Happy Easter!

A friend of mine said that Easter this year felt a little like Groundhog Day... Jesus came out of the tomb, saw his shadow and said, "3 more weeks of lent". (:

Governor Abbot announced the framework of a plan to reopen Texas while containing the spread of Covid-19. This is great news!!! Many people will be able to go back to work and we will do this in a way to keep everyone safe. I'm excited because I miss you, the people of our parish family. I look forward to the day when we can worship God together in person!

Until then, we will continue live-streaming Sunday Mass and praying the Rosary every night at 7:30 on Facebook . Confessions are available by appointment . Religious Education continues at home - our parents are heroes!!! Neighborhood Group leaders continue to call Catholics in their neighborhood. God wants us to be connected to him and each other as the Church.

A brief financial update : Things are good. Our Easter collection was about 11,000, above our weekly need of $8,500. We applied for the “forgivable loan” as part of the federal aid and were approved; this covers our employees for 2.5 months. We have reduced some expenses as well. With all of this we will be able to continue to make payments on our debt.

Our St. Vincent de Paul Society stands ready to help anyone who is in need, particularly with utility bills. Please call the parish office and leave a message so that our SVDP team can contact you.

If you would like to talk about something or pray for or about something, please email me at pastor@stpatrickhutto.org .

To Better Connection in Jesus,
Fr. Brian
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Prepare - Participate - Process

Each week - follow the guidelines to help your family get the most out of attending mass in your home. It includes activities for families with children. Attending mass with your family at Home.

Link to St. Patrick Sunday Mass on Facebook or on the home page of our Website

Other helpful Mass tools:
Neighborhood Good News!

All parishioners have been grouped together in neighborhoods.

You should have been contacted by the Leader of your neighborhood, just to touch base with you and your family.

Our Neighborhood Group Leaders have done an amazing job. Everyday I hear stories of connections that have been made. Some people did not know that they had so many Catholic neighbors. In one neighborhood, two families connected and realized that they both have connections to New York, similar work histories and much more. If someone calls you on behalf of the parish, they will not ask for money; they may ask for prayers!

Ways to Stay connected to the parish news:
Parish Family Rosary

When : Every night at 7:30pm
Where : Facebook - click here
How to join : email Jill Hartman

The Rosary helps us pray with the most important moments of Jesus' life. Mary, our spiritual mother in Heaven, loves to lead us to know Jesus better. Join us and see how this happens.
I'd like to help others...

St. Vincent De Paul Society
  • helps families who call us
  • usually with Utility payments
  • to help give to SVDP

Hutto Food Pantry
  • groceries for families
  • Every Saturday
  • 206 E Live Oak St
  • leave food in the Chapel
  • give a financial gift