Fifty years ago, in 1964, the Civil Rights movement was in full swing. The Beatles debuted on the Ed Sullivan Show. The University of Notre Dame had a championship football team, and one of its loyal alums — a young Dominican friar from Immaculate Conception Parish in Elmhurst, Illinois, and Fenwick High School — was ordained to the priesthood. After serving in Bolivia, studying for a PhD, and founding 8th Day Center for Justice, Fr. Chuck came to St. Pius V where he still serves with much joy and energy.
Fr. Chuck Dahm Fund
To honor Fr. Chuck’s 50 years of ordained ministry and his 28 years at St. Pius V, Fr. Brendan Curran, OP, announces the creation of The Fr. Dahm Fund to Empower Women and Families at St. Pius V Parish.
“Creating this fund in Fr. Chuck’s name is the best way I can think of saying thank you,” Fr. Brendan said. “‘Thank you for your service and your loving care for thousands of people who have been touched by your passion for justice, your devotion to the Latino community, and your commitment to the Gospel call to compassion toward all God’s people.’”
The Fund to Empower Women and Families assures that St. Pius V Parish’s mission of welcoming, teaching, and transforming lives will be protected and strengthened into the future. Fr. Chuck requests, instead of personal gifts, that those so inclined make a donation to the fund.
These festive events are planned to celebrate his faithful service to God and God’s people.
Saturday, April 26: Parishioners will attend a grand fiesta in the parish hall.
Sunday, April 27: Fr. Chuck will preach at all six Masses at St. Pius V and greet parishioners afterward.
Saturday, May 3: Fr. Chuck’s friends and colleagues beyond St. Pius V will gather at 6:00 pm for Mass followed by a reception in the church hall.
Sunday, June 1: A private celebration including Mass and brunch with Fr. Chuck’s immediate family and life-long friends.
Save-the-date cards have been sent and invitations will follow for May 3 and June 1. Please join us in prayers of thanksgiving for Fr. Chuck’s lifelong commitment to preaching the gospel through his care and concern for God’s people!
Make a gift to the Fr. Dahm Fund to Empower Women and Families
BY CHECK: Payable to St. Pius V Parish and including the words “Fr. Dahm Fund” on the memo line. Mail to the parish, 1919 S. Ashland Ave., Chicago IL 60608, Attn: Julie Villegas.
ONLINE: Click here and you will be directed to Give Central where you can select “Fr. Dahm Fund” and make a fast, secure online payment.
BY PHONE: Call 312.226.6161 and ask for the business office to make a secure credit card donation.
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