By Steve Chargin
The Catholic Foundation’s new website is up and running! Thanks to a generous donor, we were able to have the website professionally designed by a local company. Among other new features, there is updated information about recent Catholic Foundation grants and activities and users can now customize their online giving choices, such as designating a special gift to the Msgr. Delaney Humanitarian Fund. The Catholic Foundation is also pleased to partner with business sponsors who are well known throughout the diocese, and we gratefully recognize their ongoing support by providing links to their respective websites.
By Steve Chargin
By Shirley Atencio
An enthusiastic group from Adams State University journeyed through the Mexican Sonoran desert during Alternative Spring Break 2016. Sightseeing, community projects, service, and Holy Week observances filled a week that passed all too quickly. The group included 10 students, an ASU staff member, La Puente staff member, and Catholic campus minister Shirley Atencio. Bahia de Kino, a small fishing village off the Sea of Cortez, was the final destination.
We are pleased to introduce the newest member to join the diocesan team. Michelle Sandoval is the new manager of fundraising and grant writing. Michelle began in February and brings with her an extensive non-profit background. In addition to serving in positions of leadership with community groups such as parent-teacher organizations and sports booster groups, Girls Scouts, the Pueblo Continuum of Care (an association dedicated to serving the homeless and at risk populations of Pueblo), the Latino Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, she has served on the boards of directors for the Pueblo Downtown Association, the Pueblo Rescue Mission and the Pueblo Community Health Center (PCHC).more
By Michelle Sandoval
On the last Friday in April, at the request of Father Francisco Quezada, a group from the Highlands Ranch Knights of Columbus Council 1498 stopped by the chancery for a quick visit with Bishop Stephen Berg and Monsignor Jim King. It was quick because they were on a mission. They were headed south to San Luis with the supplies and energy to complete much needed repairs to the hall at the Sangre de Cristo church. This story actually starts some months ago when Council 1498 began plans for their annual black tie fundraising gala. During this gala, the group typically does a paddle raise, where people simply donate money without receiving anything material in return.