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 (Jan. 13, 2017)

A message from Bishop Vásquez

Official appointments

  • Rev. John Kim, pastor of Christ the King Parish in Belton, retroactive to July 1, 2015.
  • Rev. Vincent Romuald, SRC, parochial vicar at St. Mary, Immaculate Conception Parish in Brenham, effective Jan. 9, 2017. He will also serve as sacramental minister at St. Ann Parish in Somerville and Blessed Virgin Mary Mission in Old Washington-on-the-Brazos.

Offices closed

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The Friday E-Pistle (Jan. 6, 2017)

A message from Bishop Vásquez

Happy New Year

May Jesus Christ, Son of God and Prince of Peace, dispel the darkness of sin and strife from our world and strengthen our hearts with a deeper faith, hope and love.

Priest retreats

Please pray for those priests and bishops who will be on retreat during the first few weeks of January, that God may bring us spiritual refreshment and renewal.

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The Friday E-Pistle (Dec. 30, 2016)

Reflection question

Gospel meditation                         

Consider using the following meditation for the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time  (Jan. 15):

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National Migration Week: Jan. 8-14

For nearly a half century, the Catholic Church in the U.S. has celebrated National Migration Week, which is an opportunity for the Church to reflect on the circumstances confronting migrants, including immigrants, refugees, children and victims and survivors of human trafficking. The theme for National Migration Week 2017 draws attention to Pope Francis' call to create a culture of encounter, and in doing so to look beyond our own needs and wants to those of others around us.

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The Friday E-Pistle (Dec. 23, 2016)

A message from Bishop Vásquez

Priestly Life and Formation Committee

Bishop Vásquez has appointed the following priests as members of the Priestly Life and Formation Committee, effective Jan. 1, 2017:

  • Rev. Luis Alberto Cáceres
  • Rev. Alex Caudillo
  • Rev. Carlo Benjamin Magnaye, MF
  • Rev. Tom Reitmeyer
  • Rev. Jairo Sandoval Pliego

They join other members who are continuing to serve on the committee:

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Sr. Mary Lou Barba

 

 

We are saddened to announce that Missionary Catechists of Divine Providence Sr. Mary Lou Barba died Tuesday. Sr. Mary Lou served in this diocese for many years in several capacities most recently as the diocesan Director for the Religious, while also serving at Emmaus Parish in Austin. Funeral arrangements are as follows:

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