Alarmed by the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) available to frontline healthcare workers fighting to slow the coronavirus pandemic in the Galveston-Houston region, husband-and-wife duo Josh and Beckie Gautreau decided to take things into their own hands — and sewing and 3-D printing machines.
Young adults, already handy with computer apps and using technology in everyday life, have kept up with prayer life and spiritual exercises online with the Archdiocese’s Young Adult and Campus Ministry reaching even beyond the Galveston-Houston area.
Among the drastic changes brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of students across the country shifted from in-person lessons to distance learning. For Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese, this meant changing their curriculum and methods entirely so students could learn from home.
Since March 18, Catholics living in the Galveston-Houston area have joined millions around the world celebrating livestreamed Masses at home to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. This unprecedented moment in history when public Masses have been suspended has heightened a new awareness about the love of and need for the Sacraments of the Church.
As Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 10 quickly approaches, the uncertainty regarding COVID-19 and the quarantine continues to complicate plans for family gatherings. However, regardless of location, mothers will be honored and loved.
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