Diocesan Catholic Committee Officers

Our Diocesan Catholic Scouting organization offers a unique combination of invigorating your Scouts interest in the Church as well as the Scouting context in which we deliver it. The richness of our programs over the last 75 years has nurtured an atmosphere where 40% of our priests have come from Scouting backgrounds. Our awards program, the retreat activities, the pilgrimage to holy sites and the exploration of how each of us travel down our Faith Journey helps instill a seed that sometimes grows into a vocation or service to the Church.
 
For a full calendar of Catholic Committee events, Click Here 
 
 
 
 
Group picture of St Geo Award 2016 Adult Awardees


Group picture of Bronze Pelican 2016 Adult Awardees
 
 
 
 
Diocesan Chaplain
Fr. Eric Groner

Assistant Diocesan Chaplain
Fr Keith Hathaway

Diocesan Chair
John Anthony
jacataka@gmail.com
 
Vice Chair
John Ryan
ViceChair@cathcomm.com
 
Vice Chair
Margaret Canizares
msn5560@hotmail.com  
 
Secretary
Ofelia Ramos
Secretary@cathcomm.com

Treasurer
Bonnie Johnson
Treasurer@cathcomm.com

Professional Liaison
Ryan Hecker
ryan.hecker@scouting.org



 
  
Activities Chair
Ed Richards
Activities@cathcomm.com

Communications Chair
Thomas Jansen
thomas.jansen@scouting.org

Religious Emblems Chair
Lidia Boisson
lidia.boisson@yahoo.com
 
Charlie Levitt
Charlie.levitt@att.net

Membership Chair
David Blaschke
davidablaschkesr@yahoo.com

Training Chair
Roy Ramos
training@cathcomm.com

Vocations Chair
Ernie Doclar
vocations@cathcomm.com
 
 All our Diocesan Catholic Committee meetings operate under Roberts Rules of Order and Bylaws approved by majority vote of diocesan committee.

Although we do not know of all the vocations that may have resulted from our program, here are a few:
  • Fr Jonathan Demma
  • Fr Keith Hathaway
  • Fr John Hennessey (Deceased)
  • Fr Holmberg
  • Fr David Nichols (Deceased)
  • Fr Poirot
  • Msgr Joe Scantlin
  • Retired Vicar Joe Schumacher
  • Fr Tim Thompson
  • Fr Wilson (Deceased)
  • Fr Gene Witkowski
  • Fr. Eric Groner
Both Bishop Kevin Vann and Bishop Michael Olson experienced the Cub Scout program when they were boys.
 
 

About Us

Our Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting for the Diocese of Ft Worth has had great impact on our diocese within its history in ministering to our Scouting youth. Catholic priests and religious, leadership within each parish and the diocese OR providing a program that introduces greater depth to each Scout in our Catholic Faith. During the months leading up to the 40th Anniversary of the annual Catholic Boy Scout Retreat in 2000, records were compiled and published by retired CCS Historian Carl King Jr and John Ryan in order to preserve the rich heritage of Catholic Scouting in the Diocese of Ft Worth. The original hardbound book had 2 editions.

We provide it here as a soft copy for posterity. If you don’t preserve it or “archive” the great achievements of the past, then the legacy you’ve created will never be known in the future. We also mark this is as a testament to those volunteers who served both Scouting and the Church by volunteering to help our Scouts deepen their faith.

The 2nd edition was converted into pdf file from the original text so that it could be copied onto CDs. The following is a small portion of our history but an introduction to an organization who has sought to fulfill Our Lord’s mission in a Scouting context.

A group of Ad Altare Dei awardees from Ft Worth during 1961.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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