St. Bernard was traveling with a poor, uneducated farmer, who boasted, “I’m never distracted when I pray.” Bernard objected, “I don’t believe it. Now let me make a bargain with you. If you can say the Our Father without one distraction, I’ll give you this mule I’m riding. But if you don’t succeed, you must come with me and be a monk.”
The farmer agreed and began praying aloud confidently, “Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name . . .” Then, after pausing for a moment, he asked St. Bernard, “Does that include the saddle and the bridle, too?”
St. Francis of Assisi, whenever he was about to enter church for Mass or to pray, would say, “Worldly and frivolous thoughts, stay here at the door until I return.” Then he would go inside and pray with complete devotion.
Children from ages 13-17 are attending Confirmation class with Harrison Denn and Joyce Benitez, as their teachers, on Tuesday evenings at the Rectory from 6:30pm - 7:30pm. The Sacrament of Confirmation will be held at Holy Redeemer Church.
Classes for RCIA Process for Children are held on Sundays at St. Joseph's Hall with Elvira Alonzo as their teacher. RCIA for Adults are held on Tuesday evenings with Sister Mary, Toby Hines and Brent Forrest as their teachers.
If you have any questions concerning the Faith Formation Program please call Bea at 227-0126 ext. 210.
Daily/Weekend Mass Times
Monday - Saturday: 12(noon)
Saturday: 12(noon) and 5pm
Sunday: 8am, 9:30 (Spanish), 11:00am, 12:30pm
Holy Days of Obligation
12:00pm, 5pm Holy Day Vigil
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Monday- Saturday: 10:45am to 11:45am
Join us for a fourth visit to the house of Our Lady of Guadalupe, you will be amazed and touched by this spiritual pilgrimage!
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Remembering our first pilgrimage:
On October 22, 2011 our group of ten pilgrims, lead by Father Mario Marzocchi Pastor of our Parish of Saint Joseph, downtown San Antonio, Texas, arrived early in the morning to the Basilica of Guadalupe, Mexico City, Mexico, home of one of the greatest miracles attributed to our Blessed Mother, the Virgin Mary. During the month of December, 1531 Mary appeared five times, four times to the converted Indian Juan Diego and the fifth time to his sick uncle, Juan Bernardino, whom she cured of a grave illness. Most everyone knows how Mary miraculously displayed an image of herself on the tilmàtli of Juan Diego, image that is now the center of devotion in the Basilica of Guadalupe. We were greeted by Monsignor Jorge Antonio Palencia Ramirez de Arellano, one of the twelve permanent Effective Cannons of the Basilica. Monsignor Palencia invited our Father Mario to celebrate Mass in the main altar of the Basilica, right under the sacred image of our Virgin Mary of Guadalupe! He also placed our group in a place reserved for special invitees where we were able to closely participate in the celebration. When time came for us to receive the Eucharist, it was Monsignor who gave it to each one of us, while Father Mario gave it to the regular parishioners. There must have been several thousand people in attendance. It was a singular moment filled with deep emotion. Little did we know that this was not the end to the miracle of our visit!
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When the Virgin of Guadalupe appeared to the native Indian Saint Juan Diego, she spoke these important words to him: “Am I not your mother? Are you not under my shadow and my gaze? Am I not the source of your joy? Are you not sheltered underneath my mantle, under the embrace of my arms?” (Nican Mopohua, nos. 118-119).