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VOL. 53 NO. 2 Publisher Bishop Michael Mulvey, STL DD Editor Alfredo E. Cárdenas ACardenas@diocesecc.org

Esai Lozano, who aspires to become a priest one day, stands alongside his parents, Rene and Sonya Lozano holding the chalice and paten his parents gave him during a Mass celebrating his 15th birthday. If he does become a priest, he will use the chalice and paten at his first Mass as an ordained priest. If he gets married, he and his wife will give them to the priest who witnesses their sacrament of marriage.

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Fernandez, a Primary Montessori 1 student at Sacred Heart School in 16 Santiago Rockport, works on a math game inside the school's gym. The school, which reopened on Jan. 4 for the first time since Hurricane Harvey struck, is currently holding classes in four modular buildings. The gym currently serves as a cafeteria, administrative office and an area for indoor Physical Education classes if the weather is too cold.

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VIDA CATÓLICA 4 VIEWPOINTS 20 Acompañar a los que buscan a Renewing ourselves as a community of missionary disciples

VOCATIONS 6 Lent, an invitation for prayer and conversion

Jesús es objetivo del plan pastoral

NATIONAL NEWS 22 Bishops stand with 'Dreamers' as DACA battles continue

NEWS FROM THE DIOCESE THE VATICAN 10 Accompanying 25 people Be intentional about silence to find Jesus is the plan

NEWS BRIEFS 15 Students learn the art of a good handshake

during Mass

FAITH 27 OUR A holy family always puts God at the center

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February 2018 - Vol.53 No.2  

In our February issue we feature a unique idea by an Alice couple to celebrate their son’s 15th birthday with the gift of a Chalice and pate...

February 2018 - Vol.53 No.2  

In our February issue we feature a unique idea by an Alice couple to celebrate their son’s 15th birthday with the gift of a Chalice and pate...

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