IMG_5663The Beaumont Inter-Diocese Council Court Assemblies and Chapters of the Knights and Ladies of St. Peter Claver joined together Sept. 6 at Our Mother of Mercy Church, Beaumont, for the memorial Mass of St. Peter Claver celebrated by Bishop Curtis Guillory, SVD and concelebrated by Josephite Father Lowell Case and Josephite Father Bura Koroba.

“St. Peter Claver heard the call to minister to the poor,” Bishop Guillory said. “He worked in the field with them and he heard what their needs were. God instructs us to hear in the same way, and we have heard what he instructed because we are members of the church.”

IMG_5339Thanks to a generous donation to Msgr. Kelly Catholic High School, the girls’ softball team now has a beautiful new training facility. The facility was dedicated to the Dominican Sisters of Houston and was blessed Aug. 19 by Bishop Curtis Guillory, SVD, with players, staff, family and friends in attendance. Continue Reading »

People first

IMG_5325Learning to put people first when ministering to a person with a disability could make a world of difference.

“When you put people first instead of putting their disability first it’s less judgmental,” keynote speaker Charleen Katra, associate director, Office of Evangelization and Catechesis, Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, said. “Spiritual understanding can be shown through that gesture.” Continue Reading »

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Like their Orthodox brothers and sisters, Catholics formally will mark Sept. 1 as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, Pope Francis has decided.

The day of prayer, the pope said, will give individuals and communities an opportunity to implore God’s help in protecting creation and an opportunity to ask God’s forgiveness “for sins committed against the world in which we live.” Continue Reading »

IMG_0142From singing to hospitality, the 7th Annual Prayer and Worship Seminar included various workshops that covered the different aspects of liturgy.

Father Roger Keeler offered the keynote address Friday evening. His address included a metaphor between a far from perfect family dinner and what the liturgy is. Exhibitors were also open both days and included some small Christian businesses from around Southeast Texas. Continue Reading »

By Catholic News Service

cns-logoJAMESTOWN, Va. (CNS) — The identities of four men discovered almost two years ago at the site of Jamestown’s historic 1608 church have been identified and one of the men had been buried with a silver box that is “likely a Catholic reliquary.”

The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and the Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation at Historic Jamestowne announced the men’s identities July 28. Continue Reading »

El departamento de respuesta a desastres de Caridades Católicas del Sureste de Texas continua proveyendo ayuda a cualquier persona de los seis condados de Jasper, Newton, Tyler, Hardin, Jefferson, Chambers y Liberty que fue afectada por las inundaciones que ocurrieron en mayo y junio.

Tara Byars, coordinadora del programa de respuesta a desastres para Caridades Católicas, dijo que hubo familias en el condado de Liberty que reportaron de tres a nueve pies de agua en sus hogares, y que tuvieron pérdidas totales de los contenidos de sus casas.

El condado de Liberty ha recibido ayuda federal para individuos y dueños de casa. Los afectados pueden llamar diario a FEMA al número (800) 621-3362 de 7 a.m. a 10 p.m. o visitando al sitio web www.fema.gov/apply-assistance. También se puede contactar con Byars al número (409) 924-4426 o por  su correo electrónico tbyars@catholiccharitiesbmt.org. Caridades Católicas también está dando ayuda limitada.