This year, the Church will celebrate Catechetical Sunday on September 20, 2015, and will focus on the theme "Safeguarding the Dignity of Every Human Person."
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Engaging Spirituality is a program from JustFaith Ministries (www.justfaith.org) which have touched and transformed the lives of 40,000 people since 2001 to live lives of extraordinary compassion.
Potential participants are invited to a 45 minute Introductory Session on Wednesday, September 23 (7 pm) at Incarnate Word Convent.
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Help needed for migrant women and children
About this time last year, the unaccompanied children and the women with children who had migrated from Central America were highlighted in the news. Churches responded to the need; the outpouring of generosity was heartening. This year there are fewer news reports and less attention to the situation, but the need is still there. Because the situation is not highlighted as it was before, far fewer donations are coming in. So the need is greater! Here is the link to the description of what’s going on re: people arriving at the Sacred Heart Center in McAllen. It includes listings of things needed, volunteers needed, and how to send donations. Please help spread the word! http://www.
Pope Francis proclaimed 2015 a Year of Consecrated Life, starting on the First Sunday of Advent, the weekend of November 29, 2014, and ending on February 2, 2016, the World Day of Consecrated life.
“Religious life ought to promote growth in the Church by way of attraction. The Church must be attractive. Wake up the world! Be witnesses of a different way of doing things, of acting, of living! It is possible to live differently in this world.” Pope Francis
For more information about the Communities of Consecrated Persons serving in the Diocese of Victoria in Texas CLICK HERE.
The U.S. Bishops are encouraging Catholics throughout the country to offer their Friday acts of sacrifice and penance for the protection of Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty.