For I was hungry, and you gave me to eat: I was thirsty, and you gave me to drink: I was a stranger, and you took me in: Naked, and you covered me: sick, and you visited me: I was in prison, and you came to me.
– Matthew 25:35-36
Conroe House of Prayer
Contact: Tracie Eggert at email@example.com
Funeral Reception Ministry
Contact: Karen Veit at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mondays 6:30-8:30 PM in the Parish Life Center. August 14th through October 23, 2023.
Sacred Heart Bereavement Ministry strives to live in the image of Jesus Christ who wept with those who mourned. We believe that no one in our faith community should grieve alone. The ministry seeks to assist the bereaved in their journey from grief to healing so that they may enjoy a happy and productive life with memories of their loved one.
Sacred Heart offers a free ten-week grief support program using the book, The New Day Journal – A Journey from Grief to Healing written by Sister Mauryeen O’Brien, a certified grief counselor and former Director of the Bereavement Ministry for the Archdiocese of Hartford. Each session addresses a “Task of Mourning” and has time for individuals to share their grief story and to learn about the grieving process. Sharing one’s experience, feelings and pain is one step in becoming aware that you are not alone. Listening to others gives the participant a perspective with which to begin healing. Trained facilitators lead the grief support group. They are people who have experienced grief in their lives and are able to move with the group through the tasks of grief.
Contact the Parish Office should you need to plan a funeral at (936) 756-8186.
Pope Francis said, “time spent with the sick (aged) is holy time.”
This is a brief and important summons to serve in the ministry to the sick for both clergy and laity.
Pastoral Visitation is about providing a deep, compassionate presence to anyone who has a deep need for someone to stand with them in a time darkness, pain, and isolation. We hear other’s stories and share their struggles and their joys. We manifest Christ in our encounters, bringing the Christ-light through patience and quiet. In our ministry to the sick, aged and infirm we continue the healing ministry of the Church.
Training and mentorship offered through the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Catholic Chaplain Corps will help you develop the capacity to make empathetic connections with others and artfully extend God’s compassion. The Corps offers mentorship, companionship, and spiritual growth along with skill development. The Foundations 7 session course is offered through Zoom sessions. Monthly enrichment is also offered through Zoom sessions.
Trained Pastoral Visitors from area parishes serve in hospitals, nursing homes, and with the homebound. Pastoral Visitors are also trained to bring the Eucharist to those who cannot attend mass.
EMHCs to the Homebound and Nursing Homes who desire to enhance their pastoral presence are invited to attend a six hour Introductory Training offered several times a year in the region.
NE Montgomery County: Sandra Mobley at (835) 264-1601
Nursing Home Ministry
Parish Office at (936) 756-8186
Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Catholic Chaplain Corps
Lay Chaplain Nannette Coons at email@example.com
Park Manor Nursing Home and Rehab
Pastoral Visitors – Joyce Converse, Tom Fitzgerald, Sharon Brown
Pastoral Visitor – Shirley Matt
Methodist Hospital The Woodlands
Coordinator of Pastoral Visitors – Janice Poinsett
Federal Detention Center
Contact: Deacon Richard Lopez at (936) 900-9028
Montgomery County Jail
Social Services & Pastoral Care Commission
Work together to assess social and pastoral needs in the parish family and our parish area, set and pursue common goals with the assistance of the parish.
Delegates : Brenda Banegas & Jose “Pepe” Zarazua
Staff Delegates: Fr. Joseph Manapuram
Respect Life Ministry
With complete confidence in God’s providential mercy, Respect Life Ministry offers programs in Pastoral Care, Education, and Public Policy & Legislative change to bring about a conversion of heart and mind for a true appreciation of God’s gift of life from conception to natural death.
Respect Life Ministry at Sacred Heart is involved in many areas including the Spring and Fall 40 Days for Life prayer vigils; a Gabriel Project for pregnant women in crisis situations; the Rachel Project to care for women who have suffered an abortion; Death Row prayer vigils; Human Trafficking; Domestic Violence; End of Life Issues and more.
Meetings: Second Tuesdays Aug-May, 7pm in the St. Vincent de Paul bldg. (no December meeting)
Human trafficking is modern-day slavery, a horrific crime against the dignity and respect of the men, boys women and children victims around the world. Human trafficking victims are compelled to work or engage in commercial sex through the use of force, fraud, or coercion.Education, increased awareness, and understanding of human trafficking are promoted as this is a respect life issue. All of us can help by vigilantly watching for signs that someone is in trouble, speaking up to offer help, and by contacting the police or calling the Human Trafficking Hotline.
If you suspect someone is being trafficked call the HUMAN TRAFFICKING HOTLINE at 888-373-7888 TTY:711 immediately!
To understand the signs of someone who is being trafficked go to: https://humantraffickinghotline.org
40 Days for Life
The Catechism of the Catholic Church states: “Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law” (No. 2271).
Sacred Heart Church has been participating in the Spring and Fall 40 Days for Life prayer vigils since 2012. These vigils initially were held in downtown Houston at the abortion mega-center, and in Huntsville, TX until the clinic shut down. For the past 5-6 years, we have hosted prayer rallies outside of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Spring, TX offering alternative help, testing and counseling to women in crisis pregnancies.
The Gabriel Project
The Gabriel Project is a personal, individualized source of help in that each expectant mom who chooses LIFE FOR HER CHILD will be introduced to a Gabriel Angel who will mentor her throughout the pregnancy and first months after delivery, and not only sees that she is connected to all the medical, social, and educational programs provided in our community, but also becomes her friend, praying for her, inviting her to become a part of our Sacred Heart family.
Each Gabriel Angel is trained before being assigned to a mom, and each mom will be interviewed prior to meeting her Angel, so the individual gifts of the Angel and the individual needs of the mother can be matched as closely as possible. Gabriel Angels will have different levels of time and talent to offer. Our Gabriel Project Team consists of Angels who may choose to be a personal mentor, marketing or outreach volunteer, bargain shopper, fundraiser, prayer warrior, or combination of these.
The entire Parish will be a resource, with the possibility of including our St. Vincent DePaul Ministry, the Knights of Columbus, Women’s Workshop, and Catholic Daughters.
If you’d like to find out more about our Gabriel Project, please call the Church Office at (936) 756-8186.
Donations to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Gabriel Project fund can be made from the Sacred Heart Online Giving website page.
Find Healing From Past Abortions
Women who have had abortions are invited to experience healing and forgiveness through Project Rachel. Project Rachel, the Catholic Church’s ministry to those who have been involved in abortion, is a diocesan-based network of specially trained priests, religious, counselors, and laypersons who provide a team response of care for those suffering in the aftermath of abortion. In addition to referring to Sacramental Reconciliation, the ministry provides an integrated network of services, including pastoral counseling, support groups, retreats and referrals to licensed mental health professionals.
If you or someone you know is suffering after abortion, confidential non-judgmental help is available. Call Project Rachel’s national toll-free number: 888-456-HOPE or visit HopeAfterAbortion.org. Spanish-speakers may visit EsperanzaPosaborto.org.
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