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Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

September 14, 2021

Houston Catholics step up to help Louisiana neighbors still struggling after Ida

As soon as the wreckage from Hurricane Ida cleared, Houston parishioners rushed to the aid of struggling neighbors across the Sabine River.

September 14, 2021

Catholic Charities brings hope to Afghan refugees

Catholic Charities in Galveston-Houston is working to support Afghan refugees coming to Houston. Catholic Charities Case Manager Samira understands: she herself fled Afghanistan in 2013.

September 14, 2021

Catholic Chaplain Corps responds to the sick, dying when family can’t

As Father Ryan Stawaisz lay dying of cancer in a hospital bed, the young priest and his family were ministered to by members of the Catholic Chaplain Corps.

September 14, 2021

Houston native Father Rafferty appointed vicar for Clergy, Clergy Formation and Chaplaincy director

Newly appointed Vicar for Clergy, Father Thomas “Tom” Rafferty, said his new role will be committed to our priests to "constantly remind them and affirm them of the Church’s mission in serving Jesus Christ."

September 14, 2021

Stormy start to a march down the aisle

When Hurricane Ida spoiled their original New Orleans wedding plans, Janella Jett and Byron Perrilliat were able to tie the knot at a Houston parish thanks to some quick thinking and coordination by Galveston-Houston staff and clergy.

September 14, 2021

Masses to honor 50th and 25th wedding anniversaries

If there is any question on whether single young adults church groups create solid marriages, Frances and Dennis Jasek, with their 50-year wedding anniversary, are living proof.

September 14, 2021

Breaking down barriers for the deaf, hard of hearing to live the faith fully

Providing the deaf and hard of hearing persons with a “home” where they feel accepted, cherished and empowered to fully live their Catholic faith has been the mission of St. Dominic Center for the Deaf for over 50 years.

September 14, 2021

Cardinal DiNardo: Society of St. Vincent de Paul makes the world ‘more Eucharistic’ with each act of service

Some 60 local members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Houston, known as Vincentians, joined more than 600 others from across the nation for the service organization’s national assembly in downtown Houston Aug. 25 to 29.

September 14, 2021

Bill honoring abolitionist aims to expand human trafficking prevention

Two members of Congress have introduced a bill to expand successful trafficking prevention efforts in schools and businesses.

September 14, 2021

Annual Blue Mass returns Sept. 25 to honor law enforcement officers, personnel

Blue Mass will be celebrated on behalf of civilian and classified law enforcement employees, police officers, their families and public supporters, the first one since 2019 because of COVID-19.

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