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.)
Jesus Christ, Light of the World is Risen. Alleluia!
On this day of our Lord’s glorious Resurrection, may the Spirit of the Risen Christ always live within you, and may you always have the gift of Love, the blessing of Hope and the promise of Peace. On behalf of all the clergy and the staff, we wish you a joyous Easter!
Jesucristo, la Luz del Mundo ha resucitado. ¡Alleluia!
En este día glorioso de la Resurrección de Nuestro Señor, que el Espíritu de Cristo resucitado viva siempre dentro de ti y que te bendiga siempre con los dones del Amor, la Esperanza y la promesa de la Paz. ¡De parte del clero y todo el personal les deseamos unas felices Pascuas!
WELCOME FATHER JOVEN!
Please welcome Father Joven Saavedra, who will be with us for the next 3 months as the interim Associate Pastor. Fr. Joven was ordained a priest in May of 1999 in the Philippines. By invitation of Bishop Joe Vasquez, Fr. Joven moved to the Diocese of Austin in 2011. He most recently served as the Associate Pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Temple.
BIENVENIDOS PADRE JOVEN!
Por favor denle la bienvenida al Padre Joven Saavedra, que estará con nosotros durante los próximos 3 meses como el Pastor Interino Asociado. Padre Joven fue ordenado sacerdote en mayo de 1999 en Filipinas. Por invitación del Obispo Joe Vásquez, el Padre Joven se mudó a la Diócesis de Austin en 2011. Recientemente se desempeñó como Pastor Asociado de la Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe en Temple.
Photo Credit: Steve Loranger
CONGRATULATIONS DEACON STEVE!
We give praise and thanksgiving to Almighty God for the ordination of Steve Tedesco to the Sacred Order of Deacon by Bishop Vasquez on Saturday, March 30th. Deacon Steve has been assigned by Bishop Vasquez to serve at Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic Church in Andice, TX. May God bless you Steve!
¡FELICIDADES al DIÁCONO STEVE!
Alabamos y damos gracias a Dios Todopoderoso por la ordenación de Steve Tedesco a la Orden Sagrada del Diácono por parte del Obispo Vásquez el sábado 30 de marzo. El Diácono Steve fue asignado por el Obispo Vásquez para servir en la iglesia católica Santa Rosa de Lima en Andice, TX. ¡Que Dios lo bendiga Steve!
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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Readings for the week of April 21, 2019
- Sunday: Acts 10:34a, 37-43 / Ps 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23  / Col 3:1-4 or 1 Cor 5:6b-8 / Jn 20:1-9 or Lk 24:1-12 or Lk 24:13-35
- Monday: Acts 2:14, 22-33 / Ps 16:1-2a and 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11  / Mt 28:8-15
- Tuesday: Acts 2:36-41 / Ps 33:4-5, 18-19, 20 and 22 [5b] / Jn 20:11-18
- Wednesday: Acts 3:1-10 / Ps 105:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8-9 [3b] / Lk 24:13-35
- Thursday: Acts 3:11-26 / Ps 8:2ab and 5, 6-7, 8-9 [2ab] / Lk 24:35-48
- Friday: Acts 4:1-12 / Ps 118: 1-2 and 4, 22-24, 25-27a  / Jn 21:1-14
- Saturday: Acts 4:13-21 / Ps 118:1 and 14-15ab, 16-18, 19-21 [21a] / Mk 16:9-15
- Next Sunday: Acts 5:12-16 / Ps 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24  / Rv 1:9-11a, 12-13, 17-19 / Jn 20:19-31