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June 11, 2019

‘Bittersweet’ reunion, Mass celebrates St. Peter the Apostle School’s 77 years

A mix of generations, including students from the 1960s and Dominican Sisters of Houston who taught, enjoyed a bittersweet reunion May 29 at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School closing after 77 years because of low enrollment and financial issues.

June 11, 2019

Café Catholica marks 20 years of young adult ministry

Developing thriving young adult ministry programs designed to speak to the needs and spiritual growth of those ages 18 to 39 became more important. Now, in places like the Archdiocese, they’re a vibrant array of lectures, meet-ups, discussion groups and prayer sessions. And one of the most popular is the annual Café Catholica series.

June 11, 2019

Celebrating 72 years by walking 500 miles on The Camino

Few people would bring in their 72nd birthday by embarking on a 500-mile journey across Europe. Deacon Jack Alexander is doing just this for his birthday on Sept. 12 — day eight of his 500-mile pilgrimage walking El Camino de Santiago, or The Way of St. James. This will be Deacon Alexander’s third time walking, but the first time he will complete the full 500-mile stretch.

June 11, 2019

T-Minus 50 days until 2019 Archdiocesan Prayer Breakfast with NASA legend Gene Kranz

With T-minus 50 days until the 2019 Archdiocesan Prayer Breakfast, ticket sales continue for the event that will feature former NASA flight director, fighter pilot and flight test engineer Gene Kranz.

June 11, 2019

From head to heart: Drawing people into greater communion with Christ and each other

When it comes to forming Catholics in their faith or those who are searching for a church home, the Church recognizes that catechesis needs to be preceded by evangelization — going beyond head knowledge to the conversion of the heart. This draws people into a realization of the divine activity already in their lives through an encounter with Jesus Christ.

June 11, 2019

Celebrating the Class of 2019

Graduation has come and for high school seniors, this is the summit of their childhood education. This summer these seniors will pack their bags and prepare to tackle their next climb — college, careers and life beyond high school.

June 11, 2019

TOROK: Seeking God through the beauty of Christian art

One year when the retreat fell on my birthday, a team member who was an artist by hobby gave me a sketch he had drawn as a birthday gift. It was an image of a man at a potter’s wheel. I kept the sketch in a place where I could periodically pause and pray with it.

June 11, 2019

KARASZEWSKI: Christus Vivit -- Was it written for me?

Christus Vivit!, or Christ is Alive! is the post-Synodal apostolic exhortation written by Pope Francis to youth and young adults and the entire people of God as a result of a three-year process of listening to young people around the globe.

June 11, 2019

GARCIA-LUENSE: The meaning of the Most Holy Trinity

As the annual observance of the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity approaches on June 16 this year, I find myself again reflecting on what the Catechism calls “the central mystery of Christian faith and life” (no. 234). It is not just an esoteric theological definition of interest only to academic elites, but influences our daily faith and lived spirituality.

June 11, 2019

Catholics called to action in June for religious freedom

Catholics across the country are encouraged to participate in “Religious Freedom Week 2019: Strength in Hope” June 22 to 29.

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