CONGRATULATIONS to the following Altar Servers who were recently recognized by Bishop Michael Mulvey at a special ceremony at the Corpus Christi Cathedral:
Angel Alcala & Sara Brown
EUCHARISTIC CROSS BEARERS:
Angel Alcala, Sara Brown, Alexis Gonzalez, Marissa Barajas, Steven Marshal, Justin Tunchez
Thank you all for your faithful service to the Holy Altar of God at Sacred Heart Parish
We are on the Third Sunday of Advent also known as Gaudete or Joyful Sunday. The Rose Candle is lit on the Advent Wreath.
This is a time of preparation for the Coming of the Lord. We prepare ourselves to celebrate His birth at Christmas and prepare also for his return in Glory.
We also begin a new Liturgical Year. For those of you who follow the Readings, we begin the Sunday Cycle Year B and the Weekday Cycle I.
This Liturgical Year is also dedicated as The Year of Grace.
Here are just a few suggestions on how to make this Advent a good spiritual journey and time of preparation:
By all means, this list is not exhaustive. There are many more ways that I am sure you can think of to make this Advent spiritually fulfilling. Do it for yourself, for your family and for those around you.
You will receive much joy and blessings in doing so.
And the celebration of Christmas will be so much more rewarding!
The Legacy of Faith-Future of Hope Capital and Endowment Campaign continues to progress in our Diocese of Corpus Christi.
Bishop Mulvey, as well as I and all Pastors and Priests of the Diocese, would like to extend heartfelt thanks for the continued support of this historic endeavor for the Church in South Texas. Disbursements of monies back to the parishes are made twice yearly, in April and October.
Below is a website that gives a progress report on this campaign. I encourage you to click on the link to watch it. (you may have to copy and paste onto a browser to open it)
Please continue to support the campaign by fulfilling what you have pledged.
Recently, I made reference to a particular bible that I like to use in preparing homilies and just in general as it also offers study questions. The name of the bible is The New Catholic Answer Bible.
For more information on this particular bible go to www.TheNCAB.com It is offered by Fireside Catholic Publishing.