News from the Diocese

  • April 11, 2014
    During this holy season of Easter, Relevant Radio offers a unique listening experience to grow in your Faith. Father Francis Hoffman “Father Rocky”, Executive Director of Relevant Radio, presents “Close to Jesus to the Last: The Passion of Christ in Five Parts.” Tune in on Monday April 14–Friday, April 18 at 9 a.m. or 6 p.m. CT to hear Father Rocky.
  • April 11, 2014
    During this holy season of Easter, Relevant Radio offers a unique listening experience to grow in your Faith. Father Francis Hoffman “Father Rocky”, Executive Director of Relevant Radio, presents “Close to Jesus to the Last: The Passion of Christ in Five Parts.” Tune in on Monday April 14–Friday, April 18 at 9 a.m. or 6 p.m. CT to hear Father Rocky.
  • April 10, 2014
    The Office of Ministry & Life Enrichment for the Disabled at Catholic Charities is hosting a full Holy Week schedule for its clients. All Masses and events will be held at the Immaculate Conception Chapel on the campus of Blessed John Paul II High School.
  • April 10, 2014 | by Ervey Martinez
    Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Portland completed a men’s A.C.T.S. retreat on April 3-6 with pastor Msgr. Mark Chamberlin serving as spiritual director. David Havelka directed the retreat and was assisted by co-directors Ben Polasek and Butch Rowe.
  • April 9, 2014 | by Juan Cardenas
    If anyone knows about how rewarding volunteering can be, it’s Elenora O’Bryant. The grandmother of eight has served in that capacity at The Ark Assessment Center and Emergency Shelter for Youth for nearly 11 years.
  • April 9, 2014
    Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament will honor nine jubilarians in a Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Patrick Church, 3350 South Alameda, Corpus Christi, on Saturday, May 10 at 10:30 a.m.
  • April 8, 2014
    A group of diocesan, parish and school accounting personnel have been meeting for several months to review new accounting software for parishes and schools in the Diocese of Corpus Christi. The change to the new accounting software is expected to take place later this year.
  • April 7, 2014
    Methodist Children’s Home is looking for families to provide foster care to children in need.
  • April 1, 2014
    KLUX 89.5HD and CCN Radio 89.5-2 will team up to carry all of the evening Holy Week Liturgies live from Corpus Christi Cathedral as well as special Good Friday programming. Any programming available on KLUX 89.5HD will also be available simultaneously online as streaming audio at KLUX.org and by way of the KLUX Smartphone APP.
  • April 1, 2014 | by By Alfredo E. Cardenas South Texas Catholic
    Bishop Michael Mulvey was among 65 bishops from throughout the world who traveled to Castel Gandolfo, the location of the pope’s summer residence, on Feb. 24-28 to take part in the 37th international meeting of bishops and friends of the Focolare Movement. Pope Francis granted the group an audience on Feb. 27.
  • April 1, 2014
    For the good of the people of God in the Diocese of Corpus Christi Bishop Michael Mulvey appointed Father Edgardo Barrameda, SOLT as Administrator of Christ the King Parish in Corpus Christi, effective March 10.
  • April 1, 2014
    Father Peter J. West speaks to students on the meaning, history and worldly travels of the Black Madonna of Czestochowa in the chapel on Blessed John Paul II High School campus Feb. 24. Father West is on an “Ocean to Ocean” Pilgrimage for Human Life International. He accompanied the traveling icon to Corpus Christi and concelebrated Mass with Father Ogie Rosalinas at St. Joseph Church in Corpus Christi. Many people from around the diocese gathered to see the traveling icon. The following day some of the faithful processed to Crosstown and Morgan to pray the rosary in the icon’s presence outside the abortion clinic.
  • April 1, 2014
    To Celebrate the Feast Day of St. Katharine Drexel and to give the parishioners a better understanding of the historical significance of the creation of the Holy Cross Parish, Msgr. Michael Howell gave a history of the origination of the Holy Cross Church and buildings and how St. Katharine Drexel was so instrumental in the purchasing of these buildings.
  • April 1, 2014 | by By Alfredo E. Cardenas, South Texas Catholic
    In 1953, 33 Catholics came together in the Diocese of Corpus Christi to organize a Serra Club to promote vocations to the priesthood and religious life in their diocese. After celebrating 50 years of successful ministry, many members began to age or pass away and a few years short of its 60th anniversary the Serra Club became inactive.
  • March 25, 2014
    In 2013, the Diocese of Corpus Christi donated $63,66.32 to support the appeal for the Retirement Fund for Religious. Over the last 26 years the diocese has raised more than $1.7 million for the fund.
  • March 15, 2014
    Some 100 confirmation candidates and their sponsors participated in a confirmation retreat sponsored by the Office of Youth Ministry at Ss. Cyril & Methodius Parish. The candidates came from 21 parishes within the Diocese of Corpus Christi.
  • March 11, 2014
    The public is invited to take advantage of a win-win opportunity for a limited time at Bealls stores in Aransas Pass, Beeville, Corpus Christi, Portland, Port Lavaca, Rockport and Victoria.
  • March 5, 2014
    Catholic Charities Office of Ministry and Life Enrichment for the Disabled celebrated Ash Wednesday at the United Vietnam Veterans of Texas VFW Post 2397 on March 5. Deacon Michael Rauen prayed and distributed ashes to the veterans and the 75 persons with disabilities in attendance.
  • March 3, 2014 | by Rollo’s Kids Foundation
    Rollo’s Kids Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports children of hard-working, low-earning families by providing them with food, clothes, shoes and toys, announced they will host their second annual rummage sale on Saturday, March 8, from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Party Ventures Event Hall, located at 1257 Nile Dr., to raise funds for their inaugural Easter event.
  • February 27, 2014
    Bishop Michael Mulvey blessed 16 couples who celebrated 25 and 50 years in sacramental marriages. The celebration of World Marriage Day was held at Corpus Christi Cathedral on Feb. 16.
  • February 27, 2014 | by Mary Cottingham, South Texas Catholic
    There were many smiling faces before and after the Mass at Corpus Christi Cathedral on Feb. 2, World Day for Consecrated Life. Fourteen sisters celebrating their jubilees were recognized and honored by Bishop Michael Mulvey, who thanked them for their multiple years of service to God.
  • February 27, 2014
    In 2013, parishioners from the Diocese of Corpus Christi contributed $215,540 to special collections in support of national campaigns, such as Catholic Relief Services, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development and support of various mission churches throughout the world.
  • February 27, 2014
    For the good of the people of God in the Diocese of Corpus Christi, after thoughtful prayer and consultation with the Diocesan Priest Personnel Board, Bishop Michael Mulvey has appointed Father Alphonsus Z. M. Abainza, SOLT, as Parochial Vicar at St. Joseph Parish in Corpus Christi, effective Jan. 24.
  • February 27, 2014
    From August 2014 to October 2015, St. John’s/Assumption Seminary in San Antonio will celebrate its 100 years of leadership in educating and preparing men for priestly ministry for dioceses in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico and California.
  • February 18, 2014
    Campaign 2014, the annual on-air fundraiser benefiting 89.5HD KLUX will take to the air on Monday morning, Feb. 24. The five-day event is the primary fundraiser for the local non-commercial station licensed to Diocesan Telecommunications Corporation.
  • February 12, 2014 | by Mary Cottingham, South Texas Catholic
    Bundled for warmth, more than 250 of Corpus Christi’s area homeless were treated to hot slices of mouth-watering pizza from Little Caesars Love Kitchen at the Mother Teresa Shelter on Feb. 11.
  • February 4, 2014
    Bishop Michael Mulvey confirmed 15 inmates at the McConnell Unit in Beeville on Dec. 11. See photo here.
  • February 3, 2014
    Bishop Michael Mulvey honors Jubilarians on World Day for Consecrated Life, Feb. 2.
  • January 31, 2014 | by By Alfredo E. Cardenas, South Texas Catholic
    Pope Francis’ recently published exhortation on the “Joy of the Gospel” provides a new direction for the New Evangelization. That was the message participants at the 25th annual diocesan ministry conference received from Bishop Michael Mulvey and the conference’s keynote speaker, Peter Murphy, Ph.D.
  • January 31, 2014 | by Mary Cottingham, South Texas Catholic
    The Fannie Bluntzer Nason Renewal Center, also known as The Spirit Center, has raised more than $1.7 million for Phase II construction of its retreat center located between Corpus Christi and Orange Grove. The project is a vision of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament.
  • January 31, 2014
    First Friday, a local volunteer organization dedicated to education about the importance of early detection of breast cancer, will hold an inter-faith prayer service to honor, remember and pray for friends and family members who have been touched by breast cancer. The service will take place on Friday, Feb. 7, in the sanctuary of Corpus Christi First United Methodist Church (900 South Shoreline) at 7:30 a.m.
  • January 31, 2014
    The Diocese of Corpus Christi celebrated its annual Mass for the Evangelization of Cultures in Corpus Christi Cathedral on Jan. 17. Bishop Michael Mulvey was the main celebrant and was joined by other priests from the diocese, including Father Rogel “Ogie” Rosalinas, SOLT who was also the guest homilist.
  • January 31, 2014
    The Diocese of Corpus Christi offices of Vocations and the Youth Ministry announced winners of their vocations essay contest at the Ministry Conference on Jan. 11. Winners included Angelique Saenz, a fourth grade student at St. Joseph School in Alice; Brooklyn Moreno-Arispe, a seventh grade student at Incarnate Word Academy Middle Level; and MyRanda Lynn Hager, a senior at Blessed John Paul II High School.
  • January 24, 2014
    Bishop Michael Mulvey ordained four men from the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT) to the priesthood Jan. 24 at Corpus Christi Cathedral.
  • January 15, 2014
    Timon's Ministries Board Chairman Dr. Paul Zanetti invites the community to support its fundraiser, Celebrity Toast of the Mayor at 6 p.m. on Feb. 28 at the Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz International Center.
  • January 6, 2014 | by Laura Adams, Contributor
    First Friday, a local volunteer organization dedicated to education about the importance of early detection of breast cancer, will hold an inter-faith prayer service to honor, remember and pray for friends and family members who have been touched by breast cancer. The service will take place on Friday, Feb. 7, in the sanctuary of Corpus Christi First United Methodist Church (900 South Shoreline) at 7:30 a.m.
  • December 31, 2013
    Readers of the Corpus Christi Caller-Times have named Bishop Michael Mulvey as one of the top four community advocates in the newspaper’s readership area. The selection, announced by the Caller-Times on Dec. 13, was determined by the newspaper’s “Best of the Best” readers’ poll.
  • December 31, 2013 | by By Alfredo E. Cardenas, South Texas Catholic
    On Jan. 11, the Diocese of Corpus Christi will celebrate the Silver Jubilee of its annual ministry conference, this year entitled “The New Evangelization.” The conference marks 25 years of building the body of Christ through the New Evangelization.
  • December 31, 2013 | by By Mary Cottingham, South Texas Catholic
    Bishop Michael Mulvey will ordain four deacons with the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT) to the priesthood on Jan. 24 at 10 a.m. in Corpus Christi Cathedral. All four have been living in the SOLT community for many years, while pursuing careers in nursing, engineering, physics and various aspects of health care.
  • December 31, 2013 | by Msgr. Michael Howell, Contributor
    For more than 60 years if anyone asked where the bishop of the Diocese of Corpus Christi lived, Catholics would have immediately pointed to the residence on Ocean Drive.
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