Archive for the ‘this just in’ Category

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.”

Read Full Post »

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. (more…)

Read Full Post »

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.” (more…)

Read Full Post »

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.” (more…)

Read Full Post »

IMG_5048Hundreds of family and friends gathered July 5 at Holy Trinity Church, Mont Belvieu, to celebrate the silver jubilee Mass of Father Joseph Khanh Ho, pastor.

Special guest Msgr. Peter Quang Nguyen of the Archdiocese of Denver, a classmate of Father Ho in Vietnam, gave thanks for the many years of dedicated service Father Ho has given. (more…)

Read Full Post »

fr thompsonThe Josephite Priests and Brothers elected Father Michael L. Thompson, SSJ, as Superior General during their General Conference June 15-19. The Conference, held at Saint Joseph Seminary in Washington, D.C., takes place every four years to conduct regular business by elected representatives of the community.

Father Thompson, 57, a native of Port Arthur who grew up attending Sacred Heart Church, had been serving as Vicar General since 2011. He is the 14th Superior General of the religious community, founded 144 years ago to minister to African Americans. His term runs for four years. (more…)

Read Full Post »