Author Archives: Debbie Jones

Next Sunday: A Day of Prayer in Solidarity

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and  Bishop Oscar Cantú, Chairman of the Committee on International Justice and Peace, have designated  Sunday, November 26, A Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians that initiates “Solidarity in Suffering” a Week of Awareness and Education.  The Bishops’ Conference is collaborating with the Knights of Columbus, Catholic Relief Services, CNEWA and Aid to the Church in Need on this observance.

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Tomorrow: Catholic Campaign For Human Development Collection

For over 43 million Americans, there is a thin line: between eviction and home, between hunger and health, between unemployment and work, between anxiety and stability. This line is the Poverty Line.  For a family of four, that line is $24,257 a year. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States, 2015.)

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty by funding community programs that encourage independence. You are essential to its success. Your generous donations will give those in poverty the support they need to make lasting changes.

Together, we can make a difference in families and communities across the United States. Please donate prayerfully and generously. Thank you.


Memorial of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, Religious

Today the Church celebrates the memorial of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, religious. She was the daughter of Andrew II, King of Hungary, and wife of Duke Louis IV of Thuringia. She is famous for her great kindness and inexhaustible charity towards the poor and the sick. November 19 is the feast day of St. Elizabeth of Hungary in the Extraordinary Form.

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Memorial of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin

Today the dioceses in the United States celebrate the memorial of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, virgin. St. Cabrini is the first United States citizen to be canonized.  She was born in Lombardy, Italy, one of thirteen children. She came to America as a missionary, founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart to care for poor children in schools and hospitals.  To learn more go to:


St. John Paul II Relic and Our Lady of Fatima Statue Coming Soon

The Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart and the Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary invite you to participate in the Veneration of the Official Relic of the Blood of St. John Paul II.  November 6, 2017 at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 1111 St. Joseph Parkway, Houston, TX, 77002.

Catholic-Methodist Dialogue

Pope Francis meets with the World Methodist Council Oct. 19, 2017. (Credit: L’Osservatore Romano.)

Vatican City, Oct 19, 2017 / 07:29 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Marking 50 years of Catholic-Methodist dialogue, Pope Francis on Thursday told members of both traditions that when it comes to future relations, simply speaking about reconciliation is not enough – we must actually pray and work for it.  To read the complete article, go to:

Catechetical Modules Being Offered

On Saturday, November 11, 2017, the Office of Evangelization & Catechesis will be offering Catechetical Modules at St. Maximilian Kolbe.  If you are a catechist working towards earning your Catechist Certificate, please check out this website:

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Jesus, the Master Teacher, Understood the Value of Stories

Our young people are being inundated with stories daily, many of which are not in their best interest spiritually, morally, or emotionally, but which can have a profound effect on their way of thinking and behaving. We need to counteract those stories with stories of our own; stories of our faith, stories of love, forgiveness, hope, and resurrection.

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