On April 21, 1936, a crowd of more than 100,000 converged on the San Jacinto Battleground near La Porte. They came to attend a Pontifical Mass commemorating the battle that took place there 100 years earlier, part of a year-long celebration of the Texas Centennial. The victory that General Sam Houston’s army won that day helped Texas gain its independence from Mexico.
During Pope Francis' visit to the United States for the 2015 World Meeting of Families (WMOF), from Sept. 22 to 27, a message of unity still resonates with those who attended and those who were able to stream his homilies and speeches online. Pope Francis's simple message that everyone matters and can contribute something to humanity has been the main takeaway for several attendees at WMOF.
Auxiliary Bishop George A. Sheltz will celebrate Mass at All Saints Catholic Church in honor of the clergy and religious who are 2015 jubilarians serving the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. The public is invited to attend.
For close to three decades, Our Daily Bread, one of 60 ministries supported by the Diocesan Services Fund (DSF) of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, has provided a comfortable facility for homeless men, women and children in Galveston.
Before becoming director at Catholic Chaplain Corps (CCC) for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, Father Eugene Cagoco, DS, was assigned to Texas Children’s Hospital for three years and six months. He then served as pastor of St. Matthew the Evangelist Catholic Church in Houston for two years.
From all across the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, family, friends and guests of retired priests gathered Sept. 12 to celebrate the dedication of the new Archbishop Joseph A. Fiorenza Priest Retirement Residence at St. Dominic Village in Houston.
When Pope Francis was photographed washing the feet of prisoners on Holy Thursday, a beautiful, dynamic moment of the pontiff bent over washing and kissing the inmates’ feet, one thing that stands out to most deacons around the world: Pope Francis’ vestments are worn as a deacon’s stole.
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