This year, the Archdiocese added a new set of graduates with the inaugural class of Cristo Rey Jesuit Preparatory. For them, and for the seniors of all nine Catholic high schools, the event marks both an ending and a beginning as the Class of 2013 moves into a new phase of young adulthood.
Every year, thousands of volunteers donate countless hours in service to others. Their dedication assists many non-profit agencies and outreach services of the Archdiocese to fulfill their mission and provides much needed support and services to residents of the Houston-Galveston area.
In his report on the state of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston last year during his ad limina visit with Pope Benedict XVI, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo made a special mention of the vibrant Vietnamese Catholic Community in the greater Houston area.
Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles will be the keynote speaker for the fourth annual Archdiocesan Prayer Breakfast, set for Friday, July 26, at 7:30 a.m. at the Hilton Americas in downtown Houston.
Daniel Cardinal DiNardo led the opening and closing prayers at a memorial service at Reliant Stadium on June 5 honoring four firefighters who died when a structure at the Southwest Inn on the 6800 block of Southwest Freeway collapsed in a fire that grew to five alarms on May 31.
Ask any number of naturalized citizens where they came from and how they got here, and they have an interesting story that often involved challenges, hardship and sacrifice. Sometimes, it seems getting here was the easy part, while the act of becoming a citizen can be the overwhelming part.
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.