The Solemnity of the Baptism of the Lord is closely connected with the Solemnity of the Epiphany, and recalls another biblical manifestation of Jesus Christ as the Son of God: on the occasion of Jesus' baptism in the Jordan river at the hands of St. John the Baptist, the voice of God was audibly heard to declare to the gathered crowd, "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." In his baptism Jesus sanctified the earth's waters, giving them the power to beget sons of God through the Sacrament of Baptism. Through the cleansing waters of baptism Jesus heals our sinful nature and clothes us with his own Divine life, bringing us into the Kingdom of God. It is by imitating Our Lord in his Baptism that a person becomes a Christian, the first sacrament of initiation into the Church. The feast of the Baptism of the Lord marks the end of the Christmas season.
The 2017 Annual Missals and the Book of Psalms of the Women of the Bible by Sister Lou Ella from Incarnate Word Academy.
Please visit the Cathedral Bookstore: Mon.-Friday: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Sunday: 10:30 a.m.-12 noon
|Fr. Hanh's 25th Ordination Anniversary Mass|
|Friday, Jan. 20||5:30 PM|
|Silver & Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass|
|Sunday, Feb. 12||9:30 AM|
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:
With transforming mercy, Jesus makes our heart one with His.
“He proposes His own example to those who come to Him, that all may learn to be like Himself, gentle and humble of heart, and to seek not their own interest but those of God.” (Pope Paul VI)
This week, the Sanctuary Lamps are burning for:
|Blessed Sacrament Chapel||†Julia Aycock|
|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