Retired Auxiliary Bishop Vincent M. Rizzotto keeps a careful watch on the faithful who attend St. Dominic Village’s Warren Chapel. Some are elegantly dressed, others in simple pajamas and robes. Each seems uplifted by the presence of the 83-year-old native Houstonian with roots in the Sicilian village of Corleone.
Working professionals and those who live or visit with loved ones in central Houston can find refuge in two chapels that offer fellowship, prayer and sacramental worship during this Lenten season and throughout the year.
Renowned sociologist Stephen Klineberg called for a universal prekindergarten ensuring that children in poverty have access to a quality education through 12th grade and go on to some form of higher education if Houston’s economy is to remain vibrant in the coming decades.
Sacred Heart Church in Conroe was formed nearly 100 years ago as a mission between Plantersville and New Waverly. Now serving serving a population of more than 50 percent Hispanic and 41 percent Caucasian, as well as small percentages of African-American and Asian-American parishioners, the parish community has grown in this thriving suburb north of Houston. One thing has been constant and that is Sacred Heart’s mission to grow in faith and serve the community.
From all walks of life, 31 men share a common bond in faith and willingness to serve the Archdiocese. On Jan. 31, they were ordained as permanent deacons at a ceremony presided by Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, along with Auxiliary Bishop George A. Sheltz and Archbishop Emeritus Joseph A. Fiorenza.
As a young girl growing up in Laredo on the border with Mexico, Zoe Martinez remembered hearing her family tell stories of acquaintances who were held against their will by employers, promised wages that were never paid and were threatened if they dared to leave or speak out.
Remember the time when parents would relax on the couch while the kids laid on the floor to listen to their favorite radio program? In 2015, listeners of Guadalupe Radio Network (GRN), KSHJ 1430 AM, can still unwind to their favorite radio program — it just may be while sitting in traffic on U.S. 59 or during their lunch break on their earbuds. GRN will celebrate its two-year anniversary in a timeless medium that allows both Catholics and non-Catholics alike to hear the Good News.
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