Weekly Bulletin


Weekly Bulletin

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Peace of the Risen Christ be with you! My retirement is a bittersweet moment in my life. The day that I got ordained was one that was filled with great joy and excitement. It took a while to sink in that I was actually a priest. It was a long journey. Fifty-nine years ago when I was a junior in high school I left Aransas Pass and all my friends and moved into the Corpus Christi Minor Seminary (now St. John Paul II High School). I was the only one in my class that had never attended a Catholic school...


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My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Peace of the Risen Christ be with you! I want to share with you a message from Pope Francis for the 2019 World Day of Vocations. The courage to take a risk for God’s promise Dear Brothers and Sisters, After the lively and fruitful experience of the Synod devoted to young people last October, we recently celebrated the Thirty-fourth World Youth Day in Panama City. These two great events allowed the Church to be attentive both to the voice of the Spirit and to the life of young men and women, their questions and concerns, their problems and their hopes....


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My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Peace of the Risen Christ be with you! As the 49​th anniversary of my priestly ordination approaches on May 9​th​, I find myself reflecting on my priesthood while wondering why the Good Lord instilled in my heart the desire to serve Him as a Roman Catholic priest. In the scriptures we read that it is from our mother’s womb that He calls us. It is up to us to discover what it is that we called to do with our life. Since He gave us a free will, we know that He will not force His will on us. It...


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My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Peace of the Risen Christ be with you! Today is the Feast of the Divine Mercy of Jesus. Like some of you, I do not know a lot about this feast so I looked up the official web site for Divine Mercy. This is what I found: “The message of The Divine Mercy is simple. It is that God loves us – all of us. And, he wants us to recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and let it flow through us to others. Thus,...


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My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Peace of the Risen Christ be with you! Alleluia, the Lord is risen, let us rejoice and be glad. It is time for us to celebrate. The Sunday liturgies of Lent have challenged us to do everything in our power to make a change in our personal lives so that we put Jesus back into the center, to make Him the focal point of our lives. During the 6:30 a.m. Masses during Lent, I have challenged you to “get into the skin of Jesus” so that we truly be more like Jesus in every aspect of our lives. Through baptism,...


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My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Peace of the Risen Christ be with you! Today, as we celebrate the Lord Jesus’ triumphant entry into the Holy City of Jerusalem, we need to take the time to reflect on the great love that He has for us. On that first “Palm Sunday”, Jesus entered Jerusalem knowing that before the week would end He would be nailed to the cross and give his life for us. We will hear in the Gospel today how Jesus was accused of being the Son of God, the Messiah; and because He was guilty as charged, he willing suffered His passion and...


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My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Peace of the Risen Christ be with you! The Jesus of Matthew’s Gospel (10:38) says to us “he who does not take up his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.” Thus Jesus defines discipleship as one’s willingness to suffer with Him. Being a disciple of Christ, as each of us is called to be, and me even more so as an ordained priest, not only means having faith in Him, but offering our sufferings to the Father as He did on the Cross. There is no true life without the Cross. “If any man would come after...


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My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Peace of the Risen Christ be with you! Pope Francis on March 22, 2019, received in audience a delegation of members of parliament of the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic, on the occasion of the 1150th anniversary of the death of Saint Cyril. The following is the Pope’s greeting to those present during the meeting: “I am pleased to welcome you on the 1150th anniversary of the death of Saint Cyril, whose mission, jointly with that of Saint Methodius, left an indelible mark on the history, the art and all the culture of your countries. This meaningful anniversary constitutes...


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My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Peace of the Risen Christ be with you! Pain and suffering, whether it be physical, mental or spiritual, is something that most of us try to avoid. After all, who likes to suffer. But suffering can also have a positive side. Suffering for and with Christ can lead us to our eternal home. On Tuesday of last week I visited the tomb of Saint Joselito, the young boy gave his life in the Cristero War in Mexico. The physical torture that he endured could have been avoided if he would have denied and stopped saying “Vive Cristo Rey.” He suffered...


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