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Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary


Celebrated every year on August 15, the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary commemorates the death of Mary and her bodily assumption into Heaven, before her body could begin to decay–a foretaste of our own bodily resurrection at the end of time.

Father in heaven,
all creation rightly gives you praise,
for all life and all holiness come from you.
In the plan of your wisdom
she who bore the Christ in her womb
was raised body and soul in glory to be with him in heaven.
May we follow her example in reflecting your holiness
and join in her hymn of endless love and praise.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.


40 Ideas for 40 Days


Are you looking for ideas for your Lenten Journey?  Why not try Joe Paprocki’s “40 Ideas for 40 Days”  which can be found at: http://tinyurl.com/jwuwu25

Check it out and may your Lenten Journey be a fruitful one.


Ruah Retreat

BeachThe deadline for the PCL winter retreat: Ruah is approaching. Have you gone on retreat this year?  If not, this is your chance.  Even Jesus needed time away to reflect on God.  Go to: http://archgh.cvent.com and look for Ruah.  (This retreat is for those who are are professional catechetical leaders in church ministry at churches in the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese.)

Sing to the LORD a new song,
for he has done wondrous deeds;
His right hand has won victory for him,
his holy arm.


“Ruah” Winter Retreat

Wow! It’s only two weeks until Christmas. If you are a Professional Catechetical Leader, don’t forget to register for the January Winter Retreat “Ruah” to be held in Galveston on January 13 & 14 before you leave for the holidays.  Mike Patin, a nationally know speaker, will be leading this retreat.  So you don’t want to miss this opportunity to refresh before the busy seasons of Lent, Easter and Sacraments.  For more information and to register visit: