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

6th Sunday after Pentecost
June 26, 2016

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

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

Epistle Reading (Rom 6:3-11)
Brethren: All we who are baptized in Christ Jesus, are baptized into his death. For we are buried together with him by baptism into death; that as Christ is risen from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we also may walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection. Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin may be destroyed, to the end that we may serve sin no longer. For he that is dead is justified from sin. Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall live also together with Christ: Knowing that Christ rising again from the dead, dieth now no more, death shall no more have dominion over him. For in that he died to sin, he died once; but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God: So do you also reckon, that you are dead to sin, but alive unto God, in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Gospel Reading (Mark 8: 1-9)
At that time, when there was a great multitude, and had nothing to eat; calling his disciples together, he saith to them: I have compassion on the multitude, for behold they have now been with me three days, and have nothing to eat. And if I shall send them away fasting to their home, they will faint in the way; for some of them came from afar off. And his disciples answered him: From whence can any one fill them here with bread in the wilderness? And he asked them: How many loaves have ye? Who said: Seven. And taking the seven loaves, giving thanks, he broke, and gave to his disciples for to set before them; and they set them before the people. And they had a few little fishes; and he blessed them, and commanded them to be set before them. And they did eat and were filled; and they took up that which was left of the fragments, seven baskets. And they that had eaten were about four thousand; and he sent them away.
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Chapel Bulletin – 5th Sunday after Pentecost – June 19, 2016

5th Sunday after Pentecost
June 19, 2016

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

 

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

4th Sunday after Pentecost
June 12, 2016

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

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

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

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

Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
June 5, 2016

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

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

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

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

Solemnity of Corpus Christi
May 29, 2016

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

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

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

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 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 Pentecost Sunday – May 15, 2016

Pentecost Sunday
May 15, 2016

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

Feast of Pentecost – Today is the great feast of Pentecost, the birthday of the Catholic Church and the 3rd greatest feast in the entire Liturgical Year.
Benediction Today – We will have Benediction after Mass, since today is the 3rd Sunday of the month.
Bishop Williamson coming to St. Dominic’s – Next Sunday, May 22nd, His Excellency Bishop Richard Williamson will be offering a High Mass at St. Dominic’s. There will be a potluck afterwards. His Excellency hasn’t been to the San Antonio area since 2005. This is an excellent opportunity to meet him and hear him in person!
Potluck Sign-up Sheet – There is a sign-up sheet on the chapel door. If you think you’ll be coming to the potluck next Sunday with Bishop Williamson, please use the sign-up sheet. Thank you!
Chapel Improvements – Work is underway to make St. Dominic’s look as beautiful as possible for the Bishop’s visit. We have need of volunteers willing to help clean the chapel, altar, and help with other small projects. Financial contributions to the chapel “building fund” donation can are also appreciated, since most projects have a material cost. If you are interested in volunteering, please speak to Matthew. Thank you!
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 2:1-11)
When the days of the Pentecost were accomplished, they were all together in one place: And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a mighty wind coming, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them parted tongues as it were of fire, and it sat upon every one of them: and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they began to speak with divers tongues, according as the Holy Ghost gave them to speak. Now there were dwelling at Jerusalem, Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. And when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded in mind, because that every man heard them speak in his own tongue. And they were all amazed, and wondered, saying: Behold, are not all these, that speak, Galileans? And how have we heard, every man our own tongue wherein we were born? Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and inhabitants of Mesopotamia, Judea, and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia, and Pamphylia, Egypt, and the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews also, and proselytes, Cretes, and Arabians: we have heard them speak in our own tongues the wonderful works of God.
Gospel Reading (John 14:23-31)
At that time, Jesus said to his disciples: If any one love me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him, and will make our abode with him. He that loveth me not, keepeth not my words. And the word which you have heard, is not mine; but the Father’s who sent me. These things have I spoken to you, abiding with you. But the Paraclete, the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things, and bring all things to your mind, whatsoever I shall have said to you. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, do I give unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid. You have heard that I said to you: I go away, and I come unto you. If you loved me, you would indeed be glad, because I go to the Father: for the Father is greater than I. And now I have told you before it comes to pass: that when it shall come to pass, you may believe. I will not now speak many things with you. For the prince of this world cometh, and in me he hath not any thing. But that the world may know, that I love the Father: and as the Father hath given me commandment, so do I.

Chapel Bulletin for the Sunday after the Ascension – May 8, 2016

Sunday after the Ascension
May 8, 2016

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

May Crowning and First Communions – Today is Mothers’ Day. In honor of Our Blessed Mother, there will be a short procession and May Crowning after Mass today. There will also be 2 First Communions!
Mothers’ Day – We would like to wish all mothers a very happy Mothers’ Day! Fr. Zendejas said we should especially pray for our mothers and grandmothers in the weeks before Mothers’ Day.
Benediction Next Week – On the 3rd Sunday of the month, May 15th, we will have Benediction after Mass.
Bishop Williamson coming to St. Dominic’s – On the 4th Sunday, May 22nd, His Excellency Bishop Richard Williamson will be offering a High Mass at St. Dominic’s. There will be a potluck afterwards. His Excellency hasn’t been to the San Antonio area since 2005. This is an excellent opportunity to meet him and hear him in person!
Chapel Improvements – We should make St. Dominic’s look as good as possible before the Bishop’s visit. So we have need of volunteers willing to help clean the chapel, altar, and help with other small projects. Financial contributions to the chapel “building fund” donation can are also appreciated, since most projects have a material cost. If you are interested in volunteering, please speak to Matthew. Thank you!
Bishop Williamson Conference – On Monday, May 23rd, Bishop Williamson will be offering Mass at Stella Maris Chapel outside Houston, with a meal and conference afterwards. Stella Maris Chapel is located at 1131 Delaney Rd, La Marque, TX 77568.

Epistle Reading (1 Peter 4:7-11)
Beloved: Be prudent, and watchful in prayers. But before all things have a constant mutual charity among yourselves: for charity covereth a multitude of sins. Using hospitality one towards another, without murmuring, As every man hath received grace, ministering the same one to another: as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If any man speak, let him speak, as the words of God. If any man minister, let him do it, as of the power, which God administereth: that in all things God may be honoured through Jesus Christ: to whom is glory and empire for ever and ever. Amen.
Gospel Reading (John 15:26-27; 16:1-4)
At that time, Jesus said to his disciples: when the Paraclete cometh, whom I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceedeth from the Father, he shall give testimony of me. And you shall give testimony, because you are with me from the beginning. These things have I spoken to you, that you may not be scandalized. They will put you out of the synagogues: yea, the hour cometh, that whosoever killeth you, will think that he doth a service to God. And these things will they do to you; because they have not known the Father, nor me. But these things I have told you, that when the hour shall come, you may remember that I told you of them.

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.

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

5th Sunday after Easter
May 1, 2016

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

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

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

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

4th Sunday after Easter
April 24, 2016

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

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

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

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 – 3rd Sunday after Easter – April 17, 2016

3rd Sunday after Easter
April 17, 2016

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

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

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

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

2nd Sunday after Easter
April 10, 2016

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

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

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

Chapel bulletin for Low Sunday – April 3, 2016

Low Sunday
April 3, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Traditional Catholics are justified by several Church documents and principles:

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

Part II: Which Traditional Catholic venue should Catholics attend?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Holy Week and Easter in Texas

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

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

 

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

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Chapel Bulletin – Easter Sunday – March 27, 2016

Easter Sunday
March 27, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Chapel Bulletin – Palm Sunday – March 20, 2016

Palm Sunday
March 20, 2016

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

Benediction This Week – Today is the 3rd Sunday of the month, so we will be having Benediction immediately after the Mass.
Palm Sunday – Father will distribute blessed Palms today for Palm Sunday. They are held by the Faithful during the reading of the Gospel, and then taken home to be placed behind holy pictures and crucifixes.
Easter Sunday Mass – Fr. Zendejas will be saying Mass on Easter Sunday at the usual time, 4:00 PM.

Epistle Reading (Phil. 2:5-11)
Brethren: let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men, and in habit found as a man. He humbled himself, becoming obedient unto death, even to the death of the cross. For which cause God also hath exalted him, and hath given him a name which is above all names: That in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those that are in heaven, on earth, and under the earth: And that every tongue should confess that the Lord Jesus Christ is in the glory of God the Father.

Gospel Reading (Matt. 26:36-75; 27:1-66)
At that time, Jesus came with them into a country place which is called Gethsemani; and he said to his disciples: Sit you here, till I go yonder and pray. And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to grow sorrowful and to be sad. Then he saith to them: My soul is sorrowful even unto death: stay you here, and watch with me. And going a little further, he fell upon his face, praying, and saying: My Father, if it be possible, let this chalice pass from me. Nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt. And he cometh to his disciples, and findeth them asleep, and he saith to Peter: What? Could you not watch one hour with me? Watch ye, and pray that ye enter not into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh weak. Again the second time, he went and prayed, saying: My Father, if this chalice may not pass away, but I must drink it, thy will be done. And he cometh again and findeth them sleeping:

for their eyes were heavy. And leaving them, he went again: and he prayed the third time, saying the selfsame word. Then he cometh to his disciples, and saith to them: Sleep ye now and take your rest; behold the hour is at hand, and the Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of sinners. Rise, let us go: behold he is at hand that will betray me. As he yet spoke, behold Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests and the ancients of the people. And he that betrayed him, gave them a sign, saying: Whomsoever I shall kiss, that is he, hold him fast. And forthwith coming to Jesus, he said: Hail, Rabbi. And he kissed him. And Jesus said to him: Friend, whereto art thou come? Then they came up, and laid hands on Jesus, and held him. And behold one of them that were with Jesus, stretching forth his hand, drew out his sword: and striking the servant of the high priest, cut off his ear. Then Jesus saith to him: Put up again thy sword into its place: for all that take the sword shall perish with the sword. Thinkest thou that I cannot ask my Father, and he will give me presently more than twelve legions of angels? How then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that so it must be done? In that same hour Jesus said to the multitudes: You are come out as it were to a robber with swords and clubs to apprehend me. I sat daily with you, teaching in the temple, and you laid not hands on me. Now all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then the disciples all leaving him, fled. But they holding Jesus led him to Caiphas the high priest, where the scribes and the ancients were assembled. And Peter followed him afar off, even to the court of the high priest. And going in, he sat with the servants, that he might see the end.
And the chief priests and the whole council sought false witness against Jesus, that they might put him to death: And they found not, whereas many false witnesses had come in. And last of all there came two false witnesses: And they said: This man said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and after three days to rebuild it. And the high priest rising up, said to him: Answerest thou nothing to the things which these witness against thee? But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest said to him: I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us if thou be the Christ the Son of God. Jesus saith to him: Thou hast said it. Nevertheless I say to you, hereafter you shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of the power of God, and coming in the clouds of heaven. Then the high priests rent his garments, saying: He hath blasphemed; what further need have we of witnesses? Behold, now you have heard the blasphemy: What think you? But they answering, said: He is guilty of death. Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him: and others struck his face with the palms of their hands, Saying: Prophesy unto us, O Christ, who is he that struck thee? But Peter sat without in the court: and there came to him a servant maid, saying: Thou also wast with Jesus the Galilean. But he denied before them all, saying: I know not what thou sayest.

And as he went out of the gate, another maid saw him, and she saith to them that were there: This man also was with Jesus of Nazareth. And again he denied with an oath, I know not the man. And after a little while they came that stood by, and said to Peter: Surely thou also art one of them; for even thy speech doth discover thee. Then he began to curse and to swear that he knew not the man. And immediately the cock crew. And Peter remembered the word of Jesus which he had said: Before the cock crow, thou wilt deny me thrice. And going forth, he wept bitterly. And when morning was come, all the chief priests and ancients of the people took counsel against Jesus, that they might put him to death. And they brought him bound, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor. Then Judas, who betrayed him, seeing that he was condemned, repenting himself, brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and ancients, Saying: I have sinned in betraying innocent blood. But they said: What is that to us? look thou to it. And casting down the pieces of silver in the temple, he departed: and went and hanged himself with an halter. But the chief priests having taken the pieces of silver, said: It is not lawful to put them into the corbona, because it is the price of blood. And after they had consulted together, they bought with them the potter’ s field, to be a burying place for strangers. For this cause the field was called Haceldama, that is, The field of blood, even to this day. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremias the prophet, saying: And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was prized, whom they prized of the children of Israel. And they gave them unto the potter’s field, as the Lord appointed to me.

And Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, saying: Art thou the king of the Jews? Jesus saith to him: Thou sayest it. And when he was accused by the chief priests and ancients, he answered nothing. Then Pilate saith to him: Dost not thou hear how great testimonies they allege against thee? And he answered him to never a word; so that the governor wondered exceedingly. Now upon the solemn day the governor was accustomed to release to the people one prisoner, whom they would. And he had then a notorious prisoner, that was called Barabbas. They therefore being gathered together, Pilate said: Whom will you that I release to you, Barabbas, or Jesus that is called Christ? For he knew that for envy they had delivered him. And as he was sitting in the place of judgment, his wife sent to him, saying: Have thou nothing to do with that just man; for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him. But the chief priests and ancients persuaded the people, that they should ask for Barabbas, and take Jesus away.

And the governor answering, said to them: Whether will you of the two to be released unto you? But they said, Barabbas. Pilate saith to them: What shall I do then with Jesus that is called Christ? They say all: Let him be crucified. The governor said to them: Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying: Let him be crucified. And Pilate seeing that he prevailed nothing, but that rather a tumult was made; taking water washed his hands before the people, saying: I am innocent of the blood of this just man; look you to it. And the whole people answering, said: His blood be upon us and our children. Then he released to them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus, delivered him unto them to be crucified. Then the soldiers of the governor taking Jesus into the hall, gathered together unto him the whole band; And stripping him, they put a scarlet cloak about him. And platting a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand. And bowing the knee before him, they mocked him, saying: Hail, king of the Jews. And spitting upon him, they took the reed, and struck his head.

And after they had mocked him, they took off the cloak from him, and put on him his own garments, and led him away to crucify him. And going out, they found a man of Cyrene, named Simon: him they forced to take up his cross. And they came to the place that is called Golgotha, which is the place of Calvary. And they gave him wine to drink mingled with gall. And when he had tasted, he would not drink. And after they had crucified him, they divided his garments, casting lots; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: They divided my garments among them; and upon my vesture they cast lots.

And they sat and watched him. And they put over his head his cause written: THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. Then were crucified with him two thieves: one on the right hand, and one on the left. And they that passed by, blasphemed him, wagging their heads, And saying: Vah, thou that destroyest the temple of God, and in three days dost rebuild it: save thy own self: if thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross. In like manner also the chief priests, with the scribes and ancients, mocking, said: He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the king of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him. He trusted in God; let him now deliver him if he will have him; for he said: I am the Son of God. And the selfsame thing the thieves also, that were crucified with him, reproached him with. Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over the whole earth, until the ninth hour.

And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying: Eli, Eli, lamma sabacthani? that is, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? And some that stood there and heard, said: This man calleth Elias. And immediately one of them running took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar; and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink. And the others said: Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to deliver him. And Jesus again crying with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.

And behold the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top even to the bottom, and the earth quaked, and the rocks were rent. And the graves were opened: and many bodies of the saints that had slept arose, And coming out of the tombs after his resurrection, came into the holy city, and appeared to many. Now the centurion and they that were with him watching Jesus, having seen the earthquake, and the things that were done, were sore afraid, saying: Indeed this was the Son of God. And there were there many women afar off, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him: Among whom was Mary Magdalen, and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee. And when it was evening, there came a certain rich man of Arimathea, named Joseph, who also himself was a disciple of Jesus. He went to Pilate, and asked the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded that the body should be delivered. And Joseph taking the body, wrapped it up in a clean linen cloth. And laid it in his own new monument, which he had hewed out in a rock. And he rolled a great stone to the door of the monument, and went his way.

And there was there Mary Magdalen, and the other Mary sitting over against the sepulchre. And the next day, which followed the day of preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees came together to Pilate, Saying: Sir, we have remembered, that that seducer said, while he was yet alive: After three days I will rise again. Command therefore the sepulchre to be guarded until the third day: lest perhaps his disciples come and steal him away, and say to the people: He is risen from the dead; and the last error shall be worse than the first. Pilate saith to them: You have a guard; go, guard it as you know. And they departing, made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting guards.

Chapel bulletin for Passion Sunday – March 13, 2016

Passion Sunday
March 13, 2016

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

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

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

Chapel Bulletin – Laetare Sunday – March 6, 2016

 

Laetare Sunday
March 6, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

3rd Sunday in Lent
February 28, 2016

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

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

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

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

2nd Sunday in Lent
February 21, 2016

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

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

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

Chapel Bulletin for the First Sunday of Lent – February 14, 2016

1st Sunday in Lent
February 14, 2016

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

Fr. Voigt Mass – Fr. Richard Voigt will be visiting St. Dominic’s today (Feb. 14th) to offer Mass. He will also be distributing Ashes after Mass. Fr. Voigt is a Salesian priest who came to Tradition several years ago and was conditionally ordained by Bishop Williamson.
Benediction Next Week – Next Sunday is the 3rd Sunday of the month, so we will have Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament immediately after Mass.
More New Sidewalk – A month ago, the chapel’s concrete sidewalk was only 16 feet long. Today it is 64 feet long! The sidewalk is necessary whenever it rains, due to mud and water runoff. If you wish to make a donation towards this chapel improvement, you can use the donation can on the table by the main entrance.
2016 Calendars – Beautiful, Traditional Catholic calendars are available in the back of the chapel. Please take one if you don’t have one yet.
A Look Ahead – The 1st Sunday of March, (March 6th, also Laetare Sunday) we will have Low Mass at8:00 AM instead of the usual 4:00 PM. Also, our usual monthly High Mass and potluck will be moved to the SECOND Sunday of March (March 13th).

Epistle Reading (2 Cor. 6:1-10)
Brethren: We exhort you, that you receive not the grace of God in vain. For he saith: In an accepted time have I heard thee; and in the day of salvation have I helped thee. Behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. Giving no offence to any man, that our ministry be not blamed: But in all things let us exhibit ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in tribulation, in necessities, in distresses, In stripes, in prisons, in seditions, in labours, in watchings, in fastings, in chastity, in knowledge, in longsuffering, in sweetness, in the Holy Ghost, in charity unfeigned, In the word of truth, in the power of God; by the armour of justice on the right hand and on the left; By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report; as deceivers, and yet true; as unknown, and yet known; As dying, and behold we live; as chastised, and not killed; As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as needy, yet enriching many; as having nothing, and possessing all things.
Gospel Reading (Matt 4:1-11)
At that time, Jesus was led by the spirit into the desert, to be tempted by the devil. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterwards he was hungry. And the tempter coming said to him: If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. Who answered and said: It is written, Not in bread alone doth man live, but in every word that proceedeth from the mouth of God. Then the devil took him up into the holy city, and set him upon the pinnacle of the temple, And said to him: If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down, for it is written: That he hath given his angels charge over thee, and in their hands shall they bear thee up, lest perhaps thou dash thy foot against a stone. Jesus said to him: It is written again: Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. Again the devil took him up into a very high mountain, and shewed him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them, And said to him: All these will I give thee, if falling down thou wilt adore me. Then Jesus saith to him: Begone, Satan: for it is written, The Lord thy God shalt thou adore, and him only shalt thou serve. Then the devil left him; and behold angels came and ministered to him.

Chapel Bulletin for Quinquagesima Sunday – February 7, 2016

Quinquagesima Sunday
February 7, 2016

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

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

Fr. Richard Voigt sermon – Sexagesima Sunday – feast of St. John Bosco

The Salesian Fr. Richard Voigt is now working with Bishop Williamson/Bishop Faure and Fr. Zendejas. Consequently, he said Mass yesterday at St. Dominic’s Chapel and will be back on February 14th (the 2nd Sunday of this month).

Fr. Voigt has been Traditional for many years; he has been conditionally ordained by Bishop Williamson.

Yesterday’s turnout was above-average. It was a Low Mass, but we had 2 servers, a choir of 2, and an organist playing the 4 hymns (processional, offertory, Communion, and recessional), plus a decent sized congregation. There were a lot of cars in the parking lot. All in all, it was a great “welcome back” for Fr. Voigt.

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

Sexagesima Sunday
January 31, 2016

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

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

Chapel sidewalk extended by 44 feet!

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(Above) After the last (2) 12 foot sections were poured.

(Below) After the 3rd and 4th sections were poured.
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St. Dominic’s Chapel, being situated on acreage in the country, is a noticeable distance from the parking area. When it rains, this causes some inconvenience as the Faithful have to walk through parts of the yard to get to the chapel. The solution was clear: put in a nice, four-foot-wide concrete sidewalk. A poured concrete sidewalk is much smoother, looks much nicer, and is much easier to maintain than a jigsaw puzzle arrangement of rectangular paver bricks.

Fortunately, the sidewalk can be built in sections. The typical dimensions of a new section are 4′ wide by 8′ long.

We used to have 2 sections of concrete sidewalk, totaling 16 feet. Now it’s 60 feet long. That 44 feet of sidewalk cost about $780 for four tons of concrete (8,000 lbs) and labor.

Chapel bulletin – Septuagesima Sunday – January 24, 2016

Septuagesima Sunday
January 24, 2016

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

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

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

Second Sunday after Epiphany
January 17, 2016

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

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

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

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

Feast of the Holy Family
January 10, 2016

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

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

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

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

Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus
January 3, 2016

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

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

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

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

Feast of the Circumcision
January 1, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4th Sunday of Advent
December 20, 2015

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

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

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

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

3rd Sunday of Advent
December 13, 2015

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

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

Chapel bulletin for the 2nd Sunday of Advent

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

2nd Sunday of Advent
December 6, 2015

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

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

Bishop Faure sermon at Stella Maris Chapel, Houston, TX

His Excellency, Bishop Faure offered a High Mass at Stella Maris Chapel outside Houston, TX (La Marque) on November 29, 2015. A conference and dinner followed the Mass. The conference will be posted later as well.

Bishop Faure was consecrated earlier this year by Bishop Williamson.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgyo_Yfnn9I

 

Here is the conference that took place afterwards:

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Chapel bulletin for the 24th Sunday after Pentecost – November 8, 2015

http://www.cathinfo.com/StDominic/bulletin11-8-15.htm

Follow the Mass – Today is the 24th Sunday after Pentecost, but it is NOT the “24th and Last Sunday after Pentecost” so some of the readings are taken from the 23rd Sunday, with the Epistle and Gospel taken from the 5th Sunday after Epiphany. Next Sunday’s readings will be from the 6th Sunday after Epiphany, and the week after that will be the 24th and Last Sunday after Pentecost.
Benediction next week – On November 15th, the 3rd Sunday of the month, we will have Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
Bishop Faure Visit – The Sunday after Thanksgiving (November 29th) there will not be Mass at St. Dominic’s; everyone is invited to attend Bp. Faure’s Mass at Stella Maris Chapel, 1131 Delaney Rd, La Marque, TX 77568 (outside Houston) at 9:30 AM, followed by a reception and conference. Bp. Faure was consecrated by Bp. Williamson earlier this year.
Catholic Faith Fact – November is the month of the Holy Souls. During the octave of All Souls Day (Nov. 2 – Nov 9) one can gain a Plenary Indulgence by visiting a cemetery and praying for the poor souls.
Last week’s question: How many religious sisters were there in the United States in 1965 vs. 2014? Answer – In 1965 there were almost 180,000 nuns, but by 2014 that number was down to less than 50,000.

Chapel Bulletin for the Feast of All Saints – November 1, 2015

http://www.cathinfo.com/StDominic/bulletin11-1-15.htm

High Mass – This week we will have a High Mass and Potluck for the Feast of All Saints. We will also have a couple of games for all ages in honor of All Saints’ Day. Please join us in the fun and festivities!
Bishop Faure Visit – The Sunday after Thanksgiving (November 29th) there will not be Mass at St. Dominic’s; everyone is invited to attend Bp. Faure’s Mass at Stella Maris Chapel, 1131 Delaney Rd, La Marque, TX 77568 (outside Houston) at 9:30 AM, followed by a reception and conference. Bp. Faure was consecrated by Bp. Williamson earlier this year.
Catholic Faith Question – How many religious sisters were there in the United States in 1965 vs. 2014?
Last week’s question: When was the Feast of Christ the King instituted? The Feast of Christ the King was instituted in 1925 by Pope Pius XI.

Chapel Bulletin for the Feast of Christ the King

Here is a recording from last week’s Mass (10/18/15):

http://www.cathinfo.com/StDominic/bulletin10-25-15.htm

Feast of Christ the King – In honor of Christ the King, after Mass today we will have Benediction during which we will recite the Consecration of the human race to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Litany to the Sacred Heart. There are sheets in the back of the chapel for these two prayers. And, as usual, there are booklets with all the Benediction hymns as well. Viva Cristo Rey!
High Mass next week – Next week we will have a High Mass and Potluck for the 1st Sunday, which is also the Feast of All Saints. We will also have a couple of games for all ages in honor of All Saints’ Day.
Fr. Zendejas Sermons – can be found every week at www.StDominicsChapel.com
Fr. Garcia’s Ordination Anniversary – October 22nd was the 15th anniversary of Fr. Garcia’s priestly ordination. We are blessed to have him serving our chapel. Congratulations, Fr. Garcia!
Bishop Faure Visit – The Sunday after Thanksgiving (November 29th) there will not be Mass at St. Dominic’s; everyone is invited to attend Bp. Faure’s Mass at Stella Maris Chapel outside Houston at 9:30 AM, followed by a reception and conference. Bp. Faure was consecrated by Bp. Williamson earlier this year.
Catholic Faith Question – When was the Feast of Christ the King instituted?
Last week’s question: Which Vatican II document encouraged the wider use of local languages in the Mass and Sacraments? Sacrosanctum Concilium.

Chapel bulletin for the 21st Sunday after Pentecost

http://www.cathinfo.com/StDominic/bulletin10-18-15.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 this Week – This Sunday is the 3rd Sunday, so we will have Benediction as usual. There are booklets in the back of the chapel.
Organ Accompaniment – St. Dominic’s Chapel now has an organist. We will have organ accompaniment twice a month. Deo Gratias!
Catholic Faith Question – Which Vatican II document encouraged the wider use of local languages in the Mass and Sacraments?
Last weeks’ question: Which Vatican II document invited the Freemasonic concepts of Fraternity and Secular Humanism into the Catholic Church? Gaudium et Spes, Latin for “Joy and Hope”

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.

High Mass on October 4th, 2015 – 19th Sunday after Pentecost

Catholics from a large radius around San Antonio, from as far away as Austin, Georgetown, Seguin, Columbus and Bandera came to St. Dominic’s Chapel on the first Sunday of October for our monthly High Mass. And, of course, Fr. Zendejas came all the way from Houston! This was also a special occasion, as it was the first time our new volunteer organist, a boy just 9 years old, played organ accompaniment during Mass. See the videos below to hear how the Mass sounded! The first video clip is of Kyrie XI, Orbis Factor (Latin, “Maker of the world”). The second clip is the traditional Catholic hymn, “To Jesus Christ Our Sovereign King”.

Traditional Latin Mass - High Mass near San Antonio

Catholics from San Antonio, Austin, and elsewhere assist at a High Mass on October 4, 2015.

Organist for San Antonio Latin Mass

Our young organist waits for the High Mass to start.

To Jesus Christ Our Sovereign King

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 13th Sunday after Pentecost – August 23, 2015

http://www.cathinfo.com/StDominic/bulletin8-23-15.htm

Pews Installed – St. Dominic’s Chapel was blessed to receive twelve pews, each of which are eleven feet long, solid oak with padded kneelers! We have been excited to have them in the chapel for the past 2 weeks.  It really seems like a professional Latin Mass chapel now! They are just the kind you have seen in countless churches. The pews are a dark walnut color and are very traditional looking. Thank goodness some Catholic church was willing to part with them. 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, which was an all-day project, as Houston is quite a drive (about 240 miles). San Antonio and Austin are neighbors compared to Houston!
Mass Time Change – From this point on, Sunday Mass will be at 4:00 PM to allow Father more time to travel here from Houston. Sunday traffic made it difficult for him to get here by the old time (2:30). Yes, I’m sure a lot of those people on the road weren’t going to church, but what can you do. In addition, Father is changing the Mass time at Stella Maris Chapel in Houston to be 1 hour later, so more people can make the sometimes long drive to church on 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.

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!