With his back to the ground, Steven Lopez’s shoulder had popped out of its socket once again. In the middle of the bronze medal match of the 2015 Pan American Games, trainers held the three-time Olympic medalist’s arm steady, pushing the dislocated arm back into place.
For the first time in its 40-year history, the National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM) will host a national convention in Houston, July 11-16. The milestone event will also mark a historical collaboration with another conference celebrating liturgy and culture.
Current data estimates that Hispanic Catholics make up about 40 percent of Catholics in the United States. In our own Archdiocese, the percentage of Hispanic Catholics as of 2010 was a staggering 69 percent and projected to rise to 78.5 percent by the year 2030.
I would like to start by saying that the answer is no, you are not alone. There is a specific office that responds to this need for young adults. We also have the support of a team call Pastoral de Conjunto (Pascon). These are young adults who have given themselves to God through service to Pastoral Juvenil Hispana. They are young adults trained, and still carrying a continuous and comprehensive formation.
The Archdiocesan Youth Conference (AYC) gathers participants from all over the local Church of Galveston-Houston and is the largest evangelizing event for older adolescents annually hosted by the Office of Adolescent Catechesis and Evangelization.
What began with a prayer to God, led by Pastor of Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church Father Sean Horrigan, that the Holy Spirit would “come upon the messengers of the world to bring peace among us while bringing us closer to the land of Your Son,” led to an enlightening hour and a half discussion about the history of the Holy Land and the 5,000 Christians currently living in Jerusalem
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.