GAINESVILLE -- “We put ourselves aside to be servants,” said Monica Diaz of Keller, who joined 100 youth, mentors, and volunteers at the 17th annual Camp Fort Worth offered this year in Gainesville.
In the spirit of St. Anthony of Padua, the patron saint of poverty, Catholic Charities Fort Worth is launching an innovative program designed to lead the poor along a path to economic independence and an improved quality of life. Aptly named “The Padua Pilot,” the program aims at lifting the poor out of poverty long-term and breaking the cycle of dependency that has kept them there.
As Catholics throughout the United States prepare for Pope Francis’ visit this summer, the Knights of Columbus has been preparing in a special way, with record-setting charity. With Texas leading the way, the Knights of Columbus set a record in 2014 for charitable donations and service hours.