Founded in 2010, the mission of The Cardinal’s Circle is to help Inner City Catholic Schools maintain a standard of academic excellence in curriculum and staff. The Cardinal’s Circle also assists these 13 schools to provide tuition assistance required by a large portion of their student population.
In 2015, a planning study was conducted in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston to assess the aging facilities of St. Mary’s Seminary and identity challenges facing our Catholic Schools and Faith Formation.
HOUSTON — Among the massive crowd of nearly 12,500 who heard the bells of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart start to ring, Juan Ruiz, SJ, readied for the pistol to start the 2017 Steps for Students 5K Run and Walk.
Tucked into the tall pines of The Woodlands north of Houston is Sts. Simon and Jude Catholic Church (SSJ). It’s the smaller of the two local parishes, but not by much. About 3,500 families call SSJ home; there are about 4,000 families at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.
As modern disciples, like the first two brothers who were fisherman in the Sea of Galilee who left their nets to follow Jesus, Christians are called to be fishers of men and woman, including those who work on ships and enter ports around the world.
And yet, even with the Catholic faith woven into the fabric of the university, it is still possible that a young Catholic can attend UST and not truly grow in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Recently I asked my 93-year old mother if she thought of herself as a caregiver with my father. I could tell by her response that how she cared for my dad with “a few added tasks” was simply a continuation of the love and commitment that she had exercised for the past 66 years.
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