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St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church - Houston, Texas
Just as a building has doors, so to our mind and hearts have 'doors' as well.
Open yours as you step within these doors to explore the wonders within.
Welcome to this most uplifting Church to the Glory of Our Lord.
"This church building is a beautiful sacred space that reflects the faith of the people of this Parish. It was designed to focus on the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, remembered, embraced and celebrated by their faith community.
This parish is dedicated to Our Lords passion. Always looking for ways to help those in most need."
History of Curch
All Catholic Churches have an 'assent' or steps leading up to the altar. This is suggestive of so many elements in sacred history as well as the call to us all to 'ascend' toward heaven by seeking to live holy lives.
This most beautiful place is where one can come in adoration of the presence of our LORD!
Our Lord is present waiting for souls to come to Him in His ever giving mercy in the Eucharist - the heart of ourlives and world as Catholics .
The Bible and the Lord's Supper
Christ shed His blood for us in the ultimate sacrifice for mankinds sin.
Mary His mother and the stations of the cross show us His sacrifice for us in beautful art work that abounds in this wonderful Catholic Church.
Icons representing the 14 Stations of the Cross surround the nave. These are a work of art in their simplicity and beauty. The life like figues stand out as a reminder of what Our Lord sacrificed for all of us . As we look upon these works of art our hearts and minds should be drawn to God in prayer.
Mary and The Bible
Pope Jonh Paul ll
"Pope Benedict said the late pope's attachment to Mary was exemplary for the whole church. He encouraged the praying of the rosary, which Pope John Paul promoted, saying it was an ideal complement to Scripture and the Mass.
At the same time, the late pope guided Catholics toward an "internalizing of the faith" by highlighting the Eucharist, divine mercy and devotion to Mary, he said".
What a awesome place of worship of how much Jesus loves us and the price He paid for our salvation.
St.Bartholomew the Apostle
In any of these photos, or in your next visit to a church - stop, look and listen. Ponder the Cross. Pray to hear what the Lord might be saying to you through a Station of the Cross, a picture or statue of His blessed Mother, an angel or saint. What do you see in their eyes? Do you see a look of humility? Are their feet bare or in sandals? Every statue or photo can have an amazing richness of messages. This is why, for centuries, the Church used sacred art to teach the people - especially before reading became common. Today, when the graphic arts have become powerful means of influencing people, isn't it fitting that we look to spiritual art to inspire us to lead lives pleasing to God?
Thank you for taking our tour of St Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church. Please visit this page again soon to see more photos and downloadable pages with more information about this parish, .
Why not visit this holy place in person? Plan to spend a some time before and after Mass. You'll be moved in ways that may surprise and inspire you. .
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