News/Blog :: South Texas Catholic http://www.southtexascatholic.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:15:35 GMT JP II students help family during Holy Week http://www.southtexascatholic.com/index.cfm?load=news&newsarticle=1790&page=5 Blessed John Paul II High School students, in the spiritual giving of Blessed John Paul II, helped a family in need this weekend. The students committed the full weekend of work in hopes of giving an elderly man a chance to bring his wife home from the nursing home. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT rss1790 Students perform Passion play http://www.southtexascatholic.com/index.cfm?load=news&newsarticle=1789&page=5 St. Patrick School fourth fifth grade students performe the Passion Play on Monday April 14 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT rss1789 IWA High School students serve others throughout Holy Week http://www.southtexascatholic.com/index.cfm?load=news&newsarticle=1788&page=5 More than 70 students from Incarnate Word Academy High School’s Mission Team are spreading God’s love and serving others throughout Holy Week in Big Wells, Asherton, La Pryor, and Batesville, Texas. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT rss1788 Thousands of new Catholics prepare to receive the Sacraments this Easter, including 200 in Diocese of Corpus Christi http://www.southtexascatholic.com/index.cfm?load=news&newsarticle=1787&page=159 A widower honoring his late wife and a Chinese graduate student are among the thousands of new Catholics joining the Catholic Church in the United States at Easter. All have participated in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), a process of conversion and study in the Catholic faith for catechumens and candidates coming into full communion with the Church. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT rss1787 Relevant Radio Easter Programming http://www.southtexascatholic.com/index.cfm?load=news&newsarticle=1786&page=3 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. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT rss1786 Relevant Radio Easter Programming http://www.southtexascatholic.com/index.cfm?load=news&newsarticle=1785&page=3 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. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT rss1785 St. Gertrude to auction handmade items at festival http://www.southtexascatholic.com/index.cfm?load=news&newsarticle=1784&page=5 St. Gertrude Parish and School Festival, to be held on Sunday, April 27th, will include a live auction. Items to be included are a T-shirt quilt, a Brighton purse, and a handmade mesquite cross. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT rss1784 Texas Baroque Ensemble performs Handel's Messiah in Beeville http://www.southtexascatholic.com/index.cfm?load=news&newsarticle=1783&page=4 On April 27, Divine Mercy Sunday, the Texas Baroque Ensemble will perform Handel's "Messiah" at St. Joseph’s Church. The concert starts at 6 p.m. and admission is free. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT rss1783 Pope apologizes for clerical sex abuse, promises tough sanctions http://www.southtexascatholic.com/index.cfm?load=news&newsarticle=1782&page=158 "I feel called to take responsibility for all the evil some priests -- large in number, but not in proportion to the total -- have committed and to ask forgiveness for the damage they've done with the sexual abuse of children," Pope Francis said. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT rss1782 Life enrichment and disable ministry announces Holy Week schedule http://www.southtexascatholic.com/index.cfm?load=news&newsarticle=1781&page=3 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. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT rss1781 Men complete ACTS retreat for Our Lady of Mount Carmel http://www.southtexascatholic.com/index.cfm?load=news&newsarticle=1780&page=3 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. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT rss1780 Students explore orchestral music in Link Up Program http://www.southtexascatholic.com/index.cfm?load=news&newsarticle=1779&page=5 Students from St. Gertrude School in Kingsville, along with other area elementary students, participated in a Link Up Program in conjunction with Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute in New York City. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT rss1779 It's Also Child Neglect Prevention Month http://www.southtexascatholic.com/index.cfm?load=news&newsarticle=1778&page=157 On April 1, a three-year-old boy drowned in Denton County in his family's backyard pool. Mom was watching him blow bubbles in the backyard through the kitchen window. Her phone rang and then a baby in the home began to cry. By the time she checked again on the toddler, he was face down in the pool. And he was gone. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT rss1778 Grandmother mainstay at Ark Assessment Center http://www.southtexascatholic.com/index.cfm?load=news&newsarticle=1777&page=3 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. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT rss1777 Pope honors Jesuit killed in Syria, pleads for end to violence http://www.southtexascatholic.com/index.cfm?load=news&newsarticle=1776&page=158 Pope Francis said the assassination of "my confrere," a 75-year-old Dutch Jesuit in Syria, "filled me with deep sadness and made me think again of all the people who suffer and are dying in that martyred country." Wed, 09 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT rss1776 Nine Incarnate Word sisters celebrate jubilee of profession of vows in 2014 http://www.southtexascatholic.com/index.cfm?load=news&newsarticle=1775&page=3 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. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT rss1775 Search team reviewing parish, school accounting software http://www.southtexascatholic.com/index.cfm?load=news&newsarticle=1774&page=3 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. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT rss1774 Pilgrims attending canonizations http://www.southtexascatholic.com/index.cfm?load=news&newsarticle=1773&page=5 A group of 70 people will leave for Rome on April 23 to witness the canonization of Blessed John Paul II and Blessed John XXIII in St. Peter’s Square. The group will visit basilicas and many other sites while on tour. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT rss1773 JPII students get clipped for good cause http://www.southtexascatholic.com/index.cfm?load=news&newsarticle=1772&page=5 Nervousness and excitement filled Blessed John Paul II High School's Fine Arts classroom on April 3 as students waited their turn for a haircut that benefited cancer awareness organizations. Students participated in the cancer awareness school project called, “A Cut Above”. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT rss1772 Bishop Mulvey makes pastoral visit to St. Patrick School http://www.southtexascatholic.com/index.cfm?load=news&newsarticle=1771&page=5 Bishop Michael Mulvey made a pastoral visit to St. Patrick School in Corpus Christi on April 2. After celebrating Mass, Bishop Mulvey took the time to visit the students in all 17 classrooms. He fielded many questions from children ranging in age from four- to 12-years-old. See photos here. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT rss1771