September 2003

Congregation of Holy Cross 

Southern Province

 

Vol. 14, No. 8

All the news that's fit to print, and then some that's not worth the effort.

The Provincial Council celebrated Labor Day by having a council meeting all day.  Some of the appointments that were made included:

We hope to appoint one person who will be the overall director of vocations during this coming year, as the Chapter had mandated.

There will be other appointments as time goes on.

The Franciscan Sisters at Dolores parish have moved into their new convent.  They have built a new home for the sisters who work in the Austin area and for their formation programs.  Bishop John McCarthy was there for the blessing.  Also Sister Anthony, the Superior General of the Franciscan Sisters Daughters of Mercy, the vicar general for the sisters (both from Spain), Sr. Pauline Aguirre, general secretary also from Spain, and other sisters from Peru, Bolivia, and Mexico were also there.  A marvelous time was had by all.

The house that the Sisters were living in was the rectory for Holy Family Parish in South Austin.  Fr. Edwin Bauer was the pastor of this parish that served African Americans in South Austin.  The parish was closed and the church and rectory were moved to Montopolis.  When Fr. Charles Delaney prepared the building for the Sisters as a convent in 1953, Bishop Reicher scolded him for having such a poor building as a home for Sisters.  Fifty years later we got them a new house.

On Saturday, September 13, the Dolores Parish community gathered for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of their parish.  Fr. Carlos Delaney was there, and many, many people who know him ever since his time at Dolores came for the occasion.  Bishop John McCarthy came; he concelebrated and said a few words at the Mass.  Father Delaney shared some of the history of the parish and told a few stories of years gone by.  It was a very happy and special occasion.

On Sunday, September 14th, the women of Holy Cross hosted a party at St. Ignatius.  Many of the priests, brothers, and sisters in the area came.  Sr. Ann Monica made plenty of her egg rolls.  Rumor has it that many people came just for the egg rolls.  The sisters also had a catered meal of lasagna brought in.  A good time was had by all.

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