had their annual Jamaica. Fr. Joe Tomei
stopped by, as did Fr. Ed Kadzielawski
and Bro. Thomas Krieter.
Rumor has it that they all thought Father John
Korcsmar was in the dunking booth. Just think how much
more money Dolores Parish might have made!!!
Fr. John Korcsmar
went to his mother's house to help take care of her after her knee
surgery. He had to do all the cooking. It's strange how his
menu of food matched the cook-out at his brother's house and several
restaurants in the area, especially Chinese restaurants and pizza
parlors. Now that he has returned to Austin, his mother is eating
much better food!!
While John was home on the west side of
Cleveland, he went over to the east side (First, he had to check a map!!)
to Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School.
A 10th grade student, Judy Buklad, had
won second prize in the national art contest with Holy Cross Family
Ministries. John went to present her with the award and with some
videos on Fr. Pat Peyton, CSC and the
rosary for her and for the school.
John had done a fair amount of driving
while he was home with his mother. Apart from picking up fast-food
from restaurants, he went to the east side. He also took his mother
to the doctor, and on the last day there, he took his mother to the bank
and shopping. But then around 8:00 pm on the last night at home, he
went to take the empty pizza boxes to the trash compactor, and the car
would not start!! The battery was dead!!!! Thank God, he
discovered this at 8:00 pm in the evening, rather than at 4:30 am when he
was leaving for the airport the next morning!!!
Aymond came to Dolores Parish
for confirmation. Bishop Aymond encouraged the young people to think
about a vocation to priesthood or religious life. He also thanked
the Franciscan Sisters, Sr. Rose and Sr.
Olivia, for all their hard work. He also thanked Fr.
John and Fr. Paul, and he
praised the Congregation of Holy Cross
for all of our work in the Diocese of Austin over many, many years.
Preparations are all made for the Southern
Province retreat at Holy Name Retreat Center
in Houston, TX. The retreat will begin on Sunday evening, June 16,
with dinner at 6:00 pm. It will end on Friday morning, June 21, with
Mass and breakfast. There will be two sets of conferences, one in
English and the other in Spanish. Fr.
Richard Renshaw, CSC of the English Canadian Province will be
the retreat master. All members of the Congregation are more than
welcome to attend. For more information, you can email John Korcsmar
or phone him at (512) 443-3886.