Advent is a season of very special graces! It is time of waiting, hope and joy. Waiting for the birth of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; Hope—because Jesus came to save us; finally Joy—because Jesus’ birth, life, and Resurrection is a promise of eternal life for those who obey His commandments and love Him.
On Christmas Eve it is most appropriate to sing the hymn Silent Night. In the profound depths of that most special night Jesus was born in silence. How important silence is for those who truly are seeking the presence of God. The prophet Elijah sought God in his mountain experience. This mysterious God was not found in the earthquake, nor in the peals of thunder, nor in the flashes of lightning. Rather the Almighty God could be found in the gentle whispering of the wind, in the gentle breeze. In the midst of a world so absorbed in noise, you might even call it “noise pollution” —there is an urgent need for silence.
|Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Thursday, Dec. 7
(Holy Day of Obligation)
|5:30 PM Vigil Mass|
|Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Thursday, Dec. 8
(Holy Day of Obligation)
|Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration, Monday, Dec. 12||5:30 PM, Procession from the Sacred Heart Mass in the Cathedral following the procession|
Now available in the Bookstore the 2017 Annual Missals & Advent Wreaths!
Please visit the Cathedral Bookstore:
Mon.-Friday: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Sunday: 10:30 a.m.-12 noon
|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||The Hungry|
|Emmanuel Chapel||Floyd & Anita Bandy|