EVENTS & SCHEDULES
September 26, 2020
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Greetings in Our Lord Jesus Christ! With temperatures these days soaring above 100 degrees, it is hard to believe that fall is just around the corner. And yet, that is the case, as October will be here before we know it!
With October, in addition to the major Carmelite feasts of St. Thérèse and St. Teresa, our minds turn to our annual parish Rose Festival. This Rose Festival is the major fundraiser for the parish each year, so it is important to the financial sustainability of our ministries. Because of the pandemic situation in which we find ourselves, however, it has been determined necessary to cancel the Rose Festival for this year. In order to compensate for the gap that this cancellation will leave in our budget, our dedicated Rose Festival committee has been preparing a special raffle. If successful, this raffle can equal the fundraising goal that we aim for each year with the Rose Festival.
However, the raffle cannot reach its goal without your help. Therefore, I humbly ask for your support in making the raffle a success and thus helping to support our many parish ministries here at the Basilica.
May God's blessing be with you and all your families. Thank you for your faithful support of our parish ministries. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and St. Thérèse, pray for us
Fraternally in Christ,
Fr. Gregory Ross, OCD Pastor
Guidelines for Reopening Mass to the Public – May 12, 2020
Guidelines for Reopening Mass to the Public - Appendix I – May 12, 2020
Guidelines for Reopening Mass to the Public - Appendix II – May 12, 2020
VIDEO: Archbishop Gustavo Extends COVID-19 Decree to May 18, 2020
Updated Decree by Archbishop Gustavo – March 31, 2020 (English)
Updated Decree by Archbishop Gustavo – March 31, 2020 (Spanish)
STAY HOME, WORK SAFE – March 24, 2020
Updated Decree by Archbishop Gustavo – March 20, 2020
(Video) Message from the Archbishop of San Antonio - March 14, 2020
ARCHBISHOP GUSTAVO - Decree in response to COVID-19 - MARCH 13, 2020
Archdiocese of San Antonio Recommended Precautions Regarding Coronavirus - March 3, 2020
Archdiocese of San Antonio
City of San Antonio - Metropolitan Health District - COVID-19 Outbreak
Dallas County – Stay Home Order
Bishop Burns – Decree – March 14, 2020
(Video) Statement from Bishop Burns COVID-19
Dallas - Bishop Burns' Statement - March 13, 2020 (PDF)
Diocese of Dallas Coronavirus and Flu Precautions
Catholic Diocese of Dallas
Dallas County Health and Human Services
Video: Message from Archbishop Coakley Regarding Celebration of Mass in the Archdiocese of Oklahoma
Video: Important Message from Archbishop Coakley - Mar. 17, 2020
Archbishop Coakley - Public Message regarding Coronavirus - March 13, 2020 (PDF)
Archdiocese of Oklahoma City
Oklahoma State Department of Health - Coronavirus
Online Resources from the Province
PREVIOUS EVENT & SCHEDULE CHANGES CANCELLATIONS
Fr. Luis Gerardo Belmonte-Luna, O.C.D., Rector and Pastor of the Little Flower Basilica in San Antonio, Texas, has the following message regarding reopening of Masses to the public:
Archbishop Gustavo has decreed that, beginning May 19, the Eucharist may be celebrated with the participation of the people, following the guidelines for distancing, seating capacity and sanitary measures.
Due to the celebration of the Provincial Chapter (May 25 to June 5), the Carmelite Fathers who serve in this Basilica will reopen the Basilica for the Eucharistic celebration with the participation of the people on the weekend of June 6-7.During this time, we will continue to live stream Masses on Facebook and YouTube. We appreciate your understanding and unconditional support.
This time will help us better prepare to implement the necessary measures within the church, so that with the help of our committee and volunteers we may offer you a safe and clean environment. A forthcoming letter outlining the plan will be provided to the parishioners in advance of our first public Eucharistic celebration.
The conferenceSt. John of the Cross and Visions scheduled for April 4th, has been CANCELLED.
Due to most recent guidelines, the Discalced Carmelite Friars have made the difficult decision to cancel all public liturgy at Little Flower Basilica. We are actively working with Little Flower Administration on making the liturgy available to parishioners and the public via social media.
In addition to the liturgy, we will be implementing the following restrictions:Funerals will need to adhere to the size limit of 10 (including priest, organist, funeral home staff and family.) An option to consider would be to have a committal service in place of the Mass, and when the crisis situation is over, a Memorial Mass could be celebrated.Weddings will need to adhere to the size limit of 10 (including priest, organist, couple and family.)Baptisms will need to adhere to the size limit of 10 (including priest, child and family.)Triduum: Little Flower priests will celebrate the Triduum but it will not be a public liturgy. We will work on live streaming on social media for the benefit of the faithful. More details coming soon.RCIA Elect and/or Candidates: Arrangements will be made to administer the Initiation Sacraments to them in the Vigil Mass and Masses of the Octave of Easter, or even throughout the Easter season. The limits on the size of the congregation should be respected at these celebrations. More details coming soon.Confirmation: Candidates for Confirmation already baptized in the Catholic Church will receive the sacrament in the fall at an event to be scheduled at a later date.Please visit the Little Flower Basilica's website for more information.
The Basilica of the Little Flower in San Antonio, TX has issued a TEMPORARY SCHEDULE in accordance with the City's health guidlines regarding the coronavirus. Please view the TEMPORARY SCHEDULE here.
Little Flower Basilica has been monitoring COVID-19 guidelines from the Archdiocese of San Antonio and the City of San Antonio, due to their recommendations for the safety of our community we have decided to cancel this weekend's events:
March 14, Fiesta Parade Ticket Sales
March 14, "Get to Know Your Basilica" Tour
March 15, Basilica Bazaar
We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause you.
The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District has opened a COVID-19 hotline for residents to ask questions about the virus. The hotline is available in English and Spanish. Residents can call 210-207-5779. (Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) Information for the public is also available at: