From the Pastor

Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas

01-26-2020Fr. Dan Connealy

Happy Sunday!

This Tuesday the Church celebrates the memorial of St. Thomas Aquinas, commonly called the Angelic Doctor. St. Thomas lived in the 13th century and was the most significant Scholastic of the period. Though a member of the Order of Friars Preachers, or Dominicans, he grew up in a wealthy family in Italy. Having expressed his desire to enter religious life his family sought a "suitable" position for him at the famous Benedictine monastery Monte Cassino. However, St. Thomas' desire was to live as a mendicant among the newly founded Dominican order. After much, and sometimes aggressive, protestation from his family he took the white habit. He became a student of St. Albert the Great. Once, when a fellow student mocked his oafish demeanor during class by calling him a dumb ox, St. Albert responded, "We call this man a dumb ox, but his bellowing in doctrine will one day resound throughout the world." His professor's prediction proved accurate. St. Thomas would go on to write the great Summa Theologica, and though it was never completed, it is still one of the most significant theological works in the history of the Church. Intended for seminarians and the literate faithful, it begins by addressing the questions of God's existence and the creation of man. This is commonly called natural theology, it is the things one can know through reason alone without divine revelation. St. Thomas then moves on addressing law, the moral life, the life of Christ, divine revelation, and more.


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Lectio Mary: The Bible and the Mother of God

Jan 28, 2020: 7:00pm (weekly)

Tuesdays at 7:00pm, Jan 21 - Mar 3


Parish Gathering

Feb 2, 2020

Two (2) Sundays a month, 8:15-10:15am


SOLTeen Youth Group Prayer Night

Feb 3, 2020: 6:30pm - 8:15pm


Lectio Mary: The Bible and the Mother of God

Feb 4, 2020: 7:00pm (weekly)

Tuesdays at 7:00pm, Jan 21 - Mar 3


First Friday Adoration

Feb 7, 2020 (every first Friday of the month)

We now have Adoration in the Chapel every First Friday of the month from 9:00am (after the 8:30am Mass) until 6:00pm, ending with Benediction.

LIVE @ The Ramada

Feb 8, 2020: 7:30pm

Musical artists from throughout the valley are invited to perform. “The Ramada” is a unique place for this unique event, where people can come and mingle and enjoy the fine art of live music. For 21 and older ONLY!


Bereavement Ministry Meeting

Feb 9, 2020: 2:00pm

in the Gomes Center

Come join us for a faith-based ministry where you can share your story, and where help, companionship and fellowship are offered. Please call 830-377-7718 for further details.

SOLTeen Youth Group Social Night

Feb 10, 2020: 6:30pm - 8:15pm

Join us for food and fellowship and the opportunity to learn more about your faith. Begins at 6:30pm in Santa Maria Hall. Bring a friend!