Communications Office

The Friday E-Pistle (July 26, 2013)

A message from Bishop Vásquez

Official appointment

Deacon Ray Jones as Coordinator of Ministry for the Gatesville Area Prisons, effectively immediately.

 

Reflection question

Gospel Meditation

Please consider using the following question for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Aug. 4):

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The Friday E-Pistle (June 14, 2013)

A message from Bishop Vásquez

Official appointments

  • Deacon Don Sims to St. Monica Parish in Cameron effective July 1, 2013.
  • Deacon Michael Marcheck, recently relocated from the Diocese of Savannah, to St. Paul Parish in Austin, effective June 8, 2013.

Interfaith service for immigration reform

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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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The Friday E-Pistle (March 3, 2017)

A message from Bishop Vásquez

Incardination

  • Rev. Luis Alberto Caceres has been incardinated into the Diocese of Austin, effective March 1, 2017.
  • Rev. Ramiro Tarazona has been incardinated into the Diocese of Austin, effective March 1, 2017.

Lenten Penance Services

A list of parish Lenten Penance Services is available on the diocesan website.

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