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The following clergy changes are effective April 13, 2012:
4 Fr. Serafin Avenido will become the pastor at St. Joseph and St. Agnes in Ft. Stockton and St. James in Sanderson.
4Fr. Joe Uecker will become temporary administrator of St. Joseph and St. Anthony in Odessa along with Mission San Martin de Porras.
Banquet of Hope
ODESSA -- Catholic Charities of Odessa, announces its annual "Banquet of Hope," from 6:30-8:30 p.m, Thursday, April 26, at the Odessa Country Club. Retired Archbishop Joseph A. Fiorenza of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, former Bishop of San Angelo, will be the keynote speaker. He will discuss Catholic efforts and challenges to overcoming poverty in America. In addition to the Archbishop's address, the first annual presentation of the Sister Mary Thomas McNeela Award will be presented to Msgr. James Bridges, a former Odessa pastor. Fr. Bridges was one of the principal organizers of the organization in 1987. Catholic Charities is one of the principal private Ector Country charitable organizations. It serves needy individuals and families regardless of religious affiliation. It is funded by the Catholic people of Odessa, along with several other local Christian congregations. It is a United Way agency, and also receives grants from a number of charitable foundations as well as the US government. Through its Cory Learning Center, if offers GEDs for people needing a high school diploma. Its food pantry serves forty to sixty families daily. It offers tax and immigration services, and helps with rent, utilities and medical bills when funds are available. The organization also operates the Family Thrift Store at its location across from Odessa College. Banquet tables of eight are available for $500, and individual tickets can be purchased for $75 per person. For more information, contact Fr. Mark Woodruff at 432.367.4657.
Pro-Life Rosary in Midland
MIDLAND — Bishop Michael D. Pfeifer will preside over a pro-life Rosary in front of the Midland Planned Parenthood at 9:30 a.m., Friday, June 8, 2012, a day when abortions are done at Planned Parenthood. The date also closely coincides with the Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, which is Sunday, June 10.
“The beautiful Feast of Corpus Christi, which has a long tradition in our Church, reminds us of the greatest gift Christ has left His Church, which is His own Body and Blood, and that by receiving His Body and Blood, we enrich our membership in the precious Body of Christ, linking us to all who are members of the Body of Christ, even to the precious little ones in the wombs of their mothers who are part of the sacred Body of Christ.'
Deacon to speak in Midland
Greg Hall, a deacon in the Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, and an engineering technology graduate of Texas A&M, is this year’s featured presenter at the, “An Evening With ...” fundraiser series, July 20, 2012, at the Midland County Horseshoe. The event will benefit the Midland non-profit, Centers for Children and Families.
Hall’s drilling technique was instrumental in the October 2010 rescue of 33 Chilean miners who had been trapped underground for more than two months.
Hall received a diploma in pastoral studies from St. Mary’s Seminary in December 2010 and was ordained a permanent deacon in February 2011.
Watch for additional details in upcoming issues of the Angelus.
The Angelus publishes the execution dates of Texas offenders on death row each month so that the faithful in the Diocese of San Angelo can pray for them. The following offenders face upcoming execution dates. Please pray for them as well as the victims, families and all who are affected by violence:
Offender/Scheduled Execution Day
Beunka Adams / April 26
Anthony Bartee / May 2
Steven Staley / May 16
Bobby Hines / June 6
Marcus Druery / August 1
Ramon Hernandez / November 14