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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.
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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 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.

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 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 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.

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 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 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 11th Sunday after Pentecost – August 9, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Low Mass this week.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Blessing of new Texas Chapel

Bishop Williamson – Sermon before Confirmations (19 minutes):

Bishop Williamson Conference (16 minutes):

Bishop Williamson Q&A

Part 1 (24 minutes)

Part 2 (12 minutes)

Announcing Stella Maris Chapel near Houston, Texas

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

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

Stella Maris Chapel
1131 Delaney Rd
La Marque, TX 77568

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

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Chapel Bulletin for July 5th, 2015

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

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

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

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

Church Bulletin for June 28th, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Bishop Williamson – Mass and Confirmations in Houston Texas – July 6th

His Excellency, Bishop Richard Williamson will be conferring the Sacrament of Confirmation in Houston, TX on Monday, July 6th at 6 pm.

A potluck along with a question and answer session with Bishop Williamson will follow the Mass.

Anyone interested in more details, including those who wish to be confirmed, please send an e-mail to matthew (at) cathinfo.com

So far, there are several Traditional Catholic families from churches in the San Antonio and Austin areas interested in going.

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) 914-6890

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 (the large tree in front is now gone, as well as the gate/fencing on either side of the driveway):
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Mass for the Feast of the Sacred Heart

Mass was celebrated by Fr. Adrian Garcia last Sunday on the solemnity of the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

They say that rain is a sign of God’s blessing. Well, let’s just say that the San Antonio and Austin areas have been extremely blessed as of late!

We finished Mass with the consecration of the human race to the Sacred Heart, as well as the Litany of the Sacred Heart, to gain the plenary indulgence.

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Sunday bulletin – June 14, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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