The Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus was celebrated by members of the Holy Name Society. 8 new members were also inducted during the Induction Ceremony. New members signed the Official Register of the Holy Name Society. A reception followed the ceremony in the Parish Hall.
And 40 days after Christmas we celebrate Candlemas or the Presentation of the Lord. We celebrated by Fr. Don Adamski blessing the candles, Holy Hour, and by holding baby Jesus. A reception followed in the Parish Hall. Food was prepared by the people that found the baby Jesus from the rosca de reyes which was the celebration of Epiphany.
A Tigua baptism.
Lent began early this year with Ash Wednesday.
Children from the Religious Education program prayed the Via Crucis on Friday night.
During the Last Supper, Jesus offers himself as the Passover sacrifice, the sacrificial lamb, and teaches that every ordained priest is to follow the same sacrifice in the exact same way.
This Mass stresses the importance Jesus puts on the humility of service, and the need for cleansing with water, a symbol of baptism.
At the conclusion of the Mass, the faithful are invited to continue Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament throughout the night, just as the disciples were invited to stay up with the Lord during His agony in the garden before His betrayal by Judas.
Members of the community participated in the washing of the feet by Fr. Miguel Briseño assisted by Deacon Hector Melendez and altar servers. Jesus gave us the example of foot- washing and said, “I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.”
Hundreds were in attendance for the Passion of Christ, Solemn Intercessions, Veneration of the Cross, and Communion. The procession of the Santo Entierro started in the main Church through the neighborhood streets and back to the Mission. It all ended with the Pésame to the Blessed Sorrowful Mother.
Blessings and congratulations to Catechumens who last night during the Easter Vigil received the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Eucharist!We welcome 16 Catechumens as we celebrated the Easter Vigil. They received the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Eucharist!
Congratulations to the children that received the sacrament of the Holy Euchrist on May 5th.
The Most Reverend Mark Seitz, Bishop of the Diocese of El Paso, was at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation of over 50 teens and adults. The event was held Sunday, May 20th. A brunch with the bishop, Fr. Miguel Briseño, the newly confirmed, and their sponsors was held before Mass. Sponsors and the newly confirmed also had an opportunity to share and discuss questions about Confirmation.
Happy Feast Day of St. Anthony! Almighty ever-living God, who gave Saint Anthony to your people as an outstanding preacher and an intercessor in their need, grant that, with his assistance, as we follow the teachings of the Christian life, we may know your help in every trial. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever...
The community had a Despedida for Fr. Andy Martinez as he departs to San Antonio on his new assignment. Family members from Pecos, Texas were in attendence. Vaya con Dios padre Andy!
Gran fiesta Mexicana celebrating the 16 de septiembre!
Ladies and a few gentlemen enjoyed Food for the Soul presentation. Sr. Margie Silguero was the guest speaker.
Children and adults having fun at the annual Halloween Carnival. Children enjoyed playing games, dancing and participating in the costume contest! Thank you Religious Formation volunteers for all your hard work!
Children from the Religious Formation classes dressed up as their favorite saint for the 9:00 and 11:00 am Mass for All Saints Day.
A couple hundred people braved the cold weather this morning and processed down Alameda to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe!
Mass celebrating the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception after the Guadalupana procession!
Participants walk through the church grounds for the novenario start of the Posadas on Sunday evening. Las Posadas is a Christmas tradition celebrating the Nine Days of La Posada, or The Lodging, leading up to Christmas Eve. The evening was complete with prayer, music, food, and a piñata for the children. Sister Rebeca explained the seven points of the traditional piñata symbolizing the seven deadly sins.
Gathered as a community of faith, we celebrate the birth of our savior Jesus Christ! Children participated in the Christmas reenactment as Father Miguel Briseño said the message of Christmas this year is truly about love. “God so loved the world that he sent his only son to us.” Today our savior is born, this is the day Christ our savior is born!
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