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May 28, 2019

Pursuing a life in service of the faith: Seven new Archdiocesan priests to be ordained in June

Transitional Deacons Jose Rodrigo Alonso Gonzalez, Ricardo Arriola Gonzalez, Justin Michael Cormie, David Michael Moses, Kingsley Nwoko, Ryan Andrew Stawaisz and “Vincent” Thinh Trân will be ordained at a Mass at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart on June 1.

May 28, 2019

Bishop Sheltz: Newly ordained transitional deacons called to be ‘great witnesses of His love in service’

The Ordination of Transitional Deacons, held Saturday, May 18 at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, brought three men to the next step in their journey to the priesthood. Mark Andrew Hebert, Thuc Huu Nguyen and Eduardo Ivan Rivera, CSB, were ordained to the Sacred Order of the Diaconate through the imposition of hands and the invocation of the Holy Spirit by Auxiliary Bishop George A. Sheltz.

May 28, 2019

Faithful rally after storms flood St. Martha School

St. Martha Catholic School in Kingwood was impacted by major flooding after heavy rains pushed two to four inches of rain into the school buildings when at least 10 inches of rain fell May 7. Water from nearby Ben’s Branch flooded the playground, school and parish campus with 10 inches of rain. Photo by James Ramos/Herald.

May 28, 2019

Seminar guides seniors to modify homes as they age

The Office of Aging Ministry helped organize a seminar for seniors, with the first held May 15 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church. About 100 attendees from more than 15 different churches participated.

May 28, 2019

San José Clinic honors volunteer health providers at 12th annual Art With Heart

San José Clinic, a 97-year-old health clinic for the underserved in the Houston metropolitan area, recently held their 12th annual Art with Heart fundraising event at the Bayou City Ballroom in downtown Houston. The May 2 event honored the clinic’s volunteer dental and medical providers, represented by James Lloyd, D.D.S. and Mary Neal, M.D., with the Portrait of Compassion Award.

May 28, 2019

Through the lens of prayer, deacons are formed for a lifetime of service, ministry

Forming men who serve Christ and the Church in ordained ministry as a permanent deacon requires looking through the lens of prayer. Whether a man is currently in formation, recently ordained, or has been ordained for half his lifetime. One of 60 ministries supported by the Diocesan Services Fund (DSF), the Office of the Permanent Diaconate benefits greatly through the generous contributions of the faithful.

May 28, 2019

With an eye on Tokyo 2020, world record sprinter Boling puts national spotlight on Houston's Strake Jesuit

Faith keeps Strake Jesuit’s Matthew Boling humble even with newfound sprinting fame

May 28, 2019

HENRITZE: Virtue - Seeking and doing what is good

Many dictionaries define the word “good” as either an adjective, an attribute or a quality one has, or as a noun, used to identify what someone is. Yet in the Catechism, the word good is described as a verb, it is something one does.

May 28, 2019

NGUYEN: Blessed Virgin Mary - Live truth, live love!

Besides many well respected qualities in mothers, loving protection seems to stand out the most. Mothers, no matter how dangerous the environment they are in, the first thought comes to their mind is the safety of their children, even if it costs them their own lives. That is the heart of the mother.

May 28, 2019

MCNEILLIE: The joy of vocation - A lifetime of preparation

Saturday, June 1, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo is set to ordain seven men to the priesthood. This is the largest priestly ordination in decades. While that fact alone is exciting, it’s not the deepest reason to be joyful. What’s deeply joyful about this year’s ordination is something present at every ordination — the joy of vocation.

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