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Board for Mother Teresa Catholic School holds its first meeting

Members of the board for Mother Teresa Catholic School, a new Diocese of Dallas campus being developed in Collin County, held their inaugural board meeting April 24 at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Parish in Allen. Mother Teresa Catholic School, tentatively scheduled to open in the fall of 2026, will be located on 26 acres at the northwest corner of Independence Parkway and Main Street in Frisco.

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St. Mary Catholic Parish celebrates 150 years of faith, fellowship

The community of St. Mary Catholic Parish gathered in celebration and prayer on April 27 for a Mass commemorating the parish’s 150th anniversary. Bishop Edward J. Burns concelebrated the special Mass at St. Anne Catholic Church at St. Mary Catholic Parish with Father Martin Castañeda, parish pastor, and Father Merlito Abiog, parochial vicar. The Saturday evening Mass was followed by a reception and was just one part of a three-day celebration of the parish milestone anniversary.

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Honoring those who serve the Church in Dallas

Parishioners from parishes and quasi-parishes throughout the Diocese of Dallas will be honored for their volunteer efforts at the annual Bishop’s Award for Service Mass at 10 a.m. on April 20 at the National Shrine Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The special Mass recognizes lay men and women for their volunteer efforts benefiting ministries in the 77 total parish communities in the diocese. The Texas Catholic recently had the opportunity to visit with some of those men and women being honored. This is Tommy Benajmin’s story.

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A celebration of Catholic philanthropy

The Catholic Foundation Award, which is the highest honor the foundation offers, was presented to Georgia and Marc Lyons on Feb. 10 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas during the 41st Annual Catholic Foundation Award Dinner. Both the dinner and the award stood as celebrations of local Catholic philanthropy and service, and more than a thousand attendees gathered for the occasion.