TMO, Galveston-Houston Bishops Prepare 80 Parish Leaders for Public Life

[Excerpt]

About 80 people representing multiple local Catholic churches and other denominations met at All Saints Catholic Church in the Heights with training sessions in English and Spanish on being called to be “One Body.” They also learned how to lead small groups and listen to identify new leaders. They focused on practical measures such as “pressures on families”....

Sister Maureen O’Connell, OP, Archdiocesan director for the Secretariat of Social Concerns, said,

“Historically, people have seen the Church as a refuge. But that has eroded. Now we need to go out to the people and help them with their issues of education, transportation, and housing.”

Bishop Dell’Oro, also spoke to the local trainees [saying]....“Through TMO activity, we can grow in a spirit of solidarity that brings us together. When we represent as a group, we have more sway to make people’s lives better.”

In photo above, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo joins trainees for a group photo. 

Parish Leadership Training Focuses on Pope's Call for 'Recognizing the Stranger'The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston [pdf]

Share this:

Sign in if you'd like new recruits to be credited to you.

Latest

Pope Meets West/Southwest IAF Leaders Building 'Culture of Solidarity'

Posted by

September 15, 2023

[Excerpt]

When Pope Francis told a group of U.S. community organizers that their work was "atomic," Jorge Montiel said, "I thought,...

'Recognizing the Stranger' Expands Into Brazoria Co., TX

Posted by

July 04, 2023

During 4th of July weekend, over 30 parish leaders from five Catholic congregations gathered for Recognizing the Stranger training at St. John...

Recognizing the Stranger Reaches Fresno, California with Bishop Joseph V. Brennan

Posted by

January 29, 2023

Recognizing the Stranger training and formation expanded into the Diocese of Fresno where over 95 ministry leaders from 20 parishes...

One LA Connects 'Recognizing the Stranger' to USCCB Eucharistic Revival

Posted by

June 15, 2023

In June, 113 parish leaders from 12 South LA, San Gabriel Valley, Mid-City, and Downtown Los Angeles congregations gathered for 'Recognizing...