Mar 072014

By Bro. Stanley

In your prayers please remember Fernando C. Garza who died on March 4, 2014. Fernando is a member of the Class of 1982. He is the brother of Humberto E. Garza ’87 and Javier C. Garza ’92.

Monday, March 10, 2014

At Funeraria Del Angel Trevino Funeral Home

226 Cupples Road, 78237

4:00 PM Visitation Begins

7:00 PM Rosary

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

1:30 PM Procession departs

2:00 PM Mass of the Resurrection

St. Dominic Catholic Church

5918 Ingram Road, 78228


Feb 222014

By Bro. Stanley

In your prayers please remember Maria Cedillo who died on Friday, February 21, 2014. Maria Cedillo is the mother of Rodolfo Cedillo ‘70, Ricardo Cedillo ‘71, Angel Cedillo ‘80 and Eduardo Cedillo ‘84. She is also the grandmother of Carlos Cedillo ’02, Miguel Cedillo ’05,  Angel Cedillo ’07, Daniel Cedillo ’08, Valeria Cedillo ’12, Marisela Cedillo ’12, Carolina Bilano ’14 and Eduardo Cedillo ’17. 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

At Porter Loring Mortuary

1101 McCullough Ave. 78212

5:00 PM Visitation

7:00 PM Rosary

Thursday, February 27, 2014

At Porter Loring Mortuary

9:30 AM Procession Departs

10:00 AM At San Fernando Cathedral

Mass of the Resurrection

Interment to follow at

San Fernando Cemetery No. 3


Jan 142014

Dear Friends,

On behalf of Holy Cross of San Antonio, we hope you enjoy the fourth issue of the Holy Cross Annual Report 2012-2013.


Thank you for your ongoing support of our mission.


Holy Cross of San Antonio

(c) COPYRIGHT 2014

Holy Cross Community Services of Texas

DBA, Holy Cross of San Antonio

DBA, Holy Cross Family Medical Center

Jan 082014

On Jan. 8, Councilman Cris Medina of District 7, visited with the Student Knight Ambassadors as part of the Holy Cross President’s Speaker Series. Councilman Medina addressed the topic of “Leadership & Civic Involvement at the Local Level of Government.”

Councilman Medina encouraged the students to continue their education upon graduation from Holy Cross. He shared with them his own life experiences which shaped his path toward public service.

“It takes hard work, dedication and sacrifice,” said Councilman Medina. “It’s all worth it when you know you’re making a difference in the community.”

“I know you will fulfill your potential,” said Councilman Medina. “I look forward to seeing great things come from all of you.”

Dec 062013

Ambassador Cassidy, Ambassador Ashley, Mrs. Jackie Medina, Councilman Cris Medina, & Plácido D. Garcia, 8th Grader

Councilman Cris Medina of District 7 held his annual Leadership in Excellence Holiday Banquet on Dec. 5 at St. Luke’s Parish Hall. Ambassador Cassidy Sanchez, Sophomore, Ambassador Ashley Mendoza, Senior, and Plácido D. García, Eighth Grader, joined Councilman Medina at the event. Commissioner Paul Elizondo of Precinct 2 was honored for his leadership in Bexar County. Commissioner Elizondo has been a strong supporter of Holy Cross over the years.

Ambassador Ashley Mednoza shown with Commissioner Paul Elizondo

Nov 012013

By Bro. Stanley

One of the most storied rivalries in San Antonio will be taking a two years break in 2014 and 2015.  The annual rivalry between Holy Cross and Central Catholic, dubbed the Holy Bowl, will not be played for the next two seasons.  Based on enrollment, Holy Cross and Central Catholic are members of different districts and alignments. Holy Cross will be in an eight team district. For the past two seasons the Holy Bowl has been played on week zero, the season opening game for both teams. After much discussion involving the coaches, athletic directors and school administrators, a date agreement could not be reached. Holy Cross sought a continuation of the week zero contest. Central Catholic sought later dates that conflict with the Gala, the major fundraising event for Holy Cross, or with its district schedule.

While Central leads the overall series 35 to 11, Holy Cross has won 6 of the last 10 contests-including the last 3 in a row.  Since football games are scheduled on a two year cycle, Holy Cross loyalists anxiously look forward to resuming the Holy Bowl rivalry in 2016.

Sep 172013

By Bro. Stanley

In your prayers please remember Robert Galvan, Class of 1967 who died on September 14, 2013.  Robert Galvan is the brother of Gerard Galvan, Class of 1968.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

At Angelus Funeral Home

1119 St. Mary’s St.

5:00 PM       Visitation begins

7:00 PM      Rosary

Thursday, September 19, 2013

At Sacred Heart Church

2114 W. Houston St.

10:00 AM     Mass of Christian Burial

Interment to follow at

San Fernando Cemetery #2

Jun 062013

By Bro. Stanley

In your prayers please remember Jacob Pais who died on Monday, June 3, 2013. Jacob is a member of the Class of 1974.

Monday, June 10, 2013
Mission Park South Funeral Chapel
1799 S. E. Military Drive 78214

6:00 PM Visitation
7:00 PM Rosary

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

11:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial
Holy Name Catholic Church
3814 Nash Blvd., 78223

1:15 PM Burial at Ft. Sam Houston
National Cemetery

May 022013

WHO: ALL MEDIA INVITED. The Gates Millennium Scholarship has selected Holy Cross of San Antonio’s senior, Bianca Rosas, making her the third recipient in the school’s history. The Office of Congressman Joaquin Castro has issued a congratulatory letter which will be presented at the official announcement & ceremony. Additionally, Texas Representative Justin Rodriguez has passed a resolution in the scholar’s name and an official announcement will be made.

WHAT: Holy Cross of San Antonio’s senior, Bianca Rosas, is named the Gates Millennium Scholar 2013. Out of 54,000 applicants, she is one of 1,000 talented students nationwide selected for this distinguished and highly competitive scholarship which will cover her Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees. Ms. Rosas will be attending St. Edward’s University in Austin and pursuing her degrees in public health.

WHEN: 9 a.m., Mon., May 6

WHERE: Holy Cross’ Convocation Center, 426 N. San Felipe St., San Antonio, TX 78228

WHY: The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. The GMS provides scholars with personal and professional development through leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college career.

Bianca Rosas Bio:

  • Second out of 66 seniors, Class of 2013
  • Scheduled to graduate from Holy Cross of San Antonio on May 22, 2013
  • Member of the Holy Cross Student Knight Ambassador 2012-2013
  • Member of the National Honor Society
  • Serves as Altar Server Director at Parish and School
  • Involved with the Uganda U-Knight Project, a hunger relief effort for Uganda orphaned children
  • Served as Teen Director for Teen ACTS
  • Daughter of Mr. Andrew and Mrs. Carmen Rosas

Holy Cross of San Antonio is an independent Catholic co-educational middle and high school. The Brothers of Holy Cross founded the school in 1957 steeped in tradition and education. Holy Cross serves as the only co-educational college preparatory school centrally located in San Antonio’s Westside. Based on the principles of the Brothers of Holy Cross, the school’s educational mission helps break the cycle of poverty and opens doors to higher education. For more information, visit or call 210.433.9395.

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Jan 202013

By Bro. Stanley

In your prayers please remember Thomas Torres, Class of 1965. Thomas died on January 13, 2013.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
At Castillo Mission Funeral Home

1:00 – 9:00 PM Visitation
7:00 PM Rosary

Thursday, January 24, 2013
At the National Shrine of the Little Flower
1715 N. Zarzamora – 78201

10:15 AM Mass of Christian Burial
Interment to follow
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery