Month: September 2021
May the God of joy accompany you every day of your ministry, archbishop tells Missionhurst priest
Father Roger Montecalvo, CICM, was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS, during a Mass at Sacred Heart Church on August 28. The new priest is in residence at St. James the Apostle Church and will spend the next year in continued studies at the University of the Incarnate Word.
Assumption Seminary Associates provide support to those studying for priesthood
Assumption Seminary Associates recently supplied welcome bags with toiletries, school supplies, snacks, stamps and gift cards for 60 seminarians.
Little Flower School providing Catholic education for 95 years
The bells from the tower at Little Flower Basilica chime at the quarters of the hour and can be heard across the west side neighborhood and Woodlawn Lake. Across the street, another bell rings, signaling the start of a new day at Little Flower School (LFS).
Melkite clergy meet in San Antonio, celebrate Divine and Holy Liturgy at San Fernando Cathedral
Melkite clergy from around the United States gathered in San Antonio in mid-September for their national clergy convocation. On the Feast of the Holy Cross, a Hierarchal/Pontifical Divine Liturgy was held September 14 at San Fernando Cathedral, with both Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS, and Bishop Nicholas J. Sampra of the Melkite Greek Catholic Eparchy of Newton, Massachusetts, presiding.
Knights of St. Gregory the Great gather on feast day
Knights of St. Gregory the Great in the archdiocese gathered September 3 at St. Joseph Chapel in the Pastoral Center for a liturgy of thanksgiving and appreciation on the feast day of the namesake of their order, a pope and doctor of the Church.
Padua Place celebrates 60th anniversary with Mass, new vehicle blessing
The 60th anniversary of the founding of the Padua Place residence for retired clergy was celebrated with a special liturgy on September 12.
Archdiocesan seminarian, Capuchin Franciscan ordained to transitional diaconate
Following gracious pastoral care in formation, Michael Andrew Coronado and Alejandro Diaz, OFM Cap., were ordained as transitional deacons by Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS, at a liturgy at San Fernando Cathedral on September 11.
Caring for Creation Mass celebrated at Mission Espada, efforts urged for social, ecological justice
Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS, celebrated the Season of Creation with a mariachi Mass at Mission Espada the early morning of September 12, followed by a pilgrimage in support of God’s creation on the river trail to Mission San Juan Capistrano.
Catholic cardinal says Haiti’s ‘catastrophic situation’ led Haitians to U.S. border
September 23, 2021
Cardinal Chibly Langlois has said that the “catastrophic situation” in Haiti caused by poverty, violence, and natural disasters has led to Haitians seeking asylum at the U.S. border.
Pope Francis: Christian faith in Europe is being ‘diluted by consumerism’
September 22, 2021
Pope Francis said Wednesday that the Christian faith in Europe is being diluted by consumerism and ideologies, making prayer and the witness of humble love especially needed today.