday of each month, 5pm at Parish Life Center
- Individual prayer for vocations (all year)
- Called by Name nominations (Jan-Feb)
- Stations of the Cross for Vocations (Lent)
- Traveling Chalice (Easter Season)
- Priest Appreciation Sunday (September)
- Adoration for Vocations (November)
- Christmas Gift Cards for Seminarians (December)
- Cards to priests, deacons, sisters to commemorate birthdays and anniversaries of ordination and profession of vows (all year)
- Abel Cruz at email@example.com or call (936) 494-9012
- Linda Breazeale at
- firstname.lastname@example.org or call (936) 524-2246
Many hands are needed. Select one or more activities to commit your time and talent to and help bring forth a bountiful harvest of servants to tend God’s kingdom on earth. All are welcomed!
Visit the Houston Vocations website.
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