“The Lord God then took the man and settled him in the garden of Eden, to cultivate and care for it (Genesis 2:15). The Father created all and asked humanity to continue the work of creation. We find our dignity in our work, in raising a family, in participating in the life of the Father’s creation.
Joseph the Worker was able to help participate in the deepest mystery of creation.
Pius XII emphasized this when he said, “The spirit flows to you and to all men from the heart of the God-man, Savior of the world, but certainly, no worker was ever more completely and profoundly penetrated by it than the foster father of Jesus, who lived with Him in closest intimacy and community of family life and work. Thus, if you wish to be close to Christ, we again today repeat, ‘Go to Joseph’” (see Genesis 41:44).
St. Joseph is the Patron of many things, including the universal Church, fathers, the dying, and social justice.
Volunteering your time for River City Hospice cannot only help care for those who are ill, but it can also show mercy in a time where mercy is hard to find.
There are many aspects of volunteering through Hospice, from companionship support, caregiver relief, household helper, and other ways. For more information, contact John A. Martinez, Volunteer Coordinator, 945.7442 or email email@example.com
DAILY MASS (Emmanuel Chapel)*
|7:00 AM||Monday - Friday|
|12:05 PM||Monday - Saturday|
*First Friday Anointings in the Main Church
SUNDAY VIGIL MASS
Saturday Evening at 5:30 PM
|7:30 AM, 9:30 AM* and 12:30 PM|
|11:00 AM (En Español)|
|* Cathedral Sunday 9:30 AM Mass broadcast LIVE on KDF-TV on South Texas Cable Systems and KLUX Radio 89.5HD.|
HOLY DAYS OF OBLIGATION
|Vigil 5:30 PM|
|7:00 AM & 12:05 PM|
|7:30 AM & 11:30 AM||Monday - Friday|
|3:30 PM - 5:00 PM||Saturday|
Every Thursday after the 7:00 AM Mass until 5:30 PM in the Emmanuel Chapel. Benediction 5:20 - 5:30 PM.
Through this practice, we are invited to spend time alone with God in His real, physical form, and to bring to Jesus all our cares, concerns, prayers, hopes, and thoughts. We set aside a special time, a respite from our hectic modern lives, to create a personal space in which to meet our God.
“When you look at the Crucifix, you understand how much Jesus loved you then. When you look at the Sacred Heart Host you understand how much Jesus loves you now.”
This week, the Sanctuary Lamps are burning for:
|Blessed Sacrament Chapel||Religious|
|Emmanuel Chapel||Floyd & Anita Bandy|
* Adorers are needed to sit before the Blessed Sacrament and adore Jesus on Thursdays from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM. Call the Parish Office at (361) 883.4213