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Archive for October, 2011

Roger Bemis, Principal

On Friday, Oct. 21 the hallways of Kelly High School smelled incredible! Beginning about 6:00 am members of the Athletic Booster Club began barbequing chickens for their annual BBQ Lunch Fundraiser. It was a great success. The boosters cooked and prepared more than 2,100 meals for pick-up or delivery for lunch that day. Not only was the fundraiser a huge accomplishment because of the number of meals sold and the money raised but members of the Kelly community purchased a total of 1,135 meals and then donated them to various charities and programs around our area. The Hospitality Center in Pt. Arthur, a ministry of Catholic Charities; as well as the Salvation Army in both Beaumont and Pt. Arthur, the Women’s and Children’s Center, Boys Haven and Girls Haven as well as Buckner Children Services all received meals from the booster club, thanks to the generosity of a number of Kelly High School supporters. Proceeds from the fundraiser are used by the booster club to help the school pay travel and meal expenses for the various athletic teams throughout the year.

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By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service

WASHINGTON (CNS) — U.S. Catholics have mixed feelings about the Vatican’s ideas on how to fix today’s troubled global economy.

The proposals, outlined in a document released Oct. 24, include overhauling the world’s financial systems, establishing a global authority to manage the economy and creating a “world reserve fund” to support poor countries. (more…)

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Doing Discipleship

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In observance of the 25th anniversary of the first peace meeting in Assisi, Italy, with the religious leaders of the world, Bishop Curtis Guillory, SVD, invited area religious leaders to join him at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica, Beaumont, Oct. 27 for Pilgrims of Truth, Pilgrims of Peace, a time for reflection, dialogue and prayer for world peace and justice.

The event took place the same day as the gathering in Assisi with Pope Benedict XVI and world religious leaders. (more…)

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Catholic Relief Services thinks globally

Thinking globally has become a popular philosophy in the past few years. It can be seen on bumper stickers and heard on college campuses. But how does thinking globally affect the church and its mission throughout the world?

During a recent stewardship retreat, “Doing Discipleship” Daniel Lizárraga, regional director of Catholic Relief Services Southwest, spoke to the attendees about how CRS can help them think and act globally.

“See how your parishes can live out the gospel in your community and once you do that see how they can live it beyond those borders. I think it’s a very expansive notion for what we are about. So often the needs of the people are right in front of us. The work is cut out for us,” Lizárraga said. (more…)

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By John Thavis Catholic News Service

VATCAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican said the death of Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi marked the end of a “harsh and oppressive regime” that was based on power instead of human dignity.

It expressed hope that the bloodshed would end in the North African country, and that the new Libyan government would open a rebuilding phase based on “a spirit of inclusion” and social justice. (more…)

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By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The new English translation of the Mass is the result of a long process of international cooperation and is meant to help Catholics pray better, Pope Benedict XVI told Australia’s bishops.

The new translation, which most Australian dioceses began introducing in parishes on Pentecost in June, “is intended to enrich and deepen the sacrifice of praise offered to God by his people,” the pope said Oct. 20.

The morning after joining the bishops for the inauguration of the Domus Australia, a pilgrim center in Rome, the pope welcomed the bishops to the apostolic palace for the main talk of the “ad limina” visits, which bishops make to report on the church in their dioceses. (more…)

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