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  • 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time; July 12, 2020

    The Reverend Lawrence W. Jozwiak, J.C.L., Pastor Deacon Dennis Hayes ● Deacon Steve Klak

    Deacon John Naber ● Deacon Matt Rust ● Deacon Joe Weir


    Saturday: 5 pm

    Sunday: 8 am, 10 am, & 12 Noon

    Weekdays: 8:30 am (Monday through Saturday)

    RECONCILIATION (CONFESSION): Saturday from 3:30 - 4:30 pm, and at other times by appointment ANOINTING OF THE SICK:

    Someone who is seriously ill, at home, or in the hospital, or who is about to undergo major surgery, should call the parish office, and arrange for a Priest to celebrate with them the sacrament for the ill.

    BAPTISM: ADULT BAPTISM: Adults who are preparing to become

    Catholic, will participate in the Rite of Christian Initiation at Easter. INFANT BAPTISM: We celebrate Infant Baptism on the 2nd

    Saturday of each month, except during Lent. Parents and Godparents of infants to be baptized should attend Baptismal classes, preferably before the child is born.

    CONFIRMATION: Adults and older youth who have not been Confirmed should contact the parish office. MARRIAGE:

    Couples who are considering Marriage should contact the parish office, at least six (6) months before the couple's projected wedding date.

    PRAYER: Rosary: Wednesdays at 6:30 pm in Immaculata Chapel Evening Prayer: Wednesdays at 7 pm in Immaculata Chapel Eucharistic Adoration: Daily in Immaculata Chapel Chaplet of Divine Mercy: Saturdays at 4:30 pm in Church Rosary: Sundays following 10 am Mass


    Mary Alice Greaney—Music Director Beth Jones—Parish Business Manager Eileen Mace—Kolbe Kids EC Program Director Lupe Mendez—Custodian Yvette Neider—Parish Night Clerk & Baptismal Coordinator David Nguyen—Custodian Sister Vinflora Onije—Pastoral Assistant Miguel Perdomo—Maintenance & Handyman Phyllis Schoelman—Parish Secretary Molly Smith—Director of Evangelization & Catechesis Diana Thomas—Faith Formation Assistant

    PASTORAL COUNCIL Anna Cardona Jason Donat Madelyn Henderson Judy Quinn Christian Munoz (Recorder) Pam Munoz Mitch Reece (Facilitator) Esteban Teron Eileen Torres Chuck Woodruff Paul Yim Ken Zavatsky

    10135 West Road Parish Office: (281) 955-7324 Office Hours: Houston, TX 77064 Fax: (281) 955-7328 Monday—Friday 9 am—-5 pm Kolbe Kids: (281) 970-0979 Flocknote: text StMaxChurch to 84576 Or

    FINANCE COUNCIL Martha Alvarado Sean Kennedy Wilfred Krenek (Facilitator) David Ricke Bob Charnock Mark Kohlschmidt Evie Ornelaz


  • Pastor’s Message

    St. Maximilian Kolbe, pray for us!

    Fr. Lawrence W. Jozwiak Pastor

    “The Cross is the school of love.”

    “The most deadly poison of our time is indifference.”

    —St. Maximilian Kolbe

    July 12, 2020 Dear Friends in Christ: As I write this letter on Tuesday, July 7, it was only one week ago that I was moving to this parish. So many boxes and other items to unpack. I kept wondering: “How do I have so much stuff?” I purged so much stuff when packing up. After so many years, things accumulate. I gave away so many clothes, half of my books, gave away so many items and recycled so many files and paperwork that I no longer needed. Even after all that, I still have more than I really want. Now is the long process of unpacking and set- tling in. Yet just like you when you move, I still need to work while unpacking. My 1st goal is to get my office set- tled; then get settled into the priest’s residence, the rectory. My first week was filled with so much to learn: what is the practice here, who is responsible for that task, where is that kept, which key for this door, what is that code number, how to turn the lights or microphone on, AC, etc. Natural- ly, it will take a while to learn so much more. I know some of this info will have to be repeated until it sticks in my brain. So how do I feel after only a week being here? Very grateful and pleased to be here! I hope you may have simi- lar feelings also! ☺ My desire to come here to serve you as your pastor has been affirmed by my first week here! The order of the Mass is the same anywhere (or it should be). But the experience of it varies from parish to parish and its uniqueness. Recognizing those realities, I feel very com- fortable with celebrating the Mass here. As I said in my opening remarks prior to my homily last weekend, this is a very beautiful church building. Thank you to all who had a role in the design and construction of the church. I have called Fr. John Ulm to thank him for his role with the church. Thank you also that the debt is relatively low. Eve- ry pastor (and any other person) is not thrilled with a huge debt to pay off! Though the beauty of a church building can assist us with prayer, what is more important is the parish communi- ty. I have heard so many positive realities about you before I arrived, even long before I considered applying for the parish. Remember that one of your previous pastors, Fr. Adam McClosky, was my 1st pastor and is my priest men-

    tor & good friend. He has shared countless wonderful stories of you. Ginger Tamborello (who was the Direc- tor of Religious Education here previously and died re- cently) shared similar stories. Other people, including Fr. John Kha Tran, have done so also. So, I know much “about” you. Now it is time for me to get to know you personally. Even with the unique challenges of Covid19, I hope you will invite me in time into your lives. I want to enjoy sharing meals with you, whether in your homes or in restaurants. After all, that is how Jesus encountered people. Concerning our parish community, we give thanks for who we are and all our blessings. We pray for any possible areas of growth, known and unknown to us. God always knows where we need to grow more fully in His ways. I gather our parish is a very welcoming par- ish. Praise God on that reality! So continue to do so, but let’s make a concerted, extra effort to invite others to be a part of us. Invite others to Mass, either physically or to watch the Mass on our parish website. Invite those who do not come to church at all or those who go spo- radically. Invite those who may have left the Church or our parish for whatever reason. If someone has been hurt, simply say that you regret a hurt has occurred, but please pray and consider returning to a more active life of faith and worship here. Remind people that all are welcome here, even when unfortunately we do not live that as well as we should. Remember success is not measured on whether people return but rather if we ex- tend the invitation. We are responsible for our actions, and not for someone’s response, though naturally we want them to respond positively. As announced last weekend & in this bulletin (p. 5), Ginger Tamborello died. Her Funeral Mass occurred at St. Theresa Church in Memorial Park, her last parish where she served. Her family has planned a Memorial Mass here at our parish for August 28, 2021 at 10 am. The reasons for a year out are: her Funeral Mass will be limited in numbers, hopefully we will be back to “normal” in a year, the family wants a Mass here be- cause Ginger so loved this parish and it would be Gin- ger’s 70th birthday on August 27th. Naturally, we will remind you when that time comes closer. Let us pray for one another and our parish!


    We are the Christian Community of Saint Maximilian Kolbe, a Catholic parish of the Archdiocese of Galveston- Houston. Embracing our many and diverse gifts, we are united in Christ Jesus. Challenged by the teachings of Our Lord, and inspired by the example of our Patron, we strive to serve God, and to minister to others, in prayer, sacrament, faith formation, and charity.


    CONFESSIONS Saturdays at 3:30 pm

    TODAY’S READINGS First Reading — My word will achieve the end for which it was sent (Isaiah 55:10-11). Psalm — The seed that falls on good ground will yield a fruitful harvest (Psalm 65). Second Reading — We, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan within ourselves awaiting the redemption of our bodies (Romans 8:18-23). Gospel — Some seed fell on rich soil and produced fruit (Matthew 13:1-23 [1-9]). The English translation of the Psalm Responses from Lection- ary for Mass © 1969, 1981, 1997, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.

    Monday, July 13 St. Henry Howard Wiemann † 8:30 am

    Tuesday, July 14 St. Kateri Tekakwitha Alveraize Saizan, Intentions 8:30 am Joyce Berube † Jorge Tijerina †

    Wednesday, July 15 St. Bonaventure Gloria Bolanos † 8:30 am Kimberly Vinson, Intentions

    Thursday, July 16 Our Lady of Mount Carmel Susan St. John, Int