Catholic Community News

Victoria Hamaty at the January meeting

The Robson Ranch Catholic Community gathered on Jan. 10 in the Bluebonnet Room of the CATC. President Joan Bridges opened the meeting with a prayer and then introduced several members so they could make their announcements.

Marge Lane told all in attendance about our Prayer Request Book as the book was being passed around. Marge brings the book to the Robson Ranch Rosary groups, which meet on Mondays and Thursdays. Those groups pray the rosary for all requests. The Thursday group is full; however, there is room for new members in the Monday group. Anyone interested in joining the Monday group can contact Marge.

Another announcement was in regard to the sending out of greeting cards to brighten the day of anyone in our community who is ill or grieving a loss of any kind. Kathy Sapp is in charge of sending out these greetings. Deacon Vic asked the group if there was anyone who speaks Spanish and could assist a Spanish-speaking young man at St. Mark several times a month. No one in attendance was able to help, so there may still be a need. If you can fill this need, please contact Deacon Vic Norton.

Deacon Jim then advised the group that he is working on putting together a trip to the Holy Land next September. The details will follow as soon as they are finalized. The final announcement was made by Joan Bridges and was that beginning in February, the Catholic Community will be meeting at the clubhouse. Everyone is excited that our group is growing and that we are outgrowing our current space at the CATC.

Joan then advised the group that Fr. McDaniel was ill and, at his request, Victoria Hamaty was going to be our speaker for the evening. Victoria moved to Texas in 2015 with her husband and three children. She currently serves as the Director of Discipleship at St. Philip the Apostle Church in Flower Mound. Victoria gave an amazing talk on personal prayer life. Her talk was like a guidebook to prayer. She spoke of setting a time and place for daily prayer. She challenged each and every one to be honest about not having time to pray. As she said, “Everyone makes time to do the things that are important to them,” regardless of whatever else they have on their plate. She said that prayer is an opportunity to get closer to Christ. She recommended beginning each prayer time with Praise and Gratitude, ask for intercession, and speak to the Lord from your heart. Victoria also recommended several books, one of which is titled Time for God, by Jacques Phillippe. Everyone in attendance not only enjoyed listening to Victoria, but learned so much from her.

Our next gathering will be on Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the Heritage Room of the clubhouse. Our speaker will be Dennis Pettit, and Dennis will be speaking on Purgatory. On Valentine’s Day it will do your heart well to hear what Dennis has to share.