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Corpus Christi Sunday On the feast of Corpus Christi, which commemorates the institution of the Holy Eucharist, Bishop Daniel E. Flores will lead a Eucharistic procession through the downtown streets of Brownsville on Sunday, May 29. Read the Full Story
Confirmation message Bishop Daniel E. Flores delivered messages in both English and Spanish about the Sacrament of Confirmation before a group of catechists from around the diocese who will share his message with the parents and confirmation candidates at their parishes. Read the Full Story
Discerning the call Is God calling you to be a priest? Read the Full Story
Theology of the Body course offered The San Juan Diego Diocesan Ministry Institute will offer a six-hour course on Theology of the Body. Read the Full Story
Our history Faith in the Valley, a graphic novel about the history of the Diocese of Brownsville, was produced in honor of the Golden Anniversary of the diocese. Read the Full Story

Weekly Update

May 26, 2016


Live broadcast
Diocese to Live Stream Ordination of Four New Priests on May 27
Bishop Daniel E. Flores will ordain four men to the holy priesthood at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 27 at the Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle-National Shrine. The Mass will be live streamed in this website or in our YouTube Channel for those who cannot attend. The faithful are encouraged to pray for these men as they begin their priestly ministry.

The ordinands will be:
Deacon Joel Ramiro Flores, son of Robert and Diamantina V. Flores of Mission

Deacon Leonel Rodriguez Bazan, son of Leonel Rodriguez Gonzalez and Araceli Bazan de Rodriguez of Edinburg

Deacon Joshua Andrew Carlos, son of Cruz and Beatrice Carlos of Brownsville

Deacon Ricardo Chavez Flores, son of the late Ricardo Chavez Frausto and Maria Elena Flores of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico

Bishop Daniel E. Flores to Lead Eucharistic Procession
Hundreds are expected to join Bishop Daniel E. Flores as he leads a Eucharistic procession through the downtown streets of Brownsville on Sunday, May 29 for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi.

The procession will begin at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral following the 6 p.m. Mass and proceed to the missions – St. Thomas Church and Sacred Heart Church.

For more information, call the Cathedral office at (956) 546-3178.

En Español
Estudio sobre el libro, ‘El Secreto del Rosario’ en Elsa
Durante el mes de mayo, habrá un estudio de libro sobre, “El Secreto del Rosario" cada jueves a las 7 p.m. en el salón parroquial de la Iglesia Sagrado Corazón, 1100 Calle Broadway en Elsa. Este libro fue escrito por un gran devoto de la Virgen Maria, el santo Luis de Montfort. Narra historias de Santo Domingo, el propulsor inicial del Santo Rosario y los grandes esfuerzos que hizo este santo en el siglo XIII. Igualmente menciona a otros santos, santas y beatos que se han valido de tan poderosa arma para llevar a cabo conversión de personas, librarlas de posesiones demoníacas, y protegerlas del mal.

Para más información, llame al (956) 262-1406.

Coming soon...Summer Softball
The Diocese of Brownsville Summer Softball season is quickly approaching. If your parish is interested in participating this year and you do not know where to start, contact Monica Benitez of the Office of Youth Ministry at (956) 784-5036 or email

Commitment Form was due May 13. Final Roster is due Friday, May 27.

Additional information and all downloadable forms are available online at

Valley Awakening Retreat for Youth Adults Set for July 1-3
Valley Awakening, a diocesan young adult retreat, will be held on July 1-3 at Holy Spirit Parish in McAllen.

Awakening is a Catholic retreat held at many colleges and universities across the country, as well as in a number of dioceses. It is a weekend retreat where young adults grow closer to God, make new friends, and experience spiritual renewal.

The retreat, though focused on Catholic teachings, is open to people of different denominations who wish to experience the Christian message of hope and love. Awakening invites young adults to experience God’s unconditional love through a variety of talks, prayers, songs, fellowship, and group discussion.

The Campus and Young Adult Office of the Diocese of Brownsville offers a retreat for young adults who aren't in college (whether you never attended or already graduated).

Early registration fee for Valley Awakening is $60 before June 17 and $80 after. Register online at


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