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Catholic Charities Launches #BeGoldenSA in Partnership with Archdiocese of San Antonio and the City of San Antonio

J. Antonio Fernandez is expected to speak about the importance of living the Golden Rule with our children being the guiding light. He says, “We are happy to partner with our community leaders from around the city to build a kind and compassionate San Antonio. It is imperative that we treat others with love, respect, and dignity especially for the sake of our children, the future of San Antonio.”Catholic Charities, the Archdiocese of San Antonio, the City of San Antonio Department of Human Services, and Compassionate SA are leading an effort for San Antonio to #BeGoldenSA. #BeGoldenSA will be a yearlong campaign to encourage the community to live by the Golden Rule treating others as we wish to be treated. April 5th marks the International Golden Rule Day.

Festivities for the evening include a presentation and celebration for committed partners from multiple faiths, non-profit agencies, universities, and corporations. With cooperation from companies located downtown, the city skyline will be lit gold to generate awareness and support for #begoldensa. Dignitaries scheduled to speak include Catholic Charities President/CEO, J. Antonio Fernandez, Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller MSpS, Mayor Ron Nirenberg, and Compassionate SA’s Ann Helmke.

About Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of San Antonio, Inc.

Catholic Charities is the largest Catholic social service agency in San Antonio. Our mission is to provide for the needs of our community through selfless service under the sign of love.  In 2018, Catholic Charities served over 254,000 people through a network of over comprehensive programs that include basic needs, family and children services, legal services, refugee resettlement, counseling, pregnant and parenting education, and senior services with the goals of strengthening the vulnerable, preserving family values, and promoting self-sufficiency.

Photos taken by Veronica Andrea Markland for Today’s Catholic Newspaper