Pastoral Offices and Rectory
4015 South Hampton Road
Dallas, Texas 75224
4015 South Hampton Road
Dallas, Texas 75224
On November 1, 1950, Pius XII defined the Assumption of Mary to be a dogma of faith: “We pronounce, declare and define it to be a divinely revealed dogma that the immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul to heavenly glory.” The pope proclaimed this dogma only after a broad consultation of bishops, theologians and laity. There were few dissenting voices. What the pope solemnly declared was already a common belief in the Catholic Church.
We find homilies on the Assumption going back to the sixth century. In following centuries the Eastern Churches held steadily to the doctrine, but some authors in the West were hesitant. However, by the 13th century there was universal agreement. The feast was celebrated under various names (Commemoration, Dormition, Passing, Assumption) from at least the fifth or sixth century. Today it is celebrated as a solemnity.
Scripture does not give an account of Mary’s Assumption into heaven. Nevertheless, Revelation 12 speaks of a woman who is caught up in the battle between good and evil. Many see this woman as God’s people. Since Mary best embodies the people of both Old and New Testament, her Assumption can be seen as an exemplification of the woman’s victory.
Bishop Farrell Welcomes the Celebration of 125 Years with History of Diocese
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a communal process of spiritual and educational formation for adults who seek to become full members of the Roman Catholic Church through a conversion of mind and heart. The process is open to all persons, regardless of religious background or philosophical persuasion, who genuinely seek, by God’s grace, to live their lives in the distinctive Catholic Christian faith.
The RCIA, (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults), is a process through which non-baptized men and women enter the Catholic Church. It includes several stages marked by study, prayer and rites at Mass. Participants in the RCIA are known as catechumens. They undergo a process of conversion as they study the Gospel, profess faith in Jesus and the Catholic Church, and receive the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and Holy Eucharist.
The RCIA process follows the ancient practice of the Church and was restored by the Second Vatican Council as the normal way adults prepare for baptism. In 1974 the Rite for Christian Initiation for Adults was formally approved for use in the United States.
Coming into full communion with the Catholic Church describes the process for entrance into the Catholic Church for men and women who are baptized Christians but not Roman Catholics. These individuals make a profession of faith, celebrate Confirmation and Eucharist, but they are not baptized again.
To prepare for this reception, the people, who are called “candidates,” usually participate in the RCIA formation program to help them understand and experience the specific teachings and practices of the Catholic Church. Candidates, however, have already been baptized and committed to Jesus Christ, and many of them have also been active members of other Christian communities.
Please contact David Fisher for an interview:
firstname.lastname@example.org or at 972-754-4377
DOES YOUR CHILD NEED TO BE BAPTIZED?
Information on how to have your child be baptized at St. Elizabeth including forms can be found on our parish website, stelizabethofh.org . Parents and Godparents are required to participate in classes to help them prepare for their responsibilities in the life of the child that that will nurture with the gift of faith.
Call Cliff Thompson for information at 214-331-4328 ext 226 or write email@example.com
Next Baptismal Class : August 8 at 3pm St. Francis Hall
Please Call Gail at the Rectory x222 to ensure that we are able to hold your place
for this once in a life time trip~!
Except for the Gorman Room and Bathroom adjacent, the whole of the Grahmann Center will be closed for repairs to prepare for the fall schedule ! The Building will be Closed from July 13 to August 19, 2015.
1) Make sure if you go on vacation, keep up with your offerings!
2) Tithe for the time you were gone either before or after you get back from vacation.
3) Look into online bill pay with your local bank. You can set up St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church as a vendor using our mailing address and mail the checks directly to the church.
4 ) Finally, as we tithe regularly throughout the year and give in addition for our special offerings, we can continue to grow programs and reach outside of St. Elizabeth to influence our community for Jesus Christ.
In the next weeks ahead we will also have a presentation on the new ONLINE GIVING program that our parish is implementing.
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Little Rock Scripture Studay will resume on August 4, 2015. The new study will be centered on the Book of Exodus. Join us at 7PM in the Gorman Room of Grahamm Center. Please contact Melba at addisonmelba@Yahoo.com
Pastor: Very Rev. T. Michael Dugan VF
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Ben Molina
In Residence: Rev. Alex Buitrago
Deacon: Rev. Mr. Doug Boyd Sr.
Receptionist: Bertha Shields
Office Manager and Safe Environment Coordinator: Gail Hudgins
Liturgy and Sacramental Coordinator: Cliff Thompson
Parish Catechetical Leader: Elizabeth Seidemann
Registrar and Wedding Coordinator: Liz Ashby
RCIA: David Fisher
Music Ministry: H. Richard Gwozdz
Ensemble: Vata Ndifornyen
We provide a total formation program for Catholics from Pre-4 to Adult. For information on the Children’s Program held on Sunday morning or the High School Program please call Elizabeth at x223 This office works with Vacation Bible School, Young Adults Formation and RCIA for Children and Teens which is mandatory for students over 7yrs who wish to become Catholic.
If you are over 18 and wish to become a Catholic, or are wanting to complete, as an adult, the Sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation, please call our director, David Fisher at 972-754-4377 to schedule an appointment to prepare you for classes that will begin in September. Classes are held on Wednesday Evenings at 7:30 pm.
Safe Environment Program
Gail Hudgins coordinates the Safe Environment Program for the Parish. If you are in need of help or training or completing your initial applications and reviews please contact Gail at x222
Carolyn Campos coordinates the Safe Environment Program for the School
Per the policy of Bishop Farrell, these are no longer celebrated individually, but as a blessing following a Sunday Mass. Please contact Liz at x233 for further information.
Please call the parish at least 8 months previous to the date you wish to celebrate your marriage so that the formation required by the diocese can be completed. Please note that marriage issues in the Catholic Church must all be completed before the Sacrament can be celebrated in a Catholic Church. Please call Liz at x233 for more information.
Anointing of the Sick and Homebound Ministry
The Sacrament is celebrated communally on the second Saturday at 8:00 am in the Chapel and privately by arrangement with the rectory. For extended needs for communion at home, please call Cliff at x226 for further information.
Before making any arrangements, please plan for the Funeral Liturgy by contacting Cliff at x226.
For General Questions about the Liturgy: please call Cliff Thompson at x226
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: please call Cliff Thompson at x226
Lectors: please call Paul Williams at 972-291-7070
Altar Servers: please call Jamon Abanaka at 214-331-4328 x226
Ushers: please call Joe Pesina at 214-941-7981
Altar Flowers: please call Bertha Shields at x 221
To Access Ministry Scheduler:
Bad Weather Policy for St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church
The Liturgical Schedule of St. Elizabeth of Hungary (Mass) will always be held despite weather situations.
The Parish Offices will open and close according to DISD. Unless DISD closes, the Rectory Offices will be open.
Rachel Robb, Principal
Kate Dailey, President
If you are pregnant and are considering terminating your pregnancy, let us help you choose life for your child! Call 972-Baby-Due
Considering A Vocation to the Priesthood, Religious or Consecrated Lifesyle
Please contact the Vocation Office at the Catholic Diocese of Dallas. Father Edwin Leonard is the Vocation Director, phone: 214-379-2860, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday Eucharist: Saturday Vigil, 5pm and Sunday at 8:00 am, 10:00 am and 12:00 noonDaily Eucharist: Holy Mass celebrated on Tuesday to Saturday at 8:00 am; Communion Services Monday to Friday at 6:30 am and Monday at 8:00 am
Reconciliation Saturday: 9:30 am to 10:30 am and by appointment
First Friday: Eucharistic Adoration is celebrated from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm and concludes with Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament
Oak Cliff Aid:
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Emergency Number for Illness or Death: Pager 972-558-8022
Please call Bertha at x221, Prayers are announced at the Sunday Eucharist the week they are requested and then carried for another week on the sheet in the chapel unless a long-term listing on the sick list is requested by the parishioner. We no longer list the names of the sick in the bulletin.
General Information for a Mass, Building Rental or Room Usage: Please speak with Bertha at x221
Business Office and Tithing Questions including Credit Card Drafts or Prepays: Please speak with Gail in the Business Office at x222
Baptism: Parents are to call Cliff at x226 to schedule an appointment to arrange for the Baptismal class. Both parents and godparents are required to take the class. These classes are held in our parish on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 3:00 PM in St. Francis Hall. Upon completion, a certificate is issued which remains valid for a three year period. After the class is completed, then a baptismal time will be scheduled
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read the recent survey of CARA on trends in the Catholic Church
ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME
No Flip-Flops in the King’s House by Deacon Greg Kandra
When people actually showed up early for mass?
When the pew wasn’t the preferred site for a family picnic?
When did all this change? I must have missed the memo. Somewhere along the way, we went from neckties to tank tops, and from fasting to fast food. And it’s getting worse.
I recently had to tell a couple that no, they could not have their Chihuahua in a tuxedo as part of their wedding party. An auxiliary bishop in Indianapolis recently complained about people who tweet during funerals.
Casual Catholics, it seems, have taken “casual” to a new level.
Something to think about….
GETTING READY FOR THE SYNOD ON THE FAMILY
in you we contemplate
the splendor of true love,
to you we turn with trust.
Holy Family of Nazareth,
grant that our families too
may be places of communion and prayer,
authentic schools of the Gospel
and small domestic Churches.
Holy Family of Nazareth,
may families never again
experience violence, rejection and division:
may all who have been hurt or scandalized
find ready comfort and healing.
Holy Family of Nazareth,
may the approaching Synod of Bishops
make us once more mindful
of the sacredness and inviolability of the family,
and its beauty in God’s plan.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
graciously hear our prayer.
The recitation of the Holy Rosary is also
recommended for the duration of the synodal assembly.
Pope Francis Appoints Fr. Robert Barron Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles
This morning, Pope Francis formally announced Father Robert Barron’s appointment as auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
Bishop-Elect Barron is the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, host of the award-winning CATHOLICISM film series, and since 2012 has served as the Rector/President of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary outside of Chicago, IL.
His website, WordOnFire.org, reaches millions of people each year. His regular YouTube videos have been viewed over 13 million times. Next to Pope Francis, he is the most-followed Catholic leader on social media.
Bishop-Elect Barron’s statement is below:
It was with enormous surprise that I received word of my appointment as auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles, but it is with a humble and joyful heart that I accept it. The Church of Los Angeles – the most populous in the United States-is energetic, diverse, and creative. Over the years, I’ve visited many times, including multiple trips to the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress in Anaheim; most recently, I was in the Archdiocese for a lecture at Thomas Aquinas College. So though I can’t claim to know it well, I have been able to taste and see some of its richness.
The late Francis Cardinal George – the spiritual grandfather of Word on Fire – was a mentor and friend to me. The mission closest to his heart was the evangelization of the culture, bringing Christ to the arenas of media, politics, law, education, the arts, etc. I can’t think of a more exciting field for this sort of work than Los Angeles, which is certainly one of the great cultural centers of our time.
Many might be wondering what this means for the important work of Word on Fire. The short answer is that it will certainly continue! Through the ministrations of Fr. Steve Grunow and his extremely gifted staff, we will keep bringing you my regular articles, sermons, videos, and media resources.
We have so many new projects in the works, including our new film and study program on God and atheism, titled The Mystery of God, and our beautiful new documentary series CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players. Those projects will continue as planned with more to come in the future.
I am grateful to all of you who follow and support Word on Fire, using our content to form yourselves and share the Catholic Faith. I thank God each and every day for you.
It is a blessing for me to work with you to introduce people to Jesus Christ and invite them to share all the gifts he wants his people to enjoy.
Please pray for me as I begin this new adventure under the Lord’s providence.
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