The Texas Catholic Herald

Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

December 11, 2012

The true gift: Surrendering to God

Every year, the day after Thanksgiving in the United States we have the now-famous “Black Friday,” a day in which we have the opportunity to purchase a variety of products at sometimes incredible prices to assist us in obtaining gifts to give to others for Christmas.

December 11, 2012

Advent also a time for reconciliation

In the midst of all the usual non-spiritual preparations of the season — decorating, buying of gifts, cleaning, cooking, etc. — the Church invites us to spiritually prepare ourselves to celebrate the nativity of our Lord. Beyond the hustle and bustle that accompanies the season in an increasingly secularized culture lies a message of ultimate love: the nativity reminds us of God’s faithful love for us, of his promise of old that a Savior would be sent to redeem us. For us who are called to live on this world, but not belong to it (2 Cor 10:3), responding to this message requires an intentional preparation.

December 11, 2012

Youth shaken by the spirit, a regional gathering on evangelization

More than 1,400 youth gathered on a very blustery Friday night in November under the lights of a football stadium.

December 11, 2012

Year of Faith highlights Christmas’ spiritual renewal despite materialistic focus

Look around and there are glimpses everywhere: Merry Xmas, Happy Holidays and Season Greetings.

December 11, 2012

Historic St. Nicholas turns 125

Parish established to serve newly freed slaves and their families celebrates its 125th anniversary.

December 11, 2012

A time for giving

Several of the area’s Catholic services organizations are working to bring Christmas cheer to thousands of area residents who would not otherwise receive.

December 11, 2012

New race location, sunrise Mass for Steps for Students 5K

Steps for Students 5K is celebrating its eighth year on Feb. 2, 2013 with some new additions such as a different race day location, the first ever Steps for Students Mass and the largest Catholic School Village to date.

December 11, 2012

Thousands gather in devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe (1)

Drums, costumes, music and dancing of centuries old Mexican tradition filled the streets of downtown Houston on Dec. 2 — all in an expression of devotion and thanksgiving to Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Patroness of the Americas.

November 27, 2012

Regional meetings underway for pastoral plan

Daniel Cardinal DiNardo spoke about the future of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston through a video message during parish Masses this fall. He conveyed a necessity to respond to the needs, hopes and dreams of the faithful in order to ensure the Archdiocese grows with the next generation. He presented the idea of “fostering a spirituality of communion” — a concept first revealed by John Paul II in 2001 as the basis for the Catholic Church’s pastoral planning. This phrase is now the guidepost for the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council as they plan the Archdiocese’s future.

November 27, 2012

Cardinal’s Circle sustains mission, vitality of Inner City Catholic Schools

Today, more than 2,000 students are enrolled in the 13 Inner City Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. Each and every school boasts a strong tradition of faith formation combined with educational excellence and service to the community. The students, coming from diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds, are able to learn and thrive in an environment conducive to academic and spiritual development provided by these schools.

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