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Chapel Bulletin – Mass and Benediction – Feast of Christ the King – October 27, 2019

Feast of Christ the King
October 27, 2019

Rosary & Confessions Sunday, 3:30 PM
Low Mass Sunday, 4:00 PM
Benediction Sunday, 5:00 PM

Mass and Benediction – On Sunday, October 27th at 4:00 PM, Mass will be offered by Fr. Reginald Brocard, O.P. at St. Dominic’s chapel. There will be Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament immediately afterwards. And we welcome everyone to stay after Benediction for our usual potluck!
Hymns for Mass – The hymns and Chant chosen to be sung today: O Queen of the Holy Rosary, O Sanctissima, Vexilla Regis, To Jesus Christ Our Sov’reign King, and (after Benediction) Crown Him with Many Crowns
Mission Pilgrimage POSTPONED – Bishop Zendejas is organizing a pilgrimage to the 4 Franciscan Missions in San Antonio. It will NOT be in October as originally planned. Once the new details are decided, we will post them on StDominicsChapel.com as well as the chapel bulletin mailing list. It will be very much like last years’ pilgrimage.
Important Book for Sale – An important book proving and demonstrating 101 recent changes in the SSPX was released in mid-September. Copies are available in the back of the chapel for $25 each. (They are shrink wrapped in bundles of 2 to preserve their newness; please feel free to break the shrink wrap if you only want 1 book). The book is entitled, “As We Are? 101 Compromises, Changes, and Contradictions of an SSPX in Pursuit of a Practical Accord with Modernist Rome” by Sean Johnson. This book is an excellent resource to inform and wake up Catholics who might be ignorant about the true situation with the SSPX.

Epistle Reading (Col 1:12-20)
Brethren: We give thanks to God the Father, who hath made us worthy to be partakers of the lot of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of the Son of his love, In whom we have redemption through his blood, the remission of sins; [15] Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For in him were all things created in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones, or dominations, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him and in him. And he is before all, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he may hold the primacy: Because in him, it hath well pleased the Father, that all fullness should dwell; And through him to reconcile all things unto himself,
making peace through the blood of his cross, both as to the things that are on earth, and the things that are in heaven, in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Gospel Reading (John 18:33-37)
At that time, Pilate said to Jesus: Art thou the king of the Jews? Jesus answered: Sayest thou this thing of thyself, or have others told it thee of me? Pilate answered: Am I a Jew? Thy own nation, and the chief priests, have delivered thee up to me: what hast thou done? Jesus answered: My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would certainly strive that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now my kingdom is not from hence. Pilate therefore said to him: Art thou a king then? Jesus answered: Thou sayest that I am a king. For this was I born, and for this came I into the world; that I should give testimony to the truth. Every one that is of the truth, heareth my voice.

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Chapel Bulletin for the 14th Sunday after Pentecost, Mass with Fr. Angelo Mello

14th Sunday after Pentecost
September 15, 2019

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

Mass and Potluck – On Sunday, September 15th at 4:00 PM, Mass will be offered by Fr. Angelo Mello at St. Dominic’s chapel. Fr. Mello is from Brazil. We welcome everyone to stay afterwards for our usual potluck!
Hymns for Mass – The hymns and Chant chosen to be sung during the Mass: I’ll Sing a Hymn to Mary, Concordi Laetitia, Ave Maris Stella, Thee We Adore
Mission Pilgrimage – Bishop Zendejas is organizing a pilgrimage to the 4 Franciscan Missions in San Antonio. It will be on Saturday, October 26th at 9:00 AM. That is the day before the Feast of Christ the King. It will be very much like last years’ pilgrimage. Details and updates will be posted on our website, http://www.StDominicsChapel.com

Epistle Reading (Gal 5:16-24)
Brethren: walk in the spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lusts of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the spirit: and the spirit against the flesh; for these are contrary one to another: so that you do not the things that you would. But if you are led by the spirit, you are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are fornication, uncleanness, immodesty, luxury, idolatry, witchcrafts, enmities, contentions, emulations, wraths, quarrels, dissensions, sects, envies, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like. Of the which I foretell you, as I have foretold to you, that they who do such things shall not obtain the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is, charity, joy, peace, patience, benignity, goodness, longanimity, mildness, faith, modesty, continency, chastity. Against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s, have crucified their flesh, with the vices and concupiscences.

Gospel Reading (Matt 6: 24-33)
At that time, Jesus said to His disciples: “No man can serve two masters. For either he will hate the one, and love the other: or he will sustain the one,

and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore I say to you, be not solicitous for your life, what you shall eat, nor for your body, what you shall put on. Is not the life more than the meat: and the body more than the raiment? Behold the birds of the air, for they neither sow, nor do they reap, nor gather into barns: and your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are not you of much more value than they? And which of you by taking thought, can add to his stature by one cubit? And for raiment why are you solicitous? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they labour not, neither do they spin. But I say to you, that not even Solomon in all his glory was arrayed as one of these. And if the grass of the field, which is today, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, God doth so clothe: how much more you, O ye of little faith? Be not solicitous therefore, saying, What shall we eat: or what shall we drink, or wherewith shall we be clothed? For after all these things do the heathens seek. For your Father knoweth that you have need of all these things. Seek ye therefore first the kingdom of God, and his justice, and all these things shall be added unto you.”

Chapel Bulletin – Fr. Ndong Mass on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 4:00 PM

9th Sunday after Pentecost
August 11, 2019

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

Mass and Potluck – On Sunday, August 11th at 4:00 PM, Mass will be offered by Fr. Pierre Celestin Ndong at St. Dominic’s chapel. He is from Gabon, Africa, where Abp. Lefebvre spent many years of his life. We welcome everyone to stay afterwards for our usual potluck!
Hymns for Mass – The hymns and Chant chosen to be sung during the Mass: O God Almighty Father, Salve Mater Misericordiae, Panis Angelicus, Immaculate Mary

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 – 6th Sunday after Pentecost – July 21, 2019

6th Sunday after Pentecost
July 21, 2019

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

Mass and Potluck – On Sunday, July 21st at 4:00 PM, Mass will be offered by Fr. Reginald Brocard, O.P. at St. Dominic’s chapel. We welcome everyone to stay afterwards for our usual potluck!
Hymns for Mass – The hymns and Chant chosen to be sung during the Mass: Hail True Victim Life and Light, O Sanctissima, Adoro Te Devote, Thee We Adore

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 – Monday after Trinity Sunday – June 17, 2019

The day after Trinity Sunday
June 17, 2019

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

Mass and Potluck – On Monday, June 17th (the day after Fathers’ Day) at 4:00 PM, Mass will be offered by Bishop Gerardo Zendejas at St. Dominic’s chapel. We welcome everyone to stay afterwards for our usual potluck.
Happy Fathers’ Day! – A happy Fathers’ Day to all the fathers out there! How appropriate that Fathers’ Day falls on Trinity Sunday this year. “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.” (Ephesians 3:14-16) And the Challoner commentary explains: “All paternity Or, the whole family. God is the Father, both of angels and men; whosoever besides is named father, is so named with subordination to him.”
Hymns for Mass – The hymns and Chant chosen to be sung during the Mass: O God Almighty Father, Cor Arca Legem, Quis Sicut Te, Father We Praise Thee

Chapel Bulletin – Mothers Day – 3rd Sunday after Easter – May 12, 2019 – Mass and May Crowning with Bishop Zendejas at 4:00 PM

3rd Sunday after Easter
May 12, 2019

Rosary & Confessions Sunday, 3:30 PM
Low Mass Sunday, 4:00 PM
May Crowning Sunday, 5:00 PM

Mass, May Crowning and Potluck – On Mothers’ Day at 4:00 PM, May 12, 2019, Mass will be offered by Bishop Gerardo Zendejas at St. Dominic’s chapel, with a May Crowning immediately after Mass. We welcome everyone to stay afterwards for our usual potluck.
Welcome back Bishop Zendejas – Please join us in welcoming back Bishop Zendejas to St. Dominic’s Chapel. His Excellency serves many chapels nationwide and stays extremely busy. He was recently in Avrille, France to offer the Chrism Mass on Holy Thursday, etc. We are most grateful for all his efforts.
Happy Mothers’ Day! – A happy Mothers’ Day to all the mothers out there! Bishop Zendejas has often said we should pray for our own mothers today, whether living or deceased. In honor of Our Blessed Mother, we have chosen several Marian hymns for today’s Mass.
Hymns for Mass – The hymns and Chant chosen to be sung during the Mass: Tis the Month of Our Mother, Regina Caeli Jubila, O Sanctissima, Hail Holy Queen Enthroned Above, Bring Flowers of the Rarest

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 – Easter Monday – April 22, 2019

Easter Monday
April 22, 2019

Rosary & Confessions Monday, 1:30 PM
Low Mass Monday, 2:00 PM
Baptism Monday, 3:05 PM

Mass, Baptism, and Potluck – On Easter Monday at 2:00 PM, April 22, 2019, Mass will be offered by Fr. Reginald Brocard, OP at St. Dominic’s chapel. Please note the time change: 2:00 rather than the usual 4:00. There will be an infant baptism immediately after the Mass. We welcome everyone to stay afterwards for the baptism, as well as our usual potluck. The potluck will include cake to celebrate the baptism!
Hymns for Mass – The hymns and chant chosen to be sung during the Mass for Easter Monday: Salve Festa Dies, Jesus Christ is Risen Today, O Filii et Filiae, Victimae Paschali Laudes, Regina Caeli Jubila, and The Strife is O’er.

Epistle Reading (Acts 10:37-43)
In those days, Peter, standing in the midst of the people, said: Men brethren, you know the word which hath been published through all Judea: for it began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached, Jesus of Nazareth: how God anointed him with the Holy Ghost, and with power, who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. And we are witnesses of all things that he did in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem, whom they killed, hanging him upon a tree. Him God raised up the third day, and gave him to be made manifest, Not to all the people, but to witnesses preordained by God, even to us, who did eat and drink with him after he arose again from the dead; And he commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is he who was appointed by God, to be judge of the living and of the dead. To him all the prophets give testimony, that by his name all receive remission of sins, who believe in him.

Gospel Reading (Luke 24:13-35)
At that time, two of the disciples of Jesus went the same day to a town which was sixty furlongs from Jerusalem, named Emmaus. And they talked together of all these things which had happened. And it came to pass, that while they talked and reasoned with themselves, Jesus himself also drawing near, went with them. But their eyes were held, that they should not know him. And he said to them: What are these discourses that you hold one with another as you walk, and are sad? And the one of them, whose name was Cleophas, answering, said to him: Art thou only a stranger to Jerusalem, and hast not known the things that have been done there in these days?

To whom he said: What things? And they said: Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet, mighty in work and word before God and all the people; And how our chief priests and princes delivered him to be condemned to death, and crucified him. But we hoped, that it was he that should have redeemed Israel: and now besides all this, today is the third day since these things were done. Yea and certain women also of our company affrighted us, who before it was light, were at the sepulchre, And not finding his body, came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, who say that he is alive. And some of our people went to the sepulchre, and found it so as the women had said, but him they found not. Then he said to them: O foolish, and slow of heart to believe in all things which the prophets have spoken. Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and so to enter into his glory? And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded to them in all the scriptures, the things that were concerning him. And they drew nigh to the town, whither they were going: and he made as though he would go farther. But they constrained him; saying: Stay with us, because it is towards evening, and the day is now far spent. And he went in with them. And it came to pass, whilst he was at table with them, he took bread, and blessed, and brake, and gave to them. And their eyes were opened, and they knew him: and he vanished out of their sight. And they said one to the other: Was not our heart burning within us, whilst he spoke in this way, and opened to us the scriptures? And rising up, the same hour, they went back to Jerusalem: and they found the eleven gathered together, and those that were staying with them, Saying: The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon. And they told what things were done in the way; and how they knew him in the breaking of the bread.

Chapel Bulletin – Mass and Benediction on Laetare Sunday, March 31, 2019

Laetare Sunday
March 31, 2019

Rosary & Confessions Sunday, 3:30 PM
Low Mass Sunday, 4:00 PM
Benediction Sunday, 5:00 PM

Mass and Potluck – On Sunday, March 31, 2019 (Laetare Sunday), Mass and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will be offered by Fr. Reginald Brocard, OP at St. Dominic’s chapel. We welcome everyone to stay afterwards for our usual potluck!
Schedule for April – There will be no Mass at St. Dominic’s on the 1st Sunday of the month in April. We will have Mass towards the middle of the month.
Hymns for Mass – The hymns and chant chosen to be sung during the Mass for Laetare Sunday: The Glory of These Forty Days, Vexilla Regis, Audi Benigne Conditor, and Parce Domine.

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 the Feast of the Purification – February 2, 2019

Feast of the Purification
February 2, 2019

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

Mass and Potluck – On February 2, 2019 (Feast of the Purification), FIRST SATURDAY, Mass will be offered by Bishop Zendejas at St. Dominic’s chapel. We welcome everyone to stay afterwards for our usual potluck!
No Mass on 1st Sunday – There will be no Mass at St. Dominic’s on the 1st Sunday of the month for February.
Hymns for Mass – The hymns chosen to be sung during this Mass (Feast of the Purification): Hail True Victim Life and Light, Concordi Laetitia, Quis Sicut Te, and Thee We Adore

Chapel Bulletin – Feast of the Epiphany – January 6, 2019

Feast of the Epiphany
January 6, 2019

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

Mass and Potluck – On January 6, 2019 (Feast of the Epiphany), the first Sunday of the month, Mass will be offered at St. Dominic’s chapel. We welcome everyone to stay afterwards for our usual potluck!
Feast of the Epiphany – The word “Epiphany” means “manifestation”. The Church in the Mass commemorates a triple manifestation of Christ: to the Magi, that is, to the Gentiles; in His Baptism, when the Voice from heaven declared: “This is My Beloved Son”; and in the miracle of changing water into wine at Cana.
Hymns for Mass – The hymns chosen to be sung during this Mass (Feast of the Epiphany): We Three Kings of Orient, Of the Father’s Love Begotten, Puer Natus Est in Bethlehem, He Is Born The Divine Christ Child

Epistle Reading (Is. 60:1-6)
Arise, be enlightened, O Jerusalem: for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For behold darkness shall cover the earth, and a mist the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall walk in thy light, and kings in the brightness of thy rising. Lift up thy eyes round about, and see: all these are gathered together, they are come to thee: thy sons shall come from afar, and thy daughters shall rise up at thy side. Then shalt thou see, and abound, and thy heart shall wonder and be enlarged, when the multitude of the sea shall be converted to thee, the. strength of the Gentiles shall come to thee. The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Madian and Epha: all they from Saba shall come, bringing gold and frankincense: and shewing forth praise to the Lord.

Gospel Reading (Matt. 2:1-12)
When Jesus therefore was born in Bethlehem of Juda, in the days of king Herod, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem. Saying, Where is he that is born king of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the east, and are come to adore him.

And king Herod hearing this, was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And assembling together all the chief priests and the scribes of the people, he inquired of them where Christ should be born. But they said to him: In Bethlehem of Juda. For so it is written by the prophet: And thou Bethlehem the land of Juda art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come forth the captain that shall rule my people Israel. Then Herod, privately calling the wise men, learned diligently of them the time of the star which appeared to them; And sending them into Bethlehem, said: Go and diligently inquire after the child, and when you have found him, bring me word again, that I also may come to adore him. Who having heard the king, went their way; and behold the star which they had seen in the east, went before them, until it came and stood over where the child was. And seeing the star they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And entering into the house, they found the child with Mary his mother, and falling down they adored him; and opening their treasures, they offered him gifts; gold, frankincense, and myrrh. And having received an answer in sleep that they should not return to Herod, they went back another way into their country.

Chapel Bulletin – 1st Sunday of Advent – December 2, 2018

1st Sunday of Advent
December 2, 2018

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

Mass and Potluck – On December 2, 2018 (first Sunday of December), Fr. Reginald Brocard, OP will be offering Mass. We welcome everyone to stay afterwards for our usual potluck. Adults and children always enjoy attending our potlucks: interesting conversation and cameraderie for the adults; fun and games for the kids!
Hymns for Mass – The hymns chosen to be sung during this Mass (1st Sunday of Advent): Saviour of the Nations Come, Hark the Herald Voice is Calling, Veni Veni Emmanuel, Creator Alme Siderum, and O Come Divine Messiah.

Epistle Reading (Rom 13:11-14)
Brethren: knowing that it is now the hour for us to rise from sleep. For now our salvation is nearer than when we believed. The night is passed, and the day is at hand. Let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day: not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and impurities, not in contention and envy: But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh in its concupiscences.
Gospel Reading (Luke 21:25-33)
At that time, Jesus said to His disciples: There shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, by reason of the confusion of the roaring of the sea and of the waves; Men withering away for fear, and expectation of what shall come upon the whole world. For the powers of heaven shall be moved; And then they shall see the Son of man coming in a cloud, with great power and majesty. But when these things begin to come to pass, look up, and lift up your heads, because your redemption is at hand. And he spoke to them in a similitude. See the fig tree, and all the trees: When they now shoot forth their fruit, you know that summer is nigh; So you also, when you shall see these things come to pass, know that the kingdom of God is at hand. Amen, I say to you, this generation shall not pass away, till all things be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

Chapel Bulletin – November 4, 2018 – 24th Sunday after Pentecost

24th Sunday after Pentecost
November 4, 2018

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

Mass and Potluck – On November 4, 2018 (first Sunday of November), Fr. Reginald Brocard, OP will be offering Mass. We welcome everyone to stay afterwards for our usual potluck. Adults and children always enjoy attending our potlucks: interesting conversation and cameraderie for the adults; fun and games for the kids!
Hymns for Mass – The hymns chosen to be sung during this Mass: O Lord Reprieve the Lonely State, Ave Maris Stella, Quis Sicut Te, Crown Him with Many Crowns
DON’T FORGET – Daylight Savings Time ends at 2:00 AM on Nov. 4th. Remember to FALL BACK 1 hour before you go to bed on Saturday, November 3rd! If you forget, you will be 1 hour early for Mass.

Epistle Reading (Col 3:12-17)
Put ye on therefore, as the elect of God, holy, and beloved, the bowels of mercy, benignity, humility, modesty, patience: Bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if any have a complaint against another: even as the Lord hath forgiven you, so do you also. But above all these things have charity, which is the bond of perfection: And let the peace of Christ rejoice in your hearts, wherein also you are called in one body: and be ye thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you abundantly, in all wisdom: teaching and admonishing one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual canticles, singing in grace in your hearts to God. All whatsoever you do in word or in work, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
Gospel Reading (Matt 13:24-30)
Another parable he proposed to them, saying: The kingdom of heaven is likened to a man that sowed good seeds in his field. But while men were asleep, his enemy came and oversowed cockle among the wheat and went his way. And when the blade was sprung up, and had brought forth fruit, then appeared also the cockle. And the servants of the goodman of the house coming said to him: Sir, didst thou not sow good seed in thy field? whence then hath it cockle? And he said to them: An enemy hath done this. And the servants said to him: Wilt thou that we go and gather it up? And he said: No, lest perhaps gathering up the cockle, you root up the wheat also together with it. Suffer both to grow until the harvest, and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers: Gather up first the cockle, and bind it into bundles to burn, but the wheat gather ye into my barn.

2018 San Antonio Mission Pilgrimage – schedule, details, map, route, and more!

2018 San Antonio Mission Pilgrimage
October 27, 2018

Bishop Zendejas is organizing a pilgrimage to the San Antonio Missions on Saturday, October 27, 2018— the day before the Feast of Christ the King.

There will be Mass at 11:30 AM near Mission San José. All are invited to the Mass and/or Pilgrimage. There will be organizers at San José directing everyone to the designated location for Mass. Even if you are not able to walk the whole route, you are still encouraged to assist at Mass and/or drive to each Mission for prayers, short sermons, Catholic hymns, and participation in a public act of faith with fellow Traditional Catholics.

Nothing strengthens one’s faith like public actions witnessing to the Catholic Faith.

SCHEDULE
9:00 AM – Gather at Mission San José (park vehicles in nearby parking lot)
9:30 AM – Begin Pilgrimage towards Mission Concepción via the Mission Trail, then walk back to Mission San José for Mass.
11:30 AM – Mass at Mission San José
12:30 PM – Lunch (bring your own food and snacks) and conference
1:30 PM – Continue pilgrimage to last two Missions (San Juan and Espada).
At the end, vehicles will shuttle pilgrims back to Mission San José

WHAT TO BRING
• Both men and women should dress appropriately for Mass and visits to the Mission chapels. Normal pilgrim attire includes modest, lightweight and light-colored clothing, comfortable shoes, hats, sunglasses, etc. Please keep an eye on the weather forecast as the day of the Pilgrimage approaches.
• Anything needed for Mass and prayer (missals, prayerbooks, rosaries, chapel veils)
• Water, food, snacks, and anything else a family might need on a hike.

Song booklets for the various prayers and hymns will be provided.

Map of Pilgrimage Route

Chapel Bulletin – 18th Sunday after Pentecost – September 23, 2018 – Bishop Zendejas

18th Sunday after Pentecost
September 23, 2018

Rosary & Confessions Sunday 9/23, 3:30 PM
Low Mass Sunday 9/23, 4:00 PM

Mass and Potluck – On September 23, 2018 (Sunday), Bishop Zendejas will be offering Mass. We welcome everyone to stay afterwards for our usual potluck. Adults and children always enjoy attending our potlucks: interesting conversation and cameraderie for the adults; fun and play for the kids!
Music for 9/23 Mass – The hymns to be sung during this Mass: Hail True Victim Life and Light, Cor Arca Legem, O Esca Viatorum, Thee We Adore
Oct 7th Sunday High Mass and Potluck – On October 7, 2018 (first Sunday of October), Fr. Reginald Brocard, OP will be offering a High Mass. It will be the Feast of the Holy Rosary. We will have a potluck after this Mass as well.
Pilgrimage to San Antonio Missions – We are organizing a pilgrimage to the San Antonio Missions on Saturday, October 27th at 9:00 AM. This is the day before the Feast of Christ the King. Bishop Zendejas will be offering Mass outdoors near one of the Missions. We will be singing hymns, reciting the Rosary, and offering a pilgrimage to honor Christ the King and implore His mercy and graces. Updates and more details will be announced in the coming weeks.

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 – Feast of the Holy Rosary – Sunday, October 7, 2018 – Fr. Brocard, O.P.

Feast of the Holy Rosary
October 7, 2018

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

High Mass and Potluck – On October 7, 2018 (first Sunday of October), Fr. Reginald Brocard, OP will be offering a High Mass. It will be the Feast of the Holy Rosary. We welcome everyone to stay afterwards for our usual potluck. Adults and children always enjoy attending our potlucks: interesting conversation and cameraderie for the adults; fun and games for the kids!
Music for today’s Mass – October 7 is the Feast of the Holy Rosary, so we will be singing Mass IX, normally used on feasts of Our Lady, for the High Mass today. The hymns to be sung during this Mass: O Mary of Graces, Salve Mater Misericordiae, Adoro Te Devote, and O Queen of the Holy Rosary.
Pilgrimage to San Antonio Missions – We are organizing a pilgrimage to the San Antonio Missions on Saturday, October 27th at 9:00 AM. This is the day before the Feast of Christ the King. Bishop Zendejas will be offering Mass outdoors near one of the Missions. We will be singing hymns, reciting the Rosary, and offering a pilgrimage to honor Christ the King and implore His mercy and graces. Updates and more details will be announced in the coming weeks.

Epistle Reading (Proverbs 8:22-24, 32-35)
The Lord possessed me in the beginning of his ways, before he made any thing from the beginning. I was set up from eternity, and of old before the earth was made. The depths were not as yet, and I was already conceived. Now therefore, ye children, hear me: Blessed are they that keep my ways. Hear instruction and be wise, and refuse it not. Blessed is the man that heareth me, and that watcheth daily at my gates, and waiteth at the posts of my doors. He that shall find me, shall find life, and shall have salvation from the Lord.

Gospel Reading (Luke 1: 26-38)
At that time the angel Gabriel was sent from God into a city of Galilee, called Nazareth, To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. And the angel being come in, said unto her: Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.

Who having heard, was troubled at his saying, and thought with herself what manner of salutation this should be. And the angel said to her: Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found grace with God. Behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and shalt bring forth a son; and thou shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the most High; and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of David his father; and he shall reign in the house of Jacob for ever. And of his kingdom there shall be no end. And Mary said to the angel: How shall this be done, because I know not man? And the angel answering, said to her: The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the most High shall overshadow thee. And therefore also the Holy which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. And behold thy cousin Elizabeth, she also hath conceived a son in her old age; and this is the sixth month with her that is called barren: Because no word shall be impossible with God. And Mary said: Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it done to me according to thy word.

Mass with Fr. Reginald Brocard, OP – First Saturday, Sept 1 at 4:00 PM

Sept 1, 2018

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

Mass on FIRST Saturday, September 1st – At 4:00 PM, Fr. Reginald Brocard, O.P. will offer Mass here. Fr. Reginald is visiting from the Dominican convent in Avrille, France. Father will be the first Dominican priest to offer Mass here at St. Dominic’s Chapel.
Potluck after Mass – Please join us for a potluck after Mass, where everyone will get a chance to meet and talk with Father. We believe it is worthwhile and important to socialize with other Traditional Catholics, since we are geographically isolated from each other, and often attacked from all sides in this decadent modern world.
First Saturday – The First Saturday of every month is traditionally dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

High Mass with Fr. Francois Chazal on Sunday, July 15th, 2018 – 8th Sunday after Pentecost

July 15, 2018
8th Sunday after Pentecost

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

UPDATE: it will be a High Mass – Father will be offering a High Mass. We will sing the beautiful Mass IX (cum jubilo) used on feasts of Our Lady, since the next day is the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. We will also sing Credo IV.
Mass on SUNDAY, July 15th – At 4:00 PM, Fr. Francois Chazal will offer a HIGH MASS at St. Dominic’s Chapel. Fr. Chazal is a missionary priest and rector of Heart of Jesus and Mary Seminary, a Traditional Catholic seminary in the Philippines. Father has labored tirelessly in Asia for many years. We will have a potluck after the Mass, so everyone will get a chance to meet and talk with Father — please feel free to join us!
Let’s Give Fr. Chazal a Warm Texas Welcome – Father has come all the way from the Philippines just to visit a handful of places in the USA, and two of them are Stella Maris Chapel (outside Houston) and St. Dominic’s. We are honored to have him offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass here at our chapel!
Stats Corner – Fr. Chazal will be the 11th priest to offer Mass at St. Dominic’s Chapel. The first Mass was offered here in 2013.

Mass with Fr. Richard Voigt – May 12, 2018 – day before Mothers Day

May 12, 2018

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

Mass on Saturday, May 12th – At 4:00 PM, Fr. Richard Voigt will offer Mass at St. Dominic’s Chapel. And since it’s the day before Mothers’ Day, there will be a May Crowning after Mass. And then we will have a potluck afterwards — please feel free to join us!
Happy Mothers’ Day! – A happy and blessed Mothers’ Day to all the mothers out there! We should remember to pray for our mothers, living or deceased, especially on Mothers’ Day.

Mass with Fr. Rene Trincado on Saturday, April 14th

April 14, 2018

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

Mass on Saturday, April 14th – At 4:00 PM, Fr. Rene Trincado will offer Mass at St. Dominic’s Chapel. We will have a potluck after the Mass as usual — please feel free to join us! Fr. Trincado has been teaching at Bp. Faure’s Seminary in Avrille, France (down the street from the traditional Dominicans).

Mass on Holy Monday – March 26, 2018 – Bp Zendejas

Holy Monday
March 26, 2018

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

Mass on Monday, March 26th – At 4:00 PM, Bp. Zendejas will offer Mass at St. Dominic’s Chapel. Since it is a weekday in Lent, there will not be a potluck. But we will have snacks and drinks available for those who want them.
Holy Week – We wish all of you a recollected and fruitful Holy Week, and a blessed Eastertide!

Chapel Bulletin for Quinquagesima Sunday, February 11, 2018

Quinquagesima Sunday
February 11, 2018

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

Mass on SUNDAY, February 11th – At 4:00 PM, Fr. Richard Voigt will offer Mass at St. Dominic’s Chapel. There will also be a potluck after the Mass. Please join us!
Quinquagesima Sunday – Quinquagesima is the last Sunday before Ash Wednesday. Quinquagesima means “50th day” because it is (roughly) 50 days before Easter.
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.”

Epistle Reading (1 Cor. 13:1-13)
Brethren: If I speak with the tongues of men, and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And if I should have prophecy and should know all mysteries, and all knowledge, and if I should have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. And if I should distribute all my goods to feed the poor, and if I should deliver my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. Charity is patient, is kind: charity envieth not, dealeth not perversely; is not puffed up; Is not ambitious, seeketh not her own, is not provoked to anger, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth with the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never falleth away: whether prophecies shall be made void, or tongues shall cease, or knowledge shall be destroyed. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, that which is in part shall be done away. When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child. But, when I became a man, I put away the things of a child. We see now through a glass in a dark manner; but then face to face. Now I know in part; but then I shall know even as I am known. And now there remain faith, hope, and charity, these three: but the greatest of these is charity.
Gospel Reading (Luke 18:31-43)
At that time, Jesus took unto him the twelve, and said to them: Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things shall be accomplished which were written by the prophets concerning the Son of man. For he shall be delivered to the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and scourged, and spit upon: And after they have scourged him, they will put him to death; and the third day he shall rise again. And they understood none of these things, and this word was hid from them, and they understood not the things that were said. Now it came to pass, when he drew nigh to Jericho, that a certain blind man sat by the way side, begging. And when he heard the multitude passing by, he asked what this meant. And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by. And he cried out, saying: Jesus, son of David, have mercy on me. And they that went before, rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried out much more: Son of David, have mercy on me. And Jesus standing, commanded him to be brought unto him. And when he was come near, he asked him, Saying: What wilt thou that I do to thee? But he said: Lord, that I may see. And Jesus said to him: Receive thy sight: thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he saw, and followed him, glorifying God. And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.

Chapel Bulletin for January 29, 2018 – Mass with Bishop Zendejas

January 29, 2018

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

Mass on Monday, January 29th – On Monday, January 29th at 4:00 PM, Bp. Zendejas will offer Mass at St. Dominic’s Chapel. It is the feast of St. Francis de Sales. There will also be a potluck after the Mass. Please join us!

Chapel Bulletin – Fr. Voigt offering Mass Saturday, December 9th

December 9, 2017

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

Mass on Saturday, December 9th – On Saturday, December 9th at 4:00 PM, Fr. Richard Voigt will offer Mass at St. Dominic’s Chapel. Please join us in welcoming back Fr. Voigt, who has said Mass for us many times in the past.

Chapel Bulletin for the Feast of the Guardian Angels – October 2, 2017

Feast of the Guardian Angels
October 2, 2017

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

Mass on Monday, October 2nd – On Monday, October 2nd at 4:00 PM, Bishop Zendejas will offer Mass at St. Dominic’s Chapel. October 2nd is the Feast of the Guardian Angels.
Baptisms after Mass – After the Mass, there will be 2 Baptisms.

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 – 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.