“And I sought for a man among them who should build up the wall and stand in the breach before me for the land…” (Ezekiel 22:30)
In 2015, Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted issued a challenge to the men of his diocese to step into the breach. His exhortation, Into the Breach: An Apostolic Exhortation to Catholic Men, identiﬁes the crisis of faith facing the Church today and presents a vision of the role of Catholic men in combatting it.
Inspired by Bishop Olmsted’s vision, the Knights of Columbus and the Diocese of Phoenix have joined together to produce a 12-episode video series, also titled Into the Breach.
We wish Father Jordan a very special Happy Birthday. May your day be filled with blessings and joy.
Danny Saenz was recognized as the Knights of Columbus “Knight of the Month” for his contributions to the parish and community. If you are a parish member who is interested in working with people like Danny, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Raul Salas, the council’s membership chair at 210.854.7381
Women of the parish are invited to gather for an evening of spirituality, sisterhood, and sweets on October 8 at 7:30 in Henke Hall. Come spend the evening getting to know your sisters in Christ. This is a gathering for women in all ages and stages of life. Please bring a dessert to share. For more information contact Miriam in the parish office
1930 – September 6, 2023
Lorraine Steubing Griffin was born in 1930 to Oscar and Lenora Steubing. She was called home on September 6, 2023. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard David Griffin; sister, Madelyn S. Boubel Koepp and spouses Fred Boubel and Harold Koepp; nephew, Thomas R. Boubel and his spouse Christine; and all the cousins of her generation. Lorraine is survived by great-nephew Kirk Boubel (Daphne), their children: Samantha (Dustin); great-niece Jennifer (Jim), their children: Gavin and Madeline Lorraine; great-nephew Jeffrey Boubel (Tiffany), their children: Dawson, Shelby and Joslyn; niece Sharon Campbell (Tom); step-daughter Laura Pearson, step-grandson David (Desiree); step-granddaughter Kristine Pearson Neff; and many cousins and extended family members in successive generations.
Our Common Home will be planting wildflowers on the edge of the parking lot behind the sanctuary on Saturday, October 7 at 11 am. Join us in honor of St. Francis, St Kateri, and Indigenous Peoples Day. This year we will plant milkweed to support migrating monarchs. Bring water and gardening tools and gloves. Last year’s gardening efforts were spectacular!
Adults interested in receiving the sacrament of Confirmation are invited to attend Adult Confirmation preparation classes running for
five weeks beginning October 29. Classes start at 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm and will be held in the Library at no cost. The class is designed for adults who have already received their sacraments of Baptism and
First Holy Communion and wish to complete their Sacraments of Initiation into the Catholic Church. Email Deacon Johnny at email@example.com to register or for additional information.
The Parish Office will be closed on Monday, October 2 in celebration of our 43rd Parish Festival. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, October 3.