Birthday Reception for Mrs. Joan Pearsall August 12th

Photo of Joan Pearsall courtesy of

There will be cake & refreshments in the Bishops Hall after the 3:30 pm Mass this Sunday, August 12th. Please help us celebrate Mrs. Joan Pearsall’s 96th birthday (her actual date of birth is August 8).

Last year, we asked Joan to write the history of How the Latin Mass started in the Austin Diocese. Here is the result, which includes her conversion story: Joan Pearsall’s History of SJLMS.

Joan was interviewed few years ago for a Catholic podcast. Here is a link to the podcast: “1940s WWII British Girl –– The Blitz on London, Swing Dancing and the New World”.


August Mass Schedule

• Friday, August 3, 9:30 am — *Ordinary Form Mass — First Friday of the Month  Mass followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.
• Sunday, August 5, 3:30 pm — *Ordinary Form Mass — Eleventh
Sunday after Pentecost.
• Sunday, August 12, 3:30 pm — High Mass — Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost. Reception in Bishops Hall after Mass. All are welcome.
• Wednesday, August 15, 7:00 pm — High Mass — The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
• Sunday, August 19, 3:30 pm — High Mass — Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost. Blessing of religious items after Mass.  
• Sunday, August 26, 3:30 pm — High Mass — Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost.
*Please note: This is temporary, due to vacation schedule & our newly assigned priest is still learning the EF.


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High Masses Resume on July 22

Join us this Sunday, July 22, as High Masses resume at the usual 3:30 p.m. Mass time. Propers for the Ninth Sunday After Pentecost can be found on page 348 in the Saint Edmund Campion Missal & Hymnal located in the pews.


July Mass Schedule

Sunday, July 1, 3:30 pm — Low Mass — Most Precious Blood.

Friday, July 6, 9:30 am — Low Mass — First Friday of the Month  Mass followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.

Sunday, July 8, 3:30 pm — Low Mass — Seventh Sunday after Pentecost. SJLMS Meeting after Mass in the school library.

Saturday, July 14, 12:00 Noon –– Low Mass –– Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

Sunday, July 15, 3:30 pm — Low Mass — Eighth Sunday after PentecostBlessing of religious items after Mass.

Sunday, July 22, 3:30 pm — High Mass — Ninth Sunday after Pentecost.

Sunday, July 29, 3:30 pm — High Mass — Tenth Sunday after Pentecost.

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*Please join us at 3:00 p.m. on Sundays as we pray the Rosary before Mass.







Summer Low Masses

While the choir is on hiatus for the Summer, there will be a Low Mass for the following Sundays at 3:30 p.m. (our usual Mass time):

  • July 1
  • July 8
  • July 15

Rubrics for Low Mass
STAND: When the priest enters sanctuary.
KNEEL: Prayers at the foot of the altar.
SIT: Epistle, Gradual, Alleluia / Tract.
STAND: Gospel.
SIT: Announcements and sermon.
STAND: Credo, genuflect at “Et incarnatus est …”
SIT: After the Oremus before the Offertory antiphon (bells are rung once).
KNEEL: Sanctus (bells are rung three times).
SIT: After Communion as priest begins ablutions (purification of chalice).
KNEEL: Last Blessing, make the Sign of the Cross as the priest blesses the congregation.
STAND: Last Gospel, genuflect at “Et verbum caro factum est …”
KNEEL: For prayers after Mass.
STAND: Until priest exits the sanctuary.



New Assignment for Fr. Hai Nguyen

Dear Saint Mary Parishioners,
Bishop Joe Vasquez has assigned me to be a parochial vicar at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Austin, effective July 6, 2018. The bishop wants all the newly ordained priests to have experiences at different parishes. This announcement was made at all Masses two weekends ago, but perhaps you might have not been at our parish that weekend.I am thankful to Fr. Tim, Fr. Jay, Deacon Vince, Deacon Guadalupe, our staff, and to our wonderful parishioners for the opportunities to serve and to learn to be a better priest.I am grateful to be a priest for many reasons, but, more  importantly, for being an instrument of God’s merciful love by bringing people to God and God to people; in hearing and sharing stories of miracles in people’s lives, and being included in important moments in your lives.I will miss you.  Please pray for me as I do for you.

God bless,
Fr. Hai