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Chapel Bulletin – Solemnity of Corpus Christi – June 18, 2017

Solemnity of Corpus Christi
June 18, 2017

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

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

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

Chapel Bulletin – Pentecost Sunday – June 4, 2017

Pentecost Sunday
June 4, 2017

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

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

Feast of the Circumcision
January 1, 2017

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

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

Feast of the Immaculate Conception
December 8, 2016

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

Chapel Bulletin – 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 – 20th Sunday after Pentecost – October 2, 2016

20th Sunday after Pentecost
October 2, 2016

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

High Mass and Potluck – Today is a 1st Sunday, so we will have a High Mass as well as a potluck afterwards.
Music for today’s Mass – October 2 is the Feast of the Guardian Angels, so we will be singing Mass VIII, a.k.a. “Mass of the Angels”, for the High Mass today.
Good News – 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. A big “thank you” to all those who contributed to this project so far!

Epistle Reading (Eph 5:15-21)
Brethren: See therefore, brethren, how you walk circumspectly: not as unwise, But as wise: redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore become not unwise, but understanding what is the will of God. And be not drunk with wine, wherein is luxury; but be ye filled with the holy Spirit, Speaking to yourselves in psalms, and hymns, and spiritual canticles, singing and making melody in your hearts to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to God and the Father: Being subject one to another, in the fear of Christ.Gospel Reading (John 4: 46-53)
At that time, there was a certain ruler, whose son was sick at Capharnaum.
He having heard that Jesus was come from Judea into Galilee, went to him, and prayed him to come down, and heal his son; for he was at the point of death. Jesus therefore said to him: Unless you see signs and wonders, you believe not. The ruler saith to him: Lord, come down before that my son die. Jesus saith to him: Go thy way; thy son liveth. The man believed the word which Jesus said to him, and went his way. And as he was going down, his servants met him; and they brought word, saying, that his son lived. He asked therefore of them the hour wherein he grew better. And they said to him: Yesterday, at the seventh hour, the fever left him. The father therefore knew, that it was at the same hour that Jesus said to him, Thy son liveth; and himself believed, and his whole house.

Chapel Bulletin – 16th Sunday after Pentecost – September 4, 2016

16th Sunday after Pentecost
September 4, 2016

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

High Mass – There will be a High Mass this Sunday, with a potluck afterwards.
Music for today’s High Mass – We will be singing Mass XI (Orbis Factor), commonly used for Sundays after Pentecost, and Credo IV. We will also sing Hail True Victim Life and Light, Hail Queen of Heaven, O Esca Viatorum, and Hail Holy Joseph.
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 now. In the coming weeks, a wooden altar will be built, and hardwood flooring will be installed on the altar step.
Quote from Archbishop Lefebvre – “The ceremony at Lille was obviously very enthusiastic and very beautiful. The sung chants were truly very beautiful. But because I denounced the marriage that took place during the Council between the Church and the Revolution – and I said that, clearly, the offspring of this marriage were illegitimate priests, an illegitimate Mass, and an illegitimate liturgy – and then I spoke about ecumenism and then Communism, and of the warmer relations with the Communists and the repudiation of the social reign of our Lord Jesus Christ-all that clearly provoked stupefaction in the press corps. And they characterized my speech as “political”: I was engaging in “politics.” (A Talk to the Seminarians at Econe, September 18th, 1976)

Epistle Reading (Eph 3:13-21)
Brethren: I pray you not to faint at my tribulations for you, which is your glory. For this cause I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom all paternity in heaven and earth is named, that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened by his Spirit with might unto the inward man, That Christ may dwell by faith in your hearts; that being rooted and founded in charity, You may be able to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth, and length, and height, and depth: To know also the charity of Christ, which surpasseth all knowledge, that you may be filled unto all the fulness of God. Now to him who is able to do all things more abundantly than we desire or understand, according to the power that worketh in us; To him be glory in the church, and in Christ Jesus unto all generations, world without end. Amen.

Gospel Reading (Luke 14: 1-11)
At that time, when Jesus went into the house of one of the chief of the Pharisees, on the sabbath day,

to eat bread, they watched him. And behold, there was a certain man before him that had the dropsy. And Jesus answering, spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying: Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day? But they held their peace. But he taking him, healed him, and sent him away. And answering them, he said: Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fall into a pit, and will not immediately draw him out, on the sabbath day? And they could not answer him to these things. And he spoke a parable also to them that were invited, marking how they chose the first seats at the table, saying to them: When thou art invited to a wedding, sit not down in the first place, lest perhaps one more honourable than thou be invited by him: And he that invited thee and him, come and say to thee, Give this man place: and then thou begin with shame to take the lowest place. But when thou art invited, go, sit down in the lowest place; that when he who invited thee, cometh, he may say to thee: Friend, go up higher. Then shalt thou have glory before them that sit at table with thee. Because every one that exalteth himself, shall be humbled; and he that humbleth himself, shall be exalted.

Fr. Rene Trincado visit to St. Dominic’s Chapel – August 28, 2016

Fr. Rene Trincado offered Mass at St. Dominic’s Chapel last Sunday, August 28, 2016. Everything went well and after Mass Father managed to get to his next location (Stella Maris Chapel) in time for their 11:15 AM Mass.

Here is the full text of Father’s sermon: Sermon – St. John the Baptist – August 28, 2016

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Chapel Bulletin – 13th Sunday after Pentecost – August 14, 2016

13th Sunday after Pentecost
August 14, 2016

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

Holy Day of Obligation – August 15th (tomorrow) is the Feast of the Assumption, so we will have Mass here at 1:00 PM. Confessions and Rosary will be, as usual, 1/2 hour before Mass.
Quote from Archbishop Lefebvre – “We are now faced with a grave choice: either we agree with the Council’s Declaration on Religious Freedom, and thus oppose the teachings of the Popes, or we agree with the teachings of the popes, and thus disagree with Vatican II’s Declaration on Religious Freedom. It is impossible to subscribe to both. I have made my choice: I choose Tradition. I cling to Tradition over novelty which is merely an expression of Liberalism, the very Liberalism condemned by the Holy See for a century and a half. Now this Liberalism has penetrated the Church through the Council, and its catchwords remain the same; liberty, equality and fraternity.” (Archbishop Lefebvre, “Luther’s Mass”, February 15th, 1975)

Epistle Reading (Gal 3:16-22)
Brethren: To Abraham were the promises made and to his seed. He saith not, And to his seeds, as of many: but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ. Now this I say, that the testament which was confirmed by God, the law which was made after four hundred and thirty years, doth not disannul, to make the promise of no effect. For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise. But God gave it to Abraham by promise. Why then was the law? It was set because of transgressions, until the seed should come, to whom he made the promise, being ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator. Now a mediator is not of one: but God is one. Was the law then against the promises of God? God forbid. For if there had been a law given which could give life, verily justice should have been by the law. But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise, by the faith of Jesus Christ, might be given to them that believe.
Gospel Reading (Luke 17: 11-19)
At that time, as Jesus was going to Jerusalem, he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered into a certain town, there met him ten men that were lepers, who stood afar off; And lifted up their voice, saying: Jesus, master, have mercy on us. Whom when he saw, he said: Go, shew yourselves to the priests. And it came to pass, as they went, they were made clean. And one of them, when he saw that he was made clean, went back, with a loud voice glorifying God. And he fell on his face before his feet, giving thanks: and this was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering, said, Were not ten made clean? and where are the nine? There is no one found to return and give glory to God, but this stranger. And he said to him: Arise, go thy way; for thy faith hath made thee whole.

Chapel Bulletin – 12th Sunday after Pentecost – August 7, 2016

12th Sunday after Pentecost
August 7, 2016

Rosary & Confessions Sunday, 3:30 PM
High Mass Sunday, 4:00 PM
Potluck, St. Dominic Festival Sunday, 5:20 PM

High Mass – August is dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, so we will be singing Mass IX (cum jubilo, “with joy”) for today’s Mass. Mass IX is typically used on feasts of Our Lady.
Festival Today – We are having our 2nd Annual Parish Festival in honor of St. Dominic today. 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. Please come and join the fun!
Quote from Archbishop Lefebvre – “We cannot work together with these enemies of Our Lord’s reign. We cannot follow these people. They’re in apostasy, they do not believe in the divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ who must reign. What is the use in waiting? Let’s do the consecration! I suggest the date of the feast of Christ the King, October 25 [1987].” (Archbishop Lefebvre, “Marcel Lefebvre: The Biography” by Bishop Tissier, pp. 548-549)

Epistle Reading (2 Cor 3:4-9)
Brethren: Such is the confidence we have, through Christ, towards God. Not that we are sufficient to think any thing of ourselves, as of ourselves: but our sufficiency is from God. Who also hath made us fit ministers of the new testament, not in the letter, but in the spirit. For the letter killeth, but the spirit quickeneth. Now if the ministration of death, engraven with letters upon stones, was glorious; so that the children of Israel could not steadfastly behold the face of Moses, for the glory of his countenance, which is made void: How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather in glory? For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more the ministration of justice aboundeth in glory.

Gospel Reading (Luke 10: 23-37)
At that time, Jesus And turning to his disciples, he said: Blessed are the eyes that see the things which you see. For I say to you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see the things that you see, and have not seen them; and to hear the things that you hear, and have not heard them. And behold a certain lawyer stood up, tempting him, and saying, Master, what must I do to possess eternal life? But he said to him: What is written in the law?

how readest thou? He answering, said: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind: and thy neighbour as thyself. And he said to him: Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live. But he willing to justify himself, said to Jesus: And who is my neighbour? And Jesus answering, said: A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among robbers, who also stripped him, and having wounded him went away, leaving him half dead. And it chanced, that a certain priest went down the same way: and seeing him, passed by. In like manner also a Levite, when he was near the place and saw him, passed by. But a certain Samaritan being on his journey, came near him; and seeing him, was moved with compassion. And going up to him, bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine: and setting him upon his own beast, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And the next day he took out two pence, and gave to the host, and said: Take care of him; and whatsoever thou shalt spend over and above, I, at my return, will repay thee. Which of these three, in thy opinion, was neighbour to him that fell among the robbers? But he said: He that shewed mercy to him. And Jesus said to him: Go, and do thou in like manner.

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

Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
June 5, 2016

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

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

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

Chapel bulletin for Trinity Sunday – May 22, 2016

Trinity Sunday
May 22, 2016

Rosary & Confessions Sunday, 3:30 PM
High Mass Sunday, 4:00 PM
“Episcopal Potluck” Sunday, 5:30 PM

Welcome His Excellency to St. Dominic’s – Today, May 22nd, His Excellency Bishop Richard Williamson is offering a High Mass at our chapel. Please welcome Fr. Garcia here as well.
Potluck after Mass – As planned, there will be a Texas Bar-B-Q “Episcopal potluck” after the High Mass today to celebrate His Excellency’s visit to our humble chapel. Please bring a dish and join us in our celebration. His Excellency will be there to visit with the Faithful. It’s not every day one gets to have dinner with a Bishop present!
High Mass – In honor of Our Lady as well as the Most Holy Trinity, we will sing Mass IX (“cum jubilo”), as well as Credo IV. We will also sing “O God Almighty Father”, “O Mary of Graces” and “Holy God We Praise Thy Name”.
Bishop Williamson Conference – Tomorrow, May 23rd, Bishop Williamson will be offering Mass at Stella Maris Chapel outside Houston, with a meal and conference afterwards. Stella Maris Chapel is located at 1131 Delaney Rd, La Marque, TX 77568.

Epistle Reading (Romans 11:33-36)
O the depth of the riches of the wisdom and of the knowledge of God! How incomprehensible are His judgments, and how unsearchable His ways! For who hath known the mind of the Lord? Or who hath been His counsellor? Or who hath first given to Him, and recompense shall be made Him? For of Him, and by Him, and in Him, are all things: to Him be glory for ever. Amen.
Gospel Reading (Matthew 28: 18-20)
At that time Jesus said to His disciples: All is power given to Me in heaven and on earth. Going therefore, teach ye all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world.

Chapel bulletin for Ascension Thursday – May 5, 2016

Ascension Thursday
May 5, 2016

Rosary & Confessions Thursday, 1:30 PM
Low Mass Thursday, 2:00 PM

Ascension Thursday – Today is Ascension Thursday, a Holy Day of Obligation. Fr. Zendejas will offer Mass at 2:00 PM.
Saving for Mass Vestments – St. Dominic’s would like to buy some new Mass vestments. If you would like to contribute towards this, please place donations in the Donation Can in the back of the chapel. Thank you!
May Crowning and First Communions – Mothers’ Day is next Sunday. There will be a 2 First Communions that day, as well as a May Crowning!
Bishop Williamson Conference – On Monday, May 23rd, Bishop Williamson will be offering Mass at Stella Maris Chapel outside Houston, with a meal and conference afterwards. Stella Maris Chapel is located at 1131 Delaney Rd, La Marque, TX 77568.

Epistle Reading (Acts 1:1-11)
The former treatise I made, O Theophilus, of all things which Jesus began to do and to teach, Until the day on which, giving commandments by the Holy Ghost to the apostles whom he had chosen, he was taken up. To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion, by many proofs, for forty days appearing to them, and speaking of the kingdom of God. And eating together with them, he commanded them, that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but should wait for the promise of the Father, which you have heard (saith he) by my mouth. For John indeed baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost, not many days hence. They therefore who were come together, asked him, saying: Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? But he said to them: It is not for you to know the times or moments, which the Father hath put in his own power: But you shall receive the power of the Holy Ghost coming upon you, and you shall be witnesses unto me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Samaria, and even to the uttermost part of the earth. And when he had said these things, while they looked on, he was raised up: and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while they were beholding him going up to heaven, behold two men stood by them in white garments. Who also said: Ye men of Galilee, why stand you looking up to heaven? This Jesus who is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come, as you have seen him going into heaven.
Gospel Reading (Mark 16:14-20)
At that time, Jesus appeared to the eleven as they were at table: and he upbraided them with their incredulity and hardness of heart, because they did not believe them who had seen him after he was risen again. And he said to them: Go ye into the whole world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized, shall be saved: but he that believeth not shall be condemned. And these signs shall follow them that believe: In my name they shall cast out devils: they shall speak with new tongues. They shall take up serpents; and if they shall drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them: they shall lay their hands upon the sick, and they shall recover. And the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God. But they going forth preached everywhere: the Lord working withal, and confirming the word with signs that followed.

Pictures from High Mass on Low Sunday – April 3, 2016

We had a beautiful High Mass about two weeks ago.

It all came together —

* the singing (including Fr. Garcia, who has a good singing voice)
* the High Mass itself, said with strict attention to the Rubrics.
* the Mass server is quite a professional, even in the role of MC at High Mass
* the choir, the organist
* the beautiful Easter hymns – Regina Caeli Jubila, Hail True Victim Life and Light, Jesus Christ is Risen Today, Salve Festa Dies, Vidi Aquam
* the Paschal candle lit, along with the other 6 candles on the altar
* Sweet-smelling incense
* the Easter lilies were still mostly alive, plus we have artificial white flowers to supplement. We also had real pink roses for the Blessed Mother statue.

I don’t think it was a coincidence that Fr. Garcia mentioned during his sermon “the material things of the Liturgy”. He talked about the symbolism of incense, he mentioned chant and other elements we see and hear at Mass. I suppose he found the Mass to be beautiful as well!

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Chapel bulletin for Low Sunday – April 3, 2016

Low Sunday
April 3, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Holy Week and Easter in Texas

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chapel bulletin for the 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.