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God bless the children attending Vacation Bible School July 28 - August 1 at Sacred Heart Parish * * * August 1: Afternoon Adoration at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church * * * August 1 - 2: All Night Eucharistic Adoration at St. Joseph Church

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

1 de agosto de 2014: Exposición del Santísimo Sacramento Después de la Misa de 12:00 p.m. mediodía hasta bendición a las 5:45 p.m. en la Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe














August 9, 2014 - June 13, 2015: Level 1 Catechist Certification Workshops at St. Joseph Church for all three (3) parishes




Contact Vida Jones (830)775-4753




August 1 - 2, 2014: All Night Eucharistic Adoration at St. Joseph Church





























Sacred Heart Church RCIA 2014-2015 Schedule of Classes




July 22, 2014: Archdiocese of San Antonio Humanitarian Aid for Migrant Minors - Parishioners can be invited to offer goods or money for Catholic Charities on the weekend of August 2 & 3, 2014

Very Rev. Lawrence J. Christian
Vicar General and Interfaith Liaison
Archdiocese of San Antonio

Humanitarian Aid for Migrant Minors

I was hungry and you fed me, naked and you clothed me... (Mt.25) 


July 22, 2014

Parishes wishing to participate in offering humanitarian aid for the many thousands of young people and many young mothers who have been approaching the U.S. border may be helpful at this time. The greatest needs are at the points of entry along the border. Many young people arrive quite literally with only the clothes on their backs and nothing else! We want to stress that this action is strictly a humanitarian response to an immediate need.

Parishioners can be invited to offer goods or money for Catholic Charities on the weekend of August 2nd and 3rd. 

The following items can be accepted:
• Children’s clothing new or gently used, ages toddler through 17.
• Underwear must be new and in original, unopened packaging.
• Children’s sized shoes can also be accepted.
• For babies, the needed items are disposable diapers and canned baby food. No fresh or powdered baby foods can be accepted.
• Other canned foods can be accepted.
• Spanish language Bibles and New Testaments can be accepted.
• Toiletries in small or medium sizes can be accepted, specifically shampoo, toothpaste, and soaps.

Cash donations to Catholic Charities can be accepted. Checks or money orders should designate that the funds are for migrant minors’ relief.

Items should be delivered to Catholic Charities at 202 W. French Place on Monday, August 4th. 

Items should be pre-sorted so that they can be dispersed quickly.  

Catholic Charities of San Antonio, in cooperation with Catholic agencies in Laredo and Brownsville will transport the items to the areas where they are most needed as quickly as possible. 

Please remember that our Catholic agencies such as St. PJ’s, Seton Home, and Guadalupe Home also assist local children in need on an on-going basis.

For more information, please call 210-222-1294.

This announcement is made with the approval of Rev. Larry Christian, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of San Antonio.

2718 W. Woodlawn Avenue 
San Antonio, TX 78228-0410
(210) 734-2620
FAX (210) 734-1971
E-Mail: lawrence.christian@archsa.org





July 21, 2014: Statement for the Archdiocese of San Antonio: A Compassionate Response to a Humanitarian Crisis

21 de Julio de 2014: Declaración para la Arquidiócesis de San Antonio: Una respuesta compasiva a esta gran crisis humanitarian

Thursday, July 24, 2014

July 25, 2014: Day of Fasting and Prayer for persecuted Christians in the Middle East


Please pray for Christians in Iraq, Syria, and the Middle East!


Daily Gospel
"Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life." John 6:68
http://dailygospel.org


Because of the critical situation of the Christian communities in Iraq, Syria and the Middle East,  through their bishops, they are asking us for our support at this time of great difficulties for them.

These communities need our prayers and our help.

Together we can be of great assistance.

Please join us this Friday 25th July, for the first day of prayer and fasting initiated by Cardinal Philippe Barbarin of Lyon France.

Please join in prayer with the Christians who are suffering for bearing witness to Our Lord, we all pray for peace in the region.

Our warmest thanks in advance.
Yours in Christ,

The Daily Gospel Team

The Lord Shows His Presence During Mass

(Email received)
Hi Everyone; 
The following website displays our Lord's presence during Holy Mass locally – St Monica’s Catholic Church, Converse, TX. 
Blessings







Website:
http://padremartin.org/index.php/videos%20/20



















In this remarkable video The Lord revealed His presence during the Consecration in a Mass conducted at St. Monica's Catholic Church in Converse, TX. 
Padre Martín Scott was the presiding priest, and a member of our volunteer staff, Bobby Contreras, was filming the Mass on his mini-IPAD.
As Padre Martín raised the host, a bright light suddenly appeared in the video. 
The church lights did not change at all, which is plainly evident if you look at the unaltered pew shadows on the floor. 
Bobby, thinking something had gone wrong with the camera, attempted to reset the auto-focus several times by tapping on the IPAD screen. 
The bright light remained throughout the Consecration until the first response of the Mystery of Faith was completed. 
Then just as it suddenly appeared, it went away. 
We had no earthly explanation for the phenomena, and the timing makes it all the more real.
In agreeing to share this, Padre Martín would like to emphasize that the video reinforces our own belief in the real presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. 
He believes the video is God's gift to His people, and we are humbled and grateful that He chose our event in San Antonio for this astonishing revelation.
Please email jpeterson@divinemercycorp.org for more information aboutPadre Martín Scott and his ministry.



Tuesday, July 22, 2014

July 22, 2014: Preparation for Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary DVD & discussion





























Dear little handmaids and friends,

This is a reminder that on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, from 6:00 PM until 7:30 PM in CCD Room 11 at St. Joseph Church Little Handmaids of Our Sorrowful Mother will be showing a DVD, with a discussion afterwards, on Preparation for Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary, according to St. Louis de Montfort. 

We will see 2 talks by a Montfort Missionary priest, Fr. Hugh Gillespie, a very engaging and insightful speaker.

We will have a few Preparation for Total Consecration books, in English and Spanish, on sale for $5 each.

If Our Lady is calling you to learn more about the meaning of this Consecration and preparation for it, please say YES. 

You will learn a lot-- whether you have already made the Consecration, or plan to make or renew it! 

Every time I prepare to renew my Consecration, the Holy Spirit and His Holy Spouse, Mary, teach me something new.

To Jesus through Mary,

Cami 
830-469-8218

-- 
Little Handmaids of Our Sorrowful Mother
www.sorrowfulmother.net

And Mary said, "Behold I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word." (Lk 1:38)