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Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

January 24, 2016

Order of Malta to coordinate Archdiocesan Anointing Mass set for Feb. 13

The Order of Malta is coordinating the eighth annual Mass for the Anointing of the Sick to be celebrated by Auxiliary Bishop George A Sheltz and concelebrated by Father Luke Millette, associate chaplain of the Order of Malta. The Mass will be held at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 1111 St. Joseph Pkwy. in downtown Houston on Saturday, Feb. 13, at 9:30 a.m.

January 24, 2016

Amistad Houston empowers community to raise awareness, fight against human trafficking

The United Nations International Labor Organization estimates that more than 21 million adults and children worldwide are victims of human trafficking. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Houston, due, in part to our city’s demographics and geography, is one of the largest destinations and hubs for human trafficking in the United States.

January 12, 2016

Archdiocesan ‘Merciful like the Father’ art contest now open

The Archdiocese is holding an art contest to mark the Extraordinary Jubilee of the Year of Mercy.

January 12, 2016

Office of Aging takes papal words of wisdom to heart

When it comes to the quality of care of older Americans, age 65 and over, the Office of Aging of the Archdiocese takes to heart the words of wisdom by Pope Benedict XVI: “It’s beautiful to be old…The quality of a society, I’d say a civilization, is judged by how well it treats its elderly.” (November 2012, Rome).

January 12, 2016

Catholic Charities summit, gathering to focus on local, national poverty issues

Two Archdiocesan-wide events will highlight Poverty Awareness Month, as designated each January by the United States Council of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to draw attention to the plight of poverty in America.

January 12, 2016

Catholic Schools Week celebrates communities of faith, knowledge, service

Catholic schools around the nation will band together to observe the contribution that these institutions of education make to the world around us. Along with many U.S. Catholic schools, the Archdiocese will celebrate Catholic Schools Week from Jan. 31 to Feb. 6. This year’s theme for this annual occasion is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.”

January 12, 2016

National Association of Pastoral Musicians Convention coming to Houston

Music ministers rejoice — the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston will be hosting the National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM) conference, July 11 to 16.

January 12, 2016

Cardinal DiNardo honors almost 200 marriages at 50th Annual Wedding Anniversary Mass

For Robert and Donna Stokes it was love at first sight when they met more than 50 years ago while standing in a cafeteria line at the University of Houston. Ten months later, they were married at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Galveston.

January 12, 2016

Marriage annulment process simplified

With the opening of the Year of Mercy on Dec. 8 came changes to the marriage annulment process throughout the world.

January 12, 2016

Pope Francis house dedicated at volunteer gathering

Every Saturday from Sept. 19 through Oct. 17, groups of Catholic young adults ages 18 to 35 spent their day building a house in honor of Pope Francis. On Dec. 19, many of the 300 volunteers returned for the blessing and dedication of Pope Francis House, presided by Msgr. Frank Rossi, pastor of St. Michael Church in Houston. In addition, the volunteers had the opportunity to meet the family who will be moving into the home.

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