Wednesday, July 11, 2007

July 9 Cafe Catholica 2007 Pics

Cafe Catholica began it's 8th successful conference with the theme "Get Connected". This past Monday evening, July 9 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church we celebrated Mass, dined together and listened to Nick Lopez, Jr. M.A., LPC talk about relationships and living out a Christian life. The following are several pictures I took for those that may have missed it to see what it's all about. Better yet, this next Monday is the second Monday of four Mondays where Catholic young adults throughout the archdiocese will be getting together and talk about "Faith & Politics" with guest speaker Mayor Dave Wallace of Sugarland, Texas. Granted they are not Gerald Augustinus quality pics, but it is not bad for a Wal-Mart special Pentax digital camera that I used! Above is a side view of the hundreds of Catholic young adults that attended. You can see Nick Lopez, Jr. begin his talk and discussion about living out Catholic relationships opposed to secular relationships. The above shows the guest speaker from a different angle. One more last angle shot of Nick Lopez, Jr. explaining to young adults the problems of secular relationships and the rewards of following a path of Christ. Here we have a booth for those young adults interested in mission work throughout the world. Here we have the Little Way Design booth by David and Connie Vuong. They offer t-shirts that help express our Catholic faith. They also so happened to be on the panel for discussion after Nick Lopez, Jr.'s talk about living a relationship with Christ. They represented the young couple age group.

Here we have our discussion panel. From left to right we have the young Fr. Clint Ressler Director of Vocations for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, Nick Lopez, Jr. M.A., LPC the guest speaker, Connie and David Vuong with their little one along with the Devants. They represented the different age groups that discussed how they live out their Catholic faith in the world. Fr. Clint Ressler was there to offer clarification on Catholic teaching (as well as to fish some potential callings to the priesthood!)

Here we have the Pure Truth booth offering Catholic gifts for those in attendance.

These Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word were here to helps those in their discernment to be nuns as well as offering an example of the wonderful vocation that they live everyday. Finally a shot of Fr. Clint Ressler engaging with the young adults on the topic of chastity in marriage.

And finally we had a special guest that one of the Sisters of Charity the Incarnate Word posed with. Our own German Shepherd!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tito-
Nice post! The gentleman in the 4th photo is my friend and former co-worker(IWA) Tom Hawxhurst. He's at St. Mary's and I can't wait for the day he's "Fr. Tom"!

One correction...the sister pictured are "Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament" or CVI. The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word are CCVI. The CVI's have their motherhouse located right next to SVDP.

I'm enjoying the blog format...I can catch up on my Catholic news as time allows and also enjoy your posts!
Pax et caritas!
Angela

Tito said...

Angela,

Thanks for the heads up! Fr. Tom, that is awesome.

God bless,

Tito

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