After Hurricane Mitch, the second-deadliest Atlantic hurricane, struck Honduras in 1998, the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston joined the other 14 Texas dioceses in adopting the six Honduran dioceses to offer humanitarian, pastoral and financial relief.
Steps for Students 5K Run/Walk fundraiser for Catholic school education is celebrating its quinceañera this coming year. Growing the past 15 years from a small race to now with more than 12,000 runners in downtown Houston in the shadows of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Steps for Students is set for Feb. 15.
When considering the number of Catholics 29 years old and younger that live in the Houston Metropolitan area, 80% are of Hispanic or Latino descent with the majority born in the United States. To reach this “young Church” with the Good News of Jesus Christ requires a new perspective and collaboration between many avenues.
This October, Pope Francis has invited the Church to celebrate an Extraordinary Missionary Month to mark the 100th anniversary of Pope Benedict XV’s apostolic letter Maximum Illud on the activity of missionaries in the world. Its message about the centrality of mission to our lives as Christians and the life of the Church remains timely.
Father Reginald Samuels, vicar for Catholics of African Descent, reflects on his 10th anniversary of his priesthood in the Archdiocese and the beatification process of Augustus Tolton, the first African-American priest in the U.S.
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.