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.
The Archdiocesan Choir (ADC), under the direction of Dr. Rick Lopez, presents the 10th-annual “In Memoria” concert, to be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, located at 1111 St. Joseph Pkwy. in downtown Houston.
El Arzobispo de San Antonio, Gustavo García-Siller declaró, “El elemento más destacado del V Encuentro Nacional fue la participación de cientos de jóvenes adultos que nos transmitieron esperanza con su entusiasmo y valor, el testimonio de su fe y compromiso con la Iglesia”.
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.