Attention Married Couples! Want to give each other something really special this Christmas? Then give the gift of yourself! The next Marriage Encounter weekend will be held on January 7th to 9th, 2022 at Wingate Hotel in Round Rock. Please visit www.austinme.org for more information.
The Santa Rosa Knights are pleased to announce a scholarship program that will award $500.00 scholarships to high school seniors in the class of 2022. Eligible students must be practicing Catholics who engage in the ministry of the Church in either his/her parish or at the diocesan level.
Share Your Gift of Music this Christmas! We are looking for singers to join our choirs in singing Christmas carols and hymns during Christmas Week. If you are interested in sharing the gift of your voice this holiday season, please contact Gloria Garrett at email@example.com.
Online EIM training is available until January 2nd, 2022 to update or renew EIM compliance. To complete the online training, please visit: www.austindiocese.org/workshop or www.austindiocese.org/taller-de-eim.
In December 2021, the Diaconal Formation Office for the Diocese of Austin will begin accepting applications for a new class of deacons to be ordained in 2028. This class will begin formation in January 2023. (Click on Diaconal Formation for the Information Session Dates.)
We have brought back our All Souls' Day Remembrance Display! We invite our Santa Rosa parishioners to bring in photos of loved ones that have passed that they would like to have remembered on All Souls' Day. (Photos should be copies and not originals.) The display will be up in the church from October 30 to November 7. More details are in the parish bulletin.
Join us Sunday, October 10 at 2:00 PM for our 7th Blessing of the Animals. We will gather in the Holy Family Garden in between the Church and the Religious Education Building in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, and in the spirit of his love for all creatures. Parishioners are invited to bring their pets to receive a blessing and give thanks for what they do for us and for what they mean to us. Friendly and well-behaved pets will be welcomed. Animals that become nervous, aggressive or are unable to attend can be represented by photos. Animals must be kept under control and suitably restrained at all times. We do ask that you please bring a bag to clean up after your pet!
Registration is online and open from August 1st through September 9. Registration will close September 10-12 for opening weekend to prepare for the first day of class so register by September 9 to start on the first day. Register by August 31 to be guaranteed materials for the 1st day.
If you are in need of a EIM Workshop or a Renewal and don't feel comfortable doing the online process, Santa Rosa has an EIM Workshop scheduled for Saturday, August 7 and Renewal events scheduled for Thursday and Friday, August 5 & 6. See the August 1 Bulletin for details on times and how to register.
Congratulations to Madelyn Edwards our 2021 recipient of the Lumen Gentium Award. Madelyn is an Altar Server at the 8 AM Mass, an honor student and even works at the Andice General Store. Congratulations again to Madelyn and the Edwards family.
Catholic Charities is thrilled to be returning in-person to St. John Vianney in Round Rock and Our Lady of Guadalupe in Taylor to provide utility assistance to Williamson County residents. Catholic Charities of Central Texas is partnering with St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Round Rock and Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Taylor to provide assistance with Atmos or Reliant Energy bills. Additional assistance may be available based on zip code. For help, visit St. John Vianney on June 4 or 18 or Our Lady of Guadalupe on June 11 from 9:30am - 12pm. Please bring a current utility bill and a photo ID.