Parish News Blog


17
Jun 2018

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Peace of the Risen Christ be with you! As I was looking over some of the letters that I have written for Father’s Day, I came across one of my Little John Everett’s stories and I would like to share it with you once again. We were eating breakfast at one of the local tacorias when little John Everett climbed up into his father’s lap and rested in his father’s arms. His mother looked up and said, “Want to come to Mommy?” “No,” he responded, “I want to hold Daddy.” There was a certain comfort just resting in his father’s......

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11
Jun 2018

Next Sunday is Father’s Day. If you want to remember your fathers, living and deceased, in a Novena of Masses, there are envelopes on the tables at the doors of the church for this purpose. Fill them out and return them in the collection basket next Sunday or take them by the parish office during the week. The best gift you can give your father on Father’s Day is to come to Mass with him....

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11
Jun 2018

From a work by Saint Thomas Aquinas, priest: (Opusculum 57, in festo Corporis Christi, lect. 1-4) O precious and wonderful banquet! Since it was the will of God’s only-begotten Son that men should share in his divinity, he assumed our nature in order that by becoming man he might make men gods. Moreover, when he took our flesh he dedicated the whole of its substance to our salvation. He offered his body to God the Father on the altar of the cross as a sacrifice for our reconciliation. He shed his blood for our ransom and purification, so that we might be redeemed from our wretched state of bondage......

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11
Jun 2018

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Peace of the Risen Christ be with you! As Catholics we believe that the Mass is the greatest prayer we can offer. In fact, the word “Eucharist” means thanksgiving. So we can say the Mass is the greatest prayer of thanksgiving that we can offer. We also believe that the Eucharist is the very core of what we believe as Catholics. Remember that the Mass is a community prayer and not a private prayer, nor is it the priest’s Mass in which you are allowed to participate. The Mass is not a memorial of the Last Supper, it is a......

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03
Jun 2018

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Peace of the Risen Christ be with you! Today, in the Church’s liturgical calendar, we celebrate the Feast of the Corpus Christ, the Body and Blood of Jesus. This is the patron feast of our diocese and our city. Our diocese is the only diocese in the world that bears the name of “Corpus Christi – Body of Christi,” The name was given to this city when the Spanish explorer Peñeda landed here on the Feast of Corpus Christi. Today we give thanks to the Lord for the great gift that He has given us in the Eucharist. While celebrating......

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21
May 2018

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Peace of the Risen Christ be with you! his evening at the at the Life Teen Mass we will honor the 2018 graduates. It is a time for the graduates and their families to give thanks to the Lord Jesus for helping them reach this milestone in their lives and to ask that on this Pentecost Sunday He will send the Holy Spirit to guide the graduates as they take the next step in life whether it be entering college or the workforce. I would hope the graduates choose to continue their education since a good education builds a solid......

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13
May 2018

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Peace of the Risen Christ be with you! Where would we be without our mothers? Without my mother I would not be here today writing this letter! I wouldn’t even be celebrating this Mass with you today! I thank God that she and my farther were open to life! She was the one who not only changed my diapers, but she had to wash them as well (There were no disposable diapers in those days!). She would have to soak them in the toilet and then wash them in the “ringer” washer. There was no automatic washing machine either. The......

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06
May 2018

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Peace of the Risen Christ be with you! Every year as May 9th approaches, I find myself reflecting on my priestly ordination and the call that God the Father has given to me to follow His Son as an ordained priest. Forty-eight years ago today I was making the final plans for my priestly ordination. I remember that I only had a few days to get everything ready since I had planned to be on retreat for three days before the ordination. I was so excited. Bishop Thomas Drury had agreed to ordain me on the Saturday before Mother’s Day......

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30
Apr 2018

Registration continues for the next school year of 2018-2019. There is a waiting list for K3 and K5. One K4 class is full and about 18 spaces in the secondK4 class. There are a few places in 1st thru 5th grades. If you have a child in these grades, your parish school has a place for you. The school is fully accredited and offers an excellent academic education as well as religious education and formation. It is worth your effort to take the time to check out what the school has to offer. A lot of changes have taken place. Parents can keep track of their child’s progress and......

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16
Apr 2018

Bishop Mulvey will visit our school on April 18th. During his visit, around 10:00 a.m., he will bless the new playground that was made possible by grants from the HEB Golf Foundation and the Kennedy Foundation. The playground is a much needed and appreciated addition to our school....

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