Parish News Blog


13
Mar 2018

2/11/2018 My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, HELPING HANDS OF THE 7TH FLOOR When I was wheeled onto the 7th floor of Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas, I was a bit loopy from spending six and a half hours on the operating table. Being loopy demands a lot of attention from those who are taking care of you. I don’t remember, but I am sure that I was a hand full. Instead of finding crumply nurses. I found smiley ones. As they were asking me questions, I remember my friend, Dr. John Lopez, DC, who was with me, saying, “Monsignor! You have to be......

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13
Feb 2018

2/11/2018 My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, There seems to be something magical about Ash Wednesday. I think that one could say that more people go to church on Ash Wednesday than on any other day of the year. Being marked with the ashes made from palm is not a sure ticket to heaven, but it is a powerful symbol that should remind us that we are indeed sinners and have a need to repent, to change our ways so as to put Christ in the center of our lives. Ash Wednesday is also the first day of Lent, which is a season of penance. Lenten practices in......

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22
Jan 2018

Ss. Cyril & Methodius Church will be hosting a Married Couples Shared Prayer Retreat February 16-18, 2018 at the Pax Christi retreat center. The purpose of the retreat is to strengthen your spiritual prayer life and increase intimacy with your spouse.  The retreat will focus on having Christ at the center of your marriage.  The retreat is open to couples married through the Catholic Church. For more information, please call Lee Trujillo at 361-947-8502 or Dr. Velda Vela-Trujillo at 361-225-2525. Download the form here.  ...

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22
Jan 2018

Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, falls on February 14th which is also Valentine’s Day and the feast day of this parish. It is also a day of fast and abstinence which means that the main meal does not equal the two smaller meals and not eating between meals and no meat! This year can truly make Fat Tuesday just that – a day to eat your chocolate and steaks up until midnight.  Don’t give in to the temptation to enjoy the Valentine chocolates that will be all around you. This Ash Wednesday will truly give us the opportunity to live our Catholic faith and to let those......

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22
Jan 2018

Monsignor Larry and Father Stanish want to thank all of you who remembered them during the Christmas season. Your generosity and your love and especially your prayers were deeply appreciated. Being in this loving community makes our priestly ministering a lot easier and a true source of great joy. May the Lord continue to bless each one of you as we begin this New Year?...

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22
Jan 2018

As we begin the new year of 2018, Monsignor Larry would like to thank all those who have adopted being good stewards as a way of life and have made tithing (giving back to God His 10% from what He has given to us) a meaningful part of your lives. It is important for us to be good stewards and give back to God from what He has given to us. Tithing is a good way to build our trust in God since it means taking God at His word. The start of a New Year gives us an excellent opportunity to begin to live this life of trust......

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22
Jan 2018

There are still a lot of openings for Masses for 2018. Remember that the Mass is the greatest prayer that we have as Catholics. If you want to offer a Mass for a loved one who has died or for some special occasion or intention, please come by the office and reserve the date that you would like....

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22
Jan 2018

1/21/2018 My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, With my retirement in July 2019 getting closer, I find myself reflecting on my time here at SSCM and see what has to be done to make sure that the parish is in good order for the next pastor. Looking back since my appointment as the Pastor of SS. Cyril and Methodius Parish in March 1991, I see a lot of spiritual growth that has taken place both in the parish community and in myself as well. I will be the first to admit that there have been many bumps along the way. For a while, it seemed that for every......

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14
Jan 2018

1/14/2018 My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Peace of the Lord be with you. I want to share with you Pope Francis’ homily given at the Midnight Mass this Christmas. “Mary “gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn” (Lk 2:7). In these plain and clear words, Luke brings us to the heart of that holy night: Mary gave birth; she gave us Jesus, the Light of the world. A simple story that plunges us into the event that changes our history for ever. Everything,......

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08
Jan 2018

1/07/2018 My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Peace of the Lord be with you. Today is the Feast of the Epiphany, or what is commonly called the Feast of the Three Kings. This is the feast in which the church celebrates the manifestation of the Messiah to the entire world. Since the three kings come from different countries, tradition holds that they represent the people of every nation coming to pay homage to the Christ child, the Messiah. Tomorrow is the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord Jesus in the river Jordan and the last day of the Christmas season for the Catholic Church. In......

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