The Friday E-Pistle (May 30, 2014)

A message from Bishop Vásquez

Official appointments

Pastor

  • Rev. Steve Sauser, pastor at St. Mary Parish in Temple, effective July 1, 2014.

Parochial Vicars

  • Rev. Augustine Ariwaodo, parochial vicar at St. Louis Parish in Waco, effective July 1, 2014.
  • Rev. Robert Becker, parochial vicar at St. John the Evangelist in San Marcos, effective July 1, 2014.
  • Rev. Ranjan Cletus, parochial vicar at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Austin, effective July 1, 2014.
  • Rev. José Luis Comparán, parochial vicar at Santa Cruz Parish in Buda, effective July 1, 2014.
  • Rev. Craig DeYoung, parochial vicar at St. Elizabeth Parish in Pflugerville, effective July 1, 2014.
  • Rev. Neville Jansze, parochial vicar at St. Theresa Parish in Austin, effective July 1, 2014.
  • Rev. Kevin Rai, parochial vicar at St. Mary Cathedral in Austin, effective July 1, 2014.
  • Rev. David Trahan, parochial vicar at St. Mary Catholic Center in College Station, effective July 1, 2014.
  • Rev. Kurtis Wiedenfeld, parochial vicar at St. John Neumann Parish in Austin, effective July 1, 2014.

 

Reflection question

Gospel Meditation

Please consider using the following meditation for feast of the Most Holy Trinity (June 15):

  • Today’s Gospel tells us God loves us so much that He sent us His only Son. In what other ways do you feel God’s love around you?
  • El Evangelio de hoy nos dice que Dios nos ama tanto que nos envió a Su único Hijo ¿De qué maneras siente usted el amor de Dios a su alrededor?

 

Social Concerns

Social Action Summer Institute

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of St. Louis will host the 28th annual Social Action Summer Institute on restorative justice July 20-24 at Washington University. The five-day national conference is organized by the  Roundtable Association of Catholic Diocesan Social Action Directors in partnership with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Offices of Catholic Campaign for Human Development and Justice Peace & Human Development, Catholic Charities USA, Catholic Relief Services and JustFaith Ministries.

 

Weekly notes

Bishop Vásquez’ prayer intention

Please consider using the following meditation for the feast of the Most Holy Trinity (June 15):

  • For all fathers, living and deceased …
  • Por todos los padres, vivos y difuntos...

Corpus Christi procession

Saint Mary Cathedral will celebrate its fourth annual Corpus Christi Procession on June 22 after the 9:30 a.m. Mass. Everyone is invited to join the procession. Parish groups are welcome to bring their banners. This year the procession will go into the Capitol Rotunda. For more information contact Deacon Guadalupe Rodriguez.

 

Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (EIM)

Upcoming EIM Basic and Refresher Workshops

EIM Basic and Refresher Workshops are scheduled on a quarterly basis by the EIM Office, coordinating with the EIM site administrator at parishes, schools and other diocesan agencies. Staff of any site wishing to host a workshop must coordinate with their EIM site administrator. The EIM site administrator should make all workshop requests on the Workshop Request Table. Additional workshops will not be added to the EIM workshop calendar unless the EIM Office determines a particular need. EIM site administrators may direct inquiries about EIM workshop scheduling to Emily Hurlimann or Colleen Schiller in the EIM Office at (512) 949-2400.

For general information about EIM Basic or Refresher workshops, please click here.

Anyone needing an EIM workshop will sign up online through their EIM account. The sign-up process is explained once you access your EIM account; please contact your parish or Catholic school EIM site administrator if you need assistance or if you do not have Internet access.

Click here to login to your EIM account in order to find the schedule of EIM workshops and to sign up. Instructions are provided in case you do not recall how to login to your EIM account.

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