Central Catholic honors Marianist Heritage Week 2021
Before Father Don Cowie, SM, passed away, he was recorded reiterating a wonderful prayer that ties with the celebration of Marianist Heritage Week. He started off the prayer by saying, “Lord Jesus, through Your Mother, You inspired Blessed William Joseph Chaminade, our founder, to awaken the sleeping faith of a generation, of young men and women. Under his guidance, these young people became united in a brotherhood, and committed to apostolic work. Their goodness was contagious.”
Celebrating the light of faith shining from parish volunteers
Since 2011 — for 10 years — it had been tradition for a decade for Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS, pastors, and active parish volunteers from across the archdiocese to gather on February 2 at St. Dominic Church to honor recipients of the archdiocesan Lumen Gentium and Christifideles Laici Awards.
Highlighting the gift of consecrated persons for the Church
World Day for Consecrated Life was celebrated in the Church on February 2 and in parishes the weekend of February 6-7. The event was instituted by Pope St. John Paul II in 1997 as a time to pray for all those men and women who have made commitments in the consecrated life and to thank them so that they would continue to be inspired by Jesus Christ and respond generously to God’s gift of their vocation
Ground blessed for ‘game-changing’ facility at JPII
Catholic Schools Week kicked off in a big way February 1 as ground was blessed for the new gymnasium at St. John Paul II High School in New Braunfels in advance of the February 23 groundbreaking gathering.
Catholic Schools Week 2021 a time for thanks more than ever
This week marks the 47th anniversary of celebrating Catholic Schools Week. All across the Archdiocese of San Antonio, our Catholic schools will be taking time out of their normal schedules to show their appreciation and celebrate people who help to make Catholic schools strong — parents, teachers and staff, clergy and religious, students, and our benefactors.
Archbishop says deacons must be willing to sacrifice themselves for the life and salvation of other
Three Redemptorist brothers – Song You, Huan T. Le, and Huyen T. Nguyen – were ordained to the diaconate through the imposition of hands and the invocation of the Holy Spirit by Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS, at St. Gerard Church in San Antonio on January 23.
Msgr. Michael Yarbrough, 74, longtime leader in archdiocese, dies January 13 in San Antonio
Msgr. Michael Yarbrough, 74, a longtime pastor of two of the largest parishes in the archdiocese who also served in numerous leadership roles on the archdiocesan level, died in hospice care at Methodist Stone Oak Hospital in San Antonio January 13 due to COVID-19 related illness and other health issues.
Statement of Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS, regarding inauguration of President Joe Biden
I offer my prayers and congratulations to President Joe Biden as he begins the important and difficult work of leading the country at this crucial time in history; confronting a daunting health pandemic, economic challenges, and racial distrust.