Home / Stories /

Jack McHale

Report from Guatemala: Potential New Service Site!

Thirty minutes east of Guatemala City, a Franciscan boarding school called Valley of the Angels lives its motto: “Give the best to the poor.” Their emphasis on restoring dignity through service resonates with Franciscan Mission Service Executive Director Kim Smolik. Executive Director Kim Smolik with girls from Livingstone, Guatemala.  The girls are friends of board member,…

Read More

2013 World Care Benefit: Remaining in the Catholic Church Today

Sr. Pat Farrell, OSF, past-president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious has received numerous awards in the months since the organization’s conflict with the Vatican. FMS Executive Director Kim Smolik presents Sr. Pat Farrell with the Anselm Moons Award. But accepting the 8th Anselm Moons, OFM Award to a standing ovation on April 5…

Read More

Encountering God in a Text Message

Photo by Ian Iott Board member Jack McHale shares how he encountered God in a text message. I was in church earlier this fall when my cell phone buzzed. It was a text from my friend who works at a hospital. Her text read as follows: “My sweet little boy earned his angel wings. He…

Read More

National Volunteer Month Profile: Jack in Virginia

Today we highlight the volunteer work of Jack McHale, who has served on the FMS board since spring 2011.   “We are all called to serve and use the many gifts that God has given to all of us,” Jack said. “Working on the board for FMS is, today, my way of being ‘part of…

Read More