Hundreds across Southeast Texas visited St. Mary Catholic School, Orange, for its 78th Annual Spring Festival April 28-29. They enjoyed good food, live music, games, a volleyball tournament and a talent show. (more…)
Archive for April, 2012
“Teachers are extremely important, and I can’t help but be impressed when I hear about the amazing things you’re all doing at our schools,” Bishop Curtis Guillory, SVD, said at the Bishop’s Teacher Appreciation Banquet April 26 at St. Pius X, Beaumont.
The banquet honored teachers, principals, and volunteers representing all six schools in the diocese. The schools honored teachers, volunteers and retirees. (more…)
More than 20 teams of high school youth from 18 parishes turned out for the High School Volleyball Tournament April 28 at Our Lady of Sorrows, China. And it was the Our Lady of Lourdes team from Vidor that took first place. St. Jude Thaddeus, Beaumont, placed second, and St. Charles Borromeo, Nederland, placed third. (more…)
“I must congratulate you all on a magnificent church. It’s almost as if the original designers intended for it to be expanded. But you must remember that a church is more than a building. What’s important is what happens inside the church,” Bishop Guillory said. (more…)
By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As the Catholic Church increases its new evangelization efforts and works for justice and peace in the world, it would be wise to imitate the positive, prophetic approach taken by Blessed John XXIII in his encyclical “Pacem in Terris,” a French archbishop said.
Archbishop Roland Minnerath of Dijon addressed the opening session April 27 of a meeting of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, which was holding the second of three planned meetings preparing to mark the 50th anniversary next year of “Pacem in Terris,” the encyclical “on establishing peace in truth, justice, charity and liberty.”
Mary Ann Glendon, a professor of law at Harvard University and president of the academy, told members their study and discussions would be focused on “the role of religion in the quest for a ‘tranquility of order’ in our increasingly complex and conflict-ridden world.” (more…)
La oficina de corresponsabilidad y comunicaciones tiene buenas noticias para todos los ministerios diocesanos incluyendo el Ministerio Hispano. Los primeros reportes de la Campaña de Fe del Obispo 2012 fueron ya publicados y la información que contienen es alentadora y llena de esperanzas para los ministerios y programas financiados por esta campaña. Este año, 605 familias más se han comprometido comparándolo a la campaña del año pasado.
La Campaña de Fe del Obispo hace posible financiar 18 ministerios Diocesanos en que se incluye a Ministerio Hispano, y también apoya a Caridades Católicas del Sudeste de Texas. El éxito de la campaña depende de la valiosa colaboración de todos los católicos inscritos en nuestra diócesis que actualmente rebasa los 72,000. (more…)
By MEG CAMERON, ETC
Diocesan Ministries and Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas got some great news this month as the first reports for the 2012 Bishop’s Faith Appeal were compiled. The numbers were very encouraging and indicate that the BFA has seen an increase from last April of 605 more families participating in this year’s campaign.
The number of parishes who are already over their goal in pledges also increased from last April. Twenty-seven parishes are in this category this year. In April 2011 only 19 had reached their goal in pledges. (more…)
By Catholic News Service
HARTFORD, Conn. (CNS) — In what he called “a moment of sober reflection, not celebration,” Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed into law a bill outlawing the use of capital punishment in the state.
The law, which takes effect immediately, makes life imprisonment without the possibility of release the highest punishment possible in Connecticut. The death penalty could be carried out, however, in the cases of 11 prisoners currently on death row in the state. (more…)
Christus Health Foundation – Southeast Texas paid tribute to Bishop Curtis Guillory, SVD, at its 32nd Annual Gala April 21. The gala also celebrated the 50th anniversary of Christus Hospital-St. Elizabeth, Beaumont.
The Foundation, along with gala chairs Jennifer and Greg Thompson, honored Bishop Guillory at the benefit that provided an evening of entertainment including a performance by Harry Connick Jr. (more…)
St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica School, Beaumont, celebrated the school’s diversity with Multi-Cultural Day April 20. The students shared the fruits of their national and international research with classroom presentations following Mass by Bishop Curtis Guillory, SVD. Every classroom became a country. The United States, Mexico, Greece, Italy, Japan, France, India, Poland, Indonesia and Israel were all represented. (more…)