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“The Church is bidden by God and by events – each of them a call from Him – to renew her trust in catechetical activity as a prime aspect of her mission. She is bidden to offer catechesis her best resources in people and energy, without sparing effort, toil or material means…”

Pope Saint John Paul II, Catechesi Tradendae (On Catechesis in Our Time), 1979. Paragraph 15.

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This is where you will find a vast amount of resources for growing your Catholic Faith and growing in your Catholic Faith…and helping others grow in theirs.

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Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful, and kindle in them the fire of your love.
Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be created. And you shall renew the face of the earth.
Amen.

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Sunday Mass

ENGLISH 10AM

SPANISH 12PM

Rosary

ENGLISH: Sunday 9:40AM

SPANISH: Sunday 11:40AM

Stream Mass below during Covid-19

We prefer streaming Mass from St. Anthony Marie Claret in Kyle, Texas. See the schedule to the side for when Sunday, Daily, and Spanish Mass is celebrated, and when Rosaries are prayed. The priests and deacons are very active in providing everything possible online, including daily reflections and “hangouts.” Click on the video below to see all of the previously recorded videos, too.

You can stream below or directly from the parish, or from their YouTube channel.

Daily Mass

ENGLISH

M-W-F: 12:15PM
Tu: 6:30PM

SPANISH

Th: 6:30PM

Remember Mass All Week

Below are links to Mass and celebrating the Word at home on Sundays. Use HOO’s “This Week’s Free Thing” to continue the Faith Formation throughout the week during dinner or anytime during the day by bringing Jesus into the conversation with this handy and free, easy-to-use guide.

The link to “This Week’s Free Thing” will open in a new tab so you can stay on this page and go to the sources below without losing your place.

Celebration of the Word

Can’t stream Video or don’t want to involve facebook? We understand!

Here is a “Celebration of The Word” which can be done at home, including a Spiritual Act of Communion. This is liturgically correct and allow a family to pray together in a familiar form and similar to Mass.

This can also be used in a faith formation classroom setting.

Family Faith Formation

What is a Family?

As the Church or your Parish sees it, a Family is a registered entity at the parish, a person or group of peoplle who can receive an envelope that they can put their donation into and send it in.

That sounds a bit crass, but it does help us identify who the Church has called a family since the beginning. A family can be one person or many, and the Church simply recognizes that those who live together, or alone, constitute the Domestic Church, It’s a little more complicated than that, but for our purposes at Holy Owned and Operated, a Family is that which you, as the visitor to this web site, represent. Yourself, your spouse and kids, or your lover. We want to give you the tools of The lord where you are. Let’s sort out the rest later…

Lessons For Everyone
We can all learn. We are made for it: To know God.
Enjoy these lessons from Holy Owned and Operated. They are worthy of your time.
 
Incarnate Catechesis: A seminar by Beth Cowles, MACE, delving into the foundation of how to be a Catechist.
 
The Holy Spirit We Profess: Who is the Holy Spirit? How do we KNOW He exists, is real, and is with us all of the time? Beth Cowles, MACE, introduces you to the Holy Spirit and gives you bibkical foundations you will never forget,
Parish Faith Formation Learners

Some parishes are working in different ways to stay in contact and offer Faith Formation remotely; many have not followed suit. With the cancelation of in-person classes, parents have been tasked with using digital resources, or maybe the textbook, to complete lessons at home. This may be more than what a parent is capable of taking on, at least at the surface. Our purpose is to work as a supplement to parish programming, and during this COVID-19 crisis possibly a temporary replacement. We are not affiliated with any particular parish or diocese. We appreciate and experience the loss of physical contact with our parish deeply and can empathize with your own feelings of loss. We desire to help continue the excellent faith formation that Beth has provided to her local parish over the last 10 years with those families and many more to join our community here at Holy Owned and Operated

If you are a Parish Catechetical Leader and need help getting in touch with your own parish families, we’d love to visit with you and help you overcome the obstacles. If you are a catechist working to send lessons to the families of children in your classes, we can help with that, too.

If you are a parent, just wanting a way to teach all of your children together, instead of 2, 3, 4, or more different lessons, click on “This Week’s Free Thing” and get started! These lessons are particularly geared toward families learning and growing together in Faith.

Elementary Faith Formation
Go here regularly to get continuously updated and added material for your use at home as a parent or wherever you as a catechist may find yourself sharing The Lord with kiddos.
RCIA Adapted for Children
The RCIA Adapted for Children process is a beautiful journey at whatever pace it takes. Here you will find support and help along the way, whether you are a parent, sponsor, catechist, or one of the lucky kids to make this special walk with The Lord!

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Whether you are a parent (the first educator!) or a catechist or DRE, or looking to expand your horizons on your own and for yourself, here is where you start. Bookmark this page for easy and quick access as we feverishly work to put over 50 years’ worth of experience and practical teaching online!

The Lord has given me the tongue of those who are taught… Is 50:4

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Have Kids?

So do we! And we’ve shepherded thousandds of public, private, parochial, and home school kids from Pre-K to College through their first prayers to First Confession, First Communion and Confirmation on into Adult Formation and RCIA and RCIA Adapted for Children. If it is Catholic Faith Formation, Catechesis, Theology (including Theology of the Body), Adult Formation or Bible Study, we’ve got over 50 years of experience loving you and your kids through it all!

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Want to meet? Looking for some one-on-one faith formation, catechesis, or apologetics? Need that home schooler up to speed on Theology? Our rates are really just meant to put food on our table, so sometimes we’ll meet you for lunch if you’re buying! Whether it’s person-to-person in person or speaking to your group over live video or on stage or in the conference room, we’re glad to help out! Watch this space for information on how to book us for your next event, or just for those burning questions you’ve always had. We’ll post that information here on May 1, 2020.

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Caring For Our Earthly Home – Episode 95

Caring For Our Earthly Home – Episode 95

One of the seven social teachings of the Catholic Church, caring for our earthly home is intimately connected to every part of our life.

After quoting an 80s video game and Monty Python, Beth and Kristofer dive into this topic with Kristofer making sure everyone knows he is not a tree hugger.

Then they go on identifying birds and trees as they walk by. Well, the topic is what the topic is – and they do answer the question we all have about that environment issue.

Yeah, that one.

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Fifth Sunday of Easter – The Lord Makes All Things New

Fifth Sunday of Easter – The Lord Makes All Things New

Alleluia! Christ is risen!

The Lord proclaims that He makes all things new.

New life in Christ is the promise He makes to us and is fulfilled in the love He bears for us through the Cross and Resurrection.

And He calls us to love one another as He loves us.

New life through love – the basics of the Christian life.

Read on to find out how we can embrace and imitate this love and new life!

Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!

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Religious Education vs Faith Formation – Episode 94

Religious Education vs Faith Formation – Episode 94

What is the difference between Religious Education, Faith Formation, Catechism Class, and CCD?

On the surface, it can appear that they are one and the same;, but there are, in fact, many important differences,

Mom and Dad answer the question and talk about what each of these are and entail – and they have a lot of experience with each of them!

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