Father Brian McMaster

Our Lady of the Rosary Cemetery serves Catholics from around the Austin Diocese. Read what Fr. Brian McMaster, Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Austin, has to say about his experience.

"A young priest grows through his experiences. The encounters he has with the people of his first parish help to shape and gently mold his heart to have the compassion of the Heart of Jesus. One of the most formative experiences is that of journeying with a family as a loved one is dying or has recently passed away. I was blessed in my first years as a priest to be assigned to St. Helen parish in Georgetown at the time that Our Lady of the Rosary Cemetery opened. I had the privilege of presiding at some of the first burials there. As my own heart grew and my understanding of priestly identity and compassion grew, I was blessed to reflect upon this holy "space" that brought comfort to others and strength to me. Our Lady of the Rosary is genuinely such a holy space that allows for families grieving to receive the comfort of faith and to know the truth of the beatitude, "Blessed are you that mourn”."

 

  Father Brian McMaster