Our Lady of Grace Church
15825 Bexar St. La Coste, TX 78039

Parish Updates



MESSAGE OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS TO THE PEOPLE ON THE VACCINATION CAMPAIGN AGAINST COVID-19

In a brotherly spirit, I join in this message of hope for a brighter future. Thanks to God and to the work of many, we now have vaccines to protect us from COVID-19. They grant us the hope of ending the pandemic, but only if they are available to all and if we work together.

Being vaccinated with vaccines authorised by the competent authorities is an act of love. And contributing to ensure the majority of people are vaccinated is an act of love. Love for oneself, love for one’s family and friends, love for all people. Love is also social and political, there is social love and political love; it is universal, always overflowing with small gestures of personal charity capable of transforming and improving societies (cf. Laudato si’, no. 231, cf. Fratelli tutti, 184).

Vaccination is a simple but profound way of promoting the common good and caring for each other, especially the most vulnerable. I pray to God that everyone may contribute their own small grain of sand, their own small gesture of love; no matter how small, love is always great. Contribute with these small gestures for a better future. God bless you, and thank you.

FRANCIS




July 1, 2021

Fellow Parishioners,

As I retire, my principle thought is one of gratitude for you being in my life. You are fabulous! Your ongoing support of the church is exemplary and your consistent celebrations of the Sacraments is a joy. I have always felt that in your company we were celebrating the Sacraments together rather than in leader/participant roles. The fellow staff members of Our Lady of Grace have always been of the highest quality. We have the assurance of Jesus that when we gather in His name He will be present among us; let’s remember each other and ask God to continue to bless us as we move forward in our lives. I share my love with you in the same quantity with which you have loved me.

Father Paul Cleary




July 1, 2021

We quote from the letter of Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller to Father Paul, “I’d like to inform you that I have appointed Reverend James (Jim) Fischler, CICM, presently pastor in St. Louis Parish in Castroville, as Administrator of Our Lady of Grace in La Coste. This appointment is effective from July 1, 2021, until December 31, 2021. Father Jim will be assisted in carrying out this additional responsibility by Reverend Emmanuel Mandona, CICM during the same time period.”

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