'To Serve and Protect'

Most people recognize the term “To Serve and Protect” in the context of policemen, firemen, or other community service organizations who use this slogan as a definition of their fundamental job.  

'Ignite My Heart, I burn For You' DCYC's conference theme draws over 1,400 youth

More than 1,400 junior high and high school youth from 45 parishes from throughout the diocese attended the 16th annual Diocesan Catholic Youth Conference July 13-15 at the DFW Hyatt Regency Hotel, where they learned how to share their gifts and faith with their peers.

St. Mary of the Assumption's newly renovated windows offer more than beauty

window-button.jpgFather David Bristow sits at his desk on a Thursday afternoon in an office filled with books and religious artwork. In his hands he holds a four-inch-long strip of lead — the material used in the construction of stained-glass windows that holds all the individual glass pieces together. But this is no ordinary piece of lead. 

Sister Jo Anne Becker, SSMN, (1934-2012) remembered for musical talent, cheerful demeanor

Sister Jo Anne Becker, a Sister of St. Mary of Namur who was known for her musical talent and cheerful demeanor, died Tuesday, July 3, 2012. The sisters gathered for a Scriptural Rosary at 4 p.m., and a Vigil service was held at 7 p.m., July 5, at Our Lady of Victory Center. Mass of Christian Burial was held at OLV Center with interment at Mount Olivet Cemetery on July 6.

Bishop Kevin Vann ordains Khoi Tran and James Wilcox as transitional deacons

Growing up a Catholic youngster in San Antonio, Albert Saenz was impressed with the group of men at the hub of his favorite parish activities. “Every year they put on the annual Easter Egg Hunt for kids and were known for their barbecue dinners. They cook the best barbecue plates around,” the 17-year-old enthused describing two popular fundraisers at his parish hosted by Knights of Columbus Council 6641. “They were good role models for the Church. I always told myself I wanted to be just like them.”