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…)
Archive for September, 2010
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…)
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…)
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…)
Parishioners with dogs, cats or any other pets should be excited about the upcoming feast day of St. Francis of Assisi. St. Francis is known as the patron saint of animals, and parishes and schools in the diocese will be blessing pets around the time of his feast day, Oct. 4. (more…)
By Russell F. Evans Catholic News Service
MADRID (CNS) — On a clear, sunny morning in late summer, Father Javier Igea met with a group of U.S. Catholics in the Plaza San Juan de la Cruz. He smiled, shook their hands and greeted them, one by one, in unexpectedly good English.
Behind them hung large, colorful signs that read, “Arraigados y edificados en Cristo, firmes en la fe.” These are the words of St. Paul, “Planted and built up in Christ, firm in the faith,” the theme of World Youth Day 2011.
Father Igea is a member of the Organizing Committee for the Aug. 16-21 World Youth Day. He said he sees the event as a chance for young people to experience the joy that comes from Catholic faith.
“I think that (the young people) will discover the church in their expression of love, the church that is not different from Christ,” he said. “Being a Christian is not boring, it’s fun.”
The U.S. Catholics hoped to gather information and experience in Madrid and at Spain’s many holy sites so they can excite and prepare the young people of their dioceses for World Youth Day.
Among the group was Eva Fleck, a mother of three from Troy, Mich. The visit was her first to Madrid’s grand plazas and ornate Catholic churches. (more…)
Catechists from the Diocese of Beaumont received a crash course in education technology Sept. 23 when Sister of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis Caroline Cerveny gave a presentation on digital catechesis.
“Educational technology has been around for a long time. But other types of educational courses have taken advantage of it since the beginning. The religious market is very new and is constantly growing,” Sister Cerveny said. (more…)