First Reconciliation Workshops
Sundays, Oct. 11, 1-3 PM (English); and Oct. 25, 1-3 PM (English)
At least one parent of children scheduled to make their First Reconciliation/Eucharist this year must attend one of these workshops along with their student. The Nursery may be available for siblings if you reserve space at least 72 hours in advance of one of these workshops, and if a minimum number of children are reserved. You must call the parish office to make a nursery reservation.
>> Join First Reconciliation/Eucharist Parents on The City for updates.
24 Tuesdays, broken into 6-week sessions, beginning October 13, 7 PM in PLC Multi B
Are you longing to reconnect with your faith and a small community? JustFaith is a program that uses books, videos, prayer, and dialogue about some of the most difficult topics of the day, offers face-to-face encounters with the poor, and explores what the Catholic tradition says about addressing injustice in our world. We invite you to join us in this process at Emmaus. For more information, please contact Sr. Elizabeth Guerrero at the parish office.
Marian Day of Reflection
Saturday, October 17, 8:30 AM-1:30 PM at Queen of Angels Chapel
Spend an inspiring day reflecting on how Mary can help you to share your faith with those around you. Led by Catholic evangelist and missionary Elyse Cunningham, the half-day retreat is open to the first 75 to register.
>>Join Adult Faith Formation on The City for more details and to RSVP/register for this retreat.
33 Days to Morning Glory
Five Wednesday evenings beginning November 4 (English); five Monday evenings beginning November 9 (Spanish); and five Tuesday mornings beginning November 10 (English)
In our hectic day and time, Blessed John Paul II and Blessed Mother Teresa knew that the quickest way to be transformed into a saint is through a relationship with Our Blessed Mother, Mary. Mary leads us to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Starting with the book 33 Days to Morning Glory: A Do-It-Yourself Retreat in Preparation for Marian Consecration, parishes all over the United States are beginning this journey together. Emmaus will offer three separate series of 33 Days to Morning Glory, culminating in consecration and celebration on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, December 12.
>>Join Adult Faith Formation on The City for more details and to RSVP/register for the course of your choice.
First and third Wednesdays with next meeting on October 21, 10 AM-12 PM in the PLC Lounge
Are you experiencing fears or anxieties of the "tomorrows" of your life? Do you feel so alone that you don't know which way to turn? If you've lost a loved one - whether a spouse, child, relative, or friend - join us for this series offering support, practical tools, and a time of spiritual reflection to help make the journey less painful. To register, call the parish office, (512) 261-8500.
Called to Be Friends
Fourth Wednesdays with next meeting on October 27, 10:30 AM-12 PM in Pastoral A1/Library
This program especially designed for widows and widowers offers opportunities for getting oneself into a position to enjoy life in a new way. Possible endeavors may include movie previews with reviews and discussion, inspirational speakers, day trips, and more opportunities to build new friendships. To register, all the parish office, (512) 261-8500.
Parenting Support Group - for not-so-traditional parents
Second Thursdays with next meeting on November 12, 6:30-8 PM in the PLC Lounge
Sometimes being a non-traditional parent offers special challenges. Whether you’re a single or two-parent household, co-parents sharing custody, grandparents raising a grandchild, or other non-custodial family member raising school-aged children (grades K-12), this self-help family and peer support group is here to help. The group meets monthly at Emmaus and is open to anyone in the community and all religions. The parish nursery may be available for those who call the parish office at least 72 hours in advance to reserve.
>>Join Parenting Support Group on The City for more information about this course.
Many Faces of Mary
Sunday, October 11, 1:30 pm in the Church
You are invited to join the Legion of Mary in praying a special rosary. Bring an image of our Mother Mary that is indicative of your cultural heritage, regional devotion, or family tradition. The rosary will be recited in Spanish, however bilingual prayer aids will be available. Time for sharing devotions and stories will be provided after the rosary in the narthex.
Saturday, October 17, 6 PM in the Emmaus PLC
Put on your lederhosen and grab your beer stein. It’s time for Oktoberfest at Emmaus! The Knights of Columbus invite you to join them in the Emmaus PLC Great Hall for authentic homemade German food, live music & dancing featuring The New Texas Plainsmen, and prizes for best costume, beer stein, and more! Tickets are $20 per person, available from any Knight.
Fall Fest '15
Sunday, November 1, 11:30 AM-3:30 PM in the Emmaus PLC and back parking lot
Fall Fest '15 is a merging of several different themes into one great faith community celebration. The event will feature great food, lots of games (for kids and adults), cakes galore, and entertainment. We also invite you to wear a costume, reserve a parking space for Trunk-or-Treat, and entertain on our "outdoor stage" area on the carnival midway. It takes hundreds of parishioners to put on this event for their parish family members. Visit the SIGN UP FORM and you'll see how important your participation is! Sign up for your shift and then plan to enjoy the rest of the event with your friends and family members. It's about fellowship and community. Let's make this Fest the best!
A comprehensive listing of all scheduled parish events is available from the Calendar link at the top navigation bar of the website.