“Prepare ye the way of the Lord!” (Mark 1:3). Life is full of beautiful moments, which come to fruition after serious and conscious preparation: the moment when a groom sees his beautiful bride for the first time on the day of their wedding, a festive meal with family and friends during a holiday, or an inspiring commencement speech.
From Huntsville to Nassau Bay, parishes are opening their doors for special hours for the Catholic faithful to encounter Jesus Christ in the Sacrament of Penance, also known as reconciliation or confession.
The annual Retirement Fund for Religious collection will be held Dec. 7 to 8 in parishes of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. The parish-based appeal is coordinated by the National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO), and proceeds help hundreds of U.S. religious communities to care for aging members. Some 30,000 senior Catholic sisters, brothers and religious order priests benefit.
Colorfully costumed dancers and music highlight the annual Archdiocesan Celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe set for Sunday, Dec. 8 in downtown Houston. Up to 1,000 Danzantes and Matachines (indigenous folk dancers), wearing elaborate headpieces and traditional Aztec-style dress, will process from 1700 San Jacinto St. to the George R. Brown (GRB) Convention Center.
In late June, the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston received an allegation of abuse against Most Reverend George A. Sheltz, our Auxiliary Bishop and Chancellor. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has determined that the allegation against Bishop Sheltz is manifestly unfounded. Bishop Sheltz is now restored to full public ministry.
The St. Mary, Star of the Sea statue atop St. Mary Cathedral Basilica (2011 Church St., Galveston, Texas 77550) was temporarily removed Sept. 24 from the church building structure for restoration and is available for public visitation.
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