An EF1 tornado that blew through Mineral Wells May 19 ripped the bell tower off the chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes Church but spared the bell that calls parishioners to worship. “I thought that was an amazing miracle in itself,” said church member Dorothy Ortiz. “The bell tower was destroyed, but the bell is still standing!”
“Catholic education is very important, and more parents should make it a priority—especially with the way the world is going.” Fernando Sotelo expressed those thoughts as he waited for the start of the Diocesan Eighth Grade Mass celebrated May 8 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Keller.
Father Charles Calabrese, who has served as Catholic chaplain at Texas Christian University (TCU) since 1984, will retire from the position in June of this year. Bishop Michael Olson, in announcing the transition within the TCU Catholic Community, thanked the beloved priest for his years of service to “generations” of TCU Catholic students.