Christen Volding was one of 432 students who participated in the annual Eighth Grade Diocesan Mass celebrated May 8 at St. Andrew Church in Southwest Fort Worth. The special liturgy is planned each year to mark the achievements and diligence of the diocese’s eighth-graders as they prepare for graduation and high school. Currently, 17 diocesan schools have eighth grade classes. A procession of school banners into the church helped start the celebration.
“Overwhelmed.” That’s how relief volunteer Julie Lyssy described the families who sought shelter inside St. Frances Cabrini’s Family Life Center after an EF-4 tornado ravaged their neighborhoods May 15. The deadly funnel cloud descended on the eastern section of Granbury around 8 p.m. killing six and destroying more than 50 homes and trailers in the Rancho Brazos subdivision. Injuries and damage were also reported...
Fifth-graders Kate Chiapetta and Mary Allison are looking forward to cheerleading and joining the volleyball team at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School (SEAS). And by the time they’re in seventh grade, the girls will be honing those skills inside a new gym.