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February 26, 2019

2019 DSF Encourages faithful to bind together to do good works, share resources

In the final chapter of Hebrews, followers of Jesus are instructed to continue to do good works and share resources with those who are in need. By supporting the 2019 Diocesan Services Fund (DSF) annual campaign, “Do Not Neglect to Share What You Have,” the faithful in the Archdiocese have an opportunity bind together to help thousands of people living in their own communities.

February 26, 2019

St. Anthony in Danbury celebrates after reaching parish IGNITE goal

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Danbury celebrated Jan. 29 after parish officials said the “little parish with a big heart” met and exceeded their IGNITE goal. The parish, whose history began more than 100 years ago, embraced its role in the $150 million IGNITE: “Our Faith, Our Mission” Capital Campaign. Currently, St. Anthony has raised 103 percent of the goal with pledges still being made.

February 26, 2019

Celebrating 16 years of raising funds with friends at Bishop Rizzotto Golf Classic

Sixteen years ago when Bishop Vincent Rizzotto and then-CEO of St. Dominic Village Susan Stromatt chatted about starting a golf tournament, they didn’t realize they would raise more than $1 million over the years to help elderly residents of the Archdiocese’s senior care community.

February 26, 2019

Racing through downtown for Catholic education: Spirits high as Steps for Students 5K raises thousands

Drizzly, cloudy weather may have prevented plans for a skydiver to land at Steps for Students 5K Run/Walk right before the Feb. 16 start blast, but it didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of more than 10,000 registered runners and walkers.

February 26, 2019

Sisters from Frassati journey with Christ in Panama, Austin

In January, the Frassati Catholic High School community embarked on two pilgrimages, both providing formative opportunities. In the two journeys, the Frassati Catholic community was represented, not only physically, but also in the prayers, intentions and petitions of those who participated.

February 26, 2019

St. Joseph Altar highlights Sicilian culture, tradition

Parishioners throughout the Archdiocese are celebrating the feast of St. Joseph in March by creating elaborate St. Joseph Altars that honor the patron of Sicily and the poor.

February 26, 2019

Ready to play: Archdiocesan student-athletes sign Letters of Intent

Athletes from several of the Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese signed letters of intent to play sports with a college or university.

February 26, 2019

HENRITZE: Witness -- A Catholic Mission Camp helps youth serve

It is not enough for parishes and youth ministries to provide young people with an opportunity to encounter Jesus Christ. We must also provide them with the formation and tools to live as authentic witnesses to the Gospel.

February 26, 2019

CIESIELSKI: Partnering with parishes for end-of-life planning

The Office of Aging Ministry has been charged with providing additional information and outreach to “Boomers” with a focus on caregiving support and end-of-life planning. With that lens as our focus, the Office of Aging Ministry partners with parishes to provide end-of-life education and resources. One of these efforts began by first listening to end-of-life concerns from seniors.

February 26, 2019

JOHNSON: Timeless Order, Timely Mission - Dominicans return to the University of Houston

From the latter 13th Century when St. Thomas Aquinas engaged in academic debates at the University of Paris to the present age, the Order of Preachers (Dominicans) has always felt at home on campuses throughout the world. Dominican friars and sisters continued that tradition at the Catholic Newman Center on the main campus of the University of Houston for several decades beginning in the 1950s.

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