In observance of Labor Day, Monday, September 5, the office will be closed.
First day of classes: Sunday, Sept 18th, and Wednesday, Sept 21st
Please note new class times!
Sunday Morning 9:30-10:45 -- PreK-5 th grade
Sunday Evening 6:00-8:00 -- 6th-8th, High School Youth Group
Wednesday Evening 6:45-8:15 -- Confirmation (9th grade), RCIA Adapted for Children
Registration will be available after the 11:00 Mass on Sunday, September 11th, and from 2:00 until 6:30 pm on Wednesday, Sept 14th, in the Religious Education Building.
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First Holy Communion
Classes in preparation for First Holy Communion begin September 18th . If you would like to register your child for preparation classes, please call the Office of Religious Education at 830-833- 0444 to make an appointment with Susan Moore. Please plan to bring a sealed copy of your child’s baptismal certificate to the appointment, if it is not already on file at St Ferdinand. You will be given materials to help you to prepare as a family, and will be advised of important dates to mark on your calendar.
"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.
This conference is now filled to capacity; therefore, registration is closed.
Spiritual People Everywhere
Have you ever wondered what it means to be a spiritual person? Come and recognize that there are spiritual people everywhere! You will explore the 3 components of spirituality, what it means to live in the image and likeness of God and take a spiritual gifts inventory. Open your eyes to everyday spirituality in the most normal people. Presenter: Sherie Zebrowski; Director of Eagle’s Wings retreat Center, MA in Theology with over 24 years in teaching and leading retreats. $35 per person and a light breakfast and lunch is included.
Click here to register.
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.