In Austin, the sonogram (House Bill 15) and “Choose Life” license plate (HB 238) bills are two high-profile pieces of legislation that have garnered strong support from state legislators. Both are advocated by the Texas Catholic Conference.
On June 12, Catholics the world over will observe Pentecost Sunday. This also is a time for Catholic adults to receive the sacrament of Confirmation, which will happen locally at various parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.
As a result of the expanding program, St. Dominic Village is in need of donated furniture in good condition to furnish more rooms for those in need. If you have or know of someone who has furniture that might be appropriate.
The Vatican has called for the 48th World Day of Prayer for Vocations to be observed May 15, the fourth Sunday of Easter, commonly known as Good Shepherd Sunday. Pope Benedict XVI set the theme for the occasion, "Proposing Vocations in the Local Church," in his message for the World Day of Prayer for Vocations.
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.