The Festival of Santo Niño de Cebu -- rooted in the deep faith of the Filipino people and originating in the Philippines' Cebu province -- finds special Masses, dances and processions taking place in which participants carry a statue of the infant Jesus marking the 16th-century arrival of Christianity in the Philippines.
Enjoying a beautiful December morning of mild temperatures and blue skies, hundreds of costumed dancers swirled about on downtown Houston streets honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day and her Son Jesus.
The names ring out, a diverse mix of African-American, Anglo, Hispanic and other ethnicities. The main commonality was “our mortality,” said interfaith religious leaders about the 105 homeless men and women who died in the streets of Houston in 2019.
Donna Beegle grew up in poverty with her family subsisting on migrant labor work and temporary minimum-wage jobs. She exemplified the majority of Americans on food stamps — white women with children.
Now she has her doctorate in educational leadership, trying to educate a public who mistakenly believe the misconception that blacks and Hispanics are those mostly on welfare.
By continually doing good works and generously sharing resources with those in need, the faithful in the Archdiocese assist thousands of people each year, including those served by poorer parishes and schools that lack funding for significant building and property repair.
Like an intricately hand painted Polish ‘pisanka’ egg, the history of St. Joseph Catholic Church in New Waverly is intertwined with the history of Polish immigration to Texas. That 150-year history, a legacy that illuminates the story of the Catholic Church in Texas, was recognized at a sesquicentennial anniversary Mass celebrated by Daniel Cardinal DiNardo in the first week of Advent on Dec. 1.
Sponsors supporting Steps for Students 5K run/walk range from longtime CHRISTUS Foundation for Healthcare to new businesses like Happy Life Designs created by a mother with help from her two daughters.
In 2012, as the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston continued to grow in numbers and diversity, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo called for a roadmap to promote active involvement and collaboration by the faithful throughout the Archdiocese to achieve the mission of the Universal Church — to be one with Christ.
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.