Bishop John E. McCarthy, who served in Houston and Austin and provided national leadership for the Church in its work to address systemic poverty, died Aug. 18 at his home in Austin surrounded by his family. He was 88.
In the Kashmere Gardens neighborhood just off 610 East, where Hunting Bayou had once overflowed and rushed into the parish church and school, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School students in pre-K to eighth grade are back in the classroom.
The KCs worked with the Houston Food Bank, as well as the Archdiocese’s network of social service agencies like Catholic Charities, San José Clinic and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, joining efforts of the Knights of Peter Claver and hundreds of parishes and parishioners across the Archdiocese in the months after Hurricane Harvey.
The two symbols of World Youth Day, the massive international celebration of the Catholic faith with young adults to be held in Panama in January with Pope Francis, visited the Archdiocese nearly one year to the day since Hurricane Harvey came ashore in 2017. The storm devastated several dioceses along the Texas Gulf Coast, including Reyna’s Corpus Christi, Victoria, Galveston-Houston and Beaumont.
The Dominican Sisters of Houston will soon celebrate a 10-year partnership with local residents dedicated to keeping the Dominican spirituality alive and well. September 2008 marks a decade since the lay organization, The Dominican Family of Houston, was created with a mission to support sisters, the Catholic Chh, and the community they all serve.
With year-old memories of Hurricane Harvey floods as fresh as some repairs at local churches and homes, the Archdiocese hosted three regional hurricane preparation training workshops for church employees and volunteers July 10, 11 and 12.
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