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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

October 9, 2016: Marian Pilgrimage to the Holy Doors of Mercy sponsored by The Legion of Mary




















Marian Pilgrimage
to the
Holy Doors of Mercy
 
Sunday, October 9, 2016
 
 
 
Ongoing Registration
First come basis
 
 
 
 
Cost is $40 for bus trip only;
you pay for your own meals.
 
 
 
Please pay Viviana Mares
Secretary at
St. Joseph Parish Office
 
 
 
 
Payment can be cash, check or credit card
 
 
 
 
Payment is due at registration
 
 
 
 
Itinerary
 
6:45 am pickup at St. Joseph Church, 510 Wernett Street, Del Rio, Texas
 
7:30 am St. Mary Magdalene (Holy Door of Mercy), 301 South Ann Street, Brackettville, Texas
 
11:00 am Mission San Jose (Holy Door of Mercy), 6701 San Jose Drive, San Antonio, Texas
 
12:30 pm Lunch at Luby’s Downtown, 911 North Main Avenue, San Antonio, Texas
 
2:00 pm Basilica of the National Shrine of the Little Flower (Holy Door of Mercy), 1715 North Zarzamora, San Antonio, Texas
 
4:00 pm Cathedral of San Fernando (Holy Door of Mercy), 115 West Main Plaza, San Antonio, Texas
 
5:00 pm attend Jubilee Year of Mercy Mass for all Marian Devotional Groups at Cathedral of San Fernando
 
8:00 pm Dinner at Whataburger, 229 19th Street, Hondo, Texas
 
11:30 pm drop-off at St. Joseph Church, 510 Wernett Street, Del Rio, Texas 
 
 



 

Thursday, September 15, 2016

September 14, 2016: Del Rio News-Herald * OPINION * Letter to the Editor * Confession of a closet conservative















Letter to the Editor,

Confession of a closet conservative

Hello, my name is Bambi Doe, a pseudonym to protect my privacy. I am a recovering liberal. I was a liberal back in the days when being a liberal involved a passion for anti-poverty programs, labor unions, racial equality, anti-discrimination, and of course women’s rights. I met my husband in college; he was also a proud liberal like me. We were idealistic, in love and we were going to change the world.

But then being a liberal began to slowly shift and now it has became radically revolutionary. To be a liberal today means you have to believe unborn babies are not babies, that they are not human beings, that they are not persons. Liberals believe that God-given, divine directives mandating marriage and family life are archaically obsolete. Liberals believe that a man is a woman when he feels he’s a woman, and that a woman is a man when she feels she’s a man. Liberals believe that it’s bigotry to believe that men’s restrooms should be reserved for men and women’s restrooms should be reserved for women.

Everything for a liberal is a matter of their own subjective personal opinion; however, for them I do not have a right to my deeply held religious beliefs.
One day, it finally dawned to me; I finally saw the light, that if I was not really a liberal any longer then I concluded I must inevitably be a social and cultural conservative.

And so it happened that I am now a closet conservative. Why you may ask am I a closet conservative? Well the answer is very simple, to keep the peace in my life. Because you see my husband, my kids, my relatives, my friends, my coworkers; they are all still liberals. I don't speak up, I don't say anything, and I simply stay silent. Everyone still thinks I agree with them because I don't disagree with them. But I secretly support conservative causes and within the privacy of the secret ballot my true beliefs are manifested. 

Marian Casillas, Ed.D.

Del Rio




Wednesday, September 14, 2016

EWTN News Nightly Campaign Coverage


September 10,2016: Del Rio National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children

Sign "National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children"

Legion of Mary Sign

Left to right: Pastor Robert Hooker from First Baptist Church, 
Father Eugene Theisan, Chaplain at Laughlin Air Force Base
 and Father Cesar Betancourt, Parochial Vicar at St. Joseph Church

Father Eugene Theisan, Chaplain at Laughlin Air Force Base 
blessing the Memorial in Memory of all Unborn Infants 
located on the grounds of 
the Knights of Columbus San Felipe Council 2687
Bilingual Pro-Life Living Rosary
coordinated by
The Legion of Mary

Santiago Peña is offering a bouquet of flowers, 
behind him is Christian Gabriel Gomez who had placed a toy car 
and Jo Alessandra BuenRostro is waiting to place a baby doll on the memorial







Thursday, August 25, 2016

Appeal for Donations of Diapers for Amistad Pregnancy Care Center

Dear little handmaids and friends,

Amistad Pregnancy Care Center needs disposable diapers of any size. They are out of size 3 and low on sizes 2 & 4. But diapers of any size are always sincerely appreciated.

APCC provides a variety of assistance to women in crisis pregnancies and for mothers of babies and young children. The Center provides free pregnancy tests and Christian counseling, with the goal of offering alternatives to abortion. APCC provides--as it is able-- some diapers, baby and toddler clothing, and maternity clothes  It also provides post-abortion counseling. It is supported strictly by donations and is staffed by volunteers. It is an interdenominational Christian ministry.

You may bring donations of diapers to St. Joseph Parish Office, and please let them know that the diapers are a donation for Amistad Pregnancy Care Center. Or you may call Rosie Aguilar at 830-734-2699.

Thank you and God bless you for your generosity!

Cami Murphy

Rosie Aguilar
830-734-2699                 






            
















      

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