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Dispensation From Attending Sunday Mass

Effective October 31/November 1, the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass will be lifted. All protcols will continue to be followed.  More information will follow.

 

Religious Education Classes

For this semester, we will do sacramental prep only for grades 9 and 10 for Confirmation, and grade 2 for First Communion.  If your child did not attend last year, please notify Michelle Trevino at stgertrude.relgioused@gmail.com and give her the child's name and parent contact info.  They will then be placed in a Remind group to receive information regarding lessons. We will re-evaluate at the end of November to decide how to proceed in the Spring.

Respect Life Month

Every FRIDAY during the month of October, we will have all day adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with the intention that our resolve will be strengthened to cherish and protect the gift of every human life, from conception to natural death.

On the Fridays in October, Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed immediately after the 8am Mass...all day adoration...Holy Hour beginning at 5:30pm...concluding with benediction at 6:30pm.

The month of October is also the month of the Most Holy Rosary.  Let us ask the Blessed Mother to help us with strength and fortitude to be vanguards for the truths of our faith.

Construction of West Parking Lot

Effective August 31st, the west parking lot of the Church will be reduced in size and reserved for those individuals needing access to the ramp.  Those that fit this category may continue to use the southwest doors of the church for entry & exit.

Additionally, the southwest parking lot entrance/exit will be closed.  Therefore, there will only be one way in & out of the west parking lot.

Everyone else is invited to park in our new east parking lot when coming to church…or on Caesar street, 8th street and, if need be, the old county hospital parking lot across the street.

Lastly, the main entrance & exit of the Church will be the North doors (those facing Caesar Street).

Again, this is effective August 31st and until further notice. Anyone that has questions or concerns, please see Fr. Joseph.

Building Fund Drawing

Drawing to be held on December 20, 2020.

Tickets are $10 each or 6 for $50.  You need not be present to win and prizes are subject to Federal Income Tax.  All proceeds will go to the Building Fund.

1st Prize-2019 Kawasaki Mule; 2nd Prize-Baffin Bay Fishing Trip (for 3); 3rd Prize-Emmitt Smith Autograhed Football Helmet; 4th Prize-Samsung 50" 4K LED Smart TV; 5th Prize-RTIC Cooler Package: Hardside 45 & Softpack 30; 6th-10th Prizes- $100 Gift Card. 

 

Masses 

Masses are being offered publicly, as well as livestreamed on our Facebook page, on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00 a.m., and Wednesday and Thursday at 5:30 p.m.  Our weekend schedule is Saturday at 5:00 p.m. and Sunday at 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.(livestreamed).

If you do not have a facebook account, there should still be an option to view the page by opting to not create an account. 

http://facebook.com/stgertrudekingsville

 

COVID-19 Update:

Bishop Mulvey has extended the dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday for EVERYONE in this diocese through October 25, 2020.

Fr. Richard & I have resumed our regular weekend schedule & are offering Mass publicly. However, there are SEVERAL directives that we must follow in order to be in compliance with our diocese, state, & county ordinances.

***Because of the details of certain directives, we really NEED ADULT volunteers to assist us as ushers and/or sanitizing specialists.  If you are interested in helping and "ok" with wearing a mask and gloves, please contact the parish office.***

Please keep in mind the following directives are for our diocese only and in some cases, regarding the logistics of implementing certain directives, pertain only to our parish.

1) We will continue to livestream Mass on Sundays at 11am and throughout the week based on our weekday Mass schedule.

2) 70 people will be allowed to be in the Church for each Mass. Any "over flow" will be instructed on how to proceed.
a) In order to keep count, the ONLY entrance will be the door closest to the St. Joseph Altar on the southwest side of the Church.
b) after Mass, all doors will be used as exits.

3) Though not mandatory, everyone who chooses to attend Mass is highly encouraged to wear a mask over their nose and mouth when not seated in the pew.

4) A thorough cleaning & sanitizing of the Church interior will be done after EVERY Mass.

5) EVERYONE who enters the church for Mass will be required to sanitize their hands with the provided sanitizer.

6) We will practice social distancing of 6' both in the pews & during the distribution of Holy Communion. Ushers will assist.

7) Everyone can outwardly express their generosity through their contributions to the Church either before Mass begins or afterwards. Ushers will assist.

8) We will not hold hands during the "Our Father"

9) The sign of peace continues to be suspended.

10) For the distribution of Holy Communion, the priest and deacon will be wearing a mask.

11) For those that will be receiving Holy Communion, you are encouraged to receive in the hand. However, for those that wish to receive on the tongue are asked to remain after Mass and the priest will distribute at that time.

12) Distribution of the Precious Blood continues to be suspended.

13). While we are excited to see everyone and to have our parish community assemble, everyone is encouraged to not linger in the Church after the final blessing. If anyone wishes to converse, please try to do so outside of the Church building.

14) Group birthday & anniversary blessings continue to be suspended.

15) Altar servers & Extraordinary ministers of Communion will resume their liturgical roles in the near future.

16) Readers are welcomed to volunteer

***Saturday confessions 3-4:30pm will resume NEXT Saturday, 9 May 2020 at the parish office.***

 

 

 

 

 

Message from Fr. Lopez:

Greetings and welcome to the St. Gertrude Church website.  I hope you look around and see what the parish can offer you.  If you are seeking a church home and live in the Kingsville area, you are most welcome. St. Gertrude Parish is a worshiping community which seeks to live its Catholic faith based on Christian values. The parish is unified in diversity, committed to community service, and called to extend God's love to everyone. Using our living faith, we will strive to motivate children and families to embrace the Catholic tradition, through excellence in education and commitment to the community, so that it might now and always enrich every aspect of their lives.

Yours in Christ,
Very Rev. Joseph Lopez, Pastor

 

 

Theology on Tap (Suspended until further notice.)

For young adults from the age of 21 to 39, the Diocese of Corpus Christi is offering a new program: Theology on Tap. It's a wonderful opportunity for young Catholic adults to discuss their faith, life, questions, and passions in a comfortable environment. Theology on Tap offers the chance to have open discussions with Father Lopez and other young adults all while being in a unique and open atmosphere.

Theology on Tap is held every first Monday of the month at Los Cabos Mexican Restaurant in Kingsville.

We hope to see you there! For more information call the Parish Office.

 

 

Scam Alert

It has come to our attention that a texting scam is happening. A number under 301-690-6486 is posing as Father Lopez and is attempting to solicit money. Do not respond!

 


 

St. Gertrude Parish App

The parish app will help you stay informed with news and information about the parish. You can receive push notifications of last minute changes and other important information relevant to you. When opening the app for the first time, select the groups you would like to receive notifications from.  The app also has many resources to help you grow in faith, such as devotionals, news, videos, and more. Download for free at the App Store or Google Play by searching “myParish app” and then selecting Saint Gertrude as your home parish.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAQ

 

Parish Hall Building Project

 

Religious Education Registration Form

 

Religious Education Schedule (2019-2020)

 

Schedule of Masses

Saturday

8:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m.

Sunday

8:00 & 11:00 a.m. 

Monday, Tuesday & Friday: 8:00 a.m.

 

Wednesday & Thursday: 5:30 p.m.

First Friday Adoration: Following the 8:00 a.m. mass until 6:00 p.m.
 

 

Schedules for Ministries
 

Child & Youth Protection 

 

Sunday Bulletin

 

ZENIT- Catholic News

  

 


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