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Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

March 12, 2019

After fire and flood, Our Lady Star of the Sea parish shines again

Daniel Cardinal DiNardo joined hundreds of parishioners in rejoicing over the return of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Houston. A Mass of Rededication filled with deep symbolism, ritual and meaning was celebrated to commemorate the parish’s newly renovated church sanctuary.

March 12, 2019

ESTACIO: An Update on the Synod on young people, the faith and vocational discernment

Young people were the primary focus of this Synod, and in my experience in serving them, I know they can be a true blessing. Youth ministry can definitely be difficult and challenging, but it is by accompanying young people where we discover their gifts, vitality and faith.

March 12, 2019

LOCKETT: In His Light - Jesus suffered the fate of capital punishment by the state

We profess as Roman Catholics that Jesus was arrested by Roman authorities in Jerusalem’s Garden of Gethsemane. He was tried and sentenced to death by Pontius Pilate, the Roman prefect for the province of Judea. Our Lord, Savior and Brother, was executed by the state and experienced the sentence of capital punishment as deemed by the state.

March 12, 2019

KARASZEWSKI: Reaching young adults in the peripheries of the Church

Pope Francis will release his apostolic exhortation about the Synod of Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment, which took place October 2018 at the Vatican, on March 25.

March 12, 2019

BLEVINS: Relying on Christ and the gift of hope

Most of us are familiar with the three theological virtues of faith, hope and charity. Faith and charity seem to always get top billing, so many of us are not as familiar with “hope.”

March 5, 2019

Galveston parishioners embrace Gulf Coast Mardi Gras traditions

The bright colored beads around Father Jude Ezuma's neck sounded a lot like a rosary, but on that March 2 morning, the beads signaled a different type of celebration: Mardi Gras on Galveston Island on the Texas Gulf Coast.

February 26, 2019

Palms to ashes: A few things to know about Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is March 6 this year.

February 26, 2019

2019 DSF Encourages faithful to bind together to do good works, share resources

In the final chapter of Hebrews, followers of Jesus are instructed to continue to do good works and share resources with those who are in need. By supporting the 2019 Diocesan Services Fund (DSF) annual campaign, “Do Not Neglect to Share What You Have,” the faithful in the Archdiocese have an opportunity bind together to help thousands of people living in their own communities.

February 26, 2019

St. Anthony in Danbury celebrates after reaching parish IGNITE goal

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Danbury celebrated Jan. 29 after parish officials said the “little parish with a big heart” met and exceeded their IGNITE goal. The parish, whose history began more than 100 years ago, embraced its role in the $150 million IGNITE: “Our Faith, Our Mission” Capital Campaign. Currently, St. Anthony has raised 103 percent of the goal with pledges still being made.

February 26, 2019

Celebrating 16 years of raising funds with friends at Bishop Rizzotto Golf Classic

Sixteen years ago when Bishop Vincent Rizzotto and then-CEO of St. Dominic Village Susan Stromatt chatted about starting a golf tournament, they didn’t realize they would raise more than $1 million over the years to help elderly residents of the Archdiocese’s senior care community.

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