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Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

February 7, 2016

Four ways to have a more faithful, more merciful Lent

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 10 — a day of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. At Mass, a cross of ashes is place on the foreheads of Catholics to replicate an ancient penitential practice and symbolizes our dependence upon God’s mercy and forgiveness, according to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

February 7, 2016

DSF 2016: ‘His Mercy Endures Forever’ for more than 50 years

As the Diocesan Services Fund (DSF) reaches its 50th anniversary this year, the continued commitment to stewardship by the faithful of the Archdiocese demonstrates that God’s mercy endures forever.

January 24, 2016

Catholic Charities equips others to better their own lives

The mission of Catholic Charities for over 70 years has been about providing God’s love and forgiveness to people of all ages and walks of life. To help people in need to create better lives for themselves and their families.

January 24, 2016

UST/Archdiocesan Essay Contest reveals key to Christ

There’s a door with no doorknob, and Christ is knocking. Yet, you already have the key to let Christ in. Explain.

January 24, 2016

Holy relics of St. Anthony of Padua to tour Archdiocese

After successful visits to America, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia, two first-class relics of St. Anthony of Padua will return to the United States for a 10-day tour of the Archdiocese from Feb. 19 to Feb. 28.

January 24, 2016

Faith, discipline help Houston runners find solid ground

When 26,000 runners took to Houston's streets for the Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon, a few hundred seemed to have an extra spirited stride.

January 24, 2016

Everyone is invited to participate in Steps for Students

Steps for Students is a community event that takes place on Saturday, Feb. 20, and is comprised of a 5K Run/Walk (8 a.m.), a Post-Race party (9 a.m.) and the Steps Sunrise Mass (6:30 a.m.) at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in downtown Houston.

January 24, 2016

Order of Malta to coordinate Archdiocesan Anointing Mass set for Feb. 13

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.

January 24, 2016

Amistad Houston empowers community to raise awareness, fight against human trafficking

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.

January 12, 2016

Archdiocesan ‘Merciful like the Father’ art contest now open

The Archdiocese is holding an art contest to mark the Extraordinary Jubilee of the Year of Mercy.

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