The 22nd week in ordinary time of the church's liturgical year has been no ordinary time for Father Martin Eke, a Missionary of St. Paul, or his parish, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Houston.
Throughout the Gulf Coast, from Victoria to Houston and Beaumont, rising rivers continue to threaten. But as in Corpus Christi, Victoria and Houston, Port Arthur and Beaumont both begin the recovery process as the waters begin to fall.
With floodwater as high as 20 feet from swelling bayous and waterways, thousands of homes in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston flooded as Tropical Storm Harvey continued to batter southeast Texas Aug. 28.
After spending the night in his truck on the highway due to rising floodwaters on the I-610 South Loop near Telephone Road, Father David Bergeron, CC, took to his kayak to explore the flooded streets around the neighborhood and try to get wine to celebrate Sunday Mass.
Nearly a decade ago this month, Hurricane Rita churned through the Gulf of Mexico, aiming straight for the Texas coastline. While Houston escaped most major damage after landfall, the massive Category 3 storm brought weeks without electricity, winds more than 100 mph and mass evacuation headaches for the Greater Houston area, including Carla Martin.
Adultos jóvenes hispanos que fueron seleccionados por sus parroquias se reunirán el 16 de septiembre en el Quinto Encuentro Nacional de la Arquidiócesis para analizar lo que ellos necesitan de su Iglesia y lo que ellos pueden aportar a la Iglesia y a la comunidad.
It seems appropriate to reflect on the underlying teaching of the Church on which Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary rests and to ponder its implications for us in our day-to-day lives as Catholic Christians.
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