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This year the Consulate of Mexico in Laredo has recognized Catholic Charities, a ministry of the Diocese of Laredo with the Ohtli Award.

Catholic Charities is being recognized for its work and commitment to the migrant community. Consul Juan Carlos Mendoza Sanchez will make the presentation, during the commemoration of the 209th Anniversary of the beginning of the fight for Mexico’s Independence at San Agustin Plaza on September 13, 2019 at 7:00 pm.

35 years after its original release in theaters, the classic Academy Award nominee and restored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will be screened in more than 200 cinemas to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month.  "El Norte", the epic and acclaimed masterpiece about dreams of immigrants from Central America and the promise of America, will return to theaters in certain regions this September at a special presentation just a day to celebrate its 35th anniversary, brought by Fathom Events and world leader Lionsgate content. Directed by Gregory

FAMILY LIFE OFFICE: Two new activities are being introduced this year to invite high school students to deepen their understanding of our God-given human dignity and the respect for human life as they deal with their daily decisions. Inspired by the theme unveiled by the USCCB this summer, our theme will be: Christ is our hope, for our lifetime! An art contest will also be open, as we do every year, for children and youth, 1st grade through high school in the Diocese of Laredo.

The Diocesan Catechetical Commissioning Mass is on September 7, 2019, at Saint Patrick Church at 10:00 a.m. All are welcome to attend.

By: Salo Otero

Rev. Father Francisco Stodola, pastor of Nuestra Senora del Rosario parish in south Laredo, has retired from the Texas Army National Guard after 22 years of service.  A ceremony was held Aug. 23 at Camp Mabry in Austin to commemorate the event.