I just wanted to share with as to where I was the weekend of October 8-9. I was in Corpus Christi, Texas, to celebrate the Wedding Mass of Graciela Canales and William Holloway. Graciela and I were classmates at the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas, in the late 1990s. The wedding took place at the Most Precious Blood of Jesus parish. It was a newer and beautiful Catholic Church, and they have over 2,500 registered parishioners and six Masses on the weekend, and two daily Masses. They have a Pastor, an Associate Pastor, and five Deacons. The Pastor, Fr. Bob Dunn, is a wonderful example of a Catholic priest who is full of the joy of the Gospel. It was a beautiful wedding liturgy that truly conveyed the love of God present and the humble, simplicity of the liturgy. On Sunday, I was blessed and honored to celebrate the 7:30 am Mass at Corpus Christi Cathedral. The Cathedral is a beautiful historical house of worship and its congregation was very friendly. I was thankful to stay at Christ the King parish with Beaumont native Fr. Michael Slovak, S.O.L.T. and the Trinitarian fathers stationed there and I appreciate their wonderful hospitality. It was a blessed weekend to spend in this beautiful city on the shore of the Gulf of Mexico. Please remember Mr. & Mrs. William and Graciela Holloway who now begin their lives as husband and wife and let us pray for our married couples. Let us also pray for the clergy, religious and laity of the Diocese of Corpus Christi.
Rev. David Edwards
Pastor, St. James Catholic Church