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.
The National Catholic Partnership on Disability (NCPD), the organization that represents and advocates for 15 million U.S. Catholics with disabilities, selected Charleen Katra, MAPS, as its executive director, effective Dec. 1. She succeeds outgoing executive director, Janice Benton, ofs, who is retiring this month after more than 37 years with NCPD.
“Faustina: Messenger of Divine Mercy,” the live theatrical one-woman drama performed by actress Jennifer Pagano and directed by Leonardo Defilippis of Saint Luke Productions, will be presented at two churches in Houston.
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.