This Saturday, July 26, Father Rubén has a family engagement in Austin. In his place, we are pleased to welcome Father Bob Cary, CSP, who is celebrating the 5:30 Mass for us. Father Cary will be back at St. Paul’s in early August (see below).
Father Rubén will be on vacation in early August. Father Bob Cary, CSP, who serves at St. Austin’s, will celebrate all our Masses from Saturday, August 2, through Sunday, August 10. While he is here, Father Cary will offer “A Path Through Genesis,” a workshop exploring the first 11 chapters of the Book of Genesis. Topics covered will include creation, Adam & Eve, the great flood and the tower of Babel. The workshop will be offered on two dates – on Tuesday, August 5, at 7:00 p.m. and again on Thursday, August 7, at 9:00 a.m. Bring your Bible! Sign-up sheets are in the entryways.
First Friday Holy Hour is this Friday, August 1. Mass and the Anointing of the Sick will begin at 8:00 a.m., followed by all-day Adoration in our Memorial Chapel from immediately after the 8:00 Mass until 5:30 p.m. Please note: We will not have Benediction this month. Sign-up sheets for Adoration are available in the entryways. If you have questions, call Karen Wilkens at 512-789-3955.
Next weekend, August 2 & 3, we will have our monthly ‘Brown Bag’ collection to aid the St. Vincent de Paul Society. All proceeds from this collection will go directly to the local conference, which is a joint effort of St. Paul’s in Horseshoe Bay and St. John’s in Marble Falls. The St. Paul/St. John conference serves only those people living in the 78654 and 78657 zip codes. During the month of June, the conference assisted 21 families with food, rent, temporary housing and utilities in the amount of $6,321.63. In addition to the usual expenses, the conference was able to assist one person with an overdue Student Loan payment. This payment kept the loan from being sold to a company that would have charged a higher interest rate. Our July Brown Bag collection was $2,536.17! If you are contributing a check, please make it out to the St. Vincent de Paul Society.