Dec 282018
 

Brother Bernard Paul Palmeri, CSC
February 28, 1944 – December 24, 2018

Brother Bernard

Bernard Paul Palmeri was the youngest child of Joseph Palmeri and Blanche Engelhardt Palmeri. He had two older brothers and two older sisters. He was born in New Orleans on February 28, 1944. His father was a fruit salesman in the city of New Orleans. Bernard grew up in Our Lady Star of the Sea parish on St. Roch Avenue where he was baptized and confirmed. When it came time for school, however, he went to John Shaw Elementary School.

He transferred to Holy Cross School in New Orleans in 1957 along with several of his classmates. He was involved in a number of sports at Holy Cross including football and wrestling. He graduated from Holy Cross in May of 1962 and accepted the offer of Brother Donald Hanzel to spend a summer in Watertown, Wisconsin to see if he might want to devote his life to being a Brother of Holy Cross.

He entered the program at Sacred Heart Juniorate in Watertown on June 16, 1962. From there he went to St. Joseph Novitiate in Rolling Prairie, Indiana where he was received as a novice on August 15, 1962. He made his first profession there on August 16, 1963 and then journeyed with the majority of his profession group to Austin, Texas where they began studies at St. Edward’s University and lived at Vincent Hall.

He graduated from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Education and Accounting. He eventually earned a Master’s in Counseling at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas in 1980. He also eventually made his perpetual profession of vows on August 10, 1973 at St. Edward’s University in Austin.

He also began a successful career as a teacher, coach and school counselor. He spent time at St. Anthony High School in Long Beach, California; at Holy Cross High School in San Antonio, Texas; at Archbishop Curley High School in Miami, Florida; and at St. Francis High School in Mountain View, California. He coached football, wrestling, track and soccer. He served as a full-time mental health counselor at St. Peter/St. Joseph Children’s Home in San Antonio.

He entered full-time work for the Province for a number of years, serving as a Candidate Director, a Formation Director, and a member of the Provincial Council. From 1985 through 1992 he served as the South-West Province Promoter of Vocations.

In 1992, he accepted the call to help form a new religious residence in Beaumont, Texas, along with three other Brothers. Brother Bernard began work for Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Beaumont as an Individual, Marriage and Family Counselor. Part of his work entailed working with the six elementary schools and one high school in the Diocese. In 2000, he moved to full-time work with the schools. In 2009 his physical health began to deteriorate rapidly and he moved to the Brother Vincent Pieau Residence in Austin.

After a fall and a slight heart attack on December 20 he was taken to the hospital. In the fall he sustained a fracture in his lower back. He and his doctors determined that the operation to repair the damage was very risky especially due to his heart condition. Together they decided he would enter hospice care and return to the Brother Vincent Pieau Residence. He returned on December 24, 2018 (Christmas Eve) and passed away that afternoon at home where he wanted to die.

Services for Brother Bernard, CSC will be held at the chapel of the Brother Vincent Pieau Residence, Austin, Texas.

The Memorial Service will be held on January 4, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on January 5, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. followed by interment at Assumption Cemetery.

MS and HS Athletic Banquets

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May 022018
 

Athletic banquets are next week. Here are some details:

MS Banquet will take place on Tuesday, May 8th
HS Banquet is Wednesday, May 9th
Both begin at 6:00pm

Parents can purchase their tickets in the business office any day till 4:00pm.
Athletes MUST pick up their free ticket after school from 4:30pm – 6:30pm outside the weight room on Wednesday, May 2nd or Thursday, May 3rd.

Apr 112018
 

Holy Cross fiesta medals are now on sale at the school front office, or Contact Mrs. Sophia Urias @ 210-364-7957 to purchase one. You can also find her table set up in the breezeway after school on most days.

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Buy yours before they’re all gone!

Oct 192017
 

Congratulations to the Robotics Team for earning a bid to State! The team placed 5th overall and earned the Most Robust Robot Award. Texas BEST will be held in Frisco, Texas December 6th – 8th. This is the second consecutive year that the team will compete in State, great job Robotics Team!

Competition

Oct 122017
 

BEREAVEMENT OF LINA ROCHA

In your prayers please remember Lina Rocha who died on Friday, October 6, 2013.  Lina Rocha is the wife of Samuel Rocha Class of 1969.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

At Porter Loring North Chapel

2101 North Loop 1604 East San Antonio, TX  78232

5:00 PM Visitation begins 7:00 PM Rosary

 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

At St. Monica’s Catholic Church

501 North Street Converse, TX  78109

11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial

 

http://porterloring.tributes.com/obituary/show/Lina-E.-Rocha-105310540

Aug 302017
 

In your prayers please remember Felix Martinez who died on Monday, August 28, 2017.  Felix is a member of the Class of 1969.

On Monday, September 4, 2017

At Hillcrest Funeral Home, 1281 Bandera Rd.

2:00 PM – Visitation begins

7:00 PM – Rosary

 

On Tuesday, September 5, 2017

At St. Luke Catholic Church

4603 Manitou at Callaghan Rd.

10:00 AM – Mass of Christian Burial – Interment to follow at San Fernando Cemetery #2