Archive for September, 2010

Pets get blessed at St. Anthony

Pet owners gathered on the steps of St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica, Beaumont, Sept. 29 with their pets to have them blessed by Msgr. Jerry McGrath in honor of the feast of St. Francis which is Oct. 4. (more…)

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Survey shows big gaps in religious literacy

By Patricia Zapor Catholic News Service

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholics know about as much as Americans in general about religion, getting right only half of the 32 questions in a survey for the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life. (more…)

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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is reaching out to Southeast Texas via an interactive, arcade-style video game aimed at reducing tobacco use among at-risk teens and adolescents. (more…)

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By Catholic News Service

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (CNS) — Police arrested one suspect and were seeking another Sept. 27 after a Seton Hall University student was killed and four other people were wounded during a shooting at an off-campus party two days earlier. (more…)

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By Nancy Frazier O’Brien Catholic News Service

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Although the U.S. Senate failed to pass legislation that would have helped children of undocumented immigrants work toward legal status and get a college education, an official of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops expressed confidence Sept. 24 that the idea “is gaining more support on the merits.” (more…)

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Training to serve with the bishop

More than 25 teenagers turned out Sept. 25 at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica, Beaumont, to train as Episcopal Altar Servers. Deacon David Luther, the diocesan master of ceremonies, led the youth through exercises and instructed them on what to expect when serving with Bishop Curtis Guillory, SVD.

Another 16 Episcopal Altar Servers also attended the training day to receive a refresher course and to get to know each other better. (more…)

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Bulldogs take down the longhorns

The Msgr. Kelly High School, Beaumont, Bulldogs took on the Hampshire-Fannett Longhorns Sept. 24 for the Kelly homecoming.
The Longhorns took the lead for the first two quarters, but the Bulldogs took them down in the end for a final score of 41 to 24. During halftime Lucy Prewitt, a St. Anne, Beaumont, parishioner, was crowned the homecoming queen. (more…)

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