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April 2017, Volume 35, Number 4

The April issue of the Catholic Spirit features stories on an Austin family that does mission work with Mobile Loaves and Fishes as well as the Bishop's Interview on V Encuentro. There is also a story on the new Spanish marriage tribunal and a feature on a success story from St. Louise House of Austin. 

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The Friday E-Pistle (April 7, 2017)

A message from Bishop Vásquez

Easter message

As we celebrate the Lord Jesus’ Passion, Death and Resurrection, may we experience new life, and may the Easter season bring all of us continued joy. Know that I am praying for you, and I ask that you remember me in your prayers.

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The Friday E-Pistle (March 31, 2017)

A message from Bishop Vásquez

Pastoral Plan update

  • The Pastoral Plan website continues to be the primary vehicle offering ideas and links to implement the plan locally in your parish. Parish Spotlight is a new section that features what parishes are doing to implement the plan through vibrant ministries. If your parish is not on the list, please send the information to Charlene O’Connell and we will gladly add it.
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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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