Via USCCB -- Beginning the Church's liturgical year, Advent (from, "ad-venire" in Latin or "to come to") is the season encompassing the four Sundays (and weekdays) leading up to the celebration of Christmas.
The Advent season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to Christ’s second coming at the end of time and also to the anniversary of the Lord’s birth on Christmas. The final days of Advent, from December 17 to December 24, focus particularly on our preparation for the celebrations of the Nativity of our Lord (Christmas).
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
This year, the Diocese of Laredo's #GivingTuesday campaign will benefit our aspirants/seminarians.
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Gold & Silver Wedding Anniversary Mass: Saturday, February 11, 2017. San Agustín Cathedral. 201 San Agustín Ave. Laredo, TX. ***REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, February 3, 2017***
Diocese of Laredo Youth Conference (DLYC): Saturday, February 25, 2017. St. Augustine High School Gymnasium. 1300 Galveston St. Laredo, TX.
The Diocese of Laredo is celebrating Stewardship Month in November!
Our Stewardship and Development Office has started a "30 Days of Gratitude" social media campaign. Please visit the Diocese of Laredo's Catholic Stewardship Facebook page for their daily posts. Leave a comment about what you're most grateful for and then share with friends and family so that they may do the same!
This art contest is open to children and youth, 1st grade through high school in the Diocese of Laredo. Any kind of ORIGINAL art such as drawings, pictures or paintings on posters can be submitted, dealing with the theme “Be an Instrument of God’s Mercy.”
Winners will be determined by a panel consisting of Martha Miller (Director of the Family Life Office), Very Rev. Anthony Mendoza (Vicar General), and Fr. Francisco Quiroz (Adult Religious Education and Vocations Director).
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis will conclude the Year of Mercy by creating 17 new cardinals, including three from the United States: Archbishop Blase J. Cupich of Chicago; Bishop Kevin J. Farrell, prefect of the new Vatican office for laity, family and life; and Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin of Indianapolis.
Announcing the names of the new cardinals Oct. 9, Pope Francis said, "Their coming from 11 nations expresses the universality of the church that proclaims and witnesses the good news of God's mercy in every corner of the earth."