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When faced with tough decisions during his years as a pastor and later as diocesan administrator for the Diocese of Fort Worth, Monsignor Stephen Berg knew there was a trusting soul who understood the challenges of ministry. For advice and encouragement he turned to his uncle, Bishop Emeritus of Des Moines Joseph L. Charron, also known to his many nieces and nephews as “Bishop Uncle Joe.”
By raising more than $2 million dollars in 23 years with the Father Aidan Donlon Vocations Dinner, Knights of Columbus Council 1473 based out of Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish in Wichita Falls, has played an important role in the lives of many priests in the Diocese of Fort Worth, including those of Bishop Michael Olson, and Father Michael Moloney, associate pastor in Wichita Falls.
Catholic school employees and supporters gathered together for the 27th Annual Celebration of Catholic Schools Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Fort Worth Convention Center Ballroom. The event brought together representatives from all 20 schools in the Diocese of Fort Worth with the theme “Thresholds of Faith.”
Sr. Louise and other religious who dedicate themselves to serving others through Christian education, spreading the Gospel, charitable works, and contemplative prayer, were recognized during a World Day for Consecrated Life vespers service celebrated Feb. 3 in St. Patrick Cathedral.
Those who witnessed the priestly ordination of Stephen Berg, May 15, 1999, may recall the tender familial atmosphere that was present in the church. The new priest at that time recalled the ceremony as having been “solemn, elegant, and graceful,” yet, for most observers, the liturgy’s warm spirit surpassed the majestic nature that is a signature quality of ordinations.