Prayer Breakfast registration is open

April 25, 2016

HOUSTON — The Prayer Breakfast is set for Thursday, July 28, at 7:30 a.m. at the Hiton Americas, located at 1600 Lamar St., Houston. Bishop Michael J. Sis, the sixth bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Angelo, is set to be the keynote speaker.

The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Prayer Breakfast was created to unite the Greater Houston community in expressing trust in and dependence on God through prayer. As a forum to encourage people of all backgrounds in their journey of faith, the Prayer Breakfast reaffirms the desire of each participant to integrate their faith and daily life. This yearly gathering acknowledges the need for all persons to be supported in prayer as they strive to encounter the living God and thereby discover lasting meaning and hope.

Inspired after attending the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., Houston lawyer and Archdiocesan Development board member Brock Akers brought the idea to the Archdiocese. That was the beginning of the Prayer Breakfast in Houston, created to unite the greater Houston-Galveston community annually in expressing trust in and dependence on God through prayer.

Bishop Sis was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Austin in 1986. He served in a variety of roles there, including Hispanic immigrant ministry at Cristo Rey Parish in East Austin, the historic St. Mary Cathedral in downtown Austin, and the large suburban family parish of St. Thomas More in northwest Austin. His longest term of service was in campus ministry at St. Mary Catholic Center at Texas A&M University in College Station.
Before his appointment as Bishop of San Angelo on Dec. 12, 2013, he was serving as the Vicar General and the Moderator of the Curia for the Diocese of Austin.

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