St. John Paul II Catholic School was recently named one of the best in the nation by the U.S. Department of Education, becoming the first and only elementary school in Houston, public or private, to win three National Blue Ribbon School Awards.
Triple blessings are upon a Houston-based family celebrating a bishop, a priest and a seminarian among their members. Bishop Oscar Cantú, about to turn 52, was recently welcomed as coadjutor bishop of San José, California. His family traveled to witness his installation, including his nephews Father Nicolas Ramirez and Jacob Ramirez, a seminarian studying at St. Mary’s Seminary in Houston.
David Scotton, a 24-year-old law school student in Louisiana, recently met his biological mother, who decided at the last minute while at an abortion clinic not to take his life. He was among a panel of speakers on adoption and foster care Oct. 12 hosted by the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church’s Monsignor Jamail Family Center.
Newly appointed director of the Office of Vocations, Father Richard McNeillie shares about his upbringing and journey to the priesthood and his current ministry in helping others discern their own vocation.
With a vision for every person in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston to prayerfully discern and joyfully discover their vocation, the Office of Vocations has found that collaboration with individual parishes is the most effective at fostering lifelong vocations.
Hurricane Harvey hit Southeast Texas a year ago, breaking all-time U.S. rain records and damaging 135,000 homes in the Houston area. Following the flooding associated with the hurricane, many parishes in the Archdiocese organized teams that “mucked out” homes.
The “Rich Young Man” (Mk 10:17-30) is one of my favorite parables about vocations. In it, Jesus calls this young, righteous, Jewish man to follow Him, but the young man agonizes over Jesus’ additional request: “go, sell what you have, and give to the poor.” While most of us, who are reading Jesus’ challenging words, recognize the young man’s struggle with attachment to possessions, we miss his struggle with faith.
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