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Catholics throughout the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston to celebrate Holy Week

Catholics throughout the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston to celebrate Holy Week.

Hundreds of area Catholics to descend on Austin for Catholic Advocacy Day
Hundreds of area Catholics to descend on Austin for Catholic Advocacy Day
Catholics meet with law makers to promote legislation protecting the poor and vulnerable

According to figures in a recently published in a report by the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of households in Texas receiving food stamps has almost tripled since 2000. The report also noted that the percentage of Texas households on food stamps increased from 6.9 percent in 2000 to 14 percent in 2013. With nearly 6 million uninsured people, Texas has the highest uninsured rate in the nation.

Issues such as these are why more than 700 Catholics from the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston will travel to Austin on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, for the “Catholic Faith In Action Advocacy Day.” The event is organized by the Texas Catholic Conference, the public policy voice of the Catholic bishops of Texas.

More than 10,000 runners show support for Catholic Education at Steps for Students

On Saturday, February 21, a blessing from Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, the beautiful peeling bells of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, and a release of ECO Doves (environmentally friendly dove-shaped balloons) will send off more than 10,000 runners of all ages as they take part in the 10th Annual Steps-for-Students 5K Run/Walk and the David K. Guite Memorial 1K Family Fun Run.

Benefitting the network of 61 Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, the Run/Walk starts at 8 a.m. at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 1111 St. Joseph Parkway, Houston. The event is sponsored by Yellow Cab and Taxis Fiesta.

School communities, parishioners, community partners and runners from across the Archdiocese will participate in Steps for Students. Their participation helps raise awareness of the value of Catholic education, assists schools with raising funds, and supports the Archdiocesan Tuition Assistance Program which makes Catholic schools accessible, available and affordable to all families. 

Notre Dame Club of Houston Mass for Former President - March 26
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CHRISTUS Foundation to honor Archbishop Fiorenza on March 24
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Who was Saint Patrick?
A look into the saint that has been embraced throughout the world. Read More

Co-Cathedral promotes service through Caritas Day
Be a “Fashionista” organizing clothing donations for runaway youth, or be “Chef for a Day” helping to assemble nutritious meals for children struggling with food insecurities — these are just a couple of the activities volunteers will be doing on Saturday, March 28, when they participate in the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart’s fourth annual day of service known as Caritas Day. Read More
Tenth annual Steps for Students takes over downtown Houston, raises $1M for Catholic Schools
More than 11,000 participants set the pace with Cardinal DiNardo and ringing bells of the Downtown Co-Cathedral in celebration of Catholic education. Read More
Participate in the 2015 Synod on the Family survey
To help the Church prepare for the Ordinary Synod on the Family scheduled for this October, Pope Francis wishes to receive feedback from Catholics on the outcome of the Extraordinary Synod in 2014 (“The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization”). Read More

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