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The Office of Child and Youth Protection works to ensure the safety of children and young people who have been entrusted to our care in our parishes, schools, religious education classes, and other programs.

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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.

Justice for Immigrants

Cardinal's Corner

March 12, 2019

A Shepherd's Message - March 12

During Lent, the mystery of faith first helps us to enter into this mystery and then to begin to recognize the meaning of the cry of Jesus on the Cross at His death. The suffering Jesus accepted the Father’s will. He did not see His death as a matter of fate, but as truth.

Immigrants at the Border: How to Help

Many people of goodwill are trying to assist people who are approaching our border with Mexico, families who are fleeing violence and seeking a better life for their children. Learn how you can help make a difference.

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You can register for many Archdiocesan programs, classes, events, and more via our online registration powered by CVENT.

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Upcoming Events Full Calendar

Mar 23

Featured Event

Jerome's Hope Retreat

  • The Catholic Relief Services Collection supports Catholic Church organizations that carry out international relief and solidarity efforts. Programs include relief and resettlement for victims of persecution, war, and natural disasters; development projects to improve living conditions for the poor; legal and support services for poor immigrants; peace and reconciliation work for people suffering from violence; and advocacy on behalf of the powerless.

    Where Does the CRS Collection Go?

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    Funds acquired from the CRS Collection are distributed to these six organizations:

    Catholic Relief Services for international relief and development.

    Migration and Refugee Services for refugee resettlement.

    Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc. (CLINIC) for immigration legal services.

    Department of Justice, Peace, and Human Development for advocacy.

    Holy Father's Relief Fund for emergency relief.

    Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church for evangelization and ministry

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    Where Health Care Ethics and Medicine Converge
    Presented by the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, the St. John Paul II Foundation and the Catholic Healthcare Professionals of Houston,  Converging Roads is a regional conference series offering continuing education for health care professionals that equips them to practice the highest ethical and medical standards of their profession. The conference will be on March 30 and will focus on Dignity & Disability in Medicine. 
    • National caliber conferences for local medical communities
    • Offered in collaboration with dioceses, hospitals and universities
    • Providing Catholic CME and CNE to medical professionals
    • Equipping medical professionals to offer the highest standard of care

    Planning medical ethics conferences is a significant and costly undertaking. Our supporting sponsors rely upon our leadership, conference management experience, and content expertise to bring the highest quality Catholic CME conferences to the local community each year.

    To learn more about Converging Roads, click here.

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  • Service Project with Young Adults: Come and be the “hands and feet of Christ” with hundreds of young adults ages 18-39 at the Archdiocesan Young Adult Day of service, prayer and fellowship on Saturday, April 13. Teams will help serve those in need, the sick, the poor, the hungry, homeless, prisoners and immigrants. The day begins with 8:00 a.m. Mass at St. Dominic Chancery followed by teams serving all over the city until 3:00 p.m. FREE event, online registrations required by April 8 at or 713-741-8778. Participants can choose from a variety of service projects.

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