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EXPANDINGFAMILYLIFEMINISTRIESDioceseofBeaumontTexasGrantamount50000PopeJohnPaulIIoftenremindedpeoplethroughouttheworldthatthefutureofhumanitydependsonmarriageandfamily.AccordingtoJeromeCabeendirectoroftheOf2ceofFamilyLifeMinistryinBeaumontamulti-yeargrantenablesthediocesetoofferpro-grammingandprovideoutreachtothosepreparingfororstrengthen-ingtheirmarriage.Theministryalsoprovidescatechesistoyoungadultsfacingpressuresfromthesecularworld.CATHOLICEXTENSIONRECEIVESAWARDSCalledx1caModelofChristianStewardshipParExcellencex1dCatholicExtensionwillreceivethe2012ChristianStewardshipAwardthismonthfromtheInternationalCatholicStewardshipCouncilICSCbasedinWashingtonD.C.TheawardisthehighesthonorpresentedbyICSCtoindi-vidualsororganizationsfortheiruniqueandextraordinarywitnesstoChristianstewardshipasawayoflivingoutaCatholiclifeoffaith.InmakingtheannouncementICSCExecutiveDirectorMichaelMurphysaidx1cCatholicExtensionisamodelofChristianstewardshipparexcellence.ThisextraordinaryhonoreeministerstothosediocesesmadeupoffaithfulCatholicswhocomefromdifferentback-groundsanddifferentwalksoflife.InitsministryCatholicExtensionhasmadeaprofoundcontributiontoourlifeoffaith.x1dInadditionFatherJackWallpresidentofCatholicExtensionhasbeennamedarecipientoftheCatholicLeadershipInstitutex19sAwardforOutstandingCatholicLeadership.FatherWallwillreceivetheawardonNovember9atthegroupx19sannualawardsdinnerinPhiladelphia.x1cCatholicLeadershipInstituteisblessedtohonortheseoutstandingCatholicleadersandChristianwitnessesfortheircommitmenttolivingandsharingtheGospelwithpassionthroughtheirmostuniqueandimportantministriesx1dsaidTimothyC.FlanaganfounderandchairofCatholicLeadershipInstitute.ThePhiladelphiaeventisexpectedtodrawmorethan600guestsincludingcardinalsbishopspriestsandCatholicleadersnationwide.JeromeCabeendirectoroftheDioceseofBeaumontx19sOfficeofFamilyLifeMinistrystrollswithFatimaBurguenoleftwhohasbeenthediocesex19scoor-dinatorforHispanicYouthandYoungAdultsandMeghanSeimastudentatLamarUniversityBeaumont.Theministryhashostedseveralsold-outmarriageconferences.CatholicExtensionhassupportedSt.Peterx19sofMertzonTexasshownhereandcountlessotherparishesthroughout91missiondiocesesprovidingcriticalfundsthatenablethesestrongfaithcommunitiestoflourish.7FALL2012FatherJackWalloffersstudentsaglimpseintolifeinthemissiondioceses.