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Catholic Diocese of Brownsville Weekly Update Catholic Diocese of Brownsville SPECIAL “VERBUM MITTITUR SPIRANS AMOREM” May 14, 2024 Countdown to the Start of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage In just five days, on Sunday, May 19, the San Juan Diego Route of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage begins at Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Brownsville with a special Sunday Mass celebrated by Bishop Daniel E. Flores. The Pilgrimage begins outside the Cathedral after Mass with a procession westward to more stops in the city. The first day of the San Juan Diego Route ends in San Benito, and the pilgrimage resumes Monday, May 20 with more parish stops in San Benito and Harlingen. On Tuesday, May 21, the pilgrimage moves through Harlingen to Mercedes; and on Wednesday, May 22, from Weslaco to the Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle-National Shrine in San Juan, where Bishop Flores will celebrate a Concluding Mass. The pilgrimage then leaves the Rio Grande Valley on its way northward to Kingsville, Corpus Christi and then southeast Texas and Louisiana. After traversing Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee, the pilgrimage eventually reaches Indiana in time for the National Eucharistic Congress – the first since 1976 – that begins Wednesday, July 17 and continues through July 21 in Indianapolis. The Eucharistic Congress will be a gathering of U.S. Catholics – lay people, clergy and religious – to bear witness to the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. Local details of the Pilgrimage follow: The San Juan Diego Route of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage: Days in the Diocese of Brownsville This listing has been updated since last week. Please continue to check as there may be additional updates as we draw closer to the dates. Saturday, May 18 • 5:30 p.m. Young Adult Invitation: Mass and Dinner with NEP Perpetual Pilgrims at Mary, Mother of the Church Parish in Brownsville. Sunday, May 19 - Brownsville to San Benito • 8 a.m. Mass with Bishop Daniel Flores at Immaculate Conception Cathedral (Brownsville) • 9 a.m. One-Mile Procession to Sacred Heart Mission (Brownsville) • 10 a.m. Procession continues to San Pedro Catholic Church (Brownsville) [Rest Stop] • 4 p.m. Arrive to St. Ignatius Parish (El Ranchito) • 5 p.m. Mass with Bishop Daniel Flores • 6 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction • 7 p.m. Dinner/Social Monday, May 20 - San Benito to Harlingen • 7 a.m. Daily Mass at St. Benedict Parish (San Benito) • 8 a.m. One-Mile Procession from St. Benedict Parish (San Benito) to St. Theresa Parish (San Benito) • 9 a.m. Arrive at St. Theresa Parish / Benediction (San Benito) • 9:30 a.m. Continue to Queen of Peace Parish (Harlingen) • 4 p.m. Arrive at Queen of Peace Parish (Harlingen) • 5 p.m. Mass • 6 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction • 7 p.m. Dinner/Social Tuesday, May 21 - Harlingen to Mercedes • 7 a.m. Daily Mass at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish (Harlingen) • 8 a.m. One-Mile Procession from Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish (Harlingen) • 9 a.m. Arrive to Our Lady of Assumption Parish / Benediction (Harlingen) • 9:30 a.m. Procession continues to St. Francis Xavier Parish (La Feria) (Rest Stop) • 4 p.m. Arrive at Our Lady of Mercy Parish (Mercedes) • 5 p.m. Mass • 6 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction • 7 p.m. Dinner/Social Wednesday, May 22 - Weslaco to San Juan • 5:30 a.m. Daily Mass at San Martin de Porres Parish (Weslaco) • 6-7 a.m. Procession from San Martin de Porres Parish to San Juan Memorial Library • 10:30 a.m. One-Mile Procession from San Juan Memorial Library to the Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle-National Shrine • 11:30 a.m. Concluding Mass at the Basilica with Bishop Daniel Flores • Wednesday afternoon: Pilgrimage leaves RGV for Kingsville and Corpus Christi. This route, one of four originating at opposite ends of the United States and converging on Indianapolis, is named for St. Juan Diego, whose vision of Our Lady has had a massive impact on the spiritual character of North America. St. Juan Diego had a great devotion to the Eucharist and made his own pilgrimage every day, rising before dawn and walking 15 miles to daily Mass. These days, we join him in asking Our Lady to lead America to a greater love for her Son in the Eucharist. Submit information, changes and corrections to be included in the Weekly Update to Paul Binz at (956) 784-5055 or
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Estimada comunidad,

Queremos expresar nuestro más profundo agradecimiento a cada persona que nos acompañó en nuestra Jamaica 20 24. Su presencia y apoyo hicieron de este evento un momento memorable y lleno de alegría. A nuestros patrocinadores, les extendemos un sincero agradecimiento por su generosidad y apoyo incondicional.

A todos los que estuvieron con nosotros, desde los voluntarios hasta los participantes, gracias por compartir su tiempo y energía para hacer de este día un éxito rotundo. Su contribución ha dejado una huella imborrable en nuestra comunidad.

Con gratitud y aprecio, Padre Edouard Atangana.

Dear community,

We want to express our deepest gratitude to each person who joined us at our Jamaica 20 24. Your presence and support made this event a memorable and joyful occasion. To our sponsors, we extend heartfelt thanks for your generosity and unwavering support.

To everyone who was with us, from volunteers to participants, thank you for sharing your time and energy to make this day a resounding success. Your contribution has left an indelible mark on our community.

With gratitude and appreciation, Father Edouard Atangana


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Nos complace anunciar el lanzamiento del nuevo libro del Padre Edouard Atangana, titulado TINY GIANT: Conquista tus miedos con el valor del chihuahua. Este libro explora el concepto del miedo y su impacto en la vida humana, utilizando una historia metafórica de sentirse como un pequeño y temeroso perro chihuahua. 

TINY GIANT nos invita a reflexionar sobre la naturaleza del miedo y su universalidad, así como la importancia de enfrentarlo con valentía y comprensión. A través de ejemplos personales, narrativas bíblicas y reflexiones profundas, el Padre Edouard Atangana, nos guía en un viaje hacia la comprensión y la superación del miedo. 

Este libro nos recuerda que el miedo no debe dominar nuestras vidas, sino que debemos reconocerlo, entenderlo y enfrentarlo con fe y confianza en Dios. Nos enseña a distinguir entre los miedos reales, basados en experiencias directas, y los miedos percibidos, que a menudo son irracionales y limitantes.

¡Gracias por tu apoyo continuo!
Padre Edouard Atangana


We are pleased to announce the release of Father Edouard Atangana new book, titled TINY GIANT: Conquer your fears with Chihuahua courage. This book explores the concept of fear and its impact on human life, using a metaphorical story of feeling like a small and fearful chihuahua dog. 

TINY GIANT invites us to reflect on the nature of fear and its universality, as well as the importance of facing it with courage and understanding. Through personal examples, biblical narratives, and profound reflections, Father Edouard Atangana guides us on a journey toward understanding and overcoming fear.

This book reminds us that fear should not dominate our lives, but rather be acknowledged, understood, and faced with faith and trust in God. It teaches us to distinguish between real fears, based on direct experiences, and perceived fears, which are often irrational and limiting. 


Thank you for your continued support!

With gratitude,
Father Edouard Atangana

Explore the intricate tapestry of love, commitment, and the ever-changing dynamics of marriage in the modern world. Delve into the evolving landscape of this fundamental institution, examining the motivations, challenges, and consequences that shape the lives of countless individuals and society at large. From changing gender roles and technology's impact to the influence of societal pressures, discover the factors contributing to the unraveling of marital bonds. This book aims to shed light on the enduring power of love and commitment, providing insights, strategies, and stories of resilience for couples navigating the complexities of marriage.



Ya está disponible el nuevo libro del Rev Edouard Atangana! Inspirado en su homilía del Domingo de Ramos del 2022, este libro te llevará a reflexionar sobre el significado de la Semana Santa y te ayudará a profundizar en tu fe. A partir de este Domingo de Ramos, podrás encontrar el libro en nuestra parroquia.