The Church Is a Sign of the Presence of God
Catholics believe that one of the ways we may en
counter Christ in our world today is through Church. In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus promises His disciples, and by extension each of us, that He will be with us “always, until the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20). In John’s Gospel (14:15-16) and in the Acts of the Apostles (1:4-5), Jesus promises us that He would send the Holy Spirit to help build up Church, and Saint Paul, in his letter to the Christian community at Ephesus, proclaims, “the Church is the Body of Christ” (Eph. 1:22-23).
The Church which is the Body of Christ, demonstrates that it is filled with the Spirit of God, just as Jesus was filled with the Spirit when it preaches the word of justice, calls upon the people of God to open their hearts and minds to conversion, and celebrates the healing, forgiving, and saving ministry of the Lord. Whenever the Church, or any individual member of the Body of Christ, acts in the spirit of Christ, it continues the saving ministry of the Lord in the world.
The Second Vatican Council, in the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church (Ѕ48), taught that whenever the saving message of Jesus was proclaimed, whenever people experienced the truth and love of God in the myriad number of ways that this has been manifested in our lives and in our choices, the Church became a sign and instrument of the presence of God in their lives and a sign of the kingdom that has been promised (CCC779-780).
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.
“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.” — Blessed Mother Teresa
This week, the Sanctuary Lamps are burning for:
|Blessed Sacrament Chapel||Shut-ins|
|Emmanuel Chapel||Souls in Purgatory|
* 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