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22nd Annual Rural Life Mass

Bishop Michael J. Sis celebrated the annual Diocese of San Angelo Rural Life Mass on May 15, 2023, the feast day of St. Isidore the Farmer. This year's Mass was held at the Connolly Game Ranch near Tuscola, Texas.

the Altar

The family, with friends, built the altar you see here today. This altar, ambo, tabernacle and credence table were made from rocks found around the ranch. The cross is made from cedar trees on the property. The corpus, the altar cross and the Bishop’s chair are from Belgium and the candle holders are from Canada. If you look closely at the altar table, the artifacts melted into the altar are from the Holy Land from a pilgrimage John and Janet Connolly took a few years ago.

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West Texas Angelus

Read the pre-Mass writeup in the Diocese of San Angelo's Angelus article.

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