St. Mary of Carmel Catholic School Presents:

An Evening with

Sr. Norma Pimentel

On human Dignity and Catholic Social Teaching


March 10, 2022

7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

Jesuit Dallas Terry Center

12345 Inwood Road - Dallas, TX 75244

Benefitting the students of St. Mary of Carmel Catholic School, a beacon of hope in West Dallas.

$25 General Admission. $40 Reserved Seating.

Seating is limited. Tickets must be purchased online in advance.



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ABOUT Sr. Norma

Sr. Norma Pimentel, a longtime advocate for immigrants and refugees, serves as executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley in Brownsville, Texas. A religious sister of the Missionaries of Jesus, she has overseen the charitable arm of the Diocese of Brownsville, Texas, since 2008, providing those in need in the Rio Grande Valley with emergency food and shelter, housing assistance, clinical counseling and pregnancy care.

Pimentel chairs the local Emergency Food and Shelter Program that distributes federal funds to local agencies providing assistance to the area's poor. She also leads efforts in the community that respond to emergency needs and provide relief in times of disaster and crisis. She was instrumental in organizing local response to the 2014 surge of Central Americans seeking asylum in the United States, which also included helping to establish the Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, Texas, which has since welcomed and assisted tens of thousands of souls seeking safety and refuge by providing newly arrived immigrants with food, clothing, water and a place to rest.

In 2015, Pope Francis personally thanked Pimentel for her work with immigrants in a virtual town hall meeting featured on ABC's "20/20." That same year she was named one of Our Sunday Visitor's 2015 Catholics of the Year and won a nomination for "Texan of the Year." She also received the 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. "Keep the Dream Alive" award from Catholic Charities USA. In 2018, she received the University of Notre Dame’s Laetare Medal, the oldest honor given to American Catholics.

"Jesus said, ‘when I was a stranger, you invited me in.’ Sister Norma Pimentel has given her life to welcoming Christ in the immigrant and refugee. In awarding her the Laetare Medal, Notre Dame celebrates her witness of seeking and generously serving Christ in the most vulnerable.”
Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.President, University of Notre Dame

ABOUT THE EVENT

An Evening with Sr. Norma Pimentel will be held at the

Jesuit Dallas Terry Center

12345 Inwood Road - Dallas, TX 75244


Join us for the 2022 Saints and Scholars speaker event to educate and transform our community through Sr. Norma’s story of serving as a bridge among walls. Your ticket purchase or sponsorship will benefit the students of St. Mary of Carmel Catholic School in West Dallas.

Questions?
Contact us at board@smcschool.org

Sponsorship Opportunities

Your sponsorship of this event will benefit the students of St. Mary of Carmel Catholic School, a beacon of hope in West Dallas. Your sponsorship is also the best way to obtain priority seating at the event. There are many benefits to becoming a sponsor at the following levels, including reserved seating and a Meet & Greet with Sr. Norma before the event.

C0-Sponsor

Ray and Anne Wooldridge

Saints SponsorS

Raul and Carmen Estrada

Kara and Peter Gehan

John and Therese Sabine

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Eagle SponsorS

Kip Kernodle

Tom and Miki Melsheimer

Leslie and Gary Noe

Max and Mary Ann Wernick

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