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Hope, help and hard work open doors at immigration office

Ministry assists those seeking legal residency in the U.S. 

By ROSE YBARRA
The Valley Catholic

SAN JUAN — When Martha Roman’s son, a U.S. citizen, turned 21, he filed an immediate relative petition for a green card for his mother.

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Those Who Serve: Msgr. Agostinho S. Pacheco

Remembering 'Father Gus' 

By ROSE YBARRA
The Valley Catholic

Msgr. Agostinho S. Pacheco, a retired priest of the Diocese of Brownsville, passed away on March 14, 2017 at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance in Edinburg. He was 83.

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His Sorrowful Passion

Bishop Flores to lead Via Crucis at basilica on Good Friday 

The Valley Catholic

SAN JUAN — For the last 18 years, Brenda Nettles Riojas, director of communications for the diocese and editor of The Valley Catholic, has spent every Good Friday marking the Stations of the Cross on the grounds of the Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle-National Shrine, remembering Jesus Christ’s final hours.

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CCRGV Gala set for April 21

Event honors those who serve the most vulnerable in society

The Valley Catholic

Dora Brown, senior vice president of IBC Bank will be honored with the 2017 Hope Award by Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley at the Seventh Annual Gala “Hope is in Bloom” on Friday, April 21.

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Ride for Hope set for April 30

Tour organized to raise funds for new respite center 

The Valley Catholic

Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley and Sisters on Wheels, with the support of the Diocese of Brownsville, invite everyone to participate in a 20-mile bicycle ride to benefit the construction of the Humanitarian Respite Center in downtown McAllen.

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The Valley Catholic

Official Newspaper of the Brownsville Diocese. To advertise, please call (956) 784-5055.

 

The Valley Catholic
700 N. Virgen de San Juan Blvd.
San Juan, TX 78589

Phone: (956) 781-5323
Fax: (956) 784-5082
Publisher: Bishop Daniel E. Flores
Editor: Brenda Nettles Riojas
editor@cdob.org