The Texas Catholic Herald

Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

December 6, 2011

5 minutes with Father Michael Buentello, Teaching ‘goodness, discipline and knowledge’

He considers himself an avid outdoorsman. He enjoys time on his kayak, fishing, camping, cycling and hiking. But what Father Michael Buentello, C.S.B, loves the most and something that brings plenty of joy in his life is a BBQ smoker that his family gave him a few years ago.

December 6, 2011

The joy of volunteering

Are you a volunteer at your parish? If so, why do you volunteer? Many people who have taken their baptismal call very seriously take time out of their very busy schedule to serve others through ministries in their parish. Some people spend a couple of hours volunteering, some are gone from their home and families for a week at a time to serve in various ministries. What makes people volunteer with such joy?

December 6, 2011

Open to life from the beginning

The young man stands at the front, dressed to the nines, looking sharp. But clearly feeling exposed and uneasy, he seems not to know what to do with his hands, nor which foot to stand on.

December 6, 2011

Jesse Tree: Advent custom traces geneology of Jesus

While they still don’t receive the recognition of well-known traditions like the Advent calendar, Jesse Trees are very much taking root in parishes and households in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.

December 6, 2011

Antiphons are pillars of prayer during Advent

During the last days of Advent, it is part of the Church’s tradition to add the “O Antiphons” — the seven prayers that form the basis for the familiar Advent hymn, “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” — to prayer.

November 22, 2011

A unique calling: Consecrated virginity

Nhung Thi Pham, a member of Our Lady of Lavang Church, becomes fourth consecrated virgin in Archdiocese.

November 22, 2011

Annual collection supports 34,000 retired sisters, brothers, priests

The 24th annual collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious will be taken up Dec. 10 and 11 in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. Sponsored by the National Religious Retirement Office in Washington, D.C., the appeal asks Catholics to share in the care of more than 34,000 women and men religious past age 70.

November 22, 2011

Being Thankful, giving back

As we near Thanksgiving Day, many tend to reflect on the abudance of blessings in one’s life. Thanksgiving often prompts people of faith to help those in need during the holiday season. The Herald asked several organizations and agencies to share opportunities for local Catholics to bless others during Thanksgiving — or any time of year.

November 22, 2011

Six Asian cultures come together for annual Mass

The annual Asian Mass celebrates the diversity of Asian Catholics in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.

November 22, 2011

Rich history part of Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration

Thousands have gathered and followed in procession for the annual Archdiocesan celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe over many decades. The end result is always the same — a faithful community showing their strong devotion to the Patroness of the Americas.

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