Rev. Carlos Zuñiga- BLOG

  • 5th Sunday of Easter

    Friends, We celebrate the 5th Sunday of Easter. Dr. Scott Hahn shares that: "By His death, Resurrection and Ascension, Jesus has gone ahead to prepare a place for us in His Father’s house. His Father’s house is no longer a temple made by human hands. It is the spiritual house of the Church, built on the living stone of Christ’s body. As Peter interprets the Scriptures in today’s Epistle, Jesus is the “stone” destined to be rejected by men but made the precious cornerstone of God’s dwelling on earth (see Psalm 118:22; Isaiah 8:14; 28:16). Each of us is called to be a living stone in God’s building (see 1 Corinthians 3:9,16). In this edifice of the Spirit, we are to be “holy priests” offering up “spiritual sacrifices” - all our prayer, work and intentions - to God. This is our lofty calling as Christians. This is why Christ led us out of the darkness of sin and death as Moses led the Israelites from bondage in Egypt. God’s covenant with Israel made them a royal and priestly people who were to announce His praises (see Exodus 19:6). By our faith in Christ’s new covenant, we have been made heirs of this chosen race, called to glorify the Father in the temple of our bodies (see 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; Romans 12:1). In today’s First Reading, we see the spiritual house of the Church being built up, as the Apostles consecrate seven deacons so they can devote themselves more fully to the “ministry of the Word.” The Lord’s Word is upright and all His works trustworthy, we sing in today’s Psalm. So we can trust Jesus when He tells us never to be troubled, but to believe that His Word and works come from the Father. His Word continues its work in the world through the Church. We see its beginnings today in Jerusalem. It is destined to spread with influence and power (see Acts 19:20), and to become the imperishable seed by which every heart is born anew (see 1 Peter 1:23)." See you at Holy Mass, Fr. Carlos
  • Holy Week Schedule- April 2014


    Friends,

    St. Pius X- Weslaco, Tx HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

    Tues. April 15 CHRISM MASS at Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle Shrine at 6:30 pm. Institution of the Eucharist, Priesthood and blessing of Holy Oils by Bishop Daniel Flores.

    Thurs. April 17 HOLY THURSDAY, Blessing of Holy Bread, Washing of the Feet and Adoration. Mass at 7:30 pm. Join us for dinner at 6:00 pm at the Conference Center.

    Friday. April 18, GOOD FRIDAY. Way of the Cross (Via Dolorosa) at 2 pm meet at Bobby Lackey Stadium. We will process to St. Pius X.

    Veneration of the Cross, Passion Drama at 7:00 pm

    Sat. April 19, EASTER VIGIL at 8:15 pm

    Sun. April. 20, EASTER SUNDAY Masses are at 9:15 am, 11 am, 12:45 pm

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About Rev. Carlos Zuñiga, Pastor

The Rev. Carlos Zuniga is a native of McAllen, Tx. He was born in San Juan, Tx and has been ordained a Catholic priest for 15 years. He graduated from McAllen High School (Class of 1983). Obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Latin American Studies from the Pontifical College Josephinum, Columbus, OH (Class of 1992). He completed his priesthood studies in 1998  from St. Thomas School of Theology at St. Mary's Seminary, Houston, Tx. He is currently a Master's Degree student at Felician College, Lodi, NJ where he is to obtain his MA in Religious Education.

Fr. Carlos was assigned in 1998 to Immaculate Conception, Rio Grande City and Holy Family, La Grulla. In 1999 He was assigned to St. Francis Xavier, La Feria. In 2002 Bishop Raymundo asked him to be the founding Pastor of San Juan Diego Cuahtlatoatzin in McAllen, Tx. He was there for 9 years.