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Summer Intensive Programs


X  Taking place all of June and most of July 2019

X  Classes take place during the day

X  Every FTCM course being offered twice – once in June and once in July

X  Sexuality courses being offered at the beginning of June at St. Dominic Center

X  June FTCM courses on the campus of the University of St. Thomas

X  July FTCM courses spread out over one week at St. Laurence (Sugar Land), one week at St. Helen (Pearland), and one week at Christ the Redeemer (Cypress area)

X  People can register for a single course or multiple courses – whatever fits their schedule. No course is more than 10 hours long

X  Consider especially inviting the public school teachers who are your parish catechists

X  Registration is all online

X  More information and register online at


Advanced Biblical Stuties


X  Open to anyone who has completed some sort of formal introduction to Scripture Study (e.g. completed first semester of FTCM or its equivalent).  Please promote especially to any ministry that is directly connected to the scriptures, e.g.

V  anyone leading parish Bible studies

V  all lectors for mass

V  all people who lead Breaking open the Word for RCIA

X  Courses are all 10 hours and focus on either a single book of the Bible or a small collection of related books.

X  Two courses being offered this summer at St. Dominic Center.  Each course is spread over 2 Saturday.

V  The Gospel According to St. Luke

V  Acts of the Apostles

X  More information and register online at




Formation Toward Christian Ministries 

X  Four locations – three offering full semesters and one offering a selection of courses.

X  St. Bernadette (1st semester) has classes on Tuesday evnings

X  All other locations have elected a Friday afternoon-Saturday all-day intensive format

V  St. Vincent de Paul (2nd semester)

V  St. Thomas More (Catholic Beliefs and Christology)

V  St. Cecilia (3rd semester)

X  Individuals can register for entire semesters or individual courses

X  More information and register online at



Surender to God Poster 


Registration is now open for the 2019 Archdiocesan Youth Conference (AYC). An annual conference, AYC gathers over 2,500 participants - both youth and adults - from all over the local archdiocese and surrounding dioceses. AYC is the largest evangelizing event for older adolescents that the Office of Adolescent Catechesis and Evangelization hosts annually. This year’s theme, “Surrender to God”, is based on scripture as found in Luke 1:38 where Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.”

Participants will experience the diversity of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston! They will have the opportunity to share and deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ through daily Mass, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, confession, dynamic talks, and other prayer experiences. The AYC experience is open to any high school age youth entering the 9th grade through graduating Senior. If you are interested in attending this summer please contact St. Mary’s youth minister Ms. Daphine Sands at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



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