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In your prayers please remember Genevieve “Jenny” Garza who died on Friday, July 25, 2014.  Mrs. Garza is the mother of Mrs. Sandra Salinas, Family Liveworks instructor at Holy Cross.  Also, she is the mother-in-law of Richard Salinas ’77, and grandmother of Sean Salinas ’03, Kevin Salinas ’08 and Kyle Salinas ’16.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

At Roy Akers Funeral Home

515 N. Main Ave – 78205

5:00 PM         Viewing Begins

7:00 PM         Rosary

Friday, August 1, 2014

At St. Anthony Mary Claret Catholic Church

6150 Roft Rd. – 78253

10:00 AM       Viewing

11:00 AM       Mass of Christian Burial

Interment to follow at

Resurrection Cemetery at Cordi Marian

11624 Culebra Rd. – 78253

(Less than 2 miles from Church)

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COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES – SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

(This may fulfill student’s non-core hours)

Below is this year’s calendar of events for San Juan Capistrano.

If you would like more information or are interested in signing up to work one of the events, please contact Margaret Condel at mconteach@aol.com.


Hi Knights! Hope your summer reading is going well.  Here’s a help to our 8th graders who are working on Crispin, Cross of Lead.  For your research on Feudal System/Castes, you may use our school’s e-version of the World Book.  Here’s how you access it:

Go to Holy Cross homepage (www.holycross-sa.com), hover cursor on Academics, click on Library Resources, click on Library Homepage, click on World Book Online.  Both password and username is: hcosa.

Students or parents, if you have any questions please email me!  Your Holy Cross of San Antonio Librarian, Mrs. Braeuler

Peace,

Karen M. Braeuler

Librarian

210-436-4237

karen.braeuler@holycross-sa.org

In your prayers, please remember Msgr. Dermot Brosnan who died this morning, July 23, 2014.  Msgr. Brosnan served in the Archdiocese of San Antonio since 1957.  He is the founder of the Patrician Movement that he directed for 50 years.  Also since 2009 he has served as a member of the Board of Trustees for Holy Cross Community Services and for Holy Cross of San Antonio.

Friday, July 25, 2014

At St. Patrick Catholic Church

1114 Willow – 78208

4:00 PM                Visitation

7:00 PM                Rosary

Saturday, July 26, 2014

At St. Patrick Catholic Church

10:00 AM             Mass of the Resurrection

Burial will be in Ireland

MSGR. DERMOT BROSNAN

The Patrician Movement, a residential program for men and women addicted to legal and illegal drugs was founded and led by Monsignor Dermot Brosnan.  A young priest from Killarney of County Kerry, he was ordained in June, 1957.  Three months later he arrived in San Antonio, Texas and was assigned to St. Patrick’s parish.  His priestly duties also included “work with the youth of the parish,” a responsibility that led him to founding the Patrician Movement.

In 1957 there were many gangs in San Antonio.  Two of the most notorious were La Loma and Austin Street Gang.  Both were located in St. Patrick’s parish, a low income area whose residents were primarily Hispanic and African-American.  Within two years Msgr. Brosnan was able to facilitate a truce between these two gangs.  Smoking weed, alcohol and sniffing glue had been widely prevalent.  As the abuse increased to include pills and heroin, abusers increased to include areas of upper income.  Very shortly, drug abuse and addiction became a county wide problem.

Counseling, mediation and youth activities rapidly grew a full time ministry. To address this growing need Msgr. Brosnan requested and was granted authorization to devote his time exclusively to working with persons addicted to various substances.  In granting this request, Archbishop Robert E. Lucey gave full support and also encouraged incorporation to facilitate fundraising.  Being a Catholic priest from Ireland and living in St. Patrick’s Parish, it was most appropriate to name his program the Patrician Movement.

In 1970 the Archdiocese closed St. John’s Minor Seminary.  The new Archbishop, Francis J. Furey ceded the buildings and property to the Patrician Movement.  The campus was named La Villita de San Patricio and governing was organized on a village concept. Participants were referred to as clients and served as village leaders. To the daytime program was added a residential male and female program open to all without distinction of income, ethnicity, sexual preference or gender identity.

Msgr. Brosnan’s philosophy of treatment was non-medical and based on addressing the effects of Original sin: darkening of the understanding, weakness of the will and a strong tendency to do evil.  In his clients he saw their potential and not their presenting conditions. There was no specified length to the treatment and it was the client’s right to participate or to leave at any time.

After completing the program it was necessary that clients be able to obtain gainful employment.  Education became a significant component of the curriculum that included GED preparation.  Many followed and enrolled in junior college.  Through a federal grant, some were fully funded to earn a bachelor’s degree at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas.  And more, some continued to earn master’s degrees.  Msgr. Brosnan set the example by earning a master’s degree in Education while serving as the leader of the Patrician Movement.

In recognition of his commitment and service to treatment of addiction, Msgr. Brosnan was appointed to and served for ten years on the Texas Adult Probation Commission.  This board of six judges and three civilians set standards and approved funding for all probation departments of the State of Texas.

Msgr. Brosnan recognized the detrimental effects that drug addiction could have on a person’s education.  Although his clients included all ethnicities, all economic and social strata, most were Hispanics and African Americans.  Further experience uncovered the lack of educational opportunities for minorities.  In addition to being a pioneer and an ambassador for treating drug addiction, for the last 20 plus years he has been a strong advocate for improving educational opportunities for all children, especially for minorities.  Reflecting on his educational background in Ireland he immediately recognized the importance and advantages of school choice, a right that belongs to all parents and students.

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In your prayers please remember Tony Calderon who died on Saturday, July 19, 2014.  Tony is a member of the Class of 1978.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

At Castillo Mission Funeral Home

520 N. General McMullen Dr.  78228

5:00 PM         Visitation begins

7:00 PM         Rosary

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

At San Juan de los Lagos Church

3231 El Paso St.  78207

9:00 AM         Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 AM       Interment at

Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery

11:30 AM       Reception in Cafeteria

Holy Cross of San Antonio

OBITUARY

A Special Message Regarding Volleyball

The Knight Volleyball team is composed of dedicated student-athletes who take pride in their school and are willing to make a maximum effort in the classroom and on the court.

If you are interested in participating in volleyball this year, please download the three documents at the bottom of this message and return them to Coach Ruben Calderon.

If you have any questions, PLEASE EMAIL COACH CALDERON at ruben.calderon@holycross-sa.org or rcalderon_5@yahoo.com.

You may also call Coach at the school (210-433-9395) but please be aware that the best method is email because coaches will be in and out of the office all summer.

Thank you.  Have a blessed week.

CLICK HERE to download the Medical History Form

CLICK HERE to download the Volleyball Spirit Pack Form

CLICK HERE to download the TRYOUT INFORMATION PACKET

A SPECIAL NOTICE REGARDING FOOTBALL:

ALL ATHLETES MUST HAVE THEIR PHYSICAL BY AUGUST 4TH.

The schedule for the 1st week of football practice is below.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL:

There will be a parent meeting at 12:30 p.m. on the Saturday August 9th date to complete mandatory TAPPS forms and discuss program expectations.

Dress for HS will be a grey t-shirt and navy blue shorts (until spirit packets are purchased). Running shoes or black cleats are both needed for first days of practice.

-High School Athletic Director, Mike Harrison

MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL:

MS students will NOT follow a 2-a-day practice format. Students will attend Monday through Friday and follow the MORNING schedule (not afternoon).  On Saturday, students will practice from 8 am to 11 am.

Dress for MS will be a navy or white t-shirt and navy blue shorts (until spirit packets are purchased). Running shoes or black cleats are both needed for first days of practice.

-Middle School Athletic Director, Vince Padilla

ALL SPORTS:

Below is the link to RANK ONE- a system that we are using for all athletic schedules and information. To start, please click on the link below and then select middle or high school followed by “football” and you can view our calendar.

If you enter your email address at the bottom left of the schedule you wish to follow, you will be notified of changes that may occur. Please note the game schedules are also available on top left of practice schedule.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE RANK ONE WEBSITE AND FOOTBALL PRACTICE SCHEDULE!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR REGISTRATION FORM!

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