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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).
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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.

Bishop Thomas Aquinas visits Stella Maris Chapel outside Houston, TX

Conference by Bishop Thomas Aquinas at Stella Maris Chapel, November 13, 2016

Sermon before Confirmations:

Sermon during Mass:

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.

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 – 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 – 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.

Bishop Williamson sermons and conference from last weekend – St. Dominic’s Chapel and Stella Maris Chapel

St. Dominic’s Chapel – Sermon 5/22/16

Stella Maris Chapel – Sermon 5/23/16

Stella Maris Chapel – Conference (first 67 minutes) 5/23/16

Stella Maris Chapel – Conference (all 85 minutes – audio only) 5/23/16

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 Bulletins for the 19th and 20th Sundays after Pentecost

Last week’s bulletin:
http://www.cathinfo.com/StDominic/bulletin10-4-15.htm

Chapel bulletin for THIS week:
http://www.cathinfo.com/StDominic/bulletin10-11-15.htm

Catechism Classes – Catechism classes have started. There are two classes available. Adults are welcome to attend the upper class. Catechism will run from 2:30 to 3:15 each Sunday.
Benediction Next Week – Next week is the 3rd Sunday, so we will have Benediction as usual.
Organ Accompaniment – St. Dominic’s Chapel now has an organist. We will have organ accompaniment twice a month. Deo Gratias!
Fr. Zendejas Sermons – can be found every week at www.StDominicsChapel.com
Catholic Faith Question – Which Vatican II document invited the Freemasonic concepts of Fraternity and Secular Humanism into the Catholic Church?
Last weeks’ question: How many United States priests were there in 2014 vs. 1965? Answer: Compared to 1965, there were 34.72% less priests in 2014.

Chapel Bulletin for the 18th Sunday after Pentecost – September 27, 2015

http://www.cathinfo.com/StDominic/bulletin9-27-15.htm
Fr. Adrian Garcia will be here this week.

Catechism Classes – Catechism classes have started. There are two classes available. Adults are welcome to attend the upper class, held in the chapel. The class for First Communion and younger children is held in the house. Catechism will run from 2:30 to 3:15 each Sunday.
High Mass Next Week – Next week will be the 1st Sunday of the month, so we will have a High Mass. We will sing Mass XI (Orbis Factor), Credo IV, and various traditional Catholic hymns for the processional, recessional, offertory and communion.
Potluck Next Week – We will have a Potluck after the High Mass next Sunday.
Fr. Zendejas Sermons – Fr. Zendejas’ written sermons or “Blue Papers” can be found every week on this website.
Catholic Faith Question – What percent of Catholics attended Mass every week in 2014?

Chapel bulletin for the 17th Sunday after Pentecost – September 20, 2015

http://www.cathinfo.com/StDominic/bulletin9-20-15.htm

Catechism Classes – Catechism classes have started. There are two classes available. Adults are welcome to attend the upper class. Catechism classes, covering everything from First Communion and Confirmation to the Liturgy, Holy Scripture and Catholic Church history, will run from 2:30 to 3:15 each Sunday.
Benediction today – Today is the 3rd Sunday of the Month, so there will be Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament after Mass. There are Benediction hymn booklets in the back of the chapel containing everything that is sung (O Salutaris Hostia, Ave Maria, Oremus pro Pontifice, Tantum Ergo, Holy God We Praise Thy Name).
Mass Time Change – From now on, Sunday Mass time will be at 4:00 PM to allow Fr. Zendejas and Fr. Garcia more time to travel here from Houston. The Fathers drive a good 4 hours to be here and offer us the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass every Sunday. Traditional priests are a rare gift; we should be grateful to God for what He has given us!

Chapel Bulletin for the 16th Sunday after Pentecost – September 13, 2015

http://www.cathinfo.com/StDominic/bulletin9-13-15.htm

Catechism Classes – We will start Catechism classes this week. There will be two classes for the children and older children/adults. Besides the usual preparation for First Communion and Confirmation, other topics will be covered including Church history, the Mass, Scripture, lives of the saints, and the recent crisis in the Church including Vatican 2. Catechism will run from 2:30 to 3:15 each Sunday.
Mass Time Change – From now on, Sunday Mass time will be at 4:00 PM to allow Fr. Gerardo Zendejas and Fr. Adrian Garcia more time to travel here from Houston. This will allow people more time to get from their homes to their respective churches. The Sunday traffic near Houston — both church related and otherwise — was causing Father some delays in getting to the chapel.
Benediction next week – Next week, on the 3rd Sunday of the Month, there will be Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament after Mass. On this note, we have a bit of a surprise for everyone next Sunday!

Chapel Bulletin for the 14th Sunday after Pentecost – August 30, 2015

http://www.cathinfo.com/StDominic/bulletin8-30-15.htm

This will be the 18th consecutive weekly Sunday Mass here at St. Dominic’s. Since the beginning of May, there hasn’t been a single Sunday without a Mass here! Talk about reliability and commitment. Thank you, Fr. Gerardo Zendejas and Fr. Adrian Garcia!

High Mass Next Week – Next Sunday, Sept. 6th, is the 1st Sunday of the month, so we will have a High Mass, as well as our monthly Potluck after Mass. Hope to see you there!
Catechism Classes – We will start Catechism classes in two weeks, on September 13th. There will be two classes for the children. Catechism classes will run from 2:30 to 3:15 each Sunday before Mass.
Pews Installed – St. Dominic’s Chapel was blessed to receive 12 beautiful pews, each are eleven feet long, solid oak with padded kneelers! They are in good condition, and we are quite happy to have them in the chapel for the past few weeks.  It really feels like a Latin Mass chapel now! After all, these are real Catholic pews, just like you have seen in countless churches before. They are a dark walnut color and have a very traditional style. Deo Gratias, some Catholic church somewhere was willing to part with them. Donations to help cover this expense can be placed in the Donations can by the main entrance. The pews had to be transported from Houston, TX, which was an all-day project, as Houston is quite a drive (about 240 miles). San Antonio and Austin are right next door compared to how far away Houston is!
Mass Time Change – From now on, Mass every Sunday will be at 4:00 PM to allow the Fathers more travel time to drive here from Houston. Sunday afternoon traffic was making it difficult for them to get here by the old Mass time (2:30). Of course, a lot of those people clogging up the road weren’t going to church, but that’s another issue. Father is also changing the Sunday Mass time at Stella Maris Chapel in Houston to be 1 hour later, so more parishioners can make the long drive to church on time, every Sunday morning.

Chapel bulletin for the 12th Sunday after Pentecost – August 16, 2015

http://www.cathinfo.com/StDominic/bulletin8-16-15.htm

Pews Installed – St. Dominic’s was able to acquire (12) eleven-foot, solid oak pews with padded kneelers! They were installed in the chapel in time for last Sunday’s Mass. Wow! It really feels like a proper Latin Mass chapel now. The pews are a dark brown or walnut color and have a very traditional design — exactly like you have seen in countless churches. They were sold by a church that was moving, apparently. Donations to help cover this cost can be placed in the Donations can by the main door.

Last week, they had to be picked up 240 miles east of here, in Houston, TX. It was an all-day project, as Houston is quite a bit further away than Austin, New Braunfels, San Marcos, or other nearby cities. Houston is a drive, and recall that is where Father has to drive from to get here for Mass every week! Normally San Antonio is a big enough city that it’s independent of Houston, but in the Traditional Latin Mass church world, we at St. Dominic’s are going to be very involved with Houston for the forseeable future! Besides, Traditional Catholic Churches have to stick together.

Holy Day – Mass on August 15th, the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, will be at 10:00 AM. the Holy Rosary and Confessions are 1/2 hour before, as usual.
Mass Time Change – From now on, Sunday Mass time will be at 4:00 PM to allow Father more time to travel here from Houston. Sunday morning traffic (probably people heading to shopping rather than church) made it difficult for him to get here at 2:30. Plus he is changing the Mass time at Stella Maris Chapel in Houston to be 1 hour later.
Benediction Today – Today is a third Sunday of the month, so we will have Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament immediately following the Mass. Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament is a beautiful Catholic practice that used to be seen commonly in churches all over the world.

Stella Maris Chapel in Houston – Curious about our sister chapel in Houston? The new chapel property in La Marque, outside Houston, started being used for weekly Mass on August 2nd. The group of traditional Catholics there in Houston no longer have to rent a facility for Mass every week. The priests’ residence next to the chapel was also vacated by the previous owners shortly before this (there was some resistance on the part of the renters to move out, but they did move out just before their 30 day deadline expired). All churches need a certain amount of work right after they are purchased. As we speak, work continues on refurbishing the various buildings (including the chapel, school, and rectory) and rapid progress is being made. Deo Gratias! This should really help the Catholic Church in Texas.

Chapel bulletin for the 11th Sunday after Pentecost – August 9, 2015

New Pews at St. Dominic's Traditional Catholic Chapel
New Pews at St. Dominic's Catholic Chapelhttp://www.cathinfo.com/StDominic/bulletin8-9-15.htm

Last week had enough big news, but we have some more extraordinary news this week — St. Dominic’s Chapel now has proper Catholic pews, just like every church or chapel you’ve ever been in! 12 of them to be exact. And don’t forget we’re having Mass here at 10:00 AM next Saturday, on August 15th.

Pews Installed – St. Dominic’s Chapel was able to acquire (12) eleven-foot, solid oak pews with padded kneelers! They have been installed in the chapel, which has never looked better! It’s really starting to look like a proper Latin Mass chapel now. The pews are a dark brown color and very traditional in their design. These are typical pews with kneelers, just as you’ve seen in all the churches you’ve ever been in. Donations to help cover this cost can be placed in the Donations can by the main door.

They had to be picked up in Houston, TX about 240 miles away. It was quite a drive, as Houston is quite a bit further away than Austin, San Marcos or one of the many other cities it’s easy to get to from here. Normally San Antonio is pretty independent of Houston, but in the world of Traditional Latin Mass chapels, we are going to be very involved with Houston for the forseeable future!

Transporting these pews to the chapel was a much bigger deal than ordering a 1962 Missal, thurible, or incense boat (which is shipped right to you) — but to make St. Dominic’s seem more like a proper church, it was well worth it! Churches are expected to have pews.

Holy Day this Saturday – Mass on August 15th, the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, will be at 10:00 AM.

Mass Time Change – After today, Sunday Mass time will change to 4:00 PM to allow Father more time to travel here from Houston. Sunday morning traffic made it difficult for him to get here at 2:30. Plus he is changing the Mass time in Houston to be 1 hour later. Sometimes travel between the two churches is difficult, due to weekend or daytime traffic.

Stella Maris Chapel – For those curious about how things are going at our neighboring chapel in Houston: As of August 2nd, the new chapel property outside Houston is being used for Mass for the group of traditional Catholics there. The priests’ residence or rectory on the property was also vacated by the previous owners about this time (there was some resistance on the part of the renters to move out, but they did move out during the 30 day timeframe). Currently, work on the refurbishing the various buildings (including the chapel, rectory and school) is proceeding at a fast pace. This is great news for the Church in south-central Texas.

Chapel bulletin for the 10th Sunday after Pentecost – August 2nd, 2015

http://www.cathinfo.com/StDominic/bulletin8-2-15.htm

We have some extraordinary news items this week — a feast in honor of our patron, and a Holy Day Mass coming up on August 15th!

Feast of St. Dominic – This Sunday we will be celebrating the feast of our patron, St. Dominic. St. Dominic saved the Church from the Albigensian heretical scourge many centuries ago, and we plan to honor this friend of God — and our chapel’s patron — on his feast day. There will be High Mass followed by a pot luck and a few games for the children. Please join us in our joyful celebration!

High Mass this Sunday – August 2nd is the 1st Sunday of the month, so there will be a High Mass this Sunday. We will be singing Kyrie XI and Credo I. You will find the Gregorian chant for Mass XI in your Traditional Roman Hymnal or hand missal.

Holy Day coming up – Mark your calendars! Mass on August 15th, the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, will be at 10:00 AM. The Church rejoices on this great feast day of the Blessed Mother. We are happy to celebrate the Assumption on August 15th, as it should be, rather than on the following Sunday as is done in countless modern, Vatican II Catholic churches.

San Antonio, Texas and the Catholic Church

The San Antonio Missions

San Antonio, Texas – An Important City in the Catholic Church

The city of San Antonio, Texas, named after the great St. Anthony of Padua, has traditionally had a large role to play in the Catholic church. Centrally located in south-central Texas and close to various independent sources of water, San Antonio has a long history of being a headquarters or focal point for Catholicism and the Church’s missionary work in Texas. May it regain this old status again someday! If Texas is ever to be converted to the Catholic Faith more completely, the layout of the missions will need to take a similar form – with San Antonio at the center. After all, San Antonio is quite centrally located. No wonder the Catholic Church chose this city for the focal point of Texas evangelization. You have Austin 1 hour to the north; Houston 3 1/2 hours to the east, Dallas 4 hours to the north, and many small and mid-size towns that can reach San Antonio within a 2 hour drive or less. Now that is a city ideally situated for Catholic Church missionary work. The Catholic Faith is never easy, but Our Lord’s yoke is light and sweet compared to any other yoke. Why resist Him who wants to give you eternal life? But resistance is natural for fallen human nature, which wants to be independent of God, hates any kind of self-denial, and is enticed to follow the Broad Path of Destruction by the world, the flesh, and the devil.

The San Antonio Missions

The Old Spanish Missions of San Antonio, Texas are a chain of five colonial era compounds located in a southern line from the center of downtown San Antonio to the southern edge of the city. Each of the old compounds has a church, and is independent of the others. The Missions were built in San Antonio in the 18th Century as an extraordinary outpost of the Spanish Government and the Catholic Church.

The Franciscan Fathers of that era founded each mission to evangelize the local indian population, minister to their needs both material and spiritual, as well as bring them up to speed in the ways of Spanish civilization. There was some resistance to the Spaniards, but the Catholic priests were the best ambassadors. An additional goal was to make them active citizens of the Spanish province of Tejas. And to offer protection in a very dangerous age, military forces were often located in the vicinity of each Mission. The San Antonio Spanish Missions formed part of a independent colonization system that stretched across the Spanish Southwest in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. Four of the five original missions (Concepcion, San Jose, San Juan and Espada) still function as active Catholic parish churches, albeit offering only the Novus Ordo Mass. (Which is unfortunate, as the priests who offered Mass in the Missions over the past few centuries wouldn’t recognize the Mass said there today. They would innocently mistake it for Luther’s service, or something similar. Meanwhile, the old pre-Vatican 2 or 1962 Mass said at many traditional chapels today is almost identical with the Tridentine Mass as it was said when the Missions first opened. Resistance to unnecessary change is a good thing.)

The San Antonio Missions are managed by the Catholic Church today. Specifically, they are run by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Antonio as the Old Spanish Missions, Inc., an independent, non-profit organization which provides for their care and upkeep. Since they are still managed by the Catholic Church, the Archbishop of San Antonio, TX appoints the Director of the Old Spanish Missions. This Director is in turn responsible for the ongoing maintenance of the mission churches, as well as any restoration work that needs to be done. San Antonio de Valero, known as the Alamo, is owned by the State of Texas and up until recently was operated by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. It does not function as an active parish church and does not form part of the Old Spanish Missions, Inc. It operates independently of the other missions. So this most famous of the San Antonio Spanish Mission churches — this symbol of American resistance to anyone and anything who would take away our freedom — is nothing but a tourist attraction today.

At present, the National Park Service is in charge of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, in cooperation with the Church, or the Archdiocese of San Antonio, Texas. The two organizations divide the responsibilities of running the Spanish Missions in the following manner: the Park Service is responsible for all the material elements of the four properties, including the buildings, landscaping, visitor centers, etc. The Archdiocese of San Antonio, on the other hand, continues to care for the church buildings in each Mission. The two domains of responsibility are independent of one another.

San Antonio and St. Dominic’s Chapel – the yearly San Antonio Mission Pilgrimage

In 2015, about 20 parishioners from St. Dominic’s attended the yearly San Antonio Mission Pilgrimage organized every year by a group of Traditional Catholics. Everyone was glad they came (some from as far away as Austin, Dallas, Columbus, and Bandera), and got a good look at our Catholic history in this area. Quite a large group of devout Catholics took form! Many traditional hymns were sung, many sacrifices were offered up, and many Rosaries were prayed and sung. San Antonio, ora pro nobis! Santo Domingo, ora pro nobis!

Chapel Bulletin for the 9th Sunday after Pentecost – July 26, 2015

http://www.cathinfo.com/StDominic/bulletin7-26-15.htm

There will be a small celebration after Mass next Sunday, August 2nd, to celebrate the feast day of our chapel’s patron, St. Dominic! His feast day is August 4th (at least in the Traditional 1962 liturgical church calendar), which falls on a Tuesday this year. All faithful Catholics in the San Antonio and Austin areas are welcome to come and join us in our celebration!

St. Dominic received for the Catholic Church the Holy Rosary from the hands of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This was to be an extraordinary and powerful spiritual weapon in the centuries to come, as millions of Rosaries were prayed in churches all over the world. The Order he founded, the Dominicans, put up a firm resistance to, and even destroyed, the Albigensian heresy. His Order of Friars Preachers laid the foundation for spiritual and intellectual giants such as St. Thomas Aquinas.

August 2nd also happens to be the 1st Sunday of the month, so we will be having a High Mass as usual at our chapel. (We have High Mass every 1st Sunday of the month, and Benediction after Mass on every 3rd Sunday of the month.) We look forward to a large turnout from Austin, San Antonio, Bandera, Columbus, and other cities.

Chapel Bulletin for the 8th Sunday after Pentecost – July 19, 2015 – Benediction after Mass

http://www.cathinfo.com/StDominic/bulletin7-19-15.htm

Note that there will be Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament after Mass this week.

Just think: isn’t it extraordinary that this is the same kind of Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, the same Latin lyrics, and maybe even the same melodies, that might have been sung at the San Antonio mission churches several hundred years ago! The traditional Mass as it is found in the 1962 Missal, still used by Traditional groups all over the world, is substantially the same as the Mass codified by the Catholic Church in the Council of Trent 500 years ago. If the city of San Antonio were a person, it would already be quite familiar with golden, ornate Monstrances, gothic/traditional style thuribles, fancy incense boats made of brass, the smell of frankincense, and the melody of the familiar Latin hymns and chants. And the Faith itself hasn’t changed at all from that of the first Spanish missionaries when they built the first Mission in San Antonio. The same Faith, the same devotions and expressions of that Faith. In short, the same Church. Remember, the 1962 Missal is substantially the same as the Catholic Mass was in 1600. Virtually no changes; maybe a few more saints in the Church calendar.

Here are some pictures from our last Benediction (as usual, this was right after Mass):

https://latinmasstexas.wordpress.com/2015/06/11/corpus-christi-benediction/

Chapel Bulletin for the 7th Sunday after Pentecost – July 12, 2015

Low Mass this week.

Note: Next week there will be Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament immediately following the Mass. There was a time when Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament was a common practice in Catholic churches all over the world. Today it is more rare, but just as necessary! Our Lord deserves to be worshiped in this most Holy Sacrament.

Benediction is sometimes called Adoration, Eucharistic Adoration, or Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.

We look forward to a good turnout from many traditional Catholics in the area, from Austin, San Antonio, Bandera, Columbus, and other cities.

http://www.cathinfo.com/StDominic/bulletin7-12-15.htm

Bishop Williamson – Mass and Confirmations in Houston, Texas – July 6, 2015

Quite a few Catholics traveled to Houston, Texas from San Antonio — and much further away — to be there for this extraordinary occasion. We would have even had some from Austin, but they had car problems.

At Mass during the sermon, Bishop Williamson endorses the apostolate of Fr. Zendejas and Fr. Garcia:

There are now TWO permanent locations in Texas for the Traditional Latin Mass being served by this small group of priests alone: San Antonio, TX and Houston, TX. (Of course, the San Antonio location is close enough for Austin residents as well.) Both locations use the 1962 Missal, which is completely traditional, and free from all the 1960’s changes inflicted by the Second Vatican Council. We must never cease our resistance to Vatican 2, which caused so much damage to the Catholic Church and to souls!

Blessing of new Texas Chapel

Bishop Williamson – Sermon before Confirmations (19 minutes):

Bishop Williamson Conference (16 minutes):

Bishop Williamson Q&A

Part 1 (24 minutes)

Part 2 (12 minutes)

Announcing Stella Maris Chapel near Houston, Texas

Congratulations to Traditional Catholics in Houston, Texas! And the Catholic Church in general will benefit by this new outpost of Catholic Tradition. Talk about building up the Church, even as the Conciliar Church sells off churches, schools, and other properties to pay for unmentionable and shameful lawsuits!

Fr. Zendejas recently purchased a church property south of Houston (in La Marque, TX) which includes a chapel or church, school, and rectory. Christened “Stella Maris Chapel” (star of the sea in Latin, one of the titles of Our Lady), the chapel was blessed by Bishop Williamson on July 6, 2015. He and Fr. Adrian Garcia will be saying Mass there on a weekly if not a daily basis.

Stella Maris Chapel
1131 Delaney Rd
La Marque, TX 77568

This extraordinary news is important for the Catholic Church, but especially for all Traditional Catholics who attend traditional churches throughout Texas, since we now have another bulwark of the Faith so close by in Houston. It will certainly benefit St. Dominic’s and other traditional churches, especially in the San Antonio and Austin areas, in the long run. It isn’t every day that a new “priory” or chapel/rectory/school complex is added to the world of Catholic Tradition. Deo Gratias!

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Chapel Bulletin for July 5th, 2015

This Sunday will make the 9th consecutive Sunday we have had Mass here! Thank you, Fathers Zendejas and Garcia, for driving so far every Sunday to offer the Holy Sacrifice of Mass here in Seguin. We pray that God will bless you for your generous sacrifices for the Catholics in and around San Antonio and Austin!

http://www.cathinfo.com/StDominic/bulletin7-5-15.htm

Please Note: On Sunday, July 5th we will have something extraordinary here at St. Dominic’s Chapel: a HIGH MASS!

We will have a few more people than usual, coming from as far away as Austin, Georgetown, and Columbus.

Church Bulletin for June 28th, 2015

High Mass and Benediction – We are tentatively planning to have a Sung Mass on the 1st Sunday of each month, plus Benediction after Mass on one of the other Sundays. Stay tuned for more details.

Austin parishioners – We have a convenient map for those of you in Austin looking to travel to St. Dominic’s Chapel: https://goo.gl/maps/Mrxm5

Bishop Williamson – His Excellency will be in Houston, TX on the evening of July 6th for Mass, Confirmations, and a question & answer session with Bishop Williamson afterwards. If you are interested in attending, please ask Matthew for details.

Ready for Summer – We’ve installed a new, larger 25000 BTU air conditioner in the chapel. After trying it out last Sunday, it looks like we’re all set to stay comfortable during the hot Texas Summer! San Antonio doesn’t have a reputation for mild summers. Donations to help cover this expense can be placed in the donation can near the door of the chapel.

http://www.cathinfo.com/StDominic/bulletin6-28-15.htm

Directions to St. Dominic’s Chapel

St. Dominic’s Chapel

All Catholics are welcome to attend the Traditional Latin Mass here at St. Dominic’s Chapel in Seguin, TX.

All Texas Catholics in and around San Antonio, who value the unchanging doctrine and timeless Liturgy and culture of the Catholic Church, should come visit us at St. Dominic’s Chapel! We offer the Traditional Latin Mass (Tridentine Mass) exclusively.

367 Stagecoach Hill Dr
Seguin, TX 78155
(830) 420-2364

The chapel is located 20 minutes east of San Antonio.
About 35 minutes from the San Antonio airport to our door. (Driving directions from the San Antonio airport)

From San Antonio, you take I-10 East. The exit off I-10 is number 601.

St. Dominic's Chapel location - Click for Map

St. Dominic’s Chapel is nestled in the beautiful, open farmland between Marion and Seguin.

We are conveniently located, or at least decently close for a Traditional Latin Mass, to many major cities including Seguin, Marion, Austin, Santa Clara, McQueeney, Cibolo, New Braunfels, Schertz, Converse, Live Oak, Universal City, Garden Ridge, New Berlin, Spring Branch, Boerne, Stockdale, Nixon, Adkins, La Vernia, San Marcos, Floresville, Canyon Lake, Windcrest, Castle Hills, Castroville, Waelder, Schulenburg, Lockhart, Columbus, Bryan, College Station, and Luling.

Here is what the front entrance to the property looks like:
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Chapel Bulletin – June 21, 2015

http://www.cathinfo.com/StDominic/bulletin6-21-15.htm

Bishop Williamson – His Excellency will be in Houston, TX on the evening of July 6th for Mass, Confirmations, and a 2-3 hour conference. If you are interested in attending, please ask Matthew for details. It’s a 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hour drive depending on how close you live to San Antonio or Austin.

Ready for Summer – We’ve taken advantage of special financing to purchase and install a new, larger 25000 BTU air conditioner. Having run some tests, it looks like we’re all set to stay comfortable during the hot Texas Summer! San Antonio (or Austin) isn’t known for its mild summers. Donations to help cover this expense can be placed in the donation can near the door of the chapel.

More Sidewalk – Thanks and prayers go out to the 2nd sidewalk work crew, who put in the next 8′ section of sidewalk last Saturday the 13th. This 4-foot-wide concrete sidewalk is now 16′ long.

New Driveway – After the record May rainfall in the greater San Antonio and Austin area washed out much of the driveway, our hosts have now re-topped the drive with new gravel. Please drive slowly to prevent the powder (which will eventually pack down) from blowing away in a dust cloud. The hosts — and your vehicle — will thank you!

Sidewalk Improvements

St. Dominic’s chapel now has a 4-foot-wide concrete sidewalk by the main entrance. So far, this permanent portion of sidewalk is 16 feet long. This should make life a lot easier, especially on rainy days. The San Antonio and Austin areas have received a lot of rain during April, May and June.

The second section alone took 24 bags of concrete — that’s about 3/4 of a ton!

It really makes getting to the chapel a lot more pleasant. More sections of sidewalk will follow in the Fall, when it cools off a bit.

New Air Conditioner

To make sure St. Dominic’s chapel is ready for the long, hot Texas Summer, we got a new 25,000 BTU air conditioner! We took advantage of special financing to buy and install it. Donations to help cover this expense can be placed in the donation can near the door of the chapel.

The 1200 sq. foot chapel now has 3 air conditioners totaling 51,000 BTU. That’s a lot of cooling power. The San Antonio and Austin areas are not known for their mild summers — at least now we’re ready! And once Summer starts to fade, and the high temps drop below 90, it’s going to be even better than it is now. We could make it as chilly as an ice cream establishment if we wanted to.

Sunday bulletin – June 14, 2015

http://www.cathinfo.com/StDominic/bulletin6-14-15email.htm

New Sidewalk – Thanks and prayers go out to the sidewalk work crew, who put in one section of the sidewalk last Monday, and who will hopefully put in another section soon.

Chapel Cleaning Guild – Thanks and prayers go out to the group that cleaned the chapel last Monday. All for the greater glory of God!

Picnic – Bring your sandwiches and join us for a picnic lunch after Mass this Sunday!

High Mass and Benediction – We are tentatively planning to have a Sung Mass on the 1st Sunday of each month, plus Benediction after Mass on one of the other Sundays. Stay tuned for more details.

New Driveway – After the record May rainfall around San Antonio and Austin washed out much of the driveway, our hosts have now re-topped the drive with new gravel. Please drive slowly to prevent the powder (which will eventually pack down) from blowing away in a dust cloud. The hosts — and your vehicle — will thank you!