As Chuck Pelletier prepared to give the opening remarks at the annual Rosary Vigil for Life outside Planned Parenthood on Good Friday, his thoughts turned to another gathering years earlier.
DALLAS (CNS) -- Even after becoming the toast of the sports world, golfer Jordan Spieth, a 21-year-old Dallas Jesuit graduate, remained humble and down-to-earth as he worked the crowds at Augusta, handled the media, and bantered with morning and late night talk show hosts after his historic win.
“What is God calling me to do with my life?”
It’s a question everybody answers — eventually. But organizers of the Fifth Grade Vocation Day, held March 25 at Holy Family Church, hope to spark some early soul searching. Sponsored by the Diocese of Fort Worth since 1999, the annual event is designed to encourage young minds to think about the future.
The Chrism Mass offers some of the Church’s richest symbolism during Holy Week. It is celebrated in every diocese around the world and has traditions that date back to the Old Testament. During the Chrism Mass, the bishop blesses the sacramental oils used throughout the year in every parish in the diocese, and the priests of the diocese renew their promises to the priesthood. Although the service can be overshadowed by the Triduum, the blessed oils play an essential role in bestowing grace in sacramental rites, and the Mass itself reveals the unity of the worldwide Church.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (CNS) -- The crack of the bat is a sure sign of spring, one that calls Ray McKenna to the field.
"How's the team looking this year?" he asked the top trainer for the Texas Rangers. "Anything we can do? Please let us know," he told catcher Tyler Flowers of the Chicago White Sox.