The Vatican has called for the 48th World Day of Prayer for Vocations to be observed May 15, the fourth Sunday of Easter, commonly known as Good Shepherd Sunday. Pope Benedict XVI set the theme for the occasion, "Proposing Vocations in the Local Church," in his message for the World Day of Prayer for Vocations.
There is an old expression about a mother always on her knees, laboring for her children. Paula Spear said she is a testament to that, but besides her “24/7” workload as a guardian, she is constantly praying for all of the infants she has cared for through Catholic Charities foster care services.
Inspired after attending the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., a few years ago, Houston lawyer and Archdiocesan Development board member Brock Akers brought an idea home with him.
On April 29, the Dynamo squares off against the D.C. United at 7:30 p.m. during the Archdiocese of Galveston- Houston’s Night at the Dynamo. Fans are encouraged to attend the Dynamo game in support of Catholic education.
Daniel Cardinal DiNardo will celebrate an Archdiocesan Mass of Thanksgiving for the Beatification of John Paul II on May 1 at 9 a.m. at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 1111 St. Joseph Pkwy., Houston.
The national Catholic Home Missions Appeal is May 1 at parishes in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. There are 87 Catholic home mission dioceses in the United States. Whether due to the rugged terrain or the poverty of the population, these dioceses are for the most part unable to fund by themselves the most basic and essential pastoral works.
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