The current Year of the Family convoked by Pope Francis is a great opportunity to support initiatives that promote the family. That will help parents improve their relationships with their spouses and develop their child-rearing skills. In addition it will help young people discover the beauty of starting a Christian family. One of those initiatives is the International Federation for Family Development (IFFD), a non-governmental, independent, and non-profit federation, whose primary mission is to support families through training. Among the IFFD inspired groups in the US is Texas Family Enrichment. In the last few years, as part of IFFD, the IFFD foundation has been developing an endowment that will provide stable resources to undertake more wide-ranging initiatives to support the family. Please spread the word and consider supporting IFFD by making a donation here.
Life in downtown Houston is starting to pick up. Traffic is getting busier and finding a parking spot on the street during the day is getting a little more difficult. It is a good time to increase awareness of the presence of the Holy Cross Chapel in downtown. The Chapel offers daily Mass at 11:35 AM for people working in downtown, and a priest is available every weekday for confessions and spiritual direction between 10 AM and 2 PM. This new video presents what the Holy Cross Chapel has to offer.
The Life of Christ by Giuseppe Ricciotti is considered by some as the best biography of our Lord. This is not a work of biographical fiction, where the author attributes words, deeds and even thoughts to Our Lord not found in the Gospels. Father Ricciotti's approach is different: "It has been my wish to write an exclusively historical and documentary work." Sticking strictly to what we know or what the Church has generally inferred from Scripture, tradition, non-Biblical sources, archaeology, linguistics and other disciplines, he produces a portrait of Jesus and his times that is nothing less than astonishing in its richness of detail.
The following Masses in the Southwest will be celebrate to Feast of Saint Josemaria:
- June 18 at 7 PM, Christ the King Catholic Church in Dallas. Celebrant: Fr. Peter Arriagada
- June 25 at 7 PM, Church of the Holy Spirit in San Antonio. Celebrant: Fr. Peter Arriagada
- June 26 at 11 AM, Saint Albert the Great Catholic Church. Celebrant: Fr. Charlie Garza.
- June 26 at Noon, Houston Co-Cathedral. Celebrant: Bishop Glen John Provost (Diocese of Lake Charles)
Leadership Camp Texas is a 1-week summer camp to help boys entering 5th - 8th grades to develop into fine, hard-working and courageous men who can be leaders among their peers. Through cabin competitions, night games, Xtreme Olympics, and many more LCT activities, the boys have a ton of fun while at the same time growing in manliness and virtue. The camp's full, well-balanced schedule is designed to motivate the boys to use their talents in order to lead and serve others while developing strong friendships. You can check out the LCT experience through videos from previous years.
Dates: June 26-July 2
Place: Stoney Creek Ranch
Sign up: leadershipcamptexas.net
On Saturday, April 17th, the first of two talks about entrepreneurship for High Schoolers at Rocky Point (The Woodlands) took place with around 15 attendees. Presented by Ian Raynolds and Juan Damia the topic for the first session was “the Entrepreneur’s DNA, do you have what it takes?”. We went through the habits and virtues required to be a successful entrepreneur. Later on Esteban Russell captivated the attendees with a unique approach to “The meaning of life”.
The second session will be a workshop on how to structure ideas and preparing a wining elevator pitch. The workshop will close with the students presenting their “Elevator Pitch” to a group of four seasoned entrepreneurs and investors.