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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.

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February 14, 2023

A Shepherd's Message - Lent 2023

Each year Ash Wednesday and its resounding invitation to let the Lord raise us up begins a very serious season, a quarantine — a 40-day observance of renewal and penance to seek the Lord Jesus and to accompany Him in His action of salvation for us, His Passion, Death and Resurrection.

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  • On Holy Thursday, the Mass of the Lord’s Supper is held in the evening and begins the Paschal Triduum.

    This Mass commemorates the institution of the Eucharist and the priesthood, rooted in Christ’s commands to “love one another” (Jn 15:17) and to “do this in memory of me.” (Lk 22:19) To this end, many priests will perform the optional ritual of the washing of feet, which imitates the example of Christ who humbled himself to wash the feet of his disciples at the Last Supper.

    At the end of this Mass, the Eucharist is carried by the priest in solemn procession through the church until it arrives at a special place of repose where the faithful are encouraged to spend time in adoration before the Blessed Sacrament. Meanwhile, the altar in the church is stripped bare and crosses are veiled or removed from the sanctuary.

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  • On Good Friday, the only day of the year on which the Mass is not celebrated, the faithful instead receive Holy Communion from sacred Hosts consecrated the previous night.

    The liturgical celebration focuses on the suffering and Death of the Lord as the Passion narrative from the Gospel of John is proclaimed and the Holy Cross is adored and presented before the people for veneration.

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  • Throughout Easter Sunday, the Church celebrates the Resurrection of the Lord.

    The Paschal Triduum ends at sunset with the celebration of Evening Prayer, but the paschal candle will remain prominently displayed in the sanctuary for the next fifty days. This pillar of light will remind us that the long night of sin and death is over and that our Lord Jesus Christ stands revealed as the Light and Salvation of the world.

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  • April 20, 2023
    Hilton-Americas Houston
    ATTIRE:  Black tie optional (with medals)/Cocktail

    The 175th Anniversary Gala of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is a celebration of the very foundation of the Catholic Church in Texas. Bringing together our Catholic community from across Southeastern Texas, this evening will celebrate the mission and the good works accomplished in the name of Jesus Christ and His church.

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  • Friday, April 21, 2023 - 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Strake Jesuit Competition Gym
    8900 Bellaire Blvd
    Houston, TX 77036

    $20 - Adult
    $7 - Child (8 and Under)

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IGNITE Capital Campaign

IGNITE logoThe continued growth and diversity of our Archdiocese has created needs that no single parish can address on its own. Join us in our capital campaign to IGNITE: Our Faith, Our Mission. The campaign aims to assist in long-term funding of various areas of need in our Archdiocese.

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