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.
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.
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.
Holy Family Catholic School is one of the oldest Catholic schools in Texas. The school’s present-day site is where, in 1847, the Ursuline Academy was established as the first Catholic school for girls in the state.
Sister Ethel Puno, CCVI, made her Perpetual Profession of Vows as a Sister of Charity of the Incarnate Word at Villa de Matel. Archbishop Emeritus Joseph A. Fiorenza was the presider at the Eucharistic celebration. Concelebrants were Father Tom Byrne, Father Hung Tran, Father Reuben Nwankwor, Father Binh Ta and Father Lawrence Jozwiak.
With the first Sunday of Advent around the corner, Nov. 27, English-language Masses in the United States are all supposed to follow the updated language in the third edition of the Roman Missal. People’s tongues will undoubtedly trip over some of the changes.
With all the excitement of the implementation of the Roman Missal taking place on Nov. 27, you may have forgotten that this First Sunday of Advent also brings about another important yearly milestone of the Church.
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