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Chapel Bulletin – 14th Sunday after Pentecost – September 10, 2017

14th Sunday after Pentecost
September 10, 2017

Rosary & Confessions Saturday, 3:30 PM
Low Mass Saturday, 4:00 PM

Mass on Saturday, September 16th – On Saturday, September 16th at 4:00 PM, Fr. Giacomo Ballini will offer Mass at St. Dominic’s Chapel.
Potluck after Mass – We will have our usual potluck after Mass. Among other things, we will belatedly celebrate the birthday of our Blessed Mother (September 8th). It may be a week late, but better late than never!
Prayers Requested – There are many Traditional Catholics living in the Houston area who suffered losses during the recent hurricane, including some parishioners of Bishop Zendejas’ chapel outside Houston. Thanks be to God, Stella Maris Chapel escaped unscathed. But the same cannot be said for the homes of many Traditional Catholic parishioners living in and around the Houston area. Mary, Help of Christians, pray for us!
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Chapel Bulletin – Vigil of the Assumption – August 14, 2017

Vigil of the Assumption
August 14, 2017

Rosary & Confessions Monday, 3:30 PM
Low Mass Monday, 4:00 PM

Mass on Monday, August 14th – On August 14th, the Vigil of the Assumption, at 4:00 PM, Bishop Zendejas will offer Mass at St. Dominic’s Chapel.
No Potluck – Since the Vigil of the Assumption is traditionally a day of Fast and Abstinence, plus other reasons, there will not be a potluck after Mass this time. But there will be donuts and other refreshments available.

Chapel bulletin – 7th Sunday after Pentecost – July 23, 2017

7th Sunday after Pentecost
July 23, 2017

Rosary & Confessions Sunday, 3:30 PM
Low Mass Sunday, 4:00 PM

Mass on Sunday, July 23rd – On Sunday, July 23rd at 4:00 PM, Fr. Edward MacDonald will offer Mass at St. Dominic’s Chapel. There will be a potluck after the Mass, as usual. Fr. MacDonald, like Fr. Ballini, has an apostolate in Ireland.
More Sidewalk – You will probably notice that the long sidewalk to the chapel is a bit longer now — 8.5 feet longer to be precise. We recently poured another 2 sections of concrete, which replaces even more of the old paver bricks. Just one more concrete section is needed to reach all the way to the back porch!

Epistle Reading (Rom 6:19-23)
Brethren: I speak a human thing, because of the infirmity of your flesh. For as you have yielded your members to serve uncleanness and iniquity, unto iniquity; so now yield your members to serve justice, unto sanctification. For when you were the servants of sin, you were free men to justice. What fruit therefore had you then in those things, of which you are now ashamed? For the end of them is death. But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, you have your fruit unto sanctification, and the end life everlasting. For the wages of sin is death. But the grace of God, life everlasting, in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Gospel Reading (Matt 7: 15-21)
At that time, Jesus said to His disciples: Beware of false prophets, who come to you in the clothing of sheep, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. By their fruits you shall know them. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit, and the evil tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can an evil tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit, shall be cut down, and shall be cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits you shall know them. Not every one that saith to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven: but he that doth the will of my Father who is in heaven, he shall enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Chapel Bulletin – July 2, 2017 – 4th Sunday after Pentecost

4th Sunday after Pentecost
July 2, 2017

Rosary & Confessions July 23rd, 3:30 PM
Low Mass July 23rd, 4:00 PM

Next Mass: Sunday, July 23rd – On Sunday, July 23rd at 4:00 PM, Fr. Edward MacDonald will offer Mass at St. Dominic’s Chapel. There will be a potluck after the Mass, as usual. Fr. MacDonald, like Fr. Ballini, has an apostolate in Ireland.

Chapel Bulletin – Pentecost Sunday – June 4, 2017

Pentecost Sunday
June 4, 2017

Mass on Sunday, June 18th – On Sunday, June 18th at 4:00 PM, His Excellency, Bishop Zendejas will offer Mass at St. Dominic’s Chapel. There will be a potluck after the Mass, as usual. Please join us for this additional opportunity to meet and talk with the new Bishop!

Chapel Bulletin – 5th Sunday after Easter – May 21, 2017

5th Sunday after Easter
May 21, 2017

Bishop Zendejas – On May 11th 2017, Fr. Gerardo Zendejas was consecrated a bishop by Bishops Richard Williamson, Jean-Michel Faure and Thomas Aquinas at St. Athanasius Chapel in Vienna, VA before a crowd of 400+ faithful. Ad multos annos! Viva Cristo Rey!
High Mass on May 24th – On Wednesday, May 24th (the day before Ascension Thursday, and the Feast of Our Lady Help of Christians) at 4:00 PM, His Excellency, Bishop Zendejas will offer a High Mass at St. Dominic’s Chapel. During this Mass there will be a First Communion, and a May Crowning after Mass. There will also be a potluck as usual. Please join us to celebrate this special occasion with the new Bishop!

Chapel Bulletin – Feast of St. Joseph the Worker – May 1, 2017

St. Joseph the Worker
May 1, 2017

Mass on May 1st – On Monday, May 1st at 4:00 PM, Fr. Giacomo Ballini will offer Mass at St. Dominic’s Chapel. After Mass there will be a potluck, and a special presentation about Bishop Faure’s seminary in France and the new Society of the Apostles of Jesus and Mary. Please join us!
Fr. Zendejas Consecration – On May 11th, Bishops Richard Williamson, Jean-Michel Faure and Thomas Aquinas will be consecrating Fr. Gerardo Zendejas a bishop. The ceremony will take place by St. Athanasius Chapel in Vienna, VA (Fr. Ringrose’s chapel). For more information, please visit: https://goo.gl/wYYBJF

Stella Maris Chapel – La Marque, TX near Houston – Holy Week Schedule

There are no Masses at St. Dominic’s Chapel this week, but we do encourage attendance at Stella Maris Chapel (in La Marque, TX outside Houston) for those able to make the trip.

Bishop Richard WIlliamson will be offering Holy Week liturgy this year at Stella Maris Chapel.

The schedule is as follows:

UPDATE: There will also be a Mass on Wednesday, April 12th, at 6:30 PM.

Stella Maris Chapel
1131 Delany Road La Marque, TX 77568
smacademy13@gmail.com (409) 955-5690
Palm Sunday
April 9, 2017
Mass Schedule for April 9 – April 16
Sunday, April 9 Palm Sunday
6:00 PM Low Mass
Before Mass meet outside for blessing of the Palms
and procession.
Confessions at 5:30 PM, Rosary at 5:40 PM
Server practice after mass for Chrismal Mass
Monday, April 10 Monday in Holy Week
6:20 AM Low Mass
Thursday, April 13 Holy Thursday
7:00 AM Chrismal Mass
7:30 PM Mass with Washing of the Feet
Visit to the Altar of Repose
Friday, April 14 Good Friday
10:00 AM Confessions
10:30 AM Stations of the Cross & Ceremony
Saturday, April 15 Holy Saturday
10:00 PM Easter Vigil
Sunday, April 16 Easter Sunday
9:30 AM High Mass
Easter Egg hunt following

Chapel Bulletin – March 26, 2017 – Laetare Sunday

Laetare Sunday
March 26, 2017

Mass on March 27th – On Monday, March 27th at 4:00 PM, Fr. Zendejas will offer Mass at St. Dominic’s Chapel. It is the day after the special feast of Laetare Sunday. After Mass there will be a potluck. Please join us!
Fr. Zendejas Consecration – On May 11th, Bishops Richard Williamson, Jean-Michel Faure and Tomas de Aquino will be consecrating Fr. Gerardo Zendejas a bishop. The ceremony will take place by St. Athanasius Chapel in Vienna, VA (Fr. Ringrose’s chapel). For more information, please visit: https://goo.gl/wYYBJF
Holy Week at Stella Maris Chapel – Bishop Williamson will be celebrating Holy Week Liturgy at Stella Maris Chapel (La Marque, TX, outside Houston) starting on April 13th. On Holy Thursday at 7:00 AM, Bishop Williamson will begin the Holy Week Liturgy by offering a Chrismal Mass, a rare Mass that requires a bishop. During this Mass, a bishop confects holy oils, including Holy Chrism, Oil of the Sick and Oil of the Catechumens. These holy oils are used in various sacraments, including Baptism, Confirmation, and Extreme Unction. The Bishop will be at Stella Maris through Easter Sunday. For more information, contact Matthew (matthew@cathinfo.com).

Chapel Bulletin for the 2nd Sunday of Lent – March 12, 2017

2nd Sunday of Lent
March 12, 2017

Mass on March 27th – On Monday, March 27th at 4:00 PM, Fr. Zendejas will offer Mass. It is the day after the special feast of Laetare Sunday. After Mass there will be a potluck. Please join us!

Chapel Bulletin – 5th Sunday after Epiphany – February 5, 2017

5th Sunday after Epiphany
February 5, 2017

Mass on February 11th – This Saturday, February 11th at 4:00 PM Fr. Trincado will offer Mass. It is the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. After Mass there will be a potluck. Please join us!
Mass Time Change – PLEASE NOTE: The time for Mass this Saturday has been changed to 4:00 PM. Father had to reschedule the Mass due to a funeral in Houston.

Chapel Bulletin – 4th Sunday after Epiphany – January 29, 2017

4th Sunday after Epiphany
January 29, 2017

Mass on February 11th – On Saturday, February 11th at 4:00 PM Fr. Trincado will offer Mass. It is the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. After Mass there will be a potluck. Please join us!

Chapel Bulletin – January 1, 2017 – Feast of the Circumcision

Feast of the Circumcision
January 1, 2017

Mass on January 2nd – On Monday, January 2nd at 4:00 PM Fr. Zendejas will offer Mass. Confessions will be heard before Mass as usual. After Mass there will be a potluck and Christmas carols with organ accompaniment. All are welcome!
No Mass on the Feast Day itself – The next Mass will be said by Fr. Zendejas on the day after the Feast of the Circumcision holy day — January 2nd (Monday) at 4:00 PM.
Check Website For Updates – For the near-term future, there will be disruptions to the normal Mass schedule: weekly Mass at 4:00 PM every Sunday at St. Dominic’s is NOT guaranteed. For the latest information, please check our website http://www.StDominicsChapel.com or read the e-mail bulletin. These sources will always have the very latest information. If you are not on the chapel’s e-mail list yet, please give Matthew your e-mail address (or phone number) so you can be kept in the loop.

Chapel Bulletin – Feast of the Immaculate Conception – December 8, 2016

Feast of the Immaculate Conception
December 8, 2016

Mass on December 9th – On Friday, December 9th at 4:00 PM Fr. Zendejas will offer Mass. Confessions will be heard before Mass as usual. After Mass, a new baby will be Baptized, followed by a potluck. All are welcome!
No Mass on the Feast Day itself – The next Mass will be said by Fr. Zendejas on the day after the Immaculate Conception holy day — December 9th (Friday) at 4:00 PM.
Check Website For Updates – For the next month or so, there will be disruptions to the normal Mass schedule: weekly Mass at 4:00 PM every Sunday at St. Dominic’s is NOT guaranteed. For the latest information, please check our website http://www.StDominicsChapel.com or read the e-mail bulletin. These sources will always have the very latest information. If you are not on the chapel’s e-mail list yet, please give Matthew your e-mail address (or phone number) so you can be kept in the loop.

Chapel Bulletin – 2nd Sunday of Advent – December 4, 2016

2nd Sunday of Advent
December 4, 2016

Apologies for the Mass Time Change – The next Mass will be on December 9th (Friday) at 4:00 PM, rather than on Monday the 5th. The time for the Mass had to change due to travel issues.
Mass on December 9th – On Friday, December 9th at 4:00 PM Fr. Zendejas will offer Mass. Confessions will be heard before Mass as usual. After Mass, a new baby will be Baptized, followed by a potluck. All are welcome!
No Mass this Sunday – The next Mass will be said by Fr. Zendejas on December 9th (Friday) at 4:00 PM.
Check Website For Updates – For the next month or so, there will be disruptions to the normal Mass schedule: weekly Mass at 4:00 PM every Sunday at St. Dominic’s is NOT guaranteed. For the latest information, please check our website http://www.StDominicsChapel.com or read the e-mail bulletin. These sources will always have the very latest information. If you are not on the chapel’s e-mail list yet, please give Matthew your e-mail address (or phone number) so you can be kept in the loop.

Chapel Bulletin – Feast of Christ the King – October 30, 2016

Feast of Christ the King
October 30, 2016

Mass on October 31st – On Monday, October 31 at 4:00 PM Fr. Zendejas will offer Mass and Benediction. Confession before Mass as usual. Oct. 31 is considered by the Church to be the vigil of a great feast: All Saints’ Day. To celebrate the Feast of Christ the King (October 30) and All Saints Day (November 1), we will have Benediction after Mass, followed by a potluck and All Saints party. And for those with the time, resources, and inclination, dressing up as a Saint is most welcome! (but not required)
No Mass this Sunday – The next Mass will be said by Fr. Zendejas tomorrow, October 31 (Monday) at 4:00 PM.
Check Website For Updates – For the next one and a half months, there will be disruptions to the normal Mass schedule: weekly Mass at 4:00 PM every Sunday at St. Dominic’s is NOT guaranteed. For the latest information, please check our website http://www.StDominicsChapel.com or read the e-mail bulletin. These sources will always have the very latest information. If you are not on the chapel’s e-mail list yet, please give Matthew your e-mail address (or phone number) so you can be kept in the loop.
More Chapel Improvements – The new altar has been stained dark brown to match the chapel’s color scheme. The solid concrete sidewalk has also been lengthened by 15 feet, replacing dozens of paver bricks. And when you come on the 31st, you’ll see the other surprise we’ve been talking about!

Chapel Bulletin – 23rd Sunday after Pentecost – October 23, 2016

23rd Sunday after Pentecost
October 23, 2016

Mass on October 31st – On Monday, October 31 at 4:00 PM Fr. Zendejas will offer Mass here. It is the vigil of All Saints Day, which is why the day is called All Hallows Eve.
No Mass this Sunday – The next Mass will be said by Fr. Zendejas on Monday, October 31 at 4:00 PM.
Check Website For Updates – For the next 2 months, there will be disruptions to the normal Mass schedule: weekly Mass at 4:00 PM every Sunday at St. Dominic’s is NOT guaranteed. For the latest information, please check our website http://www.StDominicsChapel.com or read the e-mail bulletin. These sources will always have the very latest information. If you are not on the chapel’s e-mail list yet, please give Matthew your e-mail address (or phone number) so you can be kept in the loop.
Continued Chapel Improvements – On the day after the most recent Mass at St. Dominic’s, we began several chapel improvement projects. Work is being done to stain the new altar. The chapel sidewalk has also been lengthened by 10 feet, replacing dozens of paver bricks. And stay tuned for the announcement of another major chapel improvement!

Chapel Bulletin – 22nd Sunday after Pentecost – October 16, 2016

22nd Sunday after Pentecost
October 16, 2016

No Mass this Sunday – We will let you know via this bulletin, as well as the chapel website, as soon as another Mass is planned at St. Dominic’s Chapel.
Check Website For Updates – For the next 2-3 months, there will be disruptions to the normal Mass schedule: weekly Mass at 4:00 PM every Sunday at St. Dominic’s is NOT guaranteed. For the latest information, please check our website www.StDominicsChapel.com or read the e-mail bulletin. These sources will always have the very latest information. If you are not on the chapel’s e-mail list yet, please give Matthew your e-mail address (or phone number) so you can be kept in the loop.
Continued Chapel Improvements – It is easier to do construction projects when the chapel is closed, even if that closure is only temporary. So last Monday we began several chapel improvement projects. Work is being done to stain the new altar. The chapel sidewalk will also be enlarged, replacing more of the paver bricks. We have at least one other surprise planned.

Chapel bulletin – 18th Sunday after Pentecost – September 18, 2016

18th Sunday after Pentecost
September 18, 2016

Rosary & Confessions Sunday, 3:30 PM
Low Mass and Benediction Sunday, 4:00 PM

Benediction – Today is the 3rd Sunday of the month, so we will have Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament immediately after Mass.
Mission Pilgrimage in October – on Saturday, October 22nd at 10:30 AM we will be making a pilgrimage to the San Antonio missions. Drivers and other volunteers needed. Please see Matthew for details.
Chapel Improvements – We have been upgrading the altar and sanctuary. So far, the altar backdrop has been enlarged, and there is a nice wooden step under the altar complete with hardwood flooring. A new altar has been built; it only needs to be stained and decorated. Donations can be placed in the Donation Can in the back of the chapel.
Quote from Archbishop Lefebvre – “Even if at the moment he is keeping quiet, one or another of these bishops will receive from the Holy Ghost the courage needed to arise in his turn. If my work is of God, He will guard it and use it for the good of the Church. Our Lord has promised us, the gates of Hell shall not prevail against her. This is why I persist, and if you wish to know the real reason for my persistence, it is this: At the hour of my death, when Our Lord asks me, “What have you done with your episcopate, what have you done with your episcopal and priestly grace?” I do not want to hear from His lips the terrible words, “You have helped to destroy the Church along with the rest of them.” (Archbishop Lefebvre, “Open Letter to Confused Catholics”, chapter 23)

Epistle Reading (1 Cor 1:4-8)
Brethren: I give thanks to my God always for you, for the grace of God that is given you in Christ Jesus, That in all things you are made rich in him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge; As the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you, So that nothing is wanting to you in any grace, waiting for the manifestation of our Lord Jesus Christ. Who also will confirm you unto the end without crime, in the day of the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Gospel Reading (Matt 9: 1-8)
At that time Jesus, entering into a boat, passed over the water and came into his own city. And behold they brought to him one sick of the palsy lying in a bed.

And Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the man sick of the palsy: Be of good heart, son, thy sins are forgiven thee. And behold some of the scribes said within themselves: He blasphemeth. And Jesus seeing their thoughts, said: Why do you think evil in your hearts? Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins are forgiven thee: or to say, Arise, and walk? But that you may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then said he to the man sick of palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go into thy house. And he arose, and went into his house. And the multitude seeing it, feared, and glorified God that gave such power to men.

Progress on New Altar, Backdrop, and Altar Step

On late Saturday, we finished building the new altar. Earlier this week, the hardwood flooring was installed on the altar step, and many hours were spent improving the look of the white backdrop.

Still to be done: install altar trim, stain the altar dark brown, building another gradine (a wooden box placed on the altar, on which the candlesticks are set) and other finishing touches.

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Chapel Bulletin – 10th Sunday after Pentecost – July 24, 2016

10th Sunday after Pentecost
July 24, 2016

Rosary & Confessions Sunday, 3:30 PM
Low Mass Sunday, 4:00 PM

A Look Ahead – on the first Sunday of August, we will be having our annual parish festival in honor of our patron saint, St. Dominic. His feast day is August 4th. Besides the usual High Mass and potluck, we will also have some games for the adults and children. Games will include saints trivia, musical chairs, tug of war, water balloons, etc.
Quote from Archbishop Lefebvre – “Now our disobedience is motivated by the need to keep the Catholic Faith. The orders being given us clearly express that they are being given us in order to oblige us to submit without reserve to the Second Vatican Council, to the post-conciliar reforms, and to the prescriptions of the Holy See, that is to say, to the orientations and acts which are undermining our Faith and destroying the Church. It is impossible for us to do this. To collaborate in the destruction of the Church is to betray the Church and to betray Our Lord Jesus Christ. Now all the theologians worthy of this name teach that if the pope, by his acts, destroys the Church, we cannot obey him (Vitoria: Obras, pp.486-487; Suarez: De fide, disp.X, sec.VI, no.16; St. Robert Bellarmine: de Rom. Pont., Book 2, Ch.29; Cornelius a Lapide: ad Gal. 2,11, etc.) and he must be respectfully, but publicly, rebuked.” (Archbishop Lefebvre, “Can Obedience Oblige us to Disobey?” from the July 1988 edition of “The Angelus Magazine”, statement originally given March 29th, 1988)

Epistle Reading (1 Cor 12:2-11)
Brethren: You know that when you were heathens, you went to dumb idols, according as you were led. Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man, speaking by the Spirit of God, saith Anathema to Jesus. And no man can say the Lord Jesus, but by the Holy Ghost. Now there are diversities of graces, but the same Spirit; And there are diversities of ministries, but the same Lord; And there are diversities of operations, but the same God, who worketh all in all. And the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man unto profit. To one indeed, by the Spirit, is given the word of wisdom: and to another, the word of knowledge, according to the same Spirit; To another, faith in the same spirit; to another, the grace of healing in one Spirit; To another, the working of miracles; to another, prophecy; to another, the discerning of spirits; to another, diverse kinds of tongues; to another, interpretation of speeches.
But all these things one and the same Spirit worketh, dividing to every one according as he will.

Gospel Reading (Luke 18: 9-14)
At that time, Jesus spoke this parable also to some who trusted in themselves as just, and despised others: Two men went up into the temple to pray: the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee standing, prayed thus with himself: O God, I give thee thanks that I am not as the rest of men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, as also is this publican. I fast twice in a week: I give tithes of all that I possess. And the publican, standing afar off, would not so much as lift up his eyes towards heaven; but struck his breast, saying: O God, be merciful to me a sinner. I say to you, this man went down into his house justified rather than the other: because every one that exalteth himself, shall be humbled: and he that humbleth himself, shall be exalted.

Chapel Bulletin – 9th Sunday after Pentecost – July 17, 2016

9th Sunday after Pentecost
July 17, 2016

Rosary & Confessions Sunday, 3:30 PM
Low Mass and Benediction Sunday, 4:00 PM

Benediction after Mass – Today is the 3rd Sunday of the month, so we will have Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament following the Mass.
A Look Ahead – on the first Sunday of August, we will be having our annual parish festival in honor of our patron saint, St. Dominic. His feast day is August 4th. Besides the usual High Mass and potluck, we will also have some games for the adults and children. Games will include saints trivia, musical chairs, tug of war, water balloons, etc.

Epistle Reading (1 Cor 10:6-13)
Brethren: These things were done in a figure of us, that we should not covet evil things as they also coveted. Neither become ye idolaters, as some of them, as it is written: The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed fornication, and there fell in one day three and twenty thousand. Neither let us tempt Christ: as some of them tempted, and perished by the serpents. Neither do you murmur: as some of them murmured, and were destroyed by the destroyer. Now all these things happened to them in figure: and they are written for our correction, upon whom the ends of the world are come. Wherefore he that thinketh himself to stand, let him take heed lest he fall. Let no temptation take hold on you, but such as is human. And God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that which you are able:
but will make also with temptation issue, that you may be able to bear it.

Gospel Reading (Luke 19: 41-47)
At that time, when Jesus drew near to Jerusalem, seeing the city, he wept over it, saying: If thou also hadst known, and that in this thy day, the things that are to thy peace; but now they are hidden from thy eyes. For the days shall come upon thee, and thy enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and straiten thee on every side, And beat thee flat to the ground, and thy children who are in thee: and they shall not leave in thee a stone upon a stone: because thou hast not known the time of thy visitation. And entering into the temple, he began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought. Saying to them: It is written: My house is the house of prayer. But you have made it a den of thieves. And he was teaching daily in the temple.

Chapel Bulletin – 8th Sunday after Pentecost – July 10, 2016

8th Sunday after Pentecost
July 10, 2016

Rosary & Confessions Sunday, 3:30 PM
Low Mass Sunday, 4:00 PM

Benediction Next Week – Next week is the 3rd Sunday of the month, so we will have Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament following the Mass.
A Look Ahead – on the first Sunday of August, we will be having our annual parish festival in honor of our patron saint, St. Dominic. His feast day is August 4th. Besides the usual High Mass and potluck, we will also have some games for the adults and children. Games will include saints trivia, musical chairs, tug of war, water balloons, etc.
Hoping to Build an Altar – We are currently saving all available funds (from the Building Fund/Donation Can) to build a wooden altar for the chapel. The general goal is a custom-built wooden altar, about the size of our current makeshift altar, dark brown in color, with attractive, elaborate trim, which won’t require a veil to hang over the front to hide what is underneath. Perhaps engrave “Viva Cristo Rey” or “IHS” on the front of it. It will have extra depth towards the back, to add a “part 2” at a later date, which will rise upwards about six feet, mounted to the back of the altar. The altar will also have a place for an altar stone, and a means to secure the tabernacle to it. In any case, we will be keeping the dark brown “gradines” currently on the altar, as well as our large Crucifix.
Traditional Catholic Question – Isn’t it necessary for a Catholic to submit to the Pope in Rome? Isn’t that how Catholicism works? Answer: Under normal circumstances, yes — but not in 2016. Today’s circumstances are anything but normal. The post-Vatican 2 era is the darkest and deepest crisis that the Church has ever experienced — including the Arian heresy, the Great Schism, and the Protestant Revolt. These crises were serious for the Church, but they never involved the Church hierarchy contradicting or corrupting the Catholic Faith. Never before 1969 did the Church ever thrown out Her liturgy wholesale, replacing it with something man-made, a liturgy soaked with Freemasonic, protestant, and other modern errors. Why did God allow this? That is a mystery. But what Catholics must do is not mysterious; we are certain that God wants us to save our souls: that is why He created us. But to save our souls, we need God and His grace; we need the Holy Sacrifice of Mass and life-giving Sacraments. So until this Crisis is sorted out by a future Pope or Council, we need to preserve and practice our Faith, safely holding on to what we know: Catholic doctrine and practices hundreds of years old, from before Vatican 2. And the centerpiece of this Tradition is the Tridentine Mass, canonized by Pope St. Pius V almost 450 years ago in “Quo Primum”. Obedience is an important virtue, but that obedience must be subordinate to the three Theological Virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity. When Faith and Obedience are at odds, we are obligated to choose the higher of the two virtues: Faith.

Epistle Reading (Rom 8:12-17)
Brethren: we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh, you shall die: but if by the Spirit you mortify the deeds of the flesh, you shall live. For whosoever are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For you have not received the spirit of bondage again in fear; but you have received the spirit of adoption of sons, whereby we cry: Abba (Father). For the Spirit himself giveth testimony to our spirit, that we are the sons of God. And if sons, heirs also; heirs indeed of God, and joint heirs with Christ.

Gospel Reading (Luke 16: 1-9)
At that time, Jesus spoke to His disciples this parable: There was a certain rich man who had a steward: and the same was accused unto him, that he had wasted his goods. And he called him, and said to him: How is it that I hear this of thee?

give an account of thy stewardship: for now thou canst be steward no longer. And the steward said within himself: What shall I do, because my lord taketh away from me the stewardship? To dig I am not able; to beg I am ashamed. I know what I will do, that when I shall be removed from the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses. Therefore calling together every one of his lord’s debtors, he said to the first: How much dost thou owe my lord? But he said: An hundred barrels of oil. And he said to him: Take thy bill and sit down quickly, and write fifty. Then he said to another: And how much dost thou owe? Who said: An hundred quarters of wheat. He said to him: Take thy bill, and write eighty. And the lord commended the unjust steward, forasmuch as he had done wisely: for the children of this world are wiser in their generation than the children of light. And I say to you: Make unto you friends of the mammon of iniquity; that when you shall fail, they may receive you into everlasting dwellings.

Chapel Bulletin – 7th Sunday after Pentecost – July 3, 2016

7th Sunday after Pentecost
July 3, 2016

Rosary & Confessions Sunday, 3:30 PM
High Mass Sunday, 4:00 PM

High Mass today – Today is the 1st Sunday of the month, so we will have a High Mass followed by a Potluck.
From the Choir – For the High Mass today, we will be singing Mass IV (Cunctipotens Genitor Deus) and Credo IV. The hymns for today’s Mass are all included in the flyers in the back of the chapel.
Hoping to Build an Altar – We are currently saving all available funds (from the Building Fund/Donation Can) to build a wooden altar for the chapel. The general goal is a custom-built wooden altar, about the size of our current makeshift altar, dark brown in color, with attractive, elaborate trim, which won’t require a veil to hang over the front to hide what is underneath. Perhaps engrave “Viva Cristo Rey” or “IHS” on the front of it. It will have extra depth towards the back, to add a “part 2” at a later date, which will rise upwards about six feet, mounted to the back of the altar. The altar will also have a place for an altar stone, and a means to secure the tabernacle to it. In any case, we will be keeping the dark brown “gradines” currently on the altar, as well as our large Crucifix.
Traditional Catholic question – Must any Traditional Latin Masses be offered under the auspices of an organization and/or with the approval of Rome? Answer: No. Regarding the question of Roman approval: Post-Vatican II Rome has become drunk with the heresy of Modernism, with the highest officials trying to destroy the Church with their own hands. The exact nature of this Crisis in the Church is mysterious, and we have to remember that God is in control. But what is certain is that we must keep and practice the Catholic Faith, and save our immortal souls here in 2016. We can’t wait for normal times to return. The Crisis is the Church has been ongoing for over 47 years now! Priests, bishops, and laymen must all do the right thing — with or without the permission of Rome. In the Catholic Church, “the highest law is the salvation of souls.” When Truth and Authority mysteriously split, we have no choice but to choose Truth — the only thing that will get us to heaven. Jesus Christ is the Truth. As for the question of an organization, that is more or less irrelevant. The only real issue is authority/jurisdiction, and the Catholic Church provides us “supplied jurisdiction” during emergency situations like the one we are living in today. Unless a given organization has been approved by Rome, it has the same standing as any individual Traditional Catholic priest offering the Tridentine Mass without Rome’s permission. The only difference is that an organization has many priests, while the individual priest is alone. But, in reality, both are equally legitimate given the emergency situation we are in.

Chapel Bulletin – 6th Sunday after Pentecost – June 26, 2016

6th Sunday after Pentecost
June 26, 2016

Rosary & Confessions Sunday, 3:30 PM
Low Mass Sunday, 4:00 PM

High Mass next week – Next Sunday is the 1st Sunday of the month, so we will have a High Mass followed by a Potluck.
SSPX Superiors Meeting – Though they wish to keep it a secret, the SSPX superiors are in fact having a meeting June 26-28 in Switzerland, during which they will discuss the latest proposal from Rome for a practical agreement. Apparently they were so keen on secrecy that they forgot a basic Catholic behavior: while considering such an important and far-reaching decision, they should solicit the prayers of the Faithful.
Traditional Catholicism 101 – Traditional Catholics are those who love the Catholic Faith and doctrine, and want to remain faithful during this unprecedented Crisis in the Church. And what is the Crisis? That truth and authority are at odds with each other! We must choose “truth”, because we have to keep the Faith and save our souls. Therefore we leave our local parishes (which have authority over us, from the Pope down through our local bishops) and seek out priests with valid orders who will offer 100% certain Masses and preach only pre-Vatican II, error-free Catholic doctrine. Catholics have a right to doubt-free Masses and Sacraments; this is the primary principle of the Traditional movement. An “indult” or permission from the Pope or local bishop is not necessary. The encyclical “Quo Primum” of Pope St. Pius V states that the Tridentine Mass can be offered by any priest, and attended by any Catholic, without scruple (i.e., concern that he is doing something wrong).
Over 13 Months of Masses – Frs. Zendejas and Garcia have been making the 3 1/4 to 4 1/2 hour trip from Houston to Seguin every Sunday for over 13 months now! (since May 10, 2015.) During that time, they only missed one Sunday, when Bishop Faure visited the United States last November. We are most grateful to our priests for their dedication in making the drive here every Sunday.

Epistle Reading (Rom 6:3-11)
Brethren: All we who are baptized in Christ Jesus, are baptized into his death. For we are buried together with him by baptism into death; that as Christ is risen from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we also may walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection. Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin may be destroyed, to the end that we may serve sin no longer. For he that is dead is justified from sin. Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall live also together with Christ: Knowing that Christ rising again from the dead, dieth now no more, death shall no more have dominion over him. For in that he died to sin, he died once; but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God: So do you also reckon, that you are dead to sin, but alive unto God, in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Gospel Reading (Mark 8: 1-9)
At that time, when there was a great multitude, and had nothing to eat; calling his disciples together, he saith to them: I have compassion on the multitude, for behold they have now been with me three days, and have nothing to eat. And if I shall send them away fasting to their home, they will faint in the way; for some of them came from afar off. And his disciples answered him: From whence can any one fill them here with bread in the wilderness? And he asked them: How many loaves have ye? Who said: Seven. And taking the seven loaves, giving thanks, he broke, and gave to his disciples for to set before them; and they set them before the people. And they had a few little fishes; and he blessed them, and commanded them to be set before them. And they did eat and were filled; and they took up that which was left of the fragments, seven baskets. And they that had eaten were about four thousand; and he sent them away.

Chapel Bulletin – 5th Sunday after Pentecost – June 19, 2016

5th Sunday after Pentecost
June 19, 2016

Rosary & Confessions Sunday, 3:30 PM
Low Mass and Benediction Sunday, 4:00 PM

Benediction today – We will have Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament immediately after Mass today.
Happy Fathers’ Day – May God bless all the fathers among us, including our spiritual fathers, Fr. Zendejas and Fr. Garcia!
Over 13 Months of Masses – Fathers Zendejas and Garcia have been making the 3 1/4 to 4 1/2 hour trip from Houston to Seguin every Sunday for over 13 months now! (The first Sunday Mass was May 10, 2015.) And during that whole time, they only missed one Sunday, when Bishop Faure visited the United States last November. We are most grateful to our priests for their dedication in making the drive here every Sunday.

Epistle Reading (1 Peter 3:8-15)
Brethren: Be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, being lovers of the brotherhood, merciful, modest, humble: Not rendering evil for evil, nor railing for railing, but contrariwise, blessing: for unto this are you called, that you may inherit a blessing. For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile. Let him decline from evil, and do good: let him seek after peace and pursue it: Because the eyes of the Lord are upon the just, and his ears unto their prayers: but the countenance of the Lord upon them that do evil things. And who is he that can hurt you, if you be zealous of good? But if also you suffer any thing for justice’ sake, blessed are ye. And be not afraid of their fear, and be not troubled. But sanctify the Lord Christ in your hearts.
Gospel Reading (Matt 5: 20-24)
At that time, Jesus said to His disciples: Unless your justice abound more than that of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. You have heard that it was said to them of old: Thou shalt not kill. And whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment. But I say to you, that whosoever is angry with his brother, shall be in danger of the judgment. And whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council. And whosoever shall say, Thou Fool, shall be in danger of hell fire. If therefore thou offer thy gift at the altar, and there thou remember that thy brother hath any thing against thee; Leave there thy offering before the altar, and go first to be reconciled to thy brother: and then coming thou shalt offer thy gift.
About 1 year ago. The chapel has come a long way since then!

About 1 year ago, June 14th 2015. The chapel has come a long way since then!

 

Here is the chapel, less than 1 year later. Wooden pews, Stations of the Cross, pictures, altar upgrades, A/C upgrades, sidewalk upgrades, and dozens of other improvements and upgrades. A big thank you to all our benefactors (both far and near) over the past year!

Here is the chapel, less than 1 year later. Wooden pews, Stations of the Cross, Mass vestments, pictures, kneeler, holy water font, altar upgrades, A/C upgrades, sidewalk upgrades, and dozens of other improvements and upgrades. Plus we have an organist now. A big thank you to all our benefactors (both far and near) over the past year — may God reward you!

 

 

Chapel bulletin – 4th Sunday after Pentecost – June 12, 2016

4th Sunday after Pentecost
June 12, 2016

Rosary & Confessions Sunday, 3:30 PM
Low Mass Sunday, 4:00 PM

Benediction next week – Next week is the 3rd Sunday of the month, so we will have Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament immediately after Mass.

Epistle Reading (Romans 8: 18-23)
Brethren: For I reckon that the sufferings of this time are not worthy to be compared with the glory to come, that shall be revealed in us. For the expectation of the creature waiteth for the revelation of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him that made it subject, in hope: Because the creature also itself shall be delivered from the servitude of corruption, into the liberty of the glory of the children of God. For we know that every creature groaneth and travaileth in pain, even till now. And not only it, but ourselves also, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption of the sons of God, the redemption of our body, in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Gospel Reading (Luke 5: 1-11)
At that time, while the multitudes pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Genesareth, And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets. And going into one of the ships that was Simon’s, he desired him to draw back a little from the land. And sitting he taught the multitudes out of the ship. Now when he had ceased to speak, he said to Simon: Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. And Simon answering said to him: Master, we have labored all the night, and have taken nothing: but at thy word I will let down the net. And when they had done this, they enclosed a very great multitude of fishes, and their net broke. And they beckoned to their partners that were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they were almost sinking. Which when Simon Peter saw, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying: Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord. For he was wholly astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken. And so were also James and John the sons of Zebedee, who were Simon’s partners. And Jesus saith to Simon: Fear not: from henceforth thou shalt catch men. And having brought their ships to land, leaving all things, they followed him.

Chapel Bulletin – Solemnity of the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus – June 5, 2016

Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
June 5, 2016

Rosary & Confessions Sunday, 3:30 PM
High Mass Sunday, 4:00 PM

Feast of the Sacred Heart – Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The actual Feast was Friday, June 3rd.
High Mass – We will have a High Mass today, this being the 1st Sunday of the month. Taking the lead from a traditional Seminary (which offered a High Mass for the Feast of the Sacred Heart every First Friday), we will use Gregorian chant Mass XII “Pater cuncta”.
Bishop Williamson Sermon – You can watch it on Youtube here: https://youtu.be/qPD9yRudAJo

Epistle Reading (Eph 3:8-19)
Brethren: To me, the least of all the saints, is given this grace, to preach among the Gentiles, the unsearchable riches of Christ, And to enlighten all men, that they may see what is the dispensation of the mystery which hath been hidden from eternity in God, who created all things: That the manifold wisdom of God may be made known to the principalities and powers in heavenly places through the church, According to the eternal purpose, which he made, in Christ Jesus our Lord: In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him. Wherefore I pray you not to faint at my tribulations for you, which is your glory. For this cause I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom all paternity in heaven and earth is named, That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened by his Spirit with might unto the inward man, That Christ may dwell by faith in your hearts; that being rooted and founded in charity, You may be able to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth, and length, and height, and depth: To know also the charity of Christ, which surpasseth all knowledge, that you may be filled unto all the fulness of God.
Gospel Reading (John 19: 31-37)
At that time the Jews, (because it was the parasceve,) that the bodies might not remain on the cross on the sabbath day, (for that was a great sabbath day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. The soldiers therefore came; and they broke the legs of the first, and of the other that was crucified with him. But after they were come to Jesus, when they saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. But one of the soldiers with a spear opened his side, and immediately there came out blood and water. And he that saw it, hath given testimony, and his testimony is true. And he knoweth that he saith true; that you also may believe. For these things were done, that the scripture might be fulfilled: You shall not break a bone of him. And again another scripture saith: They shall look on him whom they pierced.

Chapel bulletin – Solemnity of Corpus Christi – May 29, 2016

Solemnity of Corpus Christi
May 29, 2016

Rosary & Confessions Sunday, 3:30 PM
Low Mass Sunday, 4:00 PM

Thank You – A big “Thank You” to all those who helped make Bishop Williamson’s visit a success. We had a great turnout and everything went smoothly, both the Mass and the potluck. A special thanks to those who helped with the improvements and cleaning, those who donated to the chapel, those who arrived early to help set things up, those who served during Mass, and those who helped out in any way. Everyone coming together and lending their time and talents really helped make this event a success!
Bishop Williamson Sermon – You can watch it on Youtube here: https://youtu.be/qPD9yRudAJo
High Mass Next Week – Next week is the 1st Sunday of June, so we will have a High Mass.
Lost: Visa Gift Card – A $100 Visa gift card was lost in the back of the chapel two weeks ago (5/15). If anyone found it, or has any information as to where it ended up, please let Matthew know. Thank you.

Epistle Reading (1 Cor 11:23-29)
Brethren: I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus, the same night in which he was betrayed, took bread. And giving thanks, broke, and said: Take ye, and eat: this is my body, which shall be delivered for you: this do for the commemoration of me. In like manner also the chalice, after he had supped, saying: This chalice is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as often as you shall drink, for the commemoration of me. For as often as you shall eat this bread, and drink the chalice, you shall shew the death of the Lord, until he come. Therefore whosoever shall eat this bread, or drink the chalice of the Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and of the blood of the Lord. But let a man prove himself: and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of the chalice. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh judgment to himself, not discerning the body of the Lord.
Gospel Reading (John 6: 56-59)
At that time Jesus said to the crowds of the Jews: My flesh is meat indeed: and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, abideth in me, and I in him. As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father; so he that eateth me, the same also shall live by me. This is the bread that came down from heaven. Not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead. He that eateth this bread, shall live for ever.

Chapel Bulletin for the 5th Sunday after Easter – April 27, 2016

5th Sunday after Easter
May 1, 2016

Rosary & Confessions Sunday, 3:30 PM
High Mass Sunday, 4:00 PM

High Mass this Week – We will have a High Mass today with a Potluck afterwards. Please bring a dish and join us!
Ascension Thursday – Ascension Thursday, a Holy Day of Obligation, is coming up soon. On May 5th we will have Mass at 2:00 PM.
Saving for Mass Vestments – St. Dominic’s would like to buy some new Mass vestments. If you would like to contribute towards this, please place donations in the Donation Can in the back of the chapel. Thank you!
Looking Ahead – Mothers’ Day is next week. There will be a First Communion that day.
Bishop Williamson Conference – On Monday, May 23rd, Bishop Williamson will be offering Mass at Stella Maris Chapel outside Houston, with a meal and conference afterwards. Stella Maris Chapel is located at 1131 Delaney Rd, La Marque, TX 77568.

Epistle Reading (James 1:22-27)
Beloved: Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if a man be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he shall be compared to a man beholding his own countenance in a glass. For he beheld himself, and went his way, and presently forgot what manner of man he was. But he that hath looked into the perfect law of liberty, and hath continued therein, not becoming a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work; this man shall be blessed in his deed. And if any man think himself to be religious, not bridling his tongue, but deceiving his own heart, this man’s religion is vain. Religion clean and undefiled before God and the Father, is this: to visit the fatherless and widows in their tribulation: and to keep one’s self unspotted from this world.
Gospel Reading (John 16:23-30)
At that time, Jesus said to his disciples: Amen, amen I say to you: if you ask the Father any thing in my name, he will give it you. Hitherto you have not asked any thing in my name. Ask, and you shall receive; that your joy may be full. These things I have spoken to you in proverbs. The hour cometh, when I will no more speak to you in proverbs, but will shew you plainly of the Father. In that day you shall ask in my name; and I say not to you, that I will ask the Father for you: For the Father himself loveth you, because you have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God. I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again I leave the world, and I go to the Father. His disciples say to him: Behold, now thou speakest plainly, and speakest no proverb. Now we know that thou knowest all things, and thou needest not that any man should ask thee. By this we believe that thou camest forth from God.

Chapel bulletin – 4th Sunday after Easter – April 24, 2016

4th Sunday after Easter
April 24, 2016

Rosary & Confessions Sunday, 3:30 PM
Low Mass and Benediction Sunday, 4:00 PM

Benediction this Week – On April 24th, we will have Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament immediately after Mass.
Saving for Mass Vestments – St. Dominic’s would like to buy some new Mass vestments. If you would like to contribute towards this, please place donations in the Donation Can in the back of the chapel. Thank you!
Looking Ahead – Mothers’ Day is only 2 weeks away. There will be a First Communion that day.
Bishop Williamson Conference – On Monday, May 23rd, Bishop Williamson will be offering Mass at Stella Maris Chapel outside Houston, with a meal and conference afterwards. Stella Maris Chapel is located at 1131 Delaney Rd, La Marque, TX 77568.

Epistle Reading (James 1:17-21)
Beloved: every best gift, and every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no change, nor shadow of alteration. For of his own will hath he begotten us by the word of truth, that we might be some beginning of his creatures. You know, my dearest brethren. And let every man be swift to hear, but slow to speak, and slow to anger. For the anger of man worketh not the justice of God. Wherefore casting away all uncleanness, and abundance of naughtiness, with meekness receive the ingrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
Gospel Reading (John 16:5-14)
At that time, Jesus said to his disciples: Now I go to him that sent me, and none of you asketh me: Whither goest thou? But because I have spoken these things to you, sorrow hath filled your heart. But I tell you the truth: it is expedient to you that I go: for if I go not, the Paraclete will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. And when he is come, he will convince the world of sin, and of justice, and of judgment. Of sin: because they believed not in me. And of justice: because I go to the Father; and you shall see me no longer. And of judgment: because the prince of this world is already judged. I have yet many things to say to you: but you cannot bear them now. But when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will teach you all truth. For he shall not speak of himself; but what things soever he shall hear, he shall speak; and the things that are to come, he shall shew you. He shall glorify me; because he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it to you.

Chapel Bulletin – 3rd Sunday after Easter – April 17, 2016

3rd Sunday after Easter
April 17, 2016

Rosary & Confessions Sunday, 3:30 PM
Low Mass and Benediction Sunday, 4:00 PM

Benediction this Week – Today is the 3rd Sunday of the month, so we will have Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament immediately after Mass.
Saving for Mass Vestments – St. Dominic’s would like to buy some new Mass vestments. If you would like to contribute towards this, please place donations in the Donation Can in the back of the chapel. Thank you!
Looking Ahead – Mothers’ Day is only 3 weeks away. There will be a First Communion that day.
Bishop Williamson Conference – On Monday, May 23rd, Bishop Williamson will be offering Mass at Stella Maris Chapel outside Houston, with a meal and conference afterwards. Stella Maris Chapel is located at 1131 Delaney Rd, La Marque, TX 77568.

Epistle Reading (1 Peter 2:11-19)
Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, to refrain yourselves from carnal desires which war against the soul, Having your conversation good among the Gentiles: that whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by the good works, which they shall behold in you, glorify God in the day of visitation. Be ye subject therefore to every human creature for God’s sake: whether it be to the king as excelling; Or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of the good: For so is the will of God, that by doing well you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: As free, and not as making liberty a cloak for malice, but as the servants of God. Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king. Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the severe. This is indeed a grace, in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Gospel Reading (John 16:16-22)
A little while, and now you shall not see me; and again a little while, and you shall see me: because I go to the Father. Then some of the disciples said one to another: What is this that he saith to us: A little while, and you shall not see me; and again a little while, and you shall see me, and, because I go to the Father? They said therefore: What is this that he saith, A little while? we know not what he speaketh. And Jesus knew that they had a mind to ask him; and he said to them: Of this do you inquire among yourselves, because I said: A little while, and you shall not see me; and again a little while, and you shall see me? Amen, amen I say to you, that you shall lament and weep, but the world shall rejoice; and you shall be made sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy. A woman, when she is in labour, hath sorrow, because her hour is come; but when she hath brought forth the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world. So also you now indeed have sorrow; but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice; and your joy no man shall take from you.

Chapel bulletin – 2nd Sunday after Easter – April 10, 2016

2nd Sunday after Easter
April 10, 2016

Catechism Classes Sunday, 2:30 PM
Rosary & Confessions Sunday, 3:30 PM
Low Mass Sunday, 4:00 PM

Benediction Next Week – Next week is the 3rd Sunday of the month, so we will have Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament immediately after Mass.
Good Shepherd Sunday – Today is known as “Good Shepherd Sunday”, named after today’s Gospel reading.
Saving for Mass Vestments – St. Dominic’s would like to buy some Mass vestments to keep on the premises for the priests to use. If you would like to contribute towards this, please place donations in the Donation Can in the back of the chapel. Thank you!
2016 Calendars – Beautiful, Traditional Catholic calendars are available in the back of the chapel. Please take one if you don’t have one yet.
Fr. Zendejas Sermons – can be found every week at www.StDominicsChapel.com

Epistle Reading (1 Peter 2:21-25)
Beloved: Christ also suffered for us, leaving you an example that you should follow his steps. Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth. Who, when he was reviled, did not revile: when he suffered, he threatened not: but delivered himself to him that judged him unjustly. Who his own self bore our sins in his body upon the tree: that we, being dead to sins, should live to justice: by whose stripes you were healed. For you were as sheep going astray; but you are now converted to the shepherd and bishop of your souls.
Gospel Reading (John 10:11-16)
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd giveth his life for his sheep.But the hireling, and he that is not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and flieth: and the wolf catcheth, and scattereth the sheep: And the hireling flieth, because he is a hireling: and he hath no care for the sheep. I am the good shepherd; and I know mine, and mine know me. As the Father knoweth me, and I know the Father: and I lay down my life for my sheep. And other sheep I have, that are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice, and there shall be one fold and one shepherd.

Chapel bulletin for Low Sunday – April 3, 2016

Low Sunday
April 3, 2016

Catechism Classes Sunday, 2:30 PM
Rosary & Confessions Sunday, 3:30 PM
High Mass Sunday, 4:00 PM

High Mass Today – Today is the 1st Sunday of the month, so we will be having a High Mass today.
Potluck – We will be having our monthly potluck today. Please bring a dish and join us after Mass!
2016 Calendars – Beautiful, Traditional Catholic calendars are available in the back of the chapel. Please take one if you don’t have one yet.
Fr. Zendejas Sermons – can be found every week at www.StDominicsChapel.com

Epistle Reading (1 John 5:4-10)
Beloved: whatsoever is born of God, overcometh the world: and this is the victory which overcometh the world, our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? This is he that came by water and blood, Jesus Christ: not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit which testifieth, that Christ is the truth. And there are three who give testimony in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost. And these three are one. And there are three that give testimony on earth: the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three are one. If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater. For this is the testimony of God, which is greater, because he hath testified of his Son. He that believeth in the Son of God, hath the testimony of God in himself.

Gospel Reading (John 20:19-31)
At that time, when it was late that same day, the first of the week, and the doors were shut, where the disciples were gathered together, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them: Peace be to you. And when he had said this, he shewed them his hands and his side. The disciples therefore were glad, when they saw the Lord.

He said therefore to them again: Peace be to you. As the Father hath sent me, I also send you. When he had said this, he breathed on them; and he said to them: Receive ye the Holy Ghost. Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them; and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained. Now Thomas, one of the twelve, who is called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said to him: We have seen the Lord. But he said to them: Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the place of the nails, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe. And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them. Jesus cometh, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said: Peace be to you. Then he saith to Thomas: Put in thy finger hither, and see my hands; and bring hither thy hand, and put it into my side; and be not faithless, but believing. Thomas answered, and said to him: My Lord, and my God. Jesus saith to him: Because thou hast seen me, Thomas, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and have believed. Many other signs also did Jesus in the sight of his disciples, which are not written in this book. But these are written, that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God: and that believing, you may have life in his name.

Traditional Catholic Chapels and Traditional Catholicism – What is the deal?

“We ought to obey God, rather than men.” (Acts 5:29)

“An illicit chapel doesn’t magically become licit after A) 25 years in operation B) getting their 200th parishioner, C) reaching a bank balance of $100,000 or D) acquiring a dedicated building for Mass. These growth milestones are important for any chapel, and a cause for celebration, but they are quite accidental to a chapel’s fundamental status in the Catholic Church.”

PART I: The Crisis in the Church and the Justification for Traditional Catholicism

Vatican II was the worst disaster in the history of the Catholic Church, even when considering the Arian heresy, the Great Schism, and the Protestant Revolt (“Reformation”). Never before has the Catholic Church embarked on a process of self-destruction, from the Papacy down. Traditional Catholics call this the Crisis in the Church.

Since the 1970’s, Catholics aware of this Crisis in the Church have been anxious to preserve their own Faith, and that of their loved ones. As part of their prudent reaction, they left their local parish churches to attend “Traditional” Catholic chapels, set up without the permission of Rome, which offer the Tridentine Mass exclusively. These Traditional parishes have no canonical standing in the (Conciliar) Catholic Church, but the state of necessity caused by the Crisis in the Church justifies their establishment, as well as the attendance of the Faithful at these locales.

The priests at these Traditional Catholic chapels are committed to the Tridentine Mass, and a staunch opposition to Modernism (a heresy condemned by Pope St. Pius X) and the errors and novelties which overwhelmed the Church after Vatican II. Furthermore, these priests promote the entire package of Catholicism as it was handed down to them: Not only is the Mass said in its pre-Vatican II form, but everything else is pre-Vatican II as well: belief in all Catholic dogmas, the content of sermons, advice in the confessional, morality, practices of piety (Rosary, Stations of the Cross, devotion to the Saints, etc.), attitude towards the World, dress, behavior, and many others.

TO SUMMARIZE:
1. The Faithful have a right and a duty to preserve their Faith
2. But there is an unprecedented Crisis in the Church: The Novus Ordo Missae destroys the Faith in Catholics, as proven over the past 45 years
3. Therefore, Catholics must extract themselves from the danger of the Novus Ordo Missae, and nourish their Faith in a Traditional Catholic parish where the Faith is taught and practiced as it was for centuries.

A Traditional Catholic is a Catholic who knows the danger posed by Vatican II, Modernism, and the Novus Ordo Missae, and who rejects all of these in favor of Catholic Tradition. What is meant by Catholic Tradition? The Tridentine Mass (canonized by St. Pius V in 1570), traditional doctrine, theology, philosophy, morality, liturgy, music, art, architecture, culture, and everything the Catholic Church has always held sacred. In short, Traditional Catholics cling to everything associated with the Catholic Church before the revolution of the 1970’s. They also believe, as a tenet not open for discussion, in the right of every Catholic to receive certain (doubt-free) Mass and Sacraments from certain (doubt-free) priests, by right of their Baptism. Traditional Catholics are extremely wary of all things Conciliar, including the New Mass, and the new Rite of ordination (which is at least doubtful)

Traditional Catholics are justified by several Church documents and principles:

Salus animarum suprema lex. “The highest law is the salvation of souls.”
Lex orandi, lex credendi. “the law of praying [is] the law of believing” – this means that the way we pray (liturgy) helps form our beliefs (theology). If our liturgy is basically protestant, we will inevitably take up protestant theology and beliefs.
Quo Primum – a papal bull from St. Pius V in 1570 canonized the Tridentine Mass to be used for all time. By this document, we do not need anyone’s permission to say (priests) or attend (faithful) this Mass.

Part II: Which Traditional Catholic venue should Catholics attend?

Many Traditional Catholic groups have been formed over the years: SSPX, SSPV, CMRI, as well as many independent chapels run by one or two priests. All of these groups have one thing in common: they do not have the approval of the Conciliar Church, a.k.a. Modernist Rome. They are technically “illicit” with no canonical status. They are operating independently of, and without the permission of, the Church authorities. They are all operating under supplied jurisdiction, due to the Crisis in the Church. Even if a given chapel is part of a worldwide Traditional organization with hundreds of priests, it does not thereby gain any special jurisdiction or legitimacy. A traditional priest operating under a worldwide Traditional organization with 500 priests, saying Mass for 500 faithful at a beautiful altar in a Gothic church specially built (or purchased) is fundamentally the same as an independent traditional priest saying Mass for 1 family of 6 in a hotel room with meager equipment. The accidentals are different (number of parishioners, chapel wealth, years in operation) but the fundamentals are identical.

An illicit chapel doesn’t magically become licit after A) 25 years in operation B) getting their 200th parishioner, C) reaching a bank balance of $100,000 or D) acquiring a dedicated building for Mass. These growth milestones are important for any chapel, and a cause for celebration, but they are quite accidental to a chapel’s fundamental status in the Catholic Church.

NOTE: The appearance or “feeling” of legitimacy or “being the real deal” does not equate to actual legitimacy. A man could fake being a priest for 15 years (from 2000 to 2015), and the youngest of his parishioners in 2000, who started attending his simulated “masses” at 5 years old, would certainly (at age 20) feel like this man is the most “real” priest they know! Nevertheless, every “mass” they attended would be just as invalid. Feelings don’t determine reality.

A Traditional Catholic will insist on 3 things from the place they attend Mass:

1. Validly ordained priest (priests ordained in the New Rite of Ordination should be conditionally ordained by a Traditional bishop)
2. Saying the Tridentine Mass (using a Missale Romanum from before the Vatican II changes began to be implemented, which was around 1964)
3. The priest has adequate training to be a Traditional priest – Either a full Traditional seminary formation, or at least a supplemental education after he discovered Tradition.

There are other things people look for in a Traditional chapel, which are quite optional: an association or connection with a large Traditional organization, a long-established location, a kind priest, a lot of friendly parishioners, a large number of parishioners, lots of eligible bachelors, lots of eligible maidens, a priest of your own nationality, a priest without an accent, a priest good with children, a priest with careful attention to Liturgical detail, a priest with a good singing voice, a priest with good sermons, a priest who is hard/easy on you in the confessional, a good choir, a vibrant parish life, presence of cry room, convenient to where you live, a beautiful building, close to shopping, close to a grocery store, location in the beautiful countryside, convenient location in the city, playground or swings for the kids to play, delicious donuts every Sunday, a de-facto petting zoo for parishioners’ children, free Wifi, guest cages in which to place livestock you bought on the way to Mass, etc.

Catholics must stubbornly insist on those 3 numbered points above (valid priest, valid Mass, Traditional formation) while being quite flexible about the other things. Staying home from a valid Mass every Sunday because the priest has an accent, or because a chapel is located in the city or the country, is not sufficient reason in God’s eyes.

When a Catholic has choices, he should exercise the virtue of prudence: gather as much information as possible, and choose the chapel which is most likely overall to help him (and his family) to keep the Faith and grow in holiness. Each person will have different priorities, and each chapel/priest is different. There is no universal or “hard and fast” rule, which is why it is a question of prudence. The only universal rules are those 3 points above: if the priest or Mass is not valid, you are wasting your time.

APPENDIX A: What about groups that have the approval of Rome to say the Tridentine Mass?

There are also several groups that have the permission of the Conciliar Church to say the “Latin Mass” (Institute of Christ the King, Fraternity of St. Peter, the Good Shepherd Institute, Campos Brazil, etc.), but they have issues which can’t be ignored:

1. They are, strictly speaking, not “Traditional Catholic” since a central tenet of Traditional Catholics is the belief that Catholics have a right, by virtue of their Baptism, to seek out doubt-free priests and sacraments — they don’t require Rome’s permission.
2. They offer the Latin Mass, but fall short in other areas: the priests don’t receive a specifically Traditional formation with Thomistic philosophy and theology, so the priest’s sermons and confessional advice will be somewhat defective. Because of this defective formation, many other consequences will flow: the rejection of the World is usually somewhat incomplete, certain practices are hit-and-miss (i.e., how the Faithful dress at Mass, use of chapel veils during Mass, etc.), and sometimes the other Sacraments are not given using pre-Vatican II rites.
3. Since these groups are “approved by Rome” they always refrain from criticizing the Conciliar Church, often going to absurd lengths to defend it. The compromised nature of these groups necessarily causes a straying from the objective truth, as they are biased in favor of their benefactors who “graciously” gave them canonical recognition. They will not soon bite the hand that feeds them.
4. Furthermore, some of these groups have to share facilities with Novus Ordo priests, and this is a grave problem. Either the Novus Ordo Masses are valid and you are stepping on Sacred Particles on the ground during your Tridentine Masses, or the Novus Ordo Masses are invalid and the priest could give you mere bread during the Mass, if you receive from the ciborium in the tabernacle (“consecrated” during the last Novus Ordo Mass). So any Indult Mass in a shared facility is a no-go, whether or not you believe the Novus Ordo Mass to be valid. Cathedrals are beautiful of course, but stepping on Our Lord is not acceptable, neither is receiving bread in place of Our Lord.
5. Another point of compromise: the Conciliar authorities are usually pretty strict about not allowing “strictly anti-Novus Ordo” groups to exist. They might approve certain Latin Mass-favoring groups, but these priests must at least agree that the Novus Ordo or “Ordinary Form of Mass” used by the Catholic Church is not bad. At most, they are allowed to say that the Novus Ordo is “not their cup of tea”. Priests are also required to say the Novus Ordo Mass on occasion, to consummate the compromise and weed out any die-hard, truly Traditional, anti-Novus Ordo dissenters.
6. The local bishop can take away the “privilege” of the Latin Mass at any time. Sometimes this happens when a new bishop is appointed in the diocese. This happened on a worldwide scale in 2013 when Pope Francis forbid the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate to say the Tridentine Mass any longer, after a small minority of friars complained to him.

These “approved by Rome” groups are Catholic, but defective insofar as they are compromised and neutered. You will get some good, but not the full package. But at any rate, Catholics should only consider these groups if they have their own Church to operate in (see point #4).

Holy Week and Easter in Texas

Holy Thursday at Stella Maris chapel in La Marque, TX:

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Easter Sunday Mass at St. Dominic’s Chapel (San Antonio – Seguin, TX)

 

Scenes from the Easter Party afterwards – Egg hunt, cascarones, pinata, musical chairs, and tug of war!

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Chapel Bulletin – Easter Sunday – March 27, 2016

Easter Sunday
March 27, 2016

Rosary & Confessions Sunday, 3:30 PM
Low Mass Sunday, 4:00 PM
Easter Party Sunday, 5:15 PM

Easter Party – We will celebrate Easter by having an Easter party after Mass today. Please join us in celebration of Christ’s Resurrection with a variety of food and some good, clean fun! We will have a potluck, desserts, Cascarones, musical chairs, and more!
Happy Easter! – We at St. Dominic’s Chapel wish everyone a blessed Easter Sunday!
High Mass next Sunday – Next Sunday, Low Sunday, is the 1st Sunday of the Month and so we will have a High Mass and potluck after Mass. Besides Low Sunday, next Sunday has many other names: Quasimodo Sunday, Sunday in White, and St. Thomas Sunday in the East.
2016 Calendars – Beautiful, Traditional Catholic calendars are available in the back of the chapel. Please take one if you don’t have one yet.
Fr. Zendejas Sermons – can be found every week at www.StDominicsChapel.com

Epistle Reading (1 Cor. 5:7-8)
Brethren: Purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new dough, as you are unleavened. For Christ our pasch is sacrificed. Therefore let us feast, not with the old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Gospel Reading (Mark 16:1-7)
At that time, Mary Magdalen, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought sweet spices, that coming, they might anoint Jesus. And very early in the morning,

the first day of the week, they come to the sepulchre, the sun being now risen. And they said one to another: Who shall roll us back the stone from the door of the sepulchre? And looking, they saw the stone rolled back. For it was very great. And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed with a white robe: and they were astonished. Who saith to them: Be not affrighted; you seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified: he is risen, he is not here, behold the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee; there you shall see him, as he told you.

Chapel bulletin for Passion Sunday – March 13, 2016

Passion Sunday
March 13, 2016

Catechism Classes Sunday, 2:30 PM
Rosary & Confessions Sunday, 3:30 PM
Low Mass Sunday, 4:00 PM

Spring Forward! – Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead by 1 hour on Saturday night for Daylight Savings Time.
Potluck – We will be having our monthly potluck today.
Passion Sunday – Today is Passion Sunday, the beginning of Passiontide. From today until Easter Sunday, the statues and pictures in the chapel will be covered in purple (except for the Stations of the Cross). Today the Church moves us forward to the time right before the Passion, when Our Lord had to go into hiding and “walked no more openly among the Jews”. Images of the Blessed Virgin and saints are also covered, since it is fitting that the servants obscure themselves while the Master is hidden.
2016 Calendars – Beautiful, Traditional Catholic calendars are available in the back of the chapel. Please take one if you don’t have one yet.
Fr. Zendejas Sermons – can be found every week at www.StDominicsChapel.com

Epistle Reading (Heb. 9:11-15)
Brethren: When Christ appeared as High Priest of the good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hand, that is, not of this creation: Neither by the blood of goats, or of calves, but by his own blood, entered once into the holies, having obtained eternal redemption. For if the blood of goats and of oxen, and the ashes of an heifer being sprinkled, sanctify such as are defiled, to the cleansing of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who by the Holy Ghost offered himself unspotted unto God, cleanse our conscience from dead works, to serve the living God? And therefore he is the mediator of the new testament: that by means of his death, for the redemption of those transgressions, which were under the former testament, they that are called may receive the promise of eternal inheritance, in Christ Jesus Our Lord.Gospel Reading (John 8:46-59)
At that time, Jesus said to the crowds of the Jews: Which of you shall convince me of sin? If I say the truth to you, why do you not believe me? He that is of God, heareth the words of God. Therefore you hear them not, because you are not of God.
The Jews therefore answered, and said to him: Do not we say well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil? Jesus answered: I have not a devil: but I honour my Father, and you have dishonoured me. But I seek not my own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth. Amen, amen I say to you: If any man keep my word, he shall not see death for ever. The Jews therefore said: Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest: If any man keep my word, he shall not taste death for ever. Art thou greater than our father Abraham, who is dead? and the prophets are dead. Whom dost thou make thyself? Jesus answered: If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing. It is my Father that glorifieth me, of whom you say that he is your God. And you have not known him, but I know him. And if I shall say that I know him not, I shall be like to you, a liar. But I do know him, and do keep his word. Abraham your father rejoiced that he might see my day: he saw it, and was glad. The Jews therefore said to him: Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? Jesus said to them: Amen, amen I say to you, before Abraham was made, I am. They took up stones therefore to cast at him. But Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple.

Chapel Bulletin – Laetare Sunday – March 6, 2016

 

Laetare Sunday
March 6, 2016

Rosary & Confessions Sunday, 7:40 AM
Low Mass Sunday, 8:00 AM

Beware Mass Time Change! – TODAY (March 6th) we will have Low Mass at 8:00 AM instead of the usual 4:00 PM. Also, our usual monthly High Mass and potluck will be moved to the SECOND Sunday of March (March 13th) — when Mass will return to the normal 4:00 PM time.
Rejoice Sunday – Today is Laetare (Latin, “Rejoice”) Sunday, or the half-way point of Lent. We should look back and assess our Lent so far, and redouble our efforts going forward. Only 3 weeks until Easter! Because of the feast today, the altar is decorated with flowers unlike the other Sundays of Lent.
More New Sidewalk – The chapel’s concrete sidewalk has been extended to 64 feet long! The sidewalk is necessary whenever it rains, due to mud and water runoff. If you wish to make a donation towards this chapel improvement, you can use the donation can on the table by the main entrance.
2016 Calendars – Beautiful, Traditional Catholic calendars are available in the back of the chapel. Please take one if you don’t have one yet.
Fr. Zendejas Sermons – can be found every week at www.StDominicsChapel.com

Epistle Reading (Gal. 4:22-31)
Brethren: It is written that Abraham had two sons: the one by a bondwoman, and the other by a free woman. But he who was of the bondwoman, was born according to the flesh: but he of the free woman, was by promise. Which things are said by an allegory. For these are the two testaments. The one from mount Sinai, engendering unto bondage; which is Agar: For Sinai is a mountain in Arabia, which hath affinity to that Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. But that Jerusalem, which is above, is free: which is our mother. For it is written: Rejoice, thou barren, that bearest not: break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for many are the children of the desolate, more than of her that hath a husband. Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise. But as then he, that was born according to the flesh, persecuted him that was after the spirit; so also it is now. But what saith the scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and her son; for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the free woman. So then, brethren, we are not the children of the bondwoman, but of the free: by the freedom wherewith Christ has made us free.

Gospel Reading (John 6:1-15)
At that time, Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is that of Tiberias. And a great multitude followed him, because they saw the miracles which

he did on them that were diseased. Jesus therefore went up into a mountain, and there he sat with his disciples. Now the pasch, the festival day of the Jews, was near at hand. When Jesus therefore had lifted up his eyes, and seen that a very great multitude cometh to him, he said to Philip: Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat? And this he said to try him; for he himself knew what he would do. Philip answered him: Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one may take a little. One of his disciples, Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, saith to him: There is a boy here that hath five barley loaves, and two fishes; but what are these among so many? Then Jesus said: Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. The men therefore sat down, in number about five thousand. And Jesus took the loaves: and when he had given thanks, he distributed to them that were set down. In like manner also of the fishes, as much as they would. And when they were filled, he said to his disciples: Gather up the fragments that remain, lest they be lost. They gathered up therefore, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above to them that had eaten. Now those men, when they had seen what a miracle Jesus had done, said: This is of a truth the prophet, that is to come into the world. Jesus therefore, when he knew that they would come to take him by force, and make him king, fled again into the mountain himself alone.

Chapel bulletin for 3rd Sunday of Lent, February 28, 2016

3rd Sunday in Lent
February 28, 2016

Catechism Classes Sunday, 2:30 – 3:15 PM
Rosary & Confessions Sunday, 3:30 PM
Low Mass Sunday, 4:00 PM

Beware Mass Time Change! – NEXT SUNDAY (March 6th) we will have Low Mass at 8:00 AM instead of the usual 4:00 PM. Also, our usual monthly High Mass and potluck will be moved to the SECOND Sunday of March (March 13th) — when Mass will return to the normal 4:00 PM time.
More New Sidewalk – The chapel’s concrete sidewalk has been extended to 64 feet long! The sidewalk is necessary whenever it rains, due to mud and water runoff. If you wish to make a donation towards this chapel improvement, you can use the donation can on the table by the main entrance.
2016 Calendars – Beautiful, Traditional Catholic calendars are available in the back of the chapel. Please take one if you don’t have one yet.
Fr. Zendejas Sermons – can be found every week at www.StDominicsChapel.com

Epistle Reading (Eph. 5:1-9)
Brethren: Be ye therefore followers of God, as most dear children; And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath delivered himself for us, an oblation and a sacrifice to God for an odour of sweetness. But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not so much as be named among you, as becometh saints: Or obscenity, or foolish talking, or scurrility, which is to no purpose; but rather giving of thanks. For know you this and understand, that no fornicator, or unclean, or covetous person (which is a serving of idols), hath inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no man deceive you with vain words. For because of these things cometh the anger of God upon the children of unbelief. Be ye not therefore partakers with them. For you were heretofore darkness, but now light in the Lord. Walk then as children of the light. For the fruit of the light is in all goodness, and justice, and truth.Gospel Reading (Luke 11:14-28)
At that time, Jesus was casting out a devil, and the same was dumb: and when he had cast out the devil, the dumb spoke: and the multitudes were in admiration at it: But some of them said: He casteth out devils by Beelzebub, the prince of devils. And others tempting, asked of him a sign from heaven. But he seeing their thoughts, said to them:
Every kingdom divided against itself, shall be brought to desolation, and house upon house shall fall. And if Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because you say, that through Beelzebub I cast out devils. Now if I cast out devils by Beelzebub; by whom do your children cast them out? Therefore they shall be your judges. But if I by the finger of God cast out devils; doubtless the kingdom of God is come upon you. When a strong man armed keepeth his court, those things are in peace which he possesseth. But if a stronger than he come upon him, and overcome him; he will take away all his armour wherein he trusted, and will distribute his spoils. He that is not with me, is against me; and he that gathereth not with me, scattereth. When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through places without water, seeking rest; and not finding, he saith: I will return into my house whence I came out. And when he is come, he findeth it swept and garnished. Then he goeth and taketh with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and entering in they dwell there. And the last state of that man becomes worse than the first. And it came to pass, as he spoke these things, a certain woman from the crowd, lifting up her voice, said to him: Blessed is the womb that bore thee, and the breasts that gave thee suck. But he said: Yea rather, blessed are they who hear the word of God, and keep it.

Chapel Bulletin for the 2nd Sunday of Lent – February 21, 2016

2nd Sunday in Lent
February 21, 2016

Catechism Classes Sunday, 2:30 – 3:15 PM
Rosary & Confessions Sunday, 3:30 PM
Low Mass and Benediction Sunday, 4:00 PM

Benediction Today – This Sunday is the 3rd Sunday of the month, so we will have Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament immediately after Mass.
More New Sidewalk – The chapel’s concrete sidewalk has been extended to 64 feet long! The sidewalk is necessary whenever it rains, due to mud and water runoff. If you wish to make a donation towards this chapel improvement, you can use the donation can on the table by the main entrance.
2016 Calendars – Beautiful, Traditional Catholic calendars are available in the back of the chapel. Please take one if you don’t have one yet.
A Look Ahead – The 1st Sunday of March, (March 6th, also Laetare Sunday) we will have Low Mass at 8:00 AM instead of the usual 4:00 PM. Also, our usual monthly High Mass and potluck will be moved to the SECOND Sunday of March (March 13th).
Fr. Zendejas Sermons – can be found every week at www.StDominicsChapel.com

Epistle Reading (1 Thess. 4:1-7)
Brethren: we pray and beseech you in the Lord Jesus, that as you have received from us, how you ought to walk, and to please God, so also you would walk, that you may abound the more. For you know what precepts I have given to you by the Lord Jesus. For this is the will of God, your sanctification; that you should abstain from fornication; That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour: Not in the passion of lust, like the Gentiles that know not God: And that no man overreach, nor circumvent his brother in business: because the Lord is the avenger of all these things, as we have told you before, and have testified. For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto sanctification, in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Gospel Reading (Matt 17:1-9)
At that time, Jesus taketh unto him Peter and James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into a high mountain apart: And he was transfigured before them. And his face did shine as the sun: and his garments became white as snow. And behold there appeared to them Moses and Elias talking with him. And Peter answering, said to Jesus: Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles, one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. And as he was yet speaking, behold a bright cloud overshadowed them. And lo, a voice out of the cloud, saying: This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased: hear ye him. And the disciples hearing, fell upon their face, and were very much afraid. And Jesus came and touched them: and said to them, Arise, and fear not. And they lifting up their eyes saw no one but only Jesus. And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying: Tell the vision to no man, till the Son of man be risen from the dead.

Chapel Bulletin for Quinquagesima Sunday – February 7, 2016

Quinquagesima Sunday
February 7, 2016

Catechism Classes Sunday, 2:30 – 3:15 PM
Rosary & Confessions Sunday, 3:30 PM
High Mass Sunday, 4:00 PM

High Mass Today – Today is the 1st Sunday of the month, so we will have our usual High Mass today with a Potluck afterwards.
Fr. Voigt Mass – Next Sunday, February 14th, Fr. Richard Voigt will again be visiting St. Dominic’s to offer Mass. Father will also distribute Ashes on this day, since we won’t have Mass on Ash Wednesday itself. Fr. Voigt is a Salesian priest who came to Tradition several years ago and was conditionally ordained by Bishop Williamson.
Lent begins this Wednesday – This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Ash Wednesday is a day of mandatory fasting and abstinence, even in the permissive Conciliar Church. The imposition of ashes on Ash Wednesday (or the following Sunday) is a sacramental, during which the priest repeats the words God spoke to Adam, “Thou art dust, and unto dust thou shalt return.”
More New Sidewalk – A month ago, the chapel’s concrete sidewalk was only 16 feet long. Today it is 60 feet long! If you wish to make a donation towards this chapel improvement, you can use the donation can on the table by the main entrance.
2016 Calendars – Beautiful, Traditional Catholic calendars are available in the back of the chapel.

Fr. Voigt Mass this week – Sexagesima Sunday – January 31, 2016

Sexagesima Sunday
January 31, 2016

Catechism Classes Sunday, 2:30 – 3:15 PM
Rosary & Confessions Sunday, 3:30 PM
Low Mass Sunday, 4:00 PM

Fr. Voigt Mass – This Sunday, we welcome back Fr. Richard Voigt who will be visiting St. Dominic’s to offer Mass. It also happens to be the feast of St. John Bosco, the founder of the Salesian order. Fr. Voigt is a Salesian priest who came to Tradition several years ago and was conditionally ordained by Bishop Williamson.
High Mass Next Week – Next Sunday, February 7th, we will have our usual High Mass with a Potluck afterwards.
2016 Calendars – Beautiful, Traditional Catholic calendars are available in the back of the chapel.
More New Sidewalk – We poured 36 more feet of chapel sidewalk using 6,000 lbs (3 tons) of concrete! Another 12 foot section should be done by Sunday. If you wish to make a donation towards this chapel improvement, you can use the donation can on the table by the main entrance.
Catholic Faith Fact – Today is Sexagesima (Greek for “sixty days”), and the Church continues getting us ready for the coming season of Lent. Easter is now less than 60 days away, and we should begin thinking about what sacrifices we will offer up this Lent. Another name for Lent is Quadragesima or “the Forty Days”, referring to the forty days’ fast Our Lord performed in the desert right before He began His public ministry.

Chapel bulletin – Septuagesima Sunday – January 24, 2016

Septuagesima Sunday
January 24, 2016

Catechism Classes Sunday, 2:30 – 3:15 PM
Rosary & Confessions Sunday, 3:30 PM
Low Mass Sunday, 4:00 PM

Fr. Voigt Mass – Next Sunday (January 31st), we welcome back Fr. Richard Voigt who will be visiting St. Dominic’s to offer Mass. It also happens to be the feast of St. John Bosco, the founder of the Salesian order. Fr. Voigt is a Salesian priest who came to Tradition several years ago and was conditionally ordained by Bishop Williamson.
2016 Calendars – Beautiful, Traditional Catholic calendars are available in the back of the chapel.
New Sidewalk – We poured 20 more feet of chapel sidewalk using 4,000 lbs (2 tons) of concrete! If you wish to make a donation towards this chapel improvement, you can use the donation can on the table by the main entrance.
Catholic Faith Fact – On Septuagesima (Greek for “seventy days”), the Church turns her attention to the coming season of Lent. Easter is now less than 70 days away, and we should begin thinking about what sacrifices we will offer up this Lent. Another name for Lent is Quadragesima or “the Forty Days”, referring to the forty days’ fast Our Lord performed in the desert right before He began His public ministry.

Chapel Bulletin – Mass and Benediction, 2nd Sunday after Epiphany – January 17, 2016

Second Sunday after Epiphany
January 17, 2016

Catechism Classes Sunday, 2:30 – 3:15 PM
Rosary & Confessions Sunday, 3:30 PM
Low Mass Sunday, 4:00 PM
Benediction Sunday, 5:00 PM

Benediction This Week – Today is the 3rd Sunday of the month, so we will have Benediction after Mass.
2016 Calendars – Beautiful, Traditional Catholic calendars are available in the back of the chapel.
New Sidewalk – The sidewalk leading up to the chapel has been extended by 20 feet! If you wish to make a donation towards this chapel improvement, you can use the donation can on the table by the main entrance.
Catholic Faith Fact – The Sundays after Epiphany are similar to the Sundays after Pentecost: The liturgical color is green, and they aren’t part of the “Christmas season”. Whatever Sundays after Epiphany aren’t used in January/February are used at the end of the Liturgical year (around October/November).

Chapel bulletin – Feast of the Holy Family – January 10, 2016

http://www.cathinfo.com/StDominic/bulletin1-10-16.htm

Feast of the Holy Family
January 10, 2016

Catechism Classes Sunday, 2:30 – 3:15 PM
Rosary & Confessions Sunday, 3:30 PM
Low Mass Sunday, 4:00 PM

Benediction Next Week – Next Sunday (Jan. 17) is the 3rd Sunday of the month, so we will have Benediction after Mass.
2016 Calendars – Beautiful, Traditional Catholic calendars are available in the back of the chapel.
Blessed Chalk – We have blessed chalk (for the Epiphany doorway blessing) in the back of the chapel.
Fr. Zendejas Sermons – can be found every week at www.StDominicsChapel.com
Catholic Faith Fact – What are the traditional names of the Three Wise Men who offered gifts of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh to the baby Jesus, which we celebrate on Epiphany?
Answer: Gaspar, Melchior, and Balthasar

Chapel bulletin – Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus – Jan. 3rd, 2016

http://www.cathinfo.com/StDominic/bulletin1-3-16.htm

Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus
January 3, 2016

Catechism Classes Sunday, 2:30 – 3:15 PM
Rosary & Confessions Sunday, 3:30 PM
Low Mass Sunday, 4:00 PM

High Mass and Potluck – It being the 1st Sunday of the month, we will have a High Mass today. We will also have our monthly potluck after the Mass.
Catechism Resumes – Catechism Classes will resume today, Jan 3rd.
2016 Calendars – Beautiful, Traditional Catholic calendars are available in the back of the chapel.
Fr. Zendejas Sermons – can be found every week at www.StDominicsChapel.com

Chapel bulletin for the Feast of the Circumcision – January 1, 2016

http://www.cathinfo.com/StDominic/bulletin1-1-16.htm

Feast of the Circumcision
January 1, 2016

Rosary & Confessions Friday, 12:30 PM
Low Mass Friday, 1:00 PM

High Mass – Next Sunday (Jan. 3rd) is a 1st Sunday of the Month, so there will be High Mass and a potluck afterwards.
Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus – The Sunday that falls between the Feast of the Circumcision and the Epiphany is designated by the Church as “the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus”.
2016 Calendars – Beautiful, Traditional Catholic calendars are available in the back of the chapel.
Catechism Break – Catechism classes will resume on Jan 3rd.

Chapel Bulletin for the Sunday within the Octave of Christmas – December 27, 2015

http://www.cathinfo.com/StDominic/bulletin12-27-15.htm

Sun. within Octave of Christmas
December 27, 2015
Rosary & Confessions Sunday, 3:30 PM
Low Mass Sunday, 4:00 PM

Christmas Celebration – The St. Dominic’s Christmas party will be held this Sunday (Dec. 27th). There will be a potluck, cake, punch, and lots of beautiful, traditional Christmas carols. Our organist will be playing, and we have booklets with plenty of Christmas carol lyrics. It will be a blast. Don’t miss out!
Catechism Break – There will be no Catechism Classes on December 27th. Classes will resume on Jan 3rd.
2016 Calendars – Beautiful, Traditional Catholic calendars are available in the back of the chapel.
A Look Ahead – On New Year’s Day (Feast of the Circumcision, a Holy Day of Obligation), Mass will be at 1:00 PM.

Chapel bulletin for Christmas Day – Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord – December 25, 2015

http://www.cathinfo.com/StDominic/bulletin12-25-15.htm

Christmas Day
December 25, 2015
Rosary & Confessions Friday, 12:30 PM
Low Mass Friday, 1:00 PM

Christ-Mass today – On Christmas Day we will have Mass at 1:00 PM. Traditional Catholics are welcome to eat meat because of the Holy Day, but the day before (Christmas Eve) is the vigil of the feast — traditionally a day of fast and abstinence.
Christmas Celebration – The St. Dominic’s Christmas party will be held 2 days after Christmas Day, on Sunday (Dec. 27th). There will be a potluck, cake, punch, and lots of beautiful, traditional Christmas carols. Our organist will be playing, and we have booklets with plenty of Christmas carol lyrics. It will be a blast. Don’t miss out!
Catechism Break – There will be no Catechism Classes on December 27th. Classes will resume on Jan 3rd.
A Look Ahead – On both Christmas Day and New Year’s Day (Feast of the Circumcision, a Holy Day of Obligation), Mass will be at 1:00 PM.
Fr. Zendejas Sermons – can be found every week at www.StDominicsChapel.com

Epistle Reading (Heb 1:1-12)
God, who, at sundry times and in divers manners, spoke in times past to the fathers by the prophets, last of all, In these days hath spoken to us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the world. Who being the brightness of his glory, and the figure of his substance, and upholding all things by the word of his power, making purgation of sins, sitteth on the right hand of the majesty on high. Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath inherited a more excellent name than they. For to which of the angels hath he said at any time, Thou art my Son, today have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? And again, when he bringeth in the first begotten into the world, he saith: And let all the angels of God adore him. And to the angels indeed he saith: He that maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire. But to the Son: Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of justice is the sceptre of thy kingdom. Thou hast loved justice, and hated iniquity: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. And: Thou in the beginning, O Lord, didst found the earth: and the works of thy hands are the heavens. They shall perish, but thou shalt continue: and they shall all grow old as a garment. And as a vesture
shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed: but thou art the selfsame, and thy years shall not fail.

Gospel Reading (John 1:1-14)
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him: and without him was made nothing that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. This man came for a witness, to give testimony of the light, that all men might believe through him. He was not the light, but was to give testimony of the light. That was the true light, which enlighteneth every man that cometh into this world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, he gave them power to be made the sons of God, to them that believe in his name. Who are born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we saw his glory, the glory as it were of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

Chapel bulletin for the 4th Sunday of Advent – December 20, 2015

http://www.cathinfo.com/StDominic/bulletin12-20-15.htm

4th Sunday of Advent
December 20, 2015

Catechism Classes Sunday, 2:30 – 3:15 PM
Rosary & Confessions Sunday, 3:30 PM
Low Mass Sunday, 4:00 PM
Benediction Sunday, 5:00 PM

Christ-Mass this week – This Friday is Christmas Day, so we will have Mass at 1:00 PM. Traditional Catholics are welcome to eat meat because of the great feast day, but the day before (Christmas Eve) is the vigil of the feast — traditionally a day of fast and abstinence.
Christmas Celebration – The St. Dominic’s Christmas party and potluck will be held 2 days after Christmas Day, on the following Sunday (Dec. 27th). There will be a potluck and lots of Christmas carols with organ accompaniment. Don’t miss out!
Benediction after Mass – Today is the 3rd Sunday of the month, so we will have Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament immediately after the Mass.
Novena Christmas Cards – There are novena Christmas Cards in the back of the chapel. Include your friends and loved ones in a Novena of Masses to be offered Dec. 26 – Jan. 3.
A Look Ahead – On both Christmas Day and New Year’s Day (Feast of the Circumcision, a Holy Day of Obligation), Mass will be at 1:00 PM.

Chapel bulletin for the 3rd Sunday of Advent – December 13, 2015

http://www.cathinfo.com/StDominic/bulletin12-13-15.htm

3rd Sunday of Advent
December 13, 2015

Catechism Classes Sunday, 2:30 – 3:15 PM
Rosary & Confessions Sunday, 3:30 PM
Low Mass Sunday, 4:00 PM

Gaudete Sunday – Today is Gaudete (Latin, “rejoice”) Sunday, which is the special name assigned by the Church to the 3rd Sunday of Advent.
Benediction Next Week – Next week is the 3rd Sunday of the month, so we will have Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament as usual after Mass.
Novena Christmas Cards – There are novena Christmas Cards in the back of the chapel. Include your friends and loved ones in a Novena of Masses to be offered Dec. 26 – Jan. 3.
A Look Ahead – On both Christmas Day and New Year’s Day (Feast of the Circumcision, a Holy Day of Obligation), Mass will be at 1:00 PM.
Fr. Zendejas Sermons – can be found every week at www.StDominicsChapel.com
Catholic Faith Fact – FIRST ERROR of VATICAN II: A mutilated concept of the Magisterium. This error is contained in the following statement concerning the Church’s renunciation and condemnation of error:“The Church has always been opposed to these errors [i.e., the false opinions of men­.]; She has often condemned them with the greatest severity. Now, however, the Spouse of Christ prefers to employ the medicine of mercy rather than that of harshness. She is going to meet today’s needs by demonstrating the validity of Her doctrine, rather than by renewing condemnations.” With this renunciation of employing proper, God-­given authority to defend the deposit of the faith and to help souls through condemning errors that ensnare souls and prevent their eternal salvation, Pope John XXIII kicked aside his duties as Vicar of Christ.

Chapel bulletin for the 2nd Sunday of Advent

http://www.cathinfo.com/StDominic/bulletin12-6-15.htm

2nd Sunday of Advent
December 6, 2015

Catechism Classes Sunday, 2:30 – 3:15 PM
Rosary & Confessions Sunday, 3:30 PM
High Mass Sunday, 4:00 PM

High Mass – Today is the 1st Sunday of the month so we will have High Mass and Potluck as usual. It is also the feast of St. Nicholas!
Holy Day this Tuesday – December 8th, just two days away, is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception — a Holy Day of Obligation. We will have Mass at St. Dominics at 1:00 PM on that day.
Novena Christmas Cards – There are novena Christmas Cards in the back of the chapel. Include your friends and loved ones in a Novena of Masses to be offered Dec. 26 – Jan. 3.
A Look Ahead – On both Christmas Day and New Years Day (Feast of the Circumcision, a Holy Day of Obligation) there will be Mass here at 1:00 PM.
Fr. Zendejas Sermons – can be found every week at www.StDominicsChapel.com
Catholic Faith Fact – The fourth of four grave omissions of Vatican II is: the lack of mention of the dogmas of Transubstantiation and of the propitiatory (atoning for sin) character of the Holy Sacrifice.

Chapel Bulletin for the Last Sunday after Pentecost – Nov. 22, 2015

http://www.cathinfo.com/StDominic/bulletin11-22-15.htm

 

Follow the Mass – Today is the Last Sunday after Pentecost. So the readings are taken from the “24th and Last Sunday after Pentecost” in your missal.
Bishop Faure VisitThe Sunday immediately after Thanksgiving (November 29th) there will not be Mass at St. Dominic’s; everyone is invited to attend Bp. Faure’s Mass at Stella Maris Chapel, 1131 Delaney Rd, La Marque, TX 77568 (outside Houston) at 9:30 AM, followed by a reception and conference. Bp. Faure was consecrated by Bp. Williamson earlier this year.
A Look Ahead – Next Sunday (November 29th) there will be no Mass here. But the following Sunday, December 6th, is the 1st Sunday of the month and we will have High Mass as usual. It is also the feast of St. Nicholas!
Catholic Faith Fact – The second of FOUR grave omissions of Vatican II is: the absence of the notion of supernaturality and lack of mention of Heaven.

Chapel bulletin for the 25th Sunday after Pentecost – November 15, 2015

http://www.cathinfo.com/StDominic/bulletin11-15-15.htm

Catechism Classes  Sunday, 2:30 – 3:15 PM
Rosary & Confessions Sunday, 3:30 PM
Low Mass Sunday, 4:00 PM
Benediction Sunday, 5:00 PM

Follow the Mass – Today is the 25th Sunday after Pentecost, but it is NOT the “24th and Last Sunday after Pentecost”. So the readings are taken from the 6th Sunday after Epiphany. Next Sunday will be the “24th and Last Sunday after Pentecost” in your missal.
Benediction after Mass – Today being the 3rd Sunday of the month, we will have Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament after today’s Mass. Booklets are available in the back of the chapel for the various benediction hymns: O Salutaris Hostia, Ave Maria, Tantum Ergo, Oremus Pro Pontifice, Adoremus in Aeternum, and Holy God We Praise Thy Name.
Bishop Faure VisitThe Sunday after Thanksgiving (November 29th) there will not be Mass at St. Dominic’s; everyone is invited to attend Bp. Faure’s Mass at Stella Maris Chapel, 1131 Delaney Rd, La Marque, TX 77568 (outside Houston) at 9:30 AM, followed by a reception and conference. Bp. Faure was consecrated by Bp. Williamson earlier this year.
Catholic Faith Fact – The first of FOUR grave omissions of Vatican II is: the failure to condemn the major errors of the 20th century.