Welcome to the latest edition of The Heavenly Express newsletter for the Archangels Men’s Network of Catholic Charities Dallas. Here you will find the latest highlights, what’s to come, and general auxiliary group reminders.

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Breakfast with the Bishop

Looking Ahead

Save the Date: 11th Annual Breakfast with the Bishop

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Come join Bishop Burns and the Archangels for the 11th Annual Breakfast with the Bishop at St. Paul the Apostle in Richardson. Our guest speaker will be Dallas Chief of Police, Edgardo (“Eddie”) Garcia. If you or your company can help sponsor the event, it will be a great way to help the CCD food program prepare to meet the increased need during the holiday season.

Tickets and sponsorships are now available for purchase at cdallas.org/breakfast.

For more information, contact Isabella DiBiase, Development Coordinator, at 214.296.4258 or idibiase@ccdallas.org.

First Annual Ryder Cup Archangel Golf Tournament – May 2022

Looking Back

In Review: Archangels Activity

We have finished a great year! Along the way, we did some good:

October 2021: We met for our 10th Annual Breakfast with the Bishop and provided support for the many food needs in the Diocese of Dallas.

December 2021: Once again, the Angels of Charity Women’s Auxiliary lead the way in funding and providing gifts to over 800 families to make their Christmas a little better. For our part, the Archangels assisted the Angels in making sure Christmas was possible for more people by providing bartending services for the fundraiser and parking lot duty for the distribution. Well done, Angels of Charity, you all are awesome and a true example of Christian service to us all.

January 2022: The Archangels by-laws were revised at the end of 2021 to establish five standing committees with designated chairs focused on enabling the mission of the Archangels Men’s Network. Keep reading for more information about the following:

  • Membership
  • Parish Relations
  • Community Service Projects
  • Events
  • Communication

February 2022: We supported all the missions of Catholic Charities Dallas by supporting the 24th Annual Bishop’s Gala.

April 2022: We assisted in making sure teenagers in need had their means of transportation protected by building a secure shelter for their bicycles.

May 2022: Our first annual Ryder Cup Archangel Golf Tournament was a success! Using a Ryder Cup format, over 72 golfers and 40 volunteers took to the links to help raise money for the CCD food program. We helped alleviate hunger in North Texas by providing 250,000 meals throughout North Texas. Next year, we hope to feed many more with your continued help.

Congratulations to the Ryder Cup Team Clifford (Tom Clifford, Captain)! They proved to be the better team that day. Well done! You have the distinction of being the first of many championship teams.

Archangel Service Projects in Years Past

Get involved

Quarterly Archangel Service Project

Saturday, October 8, 2022

  • Save the date for our quarterly Archangel community service project! Be on the lookout for an email sign-up that will be sent in September. Please reserve the date, get your tools ready, and we will let you know when and where shortly.
CCD Updates

Latest news from the organization

  • 25th Annual Bishop’s GalaJanuary 21, 2023: Our 25th Annual Bishop’s Gala is just around the corner! Grab some friends or family to enjoy an incredible night. We hope you will consider supporting this amazing event that impacts so many in need. For sponsorship opportunities, individual tickets, and event details, please visit ccdallas.org/gala2023.
  • Hunger Services: All four of our mobile food pantry trucks are operating at full capacity in partnership with 93 entities across the nine counties we serve. In the 2022 fiscal year, we were able to distribute a total of 5,025,391 meals to 37,275 families!
  • Children’s Services: 158 unaccompanied refugee minors were reunified with family members in the United States throughout the last calendar year and 168 were placed in foster homes.

Who We Are & Auxiliary Group Updates


The Archangel Men’s Network is a social and service network of men across the Diocese of Dallas providing opportunities for fellowship, service, and outreach through a variety of initiatives, events, and financial and social activities that strengthen and support the mission of Catholic Charities of Dallas.


The Archangels fulfill this mission in the following ways:

  • Serving others by providing support– spiritually, physically, or financially to Catholic Charities of Dallas.
  • Forming a unique resource of diverse skills and talent.
  • Supporting all members with a wide range of activities addressing important men’s issues.
  • Providing a network of men through friendship and faith across the Diocese of Dallas.


As a network of Catholic men, the Archangels are called to join together through unique, social, and philanthropic opportunities within our community– to share our faith with one another, to pray and work together, encourage others to join in our mission, and to support each other along the way.

President, Rick Donnelli – rick@sell-buyhouse.com

Vice President, Mark Koch – mark.koch@kochfab.com

Secretary, Pete Rickert – rickerts5@aol.com

Thank you to our parish liaisons for their diligent work within the Diocese of Dallas!

St. Patrick – Andy Ellard

All Saints – Mike Holmes

Christ the King – Luis Patrocchi

St. Paul – Rick Donnelli

Holy Spirit – Keith Archer

St. Rita – Dan Darrouzet

St. Monica – Willy Leon

St. Mark’s/Plano – Pete Rickert

St. Joseph – David Roffino

Holy Trinity – Jared Sulak

Prince of Peace – Kiel Werking

St. Thomas Aquinas – Roger Richards

St. Francis/Frisco – James Bailey

Our Lady of the Lake – Patrick Mason

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton/Plano – Mark Greim

St. Pius – Ralph Fierro

St. Michael/Garland – Andy Zihlman

Mary Immaculate – Corky Mahaffey

St. Ann/Coppell – Ed Leonard

St. Jude/Allen – Ty Bretz

St. Gabriel’s/McKinney – Greg Colandrea

St. Bernard – Tony Contanza

St. Elizabeth of Hungary – Michael Alfers

St. Ann/Kaufman – Billy Littleton & James Duerr

St. Joseph/Waxahachie – Adan Navarrete

St. Patrick’s/Denison – Andy Simonson

Our Lady of Angels – Joseph Bailes

Catholic High Schools – Steve Koch

  • Archangel Record Update: Please visit our auxiliary page and make sure we have your most up-to-date information. While you are there, let us know how you want to help!

Interested in becoming a member of the Archangels Men’s Network?

Sign up today and experience fellowship, social events, and philanthropic opportunities. Together, as one network of men, we contribute our skills, gifts, time, talent, and prayers to help our North Texas neighbors through Catholic Charities Dallas.