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THEMAGAZINEOFCATHOLICEXTENSIONspring2013ProcessionofFaithPg.19FierceFaithPg.22GoForthPg.26ANNIVERSARYoftheChurchintheAmericasTH 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EXTENSIONSPrINg2013FEaTurES500thAnniversaryotheChurchintheAmericaswithaspecialperspectivefomFatherRaaelCapProcessionoFaithHIgHlIgHTSdonorspotliGhtOrdinaryCatholicsDoingExtraordinaryThingsoUrleGaCyFierceFaithvieWfroMtheroadGoForthMiraClesoffaithByCarmenMcCannaplannedGivinGPayingForwardDEParTmENTSMailBaGInYourWordsneWsBriefsFaithFrontandCenteryoUrdonationsatWorkGenerosityAboundedBishopsCoMMentaryViolenceontheBorderBythenUMBersANewWorldoFaith131982226272846113135261319AccessextendedinformationphotosandvideosaboutthearticlesinthisissueofExtensionatwww.catholicextension.orgspring13Morethan14000gatheredinPuertoRicoslargestindoorstadiuminSanJuanrecentlytocelebratethe500thanniversaryotheCatholicChurchintheAmericas.ThecelebrationwasexcitingandcolorulandincludedaprocessionwithanenormousandbeautiulfoatoOurLadyoDivineProvidence.Totheadorationoallmorethan20mencarriedheruptheaisle.Onthecover ExtEnsion4dfWCngratlatinsrthetstand-ingCathlicLeadershipAwardandtheChristianStewardshipAwardthatCathlicExtensinisreceiving.NeedyCathliccmmnitiesthrghtthecntryrightlythankGdrtheblessingsyrertsanddedicatin.Warmregardsdr.andMrs.harryl.sheehyChicagoIllinoisdCcexIamaparishinerAssmptinorLadyCathlicChrchhereinGam.Frthepast17yearsthatIhavebeenattendingthischrchItakegreatjylkingatthedierentstrctresthatthechrchesherenGamhave.Ihavecmetrealizethatrscialhallwaserectednbehalyrassistance.Iitwerentrthisstrctrewewldnthavebeenabletenjyallthewnderlcelebratinsandmrningamilymembersandevents.ThankynceagainSincerelyMarktainatonGoArchdioceseoAganaGuamdCcexItisablessingthearthatwewereawardedagrant75000.Thankstthisgenersgrantthisparishanditsmissinwillbegaran-teedapriestrthenexttwyears.orchrchesarellnSndaysandwellattendednweekdayst.Wehavehadtaddadayrcnessinstaccmmdaterthreesites.Mreparishinersarereqestingmygidanceandspiritalcnselingaswellasreglarvisitstrhmebndandinfrmparishiners.ThisisahmblingrealityandItakeyandyrdnrswithmeinspiritasImakethesepastralvisits.Theythareveryactiveandattheirreqestweerseveralretreatsayear.Yrdnatinmakesitpssibletprvidetheseservicesrrcmmnitywithtinterrptin.Privatednatinsgarinmakingprrlimitedfnancialresrces.Franklywecldntdwhatwedwithtdnrsschasy.Weandthseweservedeeplyappreciateyrgenersity.SincerelyinChristfatherMiGUelorteGaPastorSt.IgnatiusParishDioceseoBrownsvilleTexasINYouRWoRDSCatholicExtensiondonorsandrecipientssharetheirgratitudeandthoughtsoncelebratingourCatholicaith.DearCatholicExtensionThankyouverymuchoryourfnestoryintheChristmasissue.Itwasasmashinghitwithourparishliedirector.SisterKatehadover500copiesothearticlecopiedandinsertedonecopyineachoourSundaybulletinsSheevensentcopiestothehomebound.Needlesstosaymanyomyellowparishionersspoketomeaboutit.WhoknowsPerhapssomeothemmightdonate.ItoldthemhowmuchgoodyoudoortheruralUSAandAlaska.WarmwishesanneMorGanTroyNewYorkEditrsnteAnnewaseatredinastryabtgivingtthe2012ChristmasWishList.maIlBag 5Spring2013thuChcexAswegatherrChristmasandtheNewYearwithamilyandriendsIwillberefectingnallthatbringsmeaningandjytmylie.IwillbethinkingallthenewriendsIhavemadethrghmynewliesjrneystdyingwithpeplermarndtheglbeatCathlicThelgicalunin.IamsgrateltCathlicExtensinrtheabndantgitthelpmecntinemyedcatininbtainingamasterartsdegreeinpastralstdies.Thednatinshwsmehwimprtantitistlearnsharelieexperiencesandhelpmakeadierenceinmylierinfencesmeneelseslie.FrmtheclassesIhavetakenthsarIhavebecmestrngerspiritallyintellectallyandphysically.Ispeakatretreatsrbthadltsandteenagers.Iwrkwithcatechistsandstdentssharinghwwecanbetterreachttrcmmnitythrghhelpingandgivingtthepr.Teenagersinrparishcmmnitymakesandwich-esmnthlyrCasaMariaCath-licWrkerCmmnityservingtheprintheTcsnAriznaarea.Allrparishchildrengiveenve-lpesintheweeklycllectinrSt.VincentdePal.IwrkwithdirectrsreligisedcatinsharingideastrnprgramsmresmthlyinthenearbycmmnitiesGreenValleyAriznaandoracleArizna.AgainthankyandIwillkeepyinmyprayers.JUlieespinozaDioceseoTucsonArizonaIamsograteultoCatholicExtensionortheabundantgiftohelpmecontinuemyeducationinobtainingamasteroartsdegreeinpastoralstudies.CcIntheChristmas2012issuethedioceseforoneoftheLumenChristiAwardrecipientsinBytheNumberswasincorrect.SisterMaryElizabethGintlingLSJMtherecipientin1989wasfromtheDioceseofWilmingtonDelaware.Weapologizeforthiserror.smmagazinecathlicextensin.rgaExtensionmagazine150S.WackerDriveSite2000ChicagIL60606CatholicExtensionmayeditlettersorclarityandlength.Lettersmayalsobesharedonline.ThankyouCcwhuWewldlvethearrmyrreadersandwewanttcnnectymreclselytthepwerlwrkCathlicExtensin.TakeammenttbrwserWebsiteatwww.chcx.g.ReadblgpstswatchvidesabttheCathliccmmnitiesyarespprtingandllwsviascialmedia.LikesnFacebkrpstamessageratweet.WevaleyreedbackabtExtensionmagazineandthewrkCathlicExtensin.SwhetherypreertpsttweettyperwritecnnectwithsreadoUrBloGwww.catholicextension.orgblogfindUsonfaCeBookwww.acebook.comCatholicExtensionfolloWUsontWitterwww.twitter.comCathExtensionseevideosonyoUtUBewww.youtube.comCathExtension ExtEnsion6raisinGhopeonthereservationDicesefGreatFalls-BillingsMntanaLifenteRckyByIndianReservatinisard.unemply-mentsb-standardsingandscialprblemsleavelittlermfrpe.BtSisterMargaretMaryoDertyoPandSisterKat-leenKaneoParedeterminedtsineCristsligtere.Wita16400salarysbsidyfrmCatlicExtensintesisterswillbeabletcntineteirmlti-facetedministryfferingweeklyreligisedcatincatecisttrainingmevisitatinsandevenfreedrgabsepreventinclassestapepleinneed.stepstoserviCeDicesefYngstwnoiWitteFirstSteptServiceandNextSteptServiceprgramsCatlicyttakeanactiverleinlearninglivingandprmtingtevalesfcarityandjsticetrgtteircmmnity.Tankstan8000grantfrmCatlicExtensinteseprgramscancntineengagingytinreal-lifeserviceexperiencestatcnnectteirfaittteGspelcalltlveandserveters.Inthefnalquartero2012CatholicExtensionrespondedtomorethan150undingrequests.ThankstothegenerosityoourdonorsCatholicExtensionwillcontinuetoprovideessentialundingorbuildingprojectsministerialsupportaithormationseminarianeducationandmore.newsbriefsFAIThFRoNTANDCENTERTesegrantrecipientsareamng91Catlicmissindicesestatneedspprttsstaintemselves.MISSIoNDIoCESESNoN-MISSIoNDIoCESESCatlicytplantseedsffaittrgcmmnityserviceprjects. lettheBellsrinGDioceseofJeffersonCityMissouriSt.JosephsCatholicChurchinEdinaMissourirecentlyhadtosilenceitschurchbells.Astormrevealedthatthe140-year-oldabutmentssupportingthebelltowerhaddeterioratedandtheyokesoftwobellstandswerebroken.Weighing9900poundscollectivelythereisseriousdangerthatthebellscouldfallintothechurchsentryway.Butparishio-nersarehappythatthesilenceisonlytemporary.Withagiftof35000fromCatholicExtensionrepairssoonwillbemadesothebellscanresoundwithjoyGatherinGaGroWinGCoMMUnityDioceseofGallupNewMexicoSt.Judessmallparishisgrowingbyleapsandbounds.Now140familiesstrongtheparishgymistheonlyspacelargeenoughforitssoupkitchenandparishcelebra-tions.Butwithpooracousticsandoldbrokenchairsthefacilityisofteninadequate.A5000grantfromCatholicExtensionwillpurchasenewseatingandasoundsystemsothatparishionerscangathertogetherandfocusontheirfaith.DonorgiftsensurethateveryparishionerofSt.Judescangatherinsafetyandcomfort.GiveaGiftofFaithInthisYearofFaithmakeagifttoCatholicExtensionandshareyourcherishedCatholicfaith.JoinusandtogetherwecanFundbuildingprojectsEducateseminariansSupportpriestswomenreligiousandlayministersAndsomuchmorePleasegivetoday.give.catholicextension.orgor1.800.842.7804Formorethan100yearsthebellsofSt.JosephshavecalledthefaithfultoMass.FaithisattheheartofeveryfundingrequestCatholicExtensionreceives.Andfaithiswhatcarriesourmissiondiocesesthroughtheirtoughestchallenges.PhotocourtesyofSt.JosephsCatholicChurch ExtEnsion8amilyname.TheamilysgoodwillalsoextendstomanyotherCatholiccausesandinstitutionsagainwiththeLewisnameLewisUniversitywhichstartedasaboysschoolortheArchdioceseoChicagoandnowisaco-eduniversityinRomeovilleIllinoisLewisCenteratDePaulUniversityinChicagoLewisTowersatLoyolaUniversityChicagoLewisHallattheUniversityoNotreDameandmore.WhiletheamilysphilanthropymaybelegendaryitsalsoamazingtorealizethatFranksheirsmostofenarerecognizedortheircontribu-tionstosocietyandortheirhumil-itymodestyandgenerosityospirit.LastallFrankssonPhilLewisByallaccountsthe1948CatholicExtensionBoardoGovernorsmeetingwasremem-beredorastirringproclamationromoneoitslong-standingmembers.TheproclamationApledgetogive100000rightnowtocarryontheworkohelpingmissiondiocesesacrossAmerica.ThebeneactorFrankJ.LewisaChicagoroongandpavingmaterialsmanuacturerwhowasaswellknownorhisbusi-nessacumenasorhisgenerositytoCatholiccauses.Abriecalculationsuggeststhat100000whileconsideredahugegitthenandnowwasactuallyequivalentto952380today.SoitsnotsurprisingthatHisEminenceSamuelCardinalStritchthenpresi-dentoCatholicExtensionactuallyhaltedthemeetingtookrequestsorundingombishopspresentandhadaplanmadeordisbursingtheundsbythenextday.By1948FrankLewisalreadyhadbeengivingtoCatholicExtensionor21yearstherstgrantmadepos-siblebytheamilysgenerositydatesbackto1927.Thats86yearsagoInactmorethan50churchesthrough-outtheUnitedStatesbearaCatholicExtensionplaquewiththeLewisOrdinaryCatholicsDoingEXTRAORDINARYTHINGSLewisFamilyLeavesBroadValuableLegacypassedawayatage82.PhillivedinFloridaandhadservedaspresidentotheFloridaSenate.Hewaswidelyknownorhiscontributionstopub-licschoolsanduniversitiesaswellastowardcurbinghomelessnessandbuildinganinastructureorcleanwaterinthestate.PhilwassuchagoodmanwhoinuencedsomanypeoplesaidEdLewisdescribinghisbrother.Edrecalledbeingraisedintheam-ilyosevenboysandtwogirlssayingitwasanordinaryCatholicam-ily.TheamilyhademigratedomIrelandtoChicagointhe1800s.MyatherFrankwasachildduringtheGreatChicagoFireEdnoted.Hewaslostorvedaysandultimatelyoundataparish.Afertherewanderingchildrenweretakentoparishes.Thentheparentswentparishtoparishlookingorthem.Hisamilyoundhim.Frankgrewupwithhopesobe-comingadoctorbutwhenhisownatherbecameillheneededtogotoworktosupporthismotherandninebrothers.Hewentintotheroongbusiness.FrankmarriedandstartedaamilyhiswieAlbertadiedatayoungage.AlbertaHallatLewisUniversitywaserectedinherhonor.FiveyearslaterhemarriedBy1948FrankLewisalreadyhadbeengivingtoCatholicExtensionor21yearsthefrstgrantmadepossiblebytheamilysgenerositydatesbackto1927.donorspotlight LeftFrankJ.LewisBelwCardinalStritcreceivesa200000ceckfrmteLewisfamilyin1957.LeftMembersfteLewisfamilygaterataCatlicExtensinreceptin.TeyincldelefttrigtJimWilliamsDickRitterPilLewisEdLewisEdswifehelenTimLewisPattyNavarrBispWilliamhck.200219571867-1960frankJ.leWis1955DePaluniversityChicagoIllinoisLcatedattecenterfLewisuniversityisSanctaAlbertaCapelnamedinnrfFrankJ.Lewisfirstwife.1985LewisuniversityRomeovilleIllinoisLylauniversityCicagLewisTwers.1945LylauniversityChicagoIllinois9SPrINg2013LewisCenteristemainmefDePaluniversitysCllegefLaw.BttmFrankJ.LewisswnwitFaterCmerfrdoMalleyDePalpresident.ImageDePaluniversitySpecialCllectinsandArcives ExtEnsion10JuliaDealwhobecamethemotheroPhilandEdtheeighthandninthchildrenintheamily.JuliastartedtheCatholicWomensCluboIllinoisandwasitspresidentormorethan25years.Underherleadershipmembershipswelledtomorethan18000.Devotedtoser-viceclubmembersdeliveredmilktopatientsduringtuberculosisout-breaks.JuliahadaterricinuenceonFrankEdsaid.TheamilywouldwatchherwhisperinhisearduringameetingandFrankwouldwillinglyollowherlead.ThroughtheyearstheLewisam-ilyhasbeengratiiedtolearnhowarandwideitsreachhasbeenelt.DuringWorldWarIIapilotwenttoMassinthePacicsTinianIslandsbeorelyingamission.Heno-ticedthatthechapelhadbeenbuiltwithundsomtheFrankJ.LewisFoundation.AferhesaelyreturnedhomehewrotetheLewisamilyalet-terthankingthemorbuildingthatchapelsosoldierslikehimcouldhaveaplacetopray.TheExtensionSocietywasdeartoFranksheartEdsaid.HereallylovedCatholicExtension.Throughtheyearstheamilyhassupportedsalariesorpriestsandwomenreligiousseminarianedu-cationandbuildingprojects.WeareproudthattheExtensionSocietyservesremotecommunitiesandbringstheCatholicChurchthereEdcontinued.Weknowthatpriestsandnunswouldnthavetheopportu-nitiesorreligiousresourcestheyhavewithoutCatholicExtension.InadditiontoheedingJuliasgoodadviceFrankLewisalsolistenedclose-lytoamanwhoworkedorhimor50years.Mr.GregoryalwaysmadesurethatweincludedNativeAmericansinourquarterlygivingEdsaid.HewasdevotedtotheIndians.Overalltheamilyknowsthatthenearlycentury-oldrelationshipwithCatholicExtensionhasgiventhemauniqueopportunitytosupportcausesthatarenearanddeartotheirhearts.DadisproudotheworktheLewisFamilyFoundationhasdoneinedu-cationinbuildingschoolsinbuild-ingchurchesinhelpingchurchessurviveandinhelpingschoolssur-viveTimadded.TodayEdisinhis80sbutrightathissideissonTimandhisdaughterMeganDalyaswellasPhilsdaugh-tersDianaLewisandPatriciaLewis.TogethertheyarerunningtheamilyoundationandcontinuingthelegacyoanordinaryCatholicamilydoingtrulyextraordinarythings..EdLewisandhissonTimvisitingtheNotreDamecampus.DONorspotlightMorethan50churchesthroughouttheUnitedStatesbearaCatholicExtensionplaquewiththeLewisamilynameandmanymorehavebeneftedomtheamilyslong-termgenerosity.MissionDiocesePuertoRicoGuamAlaskaMarshallIslands 11Spring2013enerosioundeonefthemstppularwishesgrantedin2012washelpingchildrenlearnabuttheirfaithintheDicesefLaredTexas.yourdonationsatworkThetraditionogifgivingatChristmasisdeeplyrootedinChurchhis-toryromthegitsogoldrankincenseandmyrrhtotheselessnessoSt.Nicholastheourth-centurysaintwhobecamethemodelormodern-daySantaClaus.ButorCatholicExtensiondo-norsChristmasgifgivingisntjustaboutthetraditionogivingtoamilyandiends.ItsaboutthetraditionogivingtopoorCatholiccommuni-tiesacrosstheUnitedStates.Andin2012giveyoudidMorethan2500generousdonorsacrossthecountrymadegitstoCatholicExtensions2012ChristmasWishList.ThisissignicantlymorethanthenumberodonorswhosupportedtheWishListin2011.TheChristmasWishListhasbeenaCatholicExtensiontraditionsince1988aquarteroacentury.Andwhilemanydonationswerere-ceivedviamailandoverthephonein2012anumberodonorswenttotheCatholicExtensionWebsiteandshoppedorwishesjustliketheywouldatonlineretailingsites.Butinsteadobuyingthelatestgadgetorashionmust-havetheitemsourgenerousdonorsputintheironlineshoppingcartsincludedaithorma-tionoryouthseducatingseminar-iansandpayingapriestssalary.BecauseotheoutpouringosupportromsomanyCatholicExtensionwasabletoundthe25wishesonthelistandmakeadi-erenceorpeopleinthemissiondioceses.Becauseoyouourdo-norsapriestcanputgasinhiscartodrivevaststretchestosayMassandachurchinAlaskacanpayitsheatingbillsduringthelongdarkwinter.BecauseoyoutheNeighborhoodHouseinSouthCarolinacanpro-videclothestoneedyamiliesandaprisonerinajailcellinTexascanholdaprayerbookinhishandsandndsalvation.ThankyouforyourcompassionforyourfellowCatholicsandyourcommitmenttohelpingusbuildfaithinspirehopeandignitechangewellinto2013andbeyond. ExtEnsion12yourdonationsatworkForthehundredsofyouthweservehereonthereservationweprovidesomethingconsistentintheirlives.Theyknowthattherearepeopleherewhowanttohelpthemintheirfaith.AmandaEstabrkyutministeratSt.AnnsIndianMissinBelcurtNrtDaktainteDiceseFarg.WitteelpCatlicExtensindnrsSt.Annsispingtexpanditsull-timeyutministrytalliveparisesnteTurtleMuntainReservatin.1FaitrmatinryutnteTurtleMuntainReservatin.DiceseFargNrtDakta2helpingcildrenlearnabutteirait.DiceseLaredTexas3Fillingapriestsgastanksecanreacispeple.DiceseElPasTexas4Purcasingprayerbksandymnalsrtseinprisn.DiceseAmarillTexas5Keepingaaitcmmunitycnnectedandinrmed.helpingpaypstagecstsrteDiceseJacksnsnewspaperandmaincmmunicatinstlTheMississippiCatholic.DiceseJacksnMississippi6Prvidingcltingramilies.TrugteNeigbrdhuseinJnsIsland.DiceseCarlestnSutCarlina7Educatingseminarians.DiceseSantaFeNewMexic8heatingourLadyteSnwsCatlicCurc.DiceseFairbanksAlaska9TelevisingMasses.PrvidingmebundandelderlyCatlicsincentralNrtDaktawitaCurcexperience.DiceseFargNrtDakta10SupprtingapriestsministryinanislatedcmmunityintePacifcNrtwest.DiceseYakimaWasingtnisheulilledTOP10IyulikedgivinggitsaitusingurnlineCristmasWisListseeurnewyear-rundgitgivingcatalgatwww.catlicextensin.rggivingcatalg SpectaculareventinPuertoRicocelebratesthepastandafrmstheutureanniversaryotheChurchintheAmericas500THannivesy13SPrINg2013th ExtEnsion14BeforethesettlementinJamestownbeforePlymouthRockandbeforetheDeclarationofIndependenceinthispartoftheworldknownastheAmericastherewastheCatholicChurch.InAugust1511notlongafterChristopherColumbuslandedontheislandofHispaniolatodaysharedbytheDominicanRepublicandHaitiPopeJuliusIIestablishedthefirstthreediocesesintheAmericasSantoDomingoDominicanRepublicLaVegaDominicanRepublicandSanJuanPuertoRico.500THanniversry 15Spring2013Itsbeen500yearssincetheCatholicChurchbroughtChristianitytotheNewWorld.InPuertoRicoaplacenearanddeartoCatholicExtensionthisanniversarywascauseorcelebration.InthisYearoFaithPuertoRicansreverentlyandexuberantlyhonoredthisanniversarywhilealsoturningtheireyestothenext500years.Weveactuallybeencelebratingthe500thanniversaryorthelastthreeyearssaidHiramDiazamemberotheArchdioceseoSanJuansPastoralCouncilwhichhelpedcoordinatetheanniversaryactivities.TheculminationwasinNovemberolastyear.Thediocesewasestablishedin1511buttherstbish-opBishopAlonzoactuallyarrivedonDecember251512saidDiaz.ButbecauseChristmasissoimportantinPuertoRicowecelebratedthe500thanniversaryothebishopsarrivalinNovember.ThisspectacularcelebrationbeganonNovember18withavesperserviceattheCathedraloSanJuanBautistainOldSanJuan.BeoretheservicereplicacannonswereredvetimesrecognizingeachcenturyotheChurchsexistenceinPuertoRico.Whilethevesperservicewasstirringthehugecelebra-tioninPuertoRicoslargestindoorstadiumontheol-lowingdaywasevenmorepowerul.ItdrewbishopsomacrossLatinAmericaNorthAmericaandtheCaribbeanincludingthepapalnuncioorPopesambassadorandaspecialpapallegateapersonalrepresentativewhichgavetheeventadistinguishabletoneoormality.ButintrueCaribbeanstyletherealsowasagenuinelyestivespirit.Imaginehaving14000peopleinastadiumsaidDiaz.YoucouldseepeopleomalloverPuertoRicoyoungandoldsingingcheeringwavingVaticanfags.TheyweresograteulortheChurchandsojoyul.Another2000peoplestoodoutsideothestadium.Firecoderegulationspreventedthemomgoinginsidesotheywatchedthecelebrationonagiantscreen.Thecelebrationinsidethehugearenabeganwithdanc-ingsingingpyrotechnicsandvideostracingthelast500years.ParticipantsevencoordinatedawavewhichtheItsbeen500yearssincetheCatholicChurchbroughtChristianitytotheNewWorld.TheChurchs500thanniversaryMassinSanJuanwasconcelebratedbybishopsthroughoutLatinAmericaSouthAmericaandtheCaribbean.Thephotosonthesepagesshowthehugecolorfulsettingthegrandeuroftheprocessiontheenthusiasmofthecrowdandthedeepdevotionofthefaithful. announcercalledaCatholicWave.ThiswasollowedbyaliturgywiththebishopsandhundredsoconcelebratingpriestsomthesixdiocesesoPuertoRico.SaidJoeBolandvicepresidentomissionatCatholicExtensionwhowasinattendanceThecrowdwasloud-erthananysportseventIveeverattended.ButinsteadoscreamingormoredeenseormorepointstheywerecheeringorJesusandMary.WhentheannounceraskedPuertoRicowhodoyouturntothecrowdrespondedinunisonOurLadyoDivineProvidenceHethenexclaimedVivaCristoandthecrowdrespondedwithadeaeningQueVivaHeLivesWhenelectriyingreligiousmusicsettotherhythmosalsabeganthecrowdwascompelledtomove.InnotimethousandsopeopleandhundredsovestedpriestsswayedontheireettothemusicastheysangalongtotheinectiouschorusrepeatinginSpanishRemainLordineveryheart.RemainLordrighthereThespiritoGodismovingitsmoving.ToeveryonetherethismovementprovidedametaphororbeingmovedbyamessageandjoininginrhythmwithChristsmission.TheliturgybeganwithaprocessionthatincludedanenormousloatinhonoroOurLadyoDivineProvidence.Thegiantstatuewasinaseatedposewithatoddler-ageJesusinherlaphereyesgazingtenderlyathimwithherhandsclaspedoverhis.Itrequiredthestrengthomorethan20mentocarryherupthelongaisleothearenaandplaceherbehindthealtar.AsMassbeganArchbishopRobertoGonzalezoSanJuanoferedwordsowelcomeandinspirationtoprctvonth500thannvrryromprteductorndsonothilndendurngfthReverendRaaelCapSch.PisdirectorotheSoutheastPastoralInstituteSEPIinMiamianeducationalandserviceorganizationotheCatholicbishopsSoutheastRegionalOfceorHispanicMinistrywhichisdedicatedtodevelopingandtrainingleadersandintegratingtheHispaniccommunityintothelieotheChurch.FatherCapisanativeoPuertoRicoandhasbeenactiveinvocationministryandeducationthereandinotherpartsotheworld.HesharedhisthoughtswithExtensionmagazineonthesignicanceotheChurchs500thanniversaryintheAmericasandtheopportunitiesthatlieahead.EXTENSION16500THanniversryOurChurchcontinuestobeayoungChurchulloenergyanddynamismullohope.Thereismorlghtthanthereareshadows. thepackedstadium.Faithhelpsusseetheworldwithjoyandhopehesaidinarobustvoice.OurChurchcontinuestobeayoungChurchulloenergyanddynamismullohope.Thereismorelightthanthereareshadows.Thecrowdcheered.ArchbishopGonzalezthenre-mindedthosegatheredthatthis500thanniversarywasnotanaccident.HenotedthattherootsotheChurchintheWesternHemispherehadsprungomtheefortsodedicatedancestorswhoollowedthecommandoJesustomakedisciplesoallnations.Thesuccessorsotheapostlesacceptedandcontinuedthatcommandin1512whentheyormallyestablishedtheChurchintheAmericas.Thearchbishopalsotookamomenttothankthedo-norsoCatholicExtensionwhohelpedunderwritethecelebrationandhaveprovidedtremendoushelptotheislandoPuertoRico.SinceCatholicExtensionsoundingin1905wehavegivennearly60milliontoPuertoRicosaidBoland.CatholicExtensiondonorscaneelagreatsenseoQ.tellusyouhoughsabouheannivesaycelebaioninpueorico.A.ThecelebrationwasnotonlyabotlookingtothepastitalsowasabotacceptingthechallengesotheNewEvangelizationorthetre.Thecelebrationontheislandsholdbecomeamodelorsonthemainland.TheCatholicChrchisschanimportantpartoPertoRicancltre.Q.WhadoyouconsideobehegeaesachievemensofheChuchinhelas500yeasA.ThisisabigqestionbtIllocsonfvethings.FirsttheChrchhasbecomeaninstrmentoevange-lizationoallcltresomanydierentcltres.SecondtheChrchhasbecomeaninstrmentoedca-tionromelementaryschoolsallthewaythroghhigheredcationespeciallyintheu.S.Thirdishealth-care.TheChrchhasalwayscaredorthesickandneedy.ForthisCatholiccharitynotjstevangelizingthepoorbtbeingdedicatedtotheirneeds.FinallythemissionaryzealotheChrchisagreatachievementnotjstintheAmericasbtbeyond.TheChrchiseverywhere.Q.WhadoyouseegoingfowadA.WhilewearerediscoveringorCatholicheritagewearenotreminiscingabotthepast.Wearelookingtothetreanditschal-lengeslikemediaandpolitics.TheChrchhastopreachthevaleanddignityolieandtheamilyandthevaleothepoorandthemostneedy.TheChrchmstbepresentinnewtechnologiesandnewrontiers.ContinedonnextpagetheChuchmstbepresentinnewtechnologiesandnewrontiers.17SPrINg2013thecowdwasloudethananysportseventIveeverattended.ButinsteadoscreamingormoredeenseormorepointstheywerecheeringorJesusandMary. ExtEnsion18prideinwhattheyhavedonetokeeptheChurchinAmericastrongandvibrantincludingontheislandoPuertoRicowheretheChurchor-mallybegan.ThestrengthandvibrancyotheChurchwereonulldisplayintheenergizedarena.CardinalAmigooSevilleSpainwhoservedasPopeBenedictslegatelookedoutacrossthecrowdashebeganhishomilyandsaidWhatamiracleHelaterreectedFivehundredyearshavepassedbutGodsloveremains.Thoseinattendancewereremindedthatthisanniver-sarywasalsoanopportunitytolookaheadtothenext500years.AferCommunionBishopRubenGonzalezoCaguasandpresidentothePuertoRicanEpiscopalConerenceaddressedthecrowd.Wecannotstaystuckinyesterdayhesaid.WeneedtoopenourselvestotheuturewithcondencerememberingthatJesusisthesameyesterdaytodayandorever.ThecrowdwastheninvitedoutsidethestadiumoranalsurpriseamagnicentreworksdisplaywhichprovidedanexclamationpointtotheChurchslast500yearsintheAmericasandacolorulbeginningtothenextvecenturies.SaidDiazThiscelebrationreallyhelpedinspirehopeandputreinourheartstoworkorJesusChristortheuture.Q.WhataboutthrolofCatholicextnsionA.CatolicExtensionisdoingagreatjobofbecominganinstrmentofteNewEvangelizationbycaringforcrcesontemainlandandinPertoRico.MyownparisinPoncedringmyyearsofforma-tionreceivedelpfromCatolicExtension.Tecontribtionsofsomanypeoplemakeadifference.WitCatolicExtensionsassis-tanceweatSEPIareelpingtediocesesweservedevelopandtrainleadersforteftreandweareintegratinghispanicsintotelifeoftecltrallydiverseCrcinteunitedStates.Toseeavideoofteexcitingandplifting500tanniversarycelebrationinPertoRicogotowww.catolicextension.orgspring13Q.WhatarCatholicscalldtodotobuildfaithA.Weneedtobepropetsofopepassingonorfaittoorcildren.WeliveinacltretatdoesnttalkabotGodtatwantstotakeGodotoftepblicscene.Wearecalledpreciselynowtoevangelizeandliveorfaiteverydayatworkandatscool.Weavetoteacorcildrentobewitness-esnotjstwitincrcbildingsbtinpblicarenas.Tisisabigcallengefortehispaniccomm-nity.TereisagrowingneedtogivehispanicleadersavoicewitinteCrcandmaketemleadersofevangelization.EXTENSION18500THanniversryCatholicExtensiondonorscaneelagreatsnsofpridinwhattheyhavedonetokeeptheChurchinAmericastrongandvibrantincludingontheislandoPuertoRicowheretheChurchormallybegan.Weneedtobeprophtsofhoppassingonorfaittoorcildren. SomewalktohonorourmothertheVirginMarywhileotherswanttogivethanks.Stillotherswalktoulllpromisesmade.Somemakethepilgrimageinbareeetthoughmostcantimaginehowdifcultthatwouldbe.Theystartattheparishasearlyas730inthemorningwalktheourmilestothemountainandthenbeginthelongsteepascent.Manyarriveatthetopby10a.m.intimeorthesacramentoreconciliationollowedbyMassat11a.m.Morethan12priestshearconessionsorthethrongonearly3000.Whilethismaysoundlikeamod-erndaywalk-a-thonitsactuallybeenapartotheabricandcultureotheNativeAmericanCatholicsosouthernNewMexicoorthepast100years.ThisspecialandvibrantexpressionoaithtiedtotheFeastoOurLadyoGuadalupeiscare-ullypassedonomgenerationtogeneration.Inacttodayyouoenseetwoorthreegenerationsoaam-ilywalkingtogether.Itsbecomeare-veredtimeoprayerduringAdventthattakesalmostaullyearoplan-ningandpreparation.AnditsgrowntobeasacredeventortheentirecityoLasCruces.PRoCESSIoNofFaiThThetrekupthemuntainmaybesteepandarduusbutfrnearly3000CathlicsandthersthrughuttheDicesefLasCrucesNewMexicitsanimprtantwaytcmmemratetheFeastfourLadyfGuadalupe.YEarSOFFaITH19SPrINg2013AcrssmadefyuccaleavesisreverentlycarriednthejurneyupTrtugasMuntainandstandsasapwerfulsymblfhpeandfaith. ExtEnsion20Thepeopleclimbthemountainasaormopenancetoulllprom-isesmadetoourBlessedMothersaidReverendVincentPetersenOFMConv.whoispastoroOurLadyoGuadalupeShrineandParishinTortugasNewMexico.Otherswalktohonordeceasedrelativesandcontinuetowalkeveryyearinmem-oryothem.SomeevenwalktobeinsolidaritywiththepeopleoMexicoagainsttheperpetratorsonarcoticstrafckingFatherPetersenadded.Ritualandtraditionarepara-mountintheplanning.FromtheparishtoTortugasMountainthepeopleprocessintwolinesmenononesidewomenonanother.Theyareinquietprayerrecit-ingtherosarytogetherorquietlysingingsongs.Oncetheyreachthemountainamiliesarereunitedortheclimb.Therearethreepossiblerouteszigzaggingpathsoneachsideothemountainortheardu-ousdirectrouteupthecenter.Thecenterrouteissimilartoclimbingstraightupa25-storybuilding.ButonceontopothemountaintheviewsarebreathtakingandthatiswhereGodisoundsaidFatherPetersen.OnMountSinaiMountZionandMountTaborwhereJesuswastransguredthisiswhereGodrevealsHimsel.Asaraswegobackthemountaintopisaplaceorritualandprayerheadded.Onthesummitmanyotheaith-ulturntotheLordorreconcilia-tion.EvenbeorebecomingpastorotheshrineandparishFatherPetersenandotherFranciscaniarsintheareawouldcometohearcon-essions.Thentheyturntothelit-urgywhichhasbeencelebratedorthepast30yearsbyMostReverendRicardoRamirezC.S.B.D.D.whohasbeenthebishopoLasCrucessincethediocesesinceptionin1982.EachyearBishopRamirezhaswalkedaithullywithhispeople.ThisyearorthersttimeBishopRamirezwasinRomesoheaskedReverendRaymondFlorespastoroSt.AlbertsNewmanCenteratNewMexicoStateUniversitytocelebratetheMassorhim.FatherFloresownmotherwasextremelydevotedtoOurLadyoGuadalupesohewashon-oredtohavetheopportunitytopre-sideonsuchanimportanteastday.Thedaywasgorgeouswithcrystalclearskiesonthetopothemoun-tain.ThisjourneyteachesustotakeonestepatatimeFatherFloresre-marked.Weweretiredcomingupbutwehelpedoneanother.WesaidAnimoWecandoit.InactheaddedThewholeprocessshowsusthatweareonthejourneytogetherandthatiweareeelingdiscouragedwemustlooktoGodandtothemotheroGodaspartoourexperience.EachyearFatherFloresrelishesthestoriespeopletellduringtheprocession.Thereareamultitudeopetitionshesaid.OnepersonwalkedthisyearonbehaloalovedoneinAghanistan.Massatthetopothemountainisawonderulwaytoliupeachothosepetitions.CatholicExtensiondonorshavebeenprivilegedtosupporttheDioceseoLasCrucessinceitbegan.CatholicExtensionhasbuiltandre-pairedchurchessubsidizedthesala-riesopriestsandwomenreligioussupportedthegrowthanddevelop-mentoChurchleadershipandYEarSOFFaITHAsfaraswegobackthemountaintopisaplaceforritualandprayer.Manylikethisgentlemancometothemountainwithpetitionsinmind.Thejourneydownthemountaincanbeevenmoredifficultthantheclimbup.Butformorethan100yearsthistraditionhasbeenaspecialpartoftheNativeAmericanpeoplesdevotiontotheVirginMary. PlanToday.IncludingCatholicExtensioninyourestateplanisabeautiulwaytoexpressyourlastingaithhelpstrengthentheChurchinpoormissiondiocesesacrossAmericaandevenreceivetaxbeneftsVisitwww.catholicextension.orgplannedgivingtodayandlearnhowyoucanmakeCatholicExtensionabeneciaryofyourwillorlivingtrustlifeinsuranceretirementplanFormoreinormationpleasecontactKrystinaMendoza800.842.7804plannedgivingcatholicextension.orgStrengthenFaithTomorrow.BefreMassthefaithfulturntmrethan12priestsmanyfthemFranciscanfriarswhperfrmthesacramentfrecnciliatin.undedyouthministries.Withdonorsupportthediocesehasgrowntobe-comeaourishingcenteroaiththemountaintopprocessionbeingonedramaticexample.Manystayonthemountainthroughoutthedayenjoyingalunchtheyhavecarriedormakingsmallresorcooking.Itstradi-tionalorthepeopletomakeorbringquoxiteswhicharewalkingsticksmadeoutotheyuccaplantorthejourneydownwhichcanbeevenmoretreacherousthantheclimb.OentheylightrestosignaltopeoplethattheyarecomingdownasigntogetourdinnerreadyFatherPetersenjoked.Butthatsexactlywhathappenstheeventiscappedofthenextdaywithabeautiuldinnerorthewholecommunityeatur-ingabondigaswhichareMexicanmeatballs.TheNativeAmericanpeopleromtheCorporationotheIndigenousPeopleoOurLadyoGuadalupeundraisethroughouttheyeartosupportthiseastwhichservesthousands.Formorethan100yearsthistra-ditionhascontinued.Wearehon-oringthemotheroGodthemotheroJesusandournativewayssaidFatherPetersen.AsCatholicsweallagreetohonorournativeculturesandourCatholiccultures.ManystartoutthedaycoldandhungryFatherFloresaddedbuttheyendthedaywarmandullledindeed.onceatthetptheviewsareawe-inspiring.ManyfthefaithfulenjyfellwshipfllwedbyMass. Inthemid-1800spioneersintheU.S.followedtheOregonTrailtomaketheirwaywest.InmanyplacesthroughoutOregonincludingnearBakerCityintheeasternpartofthestatethewagonrutsoftheOregonTrailarestillvisible.Therutsserveasalastingtestamenttothevisionandhardinessoftheseearlysettlers.ThetinyCatholicchurchesthatdotthestateserveassimilartestaments.LikethewagonrutsthesechurchesareremindersofthehardscrabblefaithofgenerationshereandthelegacyofCatholicExtension.OurlegacyCatholicsinOregonRevereTheirHistoryandBuildtheFutureFierceFaith 23Spring2013WehavealltheselittlechurchesinthemiddleonowherewithplaquessayingtheywerebuiltbyCatholicExtension.saidArleneGibsondirectorodevelopmentintheDioceseoBakerOregon.Wehavepriestswhodrivehundredsomilestoservethem.IyoudontknowOregontherstthingtounderstandisthatthereiswesternOregonwhichincludesmorepopulatedareassuchasPortland.ThenthereisthevastareaeastotheCascadeRange.WesternOregonisservedbytheArchdioceseoPortlandandeasternOregoneastotheCascadesisservedbytheDioceseoBaker.Thediocesewasoriginallyoundedin1903inBakerCitybecauseitwasbelieveditwouldbeagreatmetropolis.In1987thechancerywasmovedtoBendinmorepopulatedcentralOregonbutitisstillcalledtheDioceseoBaker.TheDioceseoBakerencompasses67000squaremilesaboutthesizeoWisconsin.Itstotalpopulationis45000andonlysixpercentothispopulationisCatholic.ManypollsshowOregontobeoneotheleastreligiousandleastCatholicstatesinthecountry.WeareoneothesmallestdiocesesintermsopopulationbutoneothebiggestintermsosquaremilessaidGibson.DespitethechallengesthereaccordingtoGibsontheChurchisgrowingineasternOregon.Wehaveanewbishopwerecentlybuiltanewretreatcenterwenowhaveretreatsorteensalloverthedioceseandwejusthiredanewull-timeyouthdirectorshesaid.Inadditionwehaveourseminarians.VeryReverendRichardFischervicargeneralanddirectorovocationsinthedioceseisanativeson.HewasborninOntarioOregonandhasservedthedioceseornearly36years.Ivebeenotherplaces.IservedintheU.S.militaryhesaidbutIwouldntwanttoliveanywhereelse.Theressuchbeautyhereandpeoplecareabouteachother.BecauseothesparsenessopopulationpeoplelookorwaystoneighbortoeachotherandoropportunitiestobetogetherespeciallythroughtheChurch.About14yearsagoIdrovedowntoFieldsneartheNevadabordertosayMassonChristmasDay.TheydonthaveachurchtheresoIsaidMassinaschoolhousesaidFatherFischer.Therewereabout30peoplegatheredtherenotallothemCatholicbutstilltheywerethere.OnthewaybackIdroveor113milesanddidntseeoneothercarthewholeway.ThenewlyinstalledBishopoBakeralsoisanativeson.MostReverendLiamCarygrewupinPrinevillewhichisnotaromBend.BishopCaryalsohasadeeploveorthisareaandorthesmallbutdevoutgroupoCatholicsheserves.EverypersonhereisasimportantasanywhereelsesaidBishopCary.WeareintheYearoFaithandIlookateverythingthroughthatprism.Wehavethisincrediblerichgifoaiththatwasgiventous.Itisourmissiontospreadthataithnomatterwhereweare.LefttrightSt.MarysChurchinMaupinoregn.TheDicesefBakersnewretreatcenterinPwellButteoregn.St.AlphnsusChurchinDufuroregn.ThesechurchesareremindersothehardscrabblefaithofgenerationshereandthelegacyoCatholicExtension.oppsitepageTheinterirfSt.KateriTekakwithaMissinntheWarmSpringsIndianReservatinnearMadrasoregn.Thewdstructurefthechurchwasdesignedtmatchthenaturalenvirnmentfthehillsidewhereitisperched. ExtEnsion24OurlegacyHeaddedThereisakindoheroismthatimplantedtheaithhereinOregon.Therewerepriestswhowalkedhundredsomilesorrodehorsebacktoservetheirparishes.Andthereweregenerationsopeoplewhomadetheaiththeirownandhandeditdowntothenextgeneration.Tohandontheaithistohandonwhataithbringswhichishopeandlove.CatholicExtensionsroleinOregonespeciallyintheDioceseoBakercantbeoverstated.Beginningin1906itsrstyearoexistenceCatholicExtensionstartedundingchurcheshere.Grantso500and600weregiventobuildtinychurchesinsmalltownslikeOntariowhereFatherFischerwasbornDuurandBoardmanandonthethreereservationsthatarepartothediocese.TodateCatholicExtensionhasgivennearly5milliontotheDioceseoBaker.InasenseIwasnourishedbyCatholicExtensionsaidBishopCary.ThechurchIgrewupinwasbuiltbyCatholicExtension.SaidFatherFischerThiseasternOregoniswhereCatholicExtensionhadtherailcars.Intheearly1900stheywouldparkachapelcarinplaceslikeBakerCityLaGrandeandPendletonbecausetherewerenochurchesthere.Thechapelcarsweresenttoplaceswherenochurchexisted.TheniitwasdeterminedthatapermanentchurchshouldbebuiltCatholicExtensionhelpedundconstruction.AccordingtoABriefHistoryoftheDioceseofBakerpublishedin1930Extensionmagazinealsoplayedarole.Thebooknotedthatintheearly1900sthemagazinemadeanappealtoreaderstohelpund25churchesintheDioceseoBaker.AlmostimmediatelytwosistersinYpsilantiMichigansentatelegramtoCatholicExtensionsheadquartersinChicagosayingtheywouldsendenoughmoneytobuildall25.TheinterioroftheretreatcenterinPowellButte.SincethoseearlyyearsCatholicExtensionhashelpedbuildorrenovateatleast195churchesintheDioceseoBaker.Mostothesechurchesarestilloperatingtodaymanyintownsoewerthan100people.TheirparishionersaresheepandcattleranchersmigrantworkersmillworkersNativeAmericansandotherswhoFatherFischerdescribesashavingaerceaith.Thesearereallygoodpeople.Theyaresoproudotheirchurchesandsoloyalhesaid.Becausethereisnostafatthesechurchestheparishionersdoitallomansweringphonestomowinglawnstoxingthings.Manyothesededicatedparishionershaveenduredtheirownhardshipsbecauseothediminishingloggingindustryandothereconomicwoes.ThepeoplewholiveinthesesmalltownstheyrethelightotheworldsaidFatherFischer.Theyreevangelizingjustbysurvivingandbeingpresent.Despitewhathappensintheirlivestheseparishesgoon.Manyparishesaredoingmuchmorethansurvivingtheyreourishing.InMilton-FreewaterontheeasternsideothedioceseSt.FrancisoAssisiChurchwhichwasbuiltwithhelpomCatholicExtensionisgrowingrapidly.AndonthewesternsideothedioceseinHoodRiverSt.MarysChurchalsoisgrowing.InactanewHispaniclayleaderrecentlywasinstalledatSt.Marys.TheseHispaniclayleadersareherebecauseoCatholicExtensionsaidGibson.Icantbegintotellyouthevalueothem.TohaveSpanish-speakingassistantshaschangedtheaceotheChurchhere.SheaddedCatholicExtensionisthebestpartnershipwecouldhaveeverdreamedo.Thereweregenerationsopeoplewhomadethefaiththeirownandhandeditdowntothenextgeneration.Tohandontheaithistohandonwhataithbringswhichishopeandlove. TheinterirfSt.PatrickChurchinMadrasoregn.Thischurchwasbuiltin1956withhelpfrmCathlicExtensin.ontheWeBTseemrephtsfthebeautifulchurchesCathlicExtensinhashelpedbuildinoregngtwww.cathlicextensin.rgspring13 ExtEnsion26ViewfromtheroadPeteMcCannaisnotanimpulsiveman.ButwhenFatherJackWallinvitedPeteamemberotheCatholicExtensionBoardoGovernorstocomeandseetheuitsoCatholicExtensionsworkinthemissiondiocesesheimmediatelysaidyes.WhatsmorehesaidyesonbehalohisteenagedaughterCarmentoo.Butthenithithim.HowdoyouconvinceateenagegirltotraveltoOklahomaandvisitchurchesinthemiddleothesummerwhentemperatureshoveraround105degreesProbablyverycareully.NonethelessPeteprevailed.HeandCarmentookthetripandbothoundthathavingachancetoexperiencetheirCatholicaithoutsidetheirnormalliveswasawonderulopportunity.IvebeentoArkansasandOklahomabutreallydidnotknowwhatwewouldencounterPetesaid.Itwasinterestingbecausethereweresomanycontrastsinthetripoverall.retreatattheNewmanCenterhadonthem.IrecallencouragingCarmentellingherthatwherevershemightgotocollegethatsheshouldtrytogoonthatretreat.Formanyitseemedlikeaverygroundingexperienceandorsomeitseemedlie-changing.DuringthebeginningocollegeatimeoextremetransitionandstressinlieitseemedtomethattheNewmanCenterwasreallythereorthem.Itbecametheirnetworkinwhatcouldotherwisehavebeenjustalargecomplexenvironment.NextontheagendawasavisittotheSanJuanDiegoMissionasmallstoreontchurchinStilwellOklahoma.Nearly100parishionersturnedoutonaMondayeveningorMasstocelebratethemissions10thanniversary.PeteandCarmenGoFoRThTRIPTOMISSIONDIOCESESISREASONENOUGHTOSPREADTHEGOODNEWSThewhirlwindtripinactdidshowtheMcCannasmanyacesoaithinthemissiondiocesesomstrongcampusministriesthatkeepyoungpeopleconnectedtotheChurchtoormergangmemberswhohaveturnedCatholicevangelistssavingpeopleomthedepthsosel-destruction.TheteamsrststopwastheUniversityoTulsaSt.PhilipNeriNewmanCenterwhichisundedbyCatholicExtensiondonors.WhatwasstrikingwasthatthereweresomanyyoungadultswhowereextremelyinvolvedintheiraithandtheirparishPetesaid.EverysingleoneothesestudentsspokeotheinfuencethattheeshmanWhatreallyhitmewashowmuchwetakeourownparishesandourfaithforgranted.AbveCampsministryleadersatteuniversityfArkansasFayettevillefrmlefttrigtKaseyMillerandLanceDfrcampsministersDanielMitcellSt.TmasAqinasservicesclarPeteMcCannaandisdagterCarmenandFaterJeMarcnipastr. MIRACLESoFFAIThbyCarmenMcCannaAsourplanetookofomChicagoIanxiouslywonderedwhattoexpectommyupcomingtrip.WhatisamissiondioceseandwhatdoesCatholicExtensiondotohelpthemWhenwelandedinTulsaIwasveryexcitedtoseewhatwouldcomeothenexttwodaysinthe115-degreeheat.DuringourtripImetmanywonderulandinspirationalpeople.OurvisitwiththemembersoFuerzaTransformadorastayswithmetoday.IwastouchedbytheirstoriesothetransormingpoweroaithinGodandhowtheyuselovetochangetheheartsogangmembersandpeopleaddictedtodrugsandalcohol.TheFuerzamemberswereoncesotoughandangrybutthentheychangedintosomeothemosthappyandacceptingpeopleIhaveevermet.Thistypeoconversionwasalmostimpossibleormetobelievebeorethetrip.IrealizedthatIwaswrongtothinkthatsomepeoplecouldneverchangeaersomanybadchoicesintheirlives.SinceIwasayounggirlIhaveheardandreadstoriesoGodspowerthroughmiraclesandlieconversions.ButonthistripIactuallywitnessedthesestoriesinperson.Iwasgivenagreatgiagioinsightintomyselandothers.IsawtherealmiraculousworkoamissiondioceseandhowCatholicExtensioncanhelpmakethesemiraclesoaithhappeneveryday.oenergeticCatholicssharedtheirreal-liestoriesoconversionandtransormationandalsotalkedabouthowtheyinterveneinotherslivestoshowthemanotherway.WhenPeteaskedaboutstrategiestheyusetotrytogetthroughtopeopleoneyoungmansimplyansweredLove.HewastotallyandcompletelysincerePetesaid.Helookedmestraightintheeyeandwentontosaythatinhispreviouslieitwouldbeconsideredathreattolooksomeoneintheeye.ThebigtoughormergangmembernowgoesdoortodoordressedinblackcarryingaBible.Itwasunbelievablypowerul.HisliewastotallychangedbywhatJaimehadputtogether.WhatIsawwasatotalandcompleteconversion.LikePeteyoungCarmencameawaywithmorethansheexpected.AspeoplestoodreadytoshakehandsandsaygoodbyeshewatchedtheyoungmenomJaimesgroupembracingoneanotherandtheirnewoundiendsomCatholicExtensioninatightstronghug.recalledhowspecialthechurchwastoitsparishionersandhowhospitablethepeopleweretotheCatholicExtensionvisitors.AerdinnerFatherLeoMedinaledtheCatholicExtensionteamoutsideotowntoseeaProtestantchurchon10acresthatwasorsaleor70000.Thegroupmarveledatthepossibilitiesachancetoexpandtheparishaplacetobuildcommunityandanopportunitytomoveoutotheircurrentcrampedleakybuilding.WhatreallyhitmewashowmuchwetakeourownparishesandouraithorgrantedPeteremarked.WhilemostoussimplyexpecttohaveCatholicinstitutionsinourmidstthesepeoplearesavingmoneyandevenhopingtojusthaveachurchinwhichtocelebrate.SeeingalltheyhadseenopenedPeteandCarmenseyestothestrongaiththatexistsinthemissiondioceses.Butitdidntpreparethemorthenalstopwheretheymetormergangmember-turned-religious-recordingartistJaimeTorres.Jaimeandhisteamarecommittedtosavingthelivesopeoplewholiketheyoncewereareattheirlowestpointeitheromdrugsorgangviolence.CallingthemselvesFuerzaTransformadoraTransormingForcethisgroupTseemreptsftecildrenandfamiliesfSanJuanDiegMissincurcinStilwelloklamagtwww.catlicextensin.rgspring13CarmenMcCannasaresammentwittecildren.YutministryparticipantsfrmteSanJuanDiegMissinJaimeTrresfteDicesefLittleRckusesmusicandlvetreactrubledyut. ExtEnsion28In1956likemanyyoungcouplesinpost-WorldWarIIAmericaDorothywhoaskedthatonlyherfrstnamebeusedandherhusbandmovedomIndianatotheSunBelt.Theywereluredbytheclimateandbyopportunity.TheysettledintheshadowotheSuperstitionMountainsinArizonalongbeorethesprawloPhoenixedgedouttothisdesertwilderness.AmidthejackrabbitscoyotesandbearsDorothyquicklydiscoveredtherewerentmanyCatholicchurches.AGratefulWomanMakesanEstateGiftSoonerThanPlannedPayingForwardTheSuperstitionMountainswhicharenearDorothyshome.plannedgivingInteriorofSt.FrancisofAssisiChurchontheApacheIndianReservationinWhiteRiverArizonaintheDioceseofGallupNewMexico.DorothywhoisfeaturedonthesepagesisgratefultoCatholicExtensionforbuildingchurchesinArizona. 29Spring2013WhenwecameutherethenearestchurchwasinMesaabut25milesawaysaidDrthy.ThiswasaMrmnarea.EverySundaymyhusbandwulddrivemetMesasIculdgtMass.Intheearly1960sthecuplesjbstkthemtNewMexicandthenCalirnia.TheyreturnedttheirruralAriznaneighbrhdin1971.Inthattimeachurchwhichwasreallyjustaplainsquarebuildinghadbeenbuiltnearusshesaid.IthadbeenbuiltwithagrantrmCathlicExtensin.AlthughDrthyhadalwaysknwnCathlicExtensinrmseeingExtensionmagazineathmewhenshewasgrwingupinsmall-twnIndianathesimplebuildinginAriznaachurchtcallherwnmadeanimpressinnher.ThisimpressinledhertbecmeaLegacyClubmembermeaningCathlicExtensinwillreceiveaprtinherestateupnherdeath.ButrecentlyDrthyan88-year-ldwidwwhridesherbiketMassthreetimesaweekdecidedshedidntwanttwaittmakethisgit.Shedecidedtdistributethedesignatedprtinherestatenw.Thisiscalledapartialacceleratinanestategitrasnemightsaypayingrward.IhaveenughtlivensaidDrthybutIdntknwwhatsgingthappentthestckmarket.Smetheexpertssayitwillgdwnbereitgesbackupagain.Iwantedtgiveawaymymutualundsnw.ThisisntagitvehiclesaidJulieTurleyvicepresidentdevelpmentatCathlicExtensinbutpeplecandistributeprtinstheirestateprirtdeath.Iyuredistributingaprtinyurestatetcharitytherearemanybenefts.ByliquidatingtheundsandgivingthemtcharityDrthyisabletavidcapitalgainstaxesandpreservemrecapitalmretgiveaway.Myeyesightisntsgdanditsgettingcmplicatedtkeepupnallthispaperwrkshesaid.Idntcnsiderthismneymineanyway.ItsJesusmney.IjusthadcustdyitandIdidntwanttlseanyit.SheaddedIthughttherewerelimitatinsnhwlargethegitculdbetavidtaxesbuttherearent.Mrepepleshuldknwthatyucangivealargegitandstillgetthetaxbeneft.ThetinyblckchurchthatwasfrstbuiltwiththehelpCathlicExtensininDrthysneighbrhdhassincebeenreplacedbyalargerchurchthatseatsmrethan800peple.AndsuburbansprawlrmPhenixandMesaisnwencrachingnDrthysruralhme.ButDrthyisatpeacelivinganindependentaith-flledliewithherpetsandherappreciatintheruggeddesertlandscapeshecallshme.Shebelievesshehasallsheneedstliveasatisyinglie.IthinkpeplelikeBillGatesshesaid.Iyuhaveenughtlivensmetimestheextramneyyuhaveisbetterspenttdaythanwaitinguntilyudie.AddedTurleyDrthyhasavisinrtheutureCathlicExtensin.Sheisshappytbeabletmakehergitnw.FrmreinrmatinnpayingrwardestategitsandthergitvehiclescntactCathlicExtensinsDevelpmentofceat800-842-7804rplannedgivingcatholicextension.org.Idontconsiderthismoneymineanyway.ItsJesusmoney.St.CatherinesChurchintheSanSlanMissinParishisntheThnodhamReservatininsuthernArizna.ThisparishisparttheDiceseTucsnArizna. WellshowyouhowWhenyouinvestinaCatholicExtensionCharitableGiftAnnuityyouareinvestinginyourfutureandthefutureoftheCatholicChurch.Lockinourgreatratessecureyourincomeforlifeandreceivetaxbenets.Bestofallyourinvestmentwilldirectlyhelp11millionCatholicsinpoormissiondiocesesexperiencefaiththroughbuildingprojectsvibrantministriesandthesupportofordainedandlayleaders.TheCatholicExtensionCharitableGiftAnnuityprogramisoneofthelargestoldestandsaestofitskind.Lockinapayoutratetodayandknowthatyouaresecuringmorethanjustyourincomeyouaresecuringthefutureofourfaith.QuestionWhatpaysyougreatratessecuresyourincomeandgrowsthefaithRatesEffectiveJanuary12012AgeAnnualPayoutRate55-594.0-4.360-644.4-4.665-694.7-5.070-745.1-5.775-795.8-6.680-846.8-7.685-897.8-8.7909.0Minimumamountis5000Minimumageis55Two-liferatesavailableuponrequestLearnmorebycontactingJudyBlackmerat800.842.7804emailingjblackmercatholicextension.orgorsendingintheformbelow.PleaseshowmehowIcansupportpoormissiondiocesesandsecuremyownincomewithaCatholicExtensionCharitableGiftAnnuity.Pleasecontactme.Besttimetocalla.m.p.m.Pleasesendasampleannuityproposalfor.NameAgeAddressCityStateZipPhoneNumberEmailoptionalPleasecutalongdottedlineandmailtoCatholicExtensionAttnJudyBlackmer150SouthWackerDriveSuite2000ChicagoIL60606AnswerACatholicExtensionCharitableGiftAnnuity.Actnowtotakeadvantageotaxbenefts 31Spring2013MostReverendDanielE.FloresS.T.D.istheBishopoBrownsvilleTexas.Followingisanexcerptomadramatickeynoteaddresshegavein2011titledViolenceontheBorderImmigrationandtheMissionotheChurch.BishopFlorestalksabouttheyoungpeopleinhisdioceseandhowmanyothemacelie-or-deathdecisionsbeoretheageo12.InaseaoviolenceanddespairBishopFloresexplainshowcriticalitisortheChurchtobeactiveandpresentprovidingamoralconscienceorthechildreninasocietythatissorelylacking.Inthepast10yearsCatholicExtensiondonorshaveheededBishopFlorescallandprovidedalmost1.5millionorreligiouseducationandyoungadultministriesintheDioceseoBrownsville.In2013weareprovidinganadditional112500orthiscriticalliesavingwork.ReadontolearnmoreaboutwhatshappeningontheU.S.MexicoborderandhowtheChurchandyoucanmakeadiference.VihBBishopDanielE.FloresS.T.D.pastorcalledmeoneyigjuihhhivh-i.Thywkwihhubu1314ybyhChiihiigiuui.Thyihv.Thhhwhbyh.ThihwyhhyhihbybyhCwbiggbyggiybuhhijihgg.ThggbkwhwhuhhwgigCCD.Thwhwhihhibywubbu-ibyki.ShywwighkhiuiuyvigikhkibCCDhhyhiwubighWyighi.EvywhIgihVyIgwhvwihhhikuki.IwihSiwihyuhi.Thhggiwihhbyfig11-12-y-50bukkhughhiAbishopscommentary ExtEnsion32TheheartofachildisasacredplaceandtheearlyimpressionsofthesacrednessoflifeandthegoodnessofGodcanhaveaLIFELONGIMPACT.bbk.Iwwx.Tkk.Wkwwb.Twwu.E-12--k-buwkqukkbbukuuu.Tb-buuubww-bbubukbw.T11--buu-bw.IFGBwuIu.BuwkkbbwwuuC-u-.MxVIkuwBwx.IuGu.Alinyalcabouuu.BwCuuwwuwbu.IbubuwCuu-uuzu-buuuuuubww.I12--bwbu.Iu-.Sialfnyalcabotriunalamuertenadaimportaymevoyconlosquemeoeceneldinerolasdrogasylaspistolas.T-ulasantamuerteubkw-b.Tuwb.Hb-ub.Huu-wuuu.Tubuwu.Wwu.BuwwbWbSJuNwGbuuSxu.TG--uwu-.Cw.E6--u-uukw.Wukww12.Ikbubw.Cuwbuwbwuu-wu-u.AukBISHOPsCommentary 33Spring2013Itisnotanimpossibletasktotoconnectourmiddleschool-agechildrentothelifeoftheChurchbutitisanurgenttaskandaneffortthatweneedtointensifygivenwhatisatstake..TG6--C.B-GEG.Ixx-.W-.IxI.C-US-C.Ixq-WBC.A-50-.I-C.AI.A--x-.IC-.TC--.Mjj.P-.T.O.Tz-.H14--MxAWMx.D14--OurpublicschoolsareincreasinglyUNABLETOTEACHaboutvirtueandthegoodlargelybecausetheworkingsecularconsensuscedespracticallyallofmoralitytotheprivatesphere. ExtEnsion34doesnothaveatwinsomewhereinPharrTexasorinDetroitMichiganorthatmatterHowcanthishappenWemightaseas-ilyaskwhenhopeinthegoodnessoliewasdrivenomhimandthenwhentheconsciencelostitsvoice.TogivethekindopastoralattentionIamtalkingaboutwehavetondwaystocoordinateincommonthepastoraleortsinparishesonbehaloamiliesandonbehaloyouth.Sometimestheseendupbeingseparateeforts.Particularlywhendealingwiththeyoungerdemographicwemustbesensitivetotheactthatparentsarelookingorsaeandprotectedsituationsortheirmiddleschool-agechildrentodevelopastrongsocialandmoralsenseaswellasasenseobelonging.Todoelmundoquierepertenecertomarparte.Andiouryoungerchildrendonotndtherightplacetobelonginthewidercommunityotheparishtheywilleasilyndthemselvesinvitedtobelongtoagangoracartel.Weshouldbeexpertsinthisbasichumandesireorcommunityabouthavingaplaceandhavingsomethingtocontribute.AlsoIthinkwehavetodomuchbetteratteachingthisyoungerde-mographicaboutthebeautyandnobilityoacalltogoodnessandholiness.Thelivesosaintscanbepowerulinthisaspectoyouthormation.IsomeonehadnottoldmeaboutthelieoMaximilianKolbewhenIwasstartinghighschoolandnothandedmeabookabouthimIdoubtIwouldbeheretoday.SometimesIthinkweadultsdonottrulyappreciatehowanexampleogenerosityandcharityimpactstheconscienceoayoungperson.Maybewegetcyni-calaboutsuchthings.Buttheheartoachildisasacredplaceandtheearlyimpressionsothesacred-nessolieandthegoodnessoGodcanhavealielongimpact.IadmiretheyoungmanCarlosandotherslikehimwhohavethecouragetogotoMassandreligiouseducationclasseshetookariskinsayingnotothegang.WheredoessuchcouragecomeominayoungpersonItisomtheLord.Somethingpowerulgotthroughtohimandheandwearethebet-terorit.Doweactuallyknowhowim-portantitiswhatwedoeverydayintheChurchOrdoweourselvesgiveintoaquietdespairthatre-allydoubtsthatintheenditmat-tersverymuchFamilytimeandsoccergamesSundayMassandparishestivalsconrmationclass-esandserviceprojectsbaseballgamesandholyhoursorpeacerstCommunionsandconessionlinesyouthralliesamilyrosariesBetweenChristanddespairgthereisnosafesecularspacewhereweallhappilymindourownbusiness.andmusicalconcertsatimetobeto-getherandatimetobesilentatimetowashcarsandatimetocleanuptheparishgroundsretreatsandcharis-maticprayermeetings.Thelistcouldgoon.WhatarethesethingsTheyarewhatwedotobuildupasenseowhatitmeanstolivethislieinthecondencethataithgivesusinthegoodnessandbeautyolie.Thesearethethingswedotobuildupthatsenseoprayercommunityandser-vicethatmakeuptheessenceowhatitmeanstobebelieversandtooferlighttothenextgeneration.ThesearesomeothethingstheLorddoestohelpusinourtimesoseveretrial.TheconscienceandcourageweseektoinculcateinourcommunitiesistheleaventhattheLordgivestohispeoplethroughhispeople.Hegiveshisgracethroughuswalkingtogetherthroughthepilgrimageolie.TotheLordoliewhogivesusthesegistoHimbegloryoreverandever.Amen.BISHOPsCommentary thefirstU.s.dioCeseestablishedin1789NowanArchdioceseDioceseoBaltimoreANewWorldofFaithWhenEuropeanexplorersrstsetootintheNewWorldtheybroughtmorethanjusttheirdreamstheyalsobroughttheirCatholicaith.FivehundredyearslaterthisaithhasfourishedandspreadintoeverycorneroAmerica.ReadonoraewoouraithsrstsalongwithsomeoCatholicExtensionsownDominicanrepublicHaitiPuetoricoLaVegaSantoDomingoSanJuanthefirstthreedioCesesintheaMeriCas1511CathedraloSanJuanBautistaOldSanJuanPuertoRicooldestChUrChintheaMeriCase.1521firstsaintsSaintKateriTekakwithaFirstNativeAmericansaint2012SaintElizabethAnnSetonFirstfemaleU.S.-bornsaint1975ServantoGodFatherAugustusToltonMaybecometherstAican-AmericansaintthefirstU.s.BishopFatherJohnCarrollDioceseofBaltimoefirstCatholiCMassintheContinentalU.s.1526ofthecoastoGeorgia1565inSt.AugustineFloridaorHistoriansarentquitesure.CatholiCextensionBeGinninGsFatherFrancisClementKellyoundedtheCatholicChurchExtensionSocietytobuildupCatholicaithcommunitiesinontierAmerica.FirstissueoExtensionmagazinepublished.1905THEMAGAZINEOFCATHOLICEXTENSIONfall2012190635SPrINg2013bythenumbes 150SouthWackerDriveSuite2000ChicagoIL60606NONPROFITORGANIZATIONU.S.POSTAGEPAIDCATHOLICCHURCHEXTENSIONSOCIETY500thanniversaryoftheChurchintheAmericaspg.13yearsoffaithProcessionofFaithpg.19BishopsCoMMentaryBishopDanielE.FloresS.T.D.pg.31InsidetheSpring2013Issue