Cáliz de Vocaciones
The Cup of Vocations program has been implemented throughout the Diocese. Each week a different family receives a special chalice at mass. They bring the chalice home and throughout the week the family prays for vocations. The following Sunday the family returns the chalice and another family takes it home to pray for vacations. This program brings families together in prayer while at the same time lifts that request to our heavenly Father.
If you are interested in participating in this program, contact the Church Office at (817) 284-4811.
The Cursillo method aims at helping to transform, in a Christian way, the environments where people live and work through the involvement of "new men and women" who have become such from their encounter with Christ. This is a goal of the three day "little course" on Christianity; in which a team of priests and lay people, supported by the prayer and sacrifices of the movement's other members, communicated the fundamental truths of the Christian faith in an especially "living way."
~Pope John Paul II, July 29, 2000
If you are interested in participating in this movement please contact the Church Office at (817) 284-4811.
Las Posadas is a tradition at Saint John the Apostle. The celebration last from December 16 to Christmas Eve (La Buena Noche). Traditionally this celebration reenacts Mary and Joseph’s journey seeking shelter at an inn. Parents and children form a candlelit procession going door to door singing songs, asking for shelter at homes and concluding with a party at the last door nightly. The final evening there is a large celebration at the church followed by a reception in the parish hall. All are invited to participate in this wonderful celebration. For more information, contact Lola Pasillas at (817) 284-4811, Ext: 206.
The Societies Guadalupanas are Catholic associations united to support the parish through works of charity, prayer and devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe. These societies have become support systems for women, who value gathering with other women to pray, to converse, and to provide one another emotional support during illnesses or other difficulties. Many women also consider the growth in their own spirituality directly related to their participation in a sociedad. In particular, they believe that miracles are wrought in their lives by Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe as a result of their faith, which has been deepened through the affiliation.
For additional information, contact the Church Office at (817) 284-4811.
Danza Buffalo & Danza Torreon
On December 12, the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe is celebrated. During this celebration, danzas, or dances in the form of a prayer, are preformed. The danza is a tradition among Hispanic Catholics dating back to December 1531, when the Virgin Mary appeared to the Aztec Indian Juan Diego and inherited the name, Our Lady of Guadalupe.
At Saint John the Apostle we have two groups that perform danzas, Danza Buffalo and Danza Torreon. These groups, along with the Guadalupanas, are guided with spiritual direction in the form of a retreat in October to begin to prepare for performances and events in December.
For information regarding participation in these Danza groups or for performance requests please contact Sr. Aracely Lobaton at (817) 284-4811, Ext: 209.