|Word has reached us that
Fred Schmidt joyfully celebrated his 63rd anniversary of
ordination. He was feted by
the Augustinian Recollect Sisters in their monastery, where he lives in
Ahuacatlan, San Luis Potosi, Mexico.. There was not much description of
the celebration, but you can be sure that it included a Mass and dinner.
It is certain that a good time was had by all, especially Father Schmidt. Happy
anniversary, Father Schmidt!!!
Father Dan Kayajan
from the Eastern Province has come to
La Luz Parish in Cd. Guadalupe (Monterrey), Nuevo Leon. Dan had been
working at King's College in Wilkes-Barre, PA. He had visited and helped
out at La Luz a number of times. Sometimes he filled in when some of the
other Holy Cross men went on vacation. Other times he brought groups of
students to visit the area and see the work of Holy Cross there. We are
glad that he has come!
Father John Korcsmar drove Dan down to
Monterrey. On their way there they stopped for supper at the Golden
Corral in Laredo. There at supper they were serenaded by the Lalo Duarte
Quartet, which is a one-man band. Logic eludes us, but the music and
food were fine!
Our candidates program in Monterrey continues to grow.
We now have nine candidates.
All of Holy Cross in Guadalupe, NL celebrated the Feast of
Our Lady of Sorrows together at the Sisters' House. Hermanas Juanita and
Mica were wonderful hostesses. All five priests were present, Padres Pedro,
Pepe, Daniel P., Dan K. and Leonardo,
as were the three professed, Marin, Paulino and Ruben. The nine
candidates joined in the fun, Javier, Alfredo, Mario, Julian,
Gerardo, Lucio, Luis Antonio and Santiago. The celebration started with Mass, during which Hermana Juanita
reflected upon the feast throughout her years in Holy Cross. This was followed
by supper, which was followed by the Mexican Grito: Viva Mexico!
Ruben won the prize for the best Grito. Mario was a close second. A good
time was had by all.
The Kellogg Foundation has awarded a grant to
Austin Enlace. The hope is to improve the educational "pipeline"
for A.I.S.D. students in the Montopolis area (Dolores Parish). St.
Edward's University (the lead agency), Dolores Parish, the Austin
Independent School District, Austin Community College will collaborate
together to increase the number of students who stay in school and successfully
complete their education and graduate from a four-year college. The focus
is on Hispanic students, but the intent is to help all the students in the
Critz, Brother Richard Daly,
and Father John Korcsmar attended the annual Red Mass at St. Mary's
Cathedral in Austin. Also attending were Dr. George Martin
(President of St. Edward's University) and his assistant, Dick Kinsey.
This Mass gets its name from the red vestments for the Mass of the Holy
Spirit. The Mass is often celebrated in the United States on the first
Monday of October when the Supreme Court term begins. Judges, attorneys,
and elected officials are invited to come and pray for the guidance of the Holy
Spirit in the rule of law in our society.