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Weekly Update

April 16, 2015


Registration Underway for Youth JAM 2015
Sixth, seventh and eighth graders are invited to Youth JAM on Saturday, April 18 at B. Garza Middle School in Weslaco. Valley native, Father Agustino Torres of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, who serves in New York, will serve as the keynote speaker. Youth must register at their parish with their DRE or Youth Ministry Coordinator. For more information, contact Monica Benitez at (956) 784-5036.

Marian Conference Scheduled April 25
Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court #2540 Immaculate Heart of Mary Living Rosary, from Holy Spirit Church, invite everyone to attend their 11th Annual Marian Conference on Saturday, April 25, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 2201 Martin Ave., McAllen. The theme is focused on Our Lady of Lourdes, Mother of Mercy, Health of the Sick, Refuge of Sinners, and Comfortess of the Afflicted. The conference is for everyone – men, women, and youth. It starts at 8:30 am with registration and a continental breakfast, and the program begins at 9:15 am at the main Church.

Conference includes speakers from the Diocese of Brownsville. Vendors with religious articles, candles and holy water bottles will set up booths to sell items during the event.
A $10 donation to attend includes lunch.
For information call Holy Spirit Church at (956) 631-5295 or Nellie Guerra, event chair at (956) 971-9872.

May 2 Women’s Conference to Address the Joy of the Gospel, Feminine Genius
Women are invited to a Catholic Women’s Conference, scheduled during the Month of Mary on Saturday, May 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in McAllen.
The event is being organized by different ministries of the Diocese of Brownsville, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas and other women’s groups.

Keynote speakers include the Most Rev. Daniel E. Flores, bishop of the Diocese of Brownsville, and Dr. Carolyn Y. Woo, president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services (CRS).

Sessions will reflect the theme: “Living the Joy of the Gospel & Celebrating the Feminine Genius.” The first part of the theme is inspired by Pope Francis’ first Apostolic Exhortation, “Evengelii Gaudium.” The second comes from St. John Paul II’s writings on women, including his apostolic letter “Mulieris Dignitatem” (“Dignity of Women”). The conference will include sessions in English and Spanish.

The $25 registration fee ($30 at the door) includes breakfast and lunch. For additional information visit or call (956) 536-4866. The registration form is available on line at the following link:

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