The Texas Catholic Herald

Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

March 12, 2019

BLEVINS: Relying on Christ and the gift of hope

Most of us are familiar with the three theological virtues of faith, hope and charity. Faith and charity seem to always get top billing, so many of us are not as familiar with “hope.”

March 5, 2019

Galveston parishioners embrace Gulf Coast Mardi Gras traditions

The bright colored beads around Father Jude Ezuma's neck sounded a lot like a rosary, but on that March 2 morning, the beads signaled a different type of celebration: Mardi Gras on Galveston Island on the Texas Gulf Coast.

February 26, 2019

Palms to ashes: A few things to know about Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is March 6 this year.

February 26, 2019

2019 DSF Encourages faithful to bind together to do good works, share resources

In the final chapter of Hebrews, followers of Jesus are instructed to continue to do good works and share resources with those who are in need. By supporting the 2019 Diocesan Services Fund (DSF) annual campaign, “Do Not Neglect to Share What You Have,” the faithful in the Archdiocese have an opportunity bind together to help thousands of people living in their own communities.

February 26, 2019

St. Anthony in Danbury celebrates after reaching parish IGNITE goal

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Danbury celebrated Jan. 29 after parish officials said the “little parish with a big heart” met and exceeded their IGNITE goal. The parish, whose history began more than 100 years ago, embraced its role in the $150 million IGNITE: “Our Faith, Our Mission” Capital Campaign. Currently, St. Anthony has raised 103 percent of the goal with pledges still being made.

February 26, 2019

Celebrating 16 years of raising funds with friends at Bishop Rizzotto Golf Classic

Sixteen years ago when Bishop Vincent Rizzotto and then-CEO of St. Dominic Village Susan Stromatt chatted about starting a golf tournament, they didn’t realize they would raise more than $1 million over the years to help elderly residents of the Archdiocese’s senior care community.

February 26, 2019

Racing through downtown for Catholic education: Spirits high as Steps for Students 5K raises thousands

Drizzly, cloudy weather may have prevented plans for a skydiver to land at Steps for Students 5K Run/Walk right before the Feb. 16 start blast, but it didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of more than 10,000 registered runners and walkers.

February 26, 2019

Sisters from Frassati journey with Christ in Panama, Austin

In January, the Frassati Catholic High School community embarked on two pilgrimages, both providing formative opportunities. In the two journeys, the Frassati Catholic community was represented, not only physically, but also in the prayers, intentions and petitions of those who participated.

February 26, 2019

St. Joseph Altar highlights Sicilian culture, tradition

Parishioners throughout the Archdiocese are celebrating the feast of St. Joseph in March by creating elaborate St. Joseph Altars that honor the patron of Sicily and the poor.

February 26, 2019

Ready to play: Archdiocesan student-athletes sign Letters of Intent

Athletes from several of the Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese signed letters of intent to play sports with a college or university.

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