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Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

February 28, 2012

Catholic Relief Services’ Operation Rice Bowl invites all to take action this Lent

Lent started Feb. 22 as did Operation Rice Bowl, a Lenten enrichment program sponsored by Catholic Relief Services, the international relief agency of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

February 28, 2012

Is your parish going to see the Pope in Mexico or Cuba?

Pope Benedict XVI has announced a trip to Cuba and Mexico this spring. The Holy Father will visit the city of Leon in Guanajuato, Mexico, March 23 to 25.

February 28, 2012

Hit the links for the Bishop Rizzotto Golf Classic, March 8

Help support the retired priests, religious and elders of St. Dominic Village, the Archdiocese’s only nursing care facility, by registering for the ninth annual Bishop Rizzotto Golf Classic

February 28, 2012

Houstonian named next auxiliary bishop of Galveston-Houston

Pope Benedict XVI named Houston native Monsignor George A. Sheltz, 65, to be the new auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, Feb. 21.

February 28, 2012

Notre Dame Glee Club to sing in Houston, March 11

The all-male Notre Dame Glee Club, one of the preeminent collegiate chorus ensembles in the United States, will perform in Houston at 7 p.m., March 11 at the Parsley Center on the campus of Strake Jesuit.

February 28, 2012

Celebration for the Feast of St. Patrick and the founding of the Knights of Columbus, March 10

St. Thomas More Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus will celebrate the Feast of St. Patrick and the 130th anniversary of the founding of the Knights of Columbus by the Irish-born American, Father Michael J. McGivney with a special choir presentation entitled, “In March, Everyone’s Irish.”

February 28, 2012

Cardinal’s Circle seeks to close funding gap for urban schools

With the funds her school received last year from “The Cardinal’s Circle for Excellence,” Kitty Costello, principal of Our Lady of Guadalupe School, was able to replace old textbooks and help pay for a part-time art teacher.

February 28, 2012

St. Mary Magdalene Church in Humble celebrates 100 years with Mass

Daniel Cardinal DiNardo was the main celebrant of a Mass honoring the 100th anniversary of St. Mary Magdalene Church, Feb. 11. Father Michael Carmody, St. Mary Magdalene pastor, concelebrated the Mass. Former pastors, including retired Msgr. Paul Procella and Msgr. Adam McClosky (pastor of All Saints Church in Houston), were among the other concelebrants.

February 28, 2012

A timeline of the HHS mandate

On Feb. 10, the Catholic bishops of the United States called for a renewed effort to change the Department of Health and Human Services’ mandate requiring religious employers to provide health care coverage of services that oppose religious teachings.

February 28, 2012

First U.S. Ordinariate for former Anglicans launches with inaugural Mass in Houston

With the reading of a papal pronouncement and the presentation of the miter and crozier — symbols of his new pastoral office — Monsignor Jeffrey Steenson, a Houston-based priest and professor, officially became the head of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter at an historic Mass at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Houston.

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