Hace unos meses atrás tuve la dicha y la oportunidad de ser invitado especial y presentador para la jornada de estudio por la Sociedad de Catequetas Latinoamericanos (SCALA) y Boston College a través del Profesor Dr. Hosffman Ospino.
We all know what we were doing and where we were during the events of Hurricane Harvey. And most of us never lost power, so we watched the whole thing unfold as our local media did a wonderful job of bringing us great information.
Sister Franca Onyibor of the Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary said, “like a mighty big miracle, waters began to flow... the whole village went electric with joy. In one voice, they asked me to convey to you and your team, their joy and deep appreciation.”
In the Texas Medical Center alone, currently nine priests provide pastoral care and the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, and the Eucharist to the Catholic patients and hospital staff. Sixty trained pastoral visitors assist them by providing the Eucharist and pastoral care. The Catholic Chaplains Corps is one of 60 ministries supported by the Diocesan Services Fund (DSF).
For these heroic acts of bravery, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson presented the Caritas Award to Paul and Jacob Cortez during a visit to Bishop Byrne Council 2077 in Houston Sept. 23. The award, named after the first principle of the Knights of Columbus, recognizes extraordinary works of charity and service, and bears the image of the Good Samaritan.
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