Advent is a time of preparation for the coming of Christ at Christmas. Traditionally, it has been celebrated with prayer and fasting, which is why it is known as the “little Lent.” Advent is also the start of the
liturgical year in the Roman Catholic Church. When does Advent start? — Sunday, November 27, 2016.
How is the Date When Advent Starts Determined?
As the Catholic Encyclopedia notes, “Advent is a period beginning with the Sunday nearest to the feast of St. Andrew the Apostle (November 30) and embracing four Sundays.” That means that the First Sunday of Advent can fall as early as November 27 or as late as December 3.
|Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Thursday, Dec. 8||5:30 PM Vigil Mass|
|Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration, Monday, Dec. 12||5:30 PM, Procession from the Sacred Heart Mass in the Cathedral following the procession|
The 2017 Annual Missals & Advent Wreaths are now available in the Bookstore. Visit the Cathedral Bookstore.
Mon.-Friday: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Sunday: 10:30 a.m.-12 noon
St. Anne Altar & Rosary Society thank their members and parish friends for making their fundraiser a great success! Special thanks to Kay Favela, Norma and Eddie Torres, Adolfo Salon, Betty and Rudy Limon, Charles and Rhonda Hoge, Martin Guajardo, Donald Harris, Cathedral Bookstore, Vanessa Moreno, Nancy Becker, and Frank’s Produce.
Congratulations to all of the winners of St. Anne Altar & Rosary Society drawing: Fr. Jose Gutierrez, Andrew Norman, Mary Christmas, Omar Ramirez, Tina Durand, Dr. Maria Morales, Christina Lawson, Ron Volstat, Mark Durand, Grace Becker, Greg Maisel, and Kay Favela.
|Saturday, Dec. 24||5:30 PM, Christmas Vigil|
|Sunday, Dec. 25||12 AM, Midnight Mass*|
|Mary, Mother of God|
|Saturday, Dec. 31||5:30 PM, Vigil|
|Sunday, Jan. 1||7:30 AM|
|Sunday, Jan. 8||Regular Sunday Schedule|
|Baptism of the Lord|
|Monday, Jan. 9||7:00 AM|
*Service of Lessons and Carols and Christmas Midnight Mass LIVE beginning at 11:30 PM on KDF-TV on South Texas Cable Systems and KLUX Radio 89.5HD
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|
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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.
Teachings of the Church for wanting to spend one hour with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament:
Day and night Jesus dwells in the Blessed Sacrament because you are the most important person in the world to Him!
This week, the Sanctuary Lamps are burning for:
|Blessed Sacrament Chapel||Homeless|
|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