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Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

March 27, 2020

Pope announces extraordinary 'urbi et orbi' blessing March 27

In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis said he will give an extraordinary blessing "urbi et orbi" (to the city and the world) at 6 p.m. Rome time March 27.

March 27, 2020

The Pope's March 27 Homily at Extraordinary ‘Urbi et Orbi’ Blessing

“You ask us not to be afraid. Yet our faith is weak and we are fearful. But you, Lord, will not leave us at the mercy of the storm.”

March 27, 2020

COVID-19 is not God's judgment, but a call to live differently, pope says

The worldwide coronavirus pandemic is not God's judgment on humanity, but God's call on people to judge what is most important to them and resolve to act accordingly from now on, Pope Francis said.

March 25, 2020

Catholic Charities feeds hungry families and aids clients during pandemic

Workshop on importance of filling out U.S. census goes online

March 10, 2020

Archdiocese joins efforts to limit spread of coronavirus

The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston joined other Catholic communities around the world in taking precautions to guard against the spread of the coronavirus and reminding parishioners to take commonsense steps related to hygiene in their personal lives.

March 10, 2020

Parishes, communities urged to participate in 2020 U.S. Census

For every man, woman or child not counted in the 2020 Census, Harris County stands to lose $10,000 in federal money over 10 years for each person missing in the tally. That translates into millions of dollars in lost services and opportunities for the community as a whole, according to Houston In Action, a coalition of more than 50 city and county organizations working together to ensure a complete count of the region’s population.

March 10, 2020

Sixth-annual Young Adult Day focuses on the ‘burning heart’ in all phases of young life

Young adults ages 18 to 39 are invited for a day of fellowship, music, prayer and workshops at the sixth-annual Young Adult Day. It is set for Saturday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at St. Jerome Catholic Church, located at 8825 Kempwood Dr. in Houston.

March 10, 2020

Once a cop, longtime advocate Sister O’Connell now leads Archdiocesan office for social concerns

Dominican sister at the helm of social justice ministries looks to continue to serve God’s people

March 10, 2020

Angela House opens doors to new life after prison

Angela House offers compassionate and holistic comprehensive care for women who were recently released from prison. Through the combined efforts of staff, volunteers and community supporters, the women that call Angela House home are inspired to take the crucial steps of re-envisioning and rebuilding their lives, opening doors to a new life after prison.

March 10, 2020

Upcoming St. Joseph altar celebrations continue beloved Sicilian tradition

A centuries-old Italian tradition comes alive once again at parishes throughout the Archdiocese. Parishioners celebrate the feast of St. Joseph in March with elaborate St. Joseph Altars that honor the patron of Sicily and the poor.

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