The Order of Malta is coordinating the eighth annual Mass for the Anointing of the Sick to be celebrated by Auxiliary Bishop George A Sheltz and concelebrated by Father Luke Millette, associate chaplain of the Order of Malta. The Mass will be held at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 1111 St. Joseph Pkwy. in downtown Houston on Saturday, Feb. 13, at 9:30 a.m.
The United Nations International Labor Organization estimates that more than 21 million adults and children worldwide are victims of human trafficking. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Houston, due, in part to our city’s demographics and geography, is one of the largest destinations and hubs for human trafficking in the United States.
When it comes to the quality of care of older Americans, age 65 and over, the Office of Aging of the Archdiocese takes to heart the words of wisdom by Pope Benedict XVI: “It’s beautiful to be old…The quality of a society, I’d say a civilization, is judged by how well it treats its elderly.” (November 2012, Rome).
Two Archdiocesan-wide events will highlight Poverty Awareness Month, as designated each January by the United States Council of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to draw attention to the plight of poverty in America.
Catholic schools around the nation will band together to observe the contribution that these institutions of education make to the world around us. Along with many U.S. Catholic schools, the Archdiocese will celebrate Catholic Schools Week from Jan. 31 to Feb. 6. This year’s theme for this annual occasion is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.”
For Robert and Donna Stokes it was love at first sight when they met more than 50 years ago while standing in a cafeteria line at the University of Houston. Ten months later, they were married at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Galveston.
Every Saturday from Sept. 19 through Oct. 17, groups of Catholic young adults ages 18 to 35 spent their day building a house in honor of Pope Francis. On Dec. 19, many of the 300 volunteers returned for the blessing and dedication of Pope Francis House, presided by Msgr. Frank Rossi, pastor of St. Michael Church in Houston. In addition, the volunteers had the opportunity to meet the family who will be moving into the home.
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.