Catholic Club news

Dr. Toledo

The Catholic Club met on April 9, at the home of Susan and Deacon Jim Galbraith. The president of Catholic Club Irene Manning opened the meeting with prayer requests. Irene also asked for volunteers to be on the nominating committee for next year’s officers. Jack and Dolores Kearney and Marion Napurano volunteered to head up the committee.

Our speaker was J. Rafael Toledo, M.D. Retired Associate Professor, Psychology Department, Behavioral Medicine Program at UNT. Dr. Toledo spoke of his mission trips to Mexico where he and his wife worked alongside the nuns who care for children ages 12 to 18 in a home setting to prepare them for their future as adults. There are many rules for the children to follow and the children respond well and are grateful for the structure. Dr. Toledo and his wife opened their home to local boys in Denton to try using the same structured environment and unfortunately it did not work here in the states as it did in Mexico. The boys did not manage to follow the rules set forth by the Toledos and none of the boys lasted more than a month. His presentation was interesting and sobering all at the same time.

The evening ended with food, drink and fellowship as all Catholic Club meetings do.

The May end of year potluck will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, at St. Mark Catholic Church; all are welcome.