Join us for a fourth visit to the house of Our Lady of Guadalupe, you will be amazed and touched by this spiritual pilgrimage!
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Daily/Weekend Mass Times
Monday - Saturday: 12(noon)
Saturday: 12(noon) and 5pm
Sunday: 8am, 9:30 (Spanish), 11:00am, 12:30pm
Holy Days of Obligation
12:00pm, 5pm Holy Day Vigil
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Monday- Saturday: 10:45am to 11:45am
SAINT JOSEPH THE WORKER Mass , The San Antonio Liederkranz has organized a Mass in the historic tradition of honoring our Parish's patron saint for he Feast of St Joseph the Worker The all German-language Mass will be at 7 PM on Thursday, April 30'. with our very own Liederanz providing the music. This mass will be dedicated to he victims of the Germanwings tragedy, especially the young students of the Joseph Koenig Gymnasium and members of St Sixtus Catholic Church in Germany There will be a social with German food and refreshments afterwards in the church lot. We encourage you to come out and commemorate our patron saint at these events.
Like a bolt from the blue I had a message from my old friend Fr. Kenneth Campbell. He was a Franciscan Priest who was born on the Island of Eriskay. He had spent years working in the Holy Land and had arranged a pilgrimage to Jerusalem for Gaelic speaking Catholics. However the Israeli government had suddenly asked him to escort the Canadian Foreign Minister and show him around the Holy Places. Could I therefore act as a ‘stand in’ because he couldn’t get back in time to meet the pilgrims at London airport? If I could, then after the formalities, I could board the plane with them and have a free holiday in the place that I had always dreamt of visiting, but had never had the time or the money to do so.
Fr. Kenneth, who had lived and worked in the Holy Land for most of his life, seemed to have a key to every place that you really should see, and even to places that you shouldn’t! On the night before we left, his famous key opened a door to me that seemed closed to everyone else, and opened to me an experience that has affected me deeply to this day. Although the doors to the Holy Sepulchre are closed every night, and cannot be opened until the next morning no matter what, I was allowed to remain inside for the whole night, with a room to myself in the Franciscan friary within. I never went into that room. I spent all the time before the midnight office at Calvary, and the time after, alone in the ‘empty tomb’.
I was so overcome by the realization that I was actually praying in the very place from which Jesus had risen from the dead that I began to wish I that could spend the rest of my life in that friary. This would enable me to return again and again, night after night, to what must be the holiest place on earth. Then suddenly, in a matter of moments, I had a spiritual experience that changed everything. I didn’t see anything, I didn’t hear anything, but the words of God spoke to me in a way that they had never spoken to me before or since.Read more:
Children from ages 13-17 are attending Confirmation class with Harrison Denn and Joyce Benitez, as their teachers, on Tuesday evenings at the Rectory from 6:30pm - 7:30pm. The Sacrament of Confirmation will be held at Holy Redeemer Church.
Classes for RCIA Process for Children are held on Sundays at St. Joseph's Hall with Elvira Alonzo as their teacher. RCIA for Adults are held on Tuesday evenings with Sister Mary, Toby Hines and Brent Forrest as their teachers.
If you have any questions concerning the Faith Formation Program please call Bea at 227-0126 ext. 210.
During the course of the liturgy, the Holy Father declared St. Gregory of Narek - a 10th century Armenian monk and mystic - Doctor of the Church.
The Mass is also marking the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Medz Yeghern, in which as many as 1.5 million Armenians perished under the Ottoman Empire. Below, please find the official English translation of the Holy Father's prepared homily.
Saint John, who was in the Upper Room with the other disciples on the evening of the first day after the Sabbath, tells us that Jesus came and stood among them, and said, “Peace be with you!” and he showed them his hands and his side (Jn 20:19-20); he showed them his wounds. And in this way they realized that it was not an apparition: it was truly him, the Lord, and they were filled with joy. Read more...
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Let us pray!
Long live Christ the King and Mary of Guadalupe! Saint Joseph, Father of the New Evangelization, pray for us!
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|When the Virgin of Guadalupe appeared to the native Indian Saint Juan Diego, she spoke these important words to him: “Am I not your mother? Are you not under my shadow and my gaze? Am I not the source of your joy? Are you not sheltered underneath my mantle, under the embrace of my arms?” (Nican Mopohua, nos. 118-119).|