Kelly seniors Kathleen Wilson, and Kristen McManus visited the third-grade classes at St. Anne, Beaumont, to discuss education in Uganda. (more…)
Archive for April, 2011
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
By Emily Lahr Catholic News Service
WASHINGTON (CNS) — The theme of Pope Benedict XVI’s message for the upcoming World Day of Prayer for Vocations points to the important role Catholic home life plays in the promotion of vocations to the priesthood and religious life, said Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis.
“The theme which the Holy Father chose places the burden on the local church to reflect on how it develops a culture of vocations,” said the archbishop, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations. “We know that the vocation comes out of the home.”
The papal message for the day of prayer, which will be observed May 15, was released Feb. 10 at the Vatican. The 2011 theme is “Proposing Vocations in the Local Church.”
“Every Christian community, every member of the church needs consciously to feel responsibility for promoting vocations,” especially in an era when God’s voice “seems to be drowned out by ‘other voices’ and his invitation to follow him by the gift of one’s own life may seem too difficult,” the pope said.
Pope Paul VI instituted the day of prayer in 1964 as a way for Catholics to focus on and pray for vocations. (more…)
By Judith Sudilovsky Catholic News Service
JERUSALEM (CNS) — In their joint Easter message, the heads of Christian churches of Jerusalem turned their attention to the unrest in the Middle East, noting the need to respect the rights of the minorities in the region.
“We pray for reforms that will lead to a modern civil society, where freedom of expression, religion and human rights — including the rights of those considered minority in number are respected,” they said in their message, released April 19. “We call on all peoples of faith and good will to pursue peace, while recognizing that this peace cannot be obtained at the price of silence and submission to corruption and injustice.” (more…)
Bishop Curtis Guillory, SVD, joined his brother priests and Catholics from across the diocese at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica, Beaumont.
The Mass is an expression of the fullness of the bishop’s priesthood and of the close unity of the priests with him.
During Bishop Guillory’s homily, he spoke about the sacrament of reconciliation and how it leads people back to communion with God. (more…)