Biography

Table of Contents

12.1 Advertisers and sponsors of the Sunday Bulletin

12.2a Biographies of Parishioners

12.2b Biographies of Holy Cross Fathers

12.3 Boy Scouts Membership List

12.4 C.Y.O. Officers and Members

12.5a Dance Bands

12.5b Dance Ministry Members

12.6a Guadalupanas, alphabetical list

12.6b Guadalupana Officers, year-by-year list

12.6c Guadalupanas, year-by-year list

12.7 Jamaica Volunteers

12.8 Men's Club

12.9a Parish Office staff, alphabetical list

12.9b Parish Office staff, year-by-year list

12.10a Parishioners, 1940

12.10b Parishioners in 1940 Federal Census

12.10c Pilgrim List

12.11 CCD Teachers

12.12a Graduates of San José School

12.12b PTA Officers

12.12c Staff of San José School

12.13a Socios, alphabetical list

12.13b Socios, year-by-year list

12.13c Reglamentos of the Society

12.14 Catholic War Veterans Post 1805


12.1

Advertisers and sponsors

The first San José Sunday Bulletins had a single sponsor, Mission Funeral Home, 1612 East First Street (223:12/04/60). Mission Funeral Home provided the parish with paper that was preprinted on one side. One of the preprinted pages was an advertisement for the funeral home. The church office staff used a mimeograph machine to print the weekly announcements on the inside two pages. Mission Funeral Home was the sole advertiser from December 1960 until March 1965. In March 1965, the sponsor became Angel Funeral Home, 1700 E. 2nd Street (223:03/07/65).

The two funeral homes were competitors and vied with each other to provide calendars and Sunday bulletins to Hispanic churches in Austin (223:01/12/64) (223:01/02/66). Angel Funeral Home provided the paper for the Sunday Bulletin from March 1965 until April 1972 except for the 1970 calendar year. In 1970, San Jose parish purchased preprinted bulletins from a company called Liguorian Sunday Bulletin located in Liguori, Mo. Instead of an advertisement, pages one and four of this bulletin consisted of a printed message and the program of the Sunday Mass. Pages two and three were one long page of English language announcements written by the staff of the church office (223:01/04/70).

The Liguorian bulletins were printed and the message on page one was a lesson on some aspect of Catholic doctrine. The Liguorian bulletins were professionally done but the parish could not afford the expense. In January 1971, the parish went back to using the paper from Angel Funeral Home that it had used in 1967 through 1969 (223:07/03/71).

Angel Funeral Home supplied the paper for the Sunday Bulletin for the last time on April 2, 1972. The April 9 and 16 bulletins were printed on plain paper. The April 23 bulletin was printed on paper printed with an announcement for Mission Funeral Home (223:16/04/72). The pastor acknowledged the change in sponsors (223:05/07/72) but did not say what motivated the change. Mission Funeral Home remained the sponsor for one year.

In July 1973, the Sunday Bulletin that was printed on paper supplied by Mission Funeral Home was replaced by a new publication called the CCD Newsletter Volume 1 (248) and Volume Two (249). For the next year, young people employed by the Neighborhood Youth Corps both ran the San Jose Community Center and published the church's weekly bulletin. At the end of August 1974, the Federally-funded Youth Corps program ended and the Sunday Bulletin returned to being printed on paper donated by Mission Funeral Home (249:05/08/74).

The next month, the San José News replaced the Sunday Bulletin. San José News was an English language publication printed on a double-sided 8 ½ x 11 sheet of paper. The focus of the bulletin was no longer on youth programs and the format was very similar to the old Sunday Bulletins used prior to 1973 (250:12/09/74). In 1976, the parish once again began purchasing Sunday Bulletins from Liguori Publications in Missouri (223:11/07/76).

In March 1979, the parish adopted a new plan for the Sunday Bulletin. Pages one to three remained very similar to the bulletins that used preprinted paper from the two Austin-based funeral homes. However, page four had advertising purchased by a number of local firms. The Houston office of a Chicago-based firm called J. S. Paluch Co. sold the advertising. The advertisers in the first bulletin included Angel Funeral Home, Flamingo Ballroom, Al's Formal Wear, La Reyna Bakery; Matt's El Rancho Restaurant, Mission Funeral Home and El Gallo Restaurant (223:15/04/79).

On April 1, 1979, San Jose Sunday Bulletin assumed the form used for the next forty years. J. S. Paluch Company of Humble, Texas printed the bulletin on both sides of an 11x14-inch sheet of paper by. The single 11x14 sheet was folded into four pages as before. Page four had 36 small rectangles, each with an advertisement from a local business. Page one was the cover page. The cover page featured an image, the church name, the church address and contact information. Pages two and three were printed announcements written by the pastor and the church office staff.

On June 7, 1981, the Sunday Bulletin announced a new bulletin service (Trinity Publications) was still working on the cover. The pastor urged the parishioners to shop at stores of people who purchase ads for the back of the bulletin. "It is their ads that make this bulletin possible" (223:07/06/1981). Trinity Publications did not change the format of the Sunday Bulletin which has remained essentially unchanged from 1979.

Advertisers in the Sunday Bulletin, 1979- 1987

In April, 1986, the pastor announced that, "Mr. Isaac Cisneros will be working here at San Jose this week. Mr. Cisneros is the gentleman that works with the ads in our bulletin. He will be here to renew the current ads and also add any new sponsors" (223:27/04/1986). The pastor noted in April 1993 that Dennis Cannon of Trinity Publications was in the Parish office to renew ads on the back of the bulleting (223:18/04/1993). The name was later corrected to Dan Ozuna (223:25/04/1993). These men made minor changes to the list of advertisers as needed throughout the year.

The following is a list of the advertisers on the date noted. The list is of those firms advertising in the Sunday Bulletin on the Sunday nearest the 1st of July of each year. Advertisers usually kept their ads in the bulletin for at least a year so this list contains the names of most, but not all, firms that helped pay for the Sunday Bulletins between 1979 and 1987. Many of the advertisers were parishioners. That fact was usually, but not always, noted in the ad. The Mission Funeral Home and Matt's El Rancho Restaurant both had an advertisement in the San Jose Sunday Bulletin of April 1979. These two sponsors appeared in each Sunday Bulletin from 1979 until the July 5, 1987 issue.

1979, April 1

Town Lake Florist, 2609 E. 1st Street, Dina and Henrietta Juarez;

Angel Funeral Home, 56 E. Avenue;

Valmon Jewelers, 531 W. Oltorf Street;

Brock's Café, 529 W. Oltorf, Sonny Garcia;

Flamingo Ballroom, 8619 Lockhart Hwy., Lawrence Salas;

Unique Flowers & Gifts, 609-B Stassney Lane;

Hair Designers, 2314 S. Lamar;

Al's Formal Wear, 1818 W. Ben White;

World Library Publications, Inc., Chicago, Ill.;

Garcia Press Printing Company, 601 W. Oltorf;

Robin's Party & Bridal Shop, 2149 S. Lamar Blvd.;

La Reyna Bakery, W. Mary at S. First Street;

Bettis Television & Appliances, 4313 Manchaca Road;

El Sombrero Bakery, 3116 S. Congress Ave.;

Matt's El Rancho Restaurants, 303 E. 1st Street and 311 E. 1st Street;

Golden Slipper Boot and Shoe Repair, 1903 S. 1st, Mr. and Mrs. Alek A. Hernandez;

Girling Home Health;

Pete Espinoza & Sons Upholstery, 519 E. 6th Street;

Mission Funeral Home, 1615 E. 1st Street;

Barba Plumbing & Supply, 2210 South 1st Street;

Carter's Automatic Transmission Co., 1300 S. Congress;

All City Sewing Machine Service, 1510 B. S. Congress;

Chuck Spradling Realtor, 5517 Manchaca Rd.;

Barton Heights Nursing Home, 1606 Nash;

Christian Education Supply Co., 2310 S. Lamar;

H. A. Guerrero, 2313 S. 1st Street, Hank Guerrero;

El Gallo Restaurant, Congress;

J. S. Paluch Company, Inc., Chicago, Ill.;

Mrs. Johnson's Bakery, 616 E. Oltorf;

W. J. B. TV Service, 607 Stassney Lane, Walter Bishop;

Austin House Leveling and Soil, 4808 N. IH35;

South Side Motors, 2617 S. 1st., Joe Gonzales;

Big Ben Sandwich, 1619 S. First Street;

Matt's El Rancho Inc. Catering, 303 E. 1st Street;

P. J. Grocery, 915 W. Mary Street;

Glaser's Religious Gifts and Books, 2825 Hancock Dr.;

For ads: J. S. Paluch Co., Inc., Humble, Texas

1981, July 5

Hair Designers, 2314 S. Lamar;

El Tejano Productions, 90 E. Ave.;

Golden Slipper Shoe Repair, 1903 S. First Street;

Bonanza Cleaners, 5316 Manchaca Rd., Lawrence Salas Jr., Sergio Salas;

Old Mexico Bakery Inc., 2004 S. 1st Street;

Joe Prado Realtor, 3816 S. First Street;

Alberto Garcia Attorney at Law, 61 N. IH35;

Oscar's Uniforms, 2710 S. Lamar Blvd.;

Angel Funeral Home, 1811 S. Congress, Jose S. S. Davila, Owner;

PJ's Grocery, 915 West Mary;

Mama's Kitchen, 529 W. Oltorf, Bessie Hinkle;

Washburn's Cleaners, 1423 S. Congress;

South Side Motors, 2617 S. 1st., Joe Gonzales, Parishioner;

La Fuente's Mexican Food, 6407 Circle S. Rd.;

Silver Express Disc Jockey, 2425 Oak Crest, Paul Gonzalez (9AM-9PM 444-7587, after 9PM 441-0065);

Austin Body Works, 1310 E. 6th St., Bob Glynn;

Valmon Jewelers, 531 W. Oltorf;

Bettis TV & appliances, 4313 Manchaca Road;

David's Food Stores, Inc., 2101 South 1st. Street and 912 W. Mary Street;

H. A. Guerrero, 2313 S. 1st., Hank Guerrero;

La Reyna Bakery, 1816 S. 1st. Street;

Matt's El Rancho Inc., 303 E. 1st Street;

Ruiz Management Service, 3507 S. First Street;

Tamales by Bargas, Mrs. Ruth U. Bargas;

Clarence Guerrero & Sons Home Improvements;

Mary Agnes Beauty Shop, 901 W. Mary, Mary Agnes Vasquez, Parishioner;

Davis Cleaners, 1601 S. Lamar, Joe & Mary Santos, Parishioners;

Embers Bar, 2420 S. 1st Street;

A & J Carpet Co., 1209 Speer Lane;

Gonzales Body Shop, 4215 Felter Lane, Manuel Gonzales, Owner;

Big Ben Sandwiches, 1619 S. 1st., Ben & Emma Arizmendez, Parishioners;

Castro Cleaners, 1905 S. 1st., Lou Castro, Owner

1982, July 4

Hair Designers, 2314 S. Lamar, Parishioners;

Mission Funeral Home, 1615 E. 1st Street;

Little John's Hamburgers & Mexican Food, 2300 S. 1st., J. B. Aguilar;

Sharp's Locksmith, 507 W. Mary, Norman & Geneva Sharp;

Bonanza Cleaners, 5316 Manchaca Rd., Lawrence Salas Jr., Sergio Salas;

Old Mexico Bakery Inc., 2004 S. 1st Street;

Joe Prado Realtor, 3816 S. First Street;

Alberto Garcia Attorney at Law, 61 N. IH35;

Oscar's Uniforms, 2710 S. Lamar Blvd.;

Robert's Pool Hall, 2712 S. Lamar;

Dr. F. Javier Guerra Family Physician;

PJ's Grocery, 915 West Mary;

Mama's Kitchen, 529 W. Oltorf, Bessie Hinkle;

Lawn & Garden Services, Juan Carlos Reyna, Ruby Roa;

Golden Slipper Shoe Repair, 1903 S. 1st., Mr. & Mrs. Aleck Hernandez, parishioners;

La Fuente's Mexican Food, 6407 Circle S. Road;

Silver Express Disc Jockey, 2425 Oak Crest, Paul Gonzalez (9am-9pm 444-7587, after 9pm 441-0065);

Austin Body Works, 1310 E. 6th St., Bob Glynn;

Valmon Jewelers, 531 W. Oltorf;

Bettis TV & appliances, 4313 Manchaca Rd.;

Versalles Body Shop, 2008 S. First, Jose Luis Versalles;

June's Terrace Beauty Salon, 505 W. Mary, June Clark;

Dr. Cesar Jimenez, General Surgeon;

H. A. Guerrero, 2313 S. 1st., Hank Guerrero;

La Reyna Bakery, 1816 S. 1st Street;

Matt's El Rancho Inc., 303 E. 1st Street;

Ruiz Management Service, 3507 S. First St.;

Tamales by Bargas, Mrs. Ruth U. Bargas;

A & J Carpet & Janitorial Service, 5701 S. Congress;

Clarence guerrero & Sons Home Improvements;

Mary Agnes Beauty Shop, 901 W. Mary, Mary Agnes Vasquez, Parishioner;

El Tejano Productions, 90 E. Ave.;

Capitol Tailors, 1903 A 1st. St., Mary Lou Ledesma;

Friendly Television Service, 507A W. Mary, Emilio Cavazos, Parishioner;

Eddie's Optical, 1801 S. 1st Street;

Cantu's Maintenance Man, John J. Cantu, Parishioner;

Big Ben Sandwiches, 1619 S. 1st., Ben & Emma Arizmendez, parishioners;

Castro Cleaners, 1905 S. 1st., Lou Castro;

JiPoDe Amusement World, 533 W. Oltorf;

Mario's Lawnmower Repair, 3310 S. 2nd Street

1983, July 3

Hair Designers, 2314 S. Lamar, Parishioners;

Mission Funeral Home, 1615 E. 1st Street;

Friendly Television Service, 903. W. Johanna, Emilio Cavazos, Parishioner;

Fabila Paint Body Shop, 2617 S. First, Will Fabila, Parishioner;

Cantu's Maintenance Man, John J. Cantu;

Old Mexico Bakery Inc., 2004 South 1st Street;

Joe Prado Real Estate Broker, 3816 S. 1st Street;

Alberto Garcia Attorney at Law, 61 N. IH35;

Oscar's Uniforms, 2710 S. Lamar Blvd.;

Robert's Pool Hall, 2712 S. Lamar Blvd.;

Golden Slipper Shoe Repair, 1903 S. 1st, Mr. & Mrs. Aleck Hernandez, Parishioners;

PJ's Grocery, 915A W. Mary Street;

Perma Green Lawn Care, 5613 Adams;

Mama's Kitchen, 529 W. Oltorf, Bessie Hinkle;

Silver Express Disc Jocket, Paul Gonzalez, 2425 Oak Crest Ave.;

Ruiz Management Service, 3507 S. First Street;

Angel Funeral Home, 1181 S. Congress, Jose S.S. Davila, Director;

June's Terrance Beauty Salon, 505 W. Mary, June Clark;

Bettis Television & Appliances, 4313 Manchaca Road;

Matt's El Rancho Inc., 303 E. 1st Street;

Dr. Cesar Jimenez General Surgeon, 1715 S. 1st Street;

Austin Body Works, 1310 E. 6th Street, Bob Glynn;

La Reyna Bakery, 1816 S. 1st Street;

Adolf Davila Farmers Insurance Group, 3816 S 1st Street, Suite 205;

A & J Carpet Sales & Janitorial Service, 5701 S. Congress Ave., Alfred Ortiz;

Clarence Guerrero & Sons Home Improvements;

Tamales by Bargas, Mrs. Ruth U. Bargas;

Thomas Esparza Jr. Attorney at Law;

Capitol Tailors, 507A West Mary, Mary Lou Ledesma;

Mary Agnes Beauty Shop, 901 W. Mary, Mary Agnes Vasquez, Parishioner;

La Fuente's Mexican Food, 6407 Circle S. Rd.;

Valmon Jewelers, 531 W. Oltorf;

Castro Cleaners, 1905 S. 1st Street, Lou Castro;

New & Used Car Sales, 5701 N. I35, Fred C. Martinez, Parishioner;

Austin Minor Emergency Clinci, 1701 E. 7th Street, Dr. Enrique Martinez, Director;

North Austin Boat Repair, 2506 Ferguson

1984, July 1

Hair Designers, 2314 S. Lamar, Parishioners;

Gabriel Gutierrez Jr. Attorney at Law, 61 N. IH35;

World Book/Childcraft, Mr. Frank E. Campos;

Friendly Television Service, 903. W. Johanna, Emilio Cavazos, Parishioner;

Valmon Jewelers, 531 W. Oltorf;

Old Mexico Bakery Inc., 2004 South 1st Street;

Casa Blanca auto Sales, 1008 Airport, Fred Ramirez;

Greater Austin Income Tax Service, 2600 S. First, Mario Rubio;

Hair Flair by Calderon, 500 W. Oltorf, Luis & Dolores Calderon;

Mary Agnes Beauty Shop, 901 W. Mary, Mary Agnes Vasquez, Parishioner;

Eddie's Optical, 1801 S. 1st Street;

A. Santos Insurance Agency, 2600 S. First Street;

North Austin Boat Repair, 2506 Ferguson;

Golden Slipper Shoe Repair, 1903 S. 1st, Mr. & Mrs. Aleck Hernandez, Parishioners;

Robert's Pool Hall, 2712 S. Lamar;

Oscar's Uniforms, 2710 S. Lamar;

Mama's Kitchen, 529 W. Oltorf, Bessie Hinkle;

Matt's El Rancho Inc., 303 E. 1st Street;

Mission Funeral Home, 1615 E. 1st Street;

Bettis Television & Appliances, 4313 Manchaca Road;

June's Terrance Beauty Salon, 505 W. Mary, June Clark;

Angel Funeral Home, 1181 S. Congress, Jose S.S. Davila, Samuel J. De Leon;

Joe Prado Real Estate Broker, 3816 S. 1st Street;

L & F appliance, 6012A Manor;

Adolf Davila Farmers Insurance Group, 3816 S 1st Street, Suite 205;

Thomas Esparza Jr. Attorney at Law;

Austin Body Works, 1310 E. 6th St., Bob Glynn;

Dr. Cesar Jimenez General Surgeon, 1715 S. 1st Street;

La Reyna Bakery, 1816 S. 1st Street;

Tamales by Bargas, Mrs. Ruth U. Bargas;

Clarence Guerrero & Sons Home Improvements;

A & J Carpet Sales & Janitorial Service, 5701 S. Congress, Alfred Ortiz;

Capitol Tailors, 507A West Mary, Mary Lou Ledesma;

PJ's Grocery, 915A W. Mary Street;

Postal Center, 915B W. Mary Street;

Avon, Karen Alvarez;

Ruiz Management Service, 3507 S. First Street;

Austin Minor Emergency Clinic, 1701 E. 7th Street;

Don Carlos Ballroom, Round Rock, Irene Velasquez;

Alberto Garcia Attorney at Law, 61 N. IH35

1985, Feb. 17

Hair Designers, 2314 S. Lamar, Parishioners;

Gabriel Gutierrez Jr. Attorney at Law, 61 N. IH35;

World Book/Childcraft, Mr. Frank E. Campos;

Friendly Television Service, 903 W. Johanna, Emilio Cavazos, Parishioner;

Valmon Jewelers, 531 W. Oltorf;

Old Mexico Bakery Inc., 2004 South 1st Street;

Casa Blanca auto Sales, 1008 Airport, Fred Ramirez;

Greater Austin Income Tax Service, 2600 S. First, Mario Rubio;

Hair Flair by Calderon, 500 W. Oltorf, Luis & Dolores Calderon;

Mary Agnes Beauty Shop, 901 W. Mary, Mary Agnes Vasquez, Parishioner;

Eddie's Optical, 1801 S. 1st Street;

A. Santos Insurance Agency, 2600 S. First Street;

North Austin Boat Repair, 2506 Ferguson;

Golden Slipper Shoe Repair, 1903 S. 1st, Mr. & Mrs. Aleck Hernandez, Parishioners;

Tero Christening Robes, 6909 Tulane Drive, Donato & Teresita Rodriguez;

Robert's Pool Hall, 2712 S. Lamar;

Oscar's Uniforms, 2710 S. Lamar;

Mama's Kitchen, 529 W. Oltorf, Bessie Hinkle;

Matt's El Rancho Inc., 303 E. 1st Street;

Mission Funeral Home, 1615 E. 1st Street;

Bettis Television & Appliances, 4313 Manchaca Rd.;

June's Terrance Beauty Salon, 505 W. Mary, June Clark;

PJ's Grocery, 915A W. Mary Street;

Postal Center, 915B W. Mary Street;

Avon, Karen Alvarez;

Joe Prado Real Estate Broker, 3816 S. 1st Street;

L & F appliance, 6012A Manor;

Adolf Davila Farmers Insurance Group, 3816 S 1st Street, Suite 205;

Thomas Esparza Jr. Attorney at Law;

Austin Body Works, 1310 E. 6th St., Bob Glynn;

La Reyna Bakery, 1816 S. 1st Street;

Tamales by Bargas, Mrs. Ruth U. Bargas;

Clarence Guerrero & Sons Home Improvements;

A & J Carpet Sales & Janitorial Service, 5701 S. Congress, Alfred Ortiz;

Capitol Tailors, 507A West Mary, Mary Lou Ledesma;

Angel Funeral Home, 1181 S. Congress, Jose S.S. Davila, Samuel J. De Leon;

Ruiz Management Service, 3507 S. First Street;

Don Carlos Ballroom, Round Rock, Irene Velasquez;

Alberto Garcia Attorney at Law, 61 N. IH35;

Flowers by Mary;

Ralph's AC & Appliance Service, 2501 Montopolis Dr., Ralph D. Rivera

1985, June 30

Tamales by Bargas, 2448 S. 1st., Mrs. Ruth U. Bargas;

Angel Funeral Home, 1181 S. Congress;

Tero Christening Robes, 6909 Tulane Drive, Donato & Teresita Rodriguez;

Ralph's AC & Appliance Service, 2501 Montopolis Dr., Ralph D. Rivera;

Mary Agnes Beauty Shop, 901 W. Mary, Mary Agnes Vasquez, Parishioner;

Clarence Guerrero & Sons Home Improvements;

River City Glass & Mirror, 2004 Oxford, Augie Davila, Robert Chaney;

A & J Carpet Sales & Janitorial Service, 5701 S. Congress, Alfred Ortiz;

Alberto Garcia Attorney at Law, 61 N. IH35;

Panaderia Dos Hermanos, 2730 E. 1st., 503 W. Oltof;

Joe Prado Real Estate Broker, 3816 S. 1st Street;

Emmaus Catholic Books & Gifts Co., 154 Hancock Center;

Sammy Ruiz, Lawn Mover Repair, 1304 Boulden Ave.;

Metropolitan Insurance, 1524 S. IH35, Jerry L. Ybarra;

Marines Bakery, Rosa & Bennie Marines, Parishioners;

Republic Bank South Austin, Congress at Oltorf;

Capitol Tailors, 507A West Mary, Mary Lou Ledesma;

Transmission Specialists, 700 W. Jewell, Juan Flores;

Gabriel Gutierrez Jr. Attorney at Law, 61 N. IH35;

Matt's El Rancho Inc., 303 E. 1st Street;

June's Terrance Beauty Salon, 505 W. Mary, June Clark;

PJ's Grocery, 915A W. Mary Street;

Postal Center, 915B W, Mary Street;

Valmon Jewelers, 531 W. Oltorf;

Old Mexico Bakery Inc., 507A W. Mary;

Elisa Garcia Realty, 515 Havana;

Thomas Esparza Jr. Attorney at Law;

Mama's Kitchen, 529 W. Oltorf, Bessie Hinkle;

Ruiz Management Service, 3507 S. First Street;

Greater Austin Income Tax Service, 2600 S. First Street, Mario Rubio;

Hair Flair by Calderon, 500 W. Oltorf, Luis & Dolores Calderon;

Golden Slipper Shoe Repair, 1903 S. 1st, Mr. & Mrs. Aleck Hernandez, Parishioners;

Hair Designers, 2314 S. Lamar Blvd., Parishioners;

Robert's Pool Hall, 2712 S. Lamar Blvd.;

Oscar's Uniforms, 2710 S. Lamar Blvd.;

Mission Funeral Home, 1615 E. 1st Street;

Bettis Television & Appliances, 4313 Manchaca Rd.;

Flamingo Ballroom, Hwy. 183 South, Lockhart;

La Reyna, 1816 S. 1st Street;

Mission Funeral Home, 1615 East 1st.; Charles, Lois & Gilbert Villasenor, Robert Cisneros;

Eddie's Optical, 1801 S. 1st Street

1986, July 6

Hair Designers, 1914 Fortview Road, Parishioners;

Oscar Garcia Painting;

Mama's Kitchen, 329W. Oltorf, Bessie Hinkle, Owner;

Expert Alternations, Felicitas Contreras, Parishioner;

Gold Slipper Shoe Repair, 1903 South 1st, Hernandez family, Parishioners;

Tamales by Bargas, 2448 S. 1st., Mrs. Ruth U. Bargas;

PJ's Grocery, 915A W. Mary Street;

Alex R. Morales Insurance, 1301 S. IH35, Suite 316;

Robert's Pool Hall, 2712 S. Lamar Blvd.;

Eddie's Optical, 1801 S. 1st Street;

Transmission Specialists, 700 W. Jewell, Juan Flores;

Hair Flair by Calderon, 500 W. Oltorf,Luis & Dolores Calderon;

Oscar's Uniforms, 2710 S. Lamra, Oscar Cazares, Parishioner;

Mission Funeral Home, 1615 East 1st, Charles, Lois & Gilbert Villasenor, Robert Cisneros;

Bettis Television & Appliances, 4313 Manchaca Rd.;

Miracle Windshield Repair, 209 E. Ben White #211,Ernesto Madrigal;

Mama's Kitchen, 529 W. Oltorf, Bessie Hinkle;

Ruiz Management Service, 3507 S. First Street;

Emmaus Catholic Books & Gifts Co., 154 Hancock Center;

Republic Bank South Austin, Congress at Oltorf;

Mary Agnes Beauty Shop, 901 W. Mary, Mary Agnes Vasquez, Parishioner;

Joe Prado Real Estate Broker, 3816 S. 1st Street;

Ralph's AC & Appliance Service, 2501 Montopolis Dr., Ralph D. & Stella Rivera;

Valmon Jewelers, 531 W. Oltorf;

Capitol Tailors, 104 E. Oltorf, Mary Lou & Eddie Ledesma;

Catholic War Veterans, U.S.A., 4913 S. Congress;

Clarence Guerrero & Sons Home Improvements;

Complete Lawn Service, Ignacio Camario;

Gabriel Gutierrez Jr. Attorney at Law, 61 N. IH35;

Angel Funeral Home, 1181 S. Congress, the DeLeon Family;

Panaderia Dos Hermanos, 2730 E. 1st Street, 503 W. Oltof;

Matt's El Rancho Inc., 303 E. 1st Street;

Little Caesars' Pizza, 512 W. Stassney Lane;

Alberto Garcia Attorney at Law, 61 N. IH35;

Thomas Esparza Jr. Attorney at Law

1987, July 5

Hair Designers, 1914 Fortview Rd, Parishioners;

Eddie's Optical, 1801 S. 1st Street;

Transmission Specialists, 700 W. Jewell, Juan Flores;

Gifts, Etc., 109 W. 5th Street;

Expert Alternations, Felicitas Contreras, Parishioner;

Angel Funeral Home, 1181 S. Congress, the DeLeon Family;

The Howard Plan Burials, Bea Gutierrez, Agent;

Oscar Garcia Painting;

Gabriel Gutierrez Jr. Attorney at Law, 61 N. IH35;

Robert's Pool Hall, 2712 S. Lamar Blvd.;

PJ's Grocery, 915A W. Mary Street;

Mission Funeral Home, 1615 East 1st, Charles, Lois & Gilbert Villasenor, Robert Cisneros;

Oscar's Uniforms, 2710 S. Lamar Blvd., Oscar Cazares, Parishioner;

Thomas Esparza Jr. Attorney at Law;

Clarence Guerrero & Sons Home Improvements;

Carmen's La Tapatia, 1501 E. 6th Street;

Tamales by Bargas, 2448 S. 1st Street, Mrs. Ruth U. Bargas;

Emmaus Catholic Books & Gifts Co., 154 Hancock Center;

Hair Flair by Calderon, 500 W. Oltorf, Luis & Dolores Calderon;

River City Flea Market, 3700 S. Congress;

Ralph's AC & Appliance Service, 2501 Montopolis Dr., Ralph D. & Stella Rivera;

Ruiz Management Service, 3507 S. First Street;

Catholic War Veterans, U.S.A., 4913 S. Congress;

Alex R. Morales Insurance, 1301 S. IH35, Suite 316;

Little Caesars' Pizza, 512 W. Stassney Lane;

Valmon Jewelers, 531 W. Oltorf;

Joe Prado Real Estate Broker, 2606 S. 1st Street;

Republic Bank South Austin, Congress at Oltorf;

Matt's El Rancho Inc., 2613 S. Lamar Blvd.;

Gold Slipper Shoe Repair, 1903 South 1st Street;

Turntable Records & Tapes, 507A W. Mary Street ;

Alberto Garcia Attorney at Law, 61 N. IH35

Advertisers in the Bazaar and Jamaica Programs

The San José Bazaar and the San José Jamaica often had a printed program. The program was a fundraising tool and was distributed to attendees. Business owners and donors purchased advertising in the programs. The follows list is of the advertisers in the 1972, 1975 and 1978 Bazaar program and the 1993 Jamaica program.

1972, May 14 The program of San José Church Bazaar included the following Advertisers with Hispanic names and South Austin addresses: Pete Moreno owner Mission Hill Salon; Ruben Cortez mgr. Pig Stand; Saldana & Ramirez Builders; P. Tamayo owner South First Cleaners; Blady Garcia Pain Contractor; Mr. Jesse Ortiz father of Queen candidate; Hank Guerrero owner H. A. Guerrero Carpet Cleaners; Arturo Tanguma owner Carlins Place; Mike Tello owner M. T. Lounge; Roland Fuentes owner Style City Beauty Salon; John and Richard Moreno owners South Lamar Arco Service; Benny Renteria and Manuel Vargas owners South Congress Upholstery Shop; Henry LaFuente's Body Shop, San Jose Community Center, Mr. Gabriel Camargo owner El Norteño Restaurant; David Vera owner David's "Y" Food Store; Herlinda Tamayo owner Herlinda's Beauty Shop; Lawrence Salas owner Bonanza Cleaners; Robert Bargas owner Robert Bargas & Son Roofing and Sheet Metal; Arthur and Maria Herrera owners Herrera's Coin Laundry; Aleck and Linda Hernandez owners Golden Slipper; G.G. Vasquez owner C & M Homes; Matt Martinez owner El Rancho Restaurant; Lucy Polanco asst. mgr. State Loan Service; Raymond Ramirez dealer Ramirez Texaco; Jesse Torres Real Estate (238)

1975, May 4 The program of San José Church Bazaar included the following Advertisers with Hispanic names and South Austin addresses: Jesse and Oralia Calderon owners Mexican Village; Jim and Jo Crist owners La Villita Inn; Hank Guerrero owner H. A. Guerrero Carpet Cleaners; Matt Martinez owner El Rancho Restaurant No. 1; Gilbert and Lula LaFuente owners LaFuente's Restaurant; Robert, Ruth and Edward Bargas owners of Robert Bargas & Son Roofing; Vincente Hernandez owners Panaderia La Reyna; Herman's and Oscar's Uniform and Clothing; Paul and Jesse Alvarez owners PJ Grocery; Lawrence Salas owner Bonanza Cleaners; Tamayo's Spray Car Wash; David's "Y" Food Store; Martha Moreno owner Moreno's House of Beauty; Manuel Castillo owner Manuel's Tile Service; V. Almogabar Jr. owner Ciro's Shoe Repair; Casimiro (Spike) Garcia owner Garcia Press;

1978, May 7 The program of San José Church Bazaar included the following Advertisers with Hispanic names and South Austin addresses: Oscar's Uniforms; Don Martinz owner Barton Hills Mobil; Aurelio Torres owner Willie's Body & Paint Shop; Joe Prado Realtor; Elias Alcaraz mgr. Pancho's Mexican Buffet; Ignacio (Peloon) Barba owner Barba Plumbing & Supply Co.; David Vera owner David's Food Stores; Vincente Hernandez owner La Reyna Bakery; Tom Alvarez mgr. McDonalds; B. B. Castanon owner Instant Burger; Lawrence Salas owner Bonanza Cleaners; Joe Santos owner Davis Cleaners; Matt Martinez owner Matt's El Rancho Inc.; Ben and Emma Arizmendez owners Big Ben's Sandwiches; San Jose Community Center; Clarence Guerrero General Contractor; Mary Agnes owner Mary Agnes Beauty Shop; Paul and Jessie Alvarez owners PJ Grocery; A. Reyna Jr. owner Hair Designs; Hank Guerrero owner H. A. Guerrero Carpet Cleaners (240)

1993, San José Jamaica The program of San José Church Jamaica 1993 included the following Advertisers with Hispanic names and South Austin addresses: Marcos De León, Travis County Commissioners Pct. 4; Matt Martinez owner Matt's El Rancho; Mary Agnes Vasquez owner Mary Agnes Beauty Shop; Gabriel Gutierrez Jr. attorney; Oscar Cazares owner Oscar's Uniforms and Clothing; Avelia (Billie) Menchaca owner Avelia's Party Designs; Hank Guerrero owner H. A. Guerrero Carpet Cleaners; Raymond Sanchez owner Raymond's Boot & Shoe Store; Gilbert & Richard Vallejo owners Vallejo's Concrete; Magdalena S. Hernandez owner Maggie's Mexican Restaurant; Joe Gonzales owner South Side Motors Body Shop; Rudy and Michael Herrera owners South Side Tires; Joe. G. Garcia owner Austin Reprographics; Dennis Alvarez sales representative Aa Printing Company; Dolores Calderon owner Hair Flair; Lucky and Rosa Elia Sosa owners Little Mexico Restaurant; Valentino Luna owner Quality Vision Eyewear; Janie and Micaela Ramirez owners El Jacalito Restaurant; John Treviño Jr. Asst Purchaser UTA; Thomas Esparza Jr. owner Star Light Press; Andrew Ramirez CEO RZ Associates; Deacon Alfredo Vasquez owner Star Heating and Air Conditioning; Nash and Chris Martinez owners Kwik-Kopy Printing; Teresa G. Acuña owner Teresa's Custom Cakes and Supplies; Jovita's Restaurante & Cantina; Louis Martinez owner South Congress Flea Market; Abel Castro owner American Dream Autocare; Becky Reina owner Hair Design; Catherine Vasquez-Revilla publisher La Prensa; Alberto Garcia attorney; Benny Maldonado owner Benny's Haircuts; Mike Borrero owner Mike's Formal Wear; Gonzalo Barrientos State Senator; Gerardo Jimenez owner Jimenez Tile and Coping, Mike Mikan and Family; Rudy Rodriguez owner Rudy's Hair Designs; Robert Watson owner Salon de Watson (239)

12.2.a

Biographies

Including:

Calderon, Estanislao

Calderon, Luis

Castillo, Pete

CCD Teachers

Delanna, Charlies

Gomez, Margaret

Gonzalez, Paul A.

Ibarra, Cathy

Maldonado, Alice

Mendez, Rev. Alfredo

Resas, Amelia

Rodriguez, Sister Gloria

Sanchez, Romero

Soldiers

Sosa, Ramona

Treviño, Joe

Underwood, Rev. Fred

Uriegas, Mrs.

Calderon, Estanislao

The following brief biography was printed in the Program of San José Church Bazaar and Dance, Sunday, May 4, 1975. The program is in the possession of Alice Maldonado.

"Estanislao Calderon was born May 5, 1887 in Hacienda Trejo, Guanajuato, Mexico. His family migrated to Texas during the Mexican Revolution. He has been living in Austin since 1913.

Mr. Calderon has 5 sons, 5 daughters, 47 grandchildren and his great grandchildren number in the 70s. When the Calderon family gathers to celebrate his birthday, they are so many that they stand shoulder to shoulder in his front yard.

He has lived in South Austin since he settled in Austin and remembers when Father Mendez (presently Bishop Mendez) built the original church on West Mary. In fact, he and his son-in-law helped build it. Prior to the building of the church, he remembers having to go to Our Lady of Guadalupe Church to have his children baptized.

Father Houser, CSC, affectionately nicknamed him "Tio" many years ago when he worked as a gardener for San Jose Church. That is the name he answers to now. He worked for the church for about fifteen years. Although he says he is semi-retired, he still likes to mow lawns for what he calls "pocket jingling money." He has a beautiful garden he works on every day. He is so active that his daughter has threatened to tie him down, but he boasts that we would manage to escape. His doctor advised him to slow down, but he still insists on walking to church every Sunday. He said he felt safe because God will take care of him since he knows he's on his way to visit him.

He is a past officer of Sagrado Corazón de Jesús. He is looking forward to a long life and is presently remodeling his home. He loves company and welcomes any visitors to his house" (237).

Calderon, Luis Z.

Much of the following is from "Interview with Luis Calderon", Austin, TX, June 9, 1978 in the Catholic Archives of Texas, Austin, Texas. The researcher was Brother William Dunn, C.S.C. of St. Edward's University. Other sources were Federal Census for 1930 and 1940, the City Directory and area newspapers.

Luis Calderon was a younger brother of Estanislao Calderon and immigrated to Texas with his brother and his parents in 1905. Luis was born in Guanajuato and moved with his parents to Texas when he was ten years old. The family lived near Lockhart from 1905 until 1911 when they returned to San Carlos, Coahuila to grow cotton. The next year, he and his parents left Coahuila and found work on a ranch in Dripping Springs, 26 miles from Austin. In 1915, the family moved to Travis County. They traveled to Austin every two weeks in a mule-drawn wagon to purchase food and attend Guadalupe Church, that was then located between 5th and 6th Streets in West Austin. On April 2, 1919, Luis married Beatríz Mosqueda at St. Mary's Church at Lockhart (3).

In 1930, he worked as a tenant farmer on Manchaca Road in Travis County. In 1939, he met Fathers Alfredo Mendez and Thomas Culhane and was enrolled as a founding member of San José Catholic Church. In 1940 he lived in what is now South Austin and worked as a carpenter and rock mason. His household consisted of his wife Beatrice and ten children, Rafael (Ralph) age 20, Narciso age 17, Leonora age 15, Jesús age 13, Dolores age 11, Hortencia age 10, Enrique age 8, Maria age 6, Miguel (Michael) age 4, Guadalupe age 2, and Beatrice age 7/12.

He belonged to the Sociedad del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús at Guadalupe Church and received permission from Rev. Mendez to begin a society at the San José mission. He, his brother (Estanislao Calderon) and Antonio Castillo were the first members of the society. In May or June 1942, Luís left Austin to work in Vishfield, Ohio (3). He soon returned to Austin and lived on a small ranch south of Austin in the community of Vinson.

In 1944, Luís, his wife and his seven daughters and six sons moved from the ranch to a house near San José church. In December 1946, Luis and his wife adopted Anna María (3). In 1952, he and his wife owned a grocery store at 1801 S. 1st Street (1952 City Directory) where his family also lived.

Luis was involved in many activities at his church. In the 1950s and 1960s, he helped organize and officiate at the annual Church bazaar. The men's society at San Jose Church, of which he was the President, managed María De La Luz Cemetery on a voluntary basis for many years. In January 1965 the pastor, Father Houser, appointed Luis to direct the Men's Retreat in early June 1965 at St. Edward's University (223:01/31/65). He was elected to the San José Parish Council (223:08/17/69).

After San José Church moved to a new campus south of Oltorf Street in 1957, Luis purchased the first San José church building and the vacant lot next to it on W. Mary Street (193). He rented the church building as a residence and built a house on the vacant lot. His wife, Beatríz, died in 1964 (3) (223:11/21/65) (223:12/19/65). In 1966, Luis married his second wife, Jesusita, a lady who was born in Mexico and lived in San Marcos (3).

In August 1969, Luis Calderon moved to Montopolis. He sold the old church building on W. Mary Street in 1974. He died in August 1979 and was buried in Assumption Cemetery (Austin American-Statesman, August 9, 1979).

Castillo, Pete

Most of what follows was based on an interview with Pete Castillo on July 21, 2015 at Pete's home at 2008 S. 3rd Street, Austin conducted by Philip Mullins.

In 1930, a number of Mexican families lived side-by-side north of Johanna Street at W. Mary and W. Monroe Streets just west of South First Street in South Austin. Some families, such as the Caramona and Rieces families, owned their homes. Others, such as the Flores and Pete's parents, were renters. Pete was born in 1931 in the rented house on W. Monroe Street. His father, Antonio Castillo, later purchased a lot on S. 6th Street and used scrap lumber to build a shed on the lot. Pete's father worked in construction at the time. Antonio later added a door and a small kitchen to the shed but there was no running water and no bathroom. The family used an outhouse and the mother a cast iron wash pot in the back yard. Later, the City laid water and sewer lines and the gas company laid a gas line to the street and Antonio paid to hook up his small house to the new utility lines. In 1939, Antonio Castillo worked for a man named Mr. Dawson. Mr. Dawson sold Antonio Castillo an old house located on Live Oak Street and the family moved the house onto the lot on S. 6th Street.

In 1939, when Pete was seven years old, Becker Elementary School was built nearby. Pete's mother enrolled him at Becker school and Pete attended school there until he finished the 6th grade. He then went to Fullmore School on Congress Avenue for the 7th and 8th grade. He attended Allan Junior High School, located at the corner of 9th Street and Trinity Street, for the 9th grade. He finished the 9th grade when he was 14 years old.

Beginning when he was six years old, Pete went with his parents to pick cotton during the months of June and July. They went to Port Lavaca where his mother and Pete's old brother Joe worked for a German man who had a farm. They returned to Austin in time to enroll in school. After finishing the 8th grade, Pete and his brother Joe began to work with their uncle. His uncle contracted with men who owned trucks to carry the boys to surrounding counties to pick cotton. That year, Pete and Joe were taken to Lubbock where they picked cotton until Christmas. They returned to Austin and Pete enrolled in Allan Junior High School. He attended school from January until May. After finishing the 9th grade in May, he went to live with his sister near Temple.

For two summers, he worked for a taxidermist in Temple. The first summer, he made plaster deer heads. The second year, he stuffed horned toad skins that were to be sold as souvenirs. The third year, he picked cotton around Temple. That year, he got a Social Security Card and starting working in Austin in a factory that made cedar awnings for windows. The next year, when Pete was 18 years old, he was hired by the Willard Manufacturing that was located in the three-story building at 220 S. Congress Avenue a block south of the Congress Avenue Bridge. He was hired to make metal-covered wooden footlockers.

When Pete was sixteen, he joined the National Guard. He belonged to the 49th Company of the 36th Quartermaster Corps. When Pete joined the unit in 1947, all the men were Mexicans. They trained at Camp Mabry on Tuesday nights. In the summer, they trained at Fort Hood. The company had three trucks. The first summer, the company was assigned to carry troops to Hillsboro. The second summer, the company was assigned to carry troops to Luling and then to Fort Hood. In 1949, after two years with the Guard, he came into conflict with the unit officer over money that Pete needed to pay for medical expenses. He subsequently left the unit.

That year Pete worked for a factory that made venetian blinds and clothes hangers for football uniforms. When the contract was finished, Pete traveled to Taft near Corpus Christi to pick cotton. In the spring, he and a friend, Mr. Botello, got work hoeing cotton and, in the summer, the two men went to Morgan, Texas, where they worked for Pete's brother-in-law picking up pecans on shares. The next year, Pete's brother-in-law became a cedar chopper and Pete was hired to run his brother-in-law's cedar post yard. Pete's job was to sell the posts that were supplied by his brother-in-law. After this experience, Pete leased a pecan bottom on the University of Texas Austin campus. Later, the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum were built in the site of the pecan grove. He harvested and sold the pecans.

In 1951 Pete was drafted into the US Army for two years during the Korean War. He was sent first to Fort Sill and then to the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland for ten weeks of training. He was assigned to the 145th Engineers and then the 444th Ordinance Company. After his enlistment was over, he returned to Austin and enrolled in a trade school to learn cabinetry. The Veterans Administration paid him $160 a month while he was in school. In December 1953, Pete married and, in 1956, he purchased the house at 2008 S. 3rd Street where he still lives. He and his wife had eleven children.

Between 1954 and 1955, Pete worked at a factory in Austin that made windows. Beginning in 1955, he worked for 2 ½ years for a man named Mr. Falmar. Pete quickly learned the process and became what was called an "all-around" man, meaning he could work at any work station in the factory. However, Mr. Falmar did not pay what Pete thought were competitive wages. Mr. Falmar fired one of Pete's co-workers when the man asked for a 15 cent per hour raise. Pete later quit for the same reason. When Pete left, he was earning $86 per week plus overtime. That was the prevailing wage for factory workers in Texas at the time. After Pete left the plant, it closed because of an expensive error involving imported window frames.

After leaving the window factory, Pete worked with his brother Lee building houses. From 1960 until 1965, a painting contractor hired both men to do taping, floating, texturing and interior painting. From then on, Pete worked as a painter. In 1974, he advertised his services for taping, floating, painting and acoustical spraying in the San Jose Church Samaritan newsletter (249:20/01/74).

Pete and his family were active members of the San Jose Church community. He and his father helped build the first church on W. Mary Street. Pete and the other young boys who were acolytes mixed and carried cement to the stonemasons. They served as altar boys at the Sunday morning Mass and then accompanied the priests on their trips to the mission stations. Antonio Castillo was one of the first member of the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and, at his mother's insistence, Pete joined the group after returning from the army in 1953. However, Tony Cruz, Luís Calderón and José Rocha did not create space in the organization for the younger men. The younger men were discouraged from speaking at the meetings and many of them left the organization.

Instead, Pete and many of the younger men joined the Catholic War Veterans Post 1085 when it was organized in 1957. He was one of the eighteen men who founded the San Jose Post and is still a member. The Veterans agreed to help with the Boy Scout program at San José and from 1953 to 1955, he was Assistant Scout Master of the San José Boy Scout Troop #94.

The Veterans later volunteered to usher for the 10AM Sunday Mass and Pete joined them. In this way, he became an usher at San José Church. Pete was later placed in charge of the ushers at the 8AM Sunday Mass that the Socios had previously handled. Pete served as an usher at the Vigil Mass on Saturday until about 2016. For many years, he was the head usher for the 10AM Mass and then the 12:00PM Mass. At the 12:00PM Mass, teenagers helped with the collections. Once the teenage ushers left their stations and retired to the church bus that was parked outside. Pete tried to discipline the teenagers but the Sister who was in charge took the children's side and fired Pete from his job as overseer. After that he helped usher at the Vigil Mass on Saturday.

Pete was appointed to the Parish Council in May 1970 when Rev. Haley was the pastor of San Jose. He agreed to finish out the term of his brother Manuel. Pete was elected to the Council in August and served as the Chairman of the Youth Committee. He served on the Council until it stopped meeting in June 1971 after a dispute with the pastor.

In 2004, when María De La Luz Cemetery was designated a Historical Cemetery, Pete Castillo was Vice President of the Cemetery Association (145).

Pete's brother, Manuel Castillo, was the president of the 25th Anniversary planning committee in 1963 (223:11/03/63) and also served on the 50th Anniversary planning committee 1989 (242). The 50th Anniversary committee tried and failed to produce a history of the church. When Father Tom Frank announced plans for a 75th Anniversary celebration in 2014, Pete volunteered to help. He, Esther Terrazas and Philip Mullins began compiling information for a history of the parish.

CCD Teachers

The Samaritan ran a series of biographies of CCD teachers beginning with the Number 9, Volume 1 issue. The biographies were all written in 1973 and 1974. The biographies were transcribed from copies of the Samaritan in the archives of San José Parish as they appeared in 1973 and 1974 except that the tense of the verbs were changed from the present to the past tense and some errors were corrected.

Porfirio Rios taught Contemporary Problems for High School CCD in 1973 with Ben Limon. He was an engineer and taught CCD for 13 years (249:16/09/73).

Mrs. Aggie Castro taught CCD for four years. She volunteered as a teacher's aide at Becker School. She was a dental assistant (249: 223/09/73).

Rev. Mike Mikan was an avid sportsman and a CSC priest. He attended Notre Dame and two years of theology at Washington. He was in charge of the CCD program and its sports teams (249: 30/09/73).

Mrs. Rosemary Segura In 1973 she was a student at SWT and worked as a teacher's aide in San Marcos. She was a '69 graduate of Travis HS (249: 07/10/73).

David Segura was attending SWT in 1973 in bilingual education, had taught for 2 years in public schools and 3 years with 8th grade CCD (249: 11/11/73).

Frank Gonzalez taught high school CCD. He was a member of CWV Post 1805 for 15 years. His assistant was Tom Alvarez (249: 25/11/73).

Mrs. Martha Campos was a student at SWT and working as a secretary. She taught 7th grade CCD and the marriage course for high school CCD (249: 02/12/73). She married Roger Stewart Jr. in May 1974 at San José (249:26/05/74).

Mary Ester Diaz attended school in Mexico for 10 years and was in student at UT in 1973. She was a piano player and taught CCD for 2 years (249:09/12/73).

Henry (Bubba) Saenz Jr. taught CCD with Martha Campos. He was a student at Southwest Texas State (SWT) in 1973. He graduated from Travis HS in 1971 (249:16/12/73).

Dolores Castillo married Ernest Arriaga Dec. 26, 1973. She graduated from Travis HS in 1973 and planned to attend SWT (249:23/12/73).

Miss Vela and Mrs. Carlile managed the CCD program and had an office in the school (249: 06/01/74). In June 1974 Lupe Vela left San José and returned to teaching the 4th grade in San Antonio (249: 09/06/74). Vye Carlile left prior to September to teach 5th grade at St. Ignatius School and was replaced by Maria Solis. The Samaritan staff ran an employment service called Rent A Kid (249: 09/06/74) (249: 05/08/74).

Mrs. Peg Boone was from Maryland, daughter of a US Army soldier and married to a Texan. She was the librarian (249: 13/01/74).

Mrs. Rachel Ortiz taught CCD for four years. She helped with free clinic at San José and worked full-time as an administrative secretary at Southwest Educational Laboratory. She also served on the Travis County Child and Welfare Board (249: 27/01/74).

Mary Acosta was a mother of six and a grandmother. She taught elementary school CCD (249:17/02/74).

Richard Resch was from Wisconsin, a UT psychology student and a child care worker. He assisted Rev. Mike Mikan to teach the morality course for CCD (249:17/02/74).

Ofelia de los Santos was recently arrived at San Jose but she worked full-time as a secretary, was San Jose delegate to the Pastoral Council and a member of Austin Tomorrow Committee. She was a CCD teacher and typist for the parish newsletter, the Samaritan (249:24/02/74).

Mrs. Alma Garcia was a Masters degree student at UT and an engineer. She graduated magna cum laude from UT in 1970. She was a mother and CCD teacher in 1973 (249: 10/03/74).

Alberto Garcia was an assistant attorney general and UT law school graduate. He was a member of the Advisory Board of South Austin Neighborhood Center. He taught Church History on Monday evenings to High School CCDers (249:10/03/74).

Sylvia Alvarado was a student at Travis HS and helped with San Jose Rent-a-Kid job program. Rosie Martinez ran the San Jose library evening program and organized the girls basketball team (249:17/03/74).

Carmen and Dora Cortéz both worked at IRS as data transcriber or computer operator. They taught elementary CCD for three years in 4th and 2nd grades. Carmelo also directed the children's choir at the 10AM Mass (249:31/03/74).

Joe and Alice Maldonado taught the high school marriage course. They both graduated from Travis High and worked fulltime. Joe was in the Men's Club (249:28/04/74).

Tom Álvarez graduated from Travis High. His wife is from Coahuila. Tom worked for McDonald's, was a recruiter for the Army Reserves and a member of the Men's Club. He and Frank Gonzales taught the scripture class for high school CCD (249:05/05/74).

Alfonso Rubio taught 5th grade. He was a clerk with the Texas employment Commission and a sociology graduate of UT. His wife was Irma (249: 26/05/74).

Mary Longoria taught 2nd grade CCD, volunteered at Becker Elementary School and was a Guadalupana. She had a flower garden at her home. She and Tom had five children and one adopted child (249: 02/06/74).

Carmen Amaya was married to Jerry and had three children in 1974. She attended night school and was the San Jose contact for a new program called Marriage Encounter (249:23/06/74).

Theresa Casarez was a CCD teacher and wife of Pete Casarez. She worked at IRS, was 3rd VP of San Jose Catholic War Veterans Auxiliary, was 2nd VP of NTEU (a union of federal employees) and 1st VP of Fullmore Jr. High School and on the San Jose CCD Board (249:30/06/74).

Delanna, Charlies

In 1900, Charlies Delanna Sr. (who was born in northern Italy) and his wife Rosa (who was born in Louisiana) were living on W. 4th Street in Austin with two sons, Charlie Jr. born 1892 and Johnny born 1896 (1900 Census). The younger Charlies Delanna was described as an Octoroon, meaning that he was one-eighth Black by descent (1910 Census). In the 1920 Census, he was described as a white stock farmer who owned a ranch at Eanes School House.

In 1930, Charlies was married and living on Bees Caves Road in Precinct 5 with his wife, three children and his mother. He was a farmer who owned his land (SD24 ED 227-50). By 1940, Charlies still owned his ranch and described himself as a farmer but his neighbors included a civil engineer, a printer and an auto body mechanic (SD 10, ED 227-80). The area was no longer ranchland. It had become a mixed residential and rural neighborhood. Between 1917 and 1931, a banker named Andrew Jackson Zilker sold 350-acres of land surrounding Barton Springs to the City of Austin (32). This land abutted the Delanna Ranch. The City created Zilker Park and the land west of the park, including Delanna's ranch, became an upscale residential area.

In 1940 Mr. Delanna, who was Catholic and a parishioner of St. Mary's, allowed Rev. Mendez and his helpers to take fieldstone and cedar posts from his ranch for use in the construction of a church for Mexicans that to be located on W. Mary Street in the Bouldin Addition neighborhood (69). The church was three miles from Delanna's ranch. The church building was constructed of stone largely taken from the Delanna ranch (70).

Some years before, Mr. Delanna found a bell near Barton Springs. He gave the bell to Mendez and it was mounted in the bell tower of the new church (69). It was used to announce the Mass. The legend is that in 1716 the Spanish planned to build a mission near Barton Springs. Indians drove the Spanish back to San Antonio but the bell was left behind (120). When San José Parish relocated to its new campus south of Oltorf Street, the bell was removed from the building at 715 W. Mary Street (70) and stored in the sacristy of the new church (120). It has since disappeared.

The Charlies Dellanna family also donated the land where the old Knights of Columbus Hall was built. The old KOC building is now located at 2401 Columbus Drive inside of Zilker Park but the hall was outside the city limits when it was constructed (142). It is located on the height of land about 3/16 miles from the intersection of Dellana Lane and Rollingwood where the Dellana farmhouse likely stood (Pete Castillo). The old KOC hall is now called McBeth Annex. Charles F. Dellana died in 1973 and is buried in Mount Cavalry Cemetery on Manor Road in Austin.

Gomez, Margaret

The following is a summary of a biography that appeared in the Program of 20th Anniversary Banquet, Mexican American Business and Professional Women's Association, Saturday, October 15, 1994. The original is in the possession of Alice Maldonado.

In 1983, Margaret Gomez was listed in the San José Bulletin as the contact for a Catholic peace group called Network. She also organized a public hearing for a school bond election in January 1983 at San José Community Center (223:16/01/83).

"A homegrown community leader and loyal, Margaret Gomez has worked in local, state and national political circles since 1969. Launching her own race in 1980 for Travis County Constable, Precinct 4, Margaret defeated a 14-year incumbent. This year (1994), Margaret was elected Travis County Commissioner for Precinct 4 and will take office January 1, 1995 as the first Mexican American woman county commissioner. Margaret is a consensus builder and is a strong advocate for children and families. Margaret serves on the Board of Directors of Austin Comes Together and remains active in community issues. Twice named "Fund Raiser of the Year" by the East Austin Optimist Club, Margaret also received an award in 1993 for her accomplishments by the Austin Año de la Mujer Committee. She participates in Allison Elementary School's Career Day and volunteers with Reading Is Fundamental (RIF). Margaret also serves on the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts and is a mentor with the CAMP program at St. Edward's University. One of our own, Mexican American Business and Professional Women's Association (MABPWA) proudly salutes Margaret Gomez as she launches her future as Travis County Commissioner" (241).

Gonzalez, Paul A.

The following biography appeared in the Program of San José Church Bazaar and Dance, Sunday, May 4, 1975. The original is in the possession of Alice Maldonado (237). Additional information is from the San José Sunday Bulletin.

Paul Anthony Gonzalez was born in Austin, Texas on September 29, 1959 to Francisco and Mary Gonzalez. Paul's mother was born in England. Mr. Gonzalez met her while he was in the Air Force and stationed in England. The Gonzalez family moved back to Austin six years ago. Paul has lived in California and England. He has two older brothers and two younger sisters.

Paul is a very familiar sight at Travis High School. He admits he likes school and wants to continue his education after graduation from high school. Paul is a sophomore. His activities at school include serving as treasurer of the Pan American Student Forum (and) Past Parliamentarian of the Student Council. He is also a member of the Chess Club. He very modestly admitted that he has never lost a game. The Travis High School newspaper, "The Southerner," did a feature story on Paul in the November issue.

Paul spends quite a bit of his spare time helping Rev. Mike Mikan around the church. Paul is getting all the experience he can because he plans to be a priest. He is one of the many people who are going to Mexico this summer to help with the mission at San Rafael. San José Church is joining with Montopolis again this year with the mission project. The group plans to go by caravan in three vans. Paul and his family reside at 506 South Park Drive, Austin (237).

In October 1978, the San Jose Pastor, Rev. John S. Korcsmar, CSC, referred to Paul Gonzales in the Sunday bulletin, "We will have a turkey dinner (we all know Paul Gonzales is usually stuffed, but can he fit in one of those ovens?). (By the way, on one of the questionnaires that was turned in a couple of weeks ago, there was a comment about not picking on Paul so much and using him as an example. I wish his mother weren't so sensitive!)" (223:29/10/78). Rev. Korcsmar was known for his sense of humor and frequently reprinted jokes and humorous sayings in the Sunday Bulletin (223:07/06/1981).

In December 1978, the pastor wrote in the Sunday Bulletin that "...there will be a meeting at the home of Frank and Mary Gonzales, 506 South Park. (They promise that Paul won't be home so that everyone will have a good time)" (223:03/12/78). Paul was an employee of the church for several years (223:15/04/79), first as an Administrative Assistant (223:11/07/82) and then as the director of the San José Community Center (223:27/03/83).

While he was employed by the church, he also worked as a disc jockey. He advertised his business in the Sunday Bulletin as Silver Express Disc Jockey and listed his address as 2425 Oak Crest, the address of the church. Since mobile telephones did not exist, he listed the church telephone in his advertisements as his day telephone and his parent's telephone as his evening telephone (223:25/07/82).

Paul was the driving force behind the mission to Mexico and continued to accompany the Mission Group to Ahuactalán until the summer of 1982 (223:11/07/82). He was immensely popular and his birthday was announced in the Sunday Bulletin (probably as a joke) (223:10/10/82).

During the summer of 1983, he managed the San José Community Center, a popular site for dances (223:27/03/83). Paul worked as a disc jockey until at least 1986 and donated his services for benefit dances (223:25/11/84). He continued to work in the youth program as a young adult. In February 1986, the San José Youth Drama Group, directed by Paul Gonzales, participated in a One Act Play Competition at St. Monica Catholic Church in Cameron. Seven groups presented plays (223: 09/02/1986). The group from San José Parish came in 2nd place in the competition (223: 02/03/1986).

Ibarra, Cathy

This biography was printed in the Program of San José Church Bazaar and Dance, Sunday, May 4, 1975. The original is in the possession of Alice Maldonado.

Cathy Ibarra was born January 16, 1959 to Roger and Dolores Ibarra in Fort Worth, Texas. When she was two years old, her parents moved to Austin. Her father is retired from the US military and her mother works for the Austin Independent School District. Cathy has an older brother, Roger Jr., age 17.

Cathy is a very energetic 16 year old who likes to stay busy and love to help people. She is a 10th grader at Travis High School. She is a member of the Rebel Club, and Past Secretary of the Student Council. She is also Past Secretary of the Pan American Forum.

She has been helping with CCD at San Jose for the past two years. She belongs to the CYO and is presently serving as Secretary.

Her hobbies include playing volley ball, tennis and swimming. She hasn't made up her mind where she wants to go to college, but she plans to be a psychologist (237).

Maldonado, Alice

This biography of Alice Maldonado was printed in the Program of 20th Anniversary Banquet, Mexican American Business and Professional Women's Association, Saturday, October 15, 1994. The original is in the possession of Alice Maldonado.

Alice has been a friend of youth through San Jose Catholic Church and other organizations for almost 30 years. Working full time and raising a family has not kept Alice from giving of herself as a volunteer for "at-risk youth". Alice and her family have made youth involvement a priority in their lives. Her approach is simple-she teaches youth the importance of family, tradition and religion. Mrs. Maldonado has taken youth to Mexico to learn of others' hardships and how to give of themselves. Following in her footsteps is her daughter, Cindy Martinez, who has also received city-wide recognition for her work with "at-risk youth". Alice does not depend on public funding to perform her work with youth. Her efforts have been underwritten through personal funds and with help from the Austin business community. Alice's goals are to keep kids in school, off drugs and out of gangs. And she has been a success. Her Catholic upbringing and involvement in the San Jose parish has taught Alice Maldonado to give from the heart. Alice Maldonado is recognized by Mexican American Business and Professional Women's Association (MABPWA) as a woman "con Corazon de oro" (241).

In September 1984 Bishop Harris re-appointed Joe and Alice Maldonado to their 4th term as Moderators for the Austin Catholic Youth Deanery (223:23/09/84) and they continued to volunteer their time to San José Catholic Church until at least 2018.

Rev. Alfredo Mendez, C.S.C.

Rev. Alfred E. Mendez Gonzalez was born in 1907 in Chicago, IL. He was ordained a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross on June 24, 1935 in Washington, D.C. and arrived at St. Edward's University in 1936 shortly after his ordination (72).

In 1937 he worked as an instructor at St. Edward's University (1937 Austin City Directory, pg. 441). He took charge of the Mexican Mission that was preparing to build Santa Rosa Church at Andice, 38 miles north of Austin (72). It is said that he established eleven missions in the Diocese of Galveston, north of the Colorado River.

He took a sick leave in January 1937 and upon his return to Austin was assigned to St. Helen Church in Georgetown (History of St. Helen). In August 1939, while a patient in a hospital in San Antonio, Mendez was invited by the Bishop of San Antonio to build a Mexican church in the Diocese of San Antonio (9). To this end, he began to hold Spanish-language services at St. Ignatius, Martyr, Church that was then located at 303 W. Johanna (1939 Austin City Directory). In July 15, 1939, Mendez received permission to begin a Mexican Mission the Diocese of San Antonio in collaboration with Rev. James Donohue and Rev. Joseph Houser (72) (73). In April 1940, he described himself as President of the Mexican Mission (1940 US Census) and, in 1941, as the pastor of St. Joseph's Church (1941 Austin City Directory).

San José was originally called St. Joseph's Mexican Catholic Church (70). It was a national church without parish boundaries. By February 1942, it was called Misión de San José (74). The purpose of the Mexican Mission was to found a "national" church for Mexican immigrants. In 1939, the system of racial segregation known as Jim Crow was still being developed and, since Mexicans and Blacks were not welcome at Anglo churches, separate churches were created for them. Before 1940, Holy Cross Fathers from St. Edward's University created San José parish for Mexicans, St. Ignatius, Martyr, for Anglos, and Holy Cross Parish for African-Americans (4). Rev. Alfred Mendez was tasked with creating the Mexican church (36).

By the end of 1940, the Mexican Mission had established three missions (including a Mother Church in South Austin) and serviced five preaching stations in southern Travis County. By 1942, Mendez was in charge of four missions and ten preaching stations. The missions had practically no income and between 1940 and 1948, when a rectory was built for San Jose Church, Mendez lived in private homes or at St. Edward's University (1940 Census) (Austin City Directory).

Mendez had many collaborators. He was helped by Holy Cross Sisters from St. Mary's Academy and several young priests from St. Edward's University including Fathers Thomas Culhane, James Donnelly, Peter Mueller, Joel Atwood, Elmer Vincent Rupp and Brother Anthony Weber. Rev. James Donohue, a retired priest who had been the Superior General of the Congregation of the Holy Cross, was his Associate Pastor (4) in 1940. Arthur Fehr, a young architect who later became quite famous, designed the first three mission buildings and Charlies Delanna, a local ranchman, donated building material for the mission buildings. The men who built the first four mission churches were parishioners of the mission in South Austin. Father Mendez was much admired by his parishioners for his generosity and selflessness (70).

Mendez was pastor of San José Church and its three or four missions from 1939 until 1948. His successor was one of his earliest collaborators, Rev. Joseph Houser, CSC. Father Houser was pastor of San Jose for almost twenty years, from 1948 until 1967 (211).

On October 28, 1960, Mendez was ordained Bishop of Arecibo, Puerto Rico, his ancestral home. He was the first bishop to make a Cursillo retreat and brought the Cursillo movement to Puerto Rico as soon as he arrived there. He welcomed change in ancient practices, encouraged Holy Cross Sisters to update their habits and encouraged the appointment of permanent deacons. He was a member of the Latin American Episcopal Council (CELAM) that promoted the theology of liberation. He retired in January 1974 and moved to Carlsbad, California.

He became a controversial figure in 1990 when he ordained two seminarians of the Society of St. Pius V (SSPV) that was considered by the Vatican to be a splinter group. His Latin was rusty and the ordinations remain controversial. He was in poor health. In October 1993, he ordained an ultra-conservative priest as Bishop of the Society of St. Pius V (SSPV) and became the center of a factional struggle between the Vatican and the SSPV. Rev. Mendez died in Cincinnati in January 1995.

Amelia (Molly) Resas

Mrs. Amelia (Molly) Resas was a longtime resident of South Austin. When Father Mendez requested help from the community to raise funds for a new church in 1940, she and the ladies of the church community began having "reunions" of day-long, family-oriented activities and fellowship to raise money for the church. These events evolved into the annual church Jamaica.

After the church was built, Mrs. Resas created the organization of the Guadalupanas at San José Parish. With the blessing of Rev. Mendez, Mrs. Resas invited the ladies of the new parish to join the society and in this way begin the Guadalupanas.

Mrs. Resas recounted how the Guadalupanas would provide meals for the young priests, welcoming them into their homes. Today the organization is the primary support for the parish priests and the needs of the church in devotion to the Blessed Mother. The Guadalupanas coordinate the annual celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on December 12 at San José Parish (229).

Sister Gloria Rodriguez, M. J. M. J.

In 1982 Sister Gloria was Director of Religious Education at San José Parish. She served in this capacity for six years beginning in 1976. Sister María Navarro, M.J.M.J. assisted Sister Gloria in this work (223: 04/10/1981). Sister Gloria left San José on June 6, 1982. As the Director of Religious Education, she coordinated the work of 700 CCD students and 40 CCD teachers, from Kindergarten through senior high school. She helped prepare students for their First confession, their First Holy Communion and for Confirmation. She directed weekend retreats in Corpus Christi and Center Point for junior and senior high students.

After she left San José, she returned to Mother House of the Missionary Sisters of Jesus, Mary and Joseph at 102 East Montgomery, Laredo, Texas (223:25/07/82). Her successors as Director of Religious Education were Miss Beeda Saenz (223: 03/10/1982) and, in 1984, Sister Eva Walsh (223: 17/11/1985).

Deacon Romero C. Sanchez

Romero Sanchez was born August 21, 1932 in McAllen, Texas. He served in Korea in the US Air Force. He married Rachel Sanchez in 1960 and had four children He was a Deacon at San Jose Church for some years and died April 21, 2017 in Austin. He is buried in Assumption Cemetery.

Bios of soldiers

In 2000 and 2001, the School of Journalism of the University of Texas at Austin received a grant to record the oral histories of Latinos and Latinas who served in the US military during World War Two. This was published in paper form in 2002 and 2001 under the title, Narratives, Stories of U.S. Latinos and Latinas and World War II, Spring semester 2001, Vol. II, Number II, a publication of the U.S. Latino and Latina WWII Oral History Project. It was placed on the World Wide Web as, U.S. Latino and Latina WWII Oral History Project, School of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin, www.utexas.edu/projects/latinoarchives.

The histories of some of the persons interviewed for the oral history project at UT were transcribed and summarized as follows. Most have some connection to San José Parish.

Ladislao C. Castro

Attended Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic School, Austin and graduated from vocational high school in 1941. He served as a gunner on a B-24 Liberator bomber. He spent several months in occupied Europe. He attended university on the GI Bill and worked 22 years at Bergstrom Air Force Base. He married Sallie Castillo in 1948 and had two sons, James and Juan (Narratives, Spring semester 2001, Vol. II, Number II, page 1).

Zoila Antonia (Sallie) Castillo

She was born near San Marcos in 1927 and moved to Austin in 1939. She attended Zavala Elementary School, Allen Junior High and then Austin High. Mexican students were separated from Anglos and had no access to school clubs or sports except the Hispanic Club. Mexicans could eat in Woolworths but could not sit at the counter. After World War II she became involved with LULAC, She married Ladislao Castro in 1948 (Narratives, Spring semester 2001, Vol. II, Number II, page 37).

Pete Casarez

Pete Casarez and his brothers, Frank, Eugene and Frutoso (Tuto) grew up near Guadalupe Church, Austin. He studied at Austin High School in auto mechanics for 2 ½ years then joined the US Navy. He was assigned to the 25th Naval Construction Battalion attached to the 3rd Marines. The Seabees were stationed on Guam for 18 months, leaving May 1946. He became a lens grinder for eyeglasses in downtown Austin. He married Theresa Herrera in February 1948 and had four children: Pete Jr., Carlos, Herlinda and Veronica. He was active in the PTA and a founding member of Catholic War Veterans Post 1805 in 1951. He was an usher at San Jose and a member of the American Legion (Interviewed October 2000, Narratives, Spring semester 2001, Vol. II, Number II, page 3).

Teresa Herrera

Teresa's parents were from Coahuila and moved to Austin when Teresa was 11 months old. She was the youngest of seven children. She attended the all-Mexican school at 3rd and Comal for 1st grade, Bickler Elementary for 2nd grade then went to mostly-Anglo Palm Elementary School. The Anglo and Mexican students at the school did not mix. She attended John T. Allen Junior High and then Austin High School at 12th and Rio Grande. She worked on Saturdays at M.K. Hage 5 and 10 cent store on 6th Street.

At age 16, she joined a dance group at Zaragosa Park. Alicia Munguia, a UT student, was the leader of Alicia Munguia's Entertainment Group. The dance group performed Mexican dances at Camp Swift and for the U.S.O.

She graduated in May 1945 (from Nixon Clay Business School) and worked as a typist for Texas Department of Health until she married Pete Casarez in February 1948. After her marriage, she was active with League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council #85 from 1945 until 1952 and was the first Hispanic poll workers (at Palm Elementary). She worked as a bookkeeper from 1952 to 1968 and then worked for 20 years with the Internal Revenue Service in accounting.

She and her husband built a house on Oltorf Street and raised four children. She was active with the PTA and the band club. She served as state president of the Catholic War Veterans Ladies Auxiliary. She was interviewed October 2000, Narratives, Spring semester 2001, Vol. II, Number II, page 3.

Josephine Kelly

Josephine Kelly married Alfred Ledesma, a Mexican, prior to 1937. Her mother was Josephine Leonor Barrera and her father John Kelly. They lived in Austin. She trained as an airplane mechanic and worked during WWII at Randolph and Bergstrom Air Force bases. She was a member of the Ladies of Charity (Narratives, Spring semester 2001, Vol. II, Number II, page 5).

Frank Reséndez (Francisco Rodriguez Reséndez)

Frank Reséndez was born in Bluff Springs (10 miles south of Austin) but raised by an uncle in Mexico after his mother died. His father remarried in 1938 and 18-year old Frank rejoined his father in Austin. He remembers that movie theatres were closed to Mexicans in 1940. He joined the US. Army in 1942 and was sent to Camp Walters. He served in New Guinea as a cook. He learned English in New Guinea while serving in the Army.

He married Mary Carmona in 1949 and had three children, Rodolfo, Mary Frances and Gerardo. He worked as a welder from 1949 to 1969. He and his wife were active with Catholic War Veterans and the CWV Ladies Auxiliary (Narratives, Spring semester 2001, Vol. II, Number II, page 17).

Mary Colunga Carmona

Mary was born in Austin in 1927. Her father (Deciderio Melendez Carmona) was a barber and musician. He purchased a house at S. 5th Street in 1929 and owned a barber shop on West 2nd Street. Mary left school after the 5th grade (something that she said was commonplace at the time). The family attends San Jose Church.

In 1941 the family moved to Big Spring and opened a barber shop. Her parents separated in 1943 and the children returned with their mother to Austin. As the second of eight children, Mary was expected to help raise her siblings. She took a job at Austin Laundry pressing and drying clothes for 10 years. She met Frank Reséndez at a dance following a wedding. They married in 1949 and had three children, Rudolpho, Mary Frances and Gerardo. Mary worked for 31 years as a seamstress until she retired in 1989.

Her husband joined CWV in 1980 and helped with the Bingos and attended the national conventions. Her husband had a stroke in 1992 (Narratives, Spring semester 2001, Vol. II, Number II, page 17).

Joe Moreno Uriegas

Joe was one of seven children of Charlie Uriega and Felipa Moreno. He was drafted into the US Army in October 1942. He married Ysidra Avila in 1942 prior to leaving Austin. He was attached to 188th Field Artillery, trained as a paratrooper and landed in Europe in a glider on D-Day. He was discharged in November 1945. He worked for UT Austin for 35 years in maintenance, retiring as warehouse supervisor.

Mr. Uriegas was involved in the first Post of Catholic War Veterans in Austin at St. Mary's but the Post soon disbanded. In 1957 Post 1805 at San José was founded. The Post raises money from Bingos for scholarships for college students.

Mr. Uriegas was involved in the Democratic Party of Travis County and served as a state delegate (Narratives, Spring semester 2001, Vol. II, Number II, page 31).

Pedro Tijerina

Pedro Tijerina grew up in Laredo, Texas, the son of a self-employed truck driver. When he was 15, he joined the Citizen's Military Training Corps at Camp Bullis in Fort Sam Houston. He was dismissed because he was underage but rejoined in 1938 and was promoted. He transferred to the Civilian Conservation Corps where the pay was higher ($30 a month, $25 of which was sent to his parents). He was discharged for protesting discrimination against Mexicans.

He rejoined the Citizen's Military Training Corps and then the Air Force. He was stationed in Guam. He returned to Laredo and passed the entrance exam to UT Austin. On this basis, he was given a high school diploma. He went to St. Mary's University in San Antonio on the GI Bill. He did not graduate from law school but passed the bar exam in 1951. He became a criminal trial lawyer.

With the help of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, he was granted $2,250,000 from the Ford Foundation to start what became the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) (Interviewed in San Antonio, Dec. 2000, Narratives, Spring semester 2001, Vol. II, Number II, page 11).

Ramona Sosa

Mrs. Ramona Sosa worked very hard for many years to establish and to supervise the day care center at San José. She and Diana Sosa died suddenly in October 1978. Diana was Dean of Students at Travis High School and had just begun her career (223:22/10/78).

Joe Treviño

The following is from the Program of San José Church Bazaar and Dance, Sunday, May 4, 1975. The original is in the possession of Alice Maldonado.

"Francis and Joe Treviño own and operate Davis Cleaners at 1601 South Lamar. The Treviños celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary last June. They have two children, Jo Ann, 23 and John Joseph, 17.

Mr. Treviño is a member of Sagrado Corazón. At present, he is acting treasurer. He helps with the Bingo for the church every Monday evening.

Mrs. Treviño is a member of the Guadalupanas. Like her husband, she is acting treasurer for the Guadalupanas. She is very modest about her contributions to the church related activities but admits that she loves to help out in any assignment she is given. She and her husband cosponsored one of the Queen candidates in the contest that San José Church had two years ago. She admits devoted loyalty to San José Church and as she says, "I love San José and I would never leave it" (237).

Rev. Fred Underwood

Fred Underwood was born on July 23, 1923 in Evansville, Indiana (118). While in high school, he worked for a construction company and was promoted to vice-president of the company. He joined the Army Air Corps in 1941 and became an ace pilot of a B-29 bomber. In 1947, he joined the Congregation of the Holy Cross and entered the Holy Cross seminary. He was ordained as a priest in June 1956 and was assigned to St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Killeen in 1958 (118).

Upon arriving in Killeen, he found the parish school closed for lack of teachers. In response, he founded and directed the Volunteer Teachers Service to recruit Catholic education majors to work for Catholic schools and churches for a one-year term after graduation (118).

In 1962, Underwood was assigned to Dolores Church in Montopolis. He found that 75% of the parishioners were on welfare. There was no public transportation and the community was known to have a high crime rate, a low literacy rate and a high number of high school dropouts. Underwood initiated a number of improvements in the Montopolis area. He built a Community Center, a Day Care Center, Head Start program, a Neighborhood Youth Corps and a bus service (118). Later a housing project was built on land owned by the Parish. In 1985, Channel 10 aired a documentary film about the history of Montopolis, called "Montopolis". Underwood, who initiated most of these community improvements in the 1960's, was interviewed along with other neighborhood residents and leaders (223: 10/11/1985).

In 1968, Underwood was named to provincial council of C.S.C. Southern Province and in 1969 to the Diocese of Austin Priests Senate (118). In 1982, he was assigned to San José Parish. While at San José, he built its third church and began an evangelization program that transformed the parish. At San José, he continued the charismatic prayer movement that he began at Dolores Parish in 1972 and San José became "something of a city-wide charismatic church" (quote from Rev. Korscmar).

In April 1993, Underwood left San José Parish after ten years as its pastor. He expected to travel in the Houston area giving retreats he called renewals and to take a miraculous picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus picture with him. Until April 12, the photo was available for viewing at San Jose (223:11/04/1993) (223: 25/04/1993). In July 1993, a doctor discovered cancer in his prostate. He was scheduled for surgery on July 7 in a hospital in Houston (223: 04/07/1993) and went to New Mexico to recover.

Mrs. Felipa Uriegas

The following is from the Program of San José Church Bazaar and Dance, Sunday, May 4, 1975, in the possession of Alice Maldonado.

"Mrs. Felipa Moreno Uriegas was born 85 years ago in Guerrero, Tampico, Mexico on August 22, 1890. She was married to Rosalio Uriegas at age 15 in Uvalde County, Texas. She and her husband moved to a ranch outside of Austin where her husband worked as a ranch foreman. After his death in 1923, she moved to Austin. She had a home built in 1927 at 710 W. Monroe and has lived there since then.

She raised four sons and two daughters. Three of her sons, Casimiro, Joe and Valentin as well as one daughter, Mrs. Rufina Bargas, live in Austin. She has one son, Mauricio, who lives in Galveston. She had a daughter, Benigna Sosa, who died in 1964. Mrs. Uriegas has 21 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren. She was a faithful and loyal member of San Jose Church."

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Biographic data: Congregation of the Holy Cross, C.S.C.

The Mexican Mission and San José Parish was a product of the Congregation of the Holy Cross. This article provides background material on the individual members of the Holy Cross community that interacted in some way with the parish.

Contents:

Historical chronology of C.S.C. in Austin

Historical chronology of individual C.S.C. Brothers and priests

Historical chronology of the Congregation of the Holy Cross in Austin

1841 Rev. Edward Sorin and six C.S.C. brothers arrived in the US from France and traveled to Indiana.

1842 The Bishop of the Diocese of Vincennes, Indiana offered rural land to F. Sorin if he would build a school.

1842 November Sorin and five C.S.C. brothers settled on the donated land and began a school.

1844 The school, "The University of Our Lady of the Lake", was chartered as a university for boys by the legislature as "The University of Notre Dame". C.S.C. sisters opened St. Mary's College nearby for girls.

1844-1865 Sorin was named the President of the University of Notre Dame.

1847 The Vicariate of Texas was formed with F. Jean-Marie Odin as Apostolic Vicar in 1842. In 1847 the Diocese of Galveston was formed to include all of Texas with Bishop Jean-Marie Odin as its first bishop. San Antonio was formerly part of the diocese of Monterrey.

1857 The Vatican approved the C.S.C. constitution for Brothers and priests. There were three congregations in the C.S.C. movement (priests, Brothers and Sisters).

1857 The founder of the order designated the Sacred Heart of Jesus as patron of the priests; the pure heart of St. Joseph as the patron of the Brothers and the Immaculate Heart of Mary as patron of the Sisters (52).

1857 Colonel W. L Robards, a member of St. Mary's Parish in Austin, purchased 123 acres south of the river on the east side of and adjacent to the Austin-San Antonio highway (now Congress Avenue).

1861 Rev. Jean-Marie Odin was appointed Bishop in New Orleans and left Galveston.

1862 Rev. Claude Marie Dubuis was appointed Bishop of Galveston. The Diocese of Galveston had 50 churches and 84 priests.

1865 The Vatican accepted the constitution of the congregation of Sisters, the Marianites of Holy Cross.

1868 Mr. Doyle, a member of St. Mary's Parish in Austin, purchased 498 acres of farm land east of Col. Robards' land and built a farmhouse.

1871 His widow, Mrs. Mary Doyle, bequeathed 398 acres of the Doyle farm to the Catholic Church for use as a school. She advised Bishop Claude Marie Dubuis, the Bishop of Galveston, of this intended gift.

1872 Col. Willis L. Robards died (50)

1872 Bishop Dubuis offered an Austin parish to C.S.C.

1872 March Sorin, the retired President of Notre Dame University, and Bishop Dubuis of Galveston visited the Doyle farm.

1872 April Sorin purchased the Robards tract for $5,189 and gave a note to Mrs. Doyle of $995 for her 398 acres. She reserved one hundred acres of land east of this tract (50)

1873 February Mrs. Doyle died and the note for $995 was willed to Fr. Sorin.

1874 August The Diocese of San Antonio was created out of Diocese of Galveston with the Colorado River is the dividing line at Austin.

1874, May 4 Holy Cross Fathers took charge of St. Mary's church (138). Rev. Daniel J. Spillard, C.S.C., was the first C.S.C. pastor (139). Sisters of the Holy Cross took possession of the old rock school on East 10th Street (139).

1874-1875 Two C.S.C. brothers and three C.S.C. sisters arrived to take possession of the Doyle farm (50).

1875 November The largest room in the Doyle farmhouse was converted into a chapel and a priest from St. Mary's in Austin began celebrating Sunday Mass in the chapel.

1878 C.S.C. opened a school with three farm boys in a building on the Doyle farm (not the Doyle farmhouse) (50) (51).

1883 The block on E. 7th to E. 8th and Brazos to San Jacinto was purchased for St. Mary's Academy (139)

1884, April 20 Bishop N. A. Gallagher of Galveston dedicated the new St. Mary's church (139)

1885 The Texas Legislature chartered St. Edward's College school (St. Edward's Academy) on the Doyle farm (50). Rev. P.J. Francisus, C.S.C., was the first president (139).

1889 The school was moved from the Doyle farm westward to the hilltop on Robard's tract (its present location) (50).

1885-1910 Two C.S.C. Brothers ran a school for boys at St. Mary's Church. After 1910 the school was opened to girls.

1891 There are 100 students and two C.S.C. Brothers at St. Edward's College.

1892 There are four priests, twelve Brothers and 140 boarders at St. Edward's College.

1893 Very Rev. Edward Sorin, C.S.C. died in Notre Dame, Indiana.

1903 St. Edward's main building burnt (50).

1907 Two new churches were founded in Austin: St. Austin's and Our Lady of Guadalupe (a national parish for the Spanish-speaking). Rev. John O'Keefe, C.S.C., was pastor of St. Mary's (139).

1907, April 7 Rev. Patrick O'Reilly, C.S.C., was working as a missionary to the Mexican community in downtown Austin. Rev. Gallagher, Bishop of Galveston, dedicated a new Catholic chapel at the corner of Fifth and Guadalupe Streets (128).

1907, December 9 Rev. Dr. Mejade of St. Edward's preached the sermon in Castilian at Guadalupe Church. The pastor was Rev. F. J. O'Reilly (129).

1911, May 26 and 27 The Daughters of Isabella, under Miss Josephine Theis, held a bazaar to pay off the building debt of Guadalupe Church (130).

1921 The student body of St. Edward's is divided into college, high school and elementary grades along the model of a French boarding school. The curriculum included elementary (the "minims"), preparatory, and collegiate programs, as well as a manual training school (50).

1923, February 14 Five of the sixteen members of the Board of Directors of the Catholic Home Mission Guild, were Holy Cross Fathers: Rev. Angus MacDonald (Guadalupe), P.J. O'Reilly (Seton Infirmary), Michael Quinlan (St. Mary's), Edward Burns (St. Mary's) and Matthew Schumacher (St. Edward's) (127).

1923, February 25 Rev. Angus J. MacDonald, C.S.C., is the pastor of Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Austin, Texas (126). The church was full for both Sunday Masses with many people coming from outside of the city (127).

1923, February Rev. P. J. O'Reilly was pastor of Sacred Heart Chapel in east Austin where there was a boxcar settlement. The chapel was a three-room shack. Prior to Easter, the chapel was moved to a tent on the 2300 block of East First Street (127). This chapel is now Cristo Rey Church.

1924, December 4 The Bishop of Galveston informed Rev. Angus MacDonald that he has found two Oblate Fathers who will assume control of Guadalupe Church (131).

1925 Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) take charge of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe church at E. 9th and Lydia Street.

1925 St. Edward's received its charter as a university (51).

1925 C.S.C. Brothers and priests staff St. Edward's. Sisters of the Presentation (exiled from France) served in the kitchen, laundry and infirmary from 1903-1935 (50) (51).

1937, October 14 The cornerstone of Holy Cross Church for Negro Catholics was laid at 1608 E. 11th Street by Rev. Francis Weber (139).

1939, July Holy Cross Fathers including Rev. James Donahue, Rev. Fred Schmidt, Rev. Mendez and Rev. Culhane were working with Mexicans on the northern border of the San Antonio Diocese, including the Holy Cross Mission at Garfield (71).

~1939 F. Mendez, C.S.C. was conducting Spanish language services at St. Ignatius Church at 211 West Johanna Street in South Austin.

1940 C.S.C. priests, Brothers and Sisters, including Alfred Mendez, Joseph Hauser, John Haley, Frank Weber, John Korcsmar, Gloria Rodriguez and James Donahue, founded churches in southern Travis County. Catechist Blanche Marie Richardson and Catechist Mary Salome Dorava (Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters) helped with the census (4).

1940 Rev. James Donahue was assigned to follow-up a survey of Mexican farm workers living in Bastrop and Travis Counties. The two sisters from New Mexico performed the survey during the summer of 1940.

1940, February 1 St. Ignatius Martyr church dedicated in South Austin with Rev. Patrick R. Duffy, C.S.C., as the first pastor (139).

1945 The South West Providence of the C.S.C. was formed (50)

1947, November The Diocese of Austin was formed from parts of the Dioceses of Galveston and San Antonio.

1948, May 13 Rev. Louis J. Reicher was installed as Bishop of the Diocese of Austin at St. Mary's Cathedral (139).

1963, April Rev. Houser said, "In 23 years of work at San José, the Congregation of Holy Cross has never received or asked for anything. Even that should not go on forever, since we have Seminarians to train and the sick and aged to care for" (223:04/28/63).

1969 The staff of St. Edward's consists of Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters, C.S.C. Brothers and priests and Dominican priests (50).

1972 St. Edward's University begins College Assistance Migrant Program for children of Mexican migrant farm workers (51) (49).

1974, October Bishop Alfredo Mendez was the celebrant at the 100th Anniversary Mass for the Holy Cross Fathers. Bishop Harris preached the sermon (250: 12/09/74).

1985, July 21 San José Parish hosted the Golden Jubilee Mass and reception for Rev. Lawrence T. Bauer, Rev. Joseph F. Houser, Bishop Alfred F. Mendez and Rev. Francis R. Weber (223: 21/07/1985).

Historical chronology of individual C.S.C. Brothers and priests

Contents:

Lawrence Bauer

Thomas Culhane

Joseph Devliegher

James W. Donahue

James Donnelly

Brother William Dunn

Bob Gilmour

Frank Grogan

John Haley

Joseph F. Hauser

Angus J. MacDonald

Alfred Mendez

Michael Mikan

Peter Mueller

Timothy R. Murphy

John Payne

Leonard Paul

Patrick J. O'Reilly

Elmer Vincent Rupp

Fred A. Schmidt

Fred Underwood

Brother Anthony Weber

Lawrence Bauer

1975 Lawrence Bauer acted as the administrator of San José Parish after Rev. Haley was reassigned. He was assisted by a Maryknoll Missionary, Rev. Michael Simone, M.M. (12) (58).

1976, May Rev. John Korscmar took over as pastor of San José (12) (143).

1978, December Korscmar was pastor at Holy Family Church in Copperas Cove, Texas (223:17/12/78).

Santo J. Ciatto

1963, January Rev. Ciatto replaced Rev. Harold Hughes as Assistant Pastor of San José Church (223:02/03/63).

1965, July 18 Rev. Edward F. Abstetar, C.S.C. was listed in the Sunday Bulletin as Rev. Ciatto's replacement. Rev. Ciatto was sent to work at Sacred Heart Church in New Orleans (223:07/18/65).

Thomas Culhane

1935 Culhane was ordained and sent to the missions at Andice, Bertram and Georgetown. He was also assigned to teach at St. Edward's University (sainthelens.org/history).

1936 Culhane was preparing to build a church at Andice with money from the Extension Society ($1,000) and help from Brother Jerome Steffes C.S.C.

1937 Culhane was pastor of St. Helens in Georgetown. He and Rev. Frederick Schmidt C.S.C. lived in the rectory of St. Helen. Holy Cross Sisters were teaching CCD two weeks during the summer.

1939, July Culhane, Mendez and Fred Schmidt were working at the Mission at Garfield, near Marble Falls and near Buchanan Dam (71).

1940 Culhane was sick and was replaced by Rev. Joseph Houser.

1943 Rev. Peter Mueller CSC replaced Houser and in 1945 Culhane returned as pastor of St. Helens.

1951 Culhane left St. Helens to be chaplain of a boy's school in Indiana. He was replaced by Fred Schmidt until 1959.

1964 Culhane retired and returned to Austin to live at Donahue House.

1970 Culhane wrote articles for Catholic publications.

1975, June 22 Thomas Culhane celebrated his 40th anniversary as a priest at St. Mary's in Austin (223:22/06/75).

1977, August 19 Culhane died (History of St. Helen) (sainthelens.org/history).

Chas. Delaney

1974 Rev. Delaney celebrated his 25th anniversary Mass at Dolores Parish in Austin (223:15/09/74).

James W. Donahue

Prior to 1940 Rev. Donahue was Superior General of the Congregation of the Holy Cross (4).

1940 After stepping down from his position, he moved to Austin where the C.S.C. had St. Edward's University and three parishes (4).

1940 Donahue asked the Superior General of the Missionary Catechists of Our Lady of Victory to send two Catechists for six months to take a census of Spanish-speaking families in rural areas near Austin, especially in Bastrop County (4). Donahue moved into the Holy Cross rectory with Brother Anthony Weber.

1940 Donahue was reassigned to a C.S.C. house in the East (4).

1943, June 30 F. Donahue died at Notre Dame University (4).

Joseph Devliegher

Rev. Devliegher was a Holy Cross priest and a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. He was an electronic engineer and worked for Bendix before studying for the priesthood. He worked with Rev. Fred Underwood at Dolores Parish and they were together in New Orleans for 6 years where Devliegher was Director of the House of Studies for Holy Cross Candidates and Underwood was Vocation Director and gave renewals in the twelve Southern States. After that, Devliegher worked as pastor of St. Joseph's Parish in Killeen, Texas.

In 1990, he worked at St. Mary's Cathedral and, in July, was assigned to San José (223:01/07/1990). He was reassigned to Our Mother of Sorrows Church in Burnet, Texas in September 1992 (223:20/09/1992) and left San José September 10 (223:30/08/1992). He was assigned to Sacred Heart Church in New Orleans (223:30/08/1992).

James A. Donnelly

1946, November 23 Rev. Donnelly explained to the Bishop why he should be appointed Assistant Pastor of St. Ignatius although he is working at San José. The confusion had to do with parish boundaries (46).

1947, January 2 Donnelly was appointed Assistant Pastor of St. Ignatius Parish to help in the Mission of San José (46).

1947, April 3 Donnelly was informed that he would be appointed Assistant Pastor of San José on April 6 when that parish becomes a valid national parish (46).

Brother William Dunn

1987, February Bro. Dunn taught Christian Adult Education classes at San José Church on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:15AM (223: 08/02/1987). He also wrote a history of the parish. He was an instructor at St. Edward's University.

Bob Gilmour

Late 1960s and early 1970s Rev. Bob Gilmour, C.S.C., served as Associate Pastor at San José, St. Ignatius and St. Mary's churches.

1974 He left St. Ignatius for Ghana, West Africa where he served for 14 years (223:10/07/1988).

1978, October Rev. Bob Gilmour was in Africa when he asked for prayers from the people of San José (223:22/10/78).

1988, July He was diagnosed with cancer of the larynx and faced surgery (223:10/07/1988).

Frank Grogan

Rev. Frank Grogan, C.S.C., was assigned to San José in August 1988 (223:28/08/1988). Grogan was Associate Pastor at San José from August 28, 1988 until September 9, 1990. He left to continue his study of Spanish at MACC in San Antonio. After that he went to Cuernavaca, Mexico to study Spanish (223:09/09/1990).

John Haley

1941, June Haley was raised in Pennsylvania and ordained in 1941 (122). He spent many years in Chile.

1968, June Haley was pastor of San José Church (122).

1978, October John Haley was pastor of San Francisco Church on Lockhart Highway (223:22/10/78) at 9110 Hwy. 183 South, Austin, 78747 (223:17/12/78).

1987, December John Haley died on Christmas Day. His funeral was at San Francisco Church on Dec. 28. San Francisco Church was his last parish assignment (223:04/01/1987).

Anthony Houser

Anthony Houser was a Holy Cross Brother and brother of Rev. Joe Houser, C.S.C. He helped build the first San José rectory on W. Mary Street. Brother Houser passed away October 6, 1986, at Notre Dame (223: 12/10/1986)

Joseph F. Houser

1908, May 18 Rev. Houser was born in Youngstown, Ohio (120) (216).

1922 He entered the seminary at Notre Dame high school in South Bend and earned a degree in Philosophy at Notre Dame University and Theology at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. (120).

1926 He entered the novitiate at Notre Dame in July 1, 1926 and took his first vows on July 2, 1927. He graduated from university in 1931 (216).

1935, June 24 Houser were ordained at Sacred Heart Church, Notre Dame (216) by Most Rev. John F. Noll, Bishop of Fort Wayne (220).

1936 He earned a Master's Degree in European History in 1936 (216).

1936-1940 After teaching at Notre Dame for several years, he went to St. Edward's University to teach European history, Latin and religion (120) (216).

1939, May 7 Houser was pictured with a group of children after their first Communion on the grounds of St. Edward's University (216).

1939, August Houser had a small chapel on the grounds of St. Edward's (72).

1940, May He was 31years of age and a teacher and boarder at St. Edward's (Census 1940)

1940-1943 Houser assigned to St. Helen's in Andice (Georgetown) (sainthelens.org/history) (120) (216) (220).

1943-1946 Houser was a Vice-President at St. Edward's University (216) and Vice-President of St. Edward's Military Academy (1944 Austin City Directory)

1946 After it was decided that C.S.C. Brothers would handle all administrative work at St. Edward's, eight priests were transferred from St. Edwards (220). Houser was transferred to Christ the King College in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (120) where he taught and served as treasurer and secretary (216).

1948-1967 Houser returned to Austin as pastor of San José Church (120) (211) (216). He lived at 711 W. Mary (1952, 1953, 1954 and 1955 Austin City Directory)

1958 A reporter noted that, "the children cling to him, the men admire him, and the women respect him. And they reflect his kindness in many ways" (220).

1994 He retired to Holy Cross House in Notre Dame, Indiana (216).

1997, June 25 Father Houser died at Holy Cross House in Notre Dame, Indiana (216). A memorial Mass was said July 9, 1997 at San José church (216).

Korcsmar, John

1990, October 20 Rev. Korcsmar spoke at the Catholic Evangelization '90 event at Dolores Family Center (223:14/10/1990).

1983, October "El padre de Father John Korcsmar fallecio el pasado fin de semana (223:09/09/83).

Angus J. MacDonald

1923, February 25 Rev. MacDonald, pastor of Guadalupe Church, asked the permission of Rev. Christopher E. Byrne, Bishop of Galveston, to open a chapel in east Austin (126). He and the former pastor, Rev. P. J. O'Reilly, were on the Board of the Catholic Home Mission Guild of Austin (127)

1924, December 4 The Bishop of Galveston informed Rev. MacDonald that two Oblate Fathers (OMI) would take over the Guadalupe Church (131).

1925, January 1 The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate took charge of Guadalupe church (135).

Harold Hughes

1961, March 12 Rev. Hughes was the new Assistant at San José. He was placed in charge of the Altar Boys, the Youth and the Hijas de María. He was the Counsellor to the Boy Scouts, assisted the Cursillo Movement and taught Catechism. He assisted the Men's Club with the Sunday bulletin (223:03/12/61).

Alfred Mendez

~1907 Mendez was born in 1907.

~1935 He lived in Washington, D. C. (Census 1940) and studied theology at Catholic University (120).

1935 Mendez was ordained (sainthelens.org/history).

1936 Mendez arrived at St. Edward's to teach and take charge of the Mexican Missions in the Galveston Diocese. He was preparing to build a church at Andice (St. Rose of Lima) (sainthelens.org/history).

1936-July 1939 Mendez worked for three years in the Galveston Diocese and built eleven missions (72) including St. Rose of Lima in Andice (sainthelens.org/history)

1937 Mendez was an instructor at St. Edward's University (1937 Census).

1937, January-November Mendez was sick (sainthelens.org/history)

1937, November Mendez returned as pastor of St. Helen's but lived in Austin (History of St. Helen) (sainthelens.org/history)

1939, July Schmidt, Mendez and Culhane were visiting Mexicans at Buchanan Dam, Marble Falls and the mission at Garfield (71). Mendez was assigned to Mexican Missions below the Colorado River in the Diocese of San Antonio (72).

1939, August Mendez was a patient at Santa Rosa Hospital in San Antonio (42).

1939, August 13 Father Mendez, writing from St. Edward's University, suggested to Bishop Drossaerts a Mexican mission in south Austin. Mendez said there was a cluster of 45 to 50 Mexican families living close together (72).

1939, August 15 The Archbishop of San Antonio wrote to Father Mendez and agreed to establish a "Mother Church" for Mexican Missions in South Austin (46).

1940 Mendez was a boarder at home of Orin E. Metcalfe, a civil engineer, and wife Clara E. Mendez was President of Mexican Mission, aged 33, boarding at1204 Travis Heights Blvd. near E. Monroe Street in the home of Orin Metcalfe (1940 Census).

1940, December He was boarding at St. Edward's (1)

1941 He was living at St. Edward's and was pastor of St. Joseph's Church (1941 Census).

1944 He was Pastor of San Jose Catholic Church, living at 1906 Newton Street (City Directory 1944).

1947, April 6 Mendez was appointed Pastor of San José Parish when it is erected as a national or language parish inside the boundaries of St. Ignatius Martyr Parish (46) (211).

1947 He was Pastor of San José Church was living 1808 S. 6th Rear (1947 City Directory)

1948 Rev. Mendez was transferred to Notre Dame. A few years later, he was named first Bishop of Diocese of Arecibo, Puerto Rico (211).

1978 His mailing address was 203 E. 10th Street, Austin 78701 (223:17/12/78).

1988, April 17 The pastor of San Jose Church said Bishop Alfred Mendez, the founder of San José Parish, just had a stroke and is partially paralyzed (223:17/04/1988).

Michael Mikan

1967, July 30 Rev. Mike Mikan, CSC, first appeared in the Sunday Bulletin with Rev. John Haley as replacements for Rev. Joseph Houser and Rev. Francis S. Bennett (223:07/30/67).

1968, June Mikan was Assistant Pastor of San Jose (122).

Timothy R. Murphy

1916 Rev. Murphy appointed Pastor of St. Mary's church. Rev. James Gallagan, CSC, was his assistant (137)

Bruce Nieli, CSP

1973, May 5 Nieli was ordained to the Missionary Society of Saint Paul Apostle (7).

1972-1979 Nieli was Assistant Pastor, Saint Paul Apostle, New York and chaplain of the Juilliard School of Music (7). He graduated from Iona College, New York, in 1979 (7).

1978-1983 He was Spiritual Director, Camino Hispanic Youth Movement, New York (7).

1983-1986 He was a member Parish Bilingual Mission Team, Diocese of Galveston-Houston (7).

Peter F. Mueller

1940, May Rev. Mueller was boarding and teaching at St. Edward's, aged 25 (1940 Census)

1943 Rev. Peter Mueller replaced Rev. Houser at St. Helen's in Georgetown (sainthelens.org/history)

1945 Rev. Culhane returned as pastor of St. Helens (sainthelens.org/history)

O'Donnell

1918 O'Donnell succeeded Rev. O'Reilly was pastor of Guadalupe Church. He enlarged the school. Rev. Angus MacDonald followed him (135).

John Payne

1992, August Rev. John Payne, C.S.C. was a former pastor of St. Ignatius Church. In August 1992, he lived at the rectory at St. Ignatius and helped part-time at San José (223:30/08/1992).

1992, November Father John Payne joined Rev. Fred Underwood as Associate Pastor of San José Church. He left San José around May 1993 (223:16/05/1993).

Leonard Paul

1989, June 25 Rev. Paul celebrated his 25th Anniversary of Priesthood at San Jose Church (223:25/06/1989).

1989, July Father Leonard Paul assumed his duties as Pastor of San Francisco Church. He was at San José for two years (223:02/07/1989).

Patrick J. O'Reilly, the older of two Catholic priests

1907 Patrick J. O'Reilley was a C.S.C. Missionary to Mexican colonias in downtown Austin in 1907 (42).

1904 O'Reilley came to Austin in 1904 from Notre Dame University where he taught Spanish (sainthelens.org/history).

1907, April 8 O'Reilly was pastor of the new Catholic chapel at the corner of Firth and Guadalupe when it was dedicated (128).

1907, December 9 Rev. J. O'Reilly was pastor of Guadalupe Catholic Church (129).

1910 He was Pastor of Guadalupe Church in 1910 (Austin City Directory 1910).

1911, May 25 Father O'Reilly was pastor of the Mexican church (130).

1920 Father O'Reilly CSC began celebrating Mass in a tent/boxcar in Georgetown that was the home of Lola Cruz (sainthelens.org/history)

1923, February Father O'Reilly was on the Board of Directors of Catholic Home Mission Guild, Austin and Pastor of Sacred Heart Chapel (a mission for Mexicans in east Austin) and Chaplain of Seton Infirmary (127).

1924, December Angus MacDonald CSC was pastor of Guadalupe church (131).

Patrick O'Reilly, the younger of two Catholic priests

A younger man, Patrick J. O'Reilly, a Catholic Priest, was born 29 August 1895 in Dublin, Ireland and died 8 November 1966 in Temple, Bell County, Texas (Texas Death Certificate). He immigrated in 1916, attended seminary in Houston in 1920 (1920 Census) and began working in Georgetown in the 1920s (History of St. Helen). He served in Temple from 1930 to 1966 (Census records).

1920 Patrick O'Reilly was an Inmate at St. Mary's Seminary, Park Avenue, Harris County, Texas (1920 Census).

1930 Patrick H. O'Reilly, age 34, born in Ireland, immigrated 1914, at Catholic Church in Temple, Bell Co., with four Teaching Sisters (1930 Census)

1940 Patrick J. O'Reilly, age 45, was a priest at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 1018 S. 7th, Temple, Bell Co. (1940 Census).

1966, 8 November Died in Temple, Texas, age 71, of heart failure, buried at Bellwood Memorial, Hewett Funeral Home

Elmer Vincent Rupp

1945 Rev. Elmer Rupp was assigned to St. Helen's on his first assignment following his ordination.

1948 Rupp was pastor in Burnet. He traveled to Mable Falls to say Mass in private homes (Catholic Spirit, June 2015) (203).

1948, June-February 1952 Rupp was Assistant Pastor of San José church (223:06/07/70) and then was assigned to Marble Falls until 1954.

1962 Rupp was pastor of San Francisco and Santa Cruz (6). He served as pastor of San Francisco Javier Church, Creedmoor, for 14 years (San Francisco Javier File, Catholic Archives of Texas).

1970, June 7 Rupp celebrated his 25th anniversary of the priesthood at San Francisco (223:06/07/70).

1975, December Elmer Rupp served both San Francisco and San Cruz Churches and lived at San Francisco church (10).

1978, May 23 Father Rupp passed away following an extended illness while he was pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Gatesville (St. Helen's Catholic Church website).

Fred A. Schmidt

1937-1939 Rev. Culhane and Rev. Frederick Schmidt were living at St. Helen's in Georgetown (sainthelens.org/history) (71).

1939, July 20 He, Mendez and Culhane took charge of the Holy Cross mission church at Garfield (71)

1951 Father Culhane left St. Helens to be chaplain of a boy's school in Indiana. He is replaced by F. Fred Schmidt (sainthelens.org/history).

1987, June 2 Fred Schmidt, C.S.C., celebrated 50 Year anniversary of his ordination at St. William's Church in Round Rock (223:14/06/1987).

1990, June Father Schmidt was pastor of a mission in Ahuacatlán, Mexico (223:24/06/1990).

Fred Underwood

1923, July 23 Underwood was born in Evansville, Indiana (118).

1940, prior to Underwood was promoted to Vice-President of Tri-State Contracting Co. (118).

1941-1945 He was the pilot of a B-29 bomber in Army Air Corps (118).

1948 He became a Holy Cross seminarian.

1958, June 6 Underwood was ordained and assigned to St. Joseph's in Killeen. He founded and directed the Volunteer Teachers Service and flew his own plane to recruit Catholic education majors (118).

1962 Underwood was assigned to Dolores Church in Montopolis where he built a Community Center, a Day Care Center, Head Start program, Neighborhood Youth Corps (118) (223: 10/11/1985).

1968 Underwood was named to the Provincial Council of C.S.C. Southern Province (118).

1969 Underwood was named to Diocese of Austin Priests Senate (118).

1993, April 12 Underwood left San José Parish after ten years as its pastor. He expected to travel in the Houston area giving renewals (223: 11/04/1993).

1993, July Shortly after leaving San Jose, a doctor discovered cancer in his prostate. He was scheduled for surgery on July 7 in a hospital in Houston and recovered (223:04/07/1993).

Anthony Weber was a C.S.C. Brother and the brother of Rev. Francis (Frank) Weber. He helped Father Weber build the rectory for San José in 1948.

Frank Weber

1906 Rev. Weber was born in 1906 and raised in Detroit.

1935 He was ordained at Notre Dame and assigned to teach at St. Edward's.

1935 Fall Assigned to work with African-Americans in East Austin. He celebrated Sunday Mass at a house on E. 11th Street and then at Tears' Funeral Home (40).

1936 Father Weber and a carpenter built the Holy Cross Church for a cost of $5,000 (40).

1939- July 1940 He built a hospital with two part-time laborers.

1940, summer Three Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception from Paterson, NJ, arrived to staff the hospital. Two African-American doctors and Sister Celine, M.D. were the doctors.

1948 Father Weber helped Cliff Atwood, Elmer Rupp and Tony Weber built a 6,400 sq. ft., two-story rectory for San José church (40).

1951, January 7 A new 50-bed, two-story masonry Holy Cross Hospital is opened at a cost of $600,000 (40).

1952 Weber assigned to St. Mary's in Lampasas (40)

1954 Weber assigned to St. Joseph's Church in Killeen where he personally built a two-story rectory in 1956 and the first school in 1958. A contractor completed the second church in 1960 (40)

1968 Webber assigned to Holy Cross Church in Lafayette, Louisiana

1978 Webber retired to St. Paul's Church in St. Petersburg, Florida (40)

1987, June 13, Saturday An announcement in the San Jose Sunday Bulletin announced, "Carpenter Priest Goes Home". Father Weber's funeral Mass was at Holy Cross Church in Austin (223:21/06/1987). 

12.3

Boy Scout Membership Lists

February, 1963

The following boys received Tenderfoot badges: Henry Calderon, Orlando Guardiola, Lewis Barba, Randy Garcia, Henry Treviño and Ramon Samilpa. The Scoutmaster was Enrique Saenz (223:02/24/63).

1963, August

The Boy Scouts were: Henry Treviño, Albert Hernandez, Alex Hernandez, Henry Calderon, Pete Hernandez, Gabriel Guardiola, Mario Gonzalez, Louie Barba, Randy Garcia, Raymond Samilpa, Johnny Diaz, Robert Navarro. The Scoutmaster was Enrique Saenz (223:08/18/63).

1963, December

The following Boy Scouts received awards: Patrol Leaders- Lewis Barba, Gabriel Guardiola, Henry Calderon; Assistant Patrol Leaders: Mario Gonzalez, Robert Navarro, Randy García (223:12/08/63).

1964, February

The following Boy Scouts received a church award as faithful Mass Servers: Gabriel Guardiola, Lewis Barba, Henry Calderon Jr., Randy García (223:02/16/64).

1965, February

Boys Scouts of America, San Jose Troop 94 sponsor was Catholic War Veterans of San Jose, Gabriel Tamayo Commander, Sam Guerra Institutional Representative; Scout Committee Chairman Marcelo Barba, Ben Arizmendez, Joe García and Gabriel Guardiola Sr.

Scout Master Enrique Saenz, Assistant Scout Masters Rigoberto Gaona and Joe Sanchez; Meeting Leaders: Senior Patrol Leader Gabriel Guardiola Jr., Assistant Senior Patrol Leader Randy Garcia, Scribe Aleck Hernandez, Sgt.-at-Arms Fernando Sanchez Jr., Quartermaster Lewis Barba

Patrol Leaders and Assistant Patrol Leaders: Mario Gonzalez, Gilbert Arizmendez, Raymond Samilpa Jr., John Jones, Valentino Luna Jr, Henry J. Saenz

Members of San Jose Scout Troop: Henry Calderon, Daniel Calderon, Richard Calderon, Albert Hernandez, Abel Hernandez, Julian Castillo, Frank Cantu Jr., Tony Herrera, Carlos Gil, Ascencion Vargas, Carlos Samilpa, Randy Yanez, Eugene Yanez

1969, July 21

Rev. Bob Gilmour told parish council that there were plans to organize a new scout troop at San Jose (213). The Troop 94 Committee consisted of Enrique Saenz; Joe Sanchez, Jr.; Joseph Uriegas, Ben Vega, Thomas Longoria, James (Jim) Briones, Porferio Rios, Virgil Almogabar. Enrique Saenz announced formation of an Explorer Scout Post (223:08/03/69).

1969, August 8

Boy Scout Troop 94 had their first meeting Friday, 7:00PM. Franklin Mendez was the Scoutmaster with Rev. Bob Gilmore as Assistant (223:08/10/69). The sponsors are Henry and Joe Sanchez (213).

1969, December 16

Frank Mendez was the Scoutmaster (213).

1970 August 16

The San Jose Cub Scout Troop Cub Scoutmaster was Ray Gonzales (223:08/16/70). In August 1971, Raymond Gonzales resigned as Cub Scout Master and transferred to the Boy Scouts (223: 08/01/71).

1974, November

Robert Michalewicz was the Cub Master of Pack 94 (250: 24/11/74).

1983, May 29

A Boy Scout Troop was reestablished at San Jose. The contact was Eddie Reyes (223:29/05/83).

1990, September

Rachael Degollado set up an information table in the school for those interested in Troop33/Pack 33 Boys and Cub Scouts (223:09/09/1990).

12.4

Catholic Youth Organization Officers and Members

Contents:

Catholic Youth Organization Officers

Catholic Youth Organization Sports Team Members and Coaches

Catholic Youth Organization Members

Catholic Youth Organization Officers

1962, May Luis Calderon Jr. President; Alice Flores Vice President; Yolanda Flores Secretary; Nick Gonzales Jr. Treasurer (223:05/06/62)

1967, July Herlinda Casarez President; Henry Calderon, Vice President; Dolores Zendajas, Secretary; Debbie Cardenas Treasurer; Dolores Vegas Reporter; Tom Alvarez Sergeant at Arms. (223:07/23/67)

1969, December Miss Beeda Saenz of San Jose was elected President of the Austin District CYO (213)

1970, August Raymond Samilpa Jr., President; Virginia Soliz, Vice-President; Sylvia Luna, Treasurer; Susan Alvarez, Secretary; Benny Limon, Seargent at Arms (223:08/23/70)

1971, September Miss Sylvia Luna, President; Miss Carmen Castillo, Vice President; Miss Rose Calderon, Secretary; Miss Beatrice Diaz, Treasurer; Mr. Edward Esquivel Jr., Parliamentarian; Miss Gloria Vega, Historian (223: 05/09/71)

1973, August DeDe Perez, President; Pat Calderon, V. President; Tish Alvarado, Secretary; Margaret Zendejas, Tresurer (248: 26/08/73)

1974, October Rosie Martinez, President; Mary L. Samilpa, VP; Valeria Valdez, Treasurer; Cathy Ibarra, Secretary; Larry Salazar, Sgt-at-arms (250:12/09/74).

1975, May Rosie Martinez, President; Mary Louise Samilpa, Vice-President; Valerie Valdez, Treasurer; Kathy Ibarra, Secretary. Other members: Rudy Hernandez and Dianne Perales (237)

1975, September Rosie Martinez, President; Robert Osorio, Vice-President; Loretta Samilpa, Secretary; Toma Salas, Treasurer; Cathy Ibarra, Sargent at Arms (223:14/09/75)

1976, January Rosie Martinez, President; Robert Osorio, Vice President; Voli Maldonado, Secretary; Paul Gonzales, Treasurer (223:30/05/76)

1976, May 30 Paul Gonzalez, President; Jerry Ortiz, Vice President; Blanca Martinez, Secretary; Oralia Tapia, Treasuer. The outgoing officers were Rosie Martinez, President; Robert Osorio, Vice President; Voli Maldonado, Secretary; Paul Gonzales, Treasurer (223:30/05/76)

1978, November Rachel Rodriguez, President; Veronica Casarez, Vice-President; JoAnn Delgado, Secretary; Pat Rodriguez, Treasurer; Jack Gracia, Sgt. At Arms; Anna Sanchez, Reporter (223:11/11/78)

1981, June Alice Maldonado and Sandra Polanco were the contacts for CYO (223:07/06/1981)

1982, June Alice Maldonado and Roberta Moreno were listed in the bulletin as the contact person for the Catholic Youth Organization (223:27/06/82)

1983, January The contact persons were Alice Maldonado and Roberta Moreno (223:02/01/1983)

Catholic Youth Organization Sports Team Members and Coaches

1963, March Sam Guerra, Coach, boys basketball team (223:03/03/63)

1965, May 30 The San Jose Hawks baseball team won the first half championship. The Sunday Bulletin listed the names of the players (15 boys) (223:05/30/65).

1969, July 13 The CYO boys softball team won the Austin District Championship but lost the Diocesan championship game to Brenam. The team was Tino Luna, Tony Herrera, Mike Murillo, John Campos, Joe Hipolito, Benito Govea Jr., Danny Calderon, Ruben Vasquez, Johnny Martinez and Raymond Samilpa (223:07/13/69).

1974, February A girls basketball team (the Chompers) was formed. Coaches were Ms. Thelma Ruano and Ms. Hilda Ruano. Team was Rosie Martinez, Captain, Dee Dee Perez, co-Capitan; Janie Maldonado, Yolie Maldonado, Monica Salazar, Angie Castilla, Martha Castilla, Christine Ruiz, Lily Martinez, Maria Buentello (249: 24/02/74).

1982, October San Jose Reds Softball Team won their league trophy. The coach was Ray Trevino. The team was organized in 1977 (223:17/10/82).

1987, November Mike Calderon was in charge of the Basketball Practice on the church grounds on Saturday from 10:00AM to noon. The tournament was played at St. Ignatius church (223: 01/11/1987).

1988, May Angela Álvarez, Danny Rodriguez and Mike Calderon put together a softball team (223:08/05/1988) (223:22/05/1988). They practiced at the South Austin Recreation Center at South 5th and Cumberland Streets (223:05/06/1988). The team traveled to the Softball tournament on June 26 in the church bus (223:26/06/1988). The San Jose team won the tournament, beating St. Louis, St. Anthony and St. Catherine of Siena. San Jose youth on the all-star team were Raquel Fuentes, James, Gomez with alternates David Pérez, Anna Rodriguez, JoAnne Calderon and Manuel Rodriguez. Mike Calderon was the team leader (223:03/07/1988). The next tournament was on July 24 in Taylor (223:17/07/1988).

1992, February San Jose Karate Club conducted test promotions. The instructors were Benny Limon and Carlos D. Botello. The tester was Master William Moses Jr. of the Fire Dragon Martial Arts Academy. The following students were promoted: John Degollado, Dominic Frausto, Carlos Gutierrez, Jose Gutierrez, Jacob Perez, Pete Saucedo, Kilan Zamarripa, Zarla Samarripa, Joe Zapata, Pat Garcia, Trey Sifuentes and Albert Terrazas (223:09/02/1992).

Catholic Youth Organization Members

1966, May The membership list of the C.Y.O. was printed in the Sunday Bulletin of May 8, 1966. 56 names were on the list (223:08/05/66).

1969, August 21 Rev. Bob Gilmour and Mrs. Joe Sanchez chaperoned the CYO convention (213) (223:08/17/69).

1972, March Sylvia Segura, Lolly Vargas, Cindy Ortiz and Maggie Trejo were CYO members and sweetheart candidates (223: 12/03/72).

1972, June The CYO scholarship fund winners were Miss Sylvia Luna ($300); Miss Carmen Castillo ($300); Mr. Edward Esquivel ($200); Joe Sosa ($200); Miss Terri Estrada ($150); Richard Moreno (($150) (223: 16/07/72).

1975, May 4 The following CYO members manned booths at the San Jose Church Bazaar at the Municipal Auditorium.

Dart Booth

Garza, Louie

Torres, David

Ortiz, Nancy

Barrientes, Roy

Acosta, Cindy

Requejo, Rosie

Plate Booth

Torres, Lorrie

Leibas, Anna

Ruiz, Christine

Maldonado, Janie

Perales, Dianna

Jail House Booth

Salazar, Pepe

Hernandez, Rudy

Salas, Tomas

Marriage Booth

Salazar, Zulema

Guerra, Carla

Samilpa, Loretta

Guardiola Becky

Gonzales, Paul

Vásquez, Diana

Duck Booth

Estrada, Carolyn

Puentes, Kathy

Maldonado, Yolie

Samilpa, Mary Louise

Martinez, Lily

Clowns

Ramirez, Rita

Medrano, Nina

Samilpa, Loretta

Rodriguez, Pat

Rodriguez, Rachel

Ibarra, Kathy

Samilpa, Mary Louise

Salazar, Zulema

Dávila, Donna

Valdez, Valerie

Guardiola, Becky

Uriegas, Dolores

Bustos, Gloria (237)

1966

Here is a list of those who belong to the C.Y.O.

Alvarez, Toni; Garcia, Judy; Gonzalez, Maria; Reyna, Carrey; Botello, Richard; Macias, Frank; Macias, Olivia; Vargas, Dolores; Garza, Linda; Ramos, Virginia; Ramos, Margaret; Juarez, Gilbert; Barrientos, Connie; Moreno, Sophie; Garcia, Jane; Garcia, Linda; Loera, Beatrice; Hernandez, Gabriel; Diaz, Gilbert; Galvan, Carolyn; Galvan, Judy; Galvan, Evelyn; Botello, Edward; Botello, Frank; Botello, Vivian; Govea, Esther; Tello, Rachael; Martinez, Irene; Martinez, Virginia; Moreno, Mary Ann; Casarez, Herlinda; Gonzalez, Mona; Resendez, Mary; Gonzalez, Paul; Ramos, Irene; Calderon, Henry; Ramirez, Robert; Álvarez, Benny; Varela, Johnny; Segura, Albert; Resendez, Rudy; Ruiz, Raymond; Garcia, Ramona; Sifuentes, Amelio; Reyes, Teresa; Calderon, Julian; Moreno, Paul; Alvarez, Robert; Moreno, Rudy; Calderon, Mario; Ybarra, Irene; Ybarra, Lupe; Quintanilla, Andrea; Garza, Estela; Flores, Leroy; Lopez, Eva (223:08/05/1966)

1987, December The Youth Group Sponsors and Chaperones were Steve and Mary Mireles, Rudy and Carolyn Duran, Jesse and Mary Baldazo, Joe and Henrietta Alcala, Carlos and Josie Samilpa, John and Sylvia Galvez, Ms. Mary De La Cruz, Mr. Frank Treviño and Mr. Jose Medrano (223: 27/12/1987).

12.5.a

Dance Bands

According to Rev. Houser, "fiestas" were, until recent years, the primary source of funds for San Jose Church. Funds from fiestas were used to purchase equipment and construct parish buildings as well as to finance the activities of parish organizations. Occasionally, fiestas are used to raise funds for needy parishioners (223:12/06/83) and those with large medical bills (223:02/12/84).

Until the middle 1990s, "fiestas" usually involved dancing and the consumption of alcoholic beverages, usually beer (249: 02/12/73). Large quantities of beer were sold at parish-wide fund raising events in the spring and fall of each year 734 (223:07/11/82). Pastors tolerated drinking by adults as a necessary evil and recognized that it was an important part of both fund raising events and social life (223:17/06/84). In 1961, the Pastor commented that, "The San José Dance in the Coliseum was a beautiful event with no drunkenness" (223:09/10/61). Texas law allows religious organizations to sell alcoholic beverages but policies of the Diocese of Austin now discourage it. Currently, drinking beer on the San Jose church grounds is forbidden.

In the early 1940s, dances were held on a platform erected behind the church. After a parish hall was built east of the church at 711 W. Mary, dances were held there. In 1948, this single story building was torn down and replaced by a two-story rectory. After the Rectory was built, dances sponsored by the parish took place at a City of Austin facility, either the Coliseum or, after 1959, the City Auditorium. Both venues were located on the south shore of the Colorado River, two miles north of the church.

Events at the City Auditorium and the City Coliseum were quite popular and attracted large crowds. The Coliseum was a repurposed WWII aircraft hanger while the City Auditorium (now called Palmer Auditorium) was a modern brick building. The City Auditorium was the larger space. San Jose used the Coliseum for its Annual Coronation of San José Queen event from 1955 until at least 1962 (12). Lay organizations from San Jose parish pooled their resources and sponsored dances at the Coliseum as fundraisers (223:02/25/62) (223:03/11/62).

After 1962, large events were held in the City Auditorium (213). Perhaps typically, in 1966 the Dance Committee sponsored a dance at the City Auditorium and raised $166 for the church. In a time when the minimum wage was $1.25, this was considered a successful fundraiser. After 1969, all such events were held at the San José Community Center (223:07/02/67).

After 1956, when San José Church was relocated to its current campus on Oak Crest Avenue, the parish purchased a military surplus barracks and converted it into the parish hall. But this parish hall was small and events continued to be held in City-owned facilities at Auditorium Shores. Large events were held at the City Auditorium until 1976 but smaller events, such as dances sponsored by parish organizations, were held in the San José Community Center after it opened in 1969.

In September 1969, the parish dedicated the new San José Community Center, an air-conditioned building measuring 60 by 112 feet. The new building was the parish hall but it was also rented out for events that served the surrounding community. The new building also proved to be an ideal venue for dances. Its maximum capacity was 400 persons (223:01/05/1988). Prior to 1970, the parish sponsored three or four dances each year. Dances were part of the two large parish-wide events held in the spring and fall of the year and there were often dances on Mother's Day, Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve. After the San José Community Center became available, the number of dances sponsored by the parish increased to a dance every two weeks.

In 1970, various lay organizations in San José Church sponsored 16 dances at the Community Center. In 1971, 38 dances were held in the Community Center, an average of three dances per month. Many of the dances were fundraisers. Most dances charged an entry fee of $1.50 per person and limited entry to 200 persons (223:12/01/1986). This was sufficient to pay the band with a little left over for the sponsoring organization. (In the late 1980s, each youth dance averaged a net profit of $1,800) (223:28/02/1988). After 1971, the number of dances at the Community Center declined to an average of 8 per year or one dance every six weeks. After 1983, the number of dances increased again to an average of one per month.

In 1983, lay organizations sponsored about one dance each month. In 1984 and 1985, the parish itself began sponsoring a dance event in the church hall every month as a fundraiser (223:20/11/83). The pastor created a Dance Ministry with thirteen supervisors. Dance income in 1983 was $15,609 (223:12/02/84), $19,000.88 in 1984 and $12,470.55 in 1985. In 1986, the Dance Committee sponsored a dance every two months instead of one per month and limited ticket sales to 200 per dance (223: 12/01/1986), apparently in response to some trouble. The dances continued to be well supported until after 2000 when participation declined. By 2000, the number of dances had decreased to one or two a year, usually sponsored by one or both of the men's groups, the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesús and the Knights of Columbus.

1955-1985

The following dance bands performed at the San José Community Center between 1955 and 1985. The name of the band is followed by the years in which they played at San Jose. The information was taken from archived San José Sunday Bulletins.

Agapito Zuniga 1974, 1975 (from Corpus Christi)

Aguilillas, Los 1973

Alfonso Ramos Orchestra/Orquesta 1971, 1975

Augustine Ramirez 1968

Cadettes, Los 1976 (from Linares, Nuevo Leon)

Carinito (Conjunto Carinito) the Aguilar family 1982, 1983

Carta Blanca, El Duerto 1974

Cinco Reyes, Los 1982, 1984

Dave Gutierrez Orchestra/Orquesta 1970, 1971

Dave Linsey/Lindsey and the Music Makers

Domingo Reyes and the Dynamics 1973

Ebonies/Ebonys 1970

Fabulosos Robles, Los 1984

Fantasticos, Los 1970

Flaco Jiménez 1971, 1973, 1975, 1976 (from San Antonio)

Frank Flores 1973

Frank Flores and Conjunto Alegre 1983

Frank Nuñez and the Imperials 1970, 1971

Gairio,El Conjuncto 1976 (Killeen)

Gilbert and The Blue Notes 1966 (from San Antonio)

Grupo Alma 1984

Grupo Inca 1982, 1983

Hermano Rodriguez, Los (Hector and Aurelio) 1982, 1984

Hermanos Aguirre de Durango 1984

Hugo Gonzalez 1971

Impressions (Ray Vázquez) 1970, 1971 (from Taylor)

Isidro Lefty López, 1984

Jessie Duran and Los Aguilas 1971, 1976

Johnny and Los Gallitos 1971

Johnny and the Sensations 1971

Johnny Degollado 1982, 1983, 1984

Madrugadores, Los 1976 (Reynosa)

Manny and the COs 1971, 1972,

Manuel Castillo and Alegres Del Sur 1973, 1974

Manuel Donnelly and Las Estrellas 1968, 1971

Maria Tera y Sensation Tropical 1983

Mexican Brass 1971

Mike Saucedo 1970, 1971

Nash Hernandez Orchestra 1955, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1983

Nate Gutierrez and the Diamonds 1971

New Breed 1970

Paul Gonzalez 1984, 1985

Pavos Reales, Los 1973, 1975

Poquito Más, Grupo 1983

Ricardo Salaiza y Los Originales 1983

Rudy Davila y Los Luceros Castro 1983, 1984, 1985

Rudy/Ray Vasquez and the Chicanos 1971, 1972

Rueben Sanchez Orchestra/Orquesta 1974

Sandovales, Conjuncto Los 1974

Santiago Jimenez 1982

Savor, La Orchestra/Orquesta 1975

Sonics 1970

Soul Unlimited 1970, 1971

Stardusters 1971

Summerhill Band 1973, 1974

Supersonicos del Ritmo, Los 1983, 1984

Tim Torres Orchestra/Orquesta 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1982

Tremendos Gavilanes, Los 1975 (Juan y Salomon from Monterrey)

Unicornio, 1985

Verinos, El Conjuncto de Los 1975

Viajeros Del Norte, Los 1984

The following dance bands performed at the San Jose Community Center between 1955 and 1985. This list is in order of their popularity based on number of appearances at San Jose Community Center prior to 1985. The number in parenthesis is number of appearances.

Nash Hernandez Orchestra (11)

Genre: Big Band Swing and Latin; style: Orquesta

Manny and the COs (11)

Genre: Tex-Mex/Tejano; style: Orquesta

Flaco Jiménez (6) Conjunto

Genre: Conjunto; style: Norteño and Tejano

Ray Vasquez and the Impressions (5)

Johnny Degollado (5)

Genre: Conjunto

Dave Gutierrez y Su Orquesta (4)

Genre: Tex-Mex

Mike Saucedo, El Latin Image de (4)

Genre: Latin; style: cumbia

Manuel Donnelly Band (4)

Tim Torres Orchestra (4)

Genre: Tejano; style: Orquesta

Alfonso Ramos and Orchestra (3) Tejano

Genre: Latin, folk, country; style: Orquesta

Soul Unlimited (3)

1986 to 1993

The following dance bands performed at the San José Community Center between 1986 and 1993. The name of the band is followed by the years in which they played at San Jose. The information was taken from archived San José Sunday Bulletins.

Abraham Galvan DJ 1989

Alma Tejana 1989

Brown Boy James DJ 1990

Ce-la-Vi 1988

Cest La Vie 1987

Commandos de Monterrey, Los 1986, 1992

D. J. Dominque DJ 1990

David Turner DJ 1990

Davila, Leonard and the Street People 1986

Déjà vu 1988

Duran, Jessie y Beto y Los Aguilillas 1988

Elvira Sanchez y La Suerte 1992

Exitos, Los 1991

Exo Band (El Grupo Exo) 1986

Frank Sanchez y La Honda De Tejas 1990

Gilbert Alba and Super City Bank 1988

Grupo Alma 1987

Grupo Ozten, El 1989

Grupo Razones 1990

Henry Zimmerle Conjuncto 1988

Hermanos Cruz, Los 1992

Iceman DJ (Isaac Saenz) DJ 1990

Johnny and the New Sensations 1989

Johnny Degollado y Su Conjunto 1986, 1990, 1991

La Diferencia, 1986, 1987

Lil' Louis B DJ 1990

Martin "Hitman" DJ 1989, 1990

Mike Saucedo and Turismo 1990

Mojica DJ 1990

Nash Hernandez 1990

Niebla Blanca 1987

Paul Gonzales and the Silver Express DJ 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989,

Robert Ortiz 1986

Rudy Duran Jr. DJ (Delightful Sounds) 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990

Salaman DJ 1986, 1989

Tim Torres 1991

Turntable Records (Freddie Gonzales) 1990, 1992

Viajeros del Norte, Los 1986, 1987

The following dance bands performed at the San José Community Center between 1986 and 1993. This list is in order of their popularity based on number of appearances at San José Community Center. The number in parenthesis is number of appearances at San José.

Rudy Duran Jr. DJ (12)

Paul Gonzales DJ (7)

Johnny Degollado y Su Conjunto (5)

Turntable Records DJ (3)

Los Commandos de Monterrey (2)

The following list shows the total number of dances sponsored by San Jose and its organizations. Most dances were in the San Jose Community Center.

Year Number of dances

1970  16

1971   38

1972   5

1973   9

1974   8

1975   12

1976   6

1982   5

1983   13

1984   17

1985   19

1986   15

1987   10

1988   15

1989   14

1990   23

1991   6

1992   5

1993   5

Year  Number of dances

1970  16

1971  38

1972  5

5973  9

1974  8

1975  12

1976  6

1982  5

1983  13

1984  17

1985  19

1986  15

1987  10

1988  15

1989  14

1990  23

1991  6 

1992  5  

1993  5


Dance styles

Early Tex-Mex/Tejano dance style was influenced by the German style of dancing in a circle around the dance floor. In the 1960s and 1970s, Pop and R&B music led to new dance styles that supplemented traditional Mexican dance steps such as the Son. The bands also changed over time.

Tejano music was influenced by polka, rock, R&B, conjunto, mariachi, ranchera, Mexican cumbia and corridor. Bands could be classified as conjunto, orchestra/orquesta and modern. A conjunto band is composed of accordion, bajo sexton, bass and drums. An orquesta consists of bass, drums, electric guitar, synthesizer and a brass section. A modern Tejano band consists of synthesizers, drums, electric guitar, bass and perhaps an accordion (Wikipedia, Tejano music).

12.5.b

Dance Ministry Membership List

The following persons helped with the Dance Ministry/Committee between 1983 and 1990. The Dance Committee may have ceased to operate after 1989. A Youth Dance Committee formed in 1990 and attempted to organize separate dances for adults and young people (223:22/07/1990).

In April 1983, Mrs. Mercy Lara, Mrs. Lucy Ramos, Margaret Garza and Stella Trejo helped at a dance (223:24/04/83). In July 1983, a dance committee led by José Jiménez organized dances to benefit the parish (223:17/07/83). All parishioners were invited to join the Dance Committee. In January, Rev. Underwood said, "We need more workers" (223:08/01/84).

In 1984 and 1985 there were 13 dance supervisors in the Dance Ministry (Progress Report of San Jose Parish for the Year 1985, Catholic Archives) (223:03/02/1985). In January 1986, the Dance Committee consisted of: Chairpersons: Margarito and Andrea Rodríguez and Gilbert and Rosie Tello; Music schedule: Victor Balderas and Manuel Navarro; Beer sales: Greg and Stella Trejo, Henry Saenz; Kitchen: Sylvia Polanco; Doorman: Paul Martínez; Beer license: Jesse Ortiz; Helpers: Raymond Castro and José Jiménez (223: 12/01/1986).

In 1986, the Pastor said that Jose Jimenez served for the past three years as Dance Committee Chairperson. During that time, he worked all the dances except for one when he was sick (223: 12/01/1986). He could not continue and, in December 1987, a meeting of the dance committee was called for those who wanted to work at the dances, including those who help in the kitchen. The greatest need was for a coordinator (223:06/12/1987). Arthur Treviño was the contact for the Dance Committee (223:24/01/1988).

The pastor appealed for adult supervisors in April 1989 (223:30/04/89). Apparently few parishioners volunteered and the Dance Committee is no longer mentioned in the Sunday Bulletin. In February 1990, a Youth Dance Committee led by Leticia Cásarez and Cindy Martinez organized Valentine dance for the young people. The income was listed under parish income as was the income from the previous Dance Committee (223:18/02/1990). By mid-summer, the SUAVE Youth Group seemed to have taken over the operation of the Dance Committee (223:27/05/1990). Because of poor attendance, the youth dances were switched from Friday to Sunday afternoons briefly and then back to Friday nights (223:15/04/1990).

In July 1990, the pastor thanked the following people who were involved with the Dance Committee: Felix and Randa Maldonado, Joe and Alice Maldonado, Benny Martinez, Luis Vasquez, John & Sylvia Galvez, Pat Aleman, Trini Cortéz, Debbie Bermudez, Knights Of Columbus, Leticia Cazares, Ester Terrazas, Peter and Connie Guerrero, Pete and Alma Garcia, Robert and Mel Maldonado, Tom and Veronica Soto, Deacon George Joseph, Sherry Joseph, Gloria and Louis Davis, Joe and Queta Alcalá, Max and Connie Cavazos, Peter Sepeda and Barney Sauceda (223:15/07/1990) (223:15/07/1990).

In February 1991, Moses Saldana organized an Adult Dance Club for people 40 years or age and over (223:03/02/1991) (223:17/02/1991).

The Knights of Columbus sponsored a Pre-Mother's Day Dance on May 9, 1992 (223:03/05/1992). The following people helped at the dance: Joe Gutierrez, Luis Martinez, Pete Sepeda, Jose Alcalá, Chico Govea, Manuel Garcia, Martin Fernandez, Lix Fernandez, Augustin Lara, Josie Lara, Joe Ramos, José Jiménez, Ray Martinez, Henrietta Alcalá and Terri Sepeda (223:17/05/1992).

12.6.a

Guadalupanas Membership, alphabetical

La Sociedad de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe de Iglesia San José Austin

List of members by year, alphabetical order, 1941-2016

The dates accompanying each name refer to dated membership lists in the author's possession.

Acosta, Esperanza, 1963 Member, 1971 Member

Acosta, Jesusa (Jesusita), 1963 Member, 1971 Member

Acosta, Maria, 1963 Member, 1971 Member

Acosta, Rosaura (Rosa), 2009 Active Member, 2013 Vice-Presidenta,

2014-2016 Presidenta

Acosta, Susie L., 2008 Deceased Member

Aguirre, Jesusa, 1963 Member

Alarcón, María, 2008 Secretaria, 2008 Resigned Member

Alba, Constancia, 1963 Member, 1971 Member

Alcoser, Mercedes, 1971 Member

Álvarez, Basilia, 1971 Member

Álvarez, Miss Carmen, 1961-1962 Tesorera, 1963 Member, 1964

Pro-Treasurer, Presidenta

Álvarez, Ester, 1971 Member

Álvarez, Nicolasa, 1971 Member, 2008 Inactive Member, 2010 Deceased Member

Amaro, Mary, 2008-2009 Active Member

Arana, Mary, 2009-2013 Active Member, 2014 Secretary, 2016 Member

Arismendez, Carmen, 1971 Member

Arismendez, Emma, 1971 Member

Arriaga, Margarita, 1971 Member

Bargas, Felicita, 1971 Member

Bargas, Maria, 1941 founding member, Presidenta, 1963 Member, 1971 Member

Bargas, Rufina U., Presidenta, 1962 Celadora, 1963 Member, 1965

Celadora, 1971 Member, 2009 Deceased Member

Barron, Maria, 2008 Porta Estandarte, 2009-2016 Active Member

Bazan, Margarita, 1971 Member

Benavides, Dolores, 2013 Member, 2014-2016 Asst. Sec. of Press

Benavides, Juanita, 1971 Member

Benavides, Ramona, 2008-2009 Active Member

Bermudez, Maria L., 1971 Member

Botello, Alicia, 2008 Member, 2009 Celadora, 2014-2016 Celadora

Botello, Concepcion, 1963-1971 Member

Botello, Leola, 1963-1971 Member

Buitrago, Victoria, 2009 Active Member, 2013-2016 Member

Bustos, Luisa, 1971 Member

Calderon, Beatríz, Presidenta, 1963 Member

Calderon, Jesusita, 1971 Member

Calderon, Luisa, 1962 Porta-Estandarte, 1963 Member, 1971 Member

Camarillo, Helen, 1997-2008 Presidenta, 2009-2016 Active Member

Campos, Juanita, 1971 Member

Carillo, Estefana, 1971 Member

Casarez, Eladia, 1971 Member

Casarez, Janie, 1971 Member

Casarez, Pauline, 1971 Member

Casarez, Teresa, 1965-1966 Secretary, Presidenta, 1971 Member

Castillo, Ascencion, 1963 Member, 1971 Member

Castillo, María de Jesús Herrera, 1971 Member, 2009 Deceased Member

Castro, Antonio (Tony), 2013 Member, 2014 Treasurer, 2016 Member

Castruita, Bennie, 1971 Member

Cavazos, Josefa, 1971 Member

Cervantes, Carla, 2008 Member, 2008-2010 Inactive Member

Cortinas, Esperanza C. (Hope), 2008-2009 Active Member

Costilla, Victoria, 1971 Member

Cruz, Eloisa, 1965 Pro Treasurer, 1971 Member

Day, Connie, 2008 Member, 2008 Resigned Member

De Hoyos, Sofia, 1971 Member

De Leon, Marcelina, 1971 Member

Diaz, Maria, 1966 Treasurer, 1971 Member

Dominguez, Delia, 2009 Active Member

Duran Esquivel, Domitila E., 2008-2010 Inactive Member

Duran, Guadalupe (Lupe), 1971 Member, 2008-2009 Active Member

Esquivel, Esther, 2008-2010 Inactive Member

Esquivel, Felipa, 2009-2014 Active Member

Esquivel, Josefina, 2008-2010 Inactive Member

Esquivel, Lorenza, 1963 Member, 1971 Member

Estrada, María, 1962 Porta-Estandarte, 1963 Member, 1971 Member

Falcon, Mary, 2014 Asst. Treasurer, 2014-2016 Member

Flores, Elia, 2008 Member, 2008-2010 Inactive Member

Flores, Gregoria, 1971 Member

Flores, Julia, 1971 Member

Flores, Marcela, 1971 Member

Flores, María, 1963 Member, 1963 member 25th Anniversary Committee, 1971 Member

Gaitan, Maria, 1963 Member, 1971 Member

Gallardo, Teresa, 1963 Member, 1971 Member

Galvan, Maria, 1971 Member

García, Cerila, Presidenta

García, Enedina (Nina), 2008-2009 Active Member

García, Gloria, 1971 Member

García, Luisa, 1963 Member

García, Lupe, 2008 Celadora, 2009-2016 Active Member

García, Manuela, 1971 Member

García, Margarita, 1971 Member

García, María de los Angles, 1971 Member

García, Marie, 1971 Member

García, Nellie, 1963 Member, 1971 Member, Presidenta

García, Vera, 2008-2010 Inactive Member

García, Viviana C., 2009 Deceased Member

Garza, Leta, 1971 Member

Gil, Rachel, 1971-2008 Member, 2008-2010 Inactive Member

Gonzales, Anita, 1971 Member

Gonzales, Feligonia, 1971 Member

Gonzales, María P., 2008-2009 Active Member

Gonzales, Ofelia, 2009-2016 Member

Gonzales, Rosa, 1971 Member

Gonzalez, Zulema, 1971 Member

Govea, Linda, 2008-2013 Active Member, 2014 Celadora, 2016 Member

Guardiola, Antonia, 1963-1971 Member, Presidenta, 2008 Inactive Member,

2009 Deceased Member

Guerra, Celia, 1971 Member, Presidenta

Guerra, Francisca, 1971 Member

Gutierrez, Celestina, 1971 Presidenta, 2008 Member, 2009 Deceased Member

Gutierrez, Connie, 2008-2009 Active Member, 2013-2016 Member

Gutierrez, Frances, 1962 Pro-Tesorera, 1963-1971 Member

Gutierrez, Leonarda, 2008-2009 Active Member, 2013-2016 Member

Hernandez, Emilia, 1941 founding member, 1963 Member, 1971 Member, Presidenta

Hernandez, Estela, 2008-2009 Active Member, 2013-2016 Member

Hernandez, Herlinda Bargas (Linda), 2008 Member, 2008 Deceased Member

Hernandez, Susie, 1971 Member

Herrera, Antonia, 1961 Treasurer, 1962 Porta-Estandarte, 1963 Member,

1963 member 25th Anniversary Committee, 1971 Member, Presidenta

Herrera, Cristina, 1963 Member, 1971 Member

Herrera, Ignacia, 1971 Member

Huerta, Simona, 1965 Celador, 1971 Member, 2008-2009 Active, Member,

2013-2016 Member

Isla, Eufemia, 1963 Member, 1971 Member

Jaimes, Leonila, 2009 Active Member

Jaramillo, Flor, 2008-2009 Member, 2013-2016 Member

Juarez, Antonio (Toni), 1965 Pro Secretary, 1971 Member

Lemus, Felicitas, 2009 Secretary

Lemus, Licha, 2009-2016 Active Member

Leybas, Petra, 2008-2009 Active Member

Limón, Guadalupe (Lupe), 1971 Member, 2010 Inactive Member

Loera, Emilia, 1971 Member

Loera, Mrs. Victoria, 1941 founding member, Presidenta

Longoria, María, 1971 Member, 1976 Vice-President, 2009-2016 Active Member

López, Kathi, 2009-2010 Inactive Member

López, San Juanita, 2009 Celadora, 2013 Tesorera, 2014 Member, 2016 Celadora

Loredo, Rosita, 2013-16 Member

Luna, Dora, 1971 Member

Luna, Genoveva (Eva), 1971 Member, Presidenta, 2008 Member,

2008-2010 Inactive Member

Macias, Otila, 1971 Member

Maciel, Eulogia, 1962 Celadora, 1963 Member, 1965 Porta-Estandarte, 1971 Member

Maldonado, Criselda, 1971 Member

Mandujano, Atolin, 2016 Member

Mandujano, María, 2009-2016 Active Member

Martinez, Bertha A., 2009-2010 Inactive Member

Martinez, Cecilia, 1963 Member

Martinez, Consuelo, 1971 Member

Martinez, Elena, 1963 Member, 1971 Member

Martinez, Janie, 2008 Inactive Member, 2009 Active Member

Martinez, Juana (Juanita), 1963 Pro-Secretary, 1971 Member

Martinez, Leopoldo, 2016 Member

Martinez, Luisa, 1963 Member

Martinez, Maria Cruz, 1971 Member

Martinez, Maria, 1962 Porta-Estandarte, 1963 Member

Martinez, Maria, 2014-2016 Member

Martinez, Mary (Nana), 2008 Member, 2009-2010 Inactive Member

Martinez, Mary Estrada, 2010 Inactive Member

Martinez, Pauline, 2008-2009 Active Member, 2013-2014 Member

Martinez, Rosa Mary G., 2008 Member, 2009 Vice Secretary, 2009

Vice President, 2013-2016 Member

Martinez, Ruth, 1971 Member, 2009 Deceased Member

Melecia, María, Presidenta

Mendez, Lucy, 1971 Member, 2009-2016 Active Member, 2013

Secretaria, 2014 Parliamentarian

Mendoza, Lina, 2008 Member, 2008-2010 Inactive Member

Mendoza, Mary L., 2009-2014 Active Member, 2016 Asst. Secretary

Milanez, Lilia, 2013-2016 Member

Molinar, Exequiela, 2008-2009 Active Member

Mondragon, María G.C., 2009-2016 Active Member

Montalvo, Ana María, 2009 Active Member

Morales, Denise, 2009 Active Member

Morales, Haydée, 2008 Resigned Member

Moreno, Ines, 1971 Member

Moreno, Lupe, 2009-2013 Active Member, 2014-2016 Celadora,

2014-2016 Secretary of Advertisement and Press

Moreno, Rosalie, 1971 Member

Mullins, Rosa María, 2008 Asistente Secretaria, 2009 Treasurer,

2013 Member, 2014 Vice-President, 2016 Asst. Treasurer

Murillo, Maria, 1971 Member

Navarro, Carmen, 1971 Member

Nuñez, Maracela, 2008 Member

Nuñez, Mercedes (Mercy), 2009-2016 Active Member

Nuñez, Mercedes, 1971 Member

Orta, Concepción (Connie), 2009 Active Member

Orta, Guadalupe, 1971 Member

Padia, Nazaria, 2008 Member, 2009-2010 Inactive Member

Pardo, Juanita, 2008 Celadora, 2009-2016 Active Member

Peña, Teresa, 1962 Pro-Secretaria, 1963 Secretary, 1964 Vice President,

1971 Member, 2008 Asistente Presidenta, 2009, 2013 Presidenta, 2014 Member, 2016 Celadora, 2016 Parliamentarian

Perales, Phyllis, 2013-2016 Member

Polanco, Lucy, 1971 Member, 1976 Pro-Secretaria, 2008 Member,

2008 Deceased Member

Ramírez, Beatríz, 1971 Member

Ramírez, Mary, 1971 Member

Ramírez, Paula, 2009-2016 Active Member

Ramírez, Tiburcia V. (Tita), 2008 Porta Estandarte, 2009-2016 Member

Ramírez, Trinidad, 1965 Vice-President, 1966 Presidenta, 1971 Member

Ramos, Catalina (Cathy), 2009 Celadora, 2013 Member, 2014-2016 Celadora

Ramos, Guadalupe, 1961 Secretary, 1962 Vice-Presidenta,

1963 member 25th Anniversary Committee, 1971 Member

Resas, Amelia (Molly), 1971 Member, 1976 Secretary, 2008-2009

Active Member

Resendes, Hope, 2008 Celadora, 2009 Active Member, 2013-2016 Member

Reyes, Isabel, 2008-2009 Active Member

Reyes, Kathi, 2013-2016 Member

Reyna, Becky, 2008 Member, 2008-2010 Inactive Member

Reyna, Concepción (Concha), 1971 Member, 2008-2010 Inactive Member

Reyna, Consuelo, 1963 Member, 1971 Member

Reyna, Elvira, 1963 Member, 1965 Porta-Estandarte, 1971 Member

Reyna, Natalia, 1963 Member, 1971 Member

Reyna, Rosa, 1966 Pro Secretary, 1971 Member

Riojas, Benita, 1971 Member

Rios, Beatriz, 2008 Member, 2008-2010 Inactive Member

Rios, Ruth, 1971 Member

Riuz, Felicitas, 2008 Deceased Member

Rocha, Andrea, 1961 Vice President, 1962 Secretaria, 1963

Presidenta, 1964 Secretary, 1971 Member

Rocha, Mamie, 1963 Treasurer, 1971 Member

Rocha, Nettie, 1963 Pro-Treasurer

Rodriguez, Dolores, 1976 Pro-Tesorera, 2008 Member, 2008-2010 Inactive Member

Rodriguez, Juanita, 1971 Member, 2008 Member, 2008 Inactive Member,

2009-2016 Active Member

Rodriguez, Marta, 2008-2009 Active Member

Romero, Guadalupe, 1971 Member

Rubio, Irma, 2009 Deceased Member

Ruíz, Felicita, 1965 Celadora, 1976 Pro-Tesorera, 1971-2008 Member

Saavedra, Aurora, 2008-2009 Celadora, 2013-2016 Member

Salas, Cristela, 1971 Member

Salazar, Alejandra, 1971 Member

Saldana, Ana Maria, 1971 Member

Samilpa, Consuelo, 1971 Member

Samilpa, Gregoria, 1971 Member

Samilpa, Joyce, 2008-2009 Active Member, 2013-2016 Member

Sanchez, Enriqueta, 1965 Celador, 1971 Member

Sanchez, Isabel, 2009 Active Member, 2013-2016 Member

Sanchez, Paula G. (Paulita), 1963 Vice-Presidenta, 1964-1965

Presidenta, 1971 Member, 2009 Deceased Member

Sandoval, María, 2008-2009 Active Member, 2013-2016 Member

Segura, Alicia, 1971 Member, 2008-2010 Inactive Member

Segura, Lydia, 1971 Member, 1976 Tesorera, Presidenta

Segura, Mary, 2009 Active Member

Sequeira, Angelica, 2008 Member, 2009 Deceased Member

Shipp, María, 1971 Member

Sifuentes, Guadalupe, 1966 Vice President, 1971 Member

Soliz, Helen, 1965 Treasurer, 1971 Member

Sosa, Benigna, 1962 Presidenta, 1963 member 25th Anniversary Committee

Sosa, María, 2008 Member, 2008-2010 Inactive Member

Sosa, Mrs. Benigna, 1961 President

Sosa, Rosa, 2008-2009 Active Member, 2013-2016 Member

Soto, Veronica, 2009 Active Member

Tello, Estefana, 1971 Member

Terrazas, Ester, 2008 Tesorera, 2013 Member, 2014 Chair of

Formation and Apostolate, 2016 Secretary

Tijerina, Macrina, 1963 Member, 1964 Treasurer, 1971 Member

Torres, Lilia, 1971 Member

Treviño, Eudalia, 1971 Member

Treviño, Felicita R., 2009-2013 Active Member, 2014 Celadora

Treviño, Francisca (Frances), 1966 Pro Treasurer, 1971 Member,

1976 President, 2008-2009 Active Member

Treviño. Gracie Elaine, Asst. Tres.

Ulloa, Anita, 2009 Active Member, 2013-2016 Member

Uriegas, Berta, 1971 Member, Presidenta

Uriegas, Felipa, 1941 founding member, 1941 Presidenta, 1962

Celadora, 1963-1971 Member

Valdez, Romana Reyna, 1971 Member

Vásquez, Marcelina, 1971 Member

Vásquez, Maria Ann, 1971 Member

Vásquez, Martina, 2009 Active Member, 2013-2016 Member

Vega, Rosa, 2008-2009 Active Member, 2013-2016 Member

Velarde, María Del Carmen, 2008 Asistente Tesorera, 2009 Active Member,

2013-2016 Member

Velarde, Regina, 2008-2016 Active Member

Vijarro, Julia Martha, 1971 Member

Will, Guadalupe, 1963 Member

Witt, Guadalupe, 1971 Member

Yanes, Ramona, 1971 Member

Zapata, Ofelia, 2008-2009 Active Member

Zavala, Dora, 2013-2016 Member

Zavala, Ruben, 2014 Member, 2016 Treasurer

Compiled and edited by Philip Mullins, 2016

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Guadalupana Officers year-by-year

Sociedad de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe

Officers of La Sociedad de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe at San Jose Church were almost always nominated at the November meeting, elected at the December meeting and installed at the January meeting. Celadores and minor officers were often announced in February.

The following list of officers was taken from the Sunday Bulletins of 1960 until 1996 and from internal documents of the Society after 1996. Officers are listed by year of service.

1940 Mrs. Amelia (Molly) Resas

1941 Presidente Mrs. Felipe Uriegas, Mrs. Victoria Loera, Mrs. María Bargas and Mrs. Emilia Hernandez

1942-1971 The following served as Presidents during between 1941 and 1971 but the order and years of service are not known.

Victoria Loera

Maria Melecia

Cerila García

Teresa Casarez

Maria Bargas

Rufina Bargas

Carmen Álvarez

Emilia Hernandez

Antonia Herrera

Antonia Guardiola

Berta Uriegas

Nellie García

Beatriz Calderon (12)

1960 Mrs. Benigna Sosa, President; Mrs. Andrea Rocha, Vice President; Mrs. Antonio Herrera, Treasurer (223:12/18/60)

1961 Secretary, Miss Guadalupe Ramos, and as Treasurer, Miss Carmen Alvarez (223:01/15/61)

1962 Presidenta-Benigna Sosa; Vice-Presidenta- Guadalupe Ramos; Secretaria-Andrea Rocha; Pro-Secretaria-Teresa Peña; Tesorera-Carmen Alvarez; Pro-Tesorera-Frances Gutierrez (223:02/18/62)

1962 Celadores: Felipa Uriegas, Rufina Bargas, Eulogia Maciel; Porta-Estandarte: Maria Estrada, Antonia Herrera, Maria Martinez, Luisa Calderon (223:02/18/62)

1963 Andrea Rocha Presidenta; Paula Sanchez, Vice-President; Teresa Peña, Secretary; Juana Martinez, Pro-Secretary; Mamie Rocha, Treasurer; Nettie Rocha Pro-Treasurer (223:01/27/63)

1963, September The 25 Year Anniversary Committee of the Guadalupanas was Benigna Sosa, Antonia Herrera, María Flores, Guadalupe Ramos (223:09/15/63)

1964 President- Paula Sanchez; Vice President- Terry Pena; Secretary- Andrea Rocha; Treasurer- Macrina Tijerina; Pro Treasurer- Carmen Álvarez (223:12/01/63)

1965 President-Paula Sanchez; Vice-President Trinidad Ramirez; Secretary Teresa Casarez; Pro Secretary Toni Juarez; Treasurer Helen Soliz; Pro Treasurer Eloise Cruz (223:11/22/64)

1965 Celadores: Enriqueta Sanchez, Felicitas Ruiz, Rufina Bargas, Simona Huerta Porta-Estandarte: Eulogia Maciel, Elvira Reyna (223:03/07/65)

1966 President Trinidad Ramirez; Vice President Guadalupe Sifuentes; Secretary Teresa Casarez; Treasurer Maria Diaz; Pro Secretary Rosa Reyna; Pro Treasurer Frances Treviño (223:11/21/65)

1968 Guerra, Celia, President; Tijerina, Macrina, VP; Segura, Lydia, Secretary; Treviño, Frances, Pro. Secretary; Campos, Janie, Treasurer; Rocha, Andrea, Pro. Treasurer (223:12/03/67)

1969 Mrs. Lydia Segura, President; Mrs. Carmen Arismendez, Vice President; Mrs. Helen Soliz, Secretary; Mrs. M. Arriaga, Treasurer; Mrs. L. Polanco, Pro. Secretary; Mrs. M. Resas, Pro. Treasurer (223:12/01/68)

1971 Mrs. Gabriel Gutierrez was the President (223:06/06/71)

1973 Mrs. Lydia Segura, President; Mrs. Mary Longoria, Vice President; Mrs. Molly Resas, Secretary; Mrs. Susie Hernandez, Pro Secretary; Mrs. Teresa Peña, Treasurer; Mrs. Helen Sóliz, Pro Treasurer (223: 16/04/72)

1975 Sofia DeHoyos, President; Mary Longoria, VP; Lucy Polanco, 2nd VP; Molly Resas, Sec.; Teresa Pena, Pro-Sec.; Frances Treviño, Treas.; Dora Luna, Pro-Treasurer. Celadores: Felicita Ruiz, Lydia Segura, Maria Pérez, Georgia Gonzales, María Estrada, Marcelina Vásquez (250:10/11/74) (223:27/04/75) (237) (223:26/10/75)

1976 Francis Treviño President; Maria Longoria Vice President; Molly Resas Secretary; Lucy Polanco Pro Secretary; Lydia Segura Treasurer; Dolores Rodriguez and Felicita Ruíz Pro Treasurer (222)

1979 Irma Rubio, President; Frances Treviño, VP; Molly Rezas, Secretary; Concha Reyna, Vice-Sec.; Dolores Rodriguez, Treasurer; Teresa Peña, Vice-Treas.; Celladores: Lucy Polanco, Felicitas Ruíz, Mary Pérez, Maria Galvan (223:11/11/78)

1981 Andrea Rocha was listed in the Sunday Bulletin as the contact person for the Guadalupanas (223:07/06/1981)

1982 Irma Rubio was listed in the bulletin as the contact person for the Guadalupanas (223:27/06/82)

1983 Maria Longoria, Presidenta; Anselma Riojas, Vice-Presidenta; Dolores Rodriguez, Secretaria; Maria Galvan, Pro-Secretaria; Teresa Peña, Tesorera; Macrina Tijerina, Pro-Tesorera; Celadores: Felicita Ruíz, Hope Resendez, Juanita Pardo, Dolores Rodríguez (223:21/11/82)

1984 Mary Longoria, President; Tuburcia Ramírez, Vice President; Becky Reyna, Secretary; Dolores Rodriguez, Vice Secretary; Theresa Pena, Preasurer; Macrina Tijerina, Pro. Treasurer; Irma Rubio, Sergeant at Arms; Felicita Ruíz, Juanita Rodríguez, Hope Reséndez, Janie Pardo, Celadores (223:13/11/83)

1985 Linda Govea, President; Becky Reyna, Vice-President; Maria Galvan, Pro. Vice President; Mary Longoria, Secretary; Molly Resas, Vice Secretary; Dolores Rodríguez, Treasurer; Theresa Pena, Pro. Treasurer; Irma Rubio, Sergeant at Arms; Celadores: Felicita Ruíz, Juanita Rodríguez, Anselma Riojas, Maria Pérez (223:11/11/84)

1987 Irma Rubio, Presidenta; Helen Camarillo, Vici-Presidenta; Mary Longoria, Secretari; Molly Resas, Pro-Secretaria; Becky Reyna, Tesorera; Elia Flores, Pro-Tesorera; Linda Hernández, Oficial de Orden; Juanita Rodríguez, Felicita Ruíz and Isabel Reyes, Celadores (223:14/12/1986)

1988 Irma Rubio, President; Helen Camarillo, Vice President; Mary Longoria, Secretary; Molly Resas, Pro-Secretary; Becky Reyna, Treasurer; Aurora Saavedra, Pro-Treasurer (223: 17/01/1988).

1989 Becky Reyna, President; Mary Longoria, Vice President; Helen Camarillo, Secretary; Juanita Venegas, Pro-Secretaria; Irma Rubio, Treasurer; Mary Sandoval, Pro-Treasurer (223:19/02/89).

1991 Maria Galvan, Presidenta; Irma Rubio, VP; Helen Camarillo, Secretaria; Teresa Pena, Tesorera; Janie Martinez, Protesoreara; celadores- Tibursia Ramirez, Mercedes Nuñez, Felicita Ruiz, Juanita Rodríguez; Macrina Tijerina, porta standare (223: 13/01/1991)

1992 Irma Rubio, Presidenta; Lina Mendoza, Vic. Pre.; Helen Camarillo, Secretaria; Molly Resas, Pro. Sec.; Terry Peña, Tesorera; Celadores: Macrina Tijerina, Juanita Rodriguez, Celestina Gutierrez, Mercedes Nuñez, Tita Ramírez (223:26/01/1992)

1997-2009 Helen Camarillo, Presidenta; Tomasa Peña, Asistente; Esther Terrazas, Tesorera; Maria del Carmen Velarde, Asistente; María Alarcón, Secretaria; Rosa María Mullins, Asistente; Tiburcia (Tita) Ramírez and Maria Barron, Porta Estandarte; Aurora Saavedra, Juanita Pardo, Lupita Garcia, Hope Reséndez, Celadores

1997-2009 Helen Camarillo was Presidenta of the Guadalupanas for 12 years

2009-2013 Tomasa Peña was Presidenta of the Guadalupanas for 5 years

2009 Tomasa Peña, Presidenta; Rose Mary G. Martinez, VicePresident; Rosa Maria Mullins, Treasurer; Gracia Trevño, Asst. Tres.; Felicitas Lemus, Secretary; Rose Mary G. Martinez, ViceSecretary; Celadores: Alicia Botello, Cathy Ramos, Aurora Saavedra, San Juanita López (233)

2013 Tomasa Peña Presidenta; Rosaura Acosta Vice Presidenta; Lucy Mendez Secretaria; San Juanita Lopez Tesorera (233)

2014 Rosaura Acosta President, Rosa María Mullins Vice-President, Mary Arana Secretary, Mary Mendoza Asst. Secretary, Tony Castro Treasurer, Mary Falcón Asst. Treasurer, Lupe Moreno Secretary of Advertisement and Press, Dolores Benavides Asst. Sec. of Press, Lucy Mendez Parliamentarian, Ester Terrazas Chair of Formation and Apostolate (233). The officers serve two-year terms with elections in odd numbered years (233).

2016 Acosta, Rosaura (President), Terrazas, Ester (Secretary), Mendoza, Mary L. (Asst. Secretary), Zavala, Ruben (Treasurer), Mullins, Rosa Maria (Asst. Treasurer), Peña, Tomasa (Parliamentarian), Moreno, Lupe (Adv. Sec.), Benavides, Dolores (Asst. Adv. Sec.), López, San Juanita (Caller); Castro, Antonio (Tony); Moreno, Lupe (Caller); Ramos, Catalina (Caller); Botello, Alicia (Caller) (233)

2016 Celadoras: López, San Juana; Peña, Tomasa; Moreno, Lupe; Ramos, Catalina; Acosta, Rosa (233). Persons who carry the banner (porta estandarte) and present a bouquet to the Virgin (bouquet presenters) are scheduled a year in advance (233).

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Guadalupana Membership List, year-by-year

1941 Original officers: Mrs. Felipe Uriegas, Mrs. Victoria Loera, Mrs. María Bargas and Mrs. Emilia Hernández

1941- 1971 Presidents of the Guadalupanas between 1941 and 1971 were Felipa Uriegas (1941), Victoria Loera, Maria Melecia, Cerila García, Teresa Casarez, María Bargas, Benigna Sosa, Rufina Bargas, Carmen Alvarez, Emilia Hernandez, Antonio Herrera, Celia Guerra, Trinidad Ramírez, Antonio Guardiola, Paula Sanchez, Lydia Segura, Andrea Rocha, Berta Uriegas, Nellie García, Beatriz Calderon, Celestina Gutierrez (1971) (12).

1960 Officers: Mrs. Benigna Sosa, President; Mrs. Andrea Rocha, Vice President; Mrs. Antonio Herrera, Treasurer (223:12/18/60)

1961 Secretary, Miss Guadalupe Ramos; Treasurer, Miss Carmen Alvarez (223:01/15/61)

1962 Presidenta Sra. Benigna Sosa; Vice-Pres. Sra. Guadalupe Ramos; Secretaria Sra. Andrea Rocha; Pro-Secretaria Sra. Teresa Peña; Tesorera Sra. Carmen Alvarez; Pro-Tesorera Sra. Frances Gutiérrez; Miembras: Manuela Rocha, Felipa Uríegas, Manuela García, Juanita Martínez (6)

1962 Assignments for Diocesan Convention: Breakfast-Juanita Martinez; Dinner-Guadalupe Ramos; Supper-Benigna Sosa; Receptionists for Women Delegates: Manuela Garcia, Manuela Rocha, Teresa Peña (223:01/21/62)

1962 Celadores: Felipa Uriegas, Rufina Bargas, Eulogia Maciel; Porta-Estandarte: Maria Estrada, Antonia Herrera, Maria Martinez, Luisa Calderon (223:02/18/62)

1963 Andrea Rocha Presidenta; Paula Sanchez, Vice-President; Teresa Pena, Secretary; Juana Martinez, Pro-Secretary; Mamie Rocha, Treasurer; Nettie Rocha Pro-Treasurer (223:01/27/63)

1963 The 25 Year Anniversary Committee of the Guadalupanas: Benigna Sosa, Antonia Herrera, María Flores, Guadalupe Ramos (223:09/15/63)

July 1963 Guadalupanas: Presidenta- Sra. Andrea Rocha; Vice Presidenta-Paula Sanchez; Secretaria-Teresa Peña; Pro Secretaria-Juanita Martinez; Tesorera-Mamie Rocha, Pro Tesorera-Nettie Rocha; Damas: Jesusa Acosta, Esperanza Acosta, María Acosta, Constancia Alba, Jesusa Aguirre, Carmen Álvarez, María Bargas, Rufina Bargas, Concepcion Botello, Leola Botello, Beatriz Calderon, Luisa Calderon, Ascencion Castillo, Maria Estrada, Lorenza Esquivel, Maria Flores, Maria Gaytan, Teresa Gallardo, Luisa García, Nellie García, Frances Gutierrez, Emilia Hernandez, Antonia Guardiola, Antonia Herrera, Cristina Herrera, Eufemia Isla, Eulogia Maciel, Elena Martínez, Cecilia Martínez, Luisa Martínez, María Martínez, Guadalupe Ramos, Benigna Sosa, Consuelo Reyna, Natalia Reyna, Elvira Reyna, Macrina Tijerina, Felipa Uríegas, Guadalupe Will, 45 por todas (223:07/14/63)

1964 President- Paula Sanchez; Vice President- Terry Peña; Secretary- Andrea Rocha; Treasurer- Macrina Tijerina; Pro Treasurer- Carmen Álvarez (223:12/01/63)

1965 President-Paula Sanchez; Vice-President Trinidad Ramirez; Secretary Teresa Casarez; Pro Secretary Toni Juarez; Treasurer Helen Soliz; Pro Treasurer Eloise Cruz (223:11/22/64)

1965 Celadores: Enriqueta Sanchez, Felicitas Ruíz, Rufina Bargas, Simona Huerta (223:03/07/65)

1965 Porta-Estandarte: Eulogia Maciel, Elvira Reyna (223:03/07/65)

1965, March Concurso Candidates and their Helpers: Srita. Yolanda Sanchez (Sra. Trinidad Ramirez), Srita. Frances Garcia (Sra. Felicitas Ruiz), Srita. Rachel Tello (Sra. Toni Juarez), Srita. Linda Sóliz (Sra. Maria Diaz) (223:03/07/65)

1966 President Trinidad Ramirez; Vice President Guadalupe Sifuentes; Secretary Teresa Casarez; Treasurer Maria Diaz; Pro Secretary Rosa Reyna; Pro Treasurer Frances Trevino (223:11/21/65)

1968 Guerra, Celia, President; Tijerina, Macrina, VP; Segura, Lydia, Secretary; Treviño, Frances, Pro. Secretary; Campos, Janie, Treasurer; Rocha, Andrea, Pro. Treasurer (223:12/03/67)

1969 Mrs. Lydia Segura, President; Mrs. Carmen Arismendez, Vice President; Mrs. Helen Soliz, Secretary; Mrs. M. Arriaga, Treasurer; Mrs. L. Polanco, Pro. Secretary; Mrs. M. Resas, Pro. Treasurer (223:12/01/68)

1971 Active members of Sociedad de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe in 1971:

140 members

Esperanza Acosta

Jesusita Acosta

Maria Acosta

Constancia Alba

Mercedes Alcoser

Basilia Álvarez

Ester Alvarez

Nicolasa Alvarez

Carmen Arisméndez

Emma Arisméndez

Margarita Arriaga

Felicita Bargas

Maria Bargas

Rufina Bargas

Margarita Bazan

Juanita Benavides

Maria L. Bermudez

Concepcion Botello

Leola Botello

Luisa Bustos

Jesusita Calderon

Luisa Calderon

Juanita Campos

Estefana Carillo

Eladia Cásarez

Janie Cásarez

Pauline Cásarez

Theresa Cásarez

Ascencion Castillo

Maria Castillo

Bennie Castruita

Josefa Cavazos

Victoria Costilla

Eloisa Cruz

Sofia De Hoyos

Marcelina De Leon

Mary Diaz

Guadalupe Duran

Lorenza Esquival

Maria Estrada

Gregoria Flores

Julia Flores

Marcela Flores

María Flores

María Gaitan

Teresa Gallardo

Maria Galvan

Gloria García

Manuela García

Margarita García

María de los Angles García

Maríe García

Nellie García

Leta Garza

Rachel Gil

Anita Gonzales

Rosa Gonzales

Feligonia Gonzales

Zulema Gonzalez

Antonia Guardiola

Celia Guerra

Francisca Guerra

Celestina Gutierrez

Frances Gutierrez

Emilia Hernandez, Presidenta

Susie Hernandez

Antonia Herrera

Cristina Herrera

Ignacia Herrera

Simona Huerta

Antonio Juarez

Guadalupe Limón

Emiia Loera

Maria Longoria

Dora Luna

Genoveva Luna

Otila Macias

Eulogia Maciel

Criselda Maldonado

Consuelo Martinez

Elena Martinez

Juanita Martinez

Maria Cruz Martinez

Ruth Martinez

Lucy Mendez

Ines Moreno

Rosalie Moreno

Maria Murillo

Carmen Navarro

Mercedes Nunez

Guadalupe Orta

Teresa Peña

Lucy Polanco

Beatriz Ramirez

Mary Ramirez

Trinidad Ramirez

Guadalupe Ramos

Amelia Resas

Concepcion Reyna

Consuelo Reyna

Elvira Reyna

Natalia Reyna

Rosa Reyna

Benita Riojas

Ruth Rios

Andrea Rocha

Mamie Rocha

Juanita Rodriguez

Guadalupe Romero

Felicitas Ruiz

Cristela Salas

Alejandra Salazar

Ana Maria Saldana

Consuelo Samilpa

Gregoria Samilpa

Enriquetta Sanchez

Paula Sanchez

Alicia Segura

Lydia Segura

Maria Shipp

Guadalupe Sifuentes

Helen Soliz

Estefana Tello

Macrina Tijerina

Lilia Torres

Eudalia Treviño

Francisca Treviño

Berta Uriegas

Felipa Uriegas

Romana Reyna Valdez

Marcelina Vásquez

Maria Ann Vásquez

Julia Martha Vijarro

Guadalupe Witt

Ramona Yanes

Eufemia Ysla-end of 1971 list

1972 Mrs. Lydia Segura, President; Mrs. Mary Longoria, Vice President; Mrs. Molly Resas, Secretary; Mrs. Susie Hernandez, Pro Secretary; Mrs. Teresa Peña, Treasurer; Mrs. Helen Soliz, Pro Treasurer (223: 16/04/72)

1974 Sofia DeHoyos, President; Mary Longoria, VP; Lucy Polanco, 2nd VP; Molly Resas, Sec.; Teresa Peña, Pro-Sec.; Frances Treviño, Treas.; Dora Luna, Pro-Treasurer. Celadores: Felicita Ruiz, Lydia Segura, Maria Pérez, Georgia Gonzales, Maria Estrada, Marcelina Vásquez (250: 10/11/74)

1975 Sofia DeHoyos, President; Lucy Polanco; Mary Longoria; Molly Resas (237) (223:27/04/75)

1976 Francis Treviño, President

María Longoria, Vice-President

Molly Resas, Secretary

Lucy Polanco, Pro-Secretaria

Lydia Segura, Tesorera

Dolores Rodriguez and Felicita Ruíz, Pro-Tesorera (143)

1979 Irma Rubio, President; Frances Trevino, VP; Molly Rezas, Secretary; Concha Reyna, Vice-Sec.; Dolores Rodriguez, Treasurer; Teresa Peña, Vice-Treas.; Celladores: Lucy Polanco, Felicitas Ruíz, Mary Pérez, Maria Galvan (223:11/11/78)

1981 Andrea Rocha was listed in the Sunday Bulletin as the contact person for the Guadalupanas (223:07/06/1981) (44)

1982 Irma Rubio was listed in the bulletin as the contact person for the Guadalupanas (223:27/06/82)

1983 Maria Longoria, Presidenta; Anselma Riojas, Vice-Presidenta; Dolores Rodriguez, Secretaria; Maria Galvan, Pro-Secretaria; Teresa Peña, Tesorera; Macrina Tijerina, Pro-Tesorera; Celadores: Felicita Ruiz, Hope Reséndez, Juanita Pardo, Dolores Rodríguez (223:21/11/82)

1984 Mary Longoria, President; Tuburcia Ramirez, Vice President; Becky Reyna, Secretary; Dolores Rodriguez, Vice Secretary; Theresa Peña, Preasurer; Macrina Tijerina, Pro. Treasurer; Irma Rubio, Sergeant at Arms; Felicita Ruíz, Juanita Rodríguez, Hope Reséndez, Janie Pardo, Celadores (223:13/11/83)

1985 Linda Govea, President; Becky Reyna, Vice-President; María Galvan, Pro. Vice President; Mary Longoria, Secretary; Molly Resas, Vice Secretary; Dolores Rodriguez, Treasurer; Theresa Peña, Pro. Treasurer; Irma Rubio, Sergeant at Arms; Celadores: Felicita Ruiz, Juanita Rodriguez, Anselma Riojas, Maria Pérez (223:11/11/84)

1987 Irma Rubio, Presidenta; Helen Camarillo, Vici-Presidenta; Mary Longoria, Secretari; Molly Resas, Pro-Secretaria; Becky Reyna, Tesorera; Elia Flores, Pro-Tesorera; Linda Hernandez, Oficial de Orden; Juanita Rodriguez, Felicita Ruíz and Isabel Reyes, Celadores (223:14/12/1986)

1988 Irma Rubio, President; Helen Camarillo, Vice President; Mary Longoria, Secretary; Molly Resas, Pro-Secretary; Becky Reyna, Treasurer; Aurora Saavedra, Pro-Treasurer (223: 17/01/1988)

1989 Becky Reyna and María Galvan

1991 Juanita Rodriguez, Elias Rangel, Maria Galvan, Helen Camarillo, Teresa Peña, Stella Trejo, Blasita Guerra, Juanita Rodriguez, Joanna Olivares

1997-2009 Undated membership list: Helen Camarillo, Presidenta; Tomasa Peña, Asistente; Esther Terrazas, Tesorera; Maria del Carmen Velarde, Asistente; Maria Alarcón, Secretaria; Rosa Maria Mullins, Asistente; Tiburcia (Tita) Ramirez and Maria Barron, Porta Estandarte; Aurora Saavedra, Juanita Pardo, Lupita García, Hope Reséndez, Celadores

1997-2009 Undated membership list: Huerta, Simona; Govea, Linda; Martinez, Pauline; Longoria, Mary; Amaro, Mary; Samilpa, Joyce; Esquivel, Domitila; Gutierrez, Connie; Botello, Alicia; Jaramillo, Flor; Gil, Rachel; Molinar, Exequiela; Rezas, Molly; Gutierrez, Leonarda; Sosa, Rosa; Gutierrez, Celestina; Garcia, Lupita; Garcia, Nina; Leybas, Petra; Terrazas, Esther; Martinez, Mary (Nana); Guardiola, Antonia; Day, Connie; Mullins, Rosa María; Pardo, Juanita; Rios, Beatriz; Alarcón, María; Martinez, Janie; Reyna, Becky; Zapata, Ofelia; Benavides, Ramona; Gonzales, María P.; Hernandez, Estela; Reyes, Isabel; Álvarez, Nicolasa; Barron, María; Camarillo, Helen; Ramirez, Tiburcia (Tita); Resendez, Hope; Velarde, Regina; Hernandez, Linda; Martinez, Rose Mary; Rodriguez, Martha; Nuñez, Maracela; Padia, Nazaria; Rodriguez, Juanita; Saavedra, Aurora; Treviño, Francis; Vega, Rosa; Cortinez, Hope; Peña, Tomasa; Ruiz, Felicitas; Velarde, María del Carmen; Duran, Lupe; Flores, Elia; Polanco, Lucy; Reyna, Concepcion (Concha); Sandoval, María; Rodriguez, Dolores; Sequeira, Angelica; Lune, Eva; Mendoza, Lina; Cervantes, Carla; Sosa, María (233)

2008 Roster of Inactive Members: Álvarez, Nicolasa; Duran, Domitila E.; Esquivel, Esther; Esquivel, Josefina; Flores, Elia; Garcia, Vera; Gil, Rachel; Guardiola, Antonia; Martinez, Janie; Reyna, Becky; Reyna, Concepción (Concha); Rios, Beatriz; Rodriguez, Juanita; Segura, Alicia; Luna, Eva; Mendoza, Lina; Cervantes, Carla; Sosa, María; Rodriguez, Dolores, Treviño, Francis (233)

2008 Roster of Resigned Members: Day, Connie; Alarcón, María; Haydée Morales (233)

2008 Roster of Deceased Members: Acosta,Susie L.; Hernandez, Linda; Polanco, Lucy; Riuz, Felicitas; (233).

2009 Roster of Active Members: Acosta, Rosaura; Amaro, Mary; Arana, Mary; Barron, Maria; Benavides, Ramona; Botello, Alicia; Buitrago, Victoria; Camarillo, Helen; Cortinas, Esperanza C. (Hope); Dominguez, Delia; Duran, Guadalupe; Esquivel, Felipa; Garcia, Enedina (Nina); Garcia, Lupe; Gonzalez, María; Gonzalez, Ofelia; Govea, Linda; Gutierrez, Connie; Gutierrez, Leonarda; Hernandez, Estella; Huerta, Simona; Jaimes, Leonila; Jaramillo, Flor; Lemus, Licha; Leybas, Petra; Longoria, María; Lopez, San Juanita; Mandujano, María; Martinez, Janie; Martinez, Pauline; Martinez, Rose Mary G.; Mendez, Lucy; Mendoza, Mary L.; Molinar, Exequiela; Mondragon, María G.C.; Montalvo, Ana María; Morales, Denise; Morales, Haydée; Moreno, Lupe; Mullins, Rosa María; Nuñez, Mercedes (Mercy); Orta, Concepción (Connie); Pardo, Juanita; Peña, Tommie; Ramirez, Paula; Ramirez, Tiburcia V. (Tita); Ramos, Catalina (Cathy); Resas, Amelia (Molly); Resendez, Hope; Reyes, Isabel; Rodriguez, Marta; Rodriguez, Juanita; Saavedra, Aurora; Samilpa, Joyce; Sanchez, Isabel; Sandoval, María; Segura, Mary; Sosa, Rosa; Soto, Veronica; Tarrasas, Ester; Treviño, Felicitea R.; Treviño, Francis; Treviño. Gracie Elaine; Ulloa, Anita; Vazquez, Martina, Vega, Rosa; Velarde, María Del Carmen; Velarde, Regina; Zapata, Ofelia (233)

2009 Roster of Inactive Members: Álvarez, Nicolasa; Duran, Domitila E.; Esquivel, Esther; Esquivel, Josefina; Flores, Elia; Garcia, Vera; Gil, Rachel; Lopez, Kathi; Martinez, Bertha A.; Martinez, Mary (Nana); Padia, Nazaria; Reyna, Becky; Reyna, Concepción (Concha); Rios, Beatriz; Segura, Alicia; Luna, Eva; Mendoza, Lina; Cervantes, Carla; Sosa, María; Rodriguez, Dolores (233)

2009 Roster of Deceased Members: Acosta, Susie L.; Bargas, Rufina U.; Castillo, María de Jesús Herrera; Garcia, Viviana C.; Guardiola, Antonia; Gutierrez, Celestina; Hernandez, Herlinda Bargas; Martinez, Ruth; Polanco, Lucy; Riuz, Felicitas; Rubio, Irma; Sanchez, Paulita G.; Sequeria, Angelica (233).

2009 Roster of Resigned Members: Day, Connie; Alarcón, María (233).

2009 Tomasa Peña, Presidenta; Rose Mary G. Martinez, VicePresident; Rosa Maria Mullins, Treasurer; Gracia Trevño, Asst. Tres.; Felicitas Lemus, Secretary; Rose Mary G. Martinez, ViceSecretary; Celadores: Alicia Botello, Cathy Ramos, Aurora Saavedra, San Juanita Lopez (233)

2010 Inactive Members: Duran, Domitila E.; Esquivel, Esther; Esquivel, Josefina; Flores, Elia; Garcia, Vera; Gil, Rachel; Limon, Lupe; Lopez, Kathi; Martinez, Bertha A.; Martinez, Mary (Nana); Martinez, Mary Estrada; Padia, Nazaria; Reyna, Becky; Reyna, Concepción (Concha); Rios, Beatriz; Segura, Alicia; Luna, Eva; Mendoza, Lina; Cervantes, Carla; Sosa, María; Rodriguez, Dolores (233)

2010 Roster of Deceased Members: Acosta, Susie L.; Álvarez, Nicolasa; Bargas, Rufina U.; Castillo, María de Jesús Herrera; Garcia, Viviana C.; Guardiola, Antonia; Gutierrez, Celestina; Hernandez, Herlinda Bargas; Martinez, Ruth; Polanco, Lucy; Riuz, Felicitas; Rubio, Irma; Sanchez, Paulita G.; Sequeria, Angelica (233)

2013 Roster for 2013: Acosta, Rosaura; Arana, Mary; Barron, Maria; Benavides, Dolores;Buitrago, Victoria; Camarillo, Helen; Esquivel, Felipa; Garcia, Lupe; Gonzales, Ofelia; Govea, Linda; Gutierrez, Connie; Gutierrez, Leonarda; Hernandez, Estella; Huerta, Simona; Jarmillo, Flor; Lemus, Licha; Longoria, Mary; Lopez, San Juanita; Loredo, Rosita; Mandujano, Maria; Martinez, Pauline; Martinez, Rose Mary G.; Mendez, Lucy; Mendoza, Mary L.; Milanez, Lilia; Mondragon, Maria G. C.; Moreno, Lupe; Mullins, Rosa Maria; Nunez, Mercedes (Mercy); Pardo, Juanita; Peña, Tomasa; Perales, Phyllis; Ramirez, Paula; Ramirez, Tiburcia V. (Tita); Ramos, Catalina; Reyes, Kathi; Resendes, Hope; Rodriguez, Juanita; Saaverdra, Aurora; Samilpa, Joyce; Sanchez, Isabel; Sandoval, Maria; Sosa, Rosa; Terrazas, Ester; Treviño, Felicitia R.; Ulloa, Anita; Vasquez, Martina; Vega, Rosa; Velarde, Maria Del Carmen; Velarde, Regina; Zavala, Dora (233).

2013 Tomasa Peña Presidenta; Rosaura Acosta Vice Presidenta; Lucy Mendez Secretaria; San Juanita Lopez Tesorera (233)

2013, March 3 53 active members, 61 inactive members, 69 deceased members (233)

2013, June 2 Antonio (Tony) Castro is the first man to join the society (233)

2014, January 16 Sr. Antolin Mandujano is the second male member to be inducted into the society (233).

2014 Rosaura Acosta President, Rosa Marie Mullins Vice-President, Mary Arana Secretary, Mary Mendoza Asst. Secretary, Tony Castro Treasurer, Mary Falcon Asst. Treasurer, Lupe Moreno Secretary of Advertisement and Press, Dolores Benavides Asst. Sec. of Press, Lucy Mendez Parliamentarian, Ester Terrazas Chair of Formation and Apostolate (233). The officers serve two-year terms with elections in odd numbered years (233).

2014, August 3 Sr. Ruben Zavala is the third male to be inducted into the Society (233)

2014 Roster of Active Members: Govea, Linda (Caller); Acosta, Rosaura; Arana, Mary; Barron, Maria; Benavides, Dolores;Buitrago, Victoria; Camarillo, Helen; Castro, Antonio (Tony); Esquivel, Felipa; Falcon, Mary; Garcia, Lupe; Felicita Trevino (Caller); Gonzales, Ofelia; Gutierrez, Connie; Gutierrez, Leonarda; Hernandez, Estella; Huerta, Simona; Jarmillo, Flor; Lemus, Licha; Longoria, Mary; Lopez, San Juanita; Loredo, Rosita; Moreno, Lupe (Caller); Martinez, María; Martinez, Pauline; Martinez, Rose Mary G.; Mendez, Lucy; Mendoza, Mary L.; Milanez, Lilia; Mondragon, Maria G. C.; Mullins, Rosa Maria; Nunez, Mercedes (Mercy); Pardo, Juanita; Ramos, Catalina (Caller); Pena, Tomasa; Perales, Phyllis; Ramirez, Paula; Ramirez, Tiburcia V. (Tita); Reyes, Kathi; Resendes, Hope; Rodriguez, Juanita; Saaverdra, Aurora; Samilpa, Joyce; Sanchez, Isabel; Botello, Alicia (Caller); Sandoval, María; Sosa, Rosa; Terrazas, Ester; Ulloa, Anita; Vásquez, Martina; Vega, Rosa; Velarde, María Del Carmen; Velarde, Regina; Zavala, Dora (233).

2015 Roster of Active Members: Acosta, Rosaura (President), Terrazas, Ester (Secretary), Mendoza, Mary L. (Asst. Secretary), Zavala, Ruben (Treasurer), Mullins, Rosa Maria (Asst. Treasurer), Peña, Tomasa (Parliamentarian), Moreno, Lupe (Adv. Sec.), Benavides, Dolores (Asst. Adv. Sec.), Lopez, San Juanita (Caller); Barron, Maria; Buitrago, Victoria; Camarillo, Helen; Castro, Antonio (Tony); Garcia, Lupe; Pena, Tommy; Gonzales, Ofelia; Gutierrez, Connie; Gutierrez, Leonarda; Hernandez, Estella; Huerta, Simona; Jarmillo, Flor; Lemus, Licha; Longoria, Mary; Lorado, Rosita; Moreno, Lupe (Caller); Mandujano, Maria; Mandujano, Atolin; Martinez, Leopoldo; Martinez, Maria; Martinez, Rose Mary G.; Mendez, Lucy; Milanez, Lilia; Mondragon, Maria G. C.; Nunez, Mercedes (Mercy); Pardo, Juanita; Arana, Mary; Ramos, Catalina (Caller); Perales, Phyllis; Ramirez, Paula; Ramirex, Tiburcia V. (Tita); Reyes, Kathi; Resendes, Hope; Rosriguez, Juanita; Saaverdra, Aurora; Samilpa, Joyce; Sanchez, Isabel; Botello, Alicia (Caller); Sandoval, Maria; Sosa, Rosa; Ulloa, Anita; Vasquez, Martina; Vega, Rosa; Velarde, Maria Del Carmen; Velarde, Regina; Zavala, Dora; Falcón, Mary; Govea, Linda (233)

2016 Celadoras: López, San Juana; Peña, Tomasa; Moreno, Lupe; Ramos, Catalina; Acosta, Rosa (233)

12.7

List of volunteers for Fiesta Patria/Jamaica/Fall Fiesta

Jamaica 1966

Calderon, Luis, President, Jamaica Committee 1966;

Herrera, Rufugio, Vice President, Jamaica Committee 1966;

Cortez, Reyes, Secretary, Jamaica Committee 1966;

Longoria, Tomas, Pro Secretary, Jamaica Committee 1966;

Castruita, Frank, Treasurer, Jamaica Committee 1966;

Reyna, Gonzalo, Pro Treasurer, Jamaica Committee 1966;

Maciel, Jose, Vocal, Jamaica Committee 1966;

Saucedo, Santos, Vocal, Jamaica Committee 1966;

Calderon, Julian, Vocal, Jamaica Committee 1966;

Mendez, Willie, Vocal, Jamaica Committee 1966;

Flores, Gabriel, Vocal, Jamaica Committee 1966;

Rocha, Irene, Participant, Jamaica 1966;

Soliz, Linda, Participant, Jamaica 1966;

Pacheco, Abigail, Queen Candidate, Jamaica 1966;

De Leon, Ema, Queen Candidate, Jamaica 1966;

Perez, Lupe, Queen Candidate, Jamaica 1966;

Escobedo, Anita, Queen Candidate, Jamaica 1966;

Ramirez, Rita, Queen, Jamaica 1967

Jamaica 1967

Shipp, Renee, Queen's Court, Jamaica 1967;

Castruita, Nancy, Queen's Court, Jamaica 1967;

Orta, Agapita, Queen's Court, Jamaica 1967

Jamaica Committee 1968

Perales, Roy, Chairman, Bazaar, 1968

Jamaica 1978

Samaniego, Paul, Volunteer, Jamaica 1978;

Samaniego, Mary, Volunteer, Jamaica 1978

Jamaica Committee 1982

Rodriguez, Margarito, Chair, Jamaica Committee 1982;

Villalobos, Rosie, Jamaica Committee 1982;

Treviño, Joe, Jamaica Committee 1982;

Treviño, Frances, Jamaica Committee 1982;

Salazar, Romana, Jamaica Committee 1982;

Castillo, Rosie, Jamaica Committee 1982;

Saenz, Beeda, Jamaica Committee 1982;

Álvarez, Esmeralda, Jamaica Committee 1982;

Acuna, Bonnie, Jamaica Committee 1982;

Lara, Martha, Jamaica Committee 1982;

Castro, Aggie, Jamaica Committee 1982;

Samaniego, Paul, Volunteer, Jamaica 1982;

Tello, Christopher, King or Queen Candidate, Jamaica 1982;

Santa Ana, Stephanie, King or Queen Candidate, Jamaica 1982;

Navarro, Audrey Nicole, King or Queen Candidate, Jamaica 1982;

Garcia, Bernadette, King or Queen Candidate, Jamaica 1982;

Medrano, Daniel, King or Queen Candidate, Jamaica 1982;

Rodriguez, Andrea, Chair, Jamaica Committee 1982;

Roa, Rudy, Jamaica Committee 1982;

Jiménez, José, Jamaica Committee 1982;

Castro, Ray, Jamaica Committee 1982;

Samilpa Sr., Raymond, Jamaica Committee 1982;

Cannon, Gloria, Jamaica Committee 1982

Jamaica Committee 1983

Rodriguez, Margarito, Chair, Jamaica Committee 1983;

Castro, Ray, Chair, Jamaica Committee 1983;

Duran, Rudy, Chair, Jamaica Committee 1983

Jamaica Committee 1984

Rodriguez, Dorothy, Jamaica Committee 1984;

Molina, Mary, Jamaica Committee 1984;

Ortiz, Jesse, Volunteer, Jamaica Committee 1984;

Lara, Salvador, Volunteer, Jamaica Committee 1984;

Cruz, Sabino, Volunteer, Jamaica Committee 1984;

Castro, Ray, Volunteer, Jamaica Committee 1984;

Rivas, Domingo, Volunteer, Jamaica Committee 1984;

Alviete, Felipe, Volunteer, Jamaica Committee 1984;

Samaniego, Paul, Volunteer, Jamaica Committee 1984;

Martinez, Jesse, Volunteer, Jamaica Committee 1984;

Martinez, Albert, Volunteer, Jamaica Committee 1984;

Calderon, Mike, Volunteer, Jamaica Committee 1984;

Rodriguez, Margarito, Volunteer, Jamaica Committee 1984

Jamaica Committee 1985

Navarro, Manuel, Chairman, Jamaica Committee 1985;

Castro, Ray, Chairman, Jamaica Committee 1985;

Rodriguez, Margarito, Chairman, Jamaica Committee 1985;

Duran, Rudy, Chairman, Jamaica Committee 1985;

Saldana, Anna Maria, Chairman, Jamaica Committee 1985;

Balderas, Victor, Chairman, Jamaica Committee 1985;

Navarro, Manuel, Coordinator, Jamaica Committee 1985;

Arredondo, George, Volunteer, Jamaica Committee 1985;

Arredondo, Becky, Volunteer, Jamaica Committee 1985

Jamaica Committee 1993

Menchaca, Robert, Chairman, Jamaica Committee 1993;

Davila, Rufus, 1st Vice Chair, Jamaica Committee 1993;

Castillo, Rosie, 2nd Vice Chair, Jamaica Committee 1993;

Rocha, Vincente, Treasurer, Jamaica Committee 1993;

Rocha, Corrine, Treasurer, Jamaica Committee 1993;

Terrazes, Esther, Secretary, Jamaica Committee 1993;

Reyna, Robert, Jamaica Committee 1993;

Reyna, Margaret, Jamaica Committee 1993;

Estrada, Annie, Jamaica Committee 1993;

Reyna, Yvonne, Jamaica Committee 1993;

Menchaca, Avelia (Billie) T., Jamaica Committee 1993;

Baldera, Victor, Jamaica Committee 1993;

Finch, Sylvia, Jamaica Committee 1993;

DeLeon, Tony, Jamaica Committee 1993;

Govea, Linda, Jamaica Committee 1993;

Uríegas, Margaret, Jamaica Committee 1993;

Rivera, Renee, Jamaica Committee 1993;

Sabana, Anna, Queen Candidate, Jamaica 1993;

Olivares, Jo Ann, Queen Candidate, Jamaica 1993;

Ramos, Angelica, Queen Candidate, Jamaica 1993;

Ortiz, Erica, Queen Candidate, Jamaica 1993

Jamaica Committee 2001

Martinez, Gonzalo, Jamaica Committee 2001;

Miranda, Christina, Jamaica Committee 2001;

Rodriguez, Juan, Jamaica Committee 2001;

Tapia, Jose, Jamaica Committee 2001;

Espinoza, Raul, Jamaica Committee 2001;

Freitas, Cecil, Jamaica Committee 2001;

Prado, Irma, Jamaica Committee 2001;

Cortinas, Elisa, Jamaica Committee 2001;

Mendez, José, Jamaica Committee 2001;

Mendez, Lucia, Jamaica Committee 2001;

Stockdale, Theresa, Jamaica Committee 2001;

Moreno, David, Jamaica Committee 2001;

Cardenas, Nina, Jamaica Committee 2001;

Garza, Prescilla, Jamaica Committee 2001;

Robledo, Melinda, Jamaica Committee 2001;

Orozco, Eddie, Jamaica Committee 2011;

Orozco, Christine, Jamaica Committee 2011;

Rodríguez, Gilbert, Jamaica Committee 2011;

Rodríguez, Tina, Jamaica Committee 2011;

Cruz, Gloria, Jamaica Committee 2011;

Cruz, Victor, Jamaica Committee 2011;

Tristan, Jesse, Jamaica Committee 2011;

Pérez, Anita, Jamaica Committee 2011;

Urban, David, Jamaica Committee 2011;

Urban, Linda H., Jamaica Committee 2011;

1984, March The Pastor wrote, "Varias persona que les hemos dado las gracias en el Buletin Semanal por su trabajo, etc., en y por la Parroquia, nos han pedido que ya no lo hagamos. Por esta razon, de aqui en adelante le daremos las gracias nada mas a persons que ocasionallmente, have algo especial por la parroquia. Pero, nosotros agradecemos bastante a todos Ustedes que estan trabajando tan duro y tan fielmente cada semana por nuestra Familia de San Jose (223:25/03/84). 

12.8

Men's Club Membership List

1960-1963

1961, February The Chairman of the Social Committee was Salvador Hernandez. Chairman of tickets for the Mardi Gras Dance was Enrique Saenz with Noe Peña, Al Mendez and Louis Deanda. The committee on reserving tables for the dance was Manuel Ruíz with José Galvan, Ben Vega, Candelario Garcia and Pete Cásarez (223:01/29/61).

1961, September The names of the chairmen and the assistants for the 7 Divisions were: Enrique Saenz, President and Gabriel Tamayo, Vice-President; Pedro Cásarez and Gene Cásarez; Ben Vega and Candelario Garcia; Jose Galvan and Frank González; Jose Garcia and R. C. Velásquez; Willie Garcia and Salvador Hernandez; Tony Guerra and Sam Santa Ana; Gabriel Guardiola and Marcel Rocha (223:10/01/61).

1961, October The Captains were: Enrique Acosta, Ben Arismendez, Paul Alvarez, Bernardo Arismendez, Marcelo Barba, Pedro Botello, Luis Calderon, José Campos, Lee Castillo, Pedro Castillo, Ish Cortinas, Manuel Castillo, Henry Calderon, Ramon De Leon, Jerome Estrada, Edward Esquivel, Frutoso Hipolito, Roberto Hinojosa, Lorenzo Hernandez

1974-1975

1974, February A San Jose Men's Club formed with Sam Guerra, President; Byron Highfill, Vice-President; Henry (Bubba) Saenz Jr., Secretary; Raymond Samilpa Jr. treasurer; and Father Mike, chaplain (249: 17/02/74). Other men included Benny Limón, Sr., Roger Ibarra, Pete Cásarez, Sr., and Tom Álvarez.

1974, February Men selling tickets to a dance included Robert Ibarra, Pete Cásarez, Nef Zendejas, Robert Macowitz and Byron Hifill (249: 24/02/74).

1975, May Officers: Virgil Almogabar, President; Rudy Duran; Frank González; Robert Michaelwicz (237) (223:18/05/75)

1975, August New officers were: Byron Highfill, President; Henry Caldron, Vice-Pres; Mario Cruz, Secretary; Manuel Álvarez, Treasurer; Roger Ibarra, Parlimentarian. Committee Chairmen were: Joe Maldonado, Religious Committee; Frank González, Telephone Committee; Desiderio Salazar, Social Committee; Sam Guerra, Fund Raising Committee (223:17/08/75) (223:07/09/75)

12.9.a

San Jose Church Staff ABC

The list was transcribed from the Sunday Bulletin from April 1979 to December 1993. It is not complete.

Alcala, Blanca, Secretary, Religious Education, 1985

Aldaco, Liz, Secretary, Religious Education, Director of Youth Ministry, Office Manager and

Parish Center Scheduling, 1988-1990

Álvarez, Alfred, 1979

Berry, Gregory J., Director Religious Education, 1993

Booker, Paul, 1979

Cabrialez, Mary, M.J.M.J., Home Visitations, 1982-1984

Cannon, Gloria, Secretary, 1979-1984

Carlin, Rudy, Administrative Assistant, 1982

Cásarez, Veronica, Administrative Assistant, 1981-1982

Castillo, Rose, Activities Coordinator, 1993

Castro, Aggie, Administrative Assistant, CCD Secretary, Receptionist, 1982-1989

Coronado, Carlos A., Coordinator of Ministries, Pastoral Assistant, Counselor, 1984-1988

Cruz, Mary, Evening Receptionist, 1993

Dávila, Martina, Evening Receptionist and Baptism, 1992-1993

De La Vega, Mary, Evening Receptionist, 1990-1992

De los Santos, Ofelia, 1979

Degollado, Martha, Secretary, 1988-1993

Deolioz, Robert, Maintenance, 1985

Garrett, Bud, Counselor, 1988-1989

Garza, Margaret, Secretary, 1983

Gómez, Guillermo, Director of Youth Ministry, 1988

Gonzalez, Paul, Administrative Assistant, Director of the San Jose Community Center, 1979-1983

Govea, Chico Maintenance, 1993

Gress, Archie, CCD Coordinator, Coordinator of Adult Education, Coordinator of Ministries,

1983- 1987

Grogan, Rev. Frank, C.S.C., Associate Pastor, Coordinator of Stephen Ministries, 1988-1990

Gross, Rev. Elmer, C.S.C., 1984

Hernandez, Monica, Secretary, 1987

Herrera, Julian, 1979

Houser, Rev. Joseph F. C.S.C., Assistant Pastor 1982-1983

Joseph, Sherry, Secretary, 1992

Korcsmar, Rev. John S., C.S.C., Pastor, 1979-1982

Martinez, Cindy, Youth Minister, 1990-1991

Martinez, Jackie, Secretary, 1984

Martinez, Nelda Frances, Administrative Assistant, 1982

Molina, Mary, Secretary/Bookkeeper, Business Manager, 1983-1987

Navarro, Maria, M.J.M.J., Pastoral Assistant, 1981-1982

Navarro, Selma, Secretary/Bookkeeper, 1986-1987

Nira, John, Coordinator of Ministries, Adult Religious Education, 1987-1989

Nira, John, Adult Religious Education, Director Religious Education January 1990-1992

Paul, Rev. Leonard, C.S.C., Associate Pastor, 1985-1989

Pérez, Elaine, Clerk, 1993

Polanco, Dora N., Coordinator of Home Visitation, 1985

Ramos, Joe, Bookkeeper and Parish Center Scheduling, 1990-1993

Reina, Katherine, Director of Religious Education, Grades 1-12 1988-1989

Reyes, Eddie, Youth Groups, 1983

Reyes, Ramiro, Director Religious Education, 1993

Rivera, Deacon John

Rodríguez, Gloria, M.J.M.J., Director of Religious Education, 1979-1981

Rodríguez, Patricia, Administrative Assistant, 1981

Rosas-Garcia, Maria, Evening Secretary, Receptionist/Bookkeeper, Office Manager and Parish

Center Scheduling, Secretary Religious Education, January 1989-1993

Saenz, Beeda, Director, Religious Education, 1982

Saenz, Deacon Enrique

Salas, Cathy, Associate Coordinator of Stephen Ministries, Coordinator of Stephen Ministries,

1987-1989

Salazar, Ramona, Secretary, Religious Education, 1973-1983

Sanchez, Theresa, Bookkeeper, 1983

Serenil, Yolanda, Director Nursery, 1993

Singleton, Anna, Director Religious Education Grade 1-12, Sacramental & Special Programs

Coordinator, Director Religious Education, 1989-1993

Soria, Sr. Guadalupe, OP, Spiritual Direction, 1993

Tennison, Buddy, Superintendent, Construction Office, 1987

Tobar, Mary Jane, Evening Receptionist, 1991

Trejo, Ester, Secretary, Religious Education, 1984-1987

Treviño, Stella W., R. E. Secretary, 1993

Underwood, Rev. Fred, C.S.C., 1983-1993

Vásquez, Deacon Alfredo

Vásquez, Rosamary, Evening Secretary, 1989

Walsh, Eva, CCD Coordinator and Youth Director, 1984-1988

Weber, Rev. Francis R. C.S.C., 1982

Wrinn, Brother Tim, OP, Spiritual Direction, 1993

Zarria, Christie, Bookkeeper, Manager, 1988-1989

Notes

Roberto Rojo III, from El Paso, was hired in September 1989 to work with the youth as a teacher and prayer group leader as the Youth Director (223:10/09/1989). Roberto Rojo returned to El Paso prior to October 1, 1989 (223:01/10/1989).

The Sunday Bulletin of October 29, 1989 explained that the staff pray daily at noon in the Church beginning at noon with the Angelus and then part of the Liturgy of Hours (psalms and readings) until 12:20PM. The Pastor invited parishioners to join them (223:29/10/1989).

The church was looking for a part-time receptionist to work 5-9PM. She needed to be able to type 50 words/min. (223:11/02/1990). Thelma Longoria was hired in February 1990. She left in July to work as an elementary school teacher and the church posted the position (223:08/07/1990).

Greg Berry worked in the Religious Education office in September 1992 and was in charge of room assignments (223:06/09/1992). In September 1992, the church advertised for a CCD secretary who spoke Spanish and had computer skills. The contact was Rosie Castillo (223:20/09/1992).

12.9.b

San Jose Church Staff

The list is from the front cover of the Sunday Bulletin.

1979, April Rev. John S. Korcsmar CSC, Sister Gloria Rodriguez, Romana Salazar, Julian Herrera, Gloria Cannon, Alfred Álvarez, Paul Booker, Paul Gonzalez, Ofelia de los Santos (223:15/04/79)

1979, June Paul Booker of the Volunteers for Educational and Social Service (VESS); Mrs. Gloria Cannon; Mrs. Romana Salazar; Julian Herrera (42)

1981, July Sister Gloria Rodriguez, M.J.M.J., Director of Religious Education; Sister Maria Navarro, M.J.M.J., Pastoral Assistant; Mrs. Gloria Cannon, Secretary; Mrs. Romana Salazar, Secretary Religious Education; Mr. Paul Gonzalez, Administrative Assistant; Miss Veronica Casarez, Administrative Assistant; Miss Patricia Rodriguez, Administrative Assistant (223: 04/10/1981)

1982, June Mrs. Gloria Cannon, Secretary; Mrs. Ramona Salazar, Secretary Religious Education; Mr. Paul Gonzalez, Administrative Assistant; Miss Veronica Casarez, Administrative Assistant; Mr. Rudy Carlin, Administrative Assistant; Mrs. Nelda Frances Martinez, Administrative Assistant (223:27/06/82) in addition to two Sisters and the Pastor (223:27/06/82).

1982, October Mrs. Aggie Castro was added to the church staff as Administrative Assistant and Miss Beeda Saenz as Director of Religious Education. There were seven staffers, six Parish Ministers including two Sisters (Sister Maria Navarro and Sister Maria Cabrialez, M.J.M.J. and three pastors (Revs. John S. Korcsmar, Joseph F. Houser and Francis R. Weber, C.S.C.) (223: 03/10/1982)

1983, January Fred C. Underwood, C.S.C. (223:02/01/1983); Theresa Sanchez, bookkeeper; Gloria Cannon, secretary; Margaret Garza, secretary; Paul Gonzalez, Director of the San Jose Community Center; Archie Gross, CCD Coordinator; Ramona Salazar, 1st Communion Coordinator; Aggie Castro, CCD Secretary; Sister Mary Cabrialez, M.J.M.J., and Eddie Reyes, in charge of youth groups, and Father Houser (223:27/03/83).

1983 June Mary Molina replaced Theresa Sanchez as the Church bookkeeper and secretary in June 1983. Sanchez was a temporary worker pending hiring a permanent person (223:19/06/83).

1984, March

In the Rectory- Rev. Fred Underwood CSC and Rev. Elmer Gross CSC;

In the Church office in the school- Mary Molina, Aggie Castro, Gloria Cannon and Jackie Martinez, Secretaries;

In the CCD office: Sister Eva Walsh, CCD Coordinator and Youth Director; Ester Trejo, CCD Secretary

In the back office- Carlos Coronado, Ministries Coordinator

Sister Mary Cabrialez (who lived in the convent), Home Visitations

Gloria Cannon, scheduler for San Jose Community Center (223:11/03/84)

Gloria Cannon worked for San Jose for many years. In June 1984, she began working at San Francisco Parish (223:17/06/84). Mrs. Ramona Salazar worked for the parish for ten years. She was a parishioner (223:07/08/83)

1984, October

In the Rectory: Rev. Fred Underwood, C.S.C. and Rev. Elmer Gross C.S.C.

In the Church office in the school: Mary Molina and Aggie Castro, Secretaries

In the CCD office: Sister Eva Walsh, CCD Coordinator and Youth Director

Ester Trejo, Secretary

In the back office: Carlos Coronado, Ministries

Sister Mary Cabrialez, Home Visitations

Mary Molina handled scheduling for the San Jose Community Center (223:10/14/84)

1985, April

In the Rectory: Rev. Fred Underwood C.S.C., Pastor

In the Church office in the school: Mary Molina, Secretary/Bookkeeper

Aggie Castro, Secretary

Maria Torres, Secretary

Ester Trejo, Secretary

In the office of Religious Education: Sister Eva Walsh, CCD Coordinator and Youth Director and Blanca Alcala, Secretary

Ministries: Carlos A. Coronado, coordinator

Dora N. Polanco, coordinator of Home Visitation

Mary Molina handled scheduling for the San Jose Community Center (223: 07/04/1985)

Maintenance: Robert Deolioz was hired in April (223: 21/04/1985)

Carlos A. Coronado, Coordinator of Ministries, left San José on October 4, 1985. He got married on November 1 and, "then begin a new life" (223: 29/09/1985).

1985, December

Rev. Fred Underwood, C.S.C. Pastor; Rev. Leonard Paul, C.S.C., Associate Pastor;

In the Church Office: Mary Molina, Aggie Castro, Ester Trejo

The Church Office was located in the school building and it was open 8:00AM to 5:00PM Mon-Fri (223: 05/01/1986).

In the Religious Education Office: Sister Eva Walsh Coordinator/Youth Director, Blanca Alcala Secretary (223: 22/12/1985)

Selma Navarro was hired to work as a bookkeeper/secretary in August 1986 (223: 10/08/1986). In September 1986, the church advertised for a part-time receptionist/typist who could work in the evenings on Monday and Tuesday nights and then regular hours (9:00AM to 5:00PM) Wednesday to Saturday (223:21/09/1986).

1986, November

In the church office, Mary Molina, Business Manager; Aggie Castro, Secretary; Ester Trejo, Secretary; Selma Navarro, Bookkeeper; Religious Education- Sister Eva Walsh, Coordinator/Youth Director; Monica Hernandez, Secretary; Archie Gress, Coordinator Adult Education; Counseling- Carlos Coronado, Pastoral Assistant; Ministries- Archie Gress, Coordinator; Cathy Salas, Associate Coordinator of Stephen Ministries;

In the Construction Office- Buddy Tennison, Superintendent;

Mary Molina handled scheduling of the San Jose community center- (223: 11/10/1987)

Archie Gress left San Jose in October 1987 after two years as Coordinator of Ministries and was replaced by John Nira. John Nira was a graduate of St. Edwards University (223:11/10/1987).

Carlos Coronado, who worked as a counselor and pastoral assistant, left in February 1988 to work as a parole officer. He helped with the RICA program and the Parish Renewals (223:21/02/1988). Bud Garrett was his replacement (223:15/05/1988).

Sister Eva Walsh took a leave of absence in August 1988 to care for her sick mother. Katherine Reina and Guillermo Gomez took over her responsibilities as Director of Religious Education, Grades 1-12 and Director of Youth Ministry.

1988, August

In the Rectory: Rev. Fred Underwood CSC, Rev. Frank Grogan CSC and Rev. Leonard Paul, CSC; Deacon Enrique Saenz (full-time), Alfredo Vásquez and John Rivera;

In the Church office- Aggie Castro, Receptionist; Christie Zarria, Bookkeeper; Martha Degollado, Secretary; Religious Education- Katherine Reina, Director, Grades 1-12; Guillermo Gomez, Director, Youth Ministry; John Nira, Adult Religious Education; Liz Aldaco, Secretary;

Counselors- Bud Garrett, Carlos Coronado;

Ministries- Cathy Salas, Coordinator of Stephen Ministries;

Parish Center- scheduling Christie Zaria (223:28/08/1988)                        


12.10.a

Parishioners, 1940

The following lists of parishioners and their children are based upon conversations with Peter Castillo in 2014.

List of adult parishioners of San José Church in 1939-1940

Alba, Felipe

Álvarez, Armador

Álvarez, Baudelio (Lelo)

Álvarez, Ernesto, wife María

Álvarez, Sotero, wife Ester

Arezmendaz, Lulo

Arezmendez, Benselao (Ben), wife Emma

Ávila, Gamaliel (Jim), wife Julia

Bargas, Florencio, wife María

Bargas, Gabriel, wife Julia

Botello, José, Sr. ("el Grande")

Botello, Simón

Calderon, Estanislado, wife Encarnación

Calderón, Luis Z., wife Beatriz

Carmona, Desiderio, wife Carmen

Castillo, Antonio

Cázares, Luis, wife Paulina

DeLeon, Raymond

Fabián, Carlos

Fabián, Gregorio

Fabián, Luis

Fabián, Timoteo

Flores, Vicente, wife Gregoria

Galarza, Genaro, wife Belen

Garcia, Paulina Viuda

Gonzalez, Manuel, wife Quetilda

Gutierrez, Eliseo, wife Lucia Castillo

Gutierrez, Gabriel, wife Celestina

Gutierrez, José

Hernandez, Pedro

Leibas, José

Loera, Alfredo, wife Anita

Loera, Blas, wife Francis Sosa

Loera, Felipe

Loera, José, wife Amelia

Loera, Leonardo

Loera, Victor, wife Samie

Macias, Pedro, wife Matilia

Martinez, Melcriades

Melicia, Domingo

Moreno, Alfredo, Sr.

Moreno, Tomás

Pérez, Ernesto

Rangel, Juan, wife Santos

Resas, Jesús Sr., wife María

Reyna, Pampilo

Robles, Tomás, wife Luisa

Samilpa, Habran, wife Gregoria

Samilpa, Isidro

Samilpa, Ramón (Jovita) Jr.

Samilpa, Ramón C., Sr., father of Ramón Samilpa

Sanchez, José (Joe), wife Adela

Sosa, Aventura

Sosa, Cristobal

Sosa, Pilo

Teruyuque, José, wife Josephina

Uruegas, wife Felipa

Villanueva, Luis

List of some of the children of original parishioners

Those persons marked "not found in 1940 Census" may be children of parishioners who arrived at San Jose after 1940.

Alba, Lulo

Álvarez, Benny

Álvarez, Mary

Álvarez, Richard (not found in 1940 Census)

Bargas, Henry

Bargas, Manuel

Botello, John (?)

Botello, José, Jr.

Calderón, Carmen

Calderón, Celestina

Calderón, Dolores

Calderón, Henry

Calderón, Jesús

Calderón, Leonor

Calderón, María

Calderón, Naciso, wife Carmen

Calderón, Rafael

Carmona, Lupe

Carmona, Teresa

Castillo, Manuel

Castillo, Pete

Flores, Ana

Flores, Julian

Flores, Roberto

Flores, Vicente

Garcia, Jimmy, wife Honor Resas

Gonzalez, Johnny (not found in 1940 Census)

Gonzalez, José (not found in 1940 Census)

Gonzalez, Loren (not found in 1940 Census)

Gonzalez, Mary (not found in 1940 Census)

Gonzalez, Rudy (not found in 1940 Census)

Hernandez, Honrado (not found in 1940 Census)

Hernandez, Olivia (not found in 1940 Census)

Loera, Alfredo Jr.

Loera, Victoria, wife of Octaviano

Loera, Trinidad (not found in 1940 Census)

Moreno, Alfredo, Jr.

Moreno, Refugio

Pérez, Ernesto Jr. (not found in 1940 Census)

Pérez, Ester (not found in 1940 Census)

Pérez, Lulo (not found in 1940 Census)

Rangel, Alberto

Rangel, Lydia (not found in 1940 Census)

Rangel, Roberto (not found in 1940 Census)

Resas, Francis

Resas, Honor, wife of Jimmy Garcia

Resas, Jesús (Jessie) Jr.

Resas, Jesús, Jr., wife Amelia

Resas, Juana (not found in 1940 Census)

Reyna, Antonio (not found in 1940 Census)

Reyna, Fred (not found in 1940 Census)

Reyna, Gonzalo (not found in 1940 Census)

Reyna, Raul (not found in 1940 Census)

Reyna, Salvador

Samilpa, Ramon, Jr.

Sosa, Cristóbal (Chris), Jr.

Sosa, Jesús (not found in 1940 Census)

Sosa, Marín

Teruyugue, Jesusa

Ureigas, Casimiro (not found in 1940 Census)

Uriegas, José

Uriegas, Valentin

List of parishioners who arrived at the parish after 1940 with the date of arrival

Aguirre, Juan, wife Rita

Bargas, Roberto, 1940s

Garcia, 1940s

Gonzalez, Nick (possibly parent of Johnny, Jose, Loren, Mary and Rudy)

Govea, Ausensio

Govea, Benito, 1950s

Guerra, Tony, 1940s, wife Celia

Juarez, Dolores (father of Margaret Gomez)

Limon, Benny, 1940s

Rocha, José, 1940s, (parent of Marcelino and Nicomedes)

Saenz, Enrique, 1940s

Tamayo, Pedro, 1950s

Tello, Canuto

Tello, Gilbert

Ybarra, Simón, 1950s

Prepared by Pete Castillo and Philip Mullins, April 9, 2014

12.10.b

Parishioners, 1940

San José Church Parishioners

List of adult parishioners of San José Church in 1939 with their children

(Source: Pete Castillo, Church Directory 1980, 1940 Census)

Note: This list contains 66 families and 294 individuals. In Annual Report for 1940 Father Mendez said San Jose Church had 65 families and 320 "souls".

Alba, Felipe & Constancia, 1560 E. 4th

Marguerita 22, Guadalupe (Lulo) 8, Evelyn 2

Álvarez, Armador, He had a younger brother named Luís.

Álvarez, Baudelio (Lelo) & Cormen, 1603 S. 1st,

Maggie 9, Baudelio 8, Ruben 6, Mike 4

Álvarez, Ernesto & María

Álvarez, Sotero & Ester, 1814 S. Newton, rental

Paul 18, Carah 15, Jennie 13, Benny 11, Mary 8

Arezmendez, Benselao (Ben) & Emma

Arezmendaz, Lulo. Ben and Lulo were brothers whose parents lived on Jewell St.

Ávila, Gamaliel (Jim) & Julia

Bargas, Florencio & María, 708 W. Monroe, owned his home

Eloise 19, John 17, Lucy 15, Mary Agnes 12, Helen 9, Henry 8, Josephine 6, Rosie 4, Caroline 2

Bargas, Gabriel & Julia, 516 W. Annie,

Manuel 19, Osencia 16, Francis 13, Emy 3

Botello, José, Sr. ("el Grande"), widower, 1313 E. 4th Rear

Botello, José Jr. & Juanita, 1018 W. Milton, owned his home, rock mason

Steve 20, Mary 18, Joe/Judy 16, Jimmie 1

Botello, Simón & Concepcion, 1311 S. 6th,

Peter 8, Natiba 5, Concepcion 3, Dolores 1

Calderon, Estanislado, wife Encarnación, living on a farm in Travis Co. Precinct 5

Henry 22, Celestina 20, Lutedia 18, Julian 16, Jose 14, Niaria 14, Carmen 11, Rita 8, Juanita 5

Calderón, Luis Z. & Beatriz, Precinct 5 Travis Co., owned home

Rafael 20, Naciso 17, Leonora 15, Jesus 13, Dolores 11, Hortencia 10,

Enrique 8, Maria 6, Miguel 4

Carmona, Desiderio & Carmen, 916 Jewell, owner, barber

Mary 13, Ester 11, Teresa 10, Santos 7, Baudela 5, Guadalupe (Lupe) 1

Castillo, Antonio & Ascención, 1307 S. 6th, owned his home, rock mason

Mary 25, Manuel 17, Tony 15, Lee 13, Peter 9, Joe 4, Teresa 5, Alberto 2

Cázares, Luis & Paulina. This family moved to the area in 1940s.

DeLeon, Raymond & Concha, 2323 Post Road, daughter Mary Helen

Fabián, Carlos & Pasquala, 1001C Post Oak, rock worker

Juan 10, Issac 6, Gregorio 5, Pedro 3

Fabián, Guadalupe & Adela, 1000 W. Mary, son of Timoteo

Guadalupe 9, Cecilio 6, Gregorio 4, Asaie 1

Fabián, Luis & Eduarda, 1001 Dawson Rd.,

Dolores 10, Margarita 7, Gregorio 3, Lucia 1

Fabián, Timoteo/Doroteo & Musia, 1000 W. Mary

Joan 22, Gregorio 20, Auselma 17

Flores, Vicente & Gregoria, 805 S. 3rd, Vicente Sr. died in 1936

Vincente 10, Roberto 9, Julian 7, Élida 6, Anna 2

Galarza, Genaro & Belen, 712 W. Monroe, owned home, carpenter

Genaro Jr. 18, Ascencion 15, Andrea 12, Juanita 10

Garcia, Paulina Viuda, 1501 S. 3rd

Garcia, Charlotte, 907 Sabine, widow

Bill 20, Jimmy 18, Joe 15, Snow 12

Gonzalez, Manuel & Quetilda, lived on Milton St.

Johnny, Jose, Loren, Mary, Rudy (Source Peter Castillo)

Gutierrez, Eliseo & Lucia Castillo

Gutierrez, Gabriel & Celestina

Gutierrez, José

Hernandez, Pedro & Manuello, Caldwell Co.

Santos 20, Timato 18, Elvida 15, Jose 12, Petra 11, Miccano 10

Leibas, José

Loera, Alfredo & Anita, 204 W. Mary, sawyer, with Jose Teruyuque

Victoria 3, Alfredo Jr. 1

Loera, Blas & Francis Sosa, 516 W. Annie with Gabriel Bargas

Loera, Felipe

Loera, José & Amelia, 409 W. Johanna, renter

Concha 13, Julia 8

Loera, Leonardo/Leopoldo & Elena, 411 W Annie, renter

Amerta 3, Hortensia 2

Loera, Octaviano & Victoria, 706 W. Monroe, renter, laborer,

Loera, Victor & Samie, 524 W. Johanna, renter, laborer

Virginia 10, Janie 7, Catherine 2

Macias, Pedro & Matilia, 914 W. Jewel, owned his home, cook

Miguel 3, Flosentim 1

Martinez, Melcriades/Melquides & Elena, 396 W. Monroe

Martinez, Yasbel, 396 W. Monroe, Mary 15, Pioquito 15

Melicia, Domingo

Moreno, Alfredo, Sr. & Agnes, 903 Sabine, renter, rock mason

Rufugio 10, Carmen 9, Alfredo Jr. 8, Dolores 6, Robert 4, Beatriz 1

Moreno, Tomás & Luz, Rt. 1 Del Valle, farm laborer

Tomas 16, Daniel 13, Herberto 10, Jesus 7, Jose 5, Julio 2

Pérez, Ernesto

Ernesto Jr., Ester, Lulo (Source Peter Castillo)

Rangel, Juan & Santos, Precinct 5, Travis Co., renter

Alberto 8, Rosa 7, Raymond 4, Mary 1

Resas, Jesús Sr. & María, 803 S. 3rd, owned his home, laborer

Jesus Jr. 16, Manuela 13, Francisca 11, Refugio/Ruth 10, Juana

Reyna, Fred, S. 3rd & Monroe Streets, not related to Pampilo Reyna

Reyna, Pampilo

Antonio, Alfred, Gonzalo, Raul (Source Pete Castillo)

Robles, Tomás & Luisa

Samilpa, Habran & Gregoria, lived at Ben White and Reyna St.

Francisco 11, Pedro 9, Ecerdo 4, Leandro 3, Madesta 1

Samilpa, Isidro

Samilpa, Ramón Sr. & Joyce

Carmencita, Ramon Jr., Carlos, Lupe, Gabriel, Antonio, Maria, Loretta, Dolores, Timontio, Alicia, Gerti, Abraham

Samilpa, Ramón, Jr.

Sanchez, José (Joe) & Adela, son Frank

Sosa, Ben/Bentura & Hilda, 714 W. Monroe

Sosa, Cristobal widower, 714 W. Monroe, owner, rock mason

Marin 29, Gracius 27, Isidro 23, Ben 20, Ophelia 17, Lenora 14, Mary 13, Cristobal Jr. 8

Sosa, Isidro & Cecilia, 714 W. Monroe, laborer

Sosa, Jesús/Jessie & Josefina

Sosa, Marin & Renda, 714 W. Monroe, rock mason

Sosa, Pilo & Benigna

Teruyuque, Jose & Josephina, living at 204 W. Mary with Alfredo Loera

Regero 8, Leanela 5, Susie/Jesusa 3

Uruegas, Moreno & Felipa, 710 W. Monroe, widower in 1940

Jose 25, Mauricio 22, Valentino 18

Villanueva, Luis/Louis & Mary, 1301 S. 6th

Antonia 16, Ramon 9, Alice 5, Luis Jr. 3, Edward 1

Names of residents in South Austin who do not appear in the above list of San José Church Parishioners in 1940

The following residents in 1940 Census Tract ED 227-68 were not included in list of parishioners:

Estrada, Basilio, 1312 S. 6th, Lena 14

Polvado, Joe & Blanche, 1503 Newton, Willie 29, Eli 16, Sallie 74 widow

Hernandez, Delfino, 312 W Monroe, Camilla 19

Aceveda, Esquivel & Josephine, 312 W. Monroe

Garza, Hortencia, widow, 312 W. Monroe

Jimenez, Antonio age 12, 312 W. Monroe

Polvado, Lattie widow, 316 W. Monroe

Vernon 24, Hollis 21, Miles 20, Lee 19, Maurine 18, Billy 14

Flores, Primitivo, 805 S. 3rd

Flores, Rosie viuda, 805 S. 3rd

Chonita 31

Flores, Santos, 805 S. 3rd

Gonzalez, Juan & Juanita, 1001A Post Oak

Guerrera, Cenobio, 708 W. Monroe

Hernandez, Delfina, 312 W. Monroe

Perez, Reymundo & Teofila, 1001E Post Oak

Rodriguez, Francisco & Perfecta, 1001D Post Oak

Samanegro, Paulina viuda, 709 S. 3rd

Lopez, Pete, lodger at 709 S. 3rd

Gonzalez, Juan & Juanita, 1001B Post Oak

Rafael 31, Trinidad 17, Cista 13, Ignacio 12, San Juana 11, Matilde 8,

Norberta 6, Magdalene 4, Adelita 1

Ortiz, Aucension, 1001B Post Oak

Rodriguez, Francisco & Perfecta, 1001D Post Oak, Manuel 9, Christina 2

Perez, Reymundo & Teofila, 1001E Post Oak, Ramon 1

Vicente, Montelongo, 914 W. Jewel

The following residents in 1940 Census Tract ED 227-70 were not included in list of parishioners:

Cardenas, Antonio & Felipe, 1600 Barton Springs, laborer

Lopez, Joe & Lillie, 1500 Bluebonnet, Emma 13, Jewel 11, Joe Jr. 9

Vargas, Andrew & Juana, 230 Fredericksburg Rd., Cornelius 9, Eusebia 4

Ortiz, Marselino & Juana, 230 Fredericksburg Rd.,

Orrutia, Presliano & Irea, 230 Fredericksburg Rd.

Arredondo, Ed & Mary, 1800 Bluebonnet, Mack 6, Nick 2 , Joe 65 widower

The following residents in 1940 Census Tract ED 227-71 were not included in list of parishioners:

Abila, Jimmie & Julie, 707 W. Live Oak, owner

Acosta, Hugh & Benita, 2212 S. 1st, renter

Alvarez, Sataro & Ester, 1814 S. Newton, renter

Garcia, Refugio & Mary, 516 W. Annie

Garcia, Louisa widow, 409 W. Johanna, renter

Gonzalez, Manuel & Mary, 1015 W. Milton, owner

Hinojosa, Antonio & Donicia, 414 W. Annie, renter

Hinojosa, Antonio & Francisca, 414 W. Annie

Juza, Jessie & Luz, 401 W. Monroe, owner

Loera, Carlos & Francisca, 411 W. Annie

Loera, Santano widower, 411 W. Annie, Fortunsto 31, Frutoso 27

Lopez, Frank & Consuelo, 1603 Newton, owner

Martinez, Cruz & Alimo, 1309 S. 6th

Martinez, E. H. widower, 1014 W. Milton

Gertrude 22, Patricia 20, Rosa 19, Francis 15, Ascencion 13, Juan 12, Felix 10, Josephine 8

Martinez, George widower, 1014 Milton

Hortense 3

Martinez, Roxie, widow, 1002 W. Milton

Polvado, J. R. & Ida, 2105 S. 5th, owner

Ruz, Ariesteo & Henrietta, 608 W. Annie

Elvira 20, Pedro 18, Victor 16, Bacilis 15, Sunday 13, Gilbert 12, Otilia 11, Olivia 9, Ariestes 7, Pauline 4, Luis 2

Sosa, Nicolas & Janie

Sosa, Porfidas & Benignia, 405 W. Milton, owner

The following residents in 1940 Census Tract ED 227-80 were not included in list of parishioners:

Soto, Pedro & Elvian, gravel pit,

Ernesto 13, Fructoso 12, Willie 9, Petra 6, Hasea 4

(living 4 houses from Charlies Dellana)

Ortiz, Eudilio & Manuella, ranch laborer,

Daniel 15, Leonardo 13, Mary 10

(living next to Charlies Dellana)

Dellana, Charlies & Emma, rancher,

Charles 15, Ralph 13, Teresa 10, Jerome 8, Rosa 73 widow

The following residents in 1940 Census Tract ED 227-82 were not included in list of parishioners:

Acosta, Emma

Aguilar, Hermoneido & Josefa

Calderon, Trinidad & Esperanza

Camaron, Anna

Castaneda, Amado & Nora

Castrueta, Andres & Juanita

Comarillo, Gilberto & Herlinda

Concino, Robert & Marioniana

Domingues, Jesus & Paulina

Flores, B. F. & Paz

Garcia, Delfino & Stefana

Garza, Ben & Rosa

Gatica, Natividad & Jabina

Guerra, Manuel & Elizabeth

Guerrero, Octaviano & Petra

Gutierrez, Felis

Hernandez, Juan & Elise

Hernandez, Leonardo & Maria

Jimendez, Felipe & Juanita

Laves, Cleofus & Vivian

Laves, Ignacio

Leva, Manuel & Maria

Lopez, Francisco

Lopez, Miguel & Aralida

Lopez, Willie & Natalia

Martines, Victor & Elvida

Martinez, Delfino & Mary

Martinez, Jose & Lorensa

Morales, Demetrio & Decedalia

Morena, Thomas & Andrea

Navarro, Apolonio & Rosa

Navarro, Concho

Ortiz, Filiberto & Horlinda

Oyerbides, Jose & Sophia

Patino, Domingo

Perez, Bernardino & Juanita

Perez, Serilo & Jesusa

Ramos, Jose & Maria

Rejaho, Manuel & Elaine

Resendez, Felipe

Reyes, Henry & Francis

Robles, Antonio & Josefa

Rodrigues, Bonifacio & Lucy

Ruiz, Julian & Linda

Sanchez, Francisco & Simone

Sanchez, Joe & Adela

Sandoval, Epifanio & C.

Sequentes, Lorenzo

Silva, Domingo & Enes

Sonecido, Rafio & Antonia

Vela, Ernesto & Isabella

12.10.c

Pilgrims

List of pilgrims to Mexico City

Beginning in about 1962, groups of pilgrims made the long trip to Mexico City to attend services at the Basilica on December 12. This follows lists are mostly taken from the Sunday Bulletin.

1962 B. Sosa, F. Uriegas, R. Bargas, U. Ruiz, C. Alvarez, A. Herrera, M. Flores, E. Hernandez, L. Garcia, M. Tijerina, E. Maciel, A. Salazar, G. Herrera, B. Caldron, C. Reyna, E. Reyna, N. Reyna, M. Samaniego, B. Flores, C. Flores, H. Lawler, E. Acosta and son, J. Martinez and daughter P. Sanchez and four from town (223:11/18/62).

1964 The Sunday Bulletin listed the names of people going on the pilgrimage (223:11/01/64).

1965 Places to look for the list are (223:09/12/65) (223:11/07/65) (223:12/05/65) (223:12/19/65).

1966 On September 25, the pastor listed the names of eleven persons (223:09/25/66). The bus left at 9:00AM on December 7 and returned on 7:00AM on December 14 (223:12/04/66).

1967 The Guadalupanas sponsored a three-day mission at San Jose Church with Father Daniel Villanueva in lieu of the annual trip to Mexico.

1968 Mrs. Abraham Kennedy, Mr. San Saucedo, Mr. Ben Lugo, R. Gutierrez, Lorenza Saldana, Cora Reyes, Christina Zapata, Paulita Gallegos, Susie Calderon, Luis Calderon, Clara Leutwyler, G. M. Trejo, Stella Trejo, Mrs. J. Gonzalez, Byron Hingle, Kareen Hingle, Mrs. G. Estrada, Miss T. Estrada, Guadalupe Hernandez, Rev. Mike Mikan, Consuelo Reyna, Natalia Reyna, Sophia De Hoyos, Connie Garcia, E. Arismendez, Tom Longoria, Mary Longoria, J. Estrada, Mrs. R. Caballero, Miss A. Caballero, Mr. T. Guedea, Mrs. T. Guedea, Josie Trujillo, Tina Gomez, Julian Herrera, Mrs. I, Herrera, Mr. E. Chapa, Mrs. E. Chapa, Brother Duane Boudreaux (223:12/01/68)

1969 The bus was sold out. Forty persons made the trip (223:10/19/69).

1970 There was room for 40 persons (223:11/15/70). The bus was full (223:11/29/70).

1970 Those who went on the bus met at the school on December 6 (223:12/06/70).

1971 Tom Longoria, Mrs. Gregoria Samilpa, Ramon Gutierrez, Mrs. Antonia Sierra, Roberto Bargas, Mrs. Roberto Bargas, Mary Ann Bargas, Ignacia Herrera, Mrs. Alex Hernandez, Arthur Hernandez, Mrs. Susie Cavazos, Mrs. Manuel Cavazos, Judy Cavazos, Mrs. Alice Herrera, Mariana Trujillo, Josephina Trujillo, Antero Carrillo, Teresa Garcia, Mrs. Socorro Orta, Mrs. Amelia Loera, Macrina Tijerina, Estanislado Calderon, Josie Pardo, Lorenza Zuniga, Mrs. Lucille Zamora, John Zamora, Jerry Zamora, Manuel Castillo, John H. Macias, Mrs. Lucille Machuca, John H. Macias, Mrs. Lucille Machuca, Mrs. Augustina Rosales, Antonio Guerrero, Luis Calderon, Mrs. Socorro Gonzales, Francisca Arrendondo, Mrs. Antero Carrillo, Padre Juan Haley (223: 05/12/71)

1972 The 37-seat bus was sold out by November 12 but individuals could travel separately and stay with the group at the Madero Hotel near the Basilica (223: 12/11/72).

1973 1973, September Mexico trip leaving Dec. 7, $25 deposit required (249: 23/09/73). They attended Mass at the cathedral on Dec. 12 and returned to Austin Dec. 14 (249: 09/12/73).

1974 Mexico City trip left Dec. 7 and returned Dec. 14 (250: 12/09/74). In early December there were 5 seats out of 74 still available. Cost was $57 for the round trip. Father John Haley was in charge (250: 01/12/74

1975 There were 37 seats left in September. The cost was $62 (223:28/09/75).

1978 The bus was full and there was waiting list (223:19/11/78).

List of pilgrims to San Juan, Texas

The following persons drove the San Jose Church bus to the Shrine (later Basilica) de Nuestra Senora de San Juan del Valle in San Juan, Texas.

1984 John and Paula Rivera (223:14/10/84)

Bob Hayes (223: 09/06/1985)

1985 John and Paula Rivera (223: 07/04/1985)

Robert Degolloz and Mary Molina (223: 30/06/1985)

Saul Marquez (223: 27/10/1985)

Benny Limon and his wife (223: 24/11/1985)

1986 John and Paula Rivera (223: 16/02/1986)

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CCD Teachers, arranged by date of service

1961-1962

Volunteer teachers: Connie Sanchez, Jole Flores, Paula Salas, Paul Cano, John Riojas, Amador Diaz, Tony Rocha, Mary Ann Macias, Mercedes Loera, Rosie Campos, Luis Calderon Jr., Ruby Leibas, Paul Estrada, Willie Alvarez (223:01/07/62).

1962-1963

Doctrina teachers September 1962: Grade 1 Sister Rose Terese; Grade 2 Sister Cecilia; Grade 3 Miss Anita Calderon; Grade 4 Mrs. Stella Carter; Grade 5 Mr. Jesse Ortiz; Grade 6 Mrs. & Mrs. Angela Garcia; Grade 7 Mr. & Mrs. Nettie Rocha; Grade 8 and over Rev. Santo J. Ciatto. Luis Calderon, Mrs. Mercedes Alcoser and Mrs. Angela Garcia provided transportation (223:09/30/62).

Doctrina teachers February 1963: Sister Cecilia and Sister Rose, Mr. Joe Garcia, Marcelino Rocha, Jesse Ortiz, Mrs. Stella Carter, Maria Alicia Cazares and Miss Anita Calderon. Kindergarten teachers: Margaret Ramos and Olivia Ojeda (223:02/17/63).

Drivers for Doctrina February 1963: Mrs. Mercedes Alcoser, Angie Garcia and Mr. Luis Calderon, Julian Vásquez (223:02/24/63).

Doctrina teachers May 1963: Sister Rose, Sister Cecilia, Senores Jose Garcia, Marcelino Rocha, Jeffie Ortiz, Jose Vela, Sra. Stella Carter, Margaret Ramos, Olivia Ojeda and Anita Calderon (223:05/12/63)

1963-1964

The officers of the Doctrina or Confraternity of Christian Doctrine were Sr. Jose Garcia President; Sr. Marcelino Rocha Vice President; Rev. Samuel Ciatto, C.S.C., Chaplain (223:10/06/63).

Saturday teachers were: Sritas. Margaret Ramos, Olivia Ojeda and Virginia Ramos Kindergarten; Sister Elias Concepción, Srita. Ana Calderon Grade 1; Sra. Guadalupe Ojeda Grade 2; Sritas. Betty Trevino and Suzanne Garcia Grade 3; Sritas. Hortense and Anita Guerra Grade 4; Sister Maurice Marie Grade 5; Sres. Marcelino Rocha and Jose Garcia Upper Grades. Father Ciatto and a group of men are in charge of the class on Monday nights (223:10/06/63).

Drivers for Doctrina October 1963: Sr. and Sra. Richard Álvarez, Sr. José Garcia and Sr. Marcelino Rocha (223:10/20/63).

In June 1964, the following students passed the High School Religion Courses led by Father Ciatto: (in Christian Action) David Segura, Yolanda Flores, Jesse Garcia, Mary Louise Alvarez, Alfonso Segura, Diana Alcoser, Thomas Murillo, Elvira Botello, Sherry Ann Segura, Mary Ann Macias; (in Christian Worship) Linda Tello, Linda Flores, Roque Robles, Bertha Flores, Barbara Barrientes, Isabel Garcia, John Garcia, Rosie Nuz, Frances Garcia, Linda Garza, Domingo Paz, Jesse De Leon, Frank A. Macias, Gilbert Juarez, Gilbert Segura, Julian Calderon, Pete Casarez, Tom Alvarez, Jesse Barrientes, Carlos Casarez, John Perez, Domingo Ruiz, Rudy Resendez, Charles Ojeda, Pete Hernandez, Richard Botello, Manuel Hipolito, Irma Hipolito

1964-1965

CCD teachers: 1st grade Sister Dominic, Margaret Ramos; 2nd grade Sritas. Janie Loera and Mary Sosa; 3rd grade Yolanda Flores, Bertha Flores and David Segura; 4th grade Susanne Garcia, Julian Barcia, Gilbert Juarez; 5thand 6th grades Sister Claude, Frank Botello; 7th grade Sr. José Garcia, Frank Macias, Richard Botello; Kindergarten Virginia Ramos (223:09/20/64).

New Teachers were Senoritas Olivia Ojeda, Ester Govea and Sherry Segura (223:10/04/64).

In March 1965, the officers of the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine were Jose Garcia President; Mary Sanchez Vice President; Suzanne Garcia Secretary; Nick Rocha Treasurer; Frank Macias Chairman of Teachers; Doctor Nassour Chairman of House Visits; Pete Casarez Chairman of Helpers (223:03/07/65).

1967-1968

Mr. Jerry Wisinski from St. Edward's University managed the CCD program for the second year. Miss Elizabeth Garza from Mary Hill College helped. Frank Macias was also on the CCD staff (223:09/17/67).

1968-1969

Rev. John Haley hired Brothers from St. Edward's to teach CCD on Sundays (213).

1969-1970

Porfirio Rios was president of the CCD Board and Vincent Ortíz was in charge of CCD (213).

1970-1971

The Education Committee of Parish Council reported 431 students registered in CCD (213).

1971-1972

Rev. Mike Mikan headed the Education Committee (213). Vincent Ortíz was the CCD President (223:06/06/71). CCD teachers and aides: Grade 1, Mrs. Rachel Sanchez, Mrs. Aggie Castro, Mrs. Beatrice Nunez; Grade 2, Sister Angelina, Mrs. Alice torres, Miss Sylvia Ortiz, Mrs. Mary Longoria; Grade 3, Mrs. Velia Ruiz, Mrs. Bertha Barba, Mrs. Mary Rios; Grade 4, Mrs. Andrea Estrada, Miss Carol Ortíz, Mrs. Josie Castillo; Grade 5, Mr. Vincent Ortíz, Miss Terry Mendoza; Grade 6, Mr. Ralph Rodriguez; Grades 7 & 8, Mr. David Segura (223: 09/12/71).

1972-1973

Glenn Rosedale and the Religious Education Board recruited 60 parishioners to be trained as CCD teachers (97) (223: 16/07/72). San José Religious Education Program (CCD) faculty for school year 1972-1973:

Grade 1-A Mrs. Rachel Sanchez, Miss Mary Esther Diaz, Mrs. Anna Marie Saldana, Miss Patricia Garcia

Grade 1-B Mrs. Aggie Castro, Mrs. Rosemary Segura, Mrs. Dolores Sepulveda, Miss Donna Dávila

Grade 2-A Mrs. Della Moore, Mrs. Mary Longoria, Mrs. Dora Cortéz

Grade 2-B Mrs. Alicia Torres, Mrs. Ofelia Saucedo, Miss Patsy Calderon

Grade 3-A Mrs. Tina Esquivel, Mrs. Theresa Garcia, Miss Yolanda Guerrero

Grade 3-B Mrs. Rachel Ortiz, Mrs. Ruth López, Mrs. Mary Ann Guzman

Grade 4-A Mrs. Nivia Gonzalez, Miss Carol Ortíz, Miss Georgina Ayala

Grade 4-B Mr. Carmen Cortéz, Mr. Benny Limón, Mr. Henry Saenz Jr.

Grade 5-A Mrs. Velia Ruiz, Mrs. Geneva Sanchez, Mrs. Herlinda Grant, Miss Carmen Castillo

Grade 5-B Mr. Vincent Ortiz, Mr. Margarito Rodriguez

Grade 6 Mr. Rudy Resendez, Mr. Danny Calderon

Grade 7 Mr. Enrique Saenz Sr., Mr. Roberto Garcia

Grade 8 Mr. David Segura, Miss Ida Ayala

High School Fr. Mike Mikan, Mr. Romeo Sanchez, Mr. Porfirio Rios, Miss Beeda Saenz, Mr. Meliton Gonzalez

Adult Program Mr. Mario Juarez Cruz

Audio Visual Aide Mr. Edward Alcoser

Office Staff Mrs. Teresa Casarez, Mrs. Rosie Villalobos, Miss Cathy Ibarra

Hall Monitors Miss Lupe Conde, Miss Dolores Castillo

Aides at Large Miss Masie Moreno, Miss Julie Reyna, Miss Bebe Ruiz, Miss Mary Louise Samilpa

Board of Religious Education Mrs. Alicia Torres, Mr. David Segura, Mr. Rudy Reséndez, Mr. Carmen Cortéz, Fr. Mike Mikan, Fr. John Haley, Mrs. Edelmirea Saenz, Mr. Meliton Gonzalez, Mr. Glenn Rosendale

1973-1974

CCD was planning to add a Kindergarten program for 5 year olds (223: 01/07/73). The Parish Board of Religious Education hired Miss Guadalupe Vela to coordinate elementary and adult programs and Mrs. Viola Carlisle as coordinator for youth. Miss Vela's program had 50 teachers and aides. Mrs. Carlisle recruited and trained teachers for CYO and young adults (99). In April 1974, Sister Mary Louise Hernandez was in charge of the CCD program (249:21/04/74).

High School CCD Classes and teachers:

Marriage, taught by Sam and Gloria Luna

Church History, taught by Alberto Garcia and Daniel Ramirez

Morality, taught by Father Mike Mikan, Raymond Castro, Richard Resch

Images of Faith, taught by Mrs. Teresa Garcia, Mrs. Alice Maldonado, Miss Christine Reyna

Football, taught by Roberto Garcia, David Callahan, Juan Garcia

Bible, taught by Francisco Gonzalez, Tom Álvarez

Contemporary Problems, coordinated by Porfirio Rios, Ben Limón (101)

1974, May The ten outstanding CCD teens who were awarded crucifixes by their teachers and Fr. Mike Mikan in May 1974 were Rosie Martinez, Janie Maldonado, Cathy Ibarra, Paul Gonzales, Teresa Galvan, Valerie Valdez, Larry Salazar, Zulema Salazar, Sylvia Alvarado and Juanita Diaz (249: 19/05/74).

1974-1975

1974, July The new CCD Board was Al Rubio, President; Nivia Gonzales, VP; Joe Maldonado, Teresa Casarez, Mary Longoria, Rachel Sanchez and Alice Maldonago (249:14/07/74). Sister Mary Louise was in charge of CCD (250: 10/11/74).

1975-1976

Sister Angela Elizabeth Reyes and Sister Teresa Noel (Missionary Cathechists of Divine Providence) arrived at San José to run the CCD program in August 1975 (223:03/08/75). Sister Angela Reyes was the coordinator for the elementary CCD classes (223:10/08/75). They commissioned eighty-eight volunteer CCD teachers. (103). Two coordinators and a priest moderator formed the C.C.D. staff (209).

CCD officers were Alfonso Rubio, President; Sister Theresa Noel; Joe Maldonado; Alice Maldonado; Mary Longoria; Sister Carmen Leal (237).

1976-1977

Sister Elizabeth Reyes was the CCD Coordinator. She returned to school. In July the Misioneras de Jesus, Maria and Jose agreed to provide a Sister to coordinate San Jose CCD. She would live with other Sisters of her community at Guadalupe Church (223:25/07/76). Sister Gloria Rodriguez, M.J.M.J. was hired as coordinator of CCD when Rev. John Korcsmar was the Pastor (12).

1978-1979

CCD Teachers:

Rachel Rodriguez, Kindergarten

Michael Boyer, Margarita Miranda, Mary Mirales, 1st grade

Andrea Rodriguez, Beeda Saenz, Rosie Tello, Esmeralda Álvarez, Velma Muñoz, 2nd grade

Cindy Ybarra, Mary Ramirez, Theresa Garcia, 3rd grade

Aggie Castro, Agapita Limón, David Joseph, 4th grade

Rachel Sanchez, Rosie Martinez, Raymund Samilpa Jr, 5th grade

Ander Wier, Paul Gonzalez, 6th (90)

1978, CCD Teacher's Aides

Alice Samilpa, Kinder

Dolores Sepulveda, Janie Huerta, Lisa Acuña, 1st grade

Lucille Machuca, Mita Saenz, Veronica Casares, Carolyn Estrada, 2nd grade

Pat Salazar, Jo Ann Acuña, Bonnie Acuña, 3rd grade

Mary Rodriguez, Tessa & Marie Limón, Oralia Tapia, 4th grade

Ana Sanchez, Adela Martinez, 5th grade

Lucy Morell, Debbie Gonzalez, 6th grade

Delia de la Rosa, Robert Perez, Benny Limón, Frank & Mary Gonzales, Junior High

Steve Mireles, Alice Maldonado, Robert Pérez, Benny Limón, Senior High (90)

1978-1979, Upper Grades First Communion teachers: Brother William Dunn, Romana Salazar, Benny Limón, Oralia Tapia (90)

1978-1979 CCD Office helpers: Pat Rodriguez, Romana Salazar, Sister Gloria Rodriguez (90)

1980-1981

1981-1982

Sister Gloria Rodriguez MJMJ was the Director of Religious Education in June 1982 (223:27/06/82). Irene Sanchez was listed in the bulletin as the contact person for the High School CCD (223:27/06/82).

1981-1982, CCD Teachers:

Kathy Salas, Kinder

Mary Mendoza, Lisa Acuña, Rosie Castillo, 1st grade

Beeda Saenz, Rosie Tello, Esmeralda Álvares, 2nd grade

Bonnie Acuña, Carmen Bazan, Dolores Sepulveda, 3rd grade

Aggie Castro, Mary Ramirez, Tina Nanyes, 4th grade

Rachel Sanchez, Agapita Limón, 5th grade

Paul Gonzalez, Romana Salazar 6th grade

Frank Gonzalez, Raymond Samilpa, 7th grade

Mary Gonzalez, Delia Anguiano, Jeff Trejo, 8th grade

Mike Mikan, Willie Gómez, Hilda Mikan, High School (89)

1981-1982, CCD Teacher's Aides:

Terra Almogabar, Kinder

Cathy Estrada, Patricia Dominquez, Eustolio Treviño, 1st grade

Angie Hernandez, Sandra Treviño, Vivian Murillo, 2nd grade

Petra Dominquez, Mery Lara, Cecilia Martinez, 3rd grade

Raymond Castro, Mary Esther Molina, Jesse Ortiz, 4th grade

Nanette Dominquez, 5th grade

Tony Rodriguez, Margarita Miranda, 6th grade (89)

1981-1982, First Communion Teachers: Brother William Dunn, 4th grade

Roman Salazar, 5th and 6th grades (89)

1981-1982, Office Helpers, Mary C. Cruz, Denise Gutierrez, Rosalinda Castro, Cynthia Castro, Joann Acuña, Roxanne Rubio (89). The contact person for High School CCD in June 1981 was Kathy Salas (223:07/06/1981).

1982-1983

Sister Gloria MJMJ managed the CCD program for six years She was followed by Sister Maria. (There were two MJMJ sisters at San José: Sister Maria Navarro and Sister Maria Cabrieles or Cabrialez) (223:19/09/82). The CCD Coordinator in March 1983 was Archie Gress, 1st Communion Coordinator was Romana Salazar and CCD secretary was Aggie Castro (223:27/03/83).

San Jose Religious Education Program (CCD) faculty for school year 1982-1983 (223:10/10/1982)

K Terra Almogobar

1A Lisa Acuña

1B Rosie Castillo

1C Oralia Limón

2A Bonnie Acuña

2B Carmen Rodriguez

2C Dolores Sepulveda

3A Cecilia Martinez

3B Rosie Tello

3C Esmeralda Álvarez

4A Aggie Castro

4B Mary H. Flores

4C Rosemary Segura

5A Tessa Limón

5B Rachel Sanchez

6A Mary Longoria

6B Benny Limón

1983-1984

Sister Eva Walsh was the CCD coordinator (223:10/07/83) (223:14/08/83). There were 7 adult Religious Education teachers; 37 Youth (grades 7-12) and young adult teachers; and 34 grades 1-5 Religious Education Teachers (223:03/02/1985).

1984-1985

San Jose Religious Education Program (CCD) faculty for school year 1984-1985 (223:16/09/84) (88)

Grade School:

Tapia, Olga

Nuñez, Linda

Lara, Mrs. Martha

Colunga, Mrs. Mary

Salas, Cathy

Ortíz, Eugenia

Sifuentes, Mrs. Rebecca

Requejo, María

Herrera, Veronica

Sepeda, Anna

Almogabar, Terra

Anguiano,Ellen

Limón, Benny and Oralia

Ysla, Ms. Lucia

Davis, Mrs. Gloria

Lugo, Mrs. Bertha

Garza, Ms. Nora

Requejo, St. John

Maldonado, Debbie

Baldazo, Jesse and Mary

Gonzales, Mrs. Janie

Gonzales, Gloria

Gonzales, Elisa

Jimenez, Jesse

Rubio, Victor

Longoria, Mary and Tom

Acuña, Bonnie

Terrazas, Ms. Ester

Mendoza, Ms. Mary

Almogabar, Virgil and Margaret

Junior High

Molina, Mrs. Mary

Castro, Cindy

Cena, Lucas

Ramirez, Mrs. Mary

Riovera, Angel

Pérez, Rodolfo and Linda

Rivera, Mrs. Estella

Rivera, Renee

Duran, Rudy and Carolyn

Wapplehurst, Joe

Sanchez, Mrs. Rachel

Rodriguez, Manuel

Nuñez, Mrs. Marianne

Mireles, Steve and Mary

High School

Saucedo, Mrs. Ofelia

Martinez, Mrs. Ester

Chaffer, Don

Rubio, Roxanne

Tello, Gilbert and Rosie

Torres, Fred and Gloria

Reyna, Mrs. Becky

Calderon, Mike and Mary Alice

Samilpa, Carlos and Josie

Burg, Steve

Silguero, Brenda

Vargas, Leonor

Adults

Fr. Elmer Gross, C.S.C.

Balderas, Mr. Victor

Trejo, Mrs. Stella

Dunn, Br. William, C.S.C.

Saenz, Mr. Enrique

Alcala, Mr. Chester

Martinez, Mr. Jesse

Coronado, Mr. Carlos

Baptism Instructors

Campos, Victoria

Davila, Refugio and Lorene

Garcia, Atanacio and Bertha

Jimenez, Jose

Luna, Marcela

Martinez, Ruth

Mikan, Mike and Hilda

Pardo, Janie

Ramirez, Esther

Rubio, Irma

Martinez, Jesse

Special Education

Martinez, Cecilia

1986-1987

Seventy-four Catechists were commissioned. Their names were listed on an insert in the Bulletin (223: 21/09/1968).

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School Graduates

San Jose School

San Jose Parochial School graduated an 8th grade class 1965 until 1970. In May 1965, the first 8th grade class graduated. The graduating students were Minerva Alcoser, Emma DeLeon, Tony Herrera, Celilia Martinez, Dora Ramirez, Caroline Reyna, Rosie Salas and Fernando Sanchez (223:05/23/65) (235).

The school's second 8th grade graduating class consisted of Henry Calderon, Susan Cavazos, Martha Campos, Sandra Guardiola, Anna Maria Herrera, Helen Moreno, Fay Nassour, Robert Ramirez, Carmen Rangel, Ramon Samilpa, Susie Sanchez, Jo Ann Treviño, and Mary Ann Vasquez (235).

In May 1967, the school graduated Johnny Campos, Margaret Casarez, Johnny Cortéz, Juan Flores, Valentino Luna, Irene Rocha and Linda Soliz (235).

The list of graduating 8th graders in May 1968, May 1969 and May 1970 has not been found.

High School Graduates

The parish has a Mass for college and high school graduates most years. On at least two occasions, the names of the persons who attended the Mass was recorded in the Sunday Bulletin.

1963 High School graduates who attended Breakfast after the 8:00AM Mass on Sunday, May 25 were: Lydia Cruz, Angel Hernandez, Bertha Nuz, Sally Ramirez, Dora Ramos, Olga Ramos, Amador Alvarez, Johnny Alcoer, Luis Calderon, Frank Hipolito, Fred Ramírez, Joe Albert Resas, Eladio Serna (223:06/02/63).

1965, June First graduating class was in 1965. The members of that class as reported in the parish bulletin were Minerva Alcoser, Emma DeLeon, Tony Herrera, Cecilia Martinez, Dora Ramírez, Caroline Reyna, Rosie Salas and Fernando Sanchez (42).

1966, June 1966 graduates: Henry Calderon, Susan Cavazos, Martha Campos, Sandra Guardiola, Anna Maria Herrera, Helen Moreno, Fay Nassour, Robert Ramirez, Carmen Rangel, Ramon Samilpa, Susie Sanchez, Jo Ann Treviño, Mary Ann Vasquez (235).

1967 graduates: Johnny Campos, Margaret Casarez, Johnny Cortéz, Juan Flores, Valentino Luna, Irene Rocha, Linda Soliz (235).

1976 Graduation Mass bulletin listed the names of 49 persons (223:23/05/76).

Castillo, Eddie; Martinez, Rosie; Carrillo, Yolanda; Deanda, Terri; Jimenez, Leti; Casarez, Coco; Alvarez, James; Ramirez, Anna; Guerrero, Yvonne; Limon, Michael; Magallanez, Steve; Uriegas, Christine; Salazar, Zulema; Carrion, Belinda; Cortinas, Sylvia; Cavazos, Marie; Vasquez, Dianna; Diaz, Esther; Alcoser, Edward; Vega, Gloria; Martinez, Patsy; Maldonado, Janie; Reyna, Sylvia; Galvan, Rose Mary; Anguiano, Mary Ann; Velasquez, Jerri; Osorio, Robert; Almanza, Yolanda; Bustos, Tony; Moreno, Libby; Deleon, Mario; Velaquez, Mike; Cantu, Maria Lydia; Ibarra, Roger; Hoskins, Lucy; Ledesma, Clara; Martinez, Gloria; Mikolaitis, Vicki; Vana, Jo Lynn; Henderson, Darlene; Longoria, Rudy; Buentello, Maria; Barrera, Elsa; Rodriguez, Virginia; Flores, Belinda; Buition, Felix; Samilpa, Anthony; Garcia, Sylvia; Martinez, Benny (223:23/05/76)

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Officers of the San Jose PTA

1961-1962

President, Manuel Ruiz; Vice-President, Sra. Antonia Guardiola; Secretary, Sra. Helen Lawler; Pro-Secretary, Sr. Enrique Saenz; Treasurer, Sra. Gloria Garcia; Cub Scout Master, Sr. Frank Gonzalez (223:10/15/61).

1962-1963

Henry Gonzalez, President; Antonia Guardiola, Vice President; Stella Masters, Secretary; and Lydia Treviño, Secretary (223:09/16/62).

In October 1962, some PTA members suggested a weekly bingo to benefit the school (223:10/21/62). The first PTA Bingo games were at 8:00PM on Wednesday (223:11/04/62). In April 1963, the PTA Games Party committee was: Chairman Frank López and assistants Fructuoso Hipolito, Mrs. Mary Diaz, Eloisa Botello, Celia Guerra and Toni Juarez (223:04/21/63).

In November 1963, the School Room Mothers were: Grade 1- Sra. Stevie Carillo; Grade 2- Sra. Connie Alvarez, Sra. Berta Uriegas; Grade 3- Sra. Angie Garcia, Sra. Celia Guerra; Grade 4- Sra. Eloisa Botello; Grade 5-Sra. Ema Aresmendez; Grade 6 and Grade 7- Sra. Antonia Guardiola, Sra. Beatriz Gutierrez; Kindergarten- Sra. Stevie Carillo, Sra. Nora Simmons. These Senoras planned and prepared the Christmas Party and the PTA Party Games of Wednesday donated the money (223:11/17/63).

1964-1965

New officers were elected at the PTA meeting on Monday 7:30PM on September 13

(223:09/13/64). The new officers were Mrs. Anthony Rogers President, Mrs. José Juarez Vice President, Mrs. Raul Reyna Secretary, Mrs. Bill Hart Treasurer (223:10/04/64).

Room Mothers were: Mrs. Toni Juarez Chairman, Mrs. Stevie Carrillo Vice Chairman; Kindergarten Mrs. Patsy Sconci, Stevie Carrillo, Barbara Gonzalez, Joseph Bashera; Grade 1 Mrs. Lily Rodriguez and Nora Simmons; Grade 2 Mrs. Patricia Valdez and Carmen Reyna; Grade 3 Mrs. Mary Gallardo and Nora Simmons; Grade 4 Mrs. Celia Guerra and Angel Garcia; Grades 5-6 Mrs. Sulema Gonzalez and Concepcion Reyna; Grades 7-8 Mrs. Antonia Guardiola (223:10/04/64).

In March 1965, the PTA Committees were: Room Mothers-Frances Treviño; Teachers' Aid-Leonor Simmons; Membership and Finance-Ben Vega; Programs and Safety-Roger Anthony; Publicity-Rosie Cantu; Physical Education-Concepcion Reyna; New School-Guadalupe Vásquez

1965-1966

The following PTA committeemen were elected on October 3, 1965. Committee of Membership and Finance-Jose Galvan, Chairman; Assistants Moses Saldana, Jesse Ortíz, Gene Casares, Frank Castruita, Frutoso Hipolito, Reyes Cortez; Committee on Safety-Roger Anthony Chairman, Assistants Barbara Gonzales, Jim Beck; Committee on Programs-Roger Anthony Chairman; Committee on Publicity-Rosie Cantu, Chairman, Assistants Andrew Cantu, Mary Esther Torres, Stevie Carrrillo, Bertha Espinoza (223:10/03/65).

President: Gilbert Gonzalez, Vice President: Maria Diaz; Secretary: Lucas Carrillo; Tresurer: Frank Castruita; Committee of Room Mothers and Teacher's Aides: Celia Guerra Chairman, Rosalie Moreno, Vice Chairman; Kindergarten: Rose Maria Barba, Antonia Guardiola, Anastasia Alfaro, Virginia Lopez, Trine Guerrero; Grade 1: Estefanie Carrillo, Josephine Flores, M. Bashera; Grade 2: Estefanie Carrillo, Benita Castruita, Maria Garza; Grade 3: Beatriz Gutierrez, Victorias Campos; Grade 4: Rosalie Moreno, Mary Ramírez, Celia Guerra; Grades 5 & 6: Trinidad Ramírez, Mamie Rocha, Leola Botello, Celia Guerra; Grades 7 & 8: Beatríz Gutierrez, Victoria Campos (223:10/03/65).

Guadalupe Vásquez was the chairman of the PTA Building Committee (37).

1966-1967

In 1966, PTA officers for the coming year were elected in May instead of October or September. Officers were: President Julian López, Vice President Celia Guerra, Secretary Leola Botello, Treasurer Dora Vega (223:05/01/66) and Pro-Treasurer Frutoso Hipolito (223:05/29/66).

1967-1968

PTA Officers were elected in May 1967. They were: President Moses Saldana, Vice President Roy Perales, Secretary Toni Juarez, Treasurer Olga Perales. The outgoing officers were Jesse Ortiz, Celia Guerra, Leola Botello and Dora Vega (223:05/14/67).

1968-1969

The new PTA officers were Mr. Ben Vega, President; Mr. Ray Cortéz, Vice President; Mrs. Moses Saldana, Secretary; Mr. Ray Arriaga, Treasurer (223:07/07/68).

The Sunday Bulletin of October 6 listed the following PTA officers: Ben Vega, President; Ray Cortéz, Vice President; Anita Saldana, Secretary; Ray Arriaga, Treasurer; Daniel Lappin and Kathleen Lappin, Program Committee co-Chair; Rosie Cantu, Publicity Committee Chair; Thomas Martinez, Safety/Civil Defense Committee Chair; Florencio Soliz, Playground Committee Chair; Genevieve Sanchez, Courtesy Committee Chair; Roy Perales and Tom Longoria, Budget and Finance Committee Chair; Mary Longoria, Membership Committee Chair; Mrs. Juan Flores and Moses Saldana, Drill Team Committee Chair; Evangeline Briones, Room Mother Committee Chair; Enrique Saenz, Scholarship Committee Chair; Mary Diaz, Hospitality Committee Chair (223:10/06/68).

1972-1973

The following men managed the Friday Night Bingo Games in November 1973. They were members of the Sociedad del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus. The P.T.A. apparently disbanded when the San Jose School closed in May 1973. Friday Night Bingo helpers were Gonzalo Riojas, Ramón Samilpa, Fidencio Aguilar, Joe Galvan, Cruz Vásquez, Jeronimo Estrada and Jimi Tamayo (249: 18/11/73).

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San Jose School Staff

San Jose Parochial School Teachers, 1957-1973

Brother William Dunn compiled a list of teachers in the San Jose School from 1957 to 1973. Most of his list was found in the Sunday Bulletins (12).

Mrs. Isabel Garcia, Miss Kay Loera, Miss Eloise Hipolito, Miss Yolanda Sanchez, Sister Magdalen of the Cross (Principal), Sister Rose Therese, Sister Bernadette, Sister Mary Francis, Sister Anne, Sister Louise Marguerite (Principal), Sister Cecilia, Sister Elias Concepcion, Sister Maurice Marie, Sister Lucille Agnes, Sister Rose, Sister Dominic Savio, Sister Mary Patricia (Principal), Sister Pricilla, Sister Stella Marie, Sister Michael Ernest, Sister Mary Edward, Sister Mary Angelina (Principal), Sister Rosario, Mrs. Martin W. LeJeune Jr., Mrs. Lawrence Miles, Miss Sherry Segura, Mrs. Leola Botello, Mrs. Dolores Einig, Miss Ramona Hernandez, Mrs. Mary Rath, Mrs. Horton, Mrs. Pete Botello, Mrs. Inez Rymer, Mrs. Nancy Kuhr, Mr. Byron Hingle, Mrs. Linda Walsh, Mr. David Segura. Directors of Boys Drill Team were Frank Macias and Glen Rosendale

Another list from 1957 until the school closed in 1973, also taken from the Sunday Bulletin, differs slightly from the list compiled by Brother Dunn.

Mrs. Elizabeth Garcia, Miss Kay Loera, Miss Mary Hipolito, Sister Magdelen of the Cross SSCJ, Sister Bernadine Joseph SSCJ, Sister Rose Therese SSCJ, Sister Mary John SSCJ, Sister Mary Frances SSCJ, Yolanda Sanchez, Sister Ann of the Eucharist SSCJ, Mrs. Gloria Ramirez, Sister Louise Marguerite SSCJ, Sister Cecilia of the Blessed Sacrament SSCJ, Sister Maurice Marie, Sister Lucille Agnes and Sister Elias Conception, Sister Claude-Etienne and Sister Dominic Savio, Principal Sister Mary Patricia, Sister Theresa Ann, Sister Stella Marie, Mrs. Barbara Gonzales, Mrs. Dolores Einig, Mrs. Martin W. Le Jeune Jr., Mrs. Lawrence Miles, Miss Gloria Martinez, Miss Ramona Hernandez, Mrs. Gilbert Gonzalez, Miss Sherry Segura, Mrs. Leola Botello, Mrs. Z.T.A. Norton, Sister Michael Ernest, Mrs. Inez Rymer, Mrs. Rose Mary Benavides, Mrs. Marie Tuton, Mrs. Martha Hawkins, Sister Mary Edward, Sister Mary Angelina, Mrs. Nancy Kuhr, Mr. Byron Hingle, Mrs. Barbara Pérez (Principal)

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List of members: Socios

La Sociedad del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús de la Iglesia de San José en Austin, Texas has existed since 1939. The following is an incomplete list of known members of the Society from 1939 until 2016. The dates accompanying each name refer to dated membership lists in the author's possession.

Acosta, Enrique, January 1963

Acosta, Frank January 1963

Acuña, Daniel, 1976 active member

Aguilar, Fidencio, January 1963, 1980

Arana, Santiago, 2011-2016

Araujo, Cerafin, 2013-2016

Arismendarez, Ben, January 1963

Balderas Victor, 1976 active member

Barba, Ignacio, 1976 non-active member

Bargas, Florencio, 1939, January 1963

Bargas, Gabriel, 1939

Bargas, Roberto, 1940s, January 1963

Batista, Carlos, 2009-2015

Botello, Deacon Richard, 2009-2014

Calderón, Carmen, Pro-Secretario April 1962, January 1963

Calderón, Enrique April 1962

Calderón, Estanislao, 1939, January 1963

Calderón, Henry, January 1963

Calderón, Julián April 1962

Calderón, Luis Z. April 1962

Calderón, Luis, Presidente 1939, January 1963, Secretario April 1962

Calvillo, José, 2013

Campos, José, January 1963

Cano, José, Presidente, 2013-2016

Cardenas, Auscencion, January 1963, 1976 non-active

Carmona, Mack, 1976 non-active member

Casarez, Clemente, January 1963

Casarez, Gene, January 1963

Casarez, Pete, January 1963

Castillo, Antonio, 1939

Castillo, Manuel, January 1963, 1976 non-active member

Castillo, Pete, January 1963, 2009, 2013

Castro, Raymond, January 1963, 1976 active member

Cavazos, Emilio, 1976 non-active member

Cortinas, Gilbert 2009

Cruz, Antonio, 1939, January 1963

Espinosa, Delfino, 2009-2016

Esquivel, Serafín, 2013-2015

Estrada, Aurelio, 1940s, 1976 honorary member

Estrada, Jerome April 1962, January 1963

Fabián, Carlos, 1939

Fabián, Gregorio, 1939

Fabián, Luís, 1939

Flores, Juan, 1976 active member, 2009

Galarza, Genaro, 1939

Galván, José, January 1963

Garcia, Candelario, January 1963

Garcia, Joe, January 1963

Garcia, Willie, January 1963

Gonsalez, Arturo, 2013-2016

Gonzalez, Frank, January 1963

Gonzalez, Manuel, 2009-2016

Gonzalez, Nick April 1962

Govea, Antonio, 2009-2016

Govea, Aucensio, 1976 active member

Govea, Benito, 1950s, April 1962, January 1963, 1976 active member, 1980

Granado, Vincente, 1976 active member

Guardiola, Sr., Gabriel, January 1963

Guerra, Tony, 1940s, January 1963

Gutierrez, Gabriel, 1939

Gutierrez, Julian, 2013-2016

Hernandez, Jesse, 1976 active member

Hernandez, Lorenzo, January 1963

Herrera, Julian, January 1963, 1976, non-active 1980

Herrera, Miguel, January 1963

Herrera, Refugio April 1962, President January 1963, 1976 non-active

Hinojosa, Roberto, January 1963

Hipólito, Frutoso, Vice-Presidente April 1962, January 1963

Isla, Julian, January 1963

Jimenez, José, 1976 active member

Juarez, Dolores, January 1963

Lemus, Elias, 2000-2016

Limon, Benny, 1976 non-active member

Loera, Alfredo, 1939, January 1963

Loera, Victor, 1939, January 1963

Longoria, Tomás, 1976-2013

Lugo, Domingo, 1976 active member, 1980

Macias, Pedro, 1939

Maciel, José, President April 1962, January 1963, 1976 honorary member

Mandojano, Luís, 2013-2016

Martinez, Agustín, January 1963

Martinez, Luis, 1976 active member

Martinez, Margarito, January 1963

Martinez, Paul, 1976 active member

Martinez, Ray, 2013-2016

Molina, Noé, 2009-2016

Mondragon, Eloy, 2009-2016

Moreno, Alfredo, Sr., 1939, January 1963

Mullins, Philip, 2009-2016

Ojeda, Luz April 1962, January 1963

Orta, Benny, 2013

Ortiz, Philip, 2009-2014

Palizada, José, 2009, 2013

Peña, Serafin, April 1962, January 1963, 1976 non-active

Perez, Ignacio, January 1963

Ramirez, José, January 1963

Ramirez, Richard, 2009-2016

Ramos, Jacinto, January 1963

Ramos, Julian, January 1963

Rangel, 1939

Reyna, Antonio, January 1963

Reyna, Paul, January 1963

Riojas Jr., Juan, 1980

Riojas Sr., Juan, 1980

Rivas, Domingo, 1976 non-active member

Rivas, Gerardo, 2009-2013

Rivera, John, 1976-2009

Rivera, Pedro, January 1963

Roberto P. Martinez, 1976 active member

Rocha, José, 1940s, April 1962, January 1963, 1980

Rocha, Marcelino, 1950s, April 1962, January 1963

Rocha, Nicomedes, 1950s, January 1963

Rodriguez, Agustín, January 1963

Rodriguez, Ivan, 2009, 2013

Rodriguez, Reynaldo, 2009-2016

Ruiz Abundio, Sr., April 1962

Ruiz, Manuel, January 1963

Saenz, Enrique L., 1940s, January 1963, 1976 active

Samilpa, Abran, 1939, 1976 active member

Samilpa, Isidro, 1939, January 1963

Samilpa, Ramón, Sr., 1940s-2013

Samilpa, father of Ramón Samilpa, Sr., 1939

Sánchez, Fernando, Tesorero April 1962, January 1963

Santa Anna, Sam, January 1963

Saucedo, Marcelo, January 1963

Sausedo, Santos April 1962, January 1963

Sierra, Lorenzo, 2009

Sosa, Pila, 1939

Tamallo, Eddie, 2013-2015

Tamayo, Gabriel 1962, January 1963

Tamayo, Pedro, 1940s, Pro-Tesorero April 1962, January 1963

Tapia, Emilio, 1976 active member

Trejo, Greg, 1976 active member

Treviño, Eustolio A., Presidente 2009-2013

Treviño, José R., 1976 non-active member

Ulloa, Jorge, 2009-2013

Uriegas, José, January1963

Uriegas, father of Casimero, Valentin and José, 1939

Vásquez, Cruz, 1976 non-active member

Vásquez, Guadalupe, 1950s, January1963

Vega, Ben, April 1962, January1963

Velarde, Jesús, 2009-2016

Velarde, Miguel, 2013-2016

Velasquez, R. C., January 1963

Villanueva, Luís, 1939

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Socios de la Sociedad del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús, Iglesia de San José, year-by-year

List of officers and members: Socios de la Sociedad de el Sagrado Corazón, Iglesia de San José

1939 Luis Calderón Presidente, Estanislao Calderón, Antonio Castillo, Florencio Bargas, Gabriel Bargas, Antonio Castillo, Carlos Fabián, Gregorio Fabián, Luís Fabián, Genaro Galarza, Gabriel Gutierrez, Alfredo Loera, Victor Loera, Pedro Macias, Alfredo Moreno, Sr., Señor Reyna, Abran Samilpa, Isidro Samilpa, Ramón Samilpa, Sr., Pila Sosa, Señor Uruegas, Luís Villanueva (3) (25)

1962 Mesa Directiva del Sociedad Del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús, Iglesia de San José: Presidente, Sr. José Maciel; Vice-Pres. Sr. Frutoso Hipólito; Secretario Sr. Luis Calderón; Pro-Secretario Sr. Carmen Calderón; Tesorero Sr. Fernando Sánchez; Pro-Tesorero Sr. Pedro Tamayo; Miembros: Julián Calderón, Ramón Samilpa, Gabriel Tamayo, José Rocha, Marcelino Rocha, Luz Ojeda, Refugio Herrera, Benito Govea, Serafin Peña, Nik Gonzalez, Ben Vega, Santo Sausedo, Enrique Calderón, Jerome Estrada, Abundio Ruiz Sr. (6)

1963 Sociedad del Sagrado Corazon de Jesús: Refugio Herrera President; members: Frank Acosta, Enrique Acosta, Enrique Acosta, Fidencio Aguilar, Ben Arismendarez, Florencio Bargas, Roberto Bargas, Carmen Calderon, Estanislao Calderon, Henry Calderon, Luis Calderon, José Campos, Asencion Cardenas, Clemente Casarez, Gene Caserez, Pete Casarez, Manuel Castillo, Pete Castillo, Raymond Castro, Antonio Cruz, Jerome Estrada, José Galvan, Candelario Garcia, Joe Garcia, Willie Garcia, Frank Gonzalez, Benito Govea, Gabriel Guardiola, Sr., Tony Guerra, Lorenzo Hernandez, Julian Herrera, Miguel Herrer, Roberto Hinojosa, Frutoso Hipolito, Julian Isla, Dolores Juarez, Alfredo Loera, Victor Loera, Joe Maciel, Agustin Martinez, Margarito Martinez, Alfredo Moreno, Sr., Luz Ojeda, Serafin Peña, Ignacio Perez, Jacinto Ramos, José Ramirez, Julian Ramos, Antonio Reyna, Paul Reyna, Pedro Rivera, José Rocha, Marcelino Rocha, Nicomedes Rocha, Agustin Rodriguez, Manuel Ruiz, Enrique Saenz, Isidro Samilpa, Fernando Sanchez, Sam Santa Anna, Marcelo Saucedo, Santos Saucedo, Ramon Samilpa, Sr., Gabriel Tamayo, Pedro Tamayo, José Uriegas, Ben Vega, Guadalupe Vasquez, R. C. Velasquez (12) (223:01/13/1963)

1970 Mr. Estrada, President (213)

1976 Sociedad Del Sagrado Corazon de Jesús, active members: Acuna, Daniel; Balderas, Victor; Castro, Raymond; Flores, Juán; Govea, Ausension; Govea, Benito; Granado, Vincente; Hernandez, Jesse; Jimenez, José; Longoria, Tomas; Lugo, Domingo; Martinez, Luis; Martinez, Paul; Roberto P. Martinez; Rivera, John; Saenz, Enrique L.; Samilpa, Abran; Tapia, Emilio; Trejo, Greg.

1976 Sociedad Del Sagrado Corazon de Jesús, non-active members: Barba, Ignacio; Cardenas, Auscencion; Carmona, Mack; Castillo, Manuel; Cavazos, Emilio; Herrera, Julian; Herrera, Refugio; Limon, Benny; Peña, Serafin; Rivas, Domingo; Treviño, José R.; Vasquez, Cruz

1976 Sociedad Del Sagrado Corazon de Jesús, honorary members: Maciel, José; Estrada, Aurelio (21)

1980 Socios Del Sagrado Corazon: José Rocha, Juán Riojas Sr., Julian Herrera, Fidencio Aguilar, Domingo Lugo, Juan Riojas Jr., Benito Govea (24)

2009 Miembros de La Sociedad de El Sagrado Corazón de Jesús de la Iglesia de San José: Batista, Carlos; Botello, Deacon Richard; Cortinas, Gilbert; Castillo, Pete; Espinoza, Delfino; Flores, Juán; Gonzalez, Manuel; Govea, Antonio; Lemus, Elias; Longoria, Tomás; Molina, Noé; Mondragon, Elóy; Mullins, Philip; Ortiz, Philip F.; Palizada, José;Ramires, Richard C.; Rivas, Gerardo; Rivera, Deacon John; Rodriguez, Ivan; Rodriguez, Reynaldo; Sierra, Lorenzo; Treviño, Eustolio A.; Ulloa, Jorge; Velarde, Jesús (22)

2013 Miembros de La Sociedad de El Sagrado Corazón de Jesús de la Iglesia de San José: Arana, Santiago; Araujo, Cerafin; Batista, Carlos; Calvillo, José; Cano, José; Castillo, Pete; Esquivel, Serafin; Espinosa, Delfino; Gonsalez, Arturo; Gonzalez, Manuel; Govea, Tony; Gutierrez, Julian; Lemus, Elias; Mandojano, Luís; Martinez, Ray; Molina, Noé; Mondragon, Eloy; Mullins, Philip; Orta, Benny; Ortiz, Philip; Polizada, José; Ramirez, Richard; Rivas, Gerardo; Rodriguez, Reynaldo; Rodriguez, Ivan; Tamallo, Eddie; Treviño, Eustolio;Ulloa, Jorge; Velarde, Miguel; Velarde, Jesús (23)

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Rules of the Society of the Sacred Heart

Reglamento de la Sociedad del Sagrado Corazón

Imprimatur Arthurus J. Drossaerts, Archiepiscopus Sti. Antonii, 12 Maii 1934, Second Edition, 1952

Chapter I

Purpose of the Society

1. This "Society of the Sacred Heart" is intended to honor the Sacred Heart of Jesus and through pious works offer some reparation for the great offenses with which men have afflicted the Divine Heart of Our Redeemer.

Chapter II

Of the Applicant to this Society

Article 1

Conditions of Admission

2. The Society requires of the applicant,

1. that he be not less than 20 years old, if single,

2. that he does not belong to any sect or society prohibited by the Catholic Church,

3. that he is willing to fulfill his religious duties,

4. that he is honest and exemplary in his manners,

5. that he be recommended by one or more members of the Society,

6. and, finally, that he promise to comply with the Regulations of this Society.

Article 2

Obligations and privileges

3. The Applicant must comply with all the obligations of the members mentioned in Chapter III of the Regulations of this Society.

4. He must attend the functions of said Society but without bearing the insignia of the Society.

5. At the meetings, he can take part in discussions but does not have the right to vote.

6. He has no 'voice' or 'vote' in the elections of the Board of Directors of the Society.

Chapter III

Member Obligations

7. Members will help the Church as much as possible in its activities, repairs or other work in which the members are asked for their cooperation and help.

7a. Every member should approach the Holy Mass in a group, on the first Sunday of each month, and on the Solemn Festivals of the Church and the Parish.

8. Each member must attend monthly meetings, and if for any reason he cannot, he is obliged to give reasons for his absence to the Chaplain through one of the members.

9. All members of this Society will be obliged to belong to the Apostleship of Prayer, fulfilling these three degrees of the Apostolate:

1. Daily offering to the Heart of Jesus the obligatory prayer, e.g. "O my Jesus! Through the Immaculate Heart of the Most Holy Mary, I offer you the prayers, endeavors and works of the present day, to repair the offenses that are done to you and for the other intentions of your Sacred Heart. I offer them, especially for the intentions recommended to the members of the Apostolate for this month and for this day. Amen."

2. Daily offering to Mary Most Holy of one Our Father and ten Hail Marys.

3. Communion every month.

Chapter IV

Membership Benefits

10. A Mass to the Sacred Heart of Jesus will be prayed every first Friday of the month, to the intention of the living members.

11. Every year in the first days of November, a Mass will be sung for all deceased members.

12. In the Religious Festivals and Solemn Processions, the members of this Society will take an active part and will have a place of honor.

Chapter V

Government of the Society

13. This Society shall be governed by this Regulation.

14. The Board of Directors shall consist of: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Chaplain.

15. In addition to the aforementioned Board of Directors, the Chaplain shall appoint Overseers for each group of ten members.

16. The Chaplain must approve all acts of the Society.

Chapter VI

Obligations of the Board of Directors

Article 1 - President

17. The President shall open and preside over all meetings.

18. Maintain order in meetings and grant or deny the floor to the member requesting to speak.

19. Sign the minutes and the official documents of the Society.

20. Appoint any Commissions that are necessary perform the business of the Society.

Article 2 - Vice-President

21. The Vice-President shall hold the President's office in the absence, resignation, or death of the President.

Article 3 - Secretary

22. The Secretary will attend all meetings, read the minutes of the previous session, announce any new candidate requests, and write in a book everything that happens during the meeting.

Article 4 - Treasurer

73. The Treasurer shall attend all meetings, and shall record all income and expenses in the book of accounts. These accounts, after being examined and approved, will be signed by the President, Secretary and Treasurer.

Article 5 - Chaplain

24. The Chaplain of this Society will be the Parish Priest or another person appointed by him.

25. At meetings and elections, the Chaplain will have a voice and a vote. He will approve the minutes and preside over the prayer before and after the sessions.

Article 6 - Overseers

26. The Overseers will have a list of their respective members to invite them to Communion and monthly meeting and to the various Functions of the Society.

27. They must receive the monthly dues and deliver them to the Treasurer at the monthly meeting.

28. The Overseers will visit their brothers and notify the President and Chaplain when one of them is ill.

Chapter VII

Election of the Board of Directors

29. The ordinary elections in November will be verified in a special session during the last week of December. In them will be chosen all the Directors named in Paragraph 14 of Chapter V. The candidate that receives the greater number of votes for each position will be elected to that position.

30. Fifteen days before the general election, the President shall convene an extraordinary meeting to appoint the candidates (two for each office); In this meeting only the Board of Directors and the Overseers will take part.

31. The new Board of Directors will be installed in the ordinary meeting of January, in which the Chaplain will preside.

Chapter VIII

Ordinary Meetings

32. The Company shall hold its ordinary meeting once a month.

33. The President shall not allow any member to speak without having completed his statement, or shall not permit a new motion without the first motion having been discussed and approved.

34. All partners shall submit to the majority decision.

35. The following will be observed in the Sessions:

1. Prayer.

2. Reading and approval of the previous act.

3. Petition for new Partners.

4. Notes of the Treasury and Commissions.

5. New issues.

6. List of members.

7. Closing and prayer.

Chapter IX

From deceased members

36. In case of death of one of the members or aspirant of the Society, the Overseer will notify the President and Chaplain.

37. In the afternoon at the time determined by the Chaplain, all members of the Society are bound to congregate in the house of the deceased to attend the Holy Rosary and in the morning all will have to attend the Holy Sacrifice with the body of the deceased present, and his burial.

38. A Mass will also be prayed for the rest of his soul, on the first anniversary of his death, which all the Members will attend.

Chapter X

Fees and Funds

39. Upon admission to the Society, each member shall pay for his / her badge, Regulation and Diploma of admission.

40. Each member must deliver to his Keeper the monthly fee, and whoever fails to comply with this for three months will be advised, if at the end of the fourth month he has not paid, loses his rights, and if he continues not to pay, upon completion of six Months, you are excluded from it.

Chapter XI

Grounds for expulsion

42. In addition to any serious public misconduct, any serious scandal given to the Parish shall be grounds for expulsion for six months without receiving the monthly communion or attending the monthly meeting or paying the monthly fee, provided that there is fault .

43. Only the Chaplain may declare a member excluded or expelled from the Company.

Chapter XII

Insignia of the Society

44. The banner of the Society will be exhibited in the Church during Masses and functions ordained by the Society and will be carried in the processions in the burials of the Members.

45. Members may wear the badge of the Society at the monthly Mass of Communion, at meetings, at parties where the whole Society takes part, at the funeral of deceased members and at the reception of new members.

46. ​​The Society Officers and Overseers shall bear a special badge.

Translated by Philip Mullins, March 23, 2016 from a copy of the original

12.14

Catholic War Veterans, San José Post 1805

Members and Officers

1961

Pete Botello of the San José Post was elected State Commander of the Catholic War Veterans in May 1961 (58) (223:05/07/61). This was a significant honor. The installation of new officers of the San José Post took place on Wednesday, October 11, 1961 (223:10/08/61). Ernest Pérez was the first Post Historian (per Pete Castillo).

1963

In August 1963, the officers were: Commander Pete Casarez; 1st Vice Commander Pete Castillo; 2nd Vice Commander Agustin Gallardo; 3rd Vice Commander Willie Garcia; Adjutant Francisco D. Gonzalez; Treasurer Manuel Castillo; Judge Advocate C. P. Garcia; Welfare Officer Jessie Torres. Other officers were: Raul Reyna, Henry B. Bargas, Agustin Cardenas, Gabriel Guardiola, Ernest Perez and Ben Arismendez. Members were Jesse Resas, Roy Perales, Sam Guerra, Romeo Sanchez, Reynaldo Romero, John Anguiano, Andrew Cantu and Juvenal Vidaurrie (223:08/25/63).

In September 1963, the officers were: Commander Gabriel Tamayo; Frank Gonzalez 1st Vice Commander; Ben Arismendez 2nd Vice Commander; Sam Guerra 3rd Vice Commander; C. P. Garcia Adjutant; Romero Sanchez Treasurer; Andrew Cantu Judge Advocate; Eugene Casarez Welfare Officer; Manuel Castillo Historian; Louis De Anda Officer of the Day (223:09/22/63).

1965

The installation of officers of the first officers of the Ladies Auxiliary took place in February 1965. The members were Nonie Guerra, Connie Reyna, Herlinda Hernandez, Connie Mascarenas, Lupe Anguiano, Olga Bargas, Amalia Resas, Herlinda Tamayo, Margaret Castillo, Lily Rodriguez, Delia Rodribuez, Lupe Álvarez, Connie Ramos, Eladia Casarez and Rosa Pérez (223:02/14/65). In July 1965, Theresa Casarez was the President of Ladies Auxiliary and Gabriel Tamayo was the Post Commander (53).

1966

A list of "Braves-Team of Catholic War Veterans" appeared in the Sunday Bulletin of May 29, 1966. It listed the names of 16 men with the addition, "Thank You, Men for the good work" (223:05/29/66).

In October 1966, the installation of the officers of CWV Ladies Auxiliary for 1966-1967 was held in the A.L.A. Club. The new officers were Mrs. Jesse Torres, President; Mrs. Joe Uriegas, 1st Vice-President; Mrs. Tony Cruz, 2nd Vice-President; Mrs. John Anguiano, 3rd Vice-President; Mrs. Joe Gonzales, Secretary and Mrs. Joe Prado, Treasurer (93). The officers served one-year terms and were elected in September (223:09/10/67).

Some of the officers of the Catholic War Veterans San Jose Post 1805 between 1963 and 1967 were

John Anguiano

Ben Arismendea

Henry B. Bargas

Lupe Barron

Andrew Cantu

Agustin Cardenas

Eugene Casarez

Pete Casarez

Manuel Castillo

Louis De Anda

Agustin Gallardo

C. P. Garcia

Willie Garcia

Frank Gonzalez

Joe Gonzalez

Gabriel Guardiola

Sam Guerra

Salvador Hernandez

Roger Ibarra

Roy Perales

Ernest Pérez

Joe Prado

Jesse Resas

Paul Reyna

Ray Rodriguez

Reynaldo Romero

Romeo Sanchez

Julius Segura

Gabriel Tamayo

Jesse Torres

Joe Uriegas

Juvenal Vidauri (12) (58)

1967

The 1967-1968 officers for the Veterans were Joe Uriegas, Commander; Roger Ibarra, 1st VC; Ben Ariezmandez, 2nd VC: G. Guiardiola, 3rd VC; Joe Gonzales, Welfare Officer; Julius Segura, Medical Officer; Joe Prado, Officer of the Day; Pete Casarez, Judge Advocate; Andrew Cantu, Historian; Sam Guerra, Treasurer; G. Tamayo, Adjuant; Salvador Hernandez, Liason Officer; Ray Rodriguez 1 Year Trustee; Lupe Barron 2 Year Trustee; Manuel Castillo, 3 Year Trustee; Rev. John Haley, Chaplain (223:10/01/67).

The officers for 1967-1968 were Mary Ester Torres, President; Isidra Uriegas, 1st VP; Eloise Cruz, 2nd VP; Antonia Guardiola, 3rd VP; Yolanda Prado, Treasurer; Nonie Guerra, Ritual Officer; Rosie Cantu, Secretary; Mary Resendez, Welfare Officer; Alice Torres, Historian; Aurelia Tamayo, 3 Year Trustee; Theresa Casarez, 2 Year Trustee; Dolores Ybarra, 1 Year Trustee; Mary Hernandez, Project Chairman; Herlinda Hernandez and Theresa Reyna, Hospitality Committee (223:10/01/67). The regular monthly meeting of the Ladies Auxiliary was held on Monday at 7:30PM in the school (223:11/05/67) (223:01/14/68).

1975

Those honored at the state convention in June 1975 were Gabriel Tamayo, treasurer; Roger Ibarra and Mary Delfine Rosales, welfare officers and Mrs. Jenara G. Zendejas, historian (102).

1976

Those honored at the state convention in June 1975 were Gabriel Tamayo, treasurer; Roger Ibarra and Mary Delfine Rosales, welfare officers and Mrs. Jenara G. Zendejas, historian (102).

The following members from Post 1085 were elected State officers in July 1976: Angel Vasquez, Arturo Castillo, Pete Casarez, Sam Guerra, Nef Zendejas and Gabriel Tamayo (104). The following members from San Jose Post 1085 Ladies Auxiliary were elected State officers in July 1976: Theresa Casarez, President; Mary Delfin Rosales, 1st VP; Nonie Guerra, Secretary; Aurelia Tamayo and Rachel Castillo, Trustees (104) (223:27/06/76).

The following officers were listed in the Bazaar announcement of May 1976: Nef. L Zendejas - Commander, Delfino V. Barcia - Adjutant, Gabriel Tamayo - Treasurer, Ed Castro - Liason Officer, Sam P. Guerra - 1st Vice-Commander, Desiderio Salazar - 3rd Vice-Commander, Candido Molina Jr. - Historian, Julian Mendoza - Judge Advocate, Homero Longoria - 3 year Trustee, Arturo Castillo - 1 year Trustee, Pete Casarez - 2nd Vice-Commander, Angel Vasquez - Welfare Officer, Gabriel Guardiola - Officer of the Day, Joe Uriegas - Medical Officer, Salvador Hernandez - 2 year Trustee, Amparo Longoria - President, Ladies Auxiliary (149) (222)

1993

In October 1993, the Board of Officers included: Jose M. Garcia, Post Commander; Julian Mendoza, First Vice Commander; Joe V. Amaya, Second Vice Commander; Pete R. Garza, Third Vice Commander; Felipe P. Soliz, Adjutant; Sandy Castillo, Treasurer; Mario Solis, Welfare Officer; Paul Martinez, Officer of the Day; Roland Melendez, Historian; Lupe Arzola, Three Year Trustee; Frank Gonzales, Two Year Trustee; Fidel Gaona, One Year Trustee; Pete Casarez, Judge Advocate; Manuel Castillo, Liaison Officer; Rev. Joseph Kmiecik CSC, Chaplain;

Ladies Auxiliary Officers in October 1993 were: Bertha Gaona, Past President; Mary D. Rosales, First Vice President; Mary Resendez, Second Vice President; Bessie Castillo, Third Vice President; Eva Carlin, Secretary; Minerva Garcia, Treasurer; Teresa Acuna, Welfare Officer; Theresa Casarez, Ritual Officer; Isabel Amaya, Historian; Janie Sanches, Three Year Director; Mary E. Soliz, Two Year Director; Victoria Mojica, One Year Director; Rev. John Korcsmar CSC, Chaplain; Manuel Castillo, Liaison Officer (239).