Deacon William Patrick Beaton, 82, known as “Deacon Bill,” of St. Mark Parish in Denton, died Tuesday, Nov. 25. “He really believed in life and believed in the Lord. He would call it the way he saw it, too,” said Deacon Jim Galbraith, who served with Dcn. Beaton at St. Mark. “‘Semper Fi!’ He would always use that slogan from the Marine Corps. He would always close any conversation with Semper Fi — always faithful.”
More than 400 young adults from the dioceses of Fort Worth and Dallas converged upon St. Ann Church in Coppell Nov. 14-15 to participate in the second annual THRIVE Conference.
The faith community of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish broke ground for a new church Nov. 8 but the moment was bittersweet for a least one longtime parishioner. “I’m excited because we’re seeing a lot of new faces, but the old church holds memories,” admitted Cathy Thomas, a member for more than 40 years. “We were married in this church and my children were baptized here. It’s going to be sad to leave but we need a change.”