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Bishop's Annual Dinner The Diocese of Brownsville Cordially Invites You to the 2011 Annual Bishop’s Dinner
“Navidad En El Valle”

Proceeds to Benefit Youth Retreat Center
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Brownsville Events Center

For sponsorship please call 956-784-5092.
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Bishop's Children's Appeal “What does it mean to be a good steward?” New appeal focuses on teaching
children about sharing
time, talent, treasure
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Bishop's Appeal The 2011 Bishop's Annual Appeal started in March. The faithful in the Rio Grande Valley are being asked to make a commitment to support the mission of the whole diocese by making a pledge of monetary support. Read the Full Story
Oblate Trail Ride Ride for the Cause
2011 Oblate Trail Ride Raises Funds to Combat Poverty The seventh annual Oblate Trail Ride was held on Saturday, May 21, 2011.

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The diocesan Development Office serves as a resource for parishes, schools and Catholic entities in planning and implementing stewardship and development programs.


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Bishop’s Annual Appeal Addresses Needs of the Church
During the Bishop's Annual Appeal, the faithful in the Rio Grande Valley are asked to make a commitment to support the mission of the whole diocese by making a pledge of monetary support.
Bishop Daniel E. Flores targeted four specific areas this year that will be supported by the Bishop"s Appeal.

1. Support of parish ministries aimed at building up family life and youth formation.
2. Support of Emergency Aid for Catholic Charities — Every year, natural disasters and other emergency situations impact families in the Valley. Funds from the appeal will provide a timely helping hand to families in dangerous and desperate situations.
3. Support for Spiritual Formation — Part of the funds raised by the appeal will go toward long term planning for the construction of a Catholic Retreat Center in the Lower Valley. 
4. Continuing education — Part of the funds raised by the Bishop’s Appeal will be used for the education of seminarians, and the continuing education of the clergy.

At the end of the appeal, a report on how much money has been pledged and how the money has been used will be published in The Valley Catholic so that all may know how their contribution has made a difference in the life of the Church in the Valley.

Bishop Flores encourages all the faithful of the Valley to, "contribute with all of your heart." "We are all members of His Church," he said. "We are all members of His body and we all have a great part to play in seeing to it that His message, His grace, His life, is communicated to all those around us."


Development Office
Catholic Diocese of Brownsville
700 N. Virgen de San Juan
San Juan, TX 78589

Phone:(956) 784-5062
Fax: (956) 784-5044
Director: Rosie Rodriguez