It is with a saddened heart that the Pastoral Center has been notified of the death of Rev. John Lucido, a retired priest of the Diocese. He was called to our Lord on Thursday, January 21, 2016.
More details will follow when the funeral arrangements are made.
Please keep him and his family in your prayers.
January 30 at St. Mark's Catholic Church in this year of mercy Encuentro Fronterizo Pope Francis and the struggle against indifference: Towards a new border.
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September 30, 2015
WASHINGTON—With international religious freedom increasingly imperiled, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) must be reauthorized quickly so it can continue to “highlight the need to protect those who are discriminated against, harassed and even killed for their faith,” said the bishop who chairs the Committee on International Justice and Peace of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. To read more, click here.
JUAREZ - Officials with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ciudad Juarez launched a hotline to answer any questions one might have about Pope Francis' visit in February.
The call center will be able to answer questions in English, Spanish and Italian until the pope's visit Feb. 17. To read more, please click here.
JUÁREZ — About 5,000 children, including altar servers and youths with special needs, will greet and say adios to Pope Francis upon his arrival and departure from the border city Feb. 17, according to church officials.
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto will also be at the airport for his departure.
The pontiff is scheduled to arrive at Abraham González International Airport at around 10:30 a.m. He is expected to be traveling in a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, with a capacity of 243 passengers, according to Mexican news media. He will leave Juárez for a return flight to Rome. Read more, click here
The U.S. State Department included Juárez in its latest travel warning for Mexico, which was reissued Tuesday.
The warning will continue to be in effect during Pope Francis’ visit to the border city.
Pope Francis has pastoral visits scheduled next month in Mexico City; San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas; Ecatepec, Mexico state; Morelia, Michoacán; and Juárez, which will be his last stop before returning to the Vatican. Of these, Juárez, Ecatepec and some outer edges of Mexico City were singled out for safety concerns. Read More Click Here
The El Paso, Ysleta and Socorro independent school districts will cancel classes Feb. 17 for Pope Francis' visit to Juárez.
The EPISD will instead hold classes on Presidents Day, which falls on Monday, Feb. 15. The district had originally planned for the day to be a weather makeup day.
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JUÁREZ — At least 450,000 pilgrims from both sides of the border are expected to be at the Mass to see Pope Francis or on the streets to see him passing by in his popemobile Feb. 17, officials said.
With that in mind, state and local government representatives said Friday that they have begun developing infrastructure, security and logistical plans to accommodate the pilgrims.
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