|Father Dan Panchot
has been working with Family Rosary in
Mexico. They recently had a contest for children. The presentations
to the winners of the contest was held on April 29 in Parque Pipo in Cd.
There were approximately
2,000 people who attended.
Miguel Neftali González, episcopal vicar for the zone, gave a short
talk on the importance of family prayer and gave the blessing.
Fr. Pete Logsdon presents a tricycle to
one of the winners.
Family Rosary is
clearly in his thoughts.
Since Mickey Mouse came to Parque Pipo in
Guadalupe, Len Collins returned the favor
and visited Mickey at his place, Disneyworld.
We are not sure yet what his favorite ride was, but from the look on his face
and the faces of his brother and sister, we know that Len will say: "A good
time was had by all!"
Judging from the picture, perhaps we have some
Disney characters here. Obviously the middle one is Sleeping Beauty who
has awakened. The one on the left advertises Goofy. But the one on
the right??? Which Disney character might that be??? Remember, there
were 7 Dwarves!! Send in your guesses. Be kind. Winner gets a
lovely July vacation for one at the Santa María Formadora de Apóstoles House
in Cd. Guadalupe, N.L.
drove over to New Orleans, with Father Frank De Preez
(the current administrator of San Francisco Javier Parish). Frank went
touring while John went over to Holy Cross School. There he visited with
Brother Stephen Walsh, the Headmaster, Mr. Terry McGaha, the principal, and
Father Joe Moyer. Everyone was full of praises for Fr. Joe's work at the
school. Congratulations and thank you, Joe, for your well-done
ministry!! We're all proud of you!
While at the school, Mr. Ernest
Rondi, one of the
school counselors, stopped students in the hallways and asked them who their
idol is. They all answered, "Mr. Rondi!!" This happened several times. At the end of his visit, John asked Brother Stephen's
secretary who her idol is. She answered, "Father Joe
Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in New Orleans,
Richard Nowery had a social hour for the Parish Council, both the
incoming and the outgoing members. Deacon Daigle and his wife are on the
right in the front row. They seem to have had a very good time. All
the snacks were gone, and everyone blamed Father Dick for eating them all!
Rouge, John visited Father
Dan Walsh. Dan is suffering a bit from bronchitis and
pneumonia, but he is on the mend. Please keep him in your prayers.
The staff put on a good-bye party for Dan now that he is leaving Villa Felician. He will still visit the Veterans' Home once a week, and the rest
of the time he will be at St. Agnes Parish in Baton Rouge. On June 1, Dan
will be 78 years young. On June 8, he will have been ordained a priest 40
Fr. Frank and John also stopped at Immaculate
Conception Parish in Charenton, LA to see Father
Bill Crumley. Bill showed them around. They went to
the casino there owned by the Chitimacha Indians. At the casino
every other person stopped by to say hello to Father Bill. He is
definitely well known in that community! He has said Mass in all of the
neighboring parishes and has a weekly TV program on public access.
The Indians have their own reservation there which is
the Sovereign Nation of Chitimacha. The reservation is quite nice
and would fit in well with many suburban neighborhoods.
In case you are wondering,
Bill's halo is not
that's Our Lady's crown.
Some interesting birthday news:
One of our Holy Cross Sisters recently celebrated
her birthday with some friends from St. Ignatius Parish--including an undercover
correspondent for TexLaMex. They gathered at Midnight Rodeo on Ben White
Blvd. in South Austin. The establishment has a celebration for all those
celebrating birthdays during the month. May 26 was for all who have a
birthday in May. They required a driver's license or some proof of
age. Sister Judy Hallock's word must
be very good because they did not require any verification of her
birthday. So, Happy Birthday, Sr. Judy!!!
Hers was not the only birthday in May.
Howard Metz and Father John Korcsmar
share the same birthday, May 27. Brother Howard baked some German
chocolate cakes and invited John over for dinner. John gladly complied.