The Catholic Church in the United States will celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week Jan. 13 to 19. The annual event earmarks a time for parishes to consider their role in promoting the role of priests, deacons and religious order brothers and sisters to Catholics deciding on their future.
Cada año después del día de Acción de Gracias en los Estados Unidos contamos con el conocido “Black Friday,” apoteósica ocasion que nos ofrece la oportunidad de comprar una gran variedad de productos a precios a veces increíbles, todo para procurar que demos y recibamos también regalos de otras personas en Navidad.
Every year, the day after Thanksgiving in the United States we have the now-famous “Black Friday,” a day in which we have the opportunity to purchase a variety of products at sometimes incredible prices to assist us in obtaining gifts to give to others for Christmas.
In the midst of all the usual non-spiritual preparations of the season — decorating, buying of gifts, cleaning, cooking, etc. — the Church invites us to spiritually prepare ourselves to celebrate the nativity of our Lord. Beyond the hustle and bustle that accompanies the season in an increasingly secularized culture lies a message of ultimate love: the nativity reminds us of God’s faithful love for us, of his promise of old that a Savior would be sent to redeem us. For us who are called to live on this world, but not belong to it (2 Cor 10:3), responding to this message requires an intentional preparation.
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.