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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 5, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas Herald-Zeitung g Friday,September 5,1997 □ 7AShrine to patron saint offers glimpse of Cuban life By ANITA SNOW Associated Press Writer EL COBRE, Cuba (AP) — Old fashioned Christian faith and socialist fervor mix easily at the shrine to Cuba's patron saint, providing a poignant glimpse at everyday Cuban life. Neatly folded uniforms of officers of .the Revolutionary Armed Forces, the official red book of the Union of Young Communists and credentials of Olympic athletes are among thousands of items placed here. The yellow pencils of students who passed their exams and a kidney stone the size of an egg, successfully removed from a Havana woman, are also among the expressions of love and faith. The Rev. Jorge Palma, who oversees the shrine, says hundreds of Cubans from around the country and1 from new homes in Miami, Europe and elsewhere travel here each month to thank the Virgin for miracles: the saving of a child's life, help in finding a husband a job, granting an elderly woman lier wish to see her first great grandchild. Anywhere from 20 to IOO people make the pilgrimage each day. Palma expects those visits will increase in the months leading up to Pope John Paul Ifs first visit to Cuba in January. The pope is to stop here when he travels to the nearby eastern port city of Santiago to celebrate Mass. “She is beloved among Cubans," said Palma. “She is ours." Although religious practice is legal and has recently becojne more accepted in this communist country, believers in the past were often ridiculed by relatives, co-workers or neighbors. In the years after the 1959 revolution, President Fidel Castro reportedly wore a medallion engraved with the Virgin of Charity given to him by a little girl. He stopped wearing it after his government became increasingly Marxist Even his mother, Lina Ruz, offered thanks here for keeping her son safe in the Sierra Maestro mountains. Although Catholicism has limited influence here, most Cubans still know the story of the how the Virgin of Charity appeared in the Bay of Nipe near Santiago in 1628 to brothers Rodrigo and Juan de Hoyos, mulattos of mixed white and black heritage, and Juan Moreno, a black boy of about IO. Other versions say all three witnesses were named Juan and that one was white, one was mulatto and one was black. Struggling in a storm-tossed -boat, they heard a voice declare “I am the Virgin of Charity." Across the waves they spied a wooden board carrying a statue of the Virgin Mary, dressed in a yellow gown and depicted as a mulatto. In her left arm, she carried a mulatto baby Jesus. In her right hand, she held a cross. Her long earrings dangled past her neck. “I am the Virgin of Charity," was inscribed on die board. What tradition says is that same board is framed and displayed on the basilica’s first floor. The statue, about a meter tall, is in a small chapel on the second floor. After leaving their offerings downstairs, Cubans climb the stairs to light candles and pray. Cuban girls traditionally offer thanks here on their 15th birthday — the age of maniagability in much of Latin America. Cubans living abroad pay homage here on return visits. “Beloved beauty, thank you for making this visit to Cuba possible," says a note left with a photograph of a young woman with a broad smile. “With all my heart." In a mixture of religious and political language, Carla Chang offered thanks for the “miraculous" release of 1st Lt Chang EXirand. She signed it with the refrain of the Cuban revolution: “homeland or death." URCH DIRECTORY 651 South Walnut 608-0017 John B. Moczygemba, D.D.S. Qeneral Dentistry625-4515 162 South Seguin Texas Commerce Bank ii. sLtli*—_j Working For Your Success Member FOIT SAM’S CLEANERS Dry Cleaning • Laundry Ahe rations • Monogramming Leathers • Furs 274 Trade Center Dr 275 Lancia St (210) 629-6296 11SS Oast* 630-1134 ITT NJMBINS U. Plumbing I Heating Parts • Service I HE DO IT YOURSELF SHOP 512 Si Kith Seguin Avenue625-8031 | Now Open Daily At 11:00 a.m. GRUEN! Historic District ' RESTAURANT 6254)684B&CService Canter Automotive Repairs 211 Hwy 81 East 629-1072 Don Maxwell VMWvlVl y CllW-n NEW OAUNWnf 606-3451 Express Your Love with 146 North Castell 625-5522 OIJSRECHT'S PHARMACYOr the Pion • 625-3211 I    f    |r 363 Load* Plaza • 625-9639 Working For Your Succes«a [ Member F D I C MN QUADA* COMA ISf (210)625-2420 1617 Hwy. 81 Wast Air Conditioning Hooting Sheet Metal be TACLA00224IC Al&in Chapel AJAJL Church 255 Commerce St., 333-1352 Res. Rev. Bobby Lewis, Pastor. . Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Morning Service 11 a. rn Bulan Bail Church 889 Landa St., 620-5102 Sunday services, IO a.rn. and 7:30 p.m., Wed. 7:30 p.m. Men's ciass at 8 a.m. Saturday. Calvary (Independent) Baptist Church 2286 W. San Antonio St. Sunday School-10:00 a.m. Sun. Worship & Junior church-11:00 a.m. Youth Group-SundaV'5:00 p.m. Sun. evening scrvices-6:00 p.m. Bible study-Wed.-7:00 p.m. Christ Presrytirian Church Christ centered - Bible believing. Presbyterian Church in America, 1620 Common. Sunday school, 9:30; Worship service, 10:45; Wednesday eve., 7:00, 629-0405. Church of Christ 1665 Highway 81 West. Bible for all, 9 a.m.; Worship IO a.m.; Evening Worship 6 p.m.; Wed. 7 p.m. classes for all ages. Nursery available. Church or Crust 1134 Meadow Crest, #101. 620-0055. Mark Reeves Sun.: Classes 9:30 a.m.; Worship 10:30 i.m. and 6 p.m. Wed. 7 p.m. Community Christian Church 1750 Old McQueeney Road, New Braunfels, Tx. 78130. 620-7174, Office. Services: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday night, 7:00 p.m. Mr. Dee Amies, Pastor. Nursery provided. Cross Luthuan Church (Missouri Synod) South Hickory and Cross Streets. Sunday school 9:15 a.m.; worship 8 and 10:30 a.m. Daysprmg Christian Ieuowsmp 1895 S. Walnut. Sunday School 9:30am, Sunday Worship 10:30am. Wednesday evening service 7:00pm Wesleyan denomination. Easter* Baptbt Church 983 Holly ai comer of Ridgewood. 625-0718. Sunday school 9:45a.m. Sunday services 11:00a.m. and evening 6:30p.m. Wednesday evening 7:00 p.m. Pastor Wilburn Taylor. ICKAnkar Ancient wisdom for today. Call 1-800-LOVEGOD or leave a message at 606-7313 Faith Undid Church 970 Loop 337. 625-6761. Sunday Worship 10:30a.m., Sunday school-all ages 9:15 am. Pastor Lee Zillman. Youth Faith Extravaganza 2nd Saturday of cadi month 9:30am-1 pm. Feuowsmp Brie Church Solms Rd. fie IH 35. 629-0607. 9:45 am, ll am Ac 6 pm Sunday First Assemrly or Goo 1687 U.S. 81 West. Sunday school 9:45 a.rn. Worship 10:30 a.rn. and 6 p.m. Wednesday service 7 p.m. Fbst Baptist Church 733 Cross Sc. Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; worship 10:45 a.rn. and 7 p.m.; Wednesday dinner 5:00 p.m. Bible study and prayer service 6:00 p.m. Fbst Church or Crust Scknvbt 137 E. Mill St. Sunday service 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday service 7:30 p.m. Child care available. FNsi Church or the N azarene 1465 135 East. Sunday service 9:45 a.rn. Worship 10:50 a.m. and 6 p.m. Fbst Protestant Church (located on the comer of Seguin and Coll streets; one block from downtown plaza) Sunday Worship 8:00 and 10:30 a.m; Sunday School Classes 9:00 p.m; Breakfast at The First 8:30-10:15; Youth Activities - call 609-7729 Ext. 36; Wednesday PRIME TIME Bible studies fie seminars; r, For Your Intercession Prayer Groups -Wed. AM fie Tues. PM; Adult activities; child care provided. Fbst Umted Methodist Church 572 W. San Antonio Street Sunday Worship: 8:30am. 10:50am, 7:00 p.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Youth Activities: 5:00 p.m. Freedom Fellowship Church 330 S. Hackberry, 625-1288.    % Sun. Worship 10:30 ajn; Sun. Bible Study 9:30 a.m., Wed. night home ministries. Pastor Dennis Gallaher. Foursquare Gospel 430 FM306,606-2843-Pastor Fred McMichael. Sun. School 10am, Sun Worship I lam; Wed. 7pm. Greater Lhe IBrted Pentecostal Church P.O. Box 310985 134 Enchantment Lane, off FM 725. Pastor jack Dool; Sunday services 10:00am and 6:00pm -Wednesday 7:30pm. For more information call 609-1325. Harmony Baptbt Church 1472 Hwy. 46 South. Bible study at 10a.m.- Sunday, Worship: 11a.m. fie 6 p.m.-Sunday; Wednesday Prayer fie Bible Study at 7 p.m. Holy Famry Catholic Church 245 S. Hidalgo, 609-5320. Mon.- 8am (Spanish mass), Wed. 8am (English mass), Thurs.-6pm (Spanish), Fri. 8am (English), Sat. 5pm (English), Sun. 8am (Spanish) and 10am (English). Father James Waster, M.S.F. Iglesia de Cabio 134 Meadow Crest, #102. 625-1020. Sunday Classes 10:00 a.m. Worship UKK) a.m. Thursday Classes 6:30 p.m. Lakesk* Baptbt Church T FM 725. Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; worship 11 a.rn.; Wednesday Bible study and prayer meeting 7 p.m.; worship ministry and home groups. Ire Chrstian Center Temporarily meeting at the J&eR Gymnastics Bldg., 1437 S. Walnut, New Braunfels, 620-LIFE. Sundays - IO a.m.; Thursdays - 7:00 p.m.; Pastor Don Dalton Live Oak Baptbt Church 355 N. Washington Ave. Sunday school 9:45 arn worship 11 a.m. Wednesday prayer fit Bible study 6:30 p.m. Pastor Kennith Rogers New Braunfels Christian Church 734 Loop 337, 629-2202 Sunday School for all ages - 9:30am. Worship Celebration and junior Church -10:30 am. Nursery provided. Youth groups ic adult Bible study 6:00 p.m. A non-denominational fellowship. Pastor Rick Barden 608-0330. New Braunfels Presrytirian Church 373 Howard. 625-5141. Morning Worship 8:30 am. and 11 am. Sunday School Gasses 9:30 am. New Braunfels Seventh Day Adventist Church 2990 W. San Antonio St. P.O. Box 3 U 551.629-5673.’' Sabbath school 10:40 am. Saturday: worship 9:30 am. Saturday. New Ire Fellowship Church 1600 River Rd., (Formerly Opa t Him, (210)606-5527 Worship: Sundays, IO a.m (including children's church); Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. Oakwood Assembly of God 104 Melody Lane. 608-1133. Sunday School 9:30 - 10:15 Sunday Worship 10:30 am. - 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Jerry K. Morgan, Pastor Oakwood Baptist Church 2154 Loop 337-North. 625-0267. Sundays- 8:15 am., 9:30am. 10:45 am.; Sun. eves.- 6 p.m.. Bible Study- 9:30 fie 10.45, Wed. Service- 7 p.m. Pastor Ray Still. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church 138 W. Austin. Masses 5:30 p.m. Saturday, and, 8 and 11 am. Sunday; Monday through Friday Masses 6 p.m. Wed. 8 am. Peace Lutheran Church 1147 S. Walnut. 620-0618. Worship 8:00 and 10:30 am; Sunday School 9:15 am. Pastor David Schulte. Resurrection Baptbt Church 909 FM 1518, 658-0459 Second Baptbt Church 273 Merriwcather St. Sunday School- 10am., Sunday Scrvice- I lam., Sunday Evening- 6p.m. Pastor William Kabcrle. St. (chin's Episcopal Church 312 S. Guenther Ave. Holy Eucharist Rite One 8:00 am., Holy Eucharist Rite Two 10:00am. St. Joseph's Anglican Church 446 N. Seguin. Sun. 8 am. Holy Communion; II am.-1 st Ae 3rd Sundays Holy Communion; 2nd fie 4th Sundays Morning Prayer, Church School 9:45 Sundays. St. Paul Lutheran Church (ELCA), Cross and Santa Clara Streets. Sunday worship 8 am. (broadcast on KNBT radio FM 92), 10:30 a.m. Sunday school 9:15 a.m. Sis. Peter and Paul Catholic Church 386 N. Castell, 625-4531. Monsignor Eugene (^’Callaghan. Mass: Sat. 5 p.m.; Sun. 8 am., 9:30 am., 11:15 am. Solders of the Lord, Jesus Christ A prophetic, spirit-filled, healing church. 1291 E Common Sunday School 10:30 am.: Sunday worship 11:15 am.; Wednesday bible study 7:00 p.m.; Thursday prayer meeting 7:00 p.m. Pastor Rozi Pozos, B. Th. 606-9187 Tree of Life Fellowship 652 N. Loop 337. Sunday services (including children s church) at 8:30 and 10:30 am. and 7 p.m.; ladies Bible study IO am. Wednesday; Pastor’s Bible study and Youth Meeting 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Unitarian Universals!* of Comal County Meet on Wednesday at the Faith United Church of Christ, 970 N. Loop 337, at 7:30 pm. 629-4262. Public invited. Undy Church of New Braunfels Church of Daily Word Minister; Rev. Pani Brooks Krumnow Sunday Service 11 am. at the Senior Citizen's Center, 655 Landa St. Dial-A-Prav: 608-9515 Information: 625-4642 Victory Temple Church 135 Deborah Dr., New Braunfels. 608-1300. Pentecostal Church of God Sunday worship and Sunday School IO am. and 6 p.m.; Wed. 7 p.m. Bracken ^MrrtDjAnHOoisT 20377 FM 2252. Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; Church services 8:15 and 10:40 am.; UMYF Sunday 5 p.m. Church Of Christ FM 3159 and 2673. 899-7077. Bible class IO am.; Sunday worship 11 am. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday service 7 p.m. St. Andrew Lutheran Church 7420 FM 2673,1 mi E. of Starkville. Sun. Service - 8 am., Church School, 9 am., Worship 10:15, Holy Communion, 1st Ai 3rd Sundays, Nursery provided 9 am. Sr. Francs By the Lake Episcopal Church, FM 306 at Spring Mountain Drive, Canyon Lake. 964-3820. Sunday: Holy Eucharist 8 am. and 10:30 am., Sunday School for adults and children: 9:30am. Wednesday: Bible Study 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Holy Eucharist: 11:30 a m. The Rev. John D. Badders, Rector. Unby Center of Practical Chrstiamty m San Marcos, 16870 No. State Hwy. 123 (5 miles from IH-35/Exit 204, towards Seguin), San Marcos, TX 78666. (512)392-5199. Sunday: 9:30 am. Bible class, 11 a.m. Worship; Tuesday ll am. Prayer Service DIAL-A-PRAYER: 512-396-UFE (5433). Sondra Von Gyllenband spiritual trader. Call for weekly dass schedule. 625-7775 State Farm Insurance Companies James M. Cook 389 S. Seguin I VI* *rs Smith Ovncr GOLDEN EAGLE PRINTING Ownftlctc I-inc of Printing (210) 62v 4352 • 863 I IH 35 W. • New Braunfels. TX 78130 Walnut Business C enterWiPRLD CAR 609-1000 Solms Exit 183 • New Braunfels Canvas Shoppe Custom Canvas Work 609-5000 IR 35 A Schwab Rd. Party Pstkap laary Day Baffat Wa Dal war 625-5156 Ballat ava at IN-15 * Vfolaat Syooro TRI-COUNTY OF FICK EOI TPM HNT Sttlca-Scrs ice -Hen! al»-1 Jtmam Tv mer* -1 .oleutut, *TN • I (auh Kcttnter, • | < jinglier'. • (    ■    Surplice    - IV* it nut - FumttM J AMES OLSEN 210-600-5023 MS N. jinni, Ne*. Braun (VK. TX 7HI.M) nota, ISM to Tm*. site * Fjbwgkws Work * Doom skc A Foreign * Insurance Ooims Wok oma BECKER MOTORS 606*3463 547 S. Seguin Ferglson - Hermes Insurance Agency Siv I 1032 625-4500 3*W \& San \ntunioEBNBSOS factory [ DM Sleet Wmg » 625-3203 EtiwardJones Mary K. Cunningham U*nlMnil 2 HitoHM Traer (Sr* Hr.unfr-U, TX 78130 Hu».l2 I (I it*13*0001 * He..Ii IO) 62V-mo I ViTMtt I nth fullfil I mn’ll tm .Starr I ti 71 I HISN Seguin Nest Braunfels, TX 781 IO CSI 606-8011 HOFFMANN FLOORS Excellent Vall es Carpet. Tile. Oak Flooring, Ceramic Tile. Vink Flooring 625 2629    710 Loop 337 •ARLAND Transmissions 629-0278 2141 IH-35 East ftKimberly QuaftyCare 1000 IL Wdwt • 409-3901 PORTER GRAPHICS If your Church Services are not listed here, and you would like them to be, please call 625-9144. The Church Directory is published every Friday in the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung. Texas Industries Hunter Cement ;