KAUSSA Young Catholic Professionals begin series on "Leading Like Jesus"
"What's love got to do with it?" was one of the principal questions for reflection among the participants in the first gathering of this series. Both young and experienced professionals also learned about some of the challenges faced by the Church and the call for lay people to take lead in the life of the Church. KAUSSA Young Catholic Professionals will continue with the second part of this series on "Leading Like Jesus" in June. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
KAUSSA Networking Mixer set for April 7
KAUSSA Young Catholic Professionals is hosting a networking mixer for professionals in their 20s and 30s at Kobe in McAllen (map here). The mixer is taking place on April 7, 6:30-8:00 pm. Come and join us as we gather for happy hour and some sushi! Guests welcome! For more information, please contact email@example.com.
Men & Women Invited to March 21st Conference
Have you registered for the 2015 Catholic Men's and Women's Conference? Sign up here for this FREE conference with talks, prayer, music and fellowship. The event is taking place at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish Hall in McAllen (map here) and runs from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. Couples are encouraged to attend!
11th Annual Oblate Bicycle Trail Ride
Are you a cyclist and up for the Oblate Trail Ride challenge? The Diocese of Brownsville invites cyclists to hit the road on Saturday, March 14 at the 11th Annual Oblate Trail Ride. Two distances are available: 62.5 miles starting at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Brownsville or 25 miles starting at Our Lady of San Juan del Valle Basilica, both finishing at La Lomita Chapel in Mission. For more information and to register today, visit the Stewardship and Development Office website.
TX Catholic Advocacy Day, March 24
The Texas Catholic Advocacy Day is almost here! Hundreds of Catholics from all the dioceses in Texas will gather at the State Capitol in Austin to join their bishops in a call for just and merciful legislation. If you are a young adult (18-39) passionate about faith in action through public policy on issues such as protecting human life, justice for immigrants, protecting the poor and vulnerable, and would like be part of this one-day visit, please contact Raul Cabrera at (956) 784-1045 or firstname.lastname@example.org. It's free, but space is limited!
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 email@example.com.
50th Anniversary Pilgrimage Tour
Plan your staycation today! The Diocese of Brownsville is coordinating four pilgrimage tours during 2015 to celebrate its 50th Anniversary. Registration for the June 13th tour is already underway. 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). Young adults: don't delay, reserve today (click image for application)! Space is limited. For more information and registration, please contact Lydia Pesina (956) 784-5012 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Miguel Santos (956) 784-5093 or by email at email@example.com.
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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