Archive for April, 2011

Often poor educational conditions in other countries don’t get a lot of attention but Msgr. Kelly Catholic High School, Beaumont, students are hoping to change that.

Kelly seniors Kathleen Wilson, and Kristen McManus visited the third-grade classes at St. Anne, Beaumont, to discuss education in Uganda. (more…)

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The roaring sound of motorcycles was loud and clear April 23 as Father Sinclair Oubre, pastor of St. John the Evangelist, Port Arthur, and diocesan director of Apostleship of the Sea, blessed 558 motorcycles at the 16th annual B.J. Stelly Bike Blessing at the Seafarer Center, Port Arthur. The event has become an Easter tradition among the motorcycle community. This year attracted more people than ever before. (more…)

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Dominican Sister Gothia dies

Dominican Sister Blanche Gothia, died April 26. Sister Gothia was a native of Port Arthur, born to Elton and Blanche Landry Gothia on Oct. 27, 1930.

Sister Gothia joined the Dominican Sisters of Houston on Sept. 24, 1948. She enjoyed her educational ministries in Beaumont at St. Anthony Cathedral where she served as both teacher and principal. She also served in Galveston, Orange, LaMarque, Wharton, Lufkin, and Houston. (more…)

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Students have passion

Students at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica School, Beaumont, presented a Holy Week play, The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ, April 21. The fourth and fifth-grade students served as the actors. The eighth-grade students served as the sound technicians for the play.  Music was provided by the fourth-grade choir. (more…)

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St. Anne welcomes new principal

St. Anne Catholic School, Beaumont, parents and students greeted the new principal Amy Delgado at a school picnic April 28. Delgado was welcomed by superintendent of schools Nancy Collins and Msgr. William Manger, pastor of St. Anne.

“I am so honored to be a part of one of the significant educational institutes that produces the doctors, lawyers and the city officials of Beaumont,” Delgado said. (more…)

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After Easter has come many forget that another important Sunday is right around the corner. Divine Mercy Sunday will be celebrated May 1.

“I think it’s very appropriate that we’ll be celebrating Divine Mercy on May 1 which is the day that Blessed John Paul II will be beatified. He was such an example of mercy in his ministry and he was the one who designated Divine Mercy Sunday,” Josephite Father Henry Davis, pastor of Our Mother of Mercy, said. (more…)

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Sirius XM Radio has announced that it will offer listeners nationwide live coverage of the beatification of Pope John Paul II from the Vatican this May 1 on The Catholic Channel (Sirius channel 159 and XM channel 117).

The Catholic Channel’s Father Dave Dwyer and Father Rob Keighron will anchor the live coverage, starting at 3 a.m., of the beatification ceremony, celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI, in St. Peter’s Square.

Pope Benedict will designate his predecessor “Blessed John Paul II,” a title bestowed on Christians to whom a miracle has been officially attributed, and thereby bringing him a step closer to sainthood. (more…)

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