Parishioners at Our Lady of Guadalupe are offering a break from fish fry Fridays. Today they offered people a meatless meal of cheese enchiladas with beans and rice. (more…)
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“Pope Francis is the leader of the Church. He will instruct us and guide us. Just as Joseph was called to be the foster father of Jesus and the husband of Mary so was the Holy Father called,” Bishop Guillory said. (more…)
During Mass Bishop Curtis Guillory, SVD, and his fellow priests anointed the sick.
During his homily Bishop Guillory spoke about the roles of healthcare providers in the lives of the sick and how they are all united.
“It is important to know that whether we are healthcare providers, caretakers or the sick, we are all united in the body of our Lord and savior Jesus,” Bishop Guillory said. (more…)
Southeast Texans joined together to celebrate the election of Pope Francis March 13 at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica, Beaumont, with a Mass of thanksgiving. Bishop Curtis Guillory, SVD, celebrated Mass and encouraged everyone to pray for the new pope.
“He’s going to have many challenges ahead of him but we know that the Holy Spirit will be guiding him,” Bishop Guillory said. (more…)
Priests are often referred to as servants but rarely as servers. That changes each year during the Serra Club’s Annual Carrabba’s Luncheon. March 4 Southeast Texans sat down to have some good food and to help out a good cause. Funds raised during the luncheon are used to facilitate projects that raise awareness about the need for vocations.
As always several priests, including Father Shane Baxter, Father Rodel Faller, and Father Tom Phelan, served as waiters for those dining in the restaurant.
Gene Landry, Serra Club member, said that the Serrans were grateful for Carrabba’s continuing support in their efforts to promote vocations to the priesthood and religious life. (more…)
Msgr. Albert J. Beck passed away March 1 at St. Dominic Village in Houston. The funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 1111 St. Joseph Parkway, Houston. The graveside service and burial will be March 6, 11 a.m. at Magnolia Cemetery, 2291 Pine St., Beaumont. Bishop Curtis Guillory, SVD, will preside over the graveside service.
Msgr. Beck was born on March 27, 1924, in Beaumont, to Joseph C. Beck and Jennie Burns Beck. He attended St. Anthony Catholic School, Beaumont, for both grade school and high school. He studied at Lamar Technical College and continued his education at St. Mary’s Seminary, then located in La Porte, Texas. He was ordained to the priesthood Dec. 17, 1949. (more…)
In celebration of the feast of St. Katharine Drexel and in gratitude for the years of service of Pope Benedict XVI, Southeast Texans gathered at Sacred Heart Church, Port Arthur, Feb. 28. In his homily, Bishop Curtis Guillory, SVD, reminded all that they should have a personal encounter with Jesus during this Year of Faith. Mass was followed by a reception in the parish hall. (more…)
Southeast Texans gathered to say farewell and to pray for Pope Benedixt XVI during his last day as pontiff. Bishop Curtis Guillory, SVD, celebrated Mass at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica, Beaumont, Feb. 28. Bishop Guillory reminded the faithful that they are all involved in the choosing of a new pope.
“We are all helping choose the next pope when we pray for the Holy Spirit to guide the Cardinals,” Bishop Guillory said. (more…)
By Francis X. Rocca Catholic News Service
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Clementine Hall is traditionally the place where cardinals bid farewell to popes at the end of a pontificate, but usually when the pope in question is lying in state before his funeral.
But on Feb. 28, hours before resigning from the papacy, Pope Benedict XVI briefly addressed the College of Cardinals, calling for unity and harmony among the men who will choose his successor and pledging his “unconditional reverence and obedience” to the next pope.
Pope Benedict addressed144 cardinals, including many of the 115 under the age of 80 who are eligible and expected to vote in the upcoming conclave.
“I will continue to be close to you in prayer, especially in the next days, that you may be fully docile to the action of the Holy Spirit in the election of the new pope,” Pope Benedict told the gathering in the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace. “May the Lord show you what is wanted of you. Among you, among the College of Cardinals, there is also the future pope, to whom today I promise my unconditional reverence and obedience.”
The cardinals are expected to begin meeting March 4 to plan the papal election.
Looking back on his almost eight-year pontificate, Pope Benedict recalled “very beautiful moments of radiant light on the path of the church, together with moments in which the occasional cloud thickened in the sky.” (more…)