Bishop Joe Vasquez recently announced he has appointed Father Anthony Xavier Velpula as our incoming Associate Pastor. We look forward to welcoming him into our community effective July 5th! Fr. Anthony was born in Kurnool, India, where he completed high school at the age of 14 and entered the seminary at the age of 15. Fr. Anthony was ordained to the priesthood on January 26th, 2003 and served as a secretary to the Bishop of Kurnool for two years. In 2005, Fr. Anthony went to Rome to study Canon Law. He returned to India in 2008 and served as a pastor in many parishes. Father then went to Rome again and served as an Associate Pastor in the Basilica of San Lorenzo, before returning to India in 2016. Fr. Anthony came to the United States in 2018 to work as a Tribunal Judge in the Diocese of Austin and most recently served as part time Associate Pastor at St. Thomas More Parish in Austin. Please give a warm welcome to Father Anthony Velpula!
El Obispo Joe Vasquez anunció recientemente que ha nombrado al Padre Anthony Xavier Velpula como nuestro Pastor Asociado entrante. ¡Esperamos con alegría darle la bienvenida a nuestra comunidad a partir del 5 de Julio! P. Anthony nació en Kurnool, India, donde completó la escuela preparatoria a la edad de 14 años y entró en el seminario a la edad de 15. El P. Anthony fue ordenado sacerdote el 26 de enero de 2003 y se desempeñó como secretario del Obispo de Kurnool durante dos años. En 2005, el P. Anthony fue a Roma para estudiar Derecho Canónico. Regresó a la India en 2008 y se desempeñó como pastor en varias parroquias. Luego, el padre fue a Roma nuevamente y se desempeñó como Pastor Asociado en la Basílica de San Lorenzo, antes de regresar a la India en 2016. El P. Anthony llegó a los Estados Unidos en 2018 para trabajar como juez de tribunal en la Diócesis de Austin y más recientemente se desempeñó como Pastor Asociado a tiempo parcial en la parroquia St. Thomas More en Austin. Por favor, denle una cálida bienvenida al ¡P. Anthony Velpula!
LETTER TO PARISHIONERS FROM OUR PRIESTS REGARDING
REVISED PARISH COVID-19 PROTOCOLS
EFFECTIVE MAY 23, 2021
CARTA A LOS FELIGRESES DE NUESTROS SACERDOTES CON RESPECTO A LOS PROTOCOLOS PARROQUIALES REVISADOS DEL COVID-19
EFECTIVO EL 23 DE MAYO, 2021
PLEASE BE AWARE OF A SCAM: Parishioners are once again receiving texts and emails asking for gift cards or other assistance that appear to be from Father Henry, Father Luis, and now Bishop Joe Vasquez, 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 nuevamente están recibiendo mensajes de texto y correos electrónicos solicitando tarjetas de regalo u otra asistencia que parecen ser del Padre Henry, el Padre Luis, y ahora del Obispo Joe Vasquez, pero de hecho es una estafa. Si recibe uno de estos, por favor no responda. ******ESTO ES UNA ESTAFA******
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.)
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Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. (Español)
First Friday at 7:00 p.m.
First Saturday at Noon
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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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Readings for the week of June 20, 2021
- Sunday: Jb 38:1, 8-11 / Ps 107:23-24, 25-26, 28-29, 30-31 [1b] / 2 Cor 5:14-17 / Mk 4:35-41
- Monday: Gn 12:1-9 / Ps 33:12-13, 18-19, 20 and 22  / Mt 7:1-5
- Tuesday: Gn 13:2, 5-18 / Ps 15:2-3a, 3bc-4ab, 5 [1b] / Mt 7:6, 12-14
- Wednesday: Gn 15:1-12, 17-18 / Ps 105:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8-9 [8a] / Mt 7:15-20
- Thursday: Vigil: Jer 1:4-10 / Ps 71:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 15, 17 [6b] / 1 Pt 1:8-12 / Lk 1:5-17
- Day: Is 49:1-6 / Ps 139:1-3, 13-14, 14-15 [14a] / Acts 13:22-26 / Lk 1:57-66, 80
- Friday: Gn 17:1, 9-10, 15-22 / Ps 128:1-2, 3, 4-5  / Mt 8:1-4
- Saturday: Gn 18:1-15 / Lk 1:46-47, 48-49, 50 and 53, 54-55 [cf. 54b] / Mt 8:5-17
- Next Sunday: Wis 1:13-15; 2:23-24 / Ps 30:2, 4, 5-6, 11, 12, 13 [2a] / 2 Cor 8:7, 9, 13-15 / http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/062821.cfm
- Mk 5: 21-43 or 5:21-24, 35b-43
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