Welcome to Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Community in Alice, Texas!
To honor the Lord as Servants of Christ and Stewards of the mysteries of God by spreading his message of Love, Hope, Faith and Respect. In trusting his message, our diverse community will always remain united and be guided by the Holy Spirit, to encourage and support the development of the Sacramental Life and by being a community open to others that are coming in search of Christ's love and Teachings.
en Alice, Texas
“They devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles and to the communal life, to the breaking of bread and to the prayers” (Acts 2:42).
We start today looking through the portals of Jerusalem, seeing crowds of people, cheering and waving palm branches in the air.
The story of the raising of Lazarus from the dead is the single longest story (apart from the Passion) in the Gospel of John.
The future king, David, in today’s first reading, is an example of a type of character present throughout the Hebrew scriptures.
Especially during the Lenten, Holy Week, and Easter seasons, the prayer texts of the Eastern Church revel in paradoxical images of Christ: the eternal life who is put to death, the host of the supper who is also its meal, the thirsty crucified one with living water streaming from his side.
“We used to be such good friends. How is it that you’ve moved so far away?” one man asked another. “Perhaps,” the other replied, “you have moved away.
The first Sunday of the season of Lent always includes a Gospel account of the temptation of the Lord Jesus in the desert by the devil.
The Lord’s message, through Moses, was to “take no revenge and cherish no grudge . . . love your neighbor as yourself” (Leviticus 19:18).
“If you choose you can keep the commandments,” Sirach tells us. God “has set before you fire and water; to whichever you choose, stretch forth your hand” (Sirach 15:15, 16).
While you might have to reach for an atlas to determine that Isaiah is speaking about Galilee, today’s first reading (part of which was read at Christmas) is prophetic of Jesus’ future ministry in that province.
Today we begin with one of the “servant songs” from the book of Isaiah, a song prophetic of Jesus’ ministry of service.
The unfolding of the story of the Incarnation continues today as the Church celebrates the Epiphany.
The blessing we experience in Christ Jesus is proclaimed in Numbers as the special blessing for the people of Israel.
The Nativity of the Lord
On this day of gifts and gift‑giving, it seems appropriate that we take a moment to reflect on the great gift of God’s Word.
As Christmas draws near, Advent’s scriptures lure us into a world of dreams, signs, wonders, and the miracle of the virgin birth.
Be prepared. It’s that simple. As this Advent season opens before us, the Lord Jesus summons us to stand ready for his coming.
Thirty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
An old expression holds that the sun-warmed stone heals.
How many times have we read or heard about someone who’s gotten into trouble—maybe even fired from a job—because of a brush with the law?
Twenty Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Surely we can all recall at least a few days in our lives when things were going so well that nothing could put us in a bad mood.
Many twelve-step programs use the phrase “Let go and let God.” In all their simplicity, these five words are the heart of today’s readings.