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Next step is priesthood for three newly ordained deacons

Deacons Henry Cuellar Jr., Andrew Dinh and Paul-Michael Piega were ordained to the order of the diaconate by Auxiliary Bishop Daniel Garcia on May 20 at St. Margaret Mary Parish in Cedar Park. 
Throughout their lives, Bishop Garcia said, God has been calling these men.
“God has been forming them, preparing them for this very day through their challenges, joys and struggles ... God has been reaching out to them hoping they would hear his gentle voice, the voice of the Good Shepherd,” Bishop Garcia said.

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June 2017, Volume 35, Number 6

The June issue of the Catholic Spirit features a story on an interreligious project in Austin, a report from the annual DCCW conference and the Bishop's Interview on young adults. 

There are many more stories -- all of which are listed by headline on the right of this page.

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The Friday E-Pistle (June 16, 2017)

A message from Bishop Vásquez

Official appointments

  • Harvey Bollich as a Judge in the Office of Canonical and Tribunal Services, effective June 2 for a two-year term ending June 1, 2019.
  • Thomas Howard as a Judge in the Office of Canonical and Tribunal Services, effective June 2 for a two-year term ending June 1, 2019.
  • Deacon Daniel Ramirez has been granted retirement status, effective June 18, 2017.

Lumen Gentium

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The Friday E-Pistle (June 9, 2017)

A message from Bishop Vásquez

Congratulations to newly ordained priests

We congratulate Fathers Jared Cooke, Joseph Daheim, Douglas Jeffers, Jesse Martinez and Brian Phillips, who were ordained to the priesthood on June 3. We thank all who served and participated in the Mass and those who planned and volunteered at the reception following the liturgy.

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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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