Aug 252014

Saturday, September 20th

5:00 p.m. VIP Reception (By invitation only)

6:00 p.m. General Reception & Silent Auction

7:00 p.m. Dinner & Program

8:00 p.m. Live Auction

9:00 p.m. to midnight Dance

JW Marriott Hill Country Resort & Spa, 23808 Resort Parkway

Dear Holy Cross Knights,

With 80% of our Holy Cross Families relying on tuition assistance, the funds raised through the Gala go directly toward financial aid. Please join us and support student success at Holy Cross!

The Scanlan Foundation will match up to $70,000 dollar per dollar raised through tuition assistance for the Holy Cross FUND-A-KNIGHT Program. So, please support our efforts by passing the word along to your classmates about this great opportunity to give back to the students at your alma mater.

  • Attached is the Sponsor Form. For your convenience, you can also register online: 2014 GALA REGISTER ONLINE Feel free to call Ms. Eguia-Garcia, VP of Advancement & Public Relations at (210) 433-4502, E-mail: or Ms. Martinez, Gala Registration Coordinator at (210) 433-9395, ext. 259 or E-mail:
  • The Auction block has some exciting new items this year. Keep an eye on the HC Blog & Social Media (i.e. HC Facebook, Twitter) for more information coming soon. Also, attached is the Auction Donation Form. If you’re able and willing to donate any auction items, please contact, Gala Auction Coordinator.
  • The JW Marriott Hill Country Resort & Spa has created some great incentives for our Holy Cross group: Gala 2014 – Hotel Special Guest Incentives. For your convenience, you can also book a room at a special discounted rate: HC GROUP RATE ROOM RESERVATIONS Special rate rooms are limited. Reservations must be made using this link.

If you have already made your Gala reservations, thank you for your spirit of generosity. See you on September 20th.


(210) 433-4502

Issued on 8/18/2014

Aug 222014


Dear Holy Cross Parents,

Again, thank you for choosing Holy Cross of San Antonio.  Our new school year is off to a very fine start. The students are happy.  Seeing them greeting and embracing one another is very encouraging. They really care for one another.  To our returning parents, welcome back.  And to our new parents, welcome to our Holy Cross Family.

We remind you that our Third Annual President’s Blue and Gold Gala is nearly upon us.  It will be on Saturday, September 20, 2014.  The proceeds from the Gala go to financial assistance.  With these proceeds we are able to assist families who want their children to receive a Holy Cross education.  Paying tuition is difficult for many families but we want them to have the opportunity to be members of our Holy Cross Family.

We would like to see our current parents in attendance at the Gala.  This is an opportunity to get involved and to meet alumni and alumni parents.  Hopefully each class could have a table or join with another class to share a table.  Please check with your class representative.

For more information please click on the link below.

In Holy Cross,

Br. Stanley Culotta, C.S.C., M.D.

(210) 434-3801 Office (210) 438-1068 Fax


Aug 212014


Hanna Botello, Class of 2019 and Jay Nava, Class of 2017

Hanna Botello, Jay Nava, and Holy Cross Alumnus, Cory Benavides, who is Jay's Rock Band Instructor.

Holy Cross’ Hanna Botello, Class of 2019 and Jay Nava, Class of 2017 performed this past weekend on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at a music recital held at St. Mary’s University in conjunction with the A-Sharp School of Music.

Miss. Botello exhibited her vocal talents through song, while Mr. Nava preformed in rock band and classical piano.

Congratulations  Hanna and Jay!!! Keep up the great work!

Aug 212014

Good Afternoon Holy Cross Families,

The 3rd Annual President’s Blue and Gold Gala  is right around the corner! We are excited to see it all come together. In order for this event to be successful, we are in need of volunteers to help prior to and at the event. This event enables us to raise money to help with tuition assistance funds for our families in need.  Each year, Holy Cross has grown it’s financial aid to our families because of generous Gala donors and sponsors.  The Gala will be held on Saturday, September 20th at the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort & Spa, 23808 Resort Parkway, San Antonio, Texas 78261.

If you are able to help in preparation for and/or at the event, we ask that you come to our Volunteer Orientation on Wednesday, September 3rd from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm in the Business Building Chapel located in front of Brother Stanley’s office.  Thank you for your continued support.


Thank You,

Rosalinda Ortiz

Administrative Assistant

Office of Advancement & Public Relations

Issued on 8/21/2014

Aug 212014

In your prayers please remember Bro. Joseph Esparza, CSC who died today, August 19, 2014. He has been a member of the Brothers of Holy Cross since 1975.  He is a member of the Class of 1970. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mrs. Nora Esparza who served as secretary of Holy Cross of San Antonio for many years. His three brothers are Dr. Ray Esparza, ’71, Dr. Robert Esparza, ‘72 and Michael Esparza, ’79.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

At Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home

2620 South Congress Ave.

Austin, TX  78704 – (512)442-1446

6:30 PM         Visitation

7:00 PM         Wake Service and Rosary

Monday, August 25, 2014

At St. Ignatius Catholic Church

126 Oltorf St.

Austin, TX  78704

10:00 AM       Mass of Christian Burial

Interment to follow

Assumption Cemetery

Austin, TX