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Movie "When The Game Stands Tall" now showing at Cinemark 8 in Del Rio, Texas * * * August 30 - September 1: God bless Labor Day Weekend

Monday, September 1, 2014

Introducing the New Website

Introducing the new

After almost a year of research and planning, 

Fr. Robert Barron and Word  on Fire 

have unveiled their new and improved

God's Blessings on Labor Day!

"When The Game Stands Tall": Christian Film Database (CFDb) - 5 Star Christian Movie Recommendation

When The Game Stands Tall - which tells the true story of legendary De La Salle High School football Coach Bob Ladouceur, (Caviezel), and his assistant coach Terry Eidson, (Chiklis), who took the Concord California Spartans prep team from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak from 1992 to 2003 that shattered all records for consecutive victories in any American sport

Do NOT miss this film - It came out in theaters August 22 - if you haven't seen it yet, go see it now - recommended for ANYONE and EVERYONE.  This is a film that Christian and non Christian alike will be inspired by! 

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Assistance Needed at EWTN table at San Antonio's Women's Conference

Hello Media Missionaries,

NEED ASSISTANCE: If anyone is going to the San Antonio Woman’s Conference this month and would like to sit at the EWTN table during the breaks to answer questions and distribute materials, please contact me at 210-651-6889 or . I will get with you for the times that I will not be able to attend.

Thank you for all you do and many blessings to you,

Debbie Felder – Area Coordinator: Media Missionaries San Antonio

30 de agosto a 8 de septiembre: Novenario de María Niña 2014 * 30 minutos antes de la Misa en la tarde en La Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe in Del Rio, Texas

September 14, 2014: Archdiocese of San Antonio will begin "The Season of Welcome"

On the weekend of September 14th, the Archdiocese of San Antonio will begin "The Season of Welcome". 

The primary purpose of the Season of Welcome is to proclaim the saving love of Jesus Christ and to invite others to an encounter with Him in the beauty of the Mass. 

This New Evangelization outreach effort aims to let people know that all are WELCOME in the Catholic Church.

Friday, August 29, 2014

August 28, 2014: Del Rio News-Herald * Letter to the Editor * Del Rio invited to "Season of Welcome"

Letter to the Editor,

The Del Rio community is invited to participate in a “Season of Welcome”, a New Evangelization outreach initiative of the Catholic Church from September 14 (The Feast of The Exaltation of the Holy Cross) to November 2 (All Souls Day).

Under the direction of Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, the Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of San Antonio will be entering into a “Season of Welcome” as part of the New Evangelization. 

Pope John Paul II, recently canonized a saint, first introduced the term “New Evangelization”, then Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI continued to expound on it by delving more deeply into what the “New Evangelization” would mean for the Church, and now under the leadership of Pope Francis the Catholic Church is taking all that his predecessors had conceptionalized and is undertaking to put it into practice.  

Pope Francis stated: “So many of our brothers and sisters are living without the strength, light and consolation born of friendship with Jesus Christ, without a community of faith to support them, without meaning and a goal in life.”

During the “Season of Welcome” Father Joaquin J. Rojas, Pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Father Pius U. Ezeigbo, Pastor of Sacred Heart Church and Father Henry Clay Hunt, III, Pastor of St. Joseph Church will be extending a loving invitation to share the Catholic faith.

During this “Season of Welcome” all seekers are invited to investigate, explore, examine and discover the treasures of the Catholic faith by stepping inside the doors of the Catholic Church that will be extending a warm welcome because the light of Christ is always shining brightly.

Without pressure or obligation the “Season of Welcome” offers an opportunity to learn the truth about the Catholic faith in a loving, non-judgmental atmosphere; all you have to do is open your heart, mind and soul to accept this invitation from the Catholic Church.

Consider this a sign from the Holy Spirit that God has something extraordinary planned for your life during this “Season of Welcome”.

In Service to Christ and His Church,
Marian Casillas, Ed.D.

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Criminal Justice Ministry Archdiocese of San Antonio

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St. Joseph Church Bulletin Announcement: St.Vincent de Paul Society Rummage Sale

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Bulletin Announcement: La Legion de Maria

Sacred Heart Church Bulletin Announcements: New Evangelization & RCIA 2014 - 2015 Class Schedule


Read entire article in Today's Catholic



The Eucharistic Missionaries of the Most Holy Trinity made their joyful, generous presence felt throughout the Archdiocese of San Antonio during a three week “mission and service” experience organized by the archdiocesan Mission Awareness Office.

Hospitality for their three-week visit was offered by the Sisters of the Holy Spirit and Mary Immaculate, parishioners of St. Joseph Church in Del Rio, and the Congregation of the Divine Providence.  

The mission plan included visiting St. Joseph Parish in Del Rio summer Vacation Bible School sessions and door-to-door evangelization effort.

“The Sisters were great!” Father Clay Hunt, pastor of St. Joseph Church in Del Rio exclaimed.   “They were a blessing to over 125 children in our summer Vacation Bible School.”   

They also left prayer cards with a special prayer to “Jesus in the Sacrament of the Altar:

“Thank you, Lord, for the blessings that we receive from you each day. Thank you, for all the joys that you offer me. Thank you for the sadness that you send me. Thank you Lord, also because you preserve in my soul the gifts of Faith, Hope and Love.”

St. Joseph Church Teen ACTS 2014 groups

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Catholics Come Home TV series premiers on EWTN

Mark your calendars! The Catholics Come Home® TV series that you've been hearing about premiers on EWTN in prime-time…in a few days!
Catholics Come Home® debuts its new TV series on Sunday, August 31 at 5 p.m. CST Thursday, September 4 at 9 p.m. CST! 

Our highly-produced, inspiring TV series, filmed 'on location' in various cities throughout the U.S. and Canada, is finally here! The series will make you smile, it will make you cry, and it will make you thank God for your Catholic faith! 

"Catholics Come Home" will consist of thirteen 30-minute episodes filmed on location, each featuring an interview with someone who recently returned to (or converted to) Jesus and the Catholic Church as a result of Catholics Come Home
® and responding to the call of the Holy Spirit. Guests include former atheists, agnostics, Protestant Christians, and fallen-away - now reunited - Catholics. The series will also air engaging new evangelization segments and helpful ideas, as well as popular Catholics Come Home® evangomercials™ in each of the half-hour episodes.

Episodes will air every Thursday night at 9 p.m. CST, with additional airings at 5 p.m. CST Sundays. After the series debuts in the U.S. and Canada this September, EWTN will begin airing the series internationally starting in December! If you don’t have EWTN on your TV, watch as it streams live online at!  Also, catch my hour-long interview with Fr. Mitch Pacwa on his
EWTN Live show, Wednesday night September 3rd at 7 p.m. CST, as we discuss the new series and new evangomercials!

The premier episode features Dr. Gloria Sampson, a former atheist and linguistic professor who taught in Communist China during the 1960s and 1970s. She discusses her recent return to the Church after 52 years away from God, thanks to seeing a Catholics Come Home evangomercial™ on TV in Vancouver, Canada. This former atheist is now an active Catholic, who says: “All I want to do now…is evangelize!”

Catholics Come Home® has released an exclusive
 60-second series promo in anticipation of the premier episode. Click and watch this promo, and see the amazing and inspiring sneak peek from the series!

In response to Pope Saint John Paul II’s proclamation, "Darkness can only be scattered by light; hatred can only be conquered by love," Catholics Come Home® is sharing stories of Christ’s healing love and light, by means of this new, engaging TV series—just another one of our unique media efforts for the New Evangelization. With God’s grace and your support, we hope to air a second season in 2015 as well.

Tune in and let us know what you think of the episodes, by connecting with us on Facebook
 and Twitter!

As always, we thank you for your continued support of our mission to invite Catholics and non-Catholics home to the Catholic Church.

Your brother in Christ,

Tom Peterson and your team

Welcome to Sacred Heart Catholic School's new website!

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Father Anthony's Homily about the Queenship of Mary and James Foley's Catholic Faith

September 27 - 28, 2014: Shalom Festival 2014 in San Antonio, TX

Shalom Festival 2014

Sep 27 - 28

411 SW 24th St, San Antonio, TX 78207
Sep 27 Saturday: 9.00AM - 6.00PM
Sep 28 Sunday:  9.00AM - 6.00PM
This has been made a FREE event!
Register WITHOUT payment to confirm your seat. 
(Lunch available to buy at $6 per meal)

September 6, 2014 in Austin, TX and September 7, 2014 in San Antonio, TX: True Vineyard Ministries presents Immaculee Ilibagiza

True Vineyard Ministries

Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear this inspirational message. Regarded as one of world's leading speakers on peace, faith, and forgiveness.

Saturday, September 6 - 6:30 p.m.

St. Edward's University
Mabee Ball Room
3001 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, Texas 78704

Sunday, September 7 - 6:30 p.m.

Oblate School of Theology
Louise Rumely Whitley Hall
285 Oblate Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78216

For two evenings Immaculée Ilibagiza, 1994 Rwandan Genocide survivor and New York Times best-selling author of Left To Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Genocide is scheduled to speak in Central Texas.

Article from San Antonio Today's Catholic: 
Rwanda genocide survivor to speak on forgiveness at OST presentation.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

New and improved.
Created just for you!

You've asked for it, and here it is! We are so excited to share our new website with you. It's loaded with great features and is even easier to navigate!

There are new opportunities to volunteer for EWTN in your parish and community - check out the 12 suggested roles in which you can devote your God-given talents and inspired passions. 

Volunteering has never been easier with more resources than even before -resources to build you up spiritually, and even more  
Interact with our community - there are new areas on the website to share with us.

Log on today and click 'sign up' to update your information for our records and to choose which of the new Media Missionary roles you would like to participate in. Have a question? Just contact us!

Thank you for your faithfulness and support through this project! There are exciting times ahead for our volunteer program! 

Emily Lunsford
Volunteer Support Coordinator

Let us know your questions and comments about 
the new website!