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Dinner with Sister Norma Pimentel and Bishop Dorsonville

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All Souls Episcopal Church

2300 Cathedral Ave NW

Washington, DC 2008

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Join us for a lasagna dinner with Sister Norma Pimentel of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley and Bishop Mario Dorsonville of the Archdiocese of Washington to benefit Catholic Charities' life-saving work on the U.S.-Mexico border.

The dinner is co-chaired by Linda Potter and Tim Shriver, Kate Tromble and Dan Restrepo, and Ashley Feasley.


As we face another crisis on the southern border, many of us in Washington and around the country feel called to act. We have seen the images and videos of our brothers and sisters in need and are compelled to help however we can. Day in and day out, Sister Norma Pimentel and Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley are accompanying our brothers and sisters and ensuring that they are clothed, fed, and loved during their journey. Sister Norma Pimentel has received worldwide recognition for her work with immigrants and will join us to share remarkable stories from her decades of service.

All proceeds will go to Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley to fulfill their mission:

"Catholic Charities responds to families in crisis. We believe that human beings who have no food, no security, no access to shower, etc. are people in crisis. We will continue responding to the needs of these families in crisis as long as there is a need."


Sister Norma Pimentel has received international recognition for her humanitarian work on the United States' Southern Border. As the Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley since 2008, she has overseen services that include emergency food and shelter, housing assistance, counseling, and pregnancy care throughout the Rio Grande Valley. When a massive increase in unaccompanied minors arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border in 2014, Sister Norma led the humanitarian response - coordinating charities, parishes, and government agencies. In the midst of this humanitarian crisis, Sister Norma helped establish the Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, Texas that is still in operation today. Sister Norma has spoken at the Vatican, United Nations, and with members of the U.S. Congress about her work to increase human dignity on our Southern border. She was awarded the Laetare Medal - the highest honor for a Catholic in the United States - by the University of Notre Dame earlier this year for her tireless work. Perhaps her most famous recognition came in 2015 when Pope Francis called her out during an ABC segment and said, "Is it appropriate for the Pope to say this? I love you very much!"

Bishop Mario Eduardo Dorsonville-Rodríguez received a licentiate in sacred theology from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá in 1991 and a doctorate in ministry from The Catholic University of America in 1995. From 1992-1994, he served as parochial vicar of Good Shepherd and Christ the Redeemer Parishes in Arlington, Virginia, and as a lecturer at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington. He served as a professor at the Hispanic Apostolate of Arlington from 1993-1994. He returned to Colombia to serve as chaplain and professor of ethics to the National University of Colombia and professor of pastoral counseling and catechesis at the major seminary of the Archdiocese of Bogotá from 1995-1996.

He served as parochial vicar of St. Joseph Parish in Arlington (1996), Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Bethesda, Maryland (1997-2004) and St. Mark the Evangelist Parish in Hyattsville, Maryland (2004-2005). He has served as vice president for mission of Catholic Charities of Washington and director of the Spanish Catholic Center since 2005 and as adjunct spiritual director for St. John Paul II Seminary in Washington since 2011.

He has served as a member of the priest council of the Archdiocese of Washington since 2000 and a member of the College of Consultors of the archdiocese since 2011. He was a member of the board of directors for Carroll Publishing Company from 2000-2003. He completed an executive certificate in non-profit management course at Georgetown University in 2009 and served as a mentor for newly ordained priests from 2010-2011.


Sponsors will be listed on the program at the dinner. If you would like to donate but cannot attend, please feel free to donate in the space provided.

Dress code is casual! This is an evening to hear good news and make new friends!

Dinner will be catered by Carmine's Italian restaurant and will include vegetarian options.

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