Jan 2015 - Magnificat Houses


Jan 2015 - Magnificat Houses
 The Magnifier
…news from Magnificat House
Dinner for 200 of their closest friends—all MHI residents and staff—was generously hosted by Sacred Heart Co-­‐Cathedral, following High Mass on December 29. Our hostess Wendy Garaghty presided over an afternoon replete with a banquet, a children’s chorus with young musicians, gifts, stuffed stockings and ditty bags full of useful surprises. Below, honored guests play games while awaiting delicious and varied confections. Life of the Spirit
FATHER FRANK offers Catholic instruction every Friday at 10 a.m. at Opus Maria House, 3300 Caroline, 77004. Guests and volunteers are welcome to join residents. BIBLE STUDY is held weekly in each house, and residents may participate in Catholic themed retreats, spiritual field trips, and Holy Day observances. Private counseling is available from Fr. Frank Wittouck, SCJ, Monsignor James Golasinski, Deacon Martin, and house chaplains. Daily Mass schedule is posted on our website: www.magnificathousesinc.org. Who Made Ours Merry & Bright? Gratitude to the Cathedral and other Catholic churches and individuals who made Christmas cheer happen at Magnificat: St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, St. Theresa Catholic Church, St. Cecilia Catholic Church, St. Matthew the Evangelist Catholic Church, Catholic Charismatic Center, Martin Matulia, St. Thomas Moms, the Bubb Family, Celtic Chorus of Houston, Joseph’s Nursery and Premier Vision. Your generosity touches us all. IN THE NEWS In the Houston Chronicle… Reporter Annette Baird featured M HI’s Posada Ceremonies with a comprehensive article and photos of Larry Burt and organizers Sr. Magdalena and Sr. Gabina. On Channel CW39… Cedric Broussard, who worked his way up from resident to manager of Loaves & Fishes, did our soup kitchen proud in a two-­‐minute segment by filmmaker/reporter Mark Armes. STAFF CHANGE Adger Armstrong, former Houston Oiler who joined M agnificat Houses in 2010 as resident, was promoted to Outreach Coordinator for St. Joseph House, our internationally accredited Clubhouse. Magnificat Houses, Inc. Ÿ P.O. Box 8486, Houston, TX 77288 Ÿ 713-520-0461 Ÿ Texas 501(c)(3)