Rev. Robert Pace, a rector who serves in Fort Worth, beat the coronavirus after two weeks. Pace said he feels inspired by the health care workers who helped him remain healthy.
With a countywide shelter-in-place order keeping citizens home to reduce the spread of COVID-19, local churches are adjusting to an online existence and making the best of the unusual situation.
Hispanics now account for 40 percent of all U.S. Catholics, and a solid majority of school-age Catholics. Yet Hispanic Americans are strikingly underrepresented in Catholic schools and in the priesthood.
With the situation surrounding COVID-19 constantly changing and social gatherings becoming more and more discouraged, local churches are trying new methods to share God’s word and encourage members from a distance.
With everything in a flux because of concerns regarding COVID-19 and many being all consumed with trying figure out the next step, some of the needs of the more vulnerable residents may be falling through the cracks.
The priest wakes up at 4 a.m. on the days he celebrates the early Mass, sipping coffee and enjoying the quiet while his young children sleep in rooms awash in stuffed animals and Sesame Street dolls and pictures of saints.
The children’s ministry at Foundation United Methodist Church in Temple is expanding to meet a need that goes beyond the church and into the community by launching a Mother’s Day Out program this fall.