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South Texas Catholic
Diocese of Corpus Christi Vol. 39 No. 23 December 3, 2004
‘Serving the lord is enough’
Bishop Carmody tells future priest at deacon ordination
STC photo/Georgina Stark
Deacon Encarnacion Cabrera kneels during the eucharistic prayer at his ordination to the transitional diaconate at
Corpus Christi Cathedral, Nov. 20. Behind Deacon Cabrera, priests from the diocese extend their hands during
the consecration. Left to right are Msgr. Louis Kihneman, Fr. Jose Aimazan, Fr. Paul Hesse - Vocations Director■ Fr.
Ray Yrlas and Fr. Eduardo Montemayor. Deacon Cabrera, currently studying at St. Mary's Seminary in Houston, is
scheduled to be ordained a priest for the diocese next year. Read more on page 10
Catholic school teachers get refocused at
By Georgina Stark
Over 360 Catholic school teach-
ers, principals and auxiliary staff
took a day off from the classroom to
get re-energized and refocused at the
annual Diocesan Catholic Educators
Conference at the Solomon Ortiz
Center, Nov. 19.
“You need a day to step out of the
trenches, regroup and look for new
ways to do this important ministry,”
Father Ron Nuzzi, PhD - the
keynote speaker - told the crowd in
his presentation “The Courage to
Teach: Energy for the Daily Struggle
in the Classroom.” Fr. Nuzzi is the
Director of the Catholic Leadership
Program at the University of Notre
Bishop Edmond Carmody
celebrated Mass with staff from the
schools at the
start of the
been put on by
Schools for the
past 19 years.
In the after-
STC photo/Georgina Stark
Rene Gonzalez, Superintendent of Catholic Schools (right)
and Anna Lozano, Associate Superintendent; present a
statue of St. Francis to Dr. Frank Lucido at the conference.
Dr. Lucido, Diocesan Director of Religious Education, is
retiring early next year after 29 years with the diocese.
speaking on a
variety of topics for different grades.
See TEACHERS, page 16
Holocaust Survivor Sees
Beauty of Life, Helps Others
was the guest speaker
at the Nov. 3 Poor
Man’s Supper, which
benefits Metro Minis-
tries. She will never
forget the horrors, but chooses to focus on “the
love, the caring, the sharing that existed, which
gives us hope for humanity.”
Read more on page 11
Notes from the Bishops’ Fall
ton D.C on
Nov. 17 after voting on important issues
including a national catechism for adults, a
multiyear pastoral initiative on marriage and a
historic decision to join a national ecumenical
Read more on page 13
Looking For a Church?
re you looking for a
church to call home? In
this issue find a complete
listing of every parish
and mission in the
r\ | y | diocese, including
I Hr L I addresses and
I I I I / I telephone num-
| bers. Also included
are the telephone
numbers for diocesan offices and ministries you
may wish to contact.
Read more on page 17
Ministries Day Conference
f you would like to
learn more about
your faith then the
is for you! It’s
coming up on Jan.
15 at the American
Bank Center and will
include Mass with
Bishop Carmody, workshops and a variety of
inspiring speakers in both English and Spanish.
Read more on page 20
Ss. Cyril & Methodius Parish
celebrates 100th anniversary
Parishioners past and present gathered at
Saints Cyril and Methodius Church on Nov.
18 to celebrate the parish's century of service
to a rich and diverse community in Corpus
Christi. Msgr. Larry White, the current pastor
celebrated Mass with several generations of
parishioners and some of his fellow priests -
including Msgr. Tom McGettrick, former
pastor of the parish, who gave the homily.
Over the past 100 years the church
population has evolved from primarily Czech
to a diverse mix of Hispanics, Asians, African-
Americans, and Czech. Today there are over
3,000 registered families, 15 vibrant different
parish ministries and an elementary school
at the parish.
Read more on page 9
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