Ideas for winter fun
Around this time of the semester, burnout, abundant stress and precious little free time is a fact of life at Trinity, but it doesn’t hurt to start thinking about what you’re going to do with all that free time once Thanksgiving break starts or even when final exams end and winter break begins. Here’s a...trinitonian.com
San Fernando Cathedral holds special masses amid conflict in Ukraine
“Right now, I cannot be in Ukraine. I wish to be able to do something more concrete there, but prayer unites us. Prayer helps us to be one mind and one heart,” said Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, of the Archdiocese of San Antonio.
'The Saga' art installation returns months later to illuminate downtown San Antonio
Courtesy Xavier de RichmontMain Plaza's entrancing art installation, "The Saga," is returning after showings were canceled during the summer in response to the spike in COVID-19 cases. French artist Xavier de Richemont's 24-minute historic journey, "San Antonio | The Saga," tells the story of the city's settlement and development. It is usually projected on the 300-year-old San Fernando Cathedral on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays year-round, "rain or shine," as the website promises. The light show took an unprecedented break in July for the first time in its six-year history due to the pandemic.mysanantonio.com
Local families take part in first Catholic mass service since pandemic began
SAN ANTONIO Some churches in San Antonio reopened on Sunday, which marked the first day of mass at Catholic churches since the COVID-19 pandemic began. However, he announced last Monday that churches could now reopen. San Antonio Catholic churches make changes in preparation for reopeningOn Sunday, families attending San Fernando Cathedral could be seen social distancing and wearing masks. The archbishop said he wants parishioners to know they are doing all they can to keep them safe. Those in attendance were asked to wash their hands and materials for services, such as Bibles, were not handed out on site.
Week 10 in Review: Face Masks, but No Fiesta
The week saw positive cases in San Antonio increase from 723 to 992, a 37 percent increase, and deaths from 27 to 38, a 40 percent increase. Starting Monday, people in San Antonio and Bexar County must wear cloth face coverings in public spaces. Calls for housing assistance have jumped from an average of 47 per week before the pandemic to 5,300 last week, said Assistant City Manager Lori Houston. The San Antonio Food Bank continued to experience record demand for assistance from unprecedented numbers of families. San Antonio author Shea Serrano demonstrated the power of one with a social media call to action that raised more than $100,000 for the San Antonio Food Bank.therivardreport.com
Archbishop at Streaming Easter Mass: Roll Away the Stone From Your Own Tomb
Joe Nick Garza no longer attends Mass in San Fernando Cathedral, the historic heartbeat of Catholicism in San Antonio. The clergy have been especially busy during Holy Week, leading up to Easter, the holiest day on the Christian calendar. We must continue to do all that we can.After the Mass, retired mariachi trumpeter Garza seemed galvanized by the archbishops message. We should try to remove the stone, which he was speaking of metaphorically, that keeps us from being productive. But I thought the archbishops homily was just wonderful.Watch the Easter Sunday Mass at San Fernando Cathedral here.therivardreport.com
Bells Mark City-Wide Moment of Silence for Coronavirus Victims
The bells of San Fernando Cathedral rang for one minute at 9:20 Thursday morning as San Antonio observed a moment of silence to memorialize those who have lost their lives to COVID-19 and to honor health care workers. Three of them Councilwoman Adriana Rocha Garcia (D4), Councilman Roberto Trevio (D1), and Councilwoman Jada Andrews-Sullivan (D2) attended the meeting via Skype. In Bexar County, the coronavirus has infected 231 residents and killed nine. When we see first responders and health care workers among those being infected, its important for us to pause and recognize that, Nirenberg said. This is a virus that is indiscriminately infecting people of every demographic and ability and level of health.Senior reporter Iris Dimmick contributed to this article.therivardreport.com
Archdiocese of San Antonio temporarily stops distributing sacramental wine due to coronavirus
Archdiocese of San Antonio temporarily stops distributing sacramental wine due to coronavirusCatholic clergy and faithful exit after Mass at San Fernando Cathedral to participate in a march on Saturday, June 2, 2018. The Archdiocese of San Antonio will temporarily stop distributing sacramental wine due to concerns about the coronavirus. less Catholic clergy and faithful exit after Mass at San Fernando Cathedral to participate in a march on Saturday, June 2, 2018. The Archdiocese of San Antonio will temporarily stop distributing sacramental wine ... more Photo: Billy Calzada, Staff / San Antonio Express-News Photo: Billy Calzada, Staff / San Antonio Express-News Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Archdiocese of San Antonio temporarily stops distributing sacramental wine due to coronavirus 1 / 1 Back to GalleryThe Archdiocese of San Antonio will temporarily stop distributing sacramental wine because of concerns about the coronavirus. More than 120 evacuees from the Diamond Princess cruise ship will leave their quarantine at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland on Tuesday.mysanantonio.com
Musical Bridges Around the World Is All About the Strings for Its Latest Free Concert at San Fernando
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Bexar Co. Sheriff K-9s, mounted patrols blessed by archbishop at San Fernando Cathedral
SAN ANTONIO - Bexar County Sheriff's Office K-9 officers and mounted patrol units were blessed by the archbishop of the Archdiocese of San Antonio at the San Fernando Cathedral in downtown on Friday. It was a "unique and first of its kind blessing of the K-9s," according to a press release from the sheriff's office. READ MORE: Retired military dogs in San Antonio up for adoption"Oftentimes K9 teams are placed in the most dangerous situations while on patrol, be it searching for a suspect or clearing a residence where an unknown threat may exist," the release reads. All the horses in the mounted patrol unit are rescued and named for fallen officers, the sheriff's office said. Sheriff tears up describing K-9 Chucky's sacrifice in highway standoffCopyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.