What comes to mind when you think of Lent? Prayer? Fasting? Giving something up? You might reserve the idea of “joy” more to the seasons of Christmas and Easter; however, you may not have considered the great proclamation of the Kerygma that we actually live during our Church’s Lenten season.
The Women of the Serra Club of East Harris County hosted its annual Nuns’ Luncheon on Feb. 22, at the Houston Yacht Club. Forty-five attendees included 16 sisters from five congregations, whose combined years of life in God’s service totaled 514.
Looking to Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 26, Meris Bridger, religion coordinator and middle school religion teacher at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic School in Humble, is continuing a decade-old tradition with her religion students.
Catholic Relief Service’s Rice Bowl, the largest Lenten program in the United States, known for its colorful cardboard rice bowl and as a way to help transform the lives of those in need, features dozens of easy-to-make meatless recipes, especially convenient for meat-free Fridays in Lent.
The Vietnamese order of the Dominican Sisters of Mary Immaculate Province always catches the eye when they fly by with their long white habits flapping in the wind during the Steps for Students 5K Run/Walk. At this year’s Feb. 15 event, the religious sisters showed up with an even bigger group.
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.
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
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