The Friday E-Pistle (May 19, 2017)

A message from Bishop Vásquez

Transitional diaconate ordinations

The ordination of Henry Garcia Cuellar Jr., Andrew Dung Kim Dinh and Paul-Michael Piega to the transitional diaconate will be celebrated tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. at St. Margaret Mary Parish in Cedar Park. All are invited to attend.

 

Reflection question

Gospel meditation

Consider using the following meditation for the feast of Pentecost (June 4):

  • On this Pentecost weekend, the Church gives us two separate but related Gospel readings. For the Vigil Mass, we are told the Spirit was not sent until after Christ’s glorification on the Cross. On Sunday, we hear the Holy Spirit is given to fearful disciples. The glorification of Christ on the Cross was not his suffering but his complete love for God, his Father. The Holy Spirit is gives us a share in his ministry to make God’s loving forgiveness a reality. Who in your life needs to hear the message of God’s forgiveness? Who is in need of your forgiveness? To whom are you sent today?
  • En este fin de semana de Pentecostés, la Iglesia nos da dos separadas pero relacionadas lecturas del Evangelio. Para la Misa de Vigilia, se nos dice que el Espíritu no fue enviado hasta después de la glorificación de Cristo en la Cruz. El domingo escuchamos que el Espíritu Santo es dado a discípulos temerosos. La glorificación de Cristo en la Cruzo no fue su sufrimiento sino su completo amor por Dios, su Padre. El Espíritu Santo nos comparte de su ministerio de hacer el perdón de Dios una realidad ¿Quién es u vida necesita escuchar el mensaje de perdón de Dios? ¿Quién necesita de su perdón? ¿A quién es usted enviado hoy?

 

Stewardship and Development

PDS Training

The diocese will offer beginner and advanced PDS training sessions on a quarterly basis at the diocesan Pastoral Center in Austin. The next training date is May 23 and the focus will be on the Formation Office module. There will be a morning session from 9 a.m. to noon that will cover end-of-year processing. The afternoon session from 1 to 4 p.m. will cover advanced reporting in Formation Office. Participants can attend these sessions one at a time or take both in one day. The next training dates are Sept. 12 and Jan. 9. Click here to register for the sessions. For questions, contact Lisa Rosenberger at (512) 949-2450.

 

Weekly notes

Bishop Vásquez’ prayer request

Please consider Bishop Vásquez’ prayer request for the feast of Pentecost (June 4):

  • For our parish community, that we may be instruments of God’s forgiveness as we are sent forth to share in the ministry of Christ to the ends of the earth, we pray…
  • Por nuestra comunidad parroquial, para que seamos instrumentos del perdón de Dios mientras que somos enviados a compartir en el ministerio de Cristo a los confines de la tierra, oremos...

Blessings and congratulations to …

The following priests on the anniversary of their ordination during the month of June:

  • Rev. Hector Vega, ISP, June 1, 1974
  • Rev. Harry Dean, Jr., June 1, 1996
  • Rev. Bernard Hung, June 1, 1997
  • Rev. Paul McCallum, June 2, 1962
  • Rev. James McDonough, OP, June 2, 1962
  • Rev. Cyril Ejaidu, June 3, 1995
  • Rev. Stephen Nesrsta, June 3, 1995
  • Rev. Ernesto Elizondo, June 3, 2000
  • Rev. Lawrence Stehling, June 4, 1988
  • Rev. Christian Christensen, ISP, June 5, 1971
  • Rev. Msgr. John McCaffrey, June 5, 1976
  • Rev. Francis Zlotkowski, CSC, June 5, 1976
  • Rev. Le-Minh Pham, June 5, 1993
  • Rev. Christopher Downey, June 6, 2009
  • Rev. Justin Nguyen, June 6, 2009
  • Rev. Uche Obikwelu, June 6, 2009
  • Rev. Jonathan Raia, June 6, 2009
  • Rev. William Straten, June 6, 2009
  • Rev. Alberto Carbajal, June 6, 2015
  • Rev. Darrell Kostiha, June 6, 2015
  • Rev. Hai Nguyen, June 6, 2015
  • Rev. Sang Quan, June 6, 2015
  • Rev. Thomas Reitmeyer, June 6, 2015
  • Rev. Francisco Rodriguez III, June 6, 2015
  • Rev. Craig DeYoung, June 7, 2014
  • Rev. Harold Essling, CSC, June 8, 1978
  • Rev. Larry Covington, June 8, 1985
  • Rev. James Deaconson Jr., June 8, 1985
  • Rev. Adam Martinez, June 8, 1985
  • Rev. Gregory McLaughlin, June 8, 1985
  • Rev. Richard Tijerina, June 8, 1985
  • Rev. Albert Laforet Jr., June 8, 2002
  • Rev. Augustine Ariwaodo, June 8, 2013
  • Rev. Jason Bonifazi, June 8, 2013
  • Rev. Alejandro Caudillo, June 8, 2013
  • Rev. Barry Cuba, June 8, 2013
  • Very Rev. Timothy Nolt, June 8, 2013
  • Rev. Msgr. Oliver Johnson, June 9, 1962
  • Rev. Raimundo Costa, ISP, June 9, 2007
  • Rev. Patricio Rodriguez, ISP, June 9, 2007
  • Rev. Uche Andeh, June 9, 2012
  • Rev. Ryan Higdon, June 9, 2012
  • Rev. David Trahan II, June 9, 2012
  • Rev. Kurtis Wiedenfeld, June 9, 2012
  • Rev. Peter Walsh, CSC, June 10, 1989
  • Rev. Alberto Borruel, June 10, 2006
  • Rev. John Guzaldo, June 10, 2006
  • Rev. James Ekeocha, June 10, 2007
  • Rev. James Misko, June 10, 2007
  • Rev. Brion Zarsky, June 10, 2007
  • Rev. Howard Goertz, June 11, 1977
  • Rev. Ronald Feather, June 11, 2011
  • Rev. Paul Hudson, June 11, 2011
  • Rev. Patrick Ebner, Jr., June 12, 2004
  • Rev. Brian Eilers, June 12, 2004
  • Rev. Efrain Villanueva, June 12, 2004
  • Rev. Carlos Esparza, SJ, June 13, 2015
  • Rev. Msgr. Joseph Deane, June 14, 1959
  • Rev. Robert Becker, June 16, 1979
  • Rev. Joseph Geleney, Jr., June 16, 2001
  • Rev. Brian McMaster, June 16, 2001
  • Rev. Jozef Musiol, SDS, June 17, 1972
  • Rev. Calogero Drago, OFM Conv., June 21, 1975
  • Rev. Celso Yu, MF, June 20, 1992
  • Rev. Pat Coakley, MSC, June 21, 1986
  • Rev. Raphael Clancy, June 22, 1974
  • Rev. Msgr. Ronny Jenkins, June 24, 1989
  • Rev. Cesar Guzman-Diaz, June 24, 1996
  • Rev. Edward Frazer, SS, June 27, 1961
  • Rev. Basil Aguzie, MSP, June 27, 1998
  • Rev. Jude Uche, MSP, June 27, 2009
  • Most Rev. Joe Vasquez, June 30, 1984

 

Ethics and Integrity in Ministry

EIM Workshop

Click here to login to your EIM account in order to find the EIM Workshop schedule and to Sign Up for a Workshop (bottom right of your account page). Please contact your parish or Catholic school EIM site administrator if you need assistance or if you do not have Internet access. For general information about EIM workshops, including instructions on how to login to your EIM account, click here.

EIM Workshops are scheduled by the EIM Office in coordination with the EIM site administrator at parishes, schools and other diocesan agencies; other staff members should work with their EIM site administrator regarding workshop requests. EIM site administrators may direct inquiries about EIM workshop scheduling to Emily Hurlimann in the EIM Office at (512) 949-2447.

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