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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.