With more than 18,000 high-school Catholic youth and close to 25,000 middle-school-aged Catholic youth in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, a renewed vision has led to a recent name change for the youth department, the Office of Adolescent Catechesis and Evangelization (OACE).
Gaby Nieto from St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church told her story to a group of local reporters and members of the Houston community on Tuesday, April 23, when she joined Daniel Cardinal DiNardo and other community leaders in the name of immigration reform.
The historical account of the miraculous apparition of “La Morenita,” whose image emblazoned on the cloak of the indigenous saint in one of the most famous portraits in history, takes on added significance as Catholics seek her special intercession as the star of the new evangelization. The is the second in a series of Marian Apparitions.
The fourth annual Archdiocesan Prayer Breakfast, featuring keynote speaker Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, will be held Friday, July 26, at 7:30 a.m. at the Hilton Americas in downtown Houston.
The annual gathering for directors of the Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States (April 16 to 18), convened by National Director Father Andrew Small, OMI and hosted by the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, blended an affirmation of the vital work of directors, an emphasis on the centrality of mission in this Year of Faith and — the message offered most often by presenters — a call for greater support of the mission churches.
In 2008, Deacon Joe Hensley decided to combine his love of riding with his love of the Word of God. He met with (now) deacons Gus Camacho and Sid Cammeresi and they decided to form a new motorcycle club named the Iron Deacons.
The Office of Evangelization and Catechesis (OEC) serves the Archdiocese in directing and moderating the evangelizing and catechetical activity of Galveston-Houston in order to draw people into a deeper communion and intimacy with Jesus Christ.
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