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Catholic Connection – March 21, 2024 – Hr 2

Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J. helps us get the most out of the remaining days in Lent. Michele Sagarino from Cross Catholic Outreach talks to Teresa about their “Wells of Salvation” clean water challenge.




Segment 1 – Intro & News


Segment 2 & 3 – Holy Week is next week!
How to make the most out of the last week in Lent!

Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J., Senior Fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, is a Jesuit priest, President and Founder of Ignatius Productions, world renowned lecturer, spiritual director for over fifty Holy Land pilgrimages, and EWTN host of television and radio shows.  An accomplished biblical scholar and apologist, Father Pacwa, S.J. earned his Ph.D. in the Old Testament from Vanderbilt University. He also holds a Master of Divinity and S.T.B. from the Jesuit School of Theology at Loyola University. He speaks 12 languages, including Arabic, Aramaic, Hebrew, and Koine Greek. 

Segment 4 – “Wells of Salvation” Clean Water Challenge
“In rural villages, many women and girls walk up to 10 miles or more each day to collect water from contaminated rivers. These unsanitary sources are shared water with cows, dogs and wild animals. Your gift will bring clean, safe water to more than 100 villages and one primary school throughout four Catholic dioceses. Each well will be drilled by a professional crew, and families will receive sanitation and hygiene training to improve health.”  Michele Sagarino tells us how you can help!

Michele Sagarino is the President of Cross Catholic Outreach.  She has nearly three decades of experience in nonprofit leadership. After graduating from the University of Maryland, Sagarino answered the call of her life to begin service for various charitable organizations, including Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Gateway Community Outreach and Food For The Poor. She joined Cross Catholic Outreach in 2004 and has served as vice president for development for 15 years. Through the years, Sagarino has been an important leader in the organization. Her expertise and heart for service will continue to lead Cross Catholic Outreach with wisdom and integrity.




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