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Weekly Update

September 8, 2016

“VERBUM MITTITUR SPIRANS AMOREM”

Mass for Lay Ecclesial Movements, Apostolates and Associations set for Sept. 10

Bishop Daniel E. Flores will celebrate a special Mass for all members of lay ecclesial movements, apostolates and associations at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle-National Shrine.


Some of the movements and apostolates in the diocese include Knights of Columbus, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Cursillos de Cristiandad, ACTS, Movimiento Familiar Cristiano, Marriage Encounter, Encuentro Matrimonial, Couples for Christ, Regnum Christi, Comunidad Catolica AMA, Renovacion Carismatica (Charismatic Renewal), Talleres de Oracion, Ministerio de Sanacion Interior, Apostolado de la Cruz, Apostoles de la Palabra, Evangelizacion Activa USA, Apostolado Nueva Evangelizacion, Asociacion de Mujeres Catolicas de Brownsville, Movimiento de la Llama de Amor del Inmaculado Corazon de Maria, Legion of Mary, Schoenstatt Movement, Real Men Pray the Rosary, RGV Catholic Men’s Fellowship, Marian Conference, Fountain of Mercy, Divine Mercy, Pro-Life Apostolate, Consecration to Mary, Catholics United for the Faith, Benedictine Oblates, Third Order Franciscans, Encuentro Catolico Musical, Altar & Rosary Society, Young Adult Ambassadors, Hospital Chaplains, Jail Ministry Chaplains, and Serra Clubs of the Rio Grande Valley.

Attendees are asked to bring banners and stands and wear their respective shirts. For more information, email Deacon Luis Zuniga at lzuniga@cdob.org or call (956) 784-5059.


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Oct. 4
Theology on Tap
7 – 9 p.m.
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Nov. 8
Election Night Party Mixer
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BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse 3200 W. Expressway 83, McAllen

Dec. 10
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Religious Brothers to Sponsor “Back to School Getaway”
The Missionary Servants of the Cross will be sponsoring a “Back to School Getaway: A Day of Prayer and Meditation, Great Food, Shopping, and Fellowship" on Saturday, Sept. 17 departing from Mercedes at 6 a.m. traveling to San Benito at 6:30 a.m. returning at 11:30 p.m.

Highlights include a visit to the Basilica of the Little Flower in San Antonio, lunch in Lockhart/Lockhart BBQ and shopping at San Marcos Premium Outlets. Donation for the trip is $125 and includes round-trip transportation onboard a luxury motor coach and a tour guide.

For more information please contact Brother Hoss at: Cell (956)-373-7667 or by email at hossalvarez1965@gmail.com

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