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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

November 13, 2018

A Shepherd's Message - Nov. 13

As I head into an important week of prayer and deliberation on the recent crisis of sexual abuse by clergy in the Church, I would like to let this local Church know of the spiritual commitment that I and my brother bishops have undertaken in preparation.

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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Nov 25

Featured Event

Annual Firefighter Mass

  • Annual Firefighter Mass honors firefighters lost in line of duty

    HOUSTON — The St. Florian Society of Houston are hosting the annual Firefighter Mass honoring and blessing firefighters.

    The Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 1111 St. Joseph Pkwy. in downtown Houston.

    In addition, during the Mass, a special tribute is given to firefighters who have passed away during the previous year. It is open to active and retired firefighters, their families and the general public.

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  • Advent  (ad-venio in Latin, or "to come to") – the four Sundays and weekdays preceding Dec. 25 – is the Church’s season leading up to the celebration of Christmas. Marking the start of the Church’s liturgical year, Advent is considered a time for Christians to slow down and ponder the incarnation of God. 

    In 2018, Advent begins on Dec. 2. The period is set aside to both remember Christ's first coming as a babe in Bethlehem and remind ourselves that we are awaiting His return. 

    • On the First Sunday of Advent, attend Mass and hear the changes to the spoken and sung parts of the Liturgy as the implementation of the Third Edition of the Roman Missal begins. The structure of the Mass hasn’t changed, but the updated language is meant to raise the bar for Catholics’ full participation in the Mass. Reflect on the importance of being present and engaged during Mass.
       
    • In the evening, bless an Advent wreath at home and light the first candle. Customarily, an Advent wreath is constructed from a circle of evergreen branches and four candles (three of the tapers are typically purple, and one is rose). The candles represent the four weeks of Advent. According to lore, the wreath has its roots in a Germanic tradition of embedding candles amidst a wheel of greenery – signifying the triumph of light over darkness.

    Learn more about Advent

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  • Am I not here, that I'm your mother? These words still resonate in the minds and hearts of those who, far from our homelands, find the consolation and the embrace of a mother in the Blessed Virgin Mary who is always close to her children. This is the reason that year after year, since 1972, the Archdiocesan Association of Our Lady of Guadalupe invites you to participate in the procession and mass in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The celebration will take place on Sunday, December 9 with Mass at 12:00pm in the George R. Brown Convention Center. The Mass will be presided by His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo. The procession to the GRB will begin at 9:00 AM on San Jacinto and Pease Streets, next to the chancery building of the Archdiocese of Galveston- Houston. We hope to count on your participation. Come and let us celebrate Mary together: "The Mother of the true God for whom one lives!”

     

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    ¿No estoy yo aquí, que soy tu madre? Aún resuenan estas palabras en las mentes y en los corazones de quienes lejos de nuestras patrias, encontramos en la Santísima Virgen María el consuelo y el abrazo de una madre siempre cercana a sus hijos. Y es por esta razón que año con año, desde 1972, la Asociación Guadalupana Arquidiocesana los invita a participar en la procesión y misa en honor a nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. La Santa Misa será el día domingo 9 de diciembre a las 12:00pm en el Centro de Convenciones George R. Brown. La misa será presidida por Su Eminencia Daniel Cardenal DiNardo. La procesión rumbo al GRB dará inicio a las 9:00AM en las calles San Jacinto y Pease, a un costado del edificio de la Cancillería de la Arquidiócesis de Galveston-Houston. Esperamos contar con su participación.  ¡Vegan y celebremos juntos a María: “La Madre del verdadero Dios por quien se vive”!


    Para ver el volante, por favor, pulse aquí

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  • Elderly Catholic sisters, brothers, and religious order priests need your help. Years of serving for little or no pay have left a shortage of retirement funds. Your gift helps provide necessities such as medications and nursing care. Please give to the Retirement Fund for Religious collection at Mass this weekend. www.retiredreligious.org.

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  • Jerome’s Hope Retreat The Office of Pro-Life Activities will offer a single day retreat for parents following miscarriage, stillbirth, or early infant loss on Saturday, Dec. 15. This retreat is part of Jerome’s Hope ministry. To register or for more information please contact the Office of Pro-Life Activities at 713-741-8728 or 713-741-3443.

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