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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

December 11, 2018

A Shepherd's Message - Dec. 11, 2018

The beginning of the Church Year always reaches out in hope to the end and fulfillment of all things - to the end and completion of all of us.

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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Upcoming Events Full Calendar

  • 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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  • The Office of Pro-Life Activities will offer the next Rachel’s Vineyard retreat of post-abortion healing on the weekend of January 4-6, 2019. This retreat is part of Project Rachel’s ministry. All inquiries and registrations are strictly confidential. To register or for more information, please contact the Office of Pro-Life Activities at 713-741-8728 or 713-741-3443 or email at

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  • The Archdiocese will honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and remember his call to achieve peace through service to one another. Daniel Cardinal DiNardo will be the principal celebrant and Deacon Phillip Jackson of Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church will be the homilist.  A reception will follow in the Cathedral Centre.

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  • Come and be a pilgrim, joining in the spirituality of communion with millions of young people from across the world. We invite you to join us in our local World Youth Day celebration concurrent with the gathering in Panama on January 26-27th. We are one of five cities in the US that will be hosting a regional celebration. 

    Our celebration will include:

    • Saints’ relics including St. Oscar Romero, St. Theresa of Calcutta, St. Francis Cabrini, St. Vincent de Paul, St. John Vianney, St. Elizabeth Anne Seton and more.

    • 20 workshops presented in English or Spanish        

    • Multicultural music performances including Polish, Matachines, Folkloric dances and more.

    • Overnight adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (for those who want to experience what means to be a pilgrim in WYD)

    • WYD address of Pope Francis to young people

    • Eucharist and Sacrament of Reconciliation

    • Fellowship, food and more surprises 

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