The Covid-19 pandemic caused many essential outreach groups to think outside of the box. The Special Youth Services (SYS) ministry of the Archdiocese stepped up to the challenge and continues to serve at-risk youth and their families in grassroots and innovative ways.
As the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to ripple across the globe, thousands of individuals and families in the Houston area are requiring assistance to help cope with the uncertainty and changes left in their wake. Ministries of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston supported by the 2020 Diocesan Services Fund (DSF) are thriving and discovering new ways to virtually connect with those who seek their programs and services.
This pandemic has definitely put a damper on a lot of plans, including my diaconate ordination July 10. The easy thing for all of us to say is that “this is a once in a lifetime event,” “we are all in this together,” or “all of us have to sacrifice in one way or another.”
Hundreds gathered — according to social distance guidelines, of course — for the Mass of Ordination to the Priesthood of Father Mark Hebert and Father Thuc Nguyen on June 6 at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.
On June 27 and July 9, a group from St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church stood near the corner of Westheimer and the Sam Houston Tollway to “be a visual reminder to the world that racism is a horrific sin.”
When the main worries are paying rent, keeping healthy and providing food for the family, participating in the 2020 Census may not be a high priority for some parishioners no matter how important it is in bringing millions of dollars to the community. But Church officials say they are working hard to increase participation in the Census despite the pandemic.
Cuando las principales preocupaciones son el pago de la renta, mantenerse saludables y dar de comer a la familia, la participación en el Censo del 2020 puede no ser una gran prioridad para algunos feligreses aunque dicha participación tenga gran importancia a la hora de aportar millones de dólares a la comunidad. Pero los dirigentes eclesiásticos dicen que están esforzándose para aumentar la participación en el Censo a pesar de la pandemia.
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