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COVID-19 2.28.2014


Awards honor diocesan volunteers
Premio honra a voluntarios diocesanos

  • English

    With family and friends in attendance, nearly 150 people from 77 parishes and Catholic organizations were recognized by Bishop Kevin J. Farrell for their outstanding service to the church.

    Those recognized were bestowed the Bishop’s Award for Service to the Church during a Mass and ceremony at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe on Feb. 22.

    “Today, our whole diocese comes together to celebrate, honor and give thanks to what I call the backbone of the Catholic Church: those who tend to the flock of God, those so many volunteers who do so much work,” Bishop Farrell said. “We honor all of those people who have made our church what it is today: a vibrant, Catholic and living church in every corner of this city. You are the agents of our church today of the New Evangelization. You are commissioned to make our church work.”

    In a ceremony during the Mass, Bishop Farrell placed a personalized medal around the necks of each recipient.

    Among the recipients was Andrée Hawkins, a parishioner at Christ the King Catholic Church who runs the parish’s Grief Ministry.

    “When I went up and the bishop put the medal over my neck, he held my hands, said the sweetest words and brought tears to my eyes,” said Hawkins, whose great-great-grandfather Maxime Guillot hosted the diocese’s first recorded Mass in the parlor of his home in 1859. “When I got the letter saying that I would be receiving this award, I felt very humbled and shocked, to be honest. This day has been a very moving experience.”

    For the full article, please read the latest edition of the Texas Catholic or visit TexasCatholic.com.


  • Español

    Disfrutando la presencia de familiares y amigos, casi 150 personas de 77 parroquias y organizaciones Católicas fueron reconocidas por el Obispo Kevin J. Farrell por su destacado servicio a la Iglesia.

    Los homenajeados recibieron el Premio del Obispo por Servicio a la Iglesia durante una Misa y ceremonia en la Catedral Santuario de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe el pasado 22 de Febrero.

    El Obispo Farrell les dijo: "El día de hoy, nuestra diócesis se congrega para celebrar, honrar y dar gracias a lo que yo llamo la columna vertebral de la Iglesia Católica; quienes cuidan el rebaño de Dios, todos esos voluntarios que realizan tanto trabajo." El Obispo Farrell añadió: "homenajeamos a todas esas personas que han hecho que nuestra Iglesia sea lo que es actualmente: una Iglesia Católica, vibrante y viva en cada rincón de esta ciudad. Ustedes son los agentes de nuestra Iglesia actual, son los agentes de la Nueva Evangelización. Ustedes están encargados de que nuestra Iglesia siga adelante."

    En un ceremonial durante la Misa, el Obispo Farrell colocó una medalla personalizada alrededor del cuello de cada homenajeado.

    Entre los homenajeados se encontraba Andrée Hawkins, un feligrés de la Iglesia Católica Cristo Rey que dirige el Ministerio de Duelo de la parroquia.

    "Cuando me acerqué hasta donde se encontraba el obispo, él colocó la medalla alrededor de mi cuello, sostuvo mis manos, y me dijo unas palabras tan amables que hicieron que me aparecieran lágrimas en los ojos," dijo Hawkins, cuyo tarabuelo Maxime Guillot organizó la primera Misa grabada de la diócesis en la sala de su casa en 1859. "Para ser honesto, cuando recibí la carta diciendo que iba a recibir este premio, me sentí muy honrado y asombrado. El día de hoy ha sido una experiencia verdaderamente conmovedora."

    Para ver el artículo completo, le pedimos que lea la última edición del Católico de Texas o visite TexasCatholic.com. 


    List of those recognized with the Bishop’s Award for Service to the Church / Lista de los honrados con el Premio del Obispo por Servicio a la Iglesia

    Christopher J. Diaz All Saints 
    Janet M. Perry All Saints 
    Robbye Bond Blessed Sacrament
    Mary Hernández  Blessed Sacrament
    Carlos E. Castillo Cathedral Santuario de Guadalupe
    Francis Castillo Cathedral Santuario de Guadalupe
    Mary Lynn Bangs Catholic Charities
    Gerard T. Jacob Catholic Charities
    Andrée Hawkins Christ the King 
    Jack Kearney Christ the King 
    Virginia Gordon Church of the Incarnation
    Gail Lord Church of the Incarnation
    Felix Correa Corpus Christi
    Maria Eva Lopez Corpus Christi
    Michael T. Higgins, Jr. Diocesan Archives
    Joseph F. Scolaro  Diocesan Business Office
    Karen A. Drawz Diocesan Catholic Schools
    Margot Brito Murphy Diocesan Catholic Schools
    Paul O. Pederson  Diocesan Catholic Schools
    Cándida Flores Diocesan Marriage Ministry Office, Diocese of Dallas
    Hector Flores Diocesan Marriage Ministry Office, Diocese of Dallas
    Tereso Briones Diocesan Pastoral Junvenil Hispana
    Omar Nava Diocesan Pastoral Junvenil Hispana
    Daryl L. Avery Diocesan Pastoral Planning 
    Wanda M. Avery Diocesan Pastoral Planning 
    Theresa M. Etcheverry Diocesan Tribunal
    Lanay N. Hartmann  Diocesan Tribunal
    Brenda Hagan Diocesan Youth and Young Adult
    Adam Thibodeaux Diocesan Youth and Young Adult
    Florencia Chavira Divine Mercy of Our Lord 
    Jesus Chavira  Divine Mercy of Our Lord 
    Johnny Ramos Good Shepherd 
    Ann Marie Shubert Good Shepherd 
    Rosa Arellano Holy Cross 
    Shirley Mackie Holy Cross 
    Ernesto Gonzales  Holy Family of Nazareth 
    Muljaty Sulaiman Holy Family of Nazareth 
    Larry Dumais Holy Spirit 
    Mary Flusche Holy Spirit 
    Dr. Ann Nelson  Holy Trinity
    José Contreras Immaculate Conception, Corsicana
    Angeline Sanchez Immaculate Conception, Corsicana
    Maria Gamez Immaculate Conception, Grand Prairie
    Francisco Perez Immaculate Conception, Grand Prairie
    Jim Fairchild Mary Immaculate 
    Rogelio Sosa Mary Immaculate 
    Kathi Boor Mater Dei Personal Parish
    Jack Nash Mater Dei Personal Parish
    Dat Tien Nguyen  Mother of Perpetual Help Parish (Vietnamese), Garland
    Son Ky Nguyen Mother of Perpetual Help Parish (Vietnamese), Garland
    Carlos Rivera Nuestra Senora Del Pilar Parish
    José Salazar Nuestra Senora Del Pilar Parish
    Yvette Colleen Mouser Our Lady of Angels 
    Melissa Trezza Our Lady of Angels 
    Mrs. Donna Flores Our Lady of Lourdes 
    Amy  Rodriguez Our Lady of Lourdes 
    Julian Santiago  Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish
    Reyna Santiago Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish
    Claudette Johnson  Our Lady of the Lake
    William F. Stewart Our Lady of the Lake
    Full Name Parish
    Mark O'Brien Pastoral Services
    Tere Creixell Pastoral Services
    Henri Montpas Prince of Peace 
    Anne Nicol Prince of Peace 
    Caroline Gaus Quasi-Parish Holy Name
    Sarah Stanley Quasi-Parish Holy Name
    Veronica Arzola Quias-Parish Our Lady of San Juan De Los Lagos  - St. Theresa
    Vivian Piña Quias-Parish Our Lady of San Juan De Los Lagos  - St. Theresa
    Judy Wong Sacred Heart of Jesus (Chinese), Plano 
    Yih-Sheng Yang Sacred Heart of Jesus (Chinese), Plano 
    Mr. Vu Dinh Khanh Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ (Vietnamese), Carrollton
    Mr. Nguyen The Suc Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ (Vietnamese), Carrollton
    Gary Buschmann Sacred Heart, Rowlett
    Mildred Hays Sacred Heart, Rowlett
    Luis Perez San Juan Diego, Dallas
    Victoria Ruiz San Juan Diego, Dallas
    Joe Sanchez Santa Clara of Assisi Parish
    Hui Demelo  St. Andrew Kim (Korean)
    Chan Byung Park  St. Andrew Kim (Korean)
    William Dandridge  St. Ann, Coppell
    Jim Doyle St. Ann, Coppell
    Julie Cato St. Ann, Kaufman
    Kathy Moore  St. Ann, Kaufman
    Laura Watson St. Anthony, Dallas
    Larry Thoreson St. Anthony, Wylie
    Yvonne Martinez  St. Anthony, Wylie
    María Angeles Carranza St. Augustine 
    Graciela Guerra St. Augustine 
    Joe Campione  St. Bernard of Clairvaux
    Estela Vazquez St. Bernard of Clairvaux
    Estella Castillo  St. Cecilia 
    Richard H. Castillo St. Cecilia 
    Serafin Acevedo St. Edward 
    Refugio Mora St. Edward 
    Happy E. Baumann St. Elizabeth Ann Seton 
    Marilyn M. Ramsey St. Elizabeth Ann Seton 
    Marie Marroquin St. Elizabeth of Hungary 
    Judy Munchrath St. Elizabeth of Hungary 
    Bridgett Gallagher St. Elizabeth, Bonham
    Marta Schreiber St. Elizabeth, Bonham
    Blanca E. Balderas  St. Francis of Assisi, Frisco
    H. Mauricio Frye St. Francis of Assisi, Frisco
    Wilma Kapavik  St. Francis of Assisi, Lancaster
    Jerry Soukup  St. Francis of Assisi, Lancaster
    Coralinn Maus  St. Gabriel the Archangel
    Jerry Sanders  St. Gabriel the Archangel
    Héctor Badillo Ramírez St. James 
    Pappa John Marek St. John Nepomucene
    Marian Zhanel St. John Nepomucene
    Flor Aramil  St. John the Apostle, Terrell
    Frank Kasper St. John the Apostle, Terrell
    Ruth Gorman St. Joseph, Commerce
    Sheena Zwak St. Joseph, Commerce
    Paul Rafferty, Sr. St. Joseph, Richardson
    Mary Guerra  St. Joseph, Waxahachie
    Carter Rolen St. Joseph, Waxahachie
    Robert L. Brown St. Jude, Allen
    Doreen K. Miller St. Jude, Allen
    Gilberto Aguilar St. Mark the Evangelist
    Mary Jane Heiting  St. Mark the Evangelist
    Mark Malinowsky St. Martin of Tours, Forney
    Sherry McMahon St. Martin of Tours, Forney
    Josefina Ipiña St. Mary of Carmel 
    Vicente R. Torres  St. Mary of Carmel 
    Richard Lingo  St. Mary Parish, Sherman
    Art Mallinson St. Mary Parish, Sherman
    Robert L. Duff, Jr. St. Michael the Archangel, Garland
     Rosemary Gonzales St. Michael the Archangel, Garland
    Estella Chovanec  St. Michael the Archangel, Grand Prairie
    Pete G. Cruz, Jr. St. Michael the Archangel, Grand Prairie
    Michael Jennings St. Monica 
    Stephanie Jennings St. Monica 
    Dan Lonergan St. Patrick, Dallas
    Mary Meadows  St. Patrick, Dallas
    Bonnie P. Ciaccio St. Patrick, Denison
    Marilyn Riley St. Patrick, Denison
    Julie McKee St. Paul the Apostle
    Perla Santana St. Paul the Apostle
    Cynthia Castillo St. Philip the Apostle
    Jesus Castillo St. Philip the Apostle
    Irma Magana St. Pius X 
    Luis Magana St. Pius X 
    Barbara Doyle St. Rita 
    Anne O'Brien St. Rita 
    Laura Jekot St. Thomas Aquinas 
    Joe Mehan St. Thomas Aquinas 
    Marcello Castillo St. William
    Maria Castillo St. William