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.
“Our lead fish chef begins preparing the farm-raised catfish and we have some volunteers begin the breading,” said Kevin Bradford, Knights of Columbus Council 12955 Grand Knight. “We use a special blend of breading and seasonings to make our catfish taste delicious. After the oil in the fryers is to temperature, we begin frying the fish, fries, hush puppies and breaded shrimp.” The deliciousness hopping into the fryer that Bradford is talking about is at St. Edith Stein Catholic Church in Katy.
Be a "Fashionista" organizing clothing donations for runaway youth, or be "Chef for a Day" helping to assemble nutritious meals for children struggling with food insecurities — these are just a couple of the activities volunteers will be doing on Saturday, March 28, when they participate in the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart's fourth annual day of service known as Caritas Day.
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.