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SMG to host Shroud of Turin expert, exhibit Nov. 23

Shroud-Button.jpgDr. John Jackson, the physicist who led a team that thoroughly examined the Shroud of Turin in 1978, and his wife Rebecca, will speak at St. Maria Goretti Church, 1200 S. Davis Dr. in Arlington at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23. The event will coincide with an exhibit put together by Most Blessed Sacrament parishioner Louis Juarez that includes a life-size photograph of the shroud in the church’s cafetorium.

Dallas Auxiliary Bishop Deshotel ordains Raul Martinez and Gary Picou to transitional diaconate

Dcns-Ordination-BUTTON.jpgA deacon’s call to teach the faith and serve the community is a vocation — a seed placed by God in the heart of a man. But the family is where that seed is nourished and cultivated. Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel, auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Dallas, offered words of praise to the parents of Raul Martinez Lopez and Gary Picou, Jr., before addressing the men he was about to ordain to the transitional diaconate Sept. 14 in St. Michael Church in Bedford.

Sisters of St. Mary of Namur celebrate combined service of 240 years with four jubilees

The Mass of The Blessed Virgin Mary Cause of Our Joy, held Aug. 31 at St. Andrew, recognized the dedication and service of Sister Cecile Faget (70 years), Sister Dorothy Ann Flori (70 years), Sister Donna Marie Crochet (50 years), and Sister Gabriela Martinez (50 years).