For 40 days and nights, Mother Church has invited us to repent through prayer, fasting and almsgiving. We walked with Jesus Christ through His life, suffering and death. I hope the season of Lent has been a fruitful one for you; and that it was a time to decrease, so that Jesus Christ can increase in your life.
According to the liturgical calendar, the Catholic Church celebrates Easter up until the Feast of Pentecost. But we are an Easter people and as such we are called to celebrate all year long. What does it mean to be an Easter people?
On Sunday, April 28, the Archdiocesan Choir together with the Traditional Choir from Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church will present a sacred music concert featuring St. Paul, An Oratorio by Felix Mendelssohn.
As churches around the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston during Easter season prepare their own Passion Plays of the life, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ, an ancient production that started in Germany in 1633 continues its promise to God.
On Tuesday, April 16, at least 1,725 faithful attended the Mass presided by Auxiliary Bishop George A. Sheltz to witness when all of the oils used in sacramental ministry throughout the 10-county Galveston-Houston Archdiocese were blessed and the Sacred Chrism was consecrated by Bishop Sheltz. Daniel Cardinal DiNardo preached the homily for the Mass and attended the entirety of the hours-long Mass in choir. The Chrism Mass was his first public-facing ministry appearance since suffering a mild stroke March 15 while leading the Stations of the Cross at the very same Co-Cathedral.
With the celebration of Passion (Palm) Sunday this past weekend, the Church has begun its annual immersion into the mysteries of Holy Week. Christians around the world, from St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome to local parish churches in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston are preparing to follow the Way of the Cross through the Passion, the Death and ultimately the Resurrection of the Lord.
Praying the Rosary under the rotunda of the State Capitol and singing “Ave Maria,” faithful from the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston joined at least 2,000 Catholics in royal blue T-shirts that proclaimed Catholic Advocacy Day on March 26 in Austin.
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