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Catechumens and candidates made their first public step in the RCIA process as they gathered for the Rite of Election Feb. 26 at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica, Beaumont. The Liturgy of the Word was celebrated in two separate ceremonies by Bishop Curtis Guillory, SVD.

“You are chosen by God. You are called by name. It’s a wonderful thing that God would call you to become part of His body, the church. He’s calling you to become more like His son, our Lord and savior Jesus Christ,” Bishop Guillory said. (more…)

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Seventh and eighth-grade students from St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School, Port Arthur, St. Mary Catholic School, Orange, St. Anne Catholic School and St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica School, Beaumont, came together Feb. 24 at Msgr. Kelly Catholic High School, Beaumont, for the annual Diocesan Science Fair. (more…)

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Youth 2000 brings in hundreds

Hundreds of Youth from 13 to 30 years old and from throughout the Diocese of Beaumont gathered Feb. 24-26 at the St. Anne parish hall, Beaumont, for the annual Youth 2000, a retreat that responds to the challenge of Pope John Paul II for youth to be instruments and leaders of the new effort to bring the Gospel to the world and to set the Eucharist at the center of their lives. (more…)

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 Thousands of people living in the United States have no insurance health insurance and have no way or very few ways to seek medical care. Luckily hundreds of Southeast Texans living without insurance were able to seek medical attention at the St. Katharine Drexel Health Fair Feb. 25 at Martin Luther King Middle School, Beaumont.

“It would be really hard to get help if I didn’t have this,” Nallely Avalos, an attendee, said. (more…)

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Lenten Regulations

The interior penance of the Christian can be expressed in many ways. The church has specific fast and abstinence regulations for Lent. (more…)

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Ashes to ashes…

By Jeff Dixon

Ash Wednesday, which falls on Feb. 22 this year, marks the beginning of the season of Lent.

Lent is a time of reflection, which prepares Catholics for the coming of Easter. But what are the origins for the day of fasting and abstinence and how have the customs changed? (more…)

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Lent is upon us. A time of fasting, prayer and almsgiving. One Lenten tradition is the Stations of the Cross which depict the final hours of Jesus Christ.

Many Catholics have taken part in the Stations of the Cross, but have you ever thought of it as your own personal journey with Jesus? (more…)

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