The entire parish is invited to Meet and Greet our new Pastor, Father Wade Russell after the 11:00 Mass on Sunday, July 31st. Finger foods, tea, and lemonade will be served.
The St. Ferdinand Parish Council Meeting for August will be cancelled.
St. Alphonsus Liguori wrote: “Of all devotions, that of adoring Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the greatest after the Sacraments, the one dearest to God and the one most helpful to us. O, what a beautiful delight to be before an altar with faith and to present to him our needs, as a friend does to another friend with whom one has full confidence!” The Eucharist is a priceless treasure: By not only celebrating the Eucharist, but also by praying before It outside of Mass, we are enabled to make contact with the very wellsprings of Grace.
Will you commit to an hour adoring Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament? If you have not yet signed up for Adoration, please consider committing to one hour between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Thursdays.
For more information or to sign up, please call 830-833-5227.
Friendly Reminder . . . Donations of items for the Gala’s Silent and Live Auctions are needed and appreciated. Please contact Kathi Ulbig at 832-401-4459 to donate. No item is too big or too small.
"The Face of Mercy" Conference on August 27, 2016, is "an opportunity for women from all over our diocese to celebrate what God has done, is doing, and will do in Central Texas -- through women." The conference theme, "The Face of Mercy," is aso a recognition of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, and the chosen image of St. Veronica and her veil imprinted with Jesus' face reminds us of the ways that women seek to relieve Jesus' suffereing through their caring responses to those who are hurting and in need.
Besides booths of vendors, authors and apostolates featuring ministry with and for women, the highlights of the conference will include keynote addresses by Dr. Patricia Sulak, Maria Morera Johnson and Kelly Wahlquist. Bishop Joe Vasquez will celebrate Mass.
The conference fee of $40 (in advance) or $50 (at the door) includes all materials and lunch. Due to space limitations, the attendance will be limited to 500. Register now at www.austindiocese.org/face-of-mercy.