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​Schedule of funeral services for Archbishop Emeritus Patricio Flores

January 10, 2017 | posted by Archdiocese of San Antonio

Topics: Archbishop, Breaking News


Schedule of funeral services for Archbishop Emeritus Patricio Flores

Monday, January 16

11:30 a.m. -- Reception of body of Archbishop Flores at San Fernando Cathedral

12:05 p.m. -- Mass (not the funeral liturgy, but a Mass for the Dead). Presider will be Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS, with homily given by Father Victor Valdez, cathedral rector.

1 p.m.-6:30 p.m. – Visitation; rosaries prayed every half hour by different groups

7 p.m.– Vigil Service – Presider will be Msgr. Lawrence Stuebben, former archdiocesan vicar general, with homily given by Father David Garcia, former cathedral rector and currently director of the Old Spanish Missions

8 p.m.-10 p.m. -- Rosaries and visitations continue through 10 p.m.

10 p.m. – Cathedral closes

Tuesday, January 17

8 a.m. – 11 a.m. -- Visitation of Archbishop Flores

11 a.m. -- Cathedral closes for preparation for the Funeral Mass. At that time no persons will be allowed in the sanctuary; the space will be cleared of all inside, except family.

1 p.m. – Funeral Mass – Presider and homilist will be Archbishop Gustavo. Father Lawrence Christian, vicar general, will provide remarks of gratitude on behalf of the archdiocese prior to the conclusion of the liturgy.

3 p.m. -- Vehicle procession to San Fernando Cemetery II and interment. The route to the cemetery will be at a pace to allow people to pay their respects to Archbishop Flores as the procession passes. Archbishop Gustavo will preside at the rite of committal, and Msgr. Stuebben will provide the reflection.

All are welcome to attend these services, however, space is very limited inside San Fernando Cathedral. A tent with seating and video screens will be available in Main Plaza for up to 1,000 attendees. Archbishop Gustavo appreciates the patience of all who will come to pay their respects throughout all the services.

Programa de oficios fúnebres para el Arzobispo Emérito Patricio Flores

Lunes, 16 de enero

11:30 a.m. – Recepción del cuerpo del Arzobispo Flores en la Catedral de San Fernando.

12:05 p.m. – Misa (no la liturgia de exequias, sino una misa por el difunto). Preside el Arzobispo Gustavo García Siller, MSpS, con homilía del P. Víctor Valdez, rector de la catedral.

1 p.m. a 6: 30 p.m. – Velatorio; diferentes grupos rezarán el rosario cada media hora

7 p.m. – Oficio de Vigilia. Presidirá Mons. Lawrence Stuebben, anterior Vicario General de la Arquidiócesis, con homilía del Padre David García, anterior rector de la catedral y actualmente director de las antiguas misiones españolas.

8 p.m. a 10 p.m. – Los rosarios y el velatorio continuarán hasta las 10 p.m.

10 p.m. – Se cierra la catedral.

Martes 17 de enero

8 a.m. a 11 a.m. – Velatorio del Arzobispo Flores.

11 a.m. – Se cierra la catedral para la preparación de la misa de exequias. A partir de ese momento no se permitirá a nadie la entrada en el santuario; el espacio será desalojado, exceptuando a la familia.

1 p.m. – Misa de Exequias. Presidirá y predicará el Arzobispo Gustavo. El Padre Lawrence Christian, Vicario General, dirigirá un breve discurso de agradecimiento en nombre de la arquidiócesis, antes de la conclusión de la liturgia.

3 p.m. -- Procesión del vehículo hacia el Cementerio de San Fernando II e inhumación. La ruta hacia el cementerio será a un ritmo que permita a la gente rendir homenaje al Arzobispo Flores a medida que pase la procesión. El Arzobispo Gustavo presidirá el rito de entierro, y Mons. Stuebben dirigirá la reflexión.

Todos son bienvenidos a asistir a estos oficios, sin embargo, el espacio es muy limitado dentro de la Catedral de San Fernando. Una carpa con asientos y pantallas de video estarán dispuestas en la Plaza Principal para hasta 1,000 asistentes. El Arzobispo Gustavo aprecia la paciencia de todos los que vienen a presentar su respetos a través de todos los oficios.