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Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

December 8, 2015

Jubilee Indulgences: What does it mean and what to do

The Year of Mercy begins on Dec. 8 and ends on Nov. 20, 2016, the Solemnity of Christ the King. To signify the path to a new and eternal life, which was opened to humanity by Jesus, Holy Doors will be opened throughout the Archdiocese.

November 24, 2015

Schools, committee prepare to grow annual Steps for Students race as new decade begins

Online registration is open for the upcoming Steps for Students 5K Run, now in its 11th year.

November 24, 2015

Catholic Schools students honor Veterans Day

Schools throughout the Archdiocese honored our military on Veterans Day Nov. 11.

November 24, 2015

Port Chaplaincy finds new ways to form ‘Fishers of Men’

As Jesus instructs each of his followers to make disciples of all nations, to be “fishers of men,” the Gospel message is to be delivered to all ends of the earth — land, air and sea. The Port Chaplaincy of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is following this command by offering sacramental and pastoral care to the Catholic seafarers from around the world who enter the ports in Galveston, Barbour’s Cut and the Port of Houston.

November 24, 2015

International Diaconate Conference celebrates 50-year anniversary

Deacons "from the altars to the streets" serve the mission of the Church while working in the secular world and upholding the holy Sacrament of Marriage, discussed 600 deacons and their wives at the International Diaconate Conference (IDC) in Rome.

November 24, 2015

Little saint of mercy draws crowds of faithful

Catholics from all across Gulf Coast filled the pews of three Houston Catholic churches for a chance to venerate the youngest saint ever canonized by the Catholic Church. Inspired by Pope Francis’ proclamation of a Holy Year of Mercy, which begins next month on Dec. 8, 11-year-old St. Maria Goretti’s major relics traveled to 20 states on what was called a “pilgrimage of mercy.”

November 24, 2015

Our Lady of Guadalupe lights up Catholic Hispanic community

The organizer of this year's downtown procession and festivities in celebration of the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe expects a strong turn out as more groups of dancers and singers have come on board for the 42nd anniversary.

November 24, 2015

A ‘beacon of Christ’s mercy,’ St. Faustina Church breaks ground in Fulshear

The newest parish in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston recently took another major step in its journey.

November 24, 2015

RV trip brings together religious, high school students for Vocations Awareness Week

With the goal of promoting a desire among high school students to learn more about the vocations of men and women religious, an RV dubbed the ‘Vocations Van’ traveled to five different Catholic high schools during National Vocations Awareness Week Nov. 2 to 6.

November 24, 2015

Jubilee helps spread forgiveness throughout the world

On ​​​​May 15, Pope Francis announced an extraordinary jubilee, a Holy Year of Mercy ​from ​Dec. 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception ​until Nov. 20, 2016, the Sunday dedicated to Christ the King.

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