Christ Renews His Parish

January 20, 2018 by  
Filed under Adult Ministries, Parish News

Christ Renews His Parish or CRHP (pronounced “Chirp”), is a spiritual renewal experience which brings adult parishioners together in small groups in order to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ and each other. Since its beginning in 1969 in Parma, Ohio, Christ Renews His Parish has proven to be an effective instrument for spiritual growth in hundreds of parishes across the country. St. John started sponsoring weekends in the Fall of 2007.

What happens on a CRHP Weekend?

The substance of the weekend is the presentation of a number of talks in which individuals share their faith stories with the participants. Group discussion and response are invited following each presentation. Opportunities for Scripture sharing, Reconciliation, and Eucharist are provided throughout the weekend.

English Language Retreats Online Registration

Click here to register online for the English language Women’s Retreat.

Click here to register online for the English language Men’s Retreat.

Spanish Language Retreats Online Registration

Click here to register online for the Spanish language Women’s Retreat (Retiro de mujeres).

Click here to register online for the Spanish language Men’s Retreat (Retiro de hombres).

Click here to download a registration form. – If  you want to submit the form electronically, fill out the form, save it to your computer, and then attach it to an email.

You may email this form to Seth Wright at or drop it off at the Parish Office.

News Flash!

January 16, 2018 by  
Filed under Welcome

Requiescat in Pace

Eternal Rest Grant unto them, O Lord

Joe Ben Macalik

Visitation: Thursday, February 15, 2018, 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., J.E. Keever Mortuary, Ennis

Rosary: 7 p.m.

Mass of the Christian Burial: Friday, February 16, 2018, 10 a.m., St. John Nepomucene

Interment: following the Mass, St. Joseph Cemetery

Edward Parma

Mass of Christian Burial: Friday, February 16, 2018, 2 p.m., St. John Nepomucene

Interment: following the Mass, St. Joseph Cemetery

Ash Wednesday Liturgy Times

Even though it is St. Valentine’s Day this year, Ash Wednesday is still a day of Fasting and Abstinence from Meat.

6:30 AM – Mass (English) with Imposition of Ashes

12:05 PM – Mass (English) with Imposition of Ashes

5:00 PM – Liturgy of the Word (English) with Imposition of Ashes

7:30 PM – Mass (Spanish) with Imposition of Ashes

Important information for those on DACA

  1. Do not travel outside the US even if you have permission. (Advance Parole) If you are outside of the US, return immediately;
  2. If you are within 6 months of renewal you need to file the renewal before October 5th;
  3. Do not panic.  ICE is not going to come knocking on your door, it will mean that you are exposed just like anybody else who does not have status;
  4. Congress has several proposals they can pass and the President can always extend the 6 month period.
  5. We still live in America – we have laws, rights and the Constitution.
  6. Pray for Congress, that God’s will is done for the best of all individuals in our country.


Información importante para los usuarios de DACA

  1. NO viajar fuera de los Estados Unidos aunque tenga permiso (Advance Parole);  Si están fuera de los Estados Unidos, deben regresar de inmediato;
  2. Si están dentro de los 6 meses de renovación deben presentar la renovación antes del 5 de octubre;
  3. No te asustes. ICE no va a venir a tocar a su puerta, esto significa que usted está expuesto al igual que cualquier otra persona que no tiene estatus;
  4. El Congreso tiene varias propuestas que pueden aprobar y el Presidente siempre puede extender el período de 6 meses.
  5. Todaví­a vivimos en América – tenemos leyes, derechos y la Constitución.
  6. Oren por el Congreso, para que la voluntad de Dios se haga por el mejor de todos los individuos de nuestro paí­s.

Diocese feedback about youth to Pope Francis

Pope Francis has asked each diocese to provide feedback on Youth, Campus, Young Adult Ministry and Vocational Discernment in preparation for a meeting of many of the bishops of the world in next year’s Synod on this topic.  In addition to hosting a convocation of delegates from each parish to provide feedback, our Diocese of Dallas has set up a website where anyone in the diocese can provide feedback on this topic.

Click here to fill out the survey.

Click here to watch the video of the unveiling of the new mural in the Church.

Video of the Construction of the Church

For the longer (32 minute) version, click here.

St. John Nepomucene parish mobile app now available!

Click here to download it!


Give to the parish electronically and automatically.

  Click here for more information and to enroll in Faith Direct.  

Or click on one of the icons below to go directly to the enrollment form for our parish.

Nepomucene's Children logoClick here to go to the Nepomucene’s Children website.

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)

December 29, 2017 by  
Filed under Adult Ministries, Parish News



RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) is the process by which adults become Catholic.

If you or anyone you know is not a fully initiated Catholic and wishes to learn more about the Catholic Faith, RCIA is what you are looking for. In the RCIA process, we learn about the basic teachings of the Catholic Faith.

This process is designed to lead to initiation into the Catholic Church through the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and/or Confirmation.  In coming to the RCIA sessions, though, there is no obligation to join the Church.

Click here to download the Registration Form. These forms may be returned to the Parish Office.  The forms are also available at the Parish Office.

For more information, contact Seth Wright at the Parish Office: 972-875-2834.

The following schedules apply to the typical RCIA participant.  Circumstances may mean that these do not apply to certain participants.  These schedules are updated as changes are made, so check back occasionally for the newest information.

Click here for the Catechumenate Schedule.

Click here for the Scripture Reading Schedule.


Pictures – click on the link below to view pictures from these RCIA events

Pentecost Vigil 2017

Easter Vigil 2017

Pentecost Vigil 2016


Class Handouts



God the Creator

Made in His Image

The Fall

Original Sin

The Mystery of Evil

What is Sin?

Christ and Redemption

The Paschal Mystery

Conversion to Jesus Christ

Disciple of Christ

The Holy Trinity

The Blessed Trinity

God the Father

God’s Justice, God’s Love


God the Son

Jesus: The Way, the Truth, and the Life



The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit

Gifts of the Holy Spirit


The Communion of Saints

Mary and the Saints

Death and Judgment

Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory

The 2nd Coming and Life Everlasting

The Church

Mystical Body of Christ

The People of God

One, Holy, Catholic…

The Church is Apostolic

The Magisterium

Titles, Terms, Ministries

Servant of the Servants of God


History of the Church

Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition

Divine Revelation

Deposit of Faith

Sacred Tradition

Sacred Scripture

Can the Bible be taken literally?

Deuterocanonical Books

Liturgical Year

Liturgical Year


Holiness and Joy

• Religious Life (Monks, Nuns, Friars)

The Consecrated Life

• Holy Orders (Bishops, Priests, Deacons)

Celibacy for the Sake of the Kingdom

Holy Orders

In Persona Christi

Women and the Priesthood

• Married Life


What is a Sacramental Marriage?

Marriage, Sexuality, and Contraception

Theological Virtues

The Virtue of Faith

Responding to the Great Mysteries

The Virtue of Hope

The Virtue of Charity

The Beatitudes



Commandments 1-3

God’s Law

Veneration of Holy Images: Idolatry?


The Sabbath and Sunday Worship


Confession to a Human Being


Continual Conversion and Penance


Examination of Conscience before the Sacrament of Reconciliation

Helps in Using the Sacrament of Reconciliation

Commandments 4-10

Honoring Our Parents

The Sanctity of Human Life

Chastity and Modesty

Stealing, Cheating, Lying


Lent: The Period of Purification and Enlightenment

Stations of the Cross

Catholic Toolbox Talks

December 28, 2017 by  
Filed under Adult Ministries, Parish News

What’s in your Catholic Toolbox?

There are tools that can make it easier to understand and live your Catholic Faith. Just like using the right tool makes any other job easier, using the tools of the Faith can make living it easier.

What’s in your Bible Toolbox?

There are tools that can make it easier to understand the Bible. This, in turn, will make it easier to apply what you are learning in the Bible to living your faith.

Catholic Toolbox and Bible Toolbox Talks

We are holding a series of talks designed to give you the tools to live, explore, learn, and grow in your Faith.  These talks are being held on certain Wednesday evenings in room 101 in the compound.  You can come to any of them that you wish to come to, and each is a stand alone talk, so if you miss one or more, you can still come to any others you want to come to.  Handouts and other materials will be posted here after the talks.


Date Topic
10/4/17 Tips for Reading the Bible
10/18/17 The Book of Genesis
11/8/17 Daily, weekly, monthly living the Faith
11/15/17 The Book of Exodus
12/6/17 4 Ways of Meditating on Sacred Scripture
1/3/18 Books of Leviticus, Numbers, DeuteronomyCancelled
1/17/18 How to use the Catechism
2/7/18 Rosaries, Chaplets, Novenas, etc.
2/21/18 The Gospel according to Matthew
3/7/18 Spiritual reading classics
3/21/18 The Gospel according to Mark
4/11/18 Gestures of the Mass
4/25/18 The Gospel according to Luke
5/2/18 Catholic pilgrimages in Texas
5/16/18 The Gospel according to John


Handouts and Materials

Click on one of the links below for the PDF of that topic.

Tips for Reading the Bible

Overview of the Bible Handout

Order of Books of the Bible and Prayers for Reading the Bible

The Book of Genesis

Book of Genesis Handout

Daily, Weekly, Monthly Living the Faith

Spiritual Growth Discernment Sheet

Prayers – Morning Offering, etc.

Spiritual Disciplines Visual Log

The Book of Exodus

Book of Exodus Handout

4 Ways of Meditating on Sacred Scripture

4 Ways of Meditating Handout

How to Use the Catechism of the Catholic Church

How to Use the Catechism Handout


Christmas and New Year Schedule

December 10, 2017 by  
Filed under Parish News


Wednesday, December 13

6:00 – 9:00 PM

Saturday, December 17

3:30 – 4:30 PM

Monday, December 19

7:00 – 9:00 PM

Saturday, December 23

3:30 – 4:30 PM


Mass Schedule

Fourth Sunday of Advent      (choose one)

Saturday, Dec. 23

5:00 PM (English)

7:00 PM (Spanish)

Sunday, Dec. 24

8:00 AM (English)

10:00 AM (English

Christmas Masses      (choose one)

Monday, Dec. 25

Midnight Mass (English), caroling to start at 11:00

8:00 AM  (English)

10:00 AM (English)


Sunday Obligation for the Sunday after Christmas       (choose one)

Saturday, Dec. 30

5:00 PM (English)

7:00 PM (Spanish)

Sunday, Dec. 31

 8:00 AM (English)

10:00 AM (English)

Holy Day of Obligation – Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God       (choose one)

Sunday, Dec. 31

8:30 PM (English)

Monday, Jan. 1

8:00 AM (English)

10:00 AM (English)

1:00 PM (Spanish)

Our Lady of Guadalupe

December 3, 2017 by  
Filed under Parish News



All the parishioners of St. John Nepomucene are cordially invited to the celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  The Novena will start on December 4th and throughout the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe on December 12th.  During the Novena, we will be praying the Rosary in the Church every evening.   On December 11th there will be Matachines (traditional dancing), and the Mañanitas (traditional songs to Mary sung in the early morning) will be from 12 midnight to 1am.  On December 12th we will have a procession from downtown (beginning at 5:00pm) to St. John Nepomucene; we will continue with Mass.  We hope that everyone can participate in this celebration in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  May God bless you all.


Monday, Dec. 4th

6:30 pm Mass

7:00 pm Rosary


Tuesday, Dec. 5th

6:30 pm Mass

7:00 pm Rosary


Wednesday, Dec. 6th

6:30 pm Mass

7:00 pm Rosary


Thursday, Dec. 7th

6:30 pm Mass

7:30 pm Rosary


Friday, Dec. 8th

6:30 pm Mass (English)

7:00 pm Rosary


Saturday, Dec. 9th

7:30 pm Rosary


Sunday, Dec. 10th

12:30 pm Rosary

1:00 pm Mass


Monday, Dec. 11th

6:30 pm  Mass

7pm -12 midnight



Tuesday, Dec. 12th

5:00 pm Procession

6:30 pm Mass

8:00 pm Party @ KJT HALL


*all Novena Masses will be said in Spanish unless otherwise noted



Click on the pictures below to see pictures from the Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration from 2011.

Here are a few pictures from 2010’s celebration.


Retreat Registrations

May 22, 2017 by  
Filed under Parish News, Youth Ministries

Life Teen Winter Retreat:

Registration for our annual Life Teen Winter Retreat will be January 19-21, 2018 at Sky Ranch in Van TX. This is a wonderful opportunity for your teenager to join over 100+ of their peers to worship of the Lord and grow in relationship with Him.

 The cost of the retreat is $150.  

CLICK HERE for simple online registration! 

If you need financial assistance, please click here for a scholarship request form.

Online payments can be made below:

Student’s name

Corpus Christi: The Most Holy Body and Blood of Jesus Christ

May 1, 2017 by  
Filed under Parish News

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Jesus Christ celebrates the wonderful gift that we have in the Eucharist.  Each year, in a tradition dating back to the 1200’s in Europe, we process through the streets of town with the Blessed Sacrament.  Those who live along the route and parish organizations are invited to set up altars.  As the procession proceeds along the route, the priest stops at each altar and leads the people in prayer.

Click here to see pictures from our 2017 Corpus Christi procession.

Here are some pictures from our 2014 Corpus Christi procession:


Below are some pictures from the 2012 procession:

In 2011, our parish celebrated this feast with one all-parish Mass.  This Mass was a chance for the entire parish to get together to celebrate our Lord Jesus Christ as one.  The only Mass this weekend began at 8:00 AM on the ballfield beside St. John Gym.  This Mass was followed by a Eucharistic procession through the streets of Ennis.  Thank you to all who joined us in celebrating Jesus who brings us all together into the one body of His Church.

Mass was held inside a large tent.  Below are some pictures from our Corpus Christi celebration.  Below that are some pictures of the tent going up.



You may wish to say this novena.

Short Novena for Corpus Christi

O Lord Jesus Christ, You who have given us Your precious Body and Blood to be our meat and drink, grant that through frequent reception of You in the Holy Eucharist, I may be strengthened in mind and body to do Your holy will. Amen.

Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, have mercy on us.

Click here for a link to a longer novena.

Learn more about the Feast of Corpus Christi

Click here to read the article from the Catholic Encyclopedia about the history of the Feast of Corpus Christi on the New Advent website.

Holy Week Schedule

April 2, 2017 by  
Filed under Parish News

Here is the schedule for Holy Week and the Easter Triduum.

Masses are listed in bold.

Confession times are listed in italics.

Monday of Holy Week

6:00 am Confessions FJ

6:30 am Mass

After 6:30 am Mass Confessions FJ

12:05 pm Mass

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Confessions FJ

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Confessions FJ

6:30 pm Mass (English)

Tuesday of Holy Week

6:30 am Mass

12:05 pm Mass

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Confessions FJ

Wednesday of Holy Week

6:30 am Mass

12:05 pm Mass

6:30 pm Mass (English)

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Diocese Wide Confessions FJ & FA

The Triduum

Holy Thursday

6:00 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Spanish)

7:30 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper (English)

Good Friday

11:00 am – 3:00 pm (bus leaves and returns)  Prayer at Abortion Clinic

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Confessions FJ & FA

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Celebration of the Lord’s Passion – English

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Celebration of the Lord’s Passion – Spanish

Holy Saturday

9:00 am – 10:00 am RCIA practice

8:30 pm – 11:00 pm Easter Vigil Mass

Easter Sunday

8:00 am Mass

10:00 am Mass

1:00 pm Mass (Spanish)

Healing the Whole Person Retreat

January 31, 2017 by  
Filed under Parish News

Throughout the years, we have held many events that have brought people closer to God and brought them healing in their lives.  Through Christ Renews His Parish retreats, parish missions (especially the Unbound mission with Fr. Isaac and Br. Malachy and Deacon Poyo’s mission and follow-up small groups), the Frank Kelly healing night, and other events, many in our parish have experienced tremendous healing. 

Now we have something special that is focused precisely on healing those deep lies that we take with us through life and prevent us from living the life of love that Our Lord calls us to.

St. John Nepomucene will be hosting a healing retreat put on by the John Paul II Healing Center.  It will be held Thursday, April 20, through Saturday, April 22, including during the day on Friday.  This is open to anyone, and there are a limited number of spaces available. 

For more information and to register for this retreat, click here.

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