Living As A People Of God In Unsettled Times
A pastoral reflection from the Administrative Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Administrative Committee has issued the following pastoral reflection in solidarity with those who have been forced to flee their homes due to violence, conflict or fear in their native lands. In the statement, the bishops encourage each of us to do what we can to accompany migrants and refugees who seek a better life in the United States.
Lent is a time of spiritual preparation, repentance, grace, and renewal.
To help you observe this holy season the right way, we are providing a list of guidelines to follow for a fruitful Lenten season.
For a complete list of Lenten regulations, please click here.
Para una lista completa de regulaciones de Cuaresma, pulse aquí.
On Wednesday, March 1, Bishop James A. Tamayo celebrated an Ash Wednesday Mass at San Agustín Cathedral. Faithful from all throughout the Diocese of Laredo gathered to celebrate this special Mass, which marks the beginning of the Lenten season in the Catholic Church.
After Mass, attendees stood in line for the dispensation of holy ashes as a sign of repentance. The ashes used during Ash Wednesday come from burned palms blessed during the previous year’s Palm Sunday Mass.
The Diocese of Laredo Youth Conference #DLYC2017 had a great turnout with over 500 teens from ages 12-15 coming together to #ConnectWithChrist.
The St. Augustine High School Gymnasium was filled with energy and a cheering crowd. Michael Marchand was the keynote speaker and Michael James Mette provided musical entertainment.
Check out the pictures below!