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Wack named bishop of Pensacola-Tallahassee

AUSTIN – We announce with great joy that Pope Francis has appointed Holy Cross Father Bill Wack, pastor of St. Ignatius Martyr Parish in Austin, as the sixth Bishop of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Florida.

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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.

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The Friday E-Pistle (May 12, 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 on May 20 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Margaret Mary Parish in Cedar Park.

Special collection: May 27-28

On the weekend of May 27-28, 2017, all parishes in the Diocese of Austin are to take up a special collection for the Archdiocese for the Military Services. The following announcement should be read before all Masses that weekend:

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The Friday E-Pistle (May 5, 2017)

A message from Bishop Vásquez

Official appointments

  • Rev. Jose Eduardo Jazo Tarin, TOR, as administrator of St. Francis Parish in Waco, effective May 1, 2017.
  • Rev. Juan Pablo Barragán Mendoza, TOR, as administrator of Dolores Parish in Austin, effective May 1, 2017.

Day of Prayer for Peace

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Misty Poe named superintendent of Catholic schools

Misty Poe has been appointed the superintendent of Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Austin, effective June 5. Poe has 22 years of experience in Catholic education and has served as the assistant superintendent of Catholic Schools since 2012. Her predecessor, Ned Vanders, has served as the diocesan superintendent of Catholic schools for the last 12 years. He announced his retirement earlier this year, and plans to continue as a consultant for the remainder of 2017. There are 22 Catholic schools in the Diocese of Austin. For more information, visit www.csdatx.org.

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