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The Friday E-Pistle (March 24, 2017)

A message from Bishop Vásquez

Chrism Mass invitation

All are invited to the annual Chrism Mass on April 11 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Austin.

Lumen Gentium nominations

Lumen Gentium nominations are due March 31. Lumen Gentium will be June 20 at the Mayborn Center in Temple. All submissions should be made online. For questions, please contact Christian González.

 

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The Friday E-Pistle (March 17, 2017)

A message from Bishop Vásquez

Official appointment

• Rev. Alex Caudillo, associate pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Austin, to a three-year term as a member of the Vocation Team, effective March 16, 2017.

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The Friday E-Pistle (March 10, 2017)

A message from Bishop Vásquez

Dispensation for March 17

I received several requests for dispensation from the obligation to abstain from meat on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) which falls on a Friday this year. Taking into consideration the Irish Catholic population in the Diocese of Austin, I grant a dispensation for this Feast Day for all Catholics in the Diocese. If dispensation is taken, I ask that the individual do an act of charity or penance on another day.

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El clamor de Cristo en el migrante nos urge

La siguiente es una declaración de un grupo de obispos Católicos cuyas diócesis se encuentran a lo largo de la frontera de Estados Unidos y México cercanas a Texas. Ellos se reunieron en la Diócesis de Brownsville en Texas, del 13 al 15 de febrero y emitieron la siguiente declaración después de su encuentro.

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Catholic Services Appeal is off to strongest start yet

The Catholic Services Appeal (CSA) set a record this year by surpassing its original goal of $5.5 million by Jan. 30. As of mid-February, the annual appeal has raised almost $5.7 million in pledges from more than 20,000 families. To date, more than $3.8 million has been collected with the remaining portion to be collected through the end of the summer. 
These generous gifts to the CSA support the diocese in its mission of making, forming and nourishing disciples, and assisting the clergy, religious and lay people who carry out this mission across Central Texas. 

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Statement from the bishops on US-Mexico border

Editor’s note: The following is a statement from a group of Catholic bishops whose dioceses are along the U.S. Mexico border near Texas. They met at the Brownsville Diocese in Texas Feb. 13-15 and issued the following statement following their gathering.

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