The 2017 Diocesan Services Fund (DSF) is underway in parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. The 2017 goal for Corpus Christi Parish is $75,000.
Ministries charged with the mission of Teaching, Evangelizing and Worship administer the largest private school system in Texas and sustain numerous religious education programs serving more than 100,000 people of all ages. They also promote the Catholic faith, reach out to other faiths, advocate for social justice and support liturgical and musical ministries throughout the Archdiocese.
Ministries charges with ministering to the poor, the sick and the incarcerated bring pastoral and sacramental aid to the disadvantaged, the disabled, and those who are most in need of God's healing grace.
Vocational ministries address the full range of support for the clergy from the beginnnig stages of discernment to retirement and provide direct sacramental and pastoral care, spiritual direction and fraternal support as they carry our their ministries.
"GO MAKE DISCIPLES is a very important way to describe the work we do in the 60 DSF programs. These programs are a way that we, as disciples of Jesus, as members of his body, the Church, can go out." Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston
Camp Kappe, opened in 1982, serves the spiritual needs of our youth throughout the Archdiocese offering weekend retreats, spiritual growth programs and a four-day environmental camp. Annually, more than 1,500 5th grade students attend the environmental school at Camp Kappe where the learn about God’s gift of nature through studying life cycles, food chains and conservation of resources
Special Youth Services models the embrace of Christ through pastoral care, advocacy, and faith sharing in local juvenile justice centers, facilities, and programs including the promotion and coordination of restorative services to at-risk youth and their families. Each year, some 4000 youth in detention centers located in ten counties of the Archdiocese are offered Bible studies and spiritual mentorship.
Catholic Charities helps people in southeast Texas by providing caring, compassionate services and advocating for social justice in collaboration with parishes and communities. Their impact areas include:
Nurturing and Caring for Children
Supporting Refugees and Immigrants
Promoting Independence for Seniors & Other Vulnerable Adults
All registered parishioners should have received a letter from the Cardinal DiNardo along with a personalized pledge card inviting you to Go Make Disciples. Complete the pledge card and return it via mail in the envelope provided, or you can place it in the offertory basket at any weekend Mass.