(Photo by Tim Fleischer) Most Reverend Joe S. Vasquez, Bishop of Austin, pours holy water into a vessel after blessing it during the Mass of Dedication of the new chapel of the St. Stephen Catholic Church on Sept. 26.
Members of the Knights of Columbus led the procession from the old St. Stephen chapel to the new one. (Photo by Tim Fleischer)
Bishop Joe S. Vasquez of the Austin Diocese followed the children’s choir during the processional to the new Sanctuary.
Father Aloysius Nzewke was joined by other priests of the Austin Diocese. Father Nzewke was presented with the key to the new sanctuary and opened the heavy wooden doors to admit the hundreds of parishioners (below) lined up outside to take part in the special Mass.