Friday, March 19, 2021086As word was announced this week that a Dallas facility had been chosen to house up to 3,000 migrant teenagers, the Catholic faithful in the Diocese of Dallas sprang into action to help those in need.
Wednesday, March 17, 2021062Blessing. The word came up multiple times — from recipients and volunteers alike — during the March 12 food drop held by Catholic Charities Dallas in conjunction with North Texas Food Bank, Hope Supply Company and Dallas Love Field that served more than 60,000 total meals and gave out other supplies to 1,118 families.
Thursday, February 18, 20210123Winter weather that left millions without electricity and produced record-breaking temperatures blasted north Texas the week of Feb. 15, leading to dangerous travel conditions, school closures, cancelling of sporting events and even forcing local parishes to alter Ash Wednesday plans.
Monday, January 25, 20210782020 was one of the most challenging years that many of us may ever face in our lifetimes, but it also shone a light on the opportunities to offer kindness and a helping hand and serve as a beacon of hope for those struggling amidst poverty, social injustice and a global pandemic.
Wednesday, December 16, 2020048On Dec. 12, the Angels of Charity – women’s auxiliary for Catholic Charities Dallas – held their annual Christmas Distribution to provide gifts to families in need. This year, along with help from staff, donors, and volunteers, the Angels distributed gifts to 526 families.
Friday, May 1, 20200114
By Michael Gresham
The Texas Catholic
Volunteers hurriedly unpacked a truck trailer, setting up tables for distribution as cars and trucks continued to arrive, adding to a queue of vehicles stretching from the Oak Cliff parish, down the street and out of sight.
“It’s got to be a mile long,” said Edwin Chinchilla of the...
Wednesday, April 15, 2020098Home visits are the core ministry of the more than 800 Catholics who volunteer with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of North Texas in 40 parishes across nine counties, even more so than the organization’s ability to offer people, many who are seniors, assistance in paying rent or utility bills or buying groceries. But social...
Sunday, April 5, 2020096Michael Jimenez, clipboard in hand, stood in the parking lot of his parish, St Francis of Assisi in Frisco, on Saturday, March 28, ushering cars forward and looking at the line of dozens of others snaking around the parking lot. Twice a month, a mobile food pantry from Catholic Charities Dallas and the North Texas Food Bank goes to St....
Monday, October 28, 2019038The tornadoes that roared through Dallas on Oct. 20 brought down trees, homes and other structures, but it also brought out the best in some Catholic organizations and people assisting neighbors in need.