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Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

April 3, 2019

Archdiocesan Chrism Mass set for April 16

Every year during Holy Week, the faithful of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston are invited to gather for the celebration of the Chrism Mass — one of the most solemn and significant events of the liturgical year.

April 2, 2019

A closer look at Christus Vivit

The Vatican released Pope Francis's newest post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation, or a pastoral message, to young people and to the entire people of God on April 2.

April 2, 2019

12 Things Pope Francis is telling Young People (and others, too)

On March 29, Pope Francis signed his new apostolic exhortation — called “Christus Vivit,” or “Christ Lives” in English — inside of The Basilica of the Holy House during a visit to Loreto on Italy’s coastline. His reflections of the 2018 Synod of Bishops on Young people, the Faith and Vocational discernment, found in the exhortation, come nearly six months after the landmark event began.

March 26, 2019

Cardinal DiNardo recovering from stroke as efforts to bring healing continue after Co-Cathedral, parishes hold Way of the Cross services

On March 20, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo was discharged from St. Joseph Medical Center in Houston and was transferred to a rehabilitation program. Doctors expect him to make a full recovery, according to a statement from the Archdiocese released that day.

March 26, 2019

Lent: Pause, acknowledge, improve, act

Lent is not merely a season of mourning or sorrow; those words are too simplistic to capture the complexity of who we are today. Rather, this is a season of awareness — not only of what we have and have not done, but of our heritage that must give way to a renewed culture.

March 26, 2019

St. Peter the Apostle School to close at end of school year

Archdiocese exploring future plans, including repurposing as technical Catholic high school

March 26, 2019

An evening of solidarity for the Church in China

About 400 local faithful gathered at the second Father Matteo Ricci, SJ, Dinner at Ocean Palace Restaurant on March 5 to enjoy a night of Chinese culture and to support the mission of the Spiritan China Education Fund for Advanced Formation.

March 26, 2019

Awakening young people to the call of priesthood, consecrated life

To help awaken the call of the Holy Spirit in the lives of young men and women discerning a vocation to the priesthood or consecrated life, the Office of Vocations of the Archdiocese creates a variety of spaces for them to encounter the Lord to discover His call in their lives.

March 26, 2019

MCNEILLIE: Is God calling you to be a deacon? Check with your wife first

Although most people know that discerning any vocation requires prayer, many might be surprised at Deacon Phillip’s recommendation to dialogue with one’s wife and pastor.

March 26, 2019

KATRA: Lent is a time to extend love, understanding to those with disabilities

Listening to someone’s life experiences can bring about strong emotions, especially when events are painful or difficult; similar to how our hearts are moved as we follow Christ through these 40 days of Lent.

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