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Address to Gospel of Life Convention, April 18, 2009 Print Email

It is not enough for us even to defend innocent human life. Of course, if we fail to do this, we fail in our most urgent task. But by good deeds of love and charity, we must build this active culture of life that is ready and capable of turning back hell itself. If we won’t put the abortionist out of business we are pitiable souls. If we don’t enact laws and work tirelessly to change human hearts so that life is forever reverenced and protected, we have not fought the good fight which is our charge as the Church Militant. As warriors we must first beat back the enemy. But then let us not forget that we are warriors for the victory of life!

– Most Rev. Robert W. Finn, Bishop of Kansas City-St. Joseph,

Address to Gospel of Life Convention, April 18, 2009

 
Announcements, Mar. 5 & 6, 2016 Print Email

Pope Francis' Prayer Intentions for March

Universal Intention

Families in Difficulty : That families in need may receive the necessary support and that children may grow up in healthy and peaceful environments.

Evangelization Intention

Persecuted Christians : That those Christians who, on account of their faith, are discriminated against or are being persecuted, may remain strong and faithful to the Gospel, thanks to the incessant prayer of the Church.

Daily Offering Prayer

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings of this day in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world. I offer them for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart: the salvation of souls, reparation for sin, and the reunion of all Christians. I offer them for the intentions of our bishops and of all Apostles of Prayer, and in particular for those recommended by our Holy Father this month.


Journey through Scripture Series: "The Bible and Prayer"

(English only)

This seven-week Bible study class, written and supported by the team from the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, is based on the book Prayer Works! Getting a Grip on Catholic Spirituality by Matthew Leonard. This series explores the human quest for God, unveiling the true nature of prayer. It looks at the prayer lives of the towering figures of salvation history in both the Old and New Testaments showing the different forms our communication with God can take. It also examines the three types or modes of prayer every Catholic is called to engage in: vocal prayer, meditation, and contemplation. The study examines the prayer life of Jesus Christ, the ultimate example of how to commune with our Father. Workbook provided. Visit www.StPaulCenter.com to learn more. Open to ages 15 and up. Limited seating. Matthew Leonard's book will be pre-ordered and must be paid for at the time of registration. Class not available in Spanish at this time.

Evening classes begin Sunday, Apr. 10, 7 p.m.; Morning classes begin Tuesday, Apr. 12 at 10 a.m. Contact Charolette J. (CJ) Garcia-Aboytes at 210-843-1198 for more info.

Journey Through Scripture Series: La Biblia y la Virgen María

Siguiendo el modelo interpretativo de los autores de las escrituras y los padres de la iglesia, la Biblia y la Virgen María examina el papel de María en la historia de la salvación.

A través de la tipología se estudia su rol como la nueva Eva, Arca de la Alianza y la reina madre.

Este estudio examina también la doctrina católica en relación con la Santísima Virgen, respondiendo a las objeciones comunes a lo largo del camino.

Clase de español comienza el domingo 10 de abril a la 1:00 p.m.

Para información contactar Felipe Forero al 210-833-8552.


Husbands, fathers, uncles, sons: you are invited to the

St. Joseph Novena

Daily: Thursday, Mar. 10 - Friday, Mar. 18, 8 p.m., in the church

Solemnity of St. Joseph Mass

Saturday, Mar. 19, 8 a.m.

The entire family is welcome to attend, but men are especially encouraged to participate in this spiritually power-packed novena!


St. Anthony Claret 17th Annual Family Seder Meal

Wednesday of Holy Week, March 23

6:30 p.m., Msgr. Hubertus Hall

Adults & Teens: $15

Children 10 - 12: $10

Children 6 - 9: $5

Children 5 and under: Free

Tickets on sale after all masses March 5/6, 12/13, and 19/20.

Teen volunteers are needed,

For more info or if you can help, call Tracey Kollmansberger at 210-273-4818.


Children's Summer Program Cancelled

Due to work being done in the church for several weeks this summer, Msgr. Hubertus Hall will have to be utilized for daily Mass. Therefore, the previously announced Birthday Blast program will not take place. The volunteer information meeting scheduled for March 10 has also been cancelled.


OVASE Training

OVASE (Office of Victim Assistance & Safe Environment) certification is valid for three years.

To obtain or update yours, OVASE training will be offered

Saturday, March 12, 10 a.m., Msgr. Hubertus Hall.

To attend, visit www.virtus.org: click on first time registrant (on left)

and follow prompts on each screen to register for the session.


Ministers of Hospitality Training in Spanish

Tuesday, March 8, 7 p.m. in the Church

Entrenamiento en español para los ministros de hospitalidad.

El martes 8 de marzo a las 7 p.m. en la iglesia.

For info, contact Lupe Nguy at 210-316-7346 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


St. Anthony Claret Marriage Ministry

Special Date Night:

Stations of the Cross for Married Couples

followed by Mass

Friday, March 18, 7 p.m. in the church

Married and engaged couples are welcome to attend.

For more info, contact Chris and Nicole Glowe at

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 257-6616.


Graduating from high school? Need cash for college?

Three parish ministries-the Knights of Columbus Council #10090, the St. Anthony Claret Men's Club and the Ladies of St. Anthony-will award a few $500 scholarships to qualified parish high school seniors intent on pursuing higher education. Pick up an application in the narthex or parish office . The completed application packet must be MAILED IN

and postmarked by Saturday, April 2, 2016.


Come pray with us!

40 Days for Life

Now through March 20, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

2140 Babcock Rd. (New Planned Parenthood)

Sign up for an hour of peaceful prayer at www.40daysforlife.com/sanantonio.

Water, snacks and chairs provided.

Contact Kellie at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 210-737-2235.


2016 LENT CROSS

Men's Club Fish Fry

Every Friday during Lent except March 18

5-7 p.m. Msgr. Hubertus Hall

Tilapia, fries, & coleslaw for $7.

After the meal, stay for the Stations of the Cross in Spanish at 5:30 p.m.

or the Stations of the Cross in English at 7 p.m. followed by Mass.


CANNED GOODS

We need over… 6200 lbs. of canned goods to meet our goal in the Knights of Columbus 40 Cans for Lent drive going on now through Easter Sunday. Place your bags by the St. Anthony Mary Claret Statue in the narthex.


Archdiocese of San Antonio

Jubilee Year of Mercy

Sunday, April 3, Divine Mercy Sunday - During this Jubilee of Mercy, consider praying the Divine Mercy Novena that begins on Good Friday, March 25, and culminates on Divine Mercy Sunday, the Second Sunday of Easter. Novena prayers, information on St. Faustina Kowalska and other resources are available at www.thedivinemercy.org.

Domingo, 3 de abril, el domingo - Durante este Jubileo de la Misericordia, considere rezar la Novena de la Divina Misericordia que comienza el Viernes Santo, 25 de Marzo y culmina el Domingo de la Misericordia, el segundo domingo de Pascua. Oraciones de la novena, información sobre Sta. Faustina Kowalska y otros recursos están disponibles en www.thedivinemercy.org.


Fill Your Easter Baskets…

…with beautiful gifts from the Ladies of St. Anthony.

They will be selling religious items this weekend after all Masses in the narthex.


Get your baskets ready!

St. Anthony Mary Claret Knights of Columbus Council #10090

Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 19, 10 a.m.

Registration at 9 a.m. for the following age groups 0-3, 4-7 and 8-12.

There will be a special egg for one lucky kid in each age group.

Join us afterward in Msgr. Hubertus Hall for fun activities hosted by Women of the Well.

A big thank you to the Ladies of SAMC for purchasing the eggs

and the Silver Seniors for stuffing of the eggs. 


St. Anthony Mary Claret M.O.M. (Ministry of Motherhood),

a Catholic group helping mothers find encouragement, instruction, prayer time & caring friends

Next meeting: Wednesday, March 9, 9 - 11 a.m., Msgr. Hubertus Hall

Join us for 8 a.m. Mass if you can.

Topic: "The Developing Brain in Our Children" presented by Meg Rogers

Feel free to bring a breakfast item, snack, or beverage to share.

Free babysitting available in building B.

 

 
Community News, Mar. 5 & 6, 2016 Print Email

Incarnate Word High School (IWHS) Shamrock Preview & Open House

Sunday, April 3, 2 - 4 p.m., 727 E. Hildebrand Ave. 78212

Prospective students and their families can tour the campus, meet faculty and coaching staff,

and learn about the academic/athletic opportunities.

For more info, contact IWHS Director of Enrollment Carli Valverde at (210) 829-3123

or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Project Rachel: Hope After Abortion

Have you or someone you know participated in or been impacted by an abortion?

Find peace and healing at our Project Rachel retreat

Saturday, April 9, 8:30 to 5:30

For information, call 210-342-HOPE (4673).

HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE… Experience God's mercy in his land by spending time at the very places mentioned in the scriptures: Bethlehem, Nazareth, Mt. Tabor, Sea of Galilee, Cana, Jerusalem, Mt. of Olives and more! Two journeys to choose from:

  • 11-day pilgrimage including 1 night on Mt Carmel; 3 nights by Sea of Galilee and 5 nights in Jerusalem at the Vatican's Hotel, the Notre Dame, with Deacon Tom & Mary Jane Fox as your leaders
  • 10-day pilgrimage en Español from San Antonio including 1 night in Nazareth, 2 nights by Sea of Galilee and 5 nights in Jerusalem at the Notre Dame of Jerusalem.

Organized by the Pilgrim Center of Hope; space is limited. To learn more or to request a brochure, contact Mary Jane Fox at 210-521-3377 or visit www.pilgrimcenterofhope.org .

 
From The Vatican Print Email

POPE FRANCIS INTENTIONS

POPE FRANCIS' PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR MARCH

Families in Difficulty. That families in need may receive the necessary support and that children may grow up in healthy and peaceful environments. Las familias en dificultad.

que las familias necesitadas puedan recibir el apoyo necesario y que los niños crezcan en entornos saludables y pacíficos.

Persecuted Christians. That those Christians who, on account of their faith, are discriminated against or are being persecuted, may remain strong and faithful to the Gospel, thanks to the incessant prayer of the Church. Los cristianos perseguidos. Que aquellos cristianos que, por razón de su fe, son discriminados o son perseguidas, pueden permanecer firmes y fieles al Evangelio, gracias a la incesante oración de la Iglesia.


DEATH PENALTY

Pope: Christians called to work to abolish death penalty

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has said that "all Christians and people of good will are called today to work not only for the abolition of the death penalty," but also to improve conditions in prisons, out of respect for the human dignity of prisoners.

In particular, the Holy Father appealed "to the consciences of government leaders" that they might join the "international consensus for the abolition of the death penalty" - and spoke directly to Catholic leaders, asking them, as a "courageous and exemplary act," to not carry out any death sentences during the Holy Year of Mercy.

The Holy Father made his remarks following the Angelus on Sunday, in the context of an international convention for the abolition of death penalty set to take place in Rome on Monday. The convention, promoted by the Sant'Egidio Community, has for its title "For a world without the death penalty." -For the full article visit, enradiovaticana.va

 
In Parish News Print Email

PARISH NEWS

A BIG THANK YOU… to the 33 parishioners who signed up to join the Hospitality Ministry. We still need Spanish speakers. If interested, Hospitality Training in Spanish will be held Tuesday, Mar. 8 at 7pm in the church. Contact Lupe Nguy at 210-316-7346 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more info.


MARRIED STATIONS

THE MARRIAGE MINISTRY… invites married and engaged couples to a special date night: Stations of the Cross for Married Couples followed by Mass, Friday, Mar. 18 at 7pm inside the church. For more information, contact Chris & Nicole Glowe at 257-6616 or

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


RE BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

Capital campaign construction progress… it's coming along!

Photo courtesy Patrick Zuberbueler.


2016 LENT CROSS

EVERY FRIDAY DURING LENT… the Men's Club is hosting a Lenten Fish Fry in Hubertus Hall from 5-7pm. On the menu? Tilapia, fries, and coleslaw for $7. After the meal, stick around for the Stations of the Cross in Spanish at 5:30pm or the Stations of the Cross in English at 7pm followed by Mass.


CANNED GOODS

WE NEED OVER… 6200lbs of canned goods to meet our goal in the Knights of Columbus 40 Cans for Lent drive going on now thru Easter Sunday. Place your bags by the St. Anthony Mary Claret Statue in the Narthex.


CRS RICE CHANGE

CHILDREN'S CORNER

Hey kids! This week, look for spare change and collect the money you find for the Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl which helps the poorest of the poor.

 
Mass Intentions, Mar. 5 & 6, 2016 Print Email
Saturday, Mar. 5 5 P.M. Charlotte & Jacob Carian (D) by The Carian Family
Sunday, Mar. 6 8 A.M. Birthday Blessings for Jonas Xavier Wessel by Bea Peterson
  10 A.M. Jacob Chacon (D) by Family
  12 P.M. Special Intention for James & Henry Pawelek & Alois & Florence Olenick by Olenick Family
  3 P.M. Donald Hansen (D) & Dee Dee Hanson (D) by Mother & Family
  6 P.M. Lillie Mae Moos (D) by Serge & Darlene Belanger
    Robert Sheard (D) by Raquel Sheard
Monday, Mar. 7 8 A.M. Minerva Salazar (D) by St. Francis Skylarks
  6:30 P.M. Holy Hour
  7:30 P.M. Healing Mass: For the Sick of the Parish
Tuesday, Mar. 8 8 A.M. John F. Harris, Jr. (D) by Bea Peterson
    42nd Anniversary Blessings for Larry & Margaret Lucido by Lucido Family
Wednesday, Mar. 9 8 A.M. Billie Sievers (D) & Deacon Charlie King (D) by Serge & Darlene Belanger
    Yandel Yeary (D) by Gill Family
Thursday, Mar. 10 8 A.M. For the Parish
  8 P.M. St. Joseph Novena
Friday, Mar. 11 8 A.M. **** No Morning Mass ****
  5:30 P.M. Stations of the Cross (Spanish)
  7 P.M. Stations of the Cross (English)
  7:30 P.M. Ed Fischnar (D); Deacon Jesse Galvan (D); Mary Cerha (D); Baby Katherine Yount (D) by Serge & Darlene Belanger
Saturday, Mar. 12 5 P.M. Rogelio Gonzalez (D) by Joe Gonzalez Family
Sunday, Mar. 13 8 A.M. Alejandro Davila (D) by Family
  10 A.M. Margaret (D) & Albert Suarez (D); Allen J. Ponce (D) by Alma Ponce
  12 P.M. Birthday Blessings for Jason Luna by Family
  3 P.M. Felix Aguilar (D); Anthony Joseph Kaiser (D); Dick Sledden (D) by Serge & Darlene Belanger
    Ricardo Flores (D) by Myrna Lopez
  6 P.M. Rudy & Selia Garcia (D); Manual & Concepcion Espinoza (D) by Espinoza Family
 
Ministry News Print Email
CATECHIST & KID

ARE YOU BEING CALLED?

Holy Mother Church teaches us that by the very nature of our Baptism, we are called to be catechists, to be soldiers for Christ. The idea of being a catechist can either take an informal or formal route. Have you in the past or recently felt the need to share your Faith with others? If so, now is the time to respond. The need for faithful teachers in our parish grows each year. Did you know that last year over 150 volunteers shared their talents with over 1100 young people of our parish? This need continues to grow each year. Please take some time today or during the next week to prayerfully consider if you are being called to share our Faith. You may call the Religious Education office at 210-688-9033 ext. 204 for more information or to complete an application.


A Year's Worth of Prayer and Inspiration for only $26!

The Magnificat is a monthly liturgical prayer magazine that can be used to follow the daily Mass and can also be read at home for personal or family prayer. It is a lavishly printed, easy-to-read pocket-sized worship aid with more than 400 pages that offers:

· beautiful prayers for both morning and evening from the treasury of the Liturgy of

the Hours

· the official texts of the daily Mass

· meditations written by the renowned Fathers of the Church and a great variety of

spiritual writings

· essays on the lives of the saints

· an article giving valuable insight into a masterpiece of sacred art.

Our parish is placing a group order so that we may qualify for a discounted rate of only $26.00 per year (regular yearly rate is $44.95). Subscriptions for this English (regular print) version of the Magnificat will begin November 2014 and run through October 2015. Parishioner Tracey Kollmansberger is coordinating this effort. Payment must be submitted to Tracey NO LATER THAN Sunday, Sept. 6. Please make checks payable to Tracey Kollmansberger. Tracey will receive and distribute our monthly magazines. To order or if you have questions, contact Tracey at 210-273-4818.


JESUS MARY HEARTS

TWO HEARTS PRAYER GROUP

Invites all prayer group members &

anyone interested in joining us!

Wednesday, Aug 19 at 7:15pm

9546 Coolbrook

For more info, call 680-4866.

 
Need Mass Times? Print Email

Traveling? Need Mass info? For nationwide Mass times

and locations call 1-410-676-6000 or check www.masstimes.org.

 
Parish Spotlight, Mar. 5 & 6, 2016 Print Email

BAPTISMS

Johanna Maria Nitz, child of Frederick & Valerie Nitz

Amelia Drew Rasmussen & Nolan Thomas Rasmussen,

children of Clayton & Rhiannon Rasmussen

Bohdi Nava Ross, child of Joshua & Sabrina Ross

Caleb Arnold Medellin, child of Arnold Medellin & Robin Ozuna

Jayden Rudy Rodriguez, child of Rudy Rodriguez & Bianca Arevalo

WEDDINGS

Tanya Compean & Robert Ytuarte

Rachel Brown & Kyle Ross

 
Prayers, Mar. 5 & 6, 2016 Print Email

Offer one Our Father, One Hail Mary, and one Glory Be for the sick of our parish family Robert Bruce McIntosh, Sam Patterson, Natalia Guhit, Rudy Guhit, Mary Flora, Mary Theresa Guevara, Silas Blaylock, Vivian Stoltz, Gloria De Leon, Patricia, Trevino, Olga Trevino, Elvera Skolaut, Maria Salazar, Gloria Bolick, Elizabeth Mehdi, Laura Garcia-Mehdi, Tom Cerha, Bill Tricksey, Bill Fiedler, Sam Patterson, Olga Faz, Mike Savoy, Jayce Savoy, Nic LeMaire, Kenzie Mechler, Patrick Garcia, Tito Calderon, Rudy Faz, Dee Hancock, Grace Heinze, George Huerta, Adrian and Erika Huerter, Bill Jennings, Garry Lydic, Robyn Marcum, Margie Morones, Tracy Oviedo, Alyson Victoria Oviedo, Linda Santos, Mary Sledden, Nancy Souhrada, Bertha Trevino, Roberto Trevino, Gabby Truly, Bishop Yanta, Anthony Trevino, Msgr. Lawrence Stuebben, Neva Goodpaster, Dan Calderon. (Prayer list is reserved for parishioners and their families and typically run for four weeks.)

 
Respect Life News, Aug. 15 & 16, 2015 Print Email

PROMOTING LIFE

PEOPLE PRAYING AT CROSS

DAY OF PENANCE & PRAYER

You may not live in Colorado, but you are still being called upon to participate in a day of penance and prayer by the Catholic bishops of Colorado in responsive to the eye-opening investigative undercover videos concerning Planned Parenthood and the selling of aborted baby organs.

"We call on all people of good will in Colorado and beyond to pray that those involved in research and medicine will fix their sights on recognizing the sacredness of life and refrain from putting human life at the service of science. A society can only be considered socially just if it protects the most vulnerable among us."

Please mark this day in your calendar and pray in solidarity with the Catholic faithful in Colorado.



 

@ SYMBOL

SYMBOL FOR LIFE

A new pro-life initiative is underway at the heart of it is the @ symbol. It is the creation of Tyler Blanski who was looking for a fresh, positive way to spread the pro-life message. Blanski says writer's block (he's an author) led him to the idea. One day, as he sat at his keyboard, he noticed the @ symbol was perfect way to illustrate life. He said the "a" represents the beginning, and it is cradled as if in the womb. He decided to put in in a Marian blue box and use the symbol to create a Facebook page in the hopes of drawing others to life. If you have Facebook, you can even get the symbol to overlap your profile pic. Read his article entitled: "Every Story Has a Beginning" on the website, The Catholic Gentleman. Then scroll down for the details.


PRIEST FOR LIFE FR. PAVONE

TO: PARISHIONERS

FROM: FR. FRANK PAVONE, NATIONAL DIR.

Priests for Life has helped expose to the public that Planned Parenthood, in violation of the law, is selling the body parts of aborted babies. You can help bring this to an end. Please go to the website BabyBodyParts.com, where you can see the videos that have revealed this, can join a prayer campaign about it, and can take action so that Congress can stop your tax dollars from funding these activities. All parishioners are asked to avoid giving any support whatsoever to Planned Parenthood. Thank you for standing with us in the fight!


ELDERLY ON SOFA

RESPECTING LIFE MEANS… honoring the dignity of the human person from conception to natural death and in our culture, the elderly are marginalized because they don't fit the youth-centered demographic. You can help thwart that ideology, by celebrating the elderly on National Senior Citizen's Day, Friday, Aug. 21. Consider visiting your elderly relatives,


Prayer of the Elderly

Dear Lord, as my life declines and my energies decrease, more than ever hold me by Your Power, that I may not offend You, but daily increase in Your Love. Give me strength to work in Your Service til the last day of my life. Help me to ever have an increasing dread of venial sin or whatever would cause the slightest withdrawal of Your Love. All day long and at night keep me close to Your Heart; and should I die, ere the morning breaks, may I go rejoicing in that vision of Your entrancing beauty, never to be separated from You. Amen.

 
 
Richness of the Faith Life Print Email

CATHOLICISM 101: WHAT IS LECTIO DIVINA?

In 2010, Pope Benedict XVI released an apostolic exhortation called, "The Word of the Lord" urging all Christians to get to know the Sacred Scriptures better. He recommended particular attention to "Lectio Divina". Described as a form of prayerful meditation, Lectio Divina is an ancient Catholic prayer method for reading and praying with the Bible. It is based on the idea that God has something very personal and specific to say to each one of us when we read any Scripture passage.


HOW IT WORKS

Lectio Divina is comprised of four parts: lectio (reading), meditatio (meditation), oratio (prayer), and contemplatio (contemplation) and concludes with actio (action).

 
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