The Year of Mercy begins on Dec. 8 and ends on Nov. 20, 2016, the Solemnity of Christ the King. To signify the path to a new and eternal life, which was opened to humanity by Jesus, Holy Doors will be opened throughout the Archdiocese.
As Jesus instructs each of his followers to make disciples of all nations, to be “fishers of men,” the Gospel message is to be delivered to all ends of the earth — land, air and sea. The Port Chaplaincy of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is following this command by offering sacramental and pastoral care to the Catholic seafarers from around the world who enter the ports in Galveston, Barbour’s Cut and the Port of Houston.
Deacons "from the altars to the streets" serve the mission of the Church while working in the secular world and upholding the holy Sacrament of Marriage, discussed 600 deacons and their wives at the International Diaconate Conference (IDC) in Rome.
Catholics from all across Gulf Coast filled the pews of three Houston Catholic churches for a chance to venerate the youngest saint ever canonized by the Catholic Church. Inspired by Pope Francis’ proclamation of a Holy Year of Mercy, which begins next month on Dec. 8, 11-year-old St. Maria Goretti’s major relics traveled to 20 states on what was called a “pilgrimage of mercy.”
The organizer of this year's downtown procession and festivities in celebration of the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe expects a strong turn out as more groups of dancers and singers have come on board for the 42nd anniversary.
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.