This time of year has special significance in the Rio Grande Valley and in Mexico in its commemoration as the Day of the Dead. But this time can also bring on, or bring back, feelings of sorrow and loss, triggered perhaps by memories, photos and the approaching holidays.
The Men on Fire retreat is a one-day retreat Nov. 19 in McAllen for Catholic men to spend a day in prayer, reflection, spiritual awareness and dialogue with others of their faith. A special presentation for women at conclusion of retreat.
MISSION — The C.Y.R.P. is an annual project sponsored through the Ministry with Young People of the Diocese of Brownsville to repair homes of families with less resources in the Mission area. This project, launched in 2010, continues every summer, impacting the Rio Grande Valley by bringing better living conditions for less fortunate people.
Blessed Carlo Acutis seemed to have one foot in this world and another in the next for most of his short life. As a child, he was said to have communicated with his deceased grandfather, and four years to the day after his death, his mother gave birth to twins. For the last 11 of his 15 years, he lived an extraordinary life of faith and love devoted to God, the Eucharist and his fellow man, augmented by modern technology. At right, the reliquary with Acutis's first-class relic that will reside at St. Theresa Church in San Benito.
This year there will be two Red Masses in the Diocese of Brownsville — one at the Immaculate Cathedral in Brownsville, and one in San Isidro, serving the legal communities at opposite poles of the Rio Grande Valley.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has issued the National Synthesis of the People of God in the United States of America. The synthesis marks the completion of the Diocesan Phase of the 2021-2023 Synod: For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission
SAN JUAN — Bishop Daniel E. Flores will reveal his thoughts and plans for what the National Eucharistic Revival will mean for local Catholics during a gathering and Mass Oct. 1 at the Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle-National Shrine.
Today, on the Feast of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we officially launched the Women en La Frontera podcast. Women en la Frontera features conversations with women from the Rio Grande Valley on topics that impact us all, and that give witness to the incredible ways God works in our lives.
The 2022-2023 school year has already opened for our Catholic schools and their families. We look forward to a year filled with new beginnings as we welcome both new and returning administrators, teachers, support staff, students and families.
The Feast of Corpus Christi on Sunday, June 19, marked the launch throughout the United States of the National Eucharistic Revival, a three-year process to reinforce one central tenet of the Catholic faith that the Holy Eucharist is the real presence of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
SAN JUAN — The first phase of the Synod in the Diocese of Brownsville came to an end as summer began: After consultations with more than 8,000 local Catholics at all levels, delegates met June 25 at the Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle-National Shrine to hear summations from each deanery, followed by a Mass of celebration with Bishop Daniel E. Flores.