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Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

August 18, 2020

Love Conquers COVID: First comes love, then comes online marriage prep

When engaged couple Janet Golden Lix and Kenneth Berntsen selected a springtime wedding date, little did they know that their nuptials would fall right in the middle of the deadly Covid-19 pandemic.

August 18, 2020

Co-Cathedral virtual choir unites more than just voices

Usually, when Dr. Crista Miller conducts the choir and music ministry, she directs at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. She’s able to make easy adjustments to the voices she hears. Louder. Softer. Pianissimo.

August 18, 2020

Innovative Special Youth Services team pivots outreach during pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic caused many essential outreach groups to think outside of the box. The Special Youth Services (SYS) ministry of the Archdiocese stepped up to the challenge and continues to serve at-risk youth and their families in grassroots and innovative ways.

August 18, 2020

Despite COVID-19 challenges, DSF ministries continue to thrive virtually

As the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to ripple across the globe, thousands of individuals and families in the Houston area are requiring assistance to help cope with the uncertainty and changes left in their wake. Ministries of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston supported by the 2020 Diocesan Services Fund (DSF) are thriving and discovering new ways to virtually connect with those who seek their programs and services.

August 18, 2020

OKONMA: Pandemic provides opportunity to search within, rest in God

This pandemic has definitely put a damper on a lot of plans, including my diaconate ordination July 10. The easy thing for all of us to say is that “this is a once in a lifetime event,” “we are all in this together,” or “all of us have to sacrifice in one way or another.”

August 18, 2020

HERRERA: Aprendiendo, reflexionando durante tiempo de pandemia

“En paz me acostaré y así también dormiré, porque solo Tú, Señor, me haces vivir seguro”. (Sal 4, 8)

August 18, 2020

COOK: The COVIDIUS Hermit

The life of the hermit was to live for God and only for God in solitude. It seems that our experience of “solitude” is challenged by doing the opposite of the hermetic life.

July 14, 2020

New priests called to unite the Church

Hundreds gathered — according to social distance guidelines, of course — for the Mass of Ordination to the Priesthood of Father Mark Hebert and Father Thuc Nguyen on June 6 at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.

July 14, 2020

Stop the Sin of Racism: New Houston prayer group elevates calls against violence, racism

On June 27 and July 9, a group from St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church stood near the corner of Westheimer and the Sam Houston Tollway to “be a visual reminder to the world that racism is a horrific sin.”

July 14, 2020

Pandemic cases see record surges as Texans look forward with weary hope, prayers

Industries buckle prompting ministries to expand assistance efforts as Houston still grapples with COVID-19’s wild spread

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