“This is so amazing that we’ve kept it going and actually grown in our first year so much. It’s all due to our volunteers and everyone who has supported us through their donations. None of this would be possible without you,” Sharon Begnaud, one of the gardens organizers, said at the anniversary celebration. (more…)
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Women from all over the diocese spent this past weekend becoming rejuvenated in their faith and spirituality at the Gathered in Grace Women’s Conference April 19-20. National speakers Julie Carrick and Leighton Drake led the retreat and focused their talks on how faith affects family.
“No matter what kind of family situation you have. No matter how many kids you have, the family is a place where we learn how to serve, we learn how to love and we learn how to forgive. We learn all these things through our family,” Drake said.
Drake put an emphasis on evangelization in the home and setting an example of Christ-like living. (more…)
Our Lady of Lourdes, Vidor, retained the Silver Cup at this year’s Diocesan High School Volleyball Tournament. They defeated St. Elizabeth, Port Neches, in the championship match to repeat as champions. More than 200 youth from 21 parishes participated in the annual tournament held this year at Our Lady of the Assumption, Beaumont, on April 13. St. Anne, Beaumont, finished third in the tournament. St. Joseph, Livingston, won the Silver Bracket championship. (more…)
Minutes after the news of the bombs reached him, Bishop Curtis J. Guillory, SVD, tweeted, “Our prayers are with those affected by the bombs at the Boston Marathon. May God give them comfort and strength.”
Two deaths reported and dozens of injuries were reported after the two blasts near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. (more…)
For an organization that just celebrated its centennial the Knight of Columbus Council 1680 doesn’t look a day over 90. On April 14 the council celebrated 100 years with a Mass at St. Mary, Orange, celebrated by Bishop Curtis Guillory, SVD.
“One hundred years is a very long time. It’s a milestone not only for the Knights but for the parish as well. One hundred years of excellent work benefiting the community,” Bishop Guillory said. (more…)
Southeast Texans came together to have breakfast and give back to their community during the 22nd Annual Breakfast with the Bishop April 13 at St. Jude Thaddeus, Beaumont, benefiting Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas.
Bishop Curtis Guillory, SVD, opened the breakfast by welcoming those in attendance and thanking them for their generosity.
“We’ve been doing this event for a long time, and it never fails to draw a crowd. I want to take this opportunity to thank you not only for your continued support of this event but for Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas,” Bishop Guillory said. (more…)
Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas staff along with diocesan staff and volunteers journeyed to Austin to make their voices heard during Catholic Faith in Action Day.
The day was organized by the Texas Catholic Conference, the official public voice of the bishops of Texas. (more…)
Msgr. McGread was influential in the drafting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ pastoral letter, Stewardship: A Disciple’s Response, which adopted his terminology and theological vision. He was the 1993 recipient of the ICSC Christian Stewardship Award. (more…)
The message at this year’s Chrism Mass focused on the New Evangelization. Bishop Curtis Guillory, SVD, joined his brother priests and Catholics from across the diocese for the annual celebration March 26 at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica, Beaumont.
During Bishop Guillory’s homily, he encouraged those in attendance to bring the good news of Christ to their neighbors.
“We must be a welcoming church. The Church is not just for certain groups of people and she must bring the good news to everyone. The New Evangelism is not just for this year but for all time. The Year of Faith was just the beginning,” Bishop Guillory said
The Chrism Mass is the one Mass during the year when the Sacred Chrism is consecrated, and the Oil of the Sick and the Oil of the Catechumens are blessed by the bishop. These oils are then sent to all parishes, missions, and hospital and prison chaplains to be used throughout the year.