Fifty Faithful Years: Bishop emeritus keeps busy schedule in retirement
The Valley Catholic
Some may think retirement comes with endless vacation days and rest, but Bishop Emeritus Raymundo J. Peña, has a different approach.
Finalist named from immigrant respite center
By DEBORAH S. BOYCEThe Valley Catholic
McALLEN — Alma Revesz, a lead volunteer at Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley’s (CCRGV) Humanitarian Respite Center (HRC) at Sacred Heart Church, McAllen, is a Catholic Charities USA “2015 National Volunteer of the Year” finalist.
Brother Ada appointed in February
SAN JUAN — Brother Giovanni Ada, with the Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Missionhurst-CICM), believes in sharing the joy of the Gospel, and plans to make this a central theme of his work with Youth Ministry in the Diocese of Brownsville.
There are 48 men in formation for the permanent diaconate in our diocese
By ROSE YBARRA and ROSSY LIMA The Valley Catholic
SAN JUAN — Candidates in the Diaconate program continue their journey of learning and faith formation.
Artisan preserves culture, teaches others her skills
By ROSSY EVELIN LIMA-PADILLA The Valley Catholic
PEÑITAS — For Isabel Sanchez Vallejo, a parishioner of Saint Ann Church, her artisanal heritage needs to be kept alive and to celebrate her faith.
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