"This is my commandment: love one another as I love you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends." John 15: 12-13

Our friend, Rev. Dennis D. Arechiga, came to us July 1, 2010, blessing us as our shepherd, Priest, and Pastor.  Now, we look back, with gratitude and to say, "Thank you, friend".

Now, please know this is on the “hush hush” we want to try and surprise Fr. Dennis with this gift.  (We fear that if he finds out about our idea, he might quash our efforts. So, let’s keep this a secret!)

UPDATE:  5/14/22:  We HIT OUR GOAL! PRAISE BE TO GOD! People have asked  how can they contribute if the goal is met.  So, we have decided to LEAVE THIS CAMPAIGN OPEN to accept donations above and beyond the $45,000.00 goal, and those additional funds will be contributed by "Friends of Fr., Dennis" and in his Honor to St. Matthew Catholic Church to help cover the costs of the Going Away Party.

UPDATE:  5/13/22 - Please note: We have slightly increased the goal from $42,500 to $45,000 as we have located a particualr vehicle which (our investigation tells us) will be to his liking.  

The Archdiocese of San Antonio understandably does not allow church funds to be used for gifts for Priests. Donations to our church cannot be used to buy gifts for priests. Parish staff also can’t solicit funds in fund-raising gifts for our priests. We understand and want to abide by this guidance. Thus, “Friends of Father Dennis” has been organized to spread the word and invite you to participate in this cause. Since donations will not go to a church or another registered charitable organization, your gift is not tax-deductible; but is a gift in the truest sense.

Please pass this invitation forward to others who might want to participate.  We ask that all donations be made by May 20, 2022, so we can present Fr. Dennis with the “keys” to our gift at the Going Away Party, Friday, June 3, 2022, 5:30 p.m., at the St. Matthew Athletic Center 

 Thank you for your prayerful consideration of a monetary gift for Fr. Dennis.  If questions, please contact:

Friends of Father Dennis” Committee 

Email:  FriendsOfFatherDennis@gmail.com