As the annual observance of the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity approaches on June 16 this year, I find myself again reflecting on what the Catechism calls “the central mystery of Christian faith and life” (no. 234). It is not just an esoteric theological definition of interest only to academic elites, but influences our daily faith and lived spirituality.
Transitional Deacons Jose Rodrigo Alonso Gonzalez, Ricardo Arriola Gonzalez, Justin Michael Cormie, David Michael Moses, Kingsley Nwoko, Ryan Andrew Stawaisz and “Vincent” Thinh Trân will be ordained at a Mass at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart on June 1.
The Ordination of Transitional Deacons, held Saturday, May 18 at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, brought three men to the next step in their journey to the priesthood. Mark Andrew Hebert, Thuc Huu Nguyen and Eduardo Ivan Rivera, CSB, were ordained to the Sacred Order of the Diaconate through the imposition of hands and the invocation of the Holy Spirit by Auxiliary Bishop George A. Sheltz.
St. Martha Catholic School in Kingwood was impacted by major flooding after heavy rains pushed two to four inches of rain into the school buildings when at least 10 inches of rain fell May 7. Water from nearby Ben’s Branch flooded the playground, school and parish campus with 10 inches of rain. Photo by James Ramos/Herald.
San José Clinic, a 97-year-old health clinic for the underserved in the Houston metropolitan area, recently held their 12th annual Art with Heart fundraising event at the Bayou City Ballroom in downtown Houston. The May 2 event honored the clinic’s volunteer dental and medical providers, represented by James Lloyd, D.D.S. and Mary Neal, M.D., with the Portrait of Compassion Award.
Forming men who serve Christ and the Church in ordained ministry as a permanent deacon requires looking through the lens of prayer. Whether a man is currently in formation, recently ordained, or has been ordained for half his lifetime. One of 60 ministries supported by the Diocesan Services Fund (DSF), the Office of the Permanent Diaconate benefits greatly through the generous contributions of the faithful.
Many dictionaries define the word “good” as either an adjective, an attribute or a quality one has, or as a noun, used to identify what someone is. Yet in the Catechism, the word good is described as a verb, it is something one does.
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