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

5th Sunday after Easter
May 21, 2017

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

Chapel bulletin – May 7, 2017 – 3rd Sunday after Easter

3rd Sunday after Easter
May 7, 2017

Fr. Zendejas Consecration – On May 11th, Bishops Richard Williamson, Jean-Michel Faure and Thomas Aquinas will be consecrating Fr. Gerardo Zendejas a bishop. The ceremony will take place by St. Athanasius Chapel in Vienna, VA (Fr. Ringrose’s chapel). For more information, please visit: https://goo.gl/wYYBJF
Mass on May 24th – On Wednesday, May 24th (the day before Ascension Thursday) at 4:00 PM, His Excellency Bishop Zendejas will offer Mass at St. Dominic’s Chapel. During this Mass there will be a First Communion, and a May Crowning after Mass. There will also be a potluck as usual. Please join us!

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

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

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

The schedule is as follows:

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

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

Chapel Bulletin – March 26, 2017 – Laetare Sunday

Laetare Sunday
March 26, 2017

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

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

2nd Sunday of Lent
March 12, 2017

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

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

5th Sunday after Epiphany
February 5, 2017

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

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

4th Sunday after Epiphany
January 29, 2017

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

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

Feast of the Circumcision
January 1, 2017

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

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

Feast of the Immaculate Conception
December 8, 2016

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

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

Feast of Christ the King
October 30, 2016

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

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

23rd Sunday after Pentecost
October 23, 2016

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

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

22nd Sunday after Pentecost
October 16, 2016

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

Chapel Bulletin – 21st Sunday after Pentecost – October 9, 2016

21st Sunday after Pentecost
October 9, 2016

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

Welcome back, Fr. Trincado – We are honored to have Fr. Trincado offer the Holy Sacrifice of Mass.
Check Website For Updates – For the next 2-3 months, there will be disruptions to the normal Mass schedule: weekly Mass at 4:00 PM every Sunday at St. Dominic’s is NOT guaranteed. For the latest information, please check our website http://www.StDominicsChapel.com or read the e-mail bulletin. These sources will always have the very latest information. If you are not on the chapel’s e-mail list yet, please give Matthew your e-mail address (or phone number) so you can be kept in the loop.
Chapel Improvements – We have been upgrading the altar and sanctuary. So far, the altar backdrop has been enlarged, and there is a nice wooden step under the altar complete with hardwood flooring. A new altar has been built; it only needs to be stained and decorated. A big “thank you” to all those who contributed to this project so far!

Epistle Reading (Eph 6:10-17)
Brethren: Be strengthened in the Lord, and in the might of his power. Put you on the armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the deceits of the devil. For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and power, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places. Therefore take unto you the armour of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and to stand in all things perfect. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of justice, And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace: In all things taking the shield of faith, wherewith you may be able to extinguish all the fiery darts of the most wicked one. And take unto you the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

Gospel Reading (Matt 18:23-35)
At that time, Jesus spoke to His disciples this parable: “The kingdom of heaven likened to a king, who would take an account of his servants. And when he had begun to take the account, one was brought to him, that owed him

ten thousand talents. And as he had not wherewith to pay it, his lord commanded that he should be sold, and his wife and children and all that he had, and payment to be made. But that servant falling down, besought him, saying: Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And the lord of that servant being moved with pity, let him go and forgave him the debt. But when that servant was gone out, he found one of his fellow servants that owed him an hundred pence: and laying hold of him, throttled him, saying: Pay what thou owest. And his fellow servant falling down, besought him, saying: Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he paid the debt. Now his fellow servants seeing what was done, were very much grieved, and they came and told their lord all that was done. Then his lord called him; and said to him: Thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all the debt, because thou besoughtest me: Shouldst not thou then have had compassion also on thy fellow servant, even as I had compassion on thee? And his lord being angry, delivered him to the torturers until he paid all the debt.” So also shall my heavenly Father do to you, if you forgive not every one his brother from your hearts.

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

20th Sunday after Pentecost
October 2, 2016

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

High Mass and Potluck – Today is a 1st Sunday, so we will have a High Mass as well as a potluck afterwards.
Music for today’s Mass – October 2 is the Feast of the Guardian Angels, so we will be singing Mass VIII, a.k.a. “Mass of the Angels”, for the High Mass today.
Good News – We have been upgrading the altar and sanctuary. So far, the altar backdrop has been enlarged, and there is a nice wooden step under the altar complete with hardwood flooring. A new altar has been built; it only needs to be stained and decorated. A big “thank you” to all those who contributed to this project so far!

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

Bishop Williamson Sermon and Conference – Stella Maris Chapel

His Excellency, Bishop Richard Williamson offered a High Mass at Stella Maris Chapel (La Marque, TX, a short distance from Houston, TX) which was followed by a conference and potluck.

Stella Maris Chapel is the main chapel or headquarters for Fr. Zendejas’ apostolate in Texas. Fr. Zendejas and Fr. Garcia serve St. Dominic’s Chapel from their base at Stella Maris Chapel.

 

Chapel Bulletin – 19th Sunday after Pentecost – September 25, 2016

19th Sunday after Pentecost
September 25, 2016

Mass Time Change – Next Sunday (the 25th), Mass with be at 7:30 in the morning. There will not be Mass at 4:00 PM. Meanwhile, Bishop Williamson will be offering a High Mass at 9:30 AM Sept. 25 at Stella Maris Chapel (1131 Delaney Rd, La Marque, TX) followed by a potluck and conference.
Mission Pilgrimage Cancelled – We have been forced to cancel the Mission Pilgrimage originally planned for October 22nd. If we have Mass that week, it will likely be a substitute priest.
Good News – We have been upgrading the altar and sanctuary. So far, the altar backdrop has been enlarged, and there is a nice wooden step under the altar complete with hardwood flooring. A new altar has been built; it only needs to be stained and decorated. A big “thank you” to all those who contributed to this project so far!

Epistle Reading (Eph 4:23-28)
Brethren: Be renewed in the spirit of your mind: And put on the new man, who according to God is created in justice and holiness of truth. Wherefore putting away lying, speak; ye the truth every man with his neighbour; for we are members one of another. Be angry, and sin not. Let not the sun go down upon your anger. Give not place to the devil. He that stole, let him now steal no more; but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have something to give to him that suffereth need.Gospel Reading (Matt 22: 1-14)
And Jesus answering, spoke again in parables to them, saying: The kingdom of heaven is likened to a king, who made a marriage for his son. And he sent his servants, to call them that were invited to the marriage; and they would not come. Again he sent other servants, saying: Tell them that were invited, Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my calves and fatlings are killed, and all things are ready:
come ye to the marriage. But they neglected, and went their own ways, one to his farm, and another to his merchandise. And the rest laid hands on his servants, and having treated them contumeliously, put them to death. But when the king had heard of it, he was angry, and sending his armies, he destroyed those murderers, and burnt their city. Then he saith to his servants: The marriage indeed is ready; but they that were invited were not worthy. Go ye therefore into the highways; and as many as you shall find, call to the marriage. And his servants going forth into the ways, gathered together all that they found, both bad and good: and the marriage was filled with guests. And the king went in to see the guests: and he saw there a man who had not on a wedding garment. And he saith to him: Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? But he was silent. Then the king said to the waiters: Bind his hands and feet, and cast him into the exterior darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are called, but few are chosen.

Chapel Bulletin – 17th Sunday after Pentecost – September 11, 2016

17th Sunday after Pentecost
September 11, 2016

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

Excuse Our Mess – Due to the various construction projects (altar, altar step, backdrop) the chapel is still recovering from the experience. The chapel was a cluttered, sawdust-strewn construction zone as recently as Saturday at 8:00 PM. We hope to finish the chapel cleaning at the earliest opportunity.
Mission Pilgrimage in October – on Saturday, October 22nd at 10:30 AM we will be making a pilgrimage to the San Antonio missions. Drivers and other volunteers needed. Please see Matthew for details.
Benediction Next Week – Next Sunday is the 3rd Sunday of the month, so we will have Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament immediately after Mass.
Chapel Improvements – We have been upgrading the altar and sanctuary. So far, the altar backdrop has been enlarged, and there is a nice wooden step under the altar complete with hardwood flooring. A new altar has been built; it only needs to be stained and decorated. Unfortunately, the chapel’s building fund (the Donation Can in the back of the chapel) has been exhausted.
Quote from Archbishop Lefebvre – “Clearly, it is now no longer possible to speak of anti-communism; one can no longer speak of the social reign of our Lord without immediately being accused of “engaging in politics.” And, especially, I had the misfortune to take Argentina as an example. That was the last straw! I simply wanted to give an example of a country that is adopting Christian principles, the principles of the reign of our Lord Jesus Christ, and show that once those principles are put into practice, order is restored immediately: with peace and a little justice, people resume their work and live in security. Whereas two months before there were kidnappings, blood flowing in the streets, assassinations, looting, and disorder: anarchy gripped the entire country, and the economy was at its lowest ebb. Then finally, you had a typical example of the benefits conferred by Christian principles and the social reign of our Lord Jesus Christ. What did I say amiss in that?” (Archbishop Lefebvre, A Talk to the Seminarians at Econe, September 18th, 1976)

Epistle Reading (Eph 4:1-6)
Brethren: I therefore, a prisoner in the Lord, beseech you that you walk worthy of the vocation in which you are called, with all humility and mildness, with patience, supporting one another in charity. Careful to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. One body and one Spirit; as you are called in one hope of your calling. One Lord, one faith, one baptism. One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in us all.

Gospel Reading (Matt 22: 34-46)
At that time, the Pharisees hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, came together: And one of them, a doctor of the law, asking him, tempting him: Master, which is the greatest commandment in the law? Jesus said to him:

Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with thy whole mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. And the second is like to this: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments dependeth the whole law and the prophets. And the Pharisees being gathered together, Jesus asked them, saying: What think you of Christ? whose son is he? They say to him: David’s. He saith to them: How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying: The Lord said to my Lord, Sit on my right hand, until I make thy enemies thy footstool? If David then call him Lord, how is he his son? And no man was able to answer him a word; neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.

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

16th Sunday after Pentecost
September 4, 2016

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

High Mass – There will be a High Mass this Sunday, with a potluck afterwards.
Music for today’s High Mass – We will be singing Mass XI (Orbis Factor), commonly used for Sundays after Pentecost, and Credo IV. We will also sing Hail True Victim Life and Light, Hail Queen of Heaven, O Esca Viatorum, and Hail Holy Joseph.
Mission Pilgrimage in October – on Saturday, October 22nd at 10:30 AM we will be making a pilgrimage to the San Antonio missions. Drivers and other volunteers needed. Please see Matthew for details.
Chapel Improvements – We have been upgrading the altar and sanctuary. So far, the altar backdrop has been enlarged, and there is a nice wooden step under the altar now. In the coming weeks, a wooden altar will be built, and hardwood flooring will be installed on the altar step.
Quote from Archbishop Lefebvre – “The ceremony at Lille was obviously very enthusiastic and very beautiful. The sung chants were truly very beautiful. But because I denounced the marriage that took place during the Council between the Church and the Revolution – and I said that, clearly, the offspring of this marriage were illegitimate priests, an illegitimate Mass, and an illegitimate liturgy – and then I spoke about ecumenism and then Communism, and of the warmer relations with the Communists and the repudiation of the social reign of our Lord Jesus Christ-all that clearly provoked stupefaction in the press corps. And they characterized my speech as “political”: I was engaging in “politics.” (A Talk to the Seminarians at Econe, September 18th, 1976)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Chapel Bulletin – 15th Sunday after Pentecost – August 28, 2016

15th Sunday after Pentecost
August 28, 2016

Confessions Not available this week
Low Mass Sunday, 6:45 AM

IMPORTANT! – This Sunday, August 28th, Mass will be at 6:45 in the morning. We will NOT have Mass at 4:00 PM that day.
Fr. Rene Trincado – on August 28th, Mass will be offered by a visiting priest, Fr. Rene Trincado, at 6:45 AM. Mass has to be at 6:45 AM to accommodate Father’s schedule.
Mission Pilgrimage in October – on Saturday, October 22nd at 10:30 AM we will be making a pilgrimage to the San Antonio missions. Drivers and other volunteers needed. Please see Matthew for details.
Quote from Archbishop Lefebvre – “How did the union, against nature, between the Church and the Revolution give birth to the monster, whose incoherencies now fill with fright even its most ardent supporters?” (Archbishop Lefebvre, “They Have Uncrowned Him”, 1988)”

Epistle Reading (Gal 5:25-26, 6:1-10)
Brethren: If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be made desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying on another. And if a man be overtaken in any fault, you, who are spiritual, instruct such a one in the spirit of meekness, considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Bear ye one another’ s burdens; and so you shall fulfill the law of Christ. For if any man think himself to be some thing, whereas he is nothing, he deceiveth himself. But let every one prove his own work, and so he shall have glory in himself only, and not in another. For every one shall bear his own burden. And let him that is instructed in the word, communicate to him that instructeth him, in all good things. Be not deceived, God is not mocked. For what things a man shall sow, those also shall he reap. For he that soweth in his flesh, of the flesh also shall reap corruption. But he that soweth in the spirit, of the spirit shall reap life everlasting. And in doing good, let us not
fail. For in due time we shall reap, not failing. Therefore, whilst we have time, let us work good to all men, but especially to those who are of the household of the faith.

Gospel Reading (Luke 7: 11-16)
At that time, Jesus went into a city that is called Naim; and there went with him his disciples, and a great multitude. And when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold a dead man was carried out, the only son of his mother; and she was a widow: and a great multitude of the city was with her. Whom when the Lord had seen, being moved with mercy towards her, he said to her: Weep not. And he came near and touched the bier. And they that carried it, stood still. And he said: Young man, I say to thee, arise. And he that was dead, sat up, and began to speak. And he gave him to his mother. And there came a fear on them all: and they glorified God, saying: A great prophet is risen up among us: and, God hath visited his people.

Chapel Bulletin – 14th Sunday after Pentecost – August 21, 2016

14th Sunday after Pentecost
August 21, 2016

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

IMPORTANT! – Next Sunday, August 28th, Mass will be at 7:15 AM. We will NOT have Mass at 4:00 PM that day.
Fr. Rene Trincado – on August 28th, Mass will be offered by a visiting priest, Fr. Rene Trincado, at 7:15 AM. Mass has to be at 7:15 AM to accommodate Father’s schedule.
Benediction Today – Today is the 3rd Sunday of the month, so we will have Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament immediately after Mass.
Quote from Archbishop Lefebvre – “The spirit of Liberalism permeates the Church today, though its catchwords are thinly veiled: liberty is religious freedom; fraternity is ecumenism; equality is collegiality. These are the three principles of Liberalism, the legacy of the 18th century philosophers and of the French Revolution. The Church today is approaching its own destruction because these principles are absolutely contrary to nature and to faith. There is no true equality possible, and Pope Leo XIII in his encyclical on freedom clearly explained why.” (Archbishop Lefebvre, “Luther’s Mass”, February 15th, 1975)”

Epistle Reading (Gal 5:16-24)
Brethren: walk in the spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lusts of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the spirit: and the spirit against the flesh; for these are contrary one to another: so that you do not the things that you would. But if you are led by the spirit, you are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are fornication, uncleanness, immodesty, luxury, idolatry, witchcrafts, enmities, contentions, emulations, wraths, quarrels, dissensions, sects, envies, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like. Of the which I foretell you, as I have foretold to you, that they who do such things shall not obtain the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is, charity, joy, peace, patience, benignity, goodness, longanimity, mildness, faith, modesty, continency, chastity. Against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s, have crucified their flesh, with the vices and concupiscences.Gospel Reading (Matt 6: 24-33)
At that time, Jesus said to His disciples: “No man can serve two masters. For either he will hate the one, and love the other: or he will sustain the one,
and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore I say to you, be not solicitous for your life, what you shall eat, nor for your body, what you shall put on. Is not the life more than the meat: and the body more than the raiment? Behold the birds of the air, for they neither sow, nor do they reap, nor gather into barns: and your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are not you of much more value than they? And which of you by taking thought, can add to his stature by one cubit? And for raiment why are you solicitous? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they labour not, neither do they spin. But I say to you, that not even Solomon in all his glory was arrayed as one of these. And if the grass of the field, which is today, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, God doth so clothe: how much more you, O ye of little faith? Be not solicitous therefore, saying, What shall we eat: or what shall we drink, or wherewith shall we be clothed? For after all these things do the heathens seek. For your Father knoweth that you have need of all these things. Seek ye therefore first the kingdom of God, and his justice, and all these things shall be added unto you.”

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

13th Sunday after Pentecost
August 14, 2016

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

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

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

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

12th Sunday after Pentecost
August 7, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Chapel bulletin 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.

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 – Feast of the Holy Family – January 10, 2016

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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

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

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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.

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!

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

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

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

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

Blessing of new Texas Chapel

Bishop Williamson – Sermon before Confirmations (19 minutes):

Bishop Williamson Conference (16 minutes):

Bishop Williamson Q&A

Part 1 (24 minutes)

Part 2 (12 minutes)

Announcing Stella Maris Chapel near Houston, Texas

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

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

Stella Maris Chapel
1131 Delaney Rd
La Marque, TX 77568

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

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Directions to St. Dominic’s Chapel

St. Dominic’s Chapel

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

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

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

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

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

St. Dominic's Chapel location - Click for Map

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

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

Here is what the front entrance to the property looks like:
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