2 days ago
Parishioners and volunteers at St. Frances Cabrini Church were still hustling and bustling five days after the tornado that tore through Granbury on May 15th as they operated one of the last round-the-clock emergency shelters and made preparations for providing long-term shelter. Those outreach efforts began immediately after the tornado had passed that night, when a group of church volunteers, including outreach coordinators Tom and Julie Lyssy, rushed to the church and asked Monsignor Juan Rivero if they could start setting up an emergency shelter. Msgr. Rivero, without skipping a beat, said yes.
1 week ago
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.
1 week ago
“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...