ADULT CATHOLIC EDUCATION

John Roppolo, “Outstanding Volunteer”

While John is currently Chair of the St. Monica ACTS Core Team, he has been instrumental in the growth of ACTS at St. Monica and throughout Dallas. He served on the initial Dallas ACTS Chapter. After his own retreat in February 2008 at St. Joseph Richardson, he has served on 17 retreat teams at St. Monica and 4 other parishes. He has served as director of a St. Monica ACTS Retreat and co-director twice.

John is exceedingly generous with his time and energy and is the epitome of a servant leader. For all these reasons and many, many more, the St. Monica ACTS community is happy to honor John Roppolo as our 2018 Exemplary Volunteer.

Nominated by ACTS Retreat

MINISTERIO DE APOYO FAMILIAR (FAMILY MINISTRY)

Humberto y Martha Nila “Voluntarios Excepcionales”

Humberto y Martha están en nuestro equipo de trabajo y ayudan a dar la catequesis con los niños pequeños del grupo de Apoyo Familiar.  No faltan a ninguna de nuestras reuniones, siempre están dispuestos a trabajar para el bien del ministerio y  se preocupan por el bienestar de los integrantes de Apoyo Familiar. Toman iniciativa para orar por aquellos que atraviesan mal estado de salud.

Humberto and Martha are part of our core team and teach catechism to the children of Apoyo Familiar. They never miss any of our meetings and are always willing to work for the good of the ministry and care about the wellbeing of the members of Apoyo Familiar. Humberto and Martha always take initiative to pray for those who are going through a poor health situation.

Nominados por Noe Vielma

MINISTERIO DE APOYO PARA LUTO O DUELO (SPANISH GRIEF MINISTRY)

Marta Carias, “Voluntaria Excepcional”

Martha Carias ha sido nominada por su fiel dedicación y compromiso a nuestro Ministerio de Luto/Duelo de Español. En el 2016, Marta inicio en el ministerio como participante.  Entonces acepto tomar el rol de co-facilitadora en el 2017 y 2018 como facilitadora.  Ella es muy compasiva, de profunda espiritualidad y fe para guiar a los participantes semanalmente en las discusiones de grupo. Su manera suave y calmada facilita a que los participantes se abran y compartan sobre su duelo e historias. Parte de su rol en el ministerio de Luto/Duelo, Marta apoya como lector y Ministro Extraordinario en las Misas de Español, ha sido parroquiana de Santa Mónica desde el 2015.

Marta Carias is nominated for her faithful dedication and commitment to our Spanish Grief Ministry, Ministerio de Apoyo para Luto y Duelo. Marta first became involved in this ministry as a participant in 2016. She then agreed to take the role of co-facilitator in 2017, and in 2018 as lead facilitator. She possesses genuine compassion and deep spirituality and faith in guiding her participants through the weekly discussions. Her calm and soft manner makes it easy for care receivers to open up and share their grief and stories.  In addition to her role with the Spanish Grief Ministry, Marta serves as a Lector with the Hispanic Ministries and has been a parishioner of St. Monica since 2015. 

Nominada por María Gonzales-Rocha

CERS (Servidores de la Palabra) / (Bible Study Group)

Juan Carlos Ramírez, “Voluntario Excepcional”

El candidato del ministerio CERS es el Hermanito Juan Carlos Ramírez, por su dedicación a la evangelización por medio de su testimonio familiar y disponibilidad con su música.

Juan Carlos Ramirez has been nominated for his faithful dedication to evangelization through this Bible study group, witnessing a true Cristian family, openness to help when needed and sharing his musical talents. 

Nominado por Raúl Palos 

DIVINA MISERICORDIA (DIVINE MERCY)

Guadalupe Miranda, “Voluntaria Excepcional”

Guadalupe Miranda ha sido nominada como nuestra voluntaria del año por ser una mujer muy entusiasta,  espiritual, atenta a las necesidades de otros y puntual en las reuniones.  Ella tiene 5 años en el ministerio.

Guadalupe Miranda has been nominated as our volunteer of the year for being very enthusiastic, spiritual, attentive to the needs of others and punctual to our meetings. She transmits her devotion of Divine Mercy to her family. She has been in the ministry for over 5 years.

Nominado por Baltazar Villanueva

EVANGELIZACIÓN GUADALUPANA

Roció Rocha, “Voluntaria Excepcional”

Roció llego a este ministerio, con ese gran deseo de conocer más sobre Dios. A través de nuestra madrecita se ha dejado guiar por ella y con su entusiasmo, energía, entrega y dedicación, nos motiva y contagia a seguir sirviendo al Señor y seguir llevando ese mensaje de amor de Dios a los demás a través de Sta. María de Guadalupe.

Rocio joined the ministry with the willingness to know more about God.  Through our Mother Mary she has let herself be guided to have that encounter. Her enthusiasm, energy, willingness and dedication motivates everyone around her to serve our Lord and continue transmitting Gods love to other’s through Our mother Santa Maria de Guadalupe. 

Nominado por Citlali Catarino

 

GRUPO DE HOMBRES – SAN JOSÉ / MEN’S MINISTRY – SAN JOSÉ

Diácono Abel Cortes, “Voluntario Excepcional”

El diácono Abel Cortes, ha sido nominado por su ayuda incesante para formar el grupo de hombres en de Santa Mónica. Él ha estado trabajando con otros miembros del equipo, guiándolos espiritualmente, motivándolos y animándolos a ser verdaderos testigos del amor de Dios. Se ha convertido en el guía espiritual del grupo y motivador para tener a San José como el modelo de padre, esposo e hijo, según la vocación que los integrantes tengan.

Deacon Abel Cortes, is been nominated for his ceaseless help in building up the Spanish men’s group at St. Monica.  He has been working with other team members, guiding them spiritually, motivating and encouraging them to be true witness of God’s love.  He has become the spiritual guide of the group, and motivator to follow Saint Joseph as their model of being a father, husband and son. 

Nominado por María González-Rocha

IMAGEN DE DIOS (TEOLOGIA DEL CUERPO) / In God’s Image (Theology of the Body)

María del Rosario Moreno “Voluntaria Excepcional”

Rosario tiene desde el 2014 en el ministerio y ella siempre está apoyando en todo lo que nos piden servir para la parroquia, para el ministerio y para la comunidad. Y, siempre con una gran sonrisa y humildad.

Rosario has been in this ministry since 2014. She is very open to help in whatever is needed in the parish and for the ministry. She always has a smile on her face and is very humble.

Nominada por Christina Sánchez

LEGIÓN DE MARĺA (Legion of Mary)

Amparo Mejía “Voluntaria Excepcional”

La hermana Amparo Mejía es la nominada de la Legión de María. La estamos nominando a ella por su gran servicio que ase con la Legión de María. Va a los hogares cada vez que es necesario. También participa en otros ministerios uno de ellos es la Divina Misericordia y también participa los Domingos de temprano asistente de Maestra de niños especiales. También es asistente en el catecismo de 6 Grado.

Amparo Mejia is our nominee for the Spanish Legion of Mary.  She is been nominated for her great service in the ministry.  She visits homes when needed. She is involved in other ministries such as Divine Mercy Cenacle, and is assistant catechist on Sunday school with special needs children.  Her love and dedication to serve is inspiring. 

Nominada por Lázaro Barrueta

LITTLE ROCK SUNDAY SCRIPTURE STUDY

“Tim Taylor, “Outstanding Volunteer”

Tim Taylor is nominated as the outstanding volunteer for Little Rock Sunday Scripture Study. He is a longtime member of the ministry and has graciously agreed to be a speaker for us time and time again. His knowledge of scripture and theology have been very helpful in illuminating the various books of The Bible that we have read. We benefit from his insights over and over again.

We are very grateful to Tim for all his service to the Little Rock Scripture Study program.

Nominated by Dan & Sally Cook

PAIN PRAYER GROUP

Iona Fernandes, “Outstanding Volunteer”

Iona Fernandes is nominated and recognized as volunteer for the PAIN group. Iona is the most spirit-filled person I've met. Her prayers are humble, loving, and come from her heart, and she gives them freely to all. Iona brings joy and generosity to our group! She rarely asks for prayers for herself or her family but rather brings her steady peace and love to share with others and enrich all of our lives and needs. Iona is love personified and we are so blessed by her presence and grace.

Nominated by Diane Voirin

PASTORAL FAMILIAR HISPANA (Family Pastoral Ministry)

Jesús y María Angélica Trejo, “Voluntarios Excepcionales”

Jesús y María Angélica son elegibles como nominados por su conversión a Jesús y ejemplo para otras familias. Ellos ya tienen 3 años en el ministerio. Su amor a Jesús y su servicio ha llevado a no solo a ellos poner la mirada en la Cruz si no también seguirla. Su perseverancia y su servicio al ministerio han sido de mucha bendición para otras familias. Por ese motivo y más son para nosotros nuestros candidatos de nuestro ministerio de la Pastoral Familiar Hispana.

Jesus and Maria are our nominees since through their conversion they have been an example of service to other families.  They have three children.  Their love for Jesus and to serve have evangelized other families to take their cross and follow Jesus’ way. Their perseverance and service to the ministry has been a blessing to many.  Therefore, they considered our best candidates for Pastoral Familiar Hispana ministry.

Nominados por Romel y Rosy Martínez