To fully provide for the needs of students, the network of Catholic schools will be hosting A Pattern of Hope: Benefiting Catholic Schools on Feb. 5 as its inaugural virtual fundraising event during National Catholic Schools Week.
Maybe it’s a year we want to forget. But what wasn’t different? The unforgettable threads of resilience in every family, home, school, parish and every community working to persevere through 2020. Each wove a tapestry and story unlike any other, one connected by faith in Jesus Christ and His Church. 2020 showed the strength of an Archdiocese, and what holding fast to the Catholic faith can overcome.
Meeting Dec. 12 with singers, songwriters, musicians and conductors performing at the Vatican’s annual Christmas concert, the pope said that “amid the anxiety provoked by the pandemic, your creativity can be a source of light.”
In our world, there are all kinds of families. The families I deal with the most in my ministry to seafarers are far from each other. Fathers, sons, brothers, husbands, sisters, mothers, wives and daughters sign contracts to sail away from their families so that their families may have better lives.
In this special Advent of 2020, with all the uncertainties brought on by the pandemic, we can take an extra step. We can pray to Mary like we usually do, and we can also learn from her and imitate her.
View an online calendar of upcoming events held by parishes, ministries and organizations Around the Archdiocese and find out how to submit event information for upcoming issues of the Texas Catholic Herald.