Speaker Date Topic
Rudder High School a capella group, Vox Cor Dec 07, 2022
Choir to sing Christmas carols

Jennifer Allison, Rudder Choir Director; 979-209-7900; jennifer.allison@bryanisd.org 979-209-7900

Under the direction of Jennifer Allison and Michael Patterson, Vox Cor is a mixed cappella group from Rudder High School, that derives its name from the Latin words for voice and heart. Vox Cor has had the pleasure of performing at ICHSA Quarterfinals and Semifinals as well as at the TX Vocal Arts Convention and in exhibition at the National A Cappella Convention in Memphis, TN. They are a diverse group of singers who find music as their common ground and the heart beat that they share. 11 voices, one heart, this is Vox Cor.

Father Brian Eilers; Priest from St Joseph Dec 14, 2022
Christmas program

Fr. Brian Eilers was ordained a priest for the diocese of Austin in 2004.  He grew up in the small town of Fredericksburg, TX, the oldest of 5 children and in the midst of a large extended family.  Here his faith was nurtured, especially through the example of his parents and grandparents.  He attended Texas A&M studying psychology and philosophy and became active in the campus ministry at St. Mary’s Catholic Center.  In this dynamic faith environment, he discerned a vocation to the priesthood which matured through many leadership experiences, including a year away from school serving on the National Evangelization Teams (NET), a team that travels the U.S. putting on youth retreats.  He completed his seminary formation at the Josephinum in Columbus, OH.  After being ordained a priest in June 2004, he served as parochial vicar at St. Theresa parish community in Austin for 3 years and at St. Luke in Temple for 2 years.  Then he served 4 years as the director of campus ministry at Texas State University where he worked with FOCUS and Saint Paul’s Outreach (SPO) to strengthen the evangelical Catholic environment.  In 2013 he joined the formation faculty of St. Mary’s Seminary as a formation director.  After 6 years he returned to the Diocese of Austin in July 2019 to serve as Pastor of St. Patrick’s in Hutto. In March 2021 he came to Bryan to serve as Pastor of St. Joseph, the mother Church of Brazos County which celebrates 150 years in 2023.