With a vision for every person in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston to prayerfully discern and joyfully discover their vocation, the Office of Vocations has found that collaboration with individual parishes is the most effective at fostering lifelong vocations.
Hurricane Harvey hit Southeast Texas a year ago, breaking all-time U.S. rain records and damaging 135,000 homes in the Houston area. Following the flooding associated with the hurricane, many parishes in the Archdiocese organized teams that “mucked out” homes.
The “Rich Young Man” (Mk 10:17-30) is one of my favorite parables about vocations. In it, Jesus calls this young, righteous, Jewish man to follow Him, but the young man agonizes over Jesus’ additional request: “go, sell what you have, and give to the poor.” While most of us, who are reading Jesus’ challenging words, recognize the young man’s struggle with attachment to possessions, we miss his struggle with faith.
The Archdiocesan Choir (ADC), under the direction of Dr. Rick Lopez, presents the 10th-annual “In Memoria” concert, to be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, located at 1111 St. Joseph Pkwy. in downtown Houston.
El Arzobispo de San Antonio, Gustavo García-Siller declaró, “El elemento más destacado del V Encuentro Nacional fue la participación de cientos de jóvenes adultos que nos transmitieron esperanza con su entusiasmo y valor, el testimonio de su fe y compromiso con la Iglesia”.
While the clerical sexual abuse crisis did not dominate discussions at the Synod of Bishops, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston said it was discussed, and everyone in the room clearly believed the crisis has to be dealt with.
With prayer cards of now-St. Óscar Arnulfo Romero in hand, more than 1,500 Catholic faithful, including many from Houston’s Salvadorian-Catholic community, turned out for a special Oct. 14 Mass honoring the newly canonized Salvadorian saint at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Houston. Two members from the Consul General of El Salvador in Houston also attended.
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.