June 22. Feast Day of Bishop Saint Paulinus of Nola.
June 22. Feast Day of Bishop Saint John Fisher -- martyred by a homicidally psychopathic English Protestant monarch.
June 22. Feast Day of English Political figure Saint Thomas More -- martyred father and husband.
June 23. Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Latest Gallup poll results from Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly.
Sunday, June 16, 2013.
And, we're told, "77% of Americans say that religion is losing influence in the United States..."
Fathers' Day got a headstart with 5:30 pm Saturday Mass and Infant Baptism!
Saint Mary Magdalene Catholic Church.
Brackettville, Texas 78832.
Saturday. June 15, 2013. 5:30 pm English Mass.
Celebrant -- Father Antonio O. Moreno.
Deacon of the Mass -- The Rev. Mr. James Bader.
Homilist -- Deacon Jimmy. Theme -- "I really liked that 1970 movie Love Story -- especially the line that says Love means never having to say your sorry!
"But the very next year I fell in love and married my wife.
"Boy! Was that movie ever wrong!
"So I guess it's a good thing my wife's not here tonight..." :)
Altar Server -- Mr. Justin Hidalgo.
Transport - team Mom -- Patti
EMHCs -- Mr. Lloyd Lee Davis and K of C. Mr. John Carlson.
Lector -- Ms. Patti Hidalgo.
Ushers -- Mr. George Nicolai and Mr. Faustino Sandoval.
Before - Mass 5 - decade Rosary Leader -- Mr. George Nicolai.
Choir Director -- Mrs. Lynn McNew.
Way to go, great and wonderful people! :)
Rain in Southwest Texas -- USA!
Seven inches -- plus! :)
June 19. Feast Day of Saint Romauld - Abbot.
June 21. Feast Day of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga - Religious.
June 11. Feast Day of Jesus' Apostle Saint Barnabas.
June 13. Feast Day of Saint Anthony of Padua -- Priest and Doctor of the Church.
June 15. The Blessed Virgin Mary.
June 16. Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Last Saturday's Deacon - less and Altar Server - less Mass still well - supported!
Saint Mary Magdalene's Brackettville, Texas 78832.
Saturday. June 1, 2013. 5:30 pm English Mass.
Celebrant -- Father Antonio Moreno.
Homilist -- Father Moreno. Theme -- "Which came first, the Eucharist or the Church?"
Father emphasized that "It was the Eucharist!" He drew heavily on Genesis 14:18 - Jeremiah 31:31 - I Cor 11:23 - 26. In St. Paul's letter, Father told us, we have the earliest account of the Eucharist at the Last Supper -- the details of which Paul learned directly from Jesus Himself!
Father estimates Paul wrote this Epistle no more than 21 years after Jesus' Ascension...
EMHCs -- Ms. Frances Franklin, Mrs. Julia C. Terrazas and K. of C. Mr. John Carlson.
Lector -- Mr. Lloyd Lee Davis.
Before - Mass 5 - Decade Rosary Leader -- Mr. George Nicolai.
Ushers -- Mr. George Nicolai and Mr. Jim Burns.
Choir Director -- Mrs. Lynn McNew.
Way to go, great and wonderful people!
In a remote, sun and humidity - blasted corner of the still - developing Third World ...
Congratulations to 2013 Class Salutatorian and Saint Mary Magdalene's CCD Youth Group personality:
Ms. Selina Gerardo.
From: Brackett H.S. in Brackettville, Southwest Texas USA zip 78832.
To: Texas A & M University and a career in Geology.
Way to go, Selina! :)
Thanks to the Kinney County Post.
Edition of Thursday, May 30, 2013.
Summer Semester I starts Monday, June 3, 2013.
Good luck in staying awake during those long, cramped, warm and drowsy classes! :)
June 7. Feast Day of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.
June 8. Feast Day of the Immaculate Heart of the Ever Most Blessed Virgin Mary.
June 9. Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.
A whimsical snippet attributed to the Houston Chronicle's business section. Sunday, May 26, 2013:
A Czechoslovakian business consortium is already taking steps to harvest vast tonnages of Texas Mesquite to burn in European plants instead of fossil fuels!
Congratulations to 3 more Brackett H.S. Class of 2013 Seniors saying goodbye to Kinney County, Southwest Texas Zip 78832.
Mr. César Castillo.
Ms. Briana Garza.
Mr. Daniel Brinker.
Good luck, great people! :)
Thanks to the Kinney County Post. Thursday, May 23, 2013.
Lucy Gordon's article on Titian in Inside The Vatican magazine -- May 2013 issue -- confirms:
A leading Renaissance papal moral deadbeat -- Pope Paul III -- did indeed make his illegitimate grandson a Cardinal at age 15!
And some folks think things are bad in the Roman Curia today! :)