On Good Friday, Catholics from all across Houston participated in the sixth annual Way of the Cross, processing in reverent silence from the University of St. Thomas (UST) campus to the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in downtown Houston. Led by the cross, and welcomed by Archbishop Emeritus Joseph A. Fiorenza at the Co-Cathedral, women and men religious, priests, and hundreds of lay people participated in the journey, which spans just over two miles.
According to Pope Francis, the call to priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life is a call to love. The World Day of Prayer for Vocations on April 26 offers the Catholic faithful a chance to pray for those who have lovingly dedicated their lives to God through these vocations, that they remain faithful to their commitments.
Catholic schools, seminarians from St. Mary’s Seminary, married couples searching for spiritual support and young adult Catholics seeking community — the reach of the Shepherd’s Cup Golf Classic is broad and deep, and this year will be no exception.
Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, along with several priests from the Archdiocese, visited Museum of Fine Arts Houston's (MFAH) for a private tour of the "Spectacular Rubens" exhibition led by MFAH Director Gary Tinterow.
Energizing our youth regarding faith isn’t always easy. However when a group of young people take it upon themselves to expand their spiritual development, the process flourishes almost on its own. Students at Kingwood High School did just that by forming a Christian club, F+SHS (Father plus Son and Holy Spirit), with the purpose of sharing their faith with like-minded individuals.
To create living, conscious and active faith lives, the Catholic Church believes it is the combined responsibility of parents, Catholic schools and parishes to provide lifelong formation opportunities. Because the parish is the primary experience of the Church for most Catholics, it becomes the preeminent place for the catechesis of adults, youth and children. (National Directory for Catechesis, 60).
More than 3,000 Catholics from across the state descended upon the 84th Texas Legislature on March 24 for this year’s Catholic Advocacy Day to voice support or opposition to more than 300 pending bills that affect the quality and dignity of life for all walks of life in between conception and natural death.
View an online calendar of upcoming events held by parishes, ministries and organizations Around the Archdiocese and find out how to submit event information for upcoming issues of the Texas Catholic Herald.