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Father Rosalinas raises the Eucharist as he concelebrates Mass with Bishop Emeritus Edmond Carmody and many priests throughout the diocese on the 25th Anniversary of his priestly ordination. Rebecca Esparza for South Texas Catholic

feeling you are in the presence of a superior human being. Father Ogie, you are one of those people,” he said. Father Rosalinas has continually had a focus on supporting and encouraging vocations, at one time being assigned to form and train SOLT seminarians. “Working with various vocations, priests, permanent deacons, religious sisters and brothers and the laity helped me understand

more the call of serving the whole Church. As we work together in teams, I have become more aware of my servant hood and leadership,” Father Rosalinas said. After the Mass, a celebratory dinner was held, where over two dozen priests, deacons and other religious, along with parishioners of St. Joseph and the Filipino community gathered. Emma Velasco, a parishioner at St. Paul

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the Apostle in Flour Bluff, came to the Mass to celebrate with Father Rosalinas, who has become an important figure for the local Filipino community. “Father Ogie is like family to us,” she said. “During Christmas he holds special activities for us to celebrate the birth of Christ, including a traditional Filipino 9-day novena. We appreciate everything he has done to keep our culture alive.”

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February 2019 - Vol. 54 No. 2  

In our February issue we focus on the month of the Holy Family. We feature the unveiling of two paintings in the chapel at CHRISTUS Spohn Dr...

February 2019 - Vol. 54 No. 2  

In our February issue we focus on the month of the Holy Family. We feature the unveiling of two paintings in the chapel at CHRISTUS Spohn Dr...

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