Communications Office

The Friday E-Pistle (July 26, 2013)

A message from Bishop Vásquez

Official appointment

Deacon Ray Jones as Coordinator of Ministry for the Gatesville Area Prisons, effectively immediately.

 

Reflection question

Gospel Meditation

Please consider using the following question for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Aug. 4):

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The Friday E-Pistle (June 14, 2013)

A message from Bishop Vásquez

Official appointments

  • Deacon Don Sims to St. Monica Parish in Cameron effective July 1, 2013.
  • Deacon Michael Marcheck, recently relocated from the Diocese of Savannah, to St. Paul Parish in Austin, effective June 8, 2013.

Interfaith service for immigration reform

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The Friday E-Pistle (Sept. 8, 2017)

Statements on DACA

Diocese of Austin

Bishop Joe S. Vásquez and Auxiliary Bishop Daniel E. Garcia of Austin issued the following statement on Sept. 6:

We are profoundly disappointed by the Administration’s decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This decision has created unnecessary fear and anxiety for thousands of youth and their families. Those who entered this country as minors by virtue of their parents’ decision have been protected by DACA since 2012.

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The Friday E-Pistle (Sept. 1, 2017)

A message from Bishop Vásquez

Official appointments

  • Very Rev. Basil Aguzie, MSP, as Dean of the Austin Central Deanery, effective Aug. 7, 2017.
  • Very Rev. Edward Karasek as Dean of the Bastrop/Lockhart Deanery, effective Sept. 1, 2017.
  • Very Rev. Albert Laforet Jr. as Dean of the Bryan/College Station Deanery, effective Aug. 1, 2017.
  • Very Rev. Will Straten as Dean of the Georgetown/Round Rock Deanery, effective Sept. 1, 2017.

Statement on Hurricane Harvey

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CCCTX responds to Hurricane Harvey

 

Catholic Charities of Central Texas’ Disaster Response program has been activated. Our brothers and sisters on the coast will most likely require assistance once the hurricane has passed and flood waters have receded. In an effort to be mobile ready on Monday we are asking for your support in four key areas:

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Weekend event cancelations

Due to the approaching storms from Hurricane Harvey, the following diocesan functions for Saturday, Aug. 25 have been canceled:

  • Pathway to Healing Annulment Workshop
  • South and Central Deanery Day of Prayer and Reflection at St. John Neumann Parish in Austin
  • EIM Workshop at St. Paul Parish in Smithville
  • EIM Workshop at St. Sacred Heart in La Grange
  • EIM Workshop at Sacred Heart Parish in Elgin
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