Parish News Blog


29
Oct 2017

10/29/2017 My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Peace of the Lord be with you. From the reports that I am getting here at the hospital, it seems as if the carnival was a great success. I want to thank all of you who worked so hard to make the annual Halloween Carnival the success that it was. It was truly an example of what can happen when the entire parish community comes together to work for the good of the parish. The school’s PTO officers and the members of the Halloween Carnival committee did a great job in putting it all together and making sure that......

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22
Oct 2017

10/22/2017 My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Peace of the Lord be with you. This coming Saturday we will have the annual Halloween Carnival in the school yard. Please help make this year’s Halloween Carnival a success. The school PTO officers and the carnival committee have worked hard for the past five months putting it all together and making sure that everything will run smoothly. It takes a lot of hard work to make the carnival a positive experience for our children as well as raising necessary funds to support our parish school and our parish religious education program. Since tuition only brings in about one......

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15
Oct 2017

10/15/2017 My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Peace of the Lord be with you. I have spoken many times about the importance of prayer in our lives, especially the importance of spending some quiet time with the Lord. While praying the Office of Reading from the Breviary on Monday, October 09, 2017, I discovered a beautiful treatise which I would like to share with you. From a treatise on Cain and Abel by Saint Ambrose, bishop (Lib. 1, 9, 34, 38-39: CSEL 32, 369, 371-372)   Pray especially for the whole body of the Church   “Offer God a sacrifice of praise and fulfill your vows......

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08
Oct 2017

10/08/2017 My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Peace of the Lord be with you. I made it home late yesterday with all 43 pilgrims. The trip was richly rewarding. We certainly did a lot in 12 days. We began in Paris with praying at the Shrine of the Sacred Heart which is located high on the hill of Montamartre. It is estimated that 13,000,000 people a year visit this shrine. From there we traveled to the cathedral of Notre Dame. It was like traveling back in time. Leaving the cathedral we made our way to the Shrine of the Miraculous Medal where we celebrated Mass. On......

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01
Oct 2017

10/01/2017 My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, By the time you read this, I and the other pilgrims, will have celebrated an early Mass at the shrine in Lourdes, had breakfast, boarded the bus and are heading for Spain. I prayed for all of you, but especially all of you who asked for prayers and those of you are suffering from some illness. Several of you are fighting cancer, and you were certainly in my prayers. I will also pray for you at the tomb of St. Theresa of Avila as well at the tomb of St. James the Apostle. Life certainly throws us some difficult curves! I......

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18
Sep 2017

Now that summer vacation time has passed, it is time for us to go back to work, sort of speaking, and get our priorities in life back in order. Many of us took a vacation from Church and Sunday Mass this summer. It is time to get back to a regular routine of participating in the community celebration of Sunday Mass. You and I simply cannot live in this world separated from God and from the community to which He has made us a member. The end of the summer also means the beginning of a new school year. Now that all of the schools have opened their doors,......

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18
Sep 2017

08/17/2017 My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, I remember it as if it was yesterday. It all began when I went to an evangelization conference in Phoenix, Arizona, when at the last minute I decided to change the workshop that I had signed up for and went instead to the one about Life Teen. I had never heard of Life Teen before, but something was telling me to go to this particular workshop. When the presentation had ended, I knew that this was a program that I wanted to bring to SSCM. I few months later, Gilbert Juarez, the parish youth minister, and I flew to Mesa, Arizona,......

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11
Sep 2017

08/17/2017 My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Wow! What a storm Harvey was! As you know, most of the coast from Corpus Christ to Louisiana was affected by the storm. Some areas suffered more damage than others. In fact, as I write this, a large portion of the Houston metroplex was submerged by the 52 plus inches of rain that Harvey dumped on this area. Thousands of people lost their homes and businesses. It will take years to rebuild. We here is Corpus Christi need to bend our knees and thank the Lord. What we suffered was minor to what the people from Aransas Pass, Rockport, Fulton and......

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20
Aug 2017

Even though the new school year has begun, you still have time to enroll your children in our parish school. Call or visit the school office to find which grades have openings. It would be great to have all of classes full this year. There is some tuition assistance available Stop by the school office this week and speak with the principal. Also, please go by and take a look at the new playground, and the good news is that there is more still to come....

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