Advent Is Here! What better way to kick off the new liturgical year than by dedicating yourself, OR your group little more about our Faith in a super simple way!
We have two amazing options for you this year...
Read the Catechism in a Year (starting from the beginning)
Send people to http://www.flocknote.com/catechism to sign up!
NEW: Study the Gospels in a Year (w/ Ignatius Study Bible commentary)
Send people to http://flocknote.com/gospel to sign up!
Both are free and life-changing. And also great to do with a group of friends. Although, if you're doing it as a community, you may want to just pick ONE of them to do together so it's more manageable and focused for you.
Both will be kicking off anew during the first week of Advent (so very soon!), so invite as many people to start from the beginning with us as possible!
Excerpts from a letter to all Bishops from Cardinal Timothy Dolan.
Over the past few days, one the most powerful storms ever recorded destroyed entire villages and devastated cities across Philippines and Vietnam. More than 10,000 people are feared dead in Super Typhoon Haiyan and more than 9 million people have been affected. The full extent of structural damage is still unknown. Our Church mourns the terrible suffering of our brothers and sisters affected by this powerful storm. To complicate this situation, Typhoon Haiyan follows on the heels on a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in the same region just over a month ago. Those affected need our help.
A second collection will taken up the weekend of November 30-Dec 1st. These funds will be used to support Catholic Relief Services as they respond to immediate emergency needs for such necessities as water, food, shelter and medical care and assist in the long term recovery from the disaster. Catholic Relief Services has already begun to embark on a major emergency response to this severe disaster. Your help and the help of the Catholic community of the United States are urgently needed. Additional information on the U.S. Catholic community’s response to this emergency and how U.S. Catholics can help can be found at www.crs.org and www.usccb.org. You may also give through the parish's on-line giving program.
If you or someone you know has been sexually abused by a member of the clergy or other church personnel, you can register a complaint by one of the following means:
We will also help you bring your concerns to church officials outside the diocese if the abuse occurred elsewhere and you now reside in the Diocese of Victoria.
If you are unsure about bringing a complaint or would like further information, please contact: Rev. Gary Janak at (361) 575-4741.
Holy Family's Safe Environment Coordinator is Debbie Vanelli. She may be contacted at (361) 573-5304, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.