Father Gonzalo Martinez Morales, a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth, died April 30 after a lengthy illness. Funeral arrangements are pending.
Parishioners at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Wichita Falls clapped and shouted joyfully as Mistress of Ceremonies Noel Filer announced, “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it,” at the beginning of the program celebrating the dedication of the parish’s newly built Family Life Center on Divine Mercy Sunday. “Today, of course, is Mercy Sunday,” said Bishop Michael Olson during the program. “And it’s appropriate that we dedicate this family life center because the family really is the first place we experience God’s mercy."
On Saturday, April 11, a new chapter began for St. John Paul II Catholic Church in Denton. The parish celebrated the groundbreaking for its new chapel and campus center, which primarily serves students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the University of North Texas and Texas Woman’s University.