KAUSSA Personal & Spiritual Development Series Kickoff
How do you practice your faith in the 9 to 5? KAUSSA Young Catholic Professionals will begin their series on Leading Like Jesus on March 3rd. Join other local professionals for an interesting discussion and reflection sharing on servant leadership. The gathering will be from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the Our Lady of Sorrows Conference Room (map here). Guests welcome! For information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
KAUSSA Young Catholic Professionals host CRS Global Speaker
"Happiness is when you serve your neighbor; and it is a journey, not a destination," Jorge Brenes, Catholic Relief Services Nicaragua, said to KAUSSA Young Catholic Professionals. He spoke about his early years and migration to the U.S. due to the civil war in his native land. Several years later, he decided to return to his native Nicaragua and lead economic development initiatives to assist families escape poverty. Young professionals also learned about the work of CRS at a global level, which provides human dignity to individuals and communities via sustainable projects.
Young Adults Show Passion for Pro-Life
Hundreds of people gathered in McAllen on January 24 to praise and give thanks to God, the creator and giver of life. Among them were also many young adults who joined in prayer for human dignity at all stages in life, an end to abortion, and the conversion and healing for those men and women affected by abortion. Many other Pro-Life Rallies took place around the nation. See this photo essay of a young adult in Boston and a report from the Washington Post and other media about the massive March for Life in Washington DC.
Vocations Discernment Retreat, February 28
What does vocation mean? The Vocations Office together with Serra are sponsoring a Vocations Discernment Retreat for men and women, 21–37 years old, Saturday, Feb. 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Benedictine Monastery of the Good Shepherd in Rio Grande City. For more information or to register for the retreat you can contact the Vocations Office at (956) 784-5060 or via email at email@example.com.
CRS Rice Bowl: For Lent, for Life
How do you connect to the universal Church? Download the new CRS Rice Bowl App today! Catholic Relief Services is the international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS is the response of the US Bishops and all of us to serve the poorest of the poor around the world.
The CRS Rice Bowl program is one of the best ways you can help those abroad and in your local community. To learn more about your agency and the work of CRS, visit www.crs.org or contact your local CRS coordinator: Miguel Santos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
50th Anniversary Pilgrimage Tour
The Diocese of Brownsville is coordinating four pilgrimage tours during 2015 to celebrate its 50th Anniversary. Available dates to choose from are as follows: Feb. 28, June 13, Aug. 1, or Oct. 24. This memorable one-day tour aboard a chartered bus will include visits to the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle-National Shrine, Our Lady of Refuge Church, Grotto of Lourdes replica, La Lomita, the Diocesan Chancery and much more. Each tour will depart at 8 am from Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle-National Shrine and will return back to San Juan at approximately 6 pm. A $35 donation per person includes lunch and snacks. Tours are bilingual and open to everyone (minors must be at least age 12 and accompanied by parents). Space is limited; please reserve at least one week prior to tour date (click image for application). For more information and registration, please contact Lydia Pesina (956) 784-5012 or email at email@example.com or Miguel Santos (956) 784-5093 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Has it been a while since you approached the Sacrament of Reconciliation or even thought about it? The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has a list of a how-to guide and answers to frequently asked questions. Busted Halo also made a video about it, as a part of the site's Sacraments 101 series. The forgiveness and mercy of Jesus is waiting for you!
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