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Mar 112019

In your prayers please remember Joe Sauceda who died on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Joe is a
member of the Class of 1976.

On Friday, March 15,2019
At Castillo Mission Funeral Home
520 N. Gen. McMullen Dr. 78228
3:00 PM Visitation Begins
7:00 PM Rosary


Mar 072019

In your prayers please remember Leonar “Nora” Arambula who died on February 7, 2019.  She is the mother of Michael Arambula Class of 1971.


On Friday, March 8, 2019

At Funeraria del Angel Roy Akers

515 N. Main – 78205

5:00 PM        Visitation

7:00 PM        Rosary


On Saturday, March 9, 2019

At St. Joseph Church

535 New Laredo Hwy – 78211

12:00 PM     Mass of Christian Burial

Interment to follow

Mission Park South Cemetery

1700 SE Military Dr.  78214


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Mar 072019


In your prayers please remember Arthur S. Sanchez who died on Wednesday, February 27, 2019.  He is the father of Ernest Sanchez Class of 1973 and Steve Sanchez Class of 1976.  Also he is the husband of Elida Sanchez who worked at Holy Cross of San Antonio and at Holy Cross Family Medical Center.


On Monday March 11, 2019

At Funeraria Del Angel Trevino Funeral Home

226 Cupples Rd. – 78237

5:00 PM        Visitation Begins

7:00 PM        Rosary



On Tuesday, March 12, 2019

At Our Lady of Good Counsel

1204 Castroville Rd. – 78237

11:00 AM     Mass of Christian Burial

Interment to follow

At San Fernando #3 Mausoleum

1735 Cupples Road – 78226



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Mar 042019

In your prayers please remember Mary Collazo who died on Friday, February 1, 2019.    She is the mother of Robert Collazo Class of 1970, Frank Collazo Class of 1972, William Collazo Class of 1973 and Eddie Collazo Class of 1976.  She is the grandmother of Frank Collazo Class of 1976 and Matthew Collazo Class of 1970; Aunt of Jerry Collazo Class of 1976 and Charlie Collazo Class of 1978; and great aunt of Chris Collazo Class of2003 and Andrew Collazo Class of 2009.


On Tuesday, March 5, 2019

At Ortiz Mortuary

3114 Culebra Road –  78228

5:00 PM     Visitation Begins

7:00 PM     Rosary


On Wednesday, March 6, 2019

At Holy Family Catholic Church

152 Florencia – 78228

10:00 AM         Mass of Christian Burial

Interment to  follow  at

San Fernando #2


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Mar 042019

In your prayers please remember Henry Almaraz, Sr. who died on Tuesday, February  26, 2019.  He is the father of Henry Almaraz, Jr. Class of 1970 and Roland Almaraz Class of 1971.


On Wednesday, March 6, 2019

At Porter Loring McCullough

4:00 to 9:00  PM – Visitation


On Thursday, March 7, 2019

At St. Anthony De Padua Church

102 Lorenz – 78209

10:30 AM        Rosary

11:00 AM        Mass of Christian Burial

Interment to follow

At Mission Park Burial Cemetery

20900 IH-10 West – 78257


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Feb 072019

 In your prayers please remember Matias “Matt” Muniz who died on Wednesday, January 23, 2019.  He is the father of Matt D. Muniz Class of 1974 and Rene X. Muniz Class of 1975.

On Thursday, February 7, 2019

At St. Dominic Catholic Church

5919 Ingram Road – 78228

8:00 AM      Visitation Begins

9:00 AM      Rosary

9:30 AM      Mass of Christian Burial

11:30 AM    Interment at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery

Matias “Matt” Muniz

March 23, 1929 – January 23, 2019
“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
– Psalm 73:26

Matias “Matt” N. Muniz was born March 23,1929 went into the loving arms of the lord on January 23,2019 at the blessed age of 89.
He was born in San Antonio, Texas, on March 23, 1929. He is proceeded in death by his loving wife Teresa “Teddy” Muniz & daughter Celeste “Marie” Muniz, parents Matt and Carmen Muniz & numerous siblings. He is survived by his sons, Matt D. Muniz, & Rene X. Muniz (Gloria), grandchildren Rochelle, Matt Jr., Ava Lynn, Rene Jr., Breana Celeste & Kyle Andrew as well as 4 great grandchildren, & numerous other family members and friends. Matt was a loving devoted husband, who was also a loving and caring father. He will be dearly missed and never forgotten. Visitation will begin Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 8:00 am at St. Dominic Catholic Church with a rosary to be recited at 9:00 and a mass at 9:30 am. The motorcade will depart at 11 am with burial to follow at 11:30 am, at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and may be mailed directly to their office address of 10223 McAllister Freeway, Suite 100, San Antonio, Tx 78216. You may include a note stating “In Memory of Matias “Matt” Muniz. Services are under the direction of Castillo Mission Funeral Home.

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Jan 082019

In your prayers please remember Antonio Luis Garza who died on Saturday, January 5, 2019.  Tony, as he was popularly called, is a member of the Class of 1962.


On Thursday, January 10, 2019

At The Angelus Chapel

1119 N. St. Mary’s  –  78215

5:00 PM           Visitation Begins

7:00 PM           Rosary


On Friday, January 11, 2019

At Holy Spirit Catholic Church

758 West Ramsey Ave.  –  78216

10:00 AM        Funeral Mass

Interment to follow at

Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery

17501 Nacogdoches –  78266

Antonio Luis (Tony) Garza

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Jan 062019
We are sad to  announce that Antonio Luis (Tony) Garza died on  Saturday, January  5, 2019.  He is a member of the Class  of 1962.  Tony had been in Methodist Stone Oak Hospital since December 3, 2018.
Funeral arrangements are  pending and we will  bring them to you  as soon as we know them.
Please keep  Tony, his family and friends in  your prayers.
In Holy Cross,Bro. Stanley, CSC

Please keep in your prayers

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Dec 292018

In your prayers please remember Celina Gomez who had bypass surgery on Friday,December 28,2018. She is the spouse of Robert Gomez Class of 1972.

Also, please continue your prayers for Antonio Luis Garza Class of 1962. He has been in Stone Oak Methodist Hospital for the past two weeks.




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.