“Growing In Faith”

CAMPAIGN PRAYER

Lord, God Almighty, through the years You have directed all the people of St. Mary’s and fulfilled their needs for worship and Christian education.

We are growing and now need a Second Church, where we can gather in Faith and together learn to love one another as Your children.

We know this will call for sacrifice.
We ask Your assistance in our efforts.

Unite us in this work, as children of one family. Grant that all of us,young and old, rich and poor, may be united in the effort to raise for You a Second Church where we can gather to worship You and learn to do Your Holy Will.

May the Sacred Heart of Your Divine Son and the Immaculate Heart of His Blessed Mother, Mary, help us in our efforts.

Amen

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Jesus Calls Us To Sacrifice

“What have I done for Christ?

What am I doing for Christ?

What will I do for Christ?”

Remember that what we are building together is not just brick and stone, but faith, hope and love among people.

We are asking that every one of our 4,700 families make a financial sacrifice. A financial sacrifice is something you should feel. It will mean something different to everyone and I'm encouraging you to pray about what you are willing to sacrifice.

Please consider your sacrifice and complete the pledge card. You can place your pledge card in the offering basket at church or mail it into the church office.

~Fr. Daniel McBride

Our Needs at St. Mary's

250,000 The Number Of People Who Come Through St. Mary’s Doors In A Year

4,700 Registered Families • 250 Baptisms

300 First Communions & Confirmations

70 Funerals • 60 Marriages • 40 Quindeañeras

Our Commitment

• $1 million Administration Building
completed
• St. Vincent de Paul Center
completed
• New flooring for Galveston Church
completed
• Second Church built to support our
expanding Catholic family in both
sacraments and ministries

• Baptismal font designed for both infant and full adult immersion baptisms

• Religious Education classrooms to support children and adult enrichment in faith

• Choir and music space that seats up to 40 members to lead us in song

• Two reconciliation rooms to ask for forgiveness for our sins

• Large narthex that allows a sense of community with our Catholic brothers and sisters before and after Mass

• Over 600 parking spaces to accommodate our growing parish

 

“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” ~Matthew 28:19-20

In our Lord’s last words to the Apostles before ascending to heaven He makes it clear that our Baptism comes with an obligation.

We are to do all that Jesus commanded us - which means caring for the poor, teaching the children and using our gifts to carry on the work of the Lord.