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Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS

Each one of the 53 migrants who lost their lives on June 27, 2022 in a trailer in San Antonio was a son or daughter of God, full of dignity and hope. They were human beings with names, faces and dreams, whose fate was tragically sealed on a journey marked by danger and suffering. Their loss represents a deep wound in our community and reminds us of the urgency to confront the root causes of migration and to respond with compassion and solidarity. It is crucial that we come together as a community and as human beings to find solutions and work together to protect the rights and dignity of all migrants. Migration is a phenomenon that affects vulnerable people seeking safety and opportunity, and it is our responsibility as a society to respond to their suffering with love, compassion and understanding. As a community of faith, let us raise our voices, and call for justice and solidarity, so that tragedies like this never happen again. In this way, too, I call on all the faithful and our community in general to open their hearts and arms to those who seek refuge and protection. May the mercy and love of God guide us in our ways of treating our brother and sister migrants; and inspire us to build a world where justice, peace and dignity for all, prevail. We commend the deceased migrants to God and ask comfort and strength for their loved ones. May His memory prompt us to act with compassion and generosity at all times.

A Friendly Reminder for Pastors and Pastoral Staff 

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The Department of Pastoral Ministries would like to thank pastors and pastoral staff for their continued commitment to serving the local church. Our team is here to support you and will be praying for you, your parishes, and your ministries! Moving deaneries? Connect with your parish life liaison here. If you have general questions, contact the DPM at 210-734-1952 or pastoralministries@archsa.org. For specific inquiries, find contacts per ministerial need on our website.

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Photo of the Week

Auxiliary Bishop Michael Boulette greets attendees following the opening Mass for the Catholic Seniors Conference at St. Luke’s Church on June 23. The gathering, organized by the Pilgrim Center of Hope beginning in 2014, continues to shed light on the Church’s high regard for seniors, educating them about their unique dignity as sons and daughters of God, encouraging them to know and love God, and inspiring them to use their gifts for the transformation of family and society. It was a day of prayer, learning, fellowship, and laughter.

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