Sister Celia Ann Cavazos
Sister Celia Ann Cavazos, a Missionary Catechist of Divine Providence for 55 years, died on August 28, 2012 at the age of 75. She was born to Esteban Cavazos and Celia Gonzales on December 22, 1936, in Pierce, TX. She is preceded in death by her parents, her brother Stephen Cavazos, Jr.; her sisters, Minnie Rodriguez, Alice Montalvo, and her brother-in-law Domingo Montalvo. Sister Celia Ann is survived by her sisters and brothers-in-law, Alma and Joseph C. Diaz, Mary Carmen Madrid, Celia Martha Weiss, Annie Marie Morales and Elias Morales; nieces and nephews, Domingo, Jr., Margaret, Elizabeth, Joseph, Virginia, Rudy, Steven, Christopher, Bryan, Kathryn, Mark, Jason and 17 great nieces and nephews.
Sister Celia Ann made her first vows as a Missionary Catechist of Divine Providence on August 6, 1957. She served her religious community as General Superior of the Congregation, a member of the Leadership Council, formation directress, and directress of a house of discernment in Fresno, CA. She served as Vicar of Educational Services and the Vocations Office in the Archdiocese of San Antonio. She also served as Director of the Office of Religious Education in the Diocese of Fresno and in the Offices Religious Education and Hispanic Ministry in the Diocese of Austin.
Sister Celia Ann served the needs of People of God as a catechetical leader in Texas parishes of the Archdiocese of San Antonio, the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, the Diocese of Fresno, the Diocese of Austin, Diocese of Brownsville, and Diocese of Corpus Christi. She was well known as a national catechetical leader. She completed graduate studies at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, TX, the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, and the University of Santa Clara in Santa Clara, California. A Rosary will be prayed on Monday, September 3, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Sacred Heart Chapel, 515 SW 24th Street.
Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Sacred Heart Chapel. Interment will follow in San Fernando Cemetery No. 2. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MCDP Vocations at 2318 Castroville Road, San Antonio, TX 78237.