According to the many parishioners who knew and loved him during his 30 years of priesthood, Father Gonzalo Morales loved to see a crowded church. He loved the opportunity to preach, to raise his voice in enthusiastic song, to share the Gospel message, and, most of all, to celebrate the Eucharist.
Father Gonzalo Martinez Morales, a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth, died April 30 after a lengthy illness. Funeral arrangements are pending.
Parishioners at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Wichita Falls clapped and shouted joyfully as Mistress of Ceremonies Noel Filer announced, “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it,” at the beginning of the program celebrating the dedication of the parish’s newly built Family Life Center on Divine Mercy Sunday. “Today, of course, is Mercy Sunday,” said Bishop Michael Olson during the program. “And it’s appropriate that we dedicate this family life center because the family really is the first place we experience God’s mercy."