Monday, September 30, 2013

October 1. Feast Day of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus - Virgin and Doctor of the Church.

October 2. Feast Day of the Holy Guardian Angels.

October 4. First Friday.

October 4. Feast Day of Saint Francis of Assisi.

October 5. Blessed Virgin Mary -- First Saturday.

October 6. Twenty - seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time.

October 7. Feast Day of Our Lady of the Rosary.   

Friday, September 27, 2013

September 28. Feast Day of Saint Wenceslaus - Martyr.

September 28. Feast Day of Saint Lawrence Ruiz and Companions - Martyrs.

September 29. Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

September 30. Feast Day of Saint Jerome - Priest and Doctor of the Church.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Yet another deacon - less and server - less Saturday afternoon Mass.

Attendance drops 40% or more!

Saint Mary Magdalene Catholic Church.

Brackettville, Texas 78832.  
Saturday, September 21, 2013. 5:30pm English Mass.

Celebrant -- The Dean of the Uvalde Deanery, Father Clay Hunt III.

Homilist -- Father Hunt. Luke 16:1 - 13. Father read the Gospel -- and then discussed certain urgent local pastoral issues -- issues threatening us all! :(

EMHCs -- Mrs. Mary Sam York and Mr. Jim Burns

Father exercised the celebrant's right to restrict the administration of Holy Communion exclusively to himself.   

Lector -- Mrs. Susan Davis.

Ushers -- Mr. George Nicolai and Mr. Jim Burns.

Before - Mass 5 - decade Rosary leader -- Mr. George Nicolai.

Choir -- Mr. George Nicolai.

Why to go great and wonderful good people! :)

September 26. Feast Day of Saints Cosmas and Damian -- Martyrs.

September 27. Feast Day of Saint Vincent de Paul -- priest.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Richard Clarke's "The Arrowhead Cattle Company"

When Fred Oakley buried his son and daughter - in - law, the last thing he did was to tuck in his young grandsons Jaime and Arthur Oakley and by next morning was simply gone!

The two bewildered youngsters struggle manfully to survive all alone, their lives constantly under threat by the homicidal neighbor rancher, Steve Hearst.

First he steals their cattle then his hired killers shoot at them.

After six months or so an all but penniless stranger rides up with a deed to their property signed off by their wretched granddad who lost it a poker game -- 500 miles away.

This Man on a Horse, the beautiful widower sheriff's eligible sister, Elizabeth, along with Doc Pettinger and a sympathetic saloon owner named Benour -- who knows first hand the tragedy of being an abandoned and exploited orphan -- form a sort of conspiracy of hearts, to do the right thing!

And  that's when Hearst and his killers really turn violent! 

A good read! :)   

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Even with no deacon nor servers, Saint Mary Magdalen Catholic Church's Saturday liturgy well - supported.

Brackettville, Texas 78832.
Saturday, September 14, 2013. 5:30pm English Mass.

Celebrant -- Father Johnson Machado.

Homilist -- Father Machado -- from Luke 15:1-30 -- "The Prodigal and his Brother show us, brothers and sisters, the misery of sin.

"Both of them had serious spiritual problems, although the oldest brother was too self - righteous to know this!

"Meanwhile, the father is the example of God as the all - merciful Father..."

EMHCs -- Mrs. Jamie Ballew, Mr. Pat Melancon and Mr. Jim Burns.

Lector -- Mrs. Jamie Ballew.

Ushers -- Mr. George Nicolai and Mr. Faustino Sandoval.

Before - Mass 5 - Decade Rosary Leader -- Mr. George Nicolai.

Choir -- Mrs. Lynn McNew.

Way too go, great and wonderful good people! :) 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Argentinian  woman who wrote our pope about the reluctance of officials to investigate her claims of sexual assault by a police officer gets a surprise!

She answered her phone the other day and it was Pope Francis in person calling her direct with words of comfort and support. 

He also cordially invited her to come and visit him  in the Vatican. :)

From The Wanderer Catholic newspaper.

Thursday, September 12, 2013.

Monday, September 16, 2013


Brief recap of the Kinney County, Texas zip 78832 -- "Friends of the Library" -- (mostly!) cash donations as "accounting issues!" :)

2009 -- $1,300 donated in cashier's draft and "officially acknowledged" by one Mrs. Sarah Terrazas, Library Executive Director.

2010 -- $1,200 cash donated and "officially acknowledged" -- again by Mrs. Sarah T.

2011 -- $1,500 cash donated and ...?? Who knows what happened! No "official acknowledgement!"

2012 -- $2,000 cash donated and ...??

2013 -- $1,200 cash donated through first of June and ...??

Thus: out of $7,200 total donations  in 4 1/2 years -- last $4,700 might as well have gone up in smoke!

Kinney County Auditor's Office notified by mail most likely Friday, June 21, 2013.

Enter First Response: Wednesday June 26, 2013 -- Senior Kinney County Executive Mrs. Martha Peña Padron -- comes to  have a quiet talk with Mrs. Sarah Terrazas -- around 9 am at the Library.

Enter Second Response: via written legal memorandum  Wednesday July 10, 2013 -- giving legal opinion by County Judge Tim Ward and County Auditor Carol Pettett, yeah! :)

September 17. Feast Day of Bishop Saint Robert Bellarmine - Doctor of the Church.

September 19. Feast Day of Bishop Saint Januarius - Martyr.

September 20. Feast Day of the Martyrs Saint Andrew Kim Taegon - priest and Paul Chong Ha - Sang and Companions.

September 21. Feast Day of the Apostle and Evangelist Saint Matthew.

September 22. Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

September 23. Feast Day of Saint Pius  of Pietrelcina - priest.

Lunes el 16 de Septiembre 2013:

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