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1,400 Educators Celebrate a New School Year with Auxiliary Bishop Sheltz

On Friday, August 8, more than 1,400 teachers and school administrators from primary Catholic schools within the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston will celebrate the beginning of the new school year with a Mass and award presentation led Auxiliary Bishop George A. Sheltz at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 1111 St. Joseph Pkwy., Houston. The Mass starts at 9:30 a.m. 

Almost 2,500 Houston-Galveston area youth gather to celebrate faith
It’s not often we hear about high school students talking about and celebrating their faith, but that’s exactly what will be happening this weekend (July 25-27) at the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston’s Archdiocesan Youth Conference (AYC). This year’s theme is No Cross…No Crown.

In the largest gathering of its kind, nearly 2,500 participants will gather to celebrate God and their faith, and to experience the diversity of the Archdiocese. Throughout the weekend the teenagers will be challenged to live out their faith, learn from exciting and informative presentations, make new friendships, and talk about and reflect upon their role in the Church.

Catholics throughout the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston devote two weeks to promote and protect religious freedom

As our nation prepares to celebrate its freedom and the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, Catholics in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and across the country are urged to participate in the third annual Fortnight for Freedom, June 21 to July 4, 2014. This year’s theme is “Freedom to Serve.”


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Extra! Extra! In this week's Texas Catholic Herald
Read some of the featured stories from this week's Texas Catholic Herald. Read More

2015 Texas Choral Festival of Pueri Cantores - Feb. 6-7
The American Federation Pueri Cantores organizes Choral Festivals and Masses for Roman Catholic parish and school ... Read More

Catholicism and cargo ships: Galveston port chaplain ministers to ocean-bound
In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus calls St. Peter out of his fishing boat and onto the water in faith. For Karen Parsons, OFS, however, her vocation called her to step onto a boat. A massive cargo ship, that is. Read More
Feb. 4
Irish Catholic Southerners: Becoming American Lecture, 7 p.m. at the University of St. Thomas - Cullen Hall (4001 Mt. Vernon St., Houston; Parking in the Moran Center), draws together all things in common for Irish Catholic writers from the American South. Read More
49th Annual DSF appeal begins
This marks the theme of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston's Diocesan Services Fund 2015 (DSF) appeal, which begins with Commitment Weekend, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1: "Be Rich in Good Works... Ready to Share" (1 Timothy 6:18-19). Read More

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