As we prepare to celebrate the Year of Faith, which begins on Oct. 11, we are called to renew our personal relationship with Jesus Christ and recommit ourselves to the Church. At the same time, we live in a secular world which seems to have a stronghold on the ability to influence people of all ages. As Catholics living both in the Church and in society, we may want to consider that the most natural setting for evangelization to happen is precisely where so much of our daily lives are lived — at work. Since many of us typically invest half, or more than half, of our entire lives earning a living, why not focus on renewing ourselves, while evangelizing others, in the place sometimes referred to as our “second home."
Summer has come to a close and school sessions have begun. Although the largest gathering of high school youth for the Archdiocese occurred in mid July (the Archdiocesan Youth Conference), the experience was designed to be far reaching beyond the one three-day event.
Sister Anita Brenek is a sister of the Congregation of Divine Providence based in San Antonio, Texas. She is the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston’s new Associate Director in the Office of Vocations. After serving for 12 years as her Congregation’s formation director, she was ready for a change.
A comprehensive roadmap that helps to shape the future of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston will be one step closer to reality when the Archdiocese unveils the Pastoral Plan Pathways to the faithful sometime in September.
With the 2012 fall election on the horizon, voters are closely examining and pondering pertinent social issues. Among those in the deciding electorate are the Catholic voters, who are called to follow their consciences as they participate in political life as faithful citizens.
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