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July/August 2017, Volume 35, Number 7

The July/August issue of the Catholic Spirit features a story on Bishop-elect Bill Wack, the Bishop's Interview on the role of the laity in the church and the annual CSA report. All of the stories in this issue are listed by headline on the right of this page.

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The Friday E-Pistle (July 21, 2017)

A message from Bishop Vásquez

Annual Men’s Mass

Bishop Daniel E. Garcia will celebrate the annual Men’s Mass tomorrow at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Cathedral in Austin. All men and boys are invited to attend.

Office closings

All diocesan offices will be closed on Aug. 15, the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which is a Holy Day of Obligation.

 

Reflection question

Gospel meditation

Consider using the following meditation for the feast of the Transfiguration (Aug. 6):

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The Friday E-Pistle (July 14, 2017)

A message from Bishop Vásquez

Prayers requested

  • Please remember in prayer Holy Cross Brother Thomas Jerome Cousino who died July 6, at the age of 88. He professed his final vows on Aug. 16, 1951. He served at various Holy Cross facilities including St. Edward’s University from 1957-1966. In 1999 he returned to Austin and subsequently retired in 2013.
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The Friday E-Pistle (June 30, 2017)

A message from Bishop Vásquez

Offices closed

All diocesan offices will be closed on July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Offices will reopen on July 5.

 

Reflection question

Gospel meditation

Consider using the following meditation for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (July 16):

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The Friday E-Pistle (June 23, 2017)

A message from Bishop Vásquez

Official appointments

  • Msgr. Lonnie Urban has been granted retirement status as of July 3, 2017.
  • Deacon E. Generes “Doots” Dufour has been granted retirement status, effective July 1, 2017.

Congratulations

Congratulations to all 2017 Lumen Gentium awardees. Thank you for joining Bishop Garcia and me at the Mayborn Center in Temple. The next Lumen Gentium awards ceremony will be in 2019.

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