Parish ‘Fratelli Tutti’ study groups go virtual
A successful partnering of West Side parishes with COPS/Metro Alliance to study Pope Francis’ recent encyclical, Fratelli Tutti (On Fraternity and Social Friendship) owes it all to Zoom — and the savvy leaders involved.
Statement of Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS, regarding the use of the Johnson & Johnson
The U.S. bishop’s chairmen for the Doctrine Committee and Pro-Life Committee have addressed the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, which was recently approved for use in America.
Archdiocesan statement regarding governor’s March 10 executive order
For one year we have been faced with restrictions and other safety measures enacted to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. These have greatly impacted our lives and our ministry as Church.
Rector’s Cup competition changed due to COVID, but contests still conclude with celebration
Assumption Seminary holds a Rector’s Cup, a sporting event within the seminary, each year. This year the Rector’s Cup was also paired up with the multi-cultural celebration, an event featuring seminarians’ native food and entertainment. For the Rector’s Cup, the students usually play three sports: soccer, basketball and volleyball. Whichever team wins two out of these three games, receives the Rector’s Cup and has boasting rights. This year the Rector’s Cup was scheduled February 26 and 27 but a few changes were made. Since there were more theologians, two teams with a mix of collegians, pre-theologians and theologians were chosen. Secondly, since Assumption does not have a gym, and because of COVID-19 restrictions, the seminarians decided to substitute ultimate Frisbee and flag football, which could be played outside, in place of basketball and volleyball.
Joyous occasion in Helotes made possible by prayers and generosity Our Lady of Guadalupe in Helotes
Our Lady of Guadalupe in Helotes held a site blessing and groundbreaking for their new Family Center Building on March 2 at The Annex property at 11762 FM 1560 North. The church is celebrating 125 years of building community through faith.
Two priests incardinated into archdiocese
Two priests were incardinated into the Archdiocese of San Antonio prior to the Clergy Day Zoom meeting February 22. Father Alejandro Ortega, parochial vicar of San Fernando Cathedral, and Father Rafael Duda, parochial vicar at Notre Dame Church in Kerrville, joined the archdiocesan presbyterate during a ceremony at the Pastoral Center’s St. Joseph Chapel.
‘We stand upon the rock of faith,’ archbishop tells donors at Mass of thanksgiving
Special Masses of thanksgiving are being celebrated by Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS, from mid-February through mid-March for donors to the Archbishop’s Appeal for Ministries, the “On the Way-Andale!” capital campaign, and Hope for the Future.
A joyful and fulfilling celebration after a time of hardship
At the end of what was an unprecedented, challenging week for everyone in Texas, catechumens and candidates were welcomed at Rite of Elections and Call to Continuing Conversion gatherings which began the weekend of February 20-21 and followed the next week on February 27-28.
Natalie Mohr: Bringing Christ to others through Catholic Charities
Everything in Natalie Mohr’s life seemed to lead to the position she currently holds as project coordinator for parish outreach and Project Rachel at Catholic Charities. A native San Antonian, Mohr attended St. Matthew Catholic School and Antonian College Preparatory High School before entering Texas State University (TSU) in San Marcos.