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Bishop Raymundo J. Peña

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.

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Recognized for helping others with love, joy

Finalist named from immigrant respite center

By DEBORAH S. BOYCE
The 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.

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New youth ministry director promotes joy of the Gospel

Brother Ada appointed in February 

The Valley Catholic

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.

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Because they are called

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.

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How hands can transmit the beauty of one’s faith

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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