Heart of a priest: St. Jean Vianney’s heart inspires diocese’s faithful

FORT WORTH — When a friend told Anndra Mann a major, first-degree relic of St. Jean Vianney was on display in St. Patrick Cathedral May 16, she shepherded her six children into the family van and made the one-hour trip to downtown Fort Worth.

Pedro Martinez ordained as transitional deacon

ARLINGTON — With the words, “Receive the Gospel of Christ whose herald you have become. Believe what you read. Teach what you believe, and practice what you teach,” Fort Worth Bishop Michael F. Olson presented Pedro Martinez with the Book of Gospels during an ordination rite that raised the seminarian to the sacred Order of the Diaconate.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parishioner earns highest award

KELLER — Virginia Norred, a parishioner at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Keller, has earned the Stars and Stripes Award, the highest award in American Heritage Girls. She is only the 53rd young woman in Texas to earn the award.