Nine Lessons and Carols – December 19, 2010 – Sunday 4pm

December 18, 2010


Sunday, December 19, 2010, 4pm

Our Lady of the Atonement Catholic Church

15415 Red Robin Road · San Antonio, Texas 78255
You are invited to Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols which will begin at 4pm with reception to follow.    If you have never enjoyed this tradition of sacred music dating back to 14th century, NOW IS THE TIME!   You will love it! 

Fr. Christopher Phillips, welcomes all to this very special afternoon Advent opportunity.   There is an announcement in the Today’s Catholic!   You are also welcome to the reception that follows … and perhaps you can stay and enjoy 6pm Latin Mass as well!    Hope you can make it!    All the Atonement choirs come together for this event.  We have been working very hard to make it the most memorable Advent season ever!     See  you Sunday!

Read more about it at Today’s Catholic:

More about the Choir Master & Programs at:

Mary T. Corcoran

Our Lady of the Atonement, choir member

.. and so much more    : )

Telephone: (210) 558-8802
Email:     Web:  


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June 6, 2010 Sunday – All Are Invited Solemnity of Corpus Christi Eucharistic Procession

June 6, 2010

Solemnity of Corpus Christi Mass and Eucharistic Procession
16th Annual Archdiocesan Celebration
SUNDAY, JUNE 6, 2010 (Year for Priests)

Archbishop Gomez, San Antonio, TX 2009 Solemnity of Corpus Christi

Please join the faithful of the Archdiocese of San Antonio on the Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of our Lord, as we process at two locations this year as we near the conclusion of the YEAR OF THE PRIEST.

Let us give witness to our faith that He is truly present, par excellence, in the Most Blessed Sacrament. You are welcome to join in at Padua Place Retired Priest Chapel and Our Lady of the Atonement Catholic Church.  (*)

  • ► Padua Place, Retired Priest Chapel 8:30am – 10:00am
    Padua Place, Missionary Servants of St. Anthony, 80 Peter Baque Road, San Antonio, TX 78209 (Nottingham & Peter Baque Rd)   Directions and Map  

Holy Mass followed by Eucharistic Procession
Celebrants: Most Rev. Patrick F. Flores, Archbishop EMERITUS and Most Rev. Bernard F. Popp, Auxiliary Bishop EMERITUS of San Antonio, TX

If your child has made their First Holy Communion this year, they are welcome to wear their First Communion Clothes. Parking available and you can consult the local bus schedule.

Holy Mass followed by Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Eucharistic Procession, concluding with Benediction.
Main Celebrant: Rev. Fr. Christopher G. Phillips, Pastor

>> On display during all Sunday Holy Mass opportunities (7:30am,9am,11am, and 6pm Latin) in the Sacred Heart Adoration Chapel at Our Lady of the Atonement, will be the Vatican Exhibition of Church Approved Eucharistic Miracles (Small Display – 5 panels) for all to prayerfully enjoy.

For more information please contact E.A.S.A.:

Telephone: (210) 558-8802

Web: (photo gallery)
Twitter & Face Book: Adore24

(*) As always, if your Pastor has a Eucharistic Procession planned please do assist him there in your home parish. We will run a story in the Today’s Catholic, and appreciate the details and photos of your parish events sent to:     The Archdiocese event is usually held at 3:00pm, however this year was a little special. — Thank you!

Bishop Oscar Cantú named Apostolic Administrator for Archdiocese of San Antonio.
Pope Benedict XVI, through the Vatican’s Congregation of Bishops, has named Auxiliary Bishop Oscar Cantú Apostolic Administrator for the Archdiocese of San Antonio. The appointment is effective today as Archbishop José Gomez vacates his seat as Archbishop of San Antonio and assumes his position as coadjutor archbishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, CA. The announcement was made by Apostolic Nuncio, Pietro Sambi, the Vatican’s ambassador and its liaison to the Catholic Church in the United States. (Read the entire article at )

Thank you to KJMA San Antonio – Richard Reyna for the kind public announcement.  Enjoy Guadalupe Radio Network  Live on-line at

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  • The Holy Year for Priests Pope Benedict XVI  declared a “Year for Priests” beginning with the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on June 19, 2009. The year will conclude in Rome with an international gathering of priests with the Holy Father from June 9-11, 2010.

    www usccb org yearforpriests

    In San Antonio, TX we have 10 men ordained to the ministerial priesthood this year (and counting).  The celebration of the Solemnity of Corpus Christi this year includes the eldest priest and newly ordained priest:

     — Padua Place where 92 years young priest, Most Rev. Bernard F. Popp; Born December 6, 1917
    Ordained to the Priesthood: Feb 24, 1943, resides. 

    — Our Lady of the Atonement where newly ordained Fr. Jeffrey Moore was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood on March 20, 2010 is assigned as Parochial Vicar.

    “Love, in fact, is the vocation which includes all others.”
    –St. Therese of Lisieux

    Interesting Reactions to Archbishop Gomez Appointment to Los Angels.

    May 31, 2010

    EASA Eucharistic Adoration of San Antonio Interesting Reactions to Archbishop Gomez appointment to Los Angeles.  We are keeping him in our prayers.

    BE sure to click on the “INTERESTING REACTION LINK” to view the YouTube video reaction.   Keep our Archdiocese in Prayer as we await appointment of our next Archbishop. 


    The diary of a priest, being random thoughts and things of possible interest from the Pastor of Our Lady of the Atonement Church in San Antonio, Texas. 

    You’re Invited – Friday June 4, 2010 – Honoring Most. Rev. Bernard f. Popp, DD

    May 31, 2010

    This is a blessed way to celebrate the Year of the Priest!  

    June Jamboree Dinner & Dance

    Friday, June 4, 2010 

    Honoring the Most Reverend Bernard Fr. Popp, DD

     Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of San Antonio *

    Pedrotti’s North Wind Ranch
    13715 FM 1560 North, Helotes, TX

    Social 6:00 p.m.  — Cash Bar — Dinner  7:00 p.m. 

    Listen or Dance Til 11:00 p.m. to the Music of “Cactus Country”

    Silent Auction * Live Auction * Door Prizes

    $50.00 Per person

    For tickets/reservations call: 

    Betty Cronin at 210.820.3211 or Sister Rose Mary Martinez, MSSA at 210.824.4553

    If unable to attend, please consider making a donation to the 2010 Padua Place June Jamboree.  You can send donations to:

    Friends of Padua, c/o Sister Rose Mary Martinez, MMSA

    100 Peter Baque, San Antonio, TX 78209  210.824.4553

    Sponsored by :  Friends of Pauda to benefit Padua Place Retirement Home for Priests and Brothers.

    (*)  Bishop Popp is 92 years of age 

    Born December 6, 1917
    Ordained to the Priesthood: Feb 24, 1943
    Appointed Titular Bishop of Capsus: June 7, 1983
    Episcopal Ordination, at San Fernando Cathedral: July 25, 1983

    Thank You Prayers + Memorial Day History + 3 p.m. National Moment of Silence

    May 31, 2010


    Thank You on Youtube: 
    Good News San Antonio (Praying for Troops) —  Click on “photo gallery” and go to “Good News 2005”  — we are still praying.     
    • Send Out Angels (childs prayer) — Healing for Wounded Soldiers and their Families — Beyond the Holy Hour at the parish Eucharistic Adoration Chapel you may enjoy:       
    Military Families & More . . . :  Join in the on-line pilgrimage with Holy Family Apostolate — they are going to France! 
     I personally know this family. Their Apostolate is endorsed by their Local Ordinary.   Join the Poirier family through video and commentary on pilgrimage from now until the end of June. Along the way, your prayers and gifts will support their work on the Wounded Soldiers pilgrimage to Lourdes, the Special Needs pilgrimage to Lourdes and with civilian and military families throughout Europe. To watch broadcasts from Europe – live or from the archive at your convenience – you must be a Prayer|Breaks subscriber. Go sign up now … it will be a great addition to your HEALING HOLY HOURS for military members that you already have established at your parish. 

    Memorial Day History  – Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs            
    (There is a Texas Connection) ;

    Memorial Day History 

    Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30. It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country.   … The National Moment of Remembrance encourages all Americans to pause wherever they are at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day for a minute of silence to remember and honor those who have died in service to the nation. As Moment of Remembrance founder Carmella LaSpada states: “It’s a way we can all help put the memorial back in Memorial Day.”    (Yes, we call that Divine Mercy Hour and we Pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy +mtc)
    “After going through all that he went through, it was his strongest desire and greatest goal to get back with his unit and serve his country again,” his brother said.

    Don’t count on the President or the Congress to mark this day .. it is after all   “E PLURIBUS UNUM” (Out of many, One).  You be the one that stands with the other ones. ;

    According to the U.S. Treasury, the motto E pluribus unum was first used on U.S. coinage in 1795, when the reverse of the half-eagle ($5 gold) coin presented the main features of the Great Seal of the United States. E pluribus unum is inscribed on the Great Seal’s scroll. The motto was added to certain silver coins in 1798, and soon appeared on all of the coins made out of precious metals (gold and silver). In 1834, it was dropped from most of the gold coins to mark the change in the standard fineness of the coins. In 1837, it was dropped from the silver coins, marking the era of the Revised Mint Code. An Act of February 12, 1873 made the inscription a requirement of law upon the coins of the United States. E pluribus unum appears on all coins currently being manufactured, including the Presidential dollars that started being produced in 2007, where it is inscribed on the edge along with “In God We Trust” and the year and mint mark.   (This is taken from a 2007 article .. not exactly up to date).
    By the way .. have you looked at the newest edition of the $1 coin that was minted this year, 2010 AD?  
    Please do take a close look at that one. 
    It depicts a past  president and an interesting turn of phrase. 

    Our U.S. Congress sure was busy this last week.  The promised “change” has arrived. 
    May God Have Mercy on us all.

    In His Divine Mercy,

    In God We Trust!
    Mary Therese

    Sunday June 14, 2009 at 11:30am — All are invited to the 15th Annual Solemnity of Corpus Christi Mass and Eucharistic Procession

    June 11, 2009

    15th Annual Archdiocesan Celebration
    San Antonio, Texas

    SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 2009 11:30AM
    Please join the faithful of the Archdiocese of San Antonio on the Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of our Lord, as we process around the San Fernando Cathedral. The Year of St. Paul concludes shortly and the Year of the Priest is about to begin. Let us give witness to our faith that He is truly present, par excellence, in the Most Blessed Sacrament.

    San Fernando Cathedral 115 W Main Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205

    City Public Parking at your expense, or use open air pkg lot at Commerce & Flores (Frost Bank) … Sit with your organization/club together … All are invited. If your child has made their First Holy Communion this year, they are welcome to wear their First Communion Clothes and process in front with rose petals. No banners or statues, please.

    11:30am – 1:30pm San Fernando Cathedral – Rosary, Holy Mass(Bilingual), Main Celebrant is Archbishop José H. Gomez . All priests are welcome to concelebrate.
    Following Mass will be Exposition, Eucharistic Procession around the San Fernando Cathedral. Archbishop will be processing with a Special Monstrance Blessed by JPII the Great for prayer for Vocations!

    On display during all the Masses Sunday, (6am,8am,10am, Noon, 2pm and 5pm) in the San Fernando Cathedral Courtyard will be the Vatican Exhibition of Church Approved Eucharistic Miracles (Small Display – 5 panels) for all to enjoy. We invite you to join in at 3:00pm for vocal prayer, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy inside the Cathedral. The outdoor display will conclude after the 5:00pm Mass.

    For more information please contact E.A.S.A.:

    Telephone: (210) 558-8802
    Email:     Web:  

    Newsgroup:       Blog:

    Twitter & Face Book: Adore24

    Welcome to Eucharistic Adoration of San Antonio

    October 20, 2007

    The October 27, 2007 Retreat is filling up!   This weekend we received so many calls  …    We have changed the registration deadline to Weds. Oct 24, 2007.  

    Some folks don’t use PDF files, others can’t accept attachment files to their email accounts.  So, over the weekend, I worked on this new site for the BLOG that contains your registration information as text on easy to navigate pages you just click on to the right  —–>

    Please be sure to put your completed registration in the mail by Wednesday.   We will do our best to accommodate all.   On Thursday we will be putting together the packets and giving the Mission of Divine Mercy our final count for the retreat.  Anyone interested in assisting me on Thursday????  Please email me your volunteer times available to assist at the EASA Office on the NW side of San Antonio.