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We are a multicultural Church with 1.7 million members from every continent of the world that prays and celebrates in over 14 languages in 146 parishes. We participate in activities of social justice, support the good works of persons in other countries — and we do all this in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Cardinal's Corner

September 12, 2017

A Shepherd's Message - Sept. 12, 2017

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Sep 28

Featured Event

Red Mass and Dinner

  • Commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation Lutheran-Catholic Symposium

    Free and open to the public
    September 23, 2017 - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Scanlan Room
    Jerabeck Center
    4000 Mt. Vernon
    Houston, TX 77006

    At this significant milestone in the history of the church, what does it all mean for us?

    Lutheran Speakers include:

    • Bishop Michael Rinehart, Closing Remarks and Prayer
    • Rev. Dr. Timothy Wengert, will offer the Historical Perspective of the Reformation
    • Rev. Dr. Tracey Breashears Schultz, Emcee and Facilitator for the Day
    • Rev. David Roschke, Presentation and Signing of Houston Statement of Gratitude, Encouragement & Commitment to Prayer

    Catholic Speakers include:

    • Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, Opening Remarks
    • Bishop Denis Madden, will offer a personal narrative about serving on the Task Force for Declaration on the Way and his current role as co-chair of the U.S. Lutheran-Catholic Dialogues. He will offer ways in which the church in the U. S. can continue on the way
    • Rev. Reginald Samuels, Presentation and Signing of Houston Statement of Gratitude, Encouragement & Commitment to Prayer
    • Rev. Christopher Valka, CSB, Welcome by CFC-UST

    Co-sponsored by

    • Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Ecumenical & Interreligious Affairs Commission
    • Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
    • Donald S. Nesti, CSSp Center for Faith & Culture, University of St. Thomas

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  • Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 6:00 p.m.

    Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
    1111 St. Joseph Parkway
    Houston, Texas 

    His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, Principal Celebrant

    The Red Mass tradition dates from the 13th century and received its name from the red color of the vestments worn by the priest celebrants and the scarlet robes worn by the Lord High Justice.  In the United States today, an annual Red Mass is celebrated in most major metropolitan areas and is attended by judges, lawyers, public officials, law school faculty and law students. Members of the judiciary and legal profession of all faiths are welcome to attend the Red Mass.

    Tickets are available online for the optional Red Mass Dinner. Learn more at


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  • All active and retired employees of criminal justice agencies, their supporters and their families are invited to attend the annual Archdiocesan Blue Mass, Satururday, Sept. 30 at 5:00 p.m. at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in downtown Houston. Daniel Cardinal DiNardo will be the presider.  Everyone is encouraged to come and pray for those that put their lives on the line daily for our protection.

    Officers are encouraged to wear dress uniforms without the hat; agencies are encouraged to bring equipment for the public to see and to be blessed after the Mass. Agencies invtied to attend include Police Departments, Sheriff Offices, Constables Offices, Correctional Agencies, Probation and Parole Agencies, Children and Adult Protective Agencies, Criminal Justice Education, Institutions, Military Police, Homeland Security Agencies, U.S. Coast Guard, FBI, DEA, DPS, TABC, TPW LEF, and TSA. 

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  • All priests are invited to lend their voice to Christ by making a personal invitation to young men from their parishes and ministries ages 14 to 18 who are currently in High School for an evening of prayer, group sharing, dinner and adoration with His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, and other priests. Registration for Priests and details at

    For Participants: If you are interested in knowing more about seminary and vocation to priestly life, please contact your parish priest to be able to participate in this event.

    St. Mary’s Seminary (9845 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77024)

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  • In recognition of the work and dedication of those in the medical profession, the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston will host its Annual White Mass at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 21, at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 1111 St. Joseph Parkway, Houston. Auxiliary Bishop George Sheltz will be the celebrant. All doctors, nurses and other medical personnel are invited to attend and encouraged to wear their white coats.

    Following mass, there will be an optional catered reception and speaker, Fr. Dr. David De Marco, SJ, MD.  For more info and to RSVP for the reception, please visit

    The White Mass is so named because health care workers traditionally wear white coats. In addition, white is a symbol in the Church of hope and comfort to the ill and hospitalized. Having an annual White Mass for health care professionals is a tradition within the Catholic Church honoring St. Luke as Patron of Physicians and those who serve in the medical field. During the Mass, Catholic physicians, residents, medical students and health care workers renew their special promise to carry out the healing work of the Lord while abiding by His laws.

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