Tuesday, July 30, 2013

"Why be Catholic?" VI

The undisputed evangelical truth...

From James Field, Copyright (c) J.S. Paluch Co. + our local parish bulletin bi - lingual insert.

"Treasures From Our Traditions"

"Apart from the period from Thanksgiving  through Christmas, the summer is a favored time for family reunions.

"We trace family trees and recall our origins.

"Worship has a family tree as well, and the way we celebrate today has been influenced by various styles and customs through the centuries.

"We are Western Christians of the Latin Rite. 

"By far, we are the most numerous Western Christians, butt there are other ritual families as well.

"The Archdiocese of Milan in Italy follows the Ambrosian Rite.

"Toledo in Spain preserves the Mozarabic Rite and the Arabuc language.

"Lyon in France is home to the Gallican Rite.

"Other liturgical families, such as the Celtic in Ireland and the Sarum in England, faded away after the Reformation.

"Until recent times, members of some ancient religious orders such as Carmelites and Trappists followed a pattern of Mass that varied slightly from the plan observed in Latin Rite parishes.

"Isn't the Catholic Church the same everywhere?

"Not at all.

"It never has been!

"The existence of so many liturgical families in the West reminds us that unity, not uniformity, is what the Church seeks to achieve among her children.

"We are united in faith, but wonderfully diverse in rituals, ceremonies, languages, customs, and spirituality..."

Right on, Brother James! :)

University of Texas El Paso!

Summer Semester II coming to a close!  

 Good Luck Everyone!

¡Ora, UTEP!

¡Ora, MEChA!

¡Adelante, DESTINO! :)

Monday, July 29, 2013

Saturday afternoon's 5:30pm Altar server - less Liturgical Celebration still well - supported!

Saint Mary Magdalen Catholic Church.

Brackettville, Texas 78832.

Saturday. July 27, 2013. 5:30 pm English Mass

Celebrant -- Father Peter Dumag, Lt. Col. USAF.

Deacon of the Mass -- Rev. Mr. James Bader.

Homilist -- Father Peter "Ask and you shall receive -- what are the four things needed for prayer?

"One: the grace to believe.

"Two: a spirit of humility and obedience.

"Three: persistence -- keep pushing and knocking!

"Four: everyday -- aline you way with His Way..." 
EMHCs -- K of C Mr. John Carlson and Mr. Jim Burns.

Lector -- Ms. Patti Hidalgo.

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

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

Choir -- Mrs. Lynn McNew.

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

Thursday, July 25, 2013

"Why be Catholic?" V

The undisputed evangelical truth ...

"Far from treating knowledge as a threat to faith, the Church has played a significant role in education in all stages of life.

"The Church was among the earliest institutions to provide education to poor children and to girls.

"In the United States, the parochial school system provided, and still provides, education in a Catholic context to thousands and helps the children of immigrants assimilate into American culture.

"This commitment to education does not end with high school graduation.

"Catholic colleges and universities rank among the most highly esteemed institutions in the United States.

"The Church's commitment to education continues today and spans all stages of formal education from preschool to college ..."


¡Ay, R.P. Juan - Carlos Iscara!

Dime con quien andas y yo te digo quien eres... :)

In spite of the fact that two SSPX priests + one SSPX brother publicly flaunted their hatred and contempt for Our Lady of Guadalupe and her Son Jesus Christ by  hanging her image in front of an open toilet and His -- The Last Supper --  in the Religious mens' rectory upstairs latrine...

Yet, we see:

You're still loyal to them, but why??

All this was from the summer of 2002 to June 2003.

 At Jesus and Mary Chapel in El Paso, Texas.

To confirm the accuracy of these blasphemies by two independent witnesses -- please call Brother Rene or Brother Gabriel at:

1 - 800 - 966 - 7337.

Brother Rene direct at (816) 820 - 4006.

Thank you, Padre!

After all, both you and I know that the Aztecs worshiped a special goddess aka "the eater of filth" as "the patroness of privies and venereal disease."

Good luck when your time comes to account for all your current assistance to these SSPX blasphemers.

PS I believe we met in Saltillo over 21 years ago, believe it or not!

I recognized you immediately in a recent SSPX photo... :)

Cabe mencionar -- we attended a great Epiphany party at your Gomez Palacio priory in 2000

With rosca de reyes

Young Sr. Soto got 2 plastic baby Jesus in just one slice! :)

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

July 30. Feast Day of Saint Peter Chrysologus - Bishop and Doctor of the Church.

July 31. Feast Day of Saint Ignatius of Loyola - Priest.

August 1. Feast Day of Saint Alphonsus Liguori - Bishop and Doctor of the Church.

August 2. Feast Day of Saint Eusebius of Vercelli - Bishop.

August 2. Feast Day of Saint Peter Julian Eymard - Priest.

August 3. Blessed Virgin Mary.

August 4. Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

August 5. Dedication of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major.

August 6. Transfiguration of Our Lord.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Last Saturday's 5:30pm Mass well - supported!

Saint Mary Magdalen Catholic Church.

Brackettville, Texas 78832.

Saturday. July 20, 2013. 5:30pm English Mass.

Celebrant --  Father Peter Dumag, Lt. Col USAF.

Deacon of the Mass -- Rev. Mr. James Bader.

Homilist -- Father Peter. "Jesus doesn't actually reprove Martha for being busy, He just points out that Mary is better off by hearing the word from the Word

"Without silent listening how can we hear what Jesus has to tell us? Action for action's sake is an empty gesture ..."

Altar Server -- Mr. Justin Hidalgo.

Transport - team Mom -- Patti.

EMHCs -- Legendary K of C. Mr. John "Jack" Boxell and Mr. Jim Burns.

Lector -- Mrs. Jamie Ballew.

Before - Mass 5 - Decades of the Joyful Mysteries Rosary Leader -- Mr. George Nicolai.

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

Fill - in Choir Director --Mr. George Nicolai.

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

Friday, July 19, 2013

July 22. Feast Day of Saint Mary Magdalen.

July 23. Feast Day of Saint Bridget - Religious.

July 24. Feast Day of Saint Sharbel Makhluf - Priest.

July 25. Feast Day of the Apostle Saint James  

July 26. Feast Day of Saint Joachim and Saint Anne - Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

July 27. Blessed Virgin Mary.

July 28. Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

July 29. Feast Day of Saint Martha.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Deacon - less Saturday afternoon Mass still well - supported.

Saint Mary Magdalen in Brackettville, Texas 78832.

Saturday. June 13, 2013. 5:30 pm English Mass.

Celebrant -- Father Peter Dumag, Lt. Col. USAF.

Homilist -- Father Peter. "Three - part moral of the parable of the Good Samaritan: One? The best time to do good is now! Two? Be thinking of God when doing it. Three? Do  it with compassion!"

Altar Servers -- Ms. Brianna Flores, Mr. Alex "Hondo" DeHoyos, Mr. Justin Hidalgo.

EMHCs -- Mrs. Mary Sam York, Ms. Frances Franklin, K of C Mr. John Carlson.

Lector -- Ms. Carol Whitworth.  

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

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

Choir -- Mrs. Lynn McNew.

Way to go, great and wonderful people! :)

July 15. Feast Day of Saint Bonaventure -- Bishop and Doctor of the Church.

July 16. Feast Day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

July 18. Feast Day of Saint Camillus de Lellis -- Priest.

July 20. Feast Day of Saint Apollinaris -- Bishop and Martyr.

July 21. Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.  

Friday, July 12, 2013

The Friends of the Kinney County Library, Texas -- 78832 -- scandal?
$4,700 out of a total of $7,200 cash donations in 4 1/2 years -- still "up in smoke?"

"[T]he County Judge would be happy to meet with you..."

(Signed) Carol Pettett, County Auditor.
830 - 563 - 2384

Way to go, Judge! :)

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Congratulations to Señor Fernando Purón Johnston.

He won last Sunday's election for Mayor of Piedras Negras, Mexico -- for the PRI! :)

Brackettville, Texas 78832!

Our Very First Catholic Teen ACTS Retreat and Evangelical Revival  at Saint Mary Magdalen Church drew upwards of 67 young people.

Thursday, June 27 -- to Sunday, June 30, 2013.

24 came from Brackettville plus 37 from Del  Rio plus 3 from who - knows - where plus 3 more beamed down in time to attend  the special 11:00 a.m. Mass! 

Way to go, everyone!

The Holy Spirit is still very much the Last Word! :)

July 9. Feast Day of Saint Augustine Zhao Rong - Priest and Martyr + his Companions - likewise Martyrs.

July 11. Feast Day of Saint Benedict - Abbot.

July 13. Feast Day of Saint Henry.

July 14. Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Monday, July 08, 2013

July 5. Feast Day of Saint Anthony Mary Zaccaria  -- Priest.

July 5. Feast Day of Saint Elizabeth of Portugal. 
July 6. Feast Day of Saint Maria Goretti -- Modern Italian Virgin and Martyr -- whose killer died peacefully and repentant in 1970 at the age of 88! :)

July 7. Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time...

"Friends of the Kinney County, Texas Public Library cash donations being ripped off, in our own case?"

"To the tune of $4,700!?"

Ms. Carol Pettett -- Kinney Count Auditor's Office -- got the basic info by Friday a.m. June 21, 2013...

Most obvious suspect -- if these well - founded allegations are true! -- will be Executive Director Mrs. Sarah Terrazas.

Carol's office confirmed her receipt of our memo on Monday morning June 24, 2013. 

Stay tuned! :)