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Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

February 25, 2020

Aid continues for locals still recovering from Harvey

Connie Boulware is a lifelong resident of Houston’s Kashmere Gardens neighborhood. She saved for a long time to purchase a home in the area where she could live with her college-age son. Not long after she invested in upgrades to the house, including a new roof, Hurricane Harvey struck. Boulware’s home was badly damaged, roof and all.

February 25, 2020

IN BRIEF: Rector's Cup, Priest vs. Seminarian basketball, St. Patrick's Day Festival and more

St. Mary’s falls to Holy Trinity in 2020 Rector’s Cup contest; Priests ready for re-match against seminarians at March 6 basketball game at new venue; Office of Vocations and St. Mary’s Seminary; Galveston parish hosts annual St. Patrick’s festival March 14; Registration open for Young Adult Day; Galveston’s Cathedral Basilica restoration effort continues

February 25, 2020

Annual Report: Signs of grace, faith in 2019

Throughout the ministries of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston were clear signs of grace and faith in the works done through the efforts of the Archdiocese.

February 25, 2020

PARSONS: Discerning a vocation in Ecclesial lay ministry

When I was a little girl, I prayed a simple prayer, “Lord, lead me to where You need me to be so that I may fulfill Your will.”

February 25, 2020

MORENO: Our Lenten journey

The season of Lent is a time for renewal, for conversion, and thus an ideal time to reflect on our relationship with God. Spending the Lenten season with such preparations will lead us to celebrate our Lord’s resurrection joyously at Easter time, “the Sunday of Sundays” of our liturgical life in the Church’s calendar.

February 25, 2020

BARROW: The recipient of the message becomes the messenger

In Luke's Gospel, when the Angel Gabriel appears to the Virgin Mary, the angel gives a master class on communication.

February 25, 2020

SHANDERA: MDA brings health, hope to the poor in the world’s remote areas

Mission Doctors Association (MDA) is the national Roman Catholic medical mission board. Founded in the late 1950s in Los Angeles by Monsignor Anthony Brouwers, who served as the director of the Propagation of the Faith in Los Angeles, the group responds annually to the needs of remote foreign missions and the requests of bishops in underserved areas.

February 25, 2020

HENRITZE: The pathways of Christus Vivit

It has been almost a year since Pope Francis promulgated Christus Vivit, a post-synodal apostolic exhortation on young people, vocation and discernment. Since its release, I’ve been involved in several initiatives, both locally and nationally, involving the application of the document to ministry in the Church. At many times it has indeed felt like Christus Vivit is the watched pot that refuses to boil.

February 11, 2020

A standing witness: Thousands rally for life in Austin

Marching dozens of blocks through downtown Austin, more than 5,000, according to local officials, turned out for the 2020 Texas Rally for Life on Jan. 25. Carrying signs — including a number of handmade posters inspired by the new Baby Yoda meme — with pro-life messages, praying Rosaries and chaplets.

February 11, 2020

Lives lived behind bars: Correctional Ministries director retires after decades serving prisons

“It’s time for me to be paroled,” says Father Ron F. Cloutier as he retired from directing Correctional Ministries for the Archdiocese after decades of providing for the spiritual needs of those in prison.

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