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The Friday E-Pistle (July 21, 2017)

A message from Bishop Vásquez

Annual Men’s Mass

Bishop Daniel E. Garcia will celebrate the annual Men’s Mass tomorrow at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Cathedral in Austin. All men and boys are invited to attend.

Office closings

All diocesan offices will be closed on Aug. 15, the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which is a Holy Day of Obligation.

 

Reflection question

Gospel meditation

Consider using the following meditation for the feast of the Transfiguration (Aug. 6):

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The Friday E-Pistle (July 14, 2017)

A message from Bishop Vásquez

Prayers requested

  • Please remember in prayer Holy Cross Brother Thomas Jerome Cousino who died July 6, at the age of 88. He professed his final vows on Aug. 16, 1951. He served at various Holy Cross facilities including St. Edward’s University from 1957-1966. In 1999 he returned to Austin and subsequently retired in 2013.
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The Friday E-Pistle (June 30, 2017)

A message from Bishop Vásquez

Offices closed

All diocesan offices will be closed on July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Offices will reopen on July 5.

 

Reflection question

Gospel meditation

Consider using the following meditation for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (July 16):

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The Friday E-Pistle (June 23, 2017)

A message from Bishop Vásquez

Official appointments

  • Msgr. Lonnie Urban has been granted retirement status as of July 3, 2017.
  • Deacon E. Generes “Doots” Dufour has been granted retirement status, effective July 1, 2017.

Congratulations

Congratulations to all 2017 Lumen Gentium awardees. Thank you for joining Bishop Garcia and me at the Mayborn Center in Temple. The next Lumen Gentium awards ceremony will be in 2019.

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Next step is priesthood for three newly ordained deacons

Deacons Henry Cuellar Jr., Andrew Dinh and Paul-Michael Piega were ordained to the order of the diaconate by Auxiliary Bishop Daniel Garcia on May 20 at St. Margaret Mary Parish in Cedar Park. 
Throughout their lives, Bishop Garcia said, God has been calling these men.
“God has been forming them, preparing them for this very day through their challenges, joys and struggles ... God has been reaching out to them hoping they would hear his gentle voice, the voice of the Good Shepherd,” Bishop Garcia said.

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