When it comes to forming Catholics in their faith or those who are searching for a church home, the Church recognizes that catechesis needs to be preceded by evangelization — going beyond head knowledge to the conversion of the heart. This draws people into a realization of the divine activity already in their lives through an encounter with Jesus Christ.
Graduation has come and for high school seniors, this is the summit of their childhood education. This summer these seniors will pack their bags and prepare to tackle their next climb — college, careers and life beyond high school.
One year when the retreat fell on my birthday, a team member who was an artist by hobby gave me a sketch he had drawn as a birthday gift. It was an image of a man at a potter’s wheel. I kept the sketch in a place where I could periodically pause and pray with it.
Christus Vivit!, or Christ is Alive! is the post-Synodal apostolic exhortation written by Pope Francis to youth and young adults and the entire people of God as a result of a three-year process of listening to young people around the globe.
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.
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