Melissa Lucio is scheduled to be executed on April 27, 2022, for the death of her daughter. Please consider joining your voice to our request to the State of Texas to commute Melissa Lucio’s sentence of death and re-examine the case.
The Diocese of San Angelo will launch the diocesan phase of the Eucharistic Revival on Saturday, June 18, 2022, with the celebration of Mass and Eucharistic Procession from Sacred Heart Cathedral, beginning at 4:00 p.m. Bishop Michael Sis will celebrate the evening Mass and lead the outdoor procession in the San Angelo downtown area. After the procession, the diocese will hold an overnight vigil of Eucharistic Exposition at Sacred Heart Cathedral, which will conclude with Benediction before the celebration of the 10:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, June 19.
Despite freezing temperatures and icy roads, over 40 college students and local parishioners gathered Feb. 4-6 at the Cathedral Church of the Sacred Heart in San Angelo, Texas, to attend SEEK22, a hybrid conference exploring the Gospel message and call to missionary discipleship hosted by the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS). More than 22,000 people attended regional SEEK22 events around the world.
Mientras el pueblo ucraniano ve que su patria se convierte en una zona de guerra, ofrecemos nuestras oraciones y nuestro ayuno por la justicia, la paz, y el respeto de los derechos humanos. "Felices los que trabajan por la paz, porque se llamarán hijos de Dios" (Mt 5:9).
As the Ukrainian people see their homeland become a war zone, we offer our prayers and our fasting for justice, peace, and the respect of human rights. "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God" (Mt. 5:9).
Parishioners and ministry leaders in the Diocese of San Angelo and around the country continue to find themselves the targets of scams. One frequent tactic used by criminals to defraud the faithful is to utilize text messages or email to impersonate a pastor and ask for the purchase of gift cards. The person claiming to be the pastor will claim they need gift cards for some charitable reason, but say they need the person receiving the text messages or emails to purchase the gift cards and share the validation information.
Sister Marie Malachy Griffin, OP, died on Friday, December 10, 2021. Griffin was a former director of the Office for Religious in the Diocese of San Angelo and director of the Angelo State University Catholic Newman Center. The wake and funeral Mass will be streamed by the Sinsinawa Dominican community.
As we make plans to participate in the liturgy of the Church at Christmas, we are in a unique situation this year. Both December 25 and January 1 are Saturdays. In such a situation, there are often questions regarding which Mass will be celebrated on Saturday evening.
As you all may be aware, the people of Haiti are working to rebuild in the aftermath of an earthquake that struck the island. It caused immense damage and resulted in a substantial loss of life on an island already challenged by social unrest and still rebuilding after a major 2010 earthquake. Tropical Storm Grace followed, adding devastation to an already reeling population. As a result of both disasters, many Church properties, along with homes and businesses, have been severely damaged or destroyed. The impact will be long-lasting.
One of the greatest poverties in this world today is the poverty of loneliness. Mother Teresa called this poverty of loneliness “the greatest disease in the west today.” In her words, “the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love.” This is the mission of Christ in the City: to love, know, and serve the poor.
Bishop Michael J. Sis promulgated four new documents July 22 outlining current coronavirus protocols in the Diocese of San Angelo in four areas: public liturgies, gatherings, faith formation, and Catholic schools. The documents on liturgies and gatherings are updates to the more relaxed Phase Two protocols released on April 29, 2021. This is the first time Phase Two protocols have been issued for faith formation and Catholic schools.
The Philippians Bible verse, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” could have been Bryce Hoppel’s mantra in his trajectory to the 2021 Summer Olympics. Hoppel, a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church, was once an adolescent with a lofty goal: growing up to become an Olympian, the odds of which are approximately .00013 percent. But his strong faith is one of the reasons few, if any, in his inner circle are surprised that the 23-year-old qualified in June to compete in the 800-meter race at the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.