Clerical Endowment Fund - The Clerical Endowment Fund is a special project of the Austin Diocesan Council of Catholic Women. Proceeds of the fund help educate Diocesan Seminarians and directly assist our Diocesan Parishes with building loans. Throughout the year CEF cards may be obtained to enroll loved ones for special occasions and memorials. These cards offer spiritual favors for the persons enrolled with Masses by our Bishop and the CEF Director, prayers by seminarian students and the Sisters of St. Clare in Brenham. This worthwhile project directly benefits our Diocese and your support is greatly appreciated. For further information you may call Lou Moore at 772-7044.
An Ash Wednesday Day of Reflection - Will be held March 1 at Cedarbrake Catholic Retreat Center in Belton. The lenten season is a time for growth in our spiritual life. The day will begin with Mass and the distribution of ashes and the reflection will be presented by Cedarbrake staff. The cost is $40 and includes lunch. To register or for more information, visit www.cedarbrake.org or Contact Cedarbrake at 254.780.2436 or email@example.com
Silent Lenten Retreat - will be held March 10-12th at Cedarbrake Catholic Retreat center in Belton. This is a weekend of silence combined with communal prayer and Mass. Brian Egan and Beverly Collin will lead this retreat. The cost is $185 for a private room. To register or for more information, visit www.cedarbrake.org or contact Cedarbrake at 254.780.2436 or firstname.lastname@example.org
LONGEST MARRIED COUPLE - Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME) is looking for the Longest Married Couple in all parishes. Why? Because WWME for the seventh year in a row is conducting the 2017 Longest Married Couple Project. The Project was created to highlight the value of marriage and to show the world that marriage really can go the distance. If you have been married for 50 years or more, or know a couple who have, please contact your parish with names, wedding date and city of residence. They will submit the information to WWME for nominated to the state and national project or you can go to the wwmelmc.com website to see how you can nominate long married couples. What an honor this would be!
DEFENDING THE FAITH CONFERENCE: All adults are invited to join Fr. John this Summer in attending the Defending the faith Conference at Franciscan University, July 28th – 30th 2017. There will many speakers like Dr. Scott Hahn and Patrick Madrid. It will be a great weekend. If you are interested please contact Fr. John at 254-754-1221 or visit the website at https://steubenvilleconferences.com/adult/dfc/
ALL CLERGY, PAID STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS working with youth and vulnerable adults are required to complete an Application for Ministry and attend an EIM workshop. The Workshop is required for all new applicants within 60 days application submission and must be retaken every three years. Sign up for an EIM workshop is done on-line through your EIM account. Please contact your parish or Catholic school EIM site administrator if you need assistance. Log-in to the Diocese; www.austindiocese.org and click on the link in the upper right hand corner called “quick links”. St. Louis Catholic Church, Waco on January 28 from 10 a.m - 12:15 p.m. in Grace Hall.