When Father Italo Dell’Oro, C.R.S., first arrived in Galveston-Houston in 1992, his initial assignment was as pastor of Assumption Church in Houston. Growing up in Valmadrera, Italy, the Somascan priest was an avid rock-climber and mountaineer during his teen years on the pristine countryside of Lake Como. He wasn’t familiar with topography of the Bayou City upon arrival.
In just a short few months, Philadelphia will be bustling as thousands of families from across the world join together for the 2015 World Meeting of Families (WMOF). The meeting, which takes place from Sept. 22 through Sept. 27, is an opportunity for families to explore the critical role the family plays in society and to discuss the challenges and blessings that all families have.
Eight members of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word celebrated their Jubilee of Religious Profession of Vows on May 30 at Villa de Matel, the Congregation's Motherhouse in Houston.
Young adults from 27 parishes are preparing for the 31st World Youth Day (WYD) in Krakow, Poland, being held from July 26 to July 31, 2016. Pope Francis has encouraged everyone who is going to Krakow, and those who are joining virtually through the Internet, to “prepare spiritually above all – in your communities, so that our gathering may be a sign of faith for the whole world!”
In 2000, St. John Paul II made very clear statements to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops about the duty of Catholic Christians “to offer to those who commit crimes a way of redeeming themselves and making a positive return to society.”
Thousands of young adults from across the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston are invited to attend Café Catholica, an annual summer young adult speaker series sponsored by the Archdiocese. The events, hosted by the Young Adult and Campus Ministry Office, will be held all four Mondays in July at St. Michael Catholic Church located near The Galleria at 1801 Sage Road in Houston.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is dedicating the 14 days from June 21 to July 4 as the fourth-annual Fortnight for Freedom — a time of prayer and taking action for the preservation of religious freedom.
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.