Since 1981, Camp Kappe Youth Retreat Facility has offered youth and young adults in parishes and parochial schools in the Archdiocese opportunities to attend youth retreats, summer camps and spiritual-growth programs operated by the Office of Adolescent Catechesis and Evangelization.
The missionary spirit of the Catholic Church was celebrated during the month of October in the Archdiocese, as well as in Rome. These events highlighted the Extraordinary Month of Mission that Pope Francis asked all dioceses to participate in through prayer, education and acts of charity.
At least 17 theaters in Galveston-Houston will host a one-night-only showing Oct. 28 of a new film on the life of St. Faustina Kowalski, the Polish nun whose visions of Jesus led to the Divine Mercy devotion, alongside about 683 screens across the U.S.
Scouting can be a vibrant addition to youth ministry efforts at any parish. Whether it’s Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Troops of St. George, American Heritage Girls, or any number of other Scouting options available today — when a Catholic parish sponsors them, they are enhanced by religious emblems programs, celebration of the Eucharist, leadership and discipleship training.
It seems obvious why a seminarian would want to study theology in Rome, right? At least that is what I thought when I accepted the invitation to continue my seminary formation at the Pontifical North American College in Rome.
When St. Martha Catholic School in Kingwood flooded during Tropical Storm Imelda, it seemed like a bad dream for school Principal Jessica Munscher and parish pastor Father T.J. Dolce. They just flooded five months ago.
The floodwaters didn’t care Hurricane Harvey had flooded the parish, a community of more than 650 families, two years ago. Imelda brought six to eight inches of water into the parish buildings while drenching the entire parish campus with several feet of water. But because of Harvey, parish leaders knew what to do.
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