SAN ANTONIO – Nearly 350 persons participated in Pilgrim Center of Hope’s 25th Anniversary Celebration Prayer Brunch on Saturday, September 22 at the Omni Hotel at the Colonnade. Festivities included “Saints Alive” – volunteer actors portraying Saints Anthony de Padua, Teresa of Avila, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, and Francisco & Jacinta Marto; Silent Auction with unique items as well as opportunities for attendees to sponsor monthly needs of the ministry, and the debut of a new video called “Casting Three Nets” which leads viewers through a mini spiritual pilgrimage around Galilee with testimonies from persons who have been impacted by Pilgrim Center of Hope.
Mark Your Calendar – Next year’s Prayer Brunch is set for October 12, 2019 at the Omni Hotel at the Colonnade!
Congratulations to Raffle Winners…
Renee Talamantez (Holy Trinity parishioner)
Cres Wellman (St. Matthew parishioner)
Rosie Farias (St. Matthew parishioner)
Mr. & Mrs. Roger and Elida Robles (Holy Trinity parishioners)
Cora Lunan (Our Lady of Perpetual Help/Selma parishioner)
Cristina Contreras (Holy Name parishioner)
A highlight was the keynote address, “Becoming People of Hope,” by Paulist Father Bruce Nieli, a Missionary of Mercy commissioned by Pope Francis, and a founding Board Member of Pilgrim Center of Hope:
Pilgrim Center of Hope staff members also spoke about Pilgrim Center of Hope’s past, present, future, and why it is unique among other Catholic ministries:
Event Photo Gallery (Photographer: Daniela Garcia)