Once in a while we get the opportunity to have a great time and do an important work or charity at the same time. Well, the 15th Annual Bishop’s Gala benefitting Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Dallas is one of those opportunities.
What a remarkable tradition of fun, food and world class entertainment Catholic Charities has established with this event! This year’s gala features Steve Martin, who will headline the February 2 event at the Hilton Anatole. Martin, a Texan born in Waco, has won four Grammy Awards and an Emmy Award for his work. He is the author of a number of books, including, Born Standing Up, his autobiography. In addition he has written several screenplays and appeared in many movies but is particularly remembered for his role as the overwhelmed dad in Father of the Bride I and II
What is most important is that the proceeds from the Gala will support the wide ranging works of Catholic Charities, including programs for senior citizens at the Brady Senior Center and Marillac Senior Center and family services at the Cross Family Center.
Catholic Charities Immigration and Legal Services and Refugee Empowerment Services have helped thousands of immigrants and refugees who have sought haven in the United States. Catholic Charities Dallas assists in obtaining citizenship and jobs while also helping our brothers and sisters in need to adapt to a new and strange culture.
Many families have been enriched, and unwed mothers assisted through the Pregnancy and Parenting Services and Adoption Program which, like all CCD programs, may be accessed throughout the Diocese of Dallas through the Central Office in Dallas and Regional Offices in Plano and Garland.
I hope you will be able to join me for a wonderful evening and contribute to the many ministries of Catholic Charities of Dallas. For more information visit http://www.catholiccharitiesdallas.org/