Nestled on the east side of the city of Houston sits Our Lady of St. John Catholic Church. This parish was initially an extension of Our Lady of Sorrows when in 1958 the decision was made to create its building and start a “church family.” Sixty years later, with approximately 800 registered parishioners from 300 families.
More than 2,100 teens — from 89 parishes in the Archdiocese, one Catholic high school and one parish from McKinney, Texas — turned out for the annual conference held in downtown Houston on July 20 to 23.
Two Houston men shared a journey through centuries of history and a decades-long archaeological dig under the Vatican to unveil a story reminiscent of adventurer archeologist Indiana Jones complete with German Nazis in Rome.
As a teenager, I found myself struggling to pray. I balanced school, football, volunteering and some responsibilities at home. I was also a loud kid, who spoke loudly, watched the TV loudly and loved loud music. Whether it was a busy schedule or because I just couldn’t quiet myself down, I found it hard to pray.
If we want to create a culture of vocations, we need to start with a culture of discipleship. If we want lots of priests and nuns, we have to start with helping our youth have a personal relationship with Jesus.
The Catholic Church has been emphasizing the importance of the role of the family in evangelization and catechesis for some time now. The family may have a different role than the Church, but they have a common task: the creation of Catholic Christian disciples.
Deep colors and sweeping Scriptural scenes soar through the ceiling and walls of downtown Houston’s Corinthian event center, bringing Rome to Texas in an exhibition of Michaelangelo’s Sistine Chapel reproductions through Sept. 3
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