Update: Cause for Joy – What’s New

You are invited!

March 27th,2010 Vigil 10am  – Mass 12noon

That the Servant of God, Alphonse Gallegos,

an Augustinian Recollect and Auxiliary Bishop of Sacramento, California,

may ever remain close to his beloved flock,

and they can constantly ask his intercession,

his mortal remains will be transferred to a new tomb

at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe,

711 T Street, Sacramento, California,

on Saturday, March 27, 2010

after a solemn concelebrated Mass

to be presided by his Excellency Bishop Jaime Soto at 12 midday.

The vigil will start at 10:00 in the morning. The faithful are cordially invited to attend

this sacred occasion and to pray that the day may come

when this devoted son of Our Lady of Guadalupe

may be raised to the altars among the blessed and saints.

The Family of a Saint-To-Be Celebrates St. Joseph’s Day

March 19th is the Solemnity of St. Joseph.  It is the Saint that will once again be the center of attention for the Gallegos Family.  According to Senaida Kane, the sister of  Bishop Alphonse Gallego, this year’s celebration marks the 75th year that  the family will gather in his honor.  This tradition was established by Joseph and Caciana Gallegos as they called their family together  to pray the Rosary in veneration of the great St. Joseph.

One member of the family will be looking on from the heavenly heights, no doubt. He is Bishop Alphonse Gallegos Member of the Order of Augustinian Recollects and Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Sacramento, California, whose cause for beatification and canonization was introduced to the Vatican in Rome in November, 2006.

St. Joseph, pray for us!

Cause for Joy

Bishop Alphonse Gallegos Member of the Order of Augustinian Recollects and Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Sacramento, California, whose cause for beatification and canonization was introduced to the Vatican in Rome in November, 2006.

Prayer

God our Father in Bishop Alphonse, you gave a light to your faithful people.  You made him a pastor of the Church to feed your sheep with his word and to teach them by his example.  We pray that his life of holiness and service to the People of God be acknowledged and that this loyal son of Our Lady of Guadalupe be counted among the saints of your Kingdom.  We ask this blessing through Christ our Lord.  Amen

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

Update on Cause

To communicate favors received at the intercession of Bishop Gallegos and contribute to his Cause of Canonization please contact:

Augustinian Recollects

Provincial Residence

29 Ridgeway Avenue

West Orange, NJ 07052

augustinianrecollects.org