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Pope's visit to U.S. More than 1.5 million people are expected for the Mass with Pope Francis in Philadelphia this September, said organizers of the next World Meeting of Families. Read the Full Story
Faith-filled environment Spaces are still available in the 13 Catholic schools of the Diocese of Brownsville for the 2015-16 academic year. Read the Full Story
Platinum Anniversary St. Thomas Church in Brownsville is commemorating its 70th Anniversary on Sunday, July 5. Read the Full Story
Rekindling the flame Marriage Encounter Weekend planned for Aug. 21-23: “You are just like your mother!” or “You are just like your father!” Read the Full Story
Summer Food Program Many families count on school meals to keep their children nourished — breakfast and lunch are served at most schools. During the summer months, when school is not in session, putting three meals on the table puts a strain on the food budget for many families.  Read the Full Story

Weekly Update

June 25, 2015


Juan Diego Academy schedules entrance exam
Juan Diego Academy, a Catholic Regional High School in Mission, will hold an entrance exam for students in 8th grade who were unable to previously test on Friday, July 3, from 8 a.m. to noon at the campus located at 5208 South FM 494. The cost for the exam is $25 and is required for all entering freshmen. No materials are needed. For more information/to register to take the exam, please contact the school office: (956) 583-2752.

Valley Awakening #4
Are you 21-39 and never attended a college Awakening Retreat? Campus & Young Adult Ministry invites you to attend Valley Awakening #4! Join other young adults and ignite your faith in this weekend retreat taking place July 24-26 in San Juan. Early-bird registration is only $25 before June 30th, $50 after. Register today online at Hurry, space is limited! For more information, please call (956) 784-5045 or e-mail

Become a Young Adult Ambassador!
Are you between the ages of 18 and 39? Are you passionate about your faith? Do you want to nurture your leadership skills? Do you want to create young adult opportunities for others in your community and the diocese at-large?

If you have experience in demonstrating ability to speak and advocate on behalf of your peers, working collaboratively with other young adults, and being open to using your spiritual gifts, talents, and leadership abilities in the service of the Catholic Church, apply to become an Ambassador!

Download your application, and submit it by June 30. For questions, please contact Miguel Santos at or (956) 784-5093

Mary’s Land… Now On DVD!
The movie that is transforming hearts around the world is now available on DVD. Mary’s Land was shown at several cinemas in the Rio Grande Valley. Now is the time to share it with others: parishes and lay ministry movements are encouraged to use it as a tool for evangelization, as well as a fundraising project. For more information and to get your copy call (956) 905-3219 or visit the website:

Pilgrimage to Schoenstatt, Lourdes and Fatima set for July 13-26
St. Pius X in Weslaco are organizing a pilgrimage from July 13-26. The pilgrimage will begin with a visit to the town of Schoenstatt, Germany. There you will be learning about the Marian Movement. The Pilgrimage will continue on to Paris visiting the shrines of the Miraculous Medal and St. Vincent de Paul. The Pilgrimage will also include the Marian shrines of Our Lady of Lourdes and Fatíma. The total for the trip, which includes roundtrip air fare, hotel, tour bus, and two daily meals, is $3,890. Father Carlos Zuniga will serve as spiritual director. Those interested in this pilgrimage should call the parish office at (956) 968-7471 or email

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