In biblical usage, “Stewardship” is the management of whatever a person is entrusted with, not only to preserve but profitably administer for his master, ultimately for God. Christ proposed the faithful steward as model for the responsible Christian (Luke 12:42). The Apostles are chosen stewards of the divine mysteries (I Corinthians 4:1-2), and every Christian is a steward of the mysteries of God (I Peter 4:10). Jesus praised the unjust steward of the parable, not because he was dishonest, but because of his foresight, since "the children of this world are more astute in dealing with their own kind than are the children of light" (Luke 16:1-8). This is the ultimate lesson of stewardship: that a human being is not owner but only custodian of God's gifts in this world, to use them and produce with them the fruits of eternal life.
(Etym. Old English stigweard, "keeper of the hall": stig, hall + weard, keeper.)
WELCOME FR. HENRY!
Please welcome Father Henry Finch to our Parish Family! Fr. Henry was ordained to the priesthood on June 8th by Bishop Vasquez, and assigned to our parish as the Associate Pastor, effective July 1st.
Fr. Henry grew up in San Marcos with his parents, Stanley and Linda, and two younger sisters. After graduating from San Marcos High School, he attended Texas A&M University in College Station, He received spiritual direction from then-Father (now Bishop) David Konderla, who was pastor of St. Mary’s Catholic Center at the time. Prayer for the grace to know his own vocation, along with Bishop Konderla’s guidance and living witness of priestly ministry, clarified Fr. Henry’s own call. After graduation from A&M, he was accepted as a seminarian for the Austin Diocese and first attended Holy Trinity Seminary in Irving. Fr. Henry completed his studies and formation for ordination at the Pontifical College Josephinum seminary in Columbus, Ohio.
An Eagle Scout, Fr. Henry enjoys outdoor activities, and he is an accomplished musician, playing the piano and pipe organ. To those considering the priesthood or religious life, Fr. Henry says, “Be bold. Commit. Believe that Our Lord will never be outdone in generosity. Too often we wait for an undeniable and absolute sign from God. That’s not how he generally works. He demands trust and wants to give the fullness of life to his sons and daughters.” ~from Catholic Spirit, Diocese of Austin, May 2019 edition
¡BIENVENIDA PADRE HENRY!
¡Por favor denle la bienvenida al Padre Henry Finch a nuestra familia parroquial! P. Henry fue ordenado al sacerdocio el 8 de junio por el Obispo Vasquez, y asignado a nuestra parroquia como Pastor Asociado, a partir del 1° de julio.
Padre Henry creció en San Marcos con sus padres, Stanley y Linda, y dos hermanas menores. Después de graduarse de San Marcos High School, asistió a la Universidad Texas A&M en College Station. Recibió orientación espiritual del entonces Padre (ahora Obispo) David Konderla, quien era pastor del Centro Católico de Santa María en ese momento. La oración por la gracia de conocer su propia vocación, junto con la guía del Obispo Konderla y el testimonio vivo del ministerio sacerdotal, aclaró la propia llamada del P. Henry. Después de graduarse de A&M, fue aceptado como seminarista de la Diócesis de Austin y asistió por primera vez al Seminario Holy Trinity en Irving. P. Henry completó sus estudios y formación para la ordenación en el seminario Pontifical College Josephinum en Columbus, Ohio.
Un Eagle Scout, el Padre Henry disfruta de las actividades al aire libre, y es un músico consumado, tocando el piano y el órgano de tubos. A quienes consideran el sacerdocio o la vida religiosa, el P. Henry dice: "Sé audaz. Cometer. Cree que Nuestro Señor nunca será superado en generosidad. Con demasiada frecuencia, esperamos una señal innegable y absoluta de Dios. No es así como trabaja generalmente. Él exige confianza y quiere dar la plenitud de la vida a sus hijos e hijas ". ~de Catholic Spirit, Diócesis de Austin, edición de Mayo 2019
Saturday Vigil – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday – 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m. (Español) & 5:00pm
Mon., Wed., Fri at 8:30 a.m.
Tues. & Thurs. at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. (Español)
First Friday at 7:00 p.m.
First Saturday at Noon
Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Thursday 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
And by appointment
Wednesday 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
First Friday 7:30 p.m. until midnight
First Saturday 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Mon, Wed, Fri: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tue, Thurs: - 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Closed Monday - Friday
from 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. for lunch
St. Margaret Mary is a warm and diverse family, unified by our Roman Catholic faith through the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. Like the Apostles, we teach and proclaim the Good News of our Lord Jesus Christ and, through our ministries, we serve the needs of the community in Sacrament, Word, and Deed.
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Please be aware of a scam: Parishioners are receiving texts and emails asking for gift cards that appear to be from Father Luis or Father Joven, but it is indeed a scam. If you receive one of these, please do not reply. ******THIS IS A SCAM******
Tenga en cuenta de una estafa: los feligreses están recibiendo mensajes de texto y correos electrónicos solicitando tarjetas de regalo que parecen ser del Padre Luis o el Padre Joven, pero de hecho es una estafa. Si recibe uno de estos, por favor no responda. ******ESTO ES UNA ESTAFA******
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Readings for the week of July 21, 2019
- Sunday: Gn 18:1-10a / Ps 15:2-3, 3-4, 5 [1a] / Col 1:24-28 / Lk 10:38-42
- Monday: Sg 3:1-4b or 2 Cor 5:14-17 / Ps 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9  / Jn 20:1-2, 11-18
- Tuesday: Ex 14:21—15:1 / Ex 15:8-9, 10 and 12, 17 [1b] / Mt 12:46-50
- Wednesday: Ex 16:1-5, 9-15 / Ps 78:18-19, 23-24, 25-26, 27-28 [24b] / Mt 13:1-9
- Thursday: 2 Cor 4:7-15 / Ps 126:1bc-2ab, 2cd-3, 4-5, 6  / Mt 20:20-28
- Friday: Ex 20:1-17 / Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 11 [Jn 6:68c] / Mt 13:18-23
- Saturday: Ex 24:3-8 / Ps 50:1b-2, 5-6, 14-15 [14a] / Mt 13:24-30
- Next Sunday: Gn 18:20-32 / Ps 138:1-2, 2-3, 6-7, 7-8 [3a] / Col 2:12-14 / Lk 11:1-13