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 (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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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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