- Mar 28, 2020
On Sunday, Bishop Curtis Guillory held a rededication Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Port Arthur — the final church in the Diocese of Beaumont, which spans 33 cites in Southeast Texas, to re-open after Tropical Storm Harvey.
One year after the hurricane hit Texas, Catholic Extension is committing more than a half a million dollars to help the Beaumont Diocese rebuild.
Archbishop Joseph A. Fiorenza of Galveston-Houston received Catholic Extension’s Spirit of Francis Award for his leadership in the Catholic Church of Texas and an unwavering commitment to serving the poor and vulnerable.
Houses of worship damaged by recent hurricanes will now be able to seek federal funding to repair or rebuild their institutions.
The Knights of Columbus, based in New Haven, announced it is committing $1.4 million to repair or help rebuild churches destroyed or badly damaged by the hurricanes that hit Texas, Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Texas churches damaged by Hurricane Harvey are seeking funding to rebuild their houses of worship, but are currently being blocked due to a provision that prevents houses of worship from receiving federal funding.