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VIDEO: All for the glory of God

It didn’t take long for 11-year-old Claire Druffner to name a few of her best friends: Maggie, Morris, Alexander, Jean-Claude, Max, Anton, and Theodore Cornelius, whom she affectionately calls Teddy. As it happens, none of them are people; they’re cellos.

FULL CIRCLE: Tim Parker

  By Seth Gonzales The Texas Catholic Becoming a pediatrician was Tim Parker’s dream job – until he found something better. After graduating from Cistercian Preparatory School in the spring of 1990, Parker was focused on attending Austin College, then eventually medical school. But life had other plans for him. “I was teaching biology at […]

FULL CIRCLE: Rachel Robb

Rachel Robb, the assistant principal and middle-school math teacher at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic School, needs no pointers on how to patrol a classroom or corridor. Robb, a Denton native and Waxahachie resident, returned to serve at St. Elizabeth of Hungary, her alma mater, after spending 10 years as a Dallas Police officer.

CKS students prepare Lenten Sacrifice Boxes

  By Jenna Teter On March 7, students at Christ the King Catholic School presented baskets full of Lenten Sacrifice Boxes to Auxiliary Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel for a special blessing. In the video below, Catherine Jones, an eighth-grader at Christ The King Catholic School, discusses why students prepared the Lenten Sacrifice Boxes.  

VIDEO: Students receive ashes, mark start of Lent

Thousands of Catholics, from teachers, students and parents at Diocese of Dallas schools to workers downtown and in other areas, flocked to Masses across North Texas, initiating the Lenten season by receiving ashes on their foreheads during Ash Wednesday services. At Prince of Peace Catholic School in Plano, students, parents and faculty celebrated the beginning of the season together during an all-school 8:15 am Mass.

FULL CIRCLE: Deacon Paul Wood

What started as a part-time job at his alma mater has blossomed into a career for Deacon Paul Wood that has spanned more than four decades at Bishop Dunne Catholic School. The school literally has become a second home for him.

FULL CIRCLE: Kelly Dickerson

Cherished friends and beloved memories surround Kelly Dickerson during every working hour. Dickerson, who teaches fifth-grade English and reading at St. Rita Catholic School, returned to serve at her alma mater as a teacher in 2012 after exploring other fields.

FULL CIRCLE: Janet Maher

For Janet Maher, the path to her vocation as a teacher really began on the ice rink. A graduate of Ursuline Academy and the University of Texas at Arlington, Maher returned to Immaculate Conception in 1988 and has since taught every grade level and nearly every subject.

Diocesan student-athletes sign with colleges

Diocese of Dallas athletes and schools were well-represented during National Signing Day, as several of them committed to Division I universities in various sports, while others said they would also be playing in other divisions.

Catholic Schools Week 2014

Catholic schools across the Diocese of Dallas celebrated Catholic Schools Week 2014 by highlighting their campuses as “Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.”