Today is Sunday, September 24th, 2017

DIOCESAN NEWS

Father Timothy Church, seated center, celebrates Thanksgiving with family in Allen on Friday, Nov. 26, 2016. (KEVIN BARTRAM/Special Contributor)

A Life Not Forgotten

Father Tim Church has presided over countless liturgies in his more than 20 years as a Catholic priest. Baptisms, weddings, funerals. His homilies, those who have heard them say, are filled with anecdotes, humor, and reflections on scripture passages that come to life because of his ability to bring the message close to home for those in attendance. Read more

MORE DIOCESAN NEWS

Under the direction of Kristie Wainwright, students have erected a sustainable garden at Bishop Lynch High School. Students revamped the campus courtyard, planting vegetables, herbs and other plants while also erecting compost piles. All of the compostable materials come from the campus, including scraps from the cafeteria, recycled paper and even waste from class pets. Read more

When Hurricane Harvey began its slam of Texas on Aug. 25, the Diocese of Dallas’ constituents—the clergy, service groups, parishes, schools, lay ministries, affiliates, and individuals—reacted with stunning speed, the expertise of practiced, long-term vision and prayerful hearts. Read more

Even in Texas, sometimes life can be bigger than the game of football. That proved true for Bishop Dunne Catholic School, which was expected to kick off its 2017 season on Sept. 2 against Port Arthur Memorial High School as part of the Lone Star Classic in Port Arthur. The devastation Hurricane Harvey wreaked on South Texas when it made landfall Aug. 25 forced the game to be cancelled as Port Arthur and many other Gulf Coast communities witnessed historic flooding and storm damage. Read more

With only 10 followers on a Facebook page she created for Mike’s Delivery, a Palmer-based trucking company, Dianna Glenn was pessimistic about the chances of even a modest response to a call for donations she made on Aug. 28. By the end of the business day on Sept. 1, the company had filled four 18-wheelers with 95 pallets of donations intended for the citizens of Rockport, where Hurricane Harvey unleashed some of its most devastating effects. Read more

As Hurricane Harvey was in its final days wrecking the Gulf Coast, students, parents and parishioners at St. Rita Catholic Community knew time was of the essence and rushed to coordinate a response. The result was overwhelming and on Sept. 1, as parents dropped off students for school, they unloaded a multitude of donations from the trunk of their cars; items such as food, clothing, and toiletries. Read more

Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep President Kelby Woodard was anxiously awaiting word from his counterpart at Cristo Rey Jesuit in Houston on the school’s post-hurricane needs when a message finally appeared on Aug. 31. When he read it, Woodard’s heart sank. While Hurricane Harvey’s wrath largely spared Cristo Rey Jesuit’s school building, 30 Cristo Rey families had lost their homes. Read more

The faithful in the Diocese of Dallas continue to pray not only for the victims, their families and others who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey along the Texas Gulf Coast, but also are trying to help in other ways. Read more

Catholic dioceses and charities are quickly organizing to help in the aftermath of a Category 4 hurricane that made landfall with winds of 130 miles per hour late on Aug. 25 into the Rockport, Texas area, northeast of Corpus Christi. The hurricane, named Harvey, is said to be the strongest one to hit the United States in more than a decade and perhaps the strongest one to make landfall in Texas. Read more

More than 300 faculty members from several Diocese of Dallas schools descended upon Bishop Lynch High School on Aug. 9 to share in faith and fellowship. Representatives from St. Philip & St. Augustine Catholic Academy, St. Bernard of Clairvaux, St. Paul the Apostle, St. Pius X and Prince of Peace Catholic schools joined Bishop Lynch for the second annual Faith Formation Retreat. Read more

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