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Year of Faith
Renovados en el regalo de la fe
“VERBUM MITTITUR SPIRANS AMOREM”
Catholic Schools Host Vocation Day for Fifth Graders The Catholic School Office sponsored a Vocation Day on Thursday, March 6 in San Juan for 284 fifth grade students. The students had an opportunity to speak to priests, brothers and women religious representing the various religious communities serving in the Rio Grande Valley. Bishop Daniel E. Flores celebrated a special Mass for the children at the Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan Del Valle National Shrine.
Bilingual Retreat March 8 Invites Women to Spend Time with the Lord The Ministry of Mothers Sharing (MOMS) group from Our Lady of Assumption Church in Harlingen is hosting a bilingual retreat titled, “Nurturing Peace in Your Life” (Alimentando La Paz en tu Vida) for women from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 8.
Benedictine Sister Paula Hagen from St. Paul’s Monastery in Minnesota will lead the retreat. Sister Hagen, who co-founded MOMS, directs retreats for parishes and organizations across the United States.
The retreat will be held in the parish hall of Our Lady of Assumption Church, 1313 W. Buchanan St. in Harlingen. The purpose of the retreat is to rejuvenate the hearts of women, many of whom take on many roles and responsibilities. For more information, call (956) 423-4670.
Women's & Men's Conferences Set for March 7-8 The Rio Grande Valley Catholic Men’s Fellowship and Real Men Pray the Rosary are sponsoring their annual women’s and men’s conferences on March 7-8 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in McAllen. The women’s conference is set for Friday, March 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The men’s conference is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. and will conclude with Mass at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 8.
Both conferences are free to attend however the men are asked to pre-register so that organizers may get a head count for meals and materials. To register or for more information, please visit www.rgvcmf.org or call (956) 789-8947, (956) 605-2077 or (956) 605-7276.
Speakers for both conferences include Franciscan Father Robert Young, a native of Orange, Texas, who is the founder of Divine Will Ministries and a Radio Maria host; and Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio, a husband and father of five and a business owner, who often appears on the international Eternal Word Television Network and is regularly heard on nationally syndicated radio shows such as "Catholic Answers Live."
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10 Years Serving the Cycling Community of the Rio Grande Valley Registration Underway for 2014 Historical Oblate Bicycle Trail Ride The Development Office is sponsoring the 10th annual Oblate Trail Ride on Saturday, March 29. Jerseys for the 2014 Oblate Trail Ride are now available for purchase at the San Juan Pastoral Center for $65. Please visit during regular working hours, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to make a purchase. For your convenience, the Development Office takes checks, cash or credit card payments. You may obtain a registration form and pay online by visiting http://www.rgvstewardship.org/87. For additional information on registration contact Jesse Salinas at (956) 784-5092 or by email at email@example.com.
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