Welcome to the latest edition of The Heavenly Express, the official 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 – October 2023

Looking Back

12th Annual Breakfast with the Bishop

The Archangels hosted a record-breaking Breakfast with the Bishop this year! The event broke two records: one for the highest attendance ever, and the other for most money raised to assist food-insecure families in the DFW area.

Our guest speaker, John Stankey, CEO of AT&T, set the tone with an inspirational talk about personal values, faith, and commitment. It was truly an honor to welcome him to our event, and we appreciate his words of wisdom.

During the breakfast, we welcomed Mark Koch as our new president for the next two years. Rick Donnelli, our previous president, was honored as the Archangel of the Year. Thank you, Rick, for all you have done for the community and for Catholic Charities!

We look forward to our 13th Annual Breakfast with the Bishop in October 2024! Please stay tuned for a save the date.

To view all photos from the event, please visit ccdallas.org/breakfast-with-the-bishop-2023.

Archangels Service Project – October 2023

Service Project: Cardinal Farrell

On October 21, we held our first volunteer effort of the year at the Cardinal Farrell Community Center on West Davis Street. The Archangels along with Dave Woodyard, CEO of Catholic Charities Dallas, provided a much-needed grounds cleanup and beautification with new stones and crushed granite.

Next up will be a cleanup at the St. Jude Center. Additional details will follow soon!

22nd Annual Hope for the Holidays – November 2023

Hope for the Holidays

The 22nd Annual Hope for the Holidays, sponsored by our sisters, the Angels of Charity, was a success! Our congratulations to the Angels for another outstanding event to make sure as many families as possible enjoy the Christmas season. Each year, the Archangels play a small part in assisting with the parking duties for their guests.

All proceeds from Hope for the Holidays support the Christmas Distribution Program, which provides Christmas gifts for over 700 families in need throughout our community. If you did not have a chance to attend the event, you can still support the Christmas Distribution program by making a gift at ccdallas.org/christmas-giving.

Christmas Distribution – December 2022

Looking Ahead

Christmas Distribution

Saturday, December 9, 2023

Calling all Archangels! We are seeking volunteers to help out at this year’s Christmas Distribution, which will take place on Friday, December 8, and Saturday, December 9. The Christmas Distribution will be held at the Cardinal Farrell Community Center (4550 W Davis St Bldg 6, Dallas, TX 75211) beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Volunteers are needed on the day of the distribution to help direct the flow of traffic, as well as prior to the distribution to help prepare the bundles of gifts that will be given to client families.

We are always glad to support the Angels of Charity in this great project, which touches so many lives every year. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up by clicking the button below or contacting the CCD Volunteer Team at volunteer@ccdallas.org.

St. Jude Park Central Co-Work & Coffee Space

Archangel Morning Member Meetup

On December 12, 2023, all Archangels are invited to join the Archangel board members for coffee and donuts at the new Co-Work & Coffee space at St. Jude Park Central (8102 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy, Dallas, TX 75251). This is a great opportunity to stay connected, network and visit, and see firsthand some of the great work CCD does every day. This event will take place on the second Tuesday of every month and will begin at 7:30 a.m. Come meet your fellow Archangels and learn more about how to get involved!

25th Annual Bishop’s Gala – January 2023

26th Annual Bishop’s Gala

Saturday, January 20, 2024

The 26th Annual Bishop’s Gala is just around the corner! Grab some friends or family to enjoy an incredible night. Enjoy dinner, auctions, and dancing to live performances by the Temptations and the Four Tops while you and your guests help support CCD’s important work.

We hope you will consider supporting this amazing event that impacts so many in need. For sponsorship opportunities, individual tickets, and event details, please click the button below.

Highlights to look forward to

As Archangels, we love the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others through service and philanthropy. Please consider taking advantage of one or all of the following opportunities to support CCD:

  • December 9, 2023: Support the Angels of Charity in their annual Christmas Distribution at the Cardinal Farrell Community Center
  • December 12, 2023: Archangel Morning Member Meetup at St. Jude Park Central
  • December 13, 2023: CCD Christmas Party (all Archangel members are invited)
  • January 9, 2024: Archangel Morning Member Meetup at St. Jude Park Central
  • January 20, 2024: 26th Annual Bishop’s Gala
  • February 13, 2024: Archangel Morning Member Meetup at St. Jude Park Central
  • February 27, 2024: Archangel Happy Hour
  • March 12, 2024: Archangel Morning Member Meetup at St. Jude Park Central
  • April 9, 2024: Archangel Morning Member Meetup at St. Jude Park Central
  • May 6, 2024: 3rd Annual Archangels Cup Golf Tournament
  • May 14, 2024: Archangel Morning Member Meetup at St. Jude Park Central
  • June 11, 2024: Archangel Morning Member Meetup at St. Jude Park Central
  • July 9, 2024: Archangel Morning Member Meetup at St. Jude Park Central
  • July 23, 2024: Archangel Happy Hour
  • August 13, 2024: Archangel Morning Member Meetup at St. Jude Park Central
  • September 10, 2024: Archangel Morning Member Meetup at St. Jude Park Central
  • September 24, 2024: Archangel Happy Hour
  • October 2024: Breakfast with the Bishop
  • October 8, 2024: Archangel Morning Member Meetup at St. Jude Park Central
  • November 12, 2024: Archangel Morning Member Meetup at St. Jude Park Central
  • December 10, 2024: Archangel Morning Member Meetup at St. Jude Park Central

Stay connected!

Don’t forget to stay connected! Update your contact information by clicking the button below to stay up to date on the latest Archangels news and service opportunities. We would love to hear more about what you are interested in and how you would like to participate. You can reach us by emailing info@ccdallas.org.

Thank you all for your support, prayers, and efforts. Together, we are making a difference one life at a time.

CCD Updates

Latest news from the organization

  • Hope Starts Here: Have you ever wondered about the work we do at Catholic Charities Dallas? Come and see it for yourself! Hope Starts Here is an informational tour of our CCD Central Service Center highlighting our missions and the many ways your involvement improves the lives of those in need. Hear directly from staff and friends of CCD about our impact and learn how we continue to bring hope to our community together. To sign up, please visit ccdallas.org/hope-starts-here.
  • Hunger Services: Our Hunger Services team is as busy as ever! In the 2022-23 fiscal year, they provided 6,832,032 meals to 166,264 families in need throughout North Texas. We have expanded our reach by partnering with 90+ Mobile Community Pantry locations throughout the nine counties of the Diocese of Dallas. Thank you, Archangels, for your continued support of our Hunger Program!
  • 26th Annual Bishop’s GalaJanuary 20, 2024: The Bishop’s Gala is Catholic Charities Dallas’ annual fundraiser, benefitting the eleven service groups and over 35 programs of Catholic Charities Dallas. Join us and be a part of the difference for over 200,000 individuals annually. For sponsorship opportunities and event details, please visit ccdallas.org/gala.

Who We Are & Auxiliary Group Updates


The Archangels 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.
  • 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, Mark Koch – mark.koch@outlook.com

Vice President, Keith Hatzmann – keith.hatzmann@yahoo.com

Secretary, Peter Rickert – rickerts5@aol.com

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 in need through Catholic Charities Dallas. The benefits are heavenly!