notes and coos
July 2019
“We must remember that life begins at home and we must also remember that the future of humanity passes through the family.”
Mother Teresa of Calcutta  
A Word from Our Founders.
Dear Friends,

As we begin our fourth year at Mater Filius Dallas, it is always good to stop for a second to thank God for so much. It is hard to count the number of blessings received starting with the Mattis and babies, the Imas and our volunteers and benefactors. No doubt that none of us are the same, as our Lord has touched us all in different ways on our journey to Him.
The House keeps maturing based on its Catholic foundation, and it is important to remind ourselves the two principles of Faith and Love that sustain Mater Filius and maybe all of us: “Don’t be afraid”, trust our Lord or in the words of our Holy Mother the Virgin Mary “...do as He says”. We see every day at the House unbelievable events that show us how much God loves everyone.
“You did it for me,” the five words of Jesus to teach us the way to heaven by helping others, and that Mother Teresa reminds us too. Also every day we see the power of this lesson at the House with our passionate volunteers and benefactors, and we all realize that “it is in giving that we receive...it is in dying to self that we are born to eternal life”.
Let’s start this fourth year following His command: “Duc in Altum” (Luke 5:4...launch into the deep); Let’s abandon ourselves to our Lord and let’s beg our Mother to hold our hands until the last day of our lives.

God bless you all,

Marthalicia and Javier Burkle
Defending Life with Love
Come visit Mater Filius Dallas - Open House August 6, 2019
If you are interested in learning more about the good things we do at Mater Filius Dallas, please come to our Open House on August 6, 2019 . You will have the opportunity to see the residence, ask questions, meet our dedicated team of volunteers. You will be impressed with all we have accomplished in only three years! There will be two times to visit the residence on that day: 10 am - 12:00 pm, and 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
We kindly request that you register here before you com. For questions please email Carmen Perez at filiusmater@gmail.org.
North Texas Giving Day - September 19, 2019
This is a great opportunity to show your support and care for homeless expectant mothers. We don't ask for much! Just select Mater Filius Dallas as one of your favorites charities and give from your heart. All donations directly impact the welfare of the mothers and babies living in the house. Mater Filius Dallas operated with the help of volunteers only.
No gift is too small! Learn more about North Texas Giving Day here .
Tea Anyone?
Click on the picture and watch last year's event at heart. Best part is at the end, so many beautiful smiles!
Sips for Life, Ladies Afternoon Tea is here again; and this year at a new indoor venue!
Join us Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at Brookehaven Country Club .
Come and meet our MC Cynthia Izaguirre, co-anchor for the newscasts of WFAA-TV/Channel 8.
Delight in a specially prepared tea menu, a fashion show with the latest fall trends, raffle prizes, and great company.
Don't miss this popular and cherished event to support pregnant women in-need. It's likely to sell out; visit our event page and register here today!
Full House, Anniversary, and Baptisms!
Mom and Baby Immanuel
Mom and Baby Sophia
Mom, Ela, and Mom's Doula Margie
S o many things have happened at Mater Filius Dallas since our last newsletter.
The month of May was the busiest of all, when THREE of the moms were in the hospital at the same time. Day after day, we welcomed beautiful Immanuel, Leonardo, and Sophia. It was not a surprise to cause a little bit of a commotion at Medical City of Plano. Visitors running from room to room and more pregnant moms arriving to see their dear sisters.
On June 25, we celebrated Mater Filius Dallas' 3rd Anniversary with a community mass at Prince of Peace Plano and the Baptisms of two babies and one mom.
Only four days later, we were singing Happy Birthday to adorable Manuela, 'Ela,' at her One Year Old Party.
A new mother-to-be with twins, who only arrived at the house the day before, was at the party. The twins arrived a week later on July 3rd!
Two more baby-girls are on the way and due in September.
No doubt, at Mater Filius Dallas we always "expect the unexpected!"
Mom and Baby Leo
Mom and Twins, Emelyn and Evelyn
Click here to watch a short and touching video of this celebration. Thanks to Fr. Tom and to the Prince of Peace Catholic Community for hosting this event and supporting our mission.
Save the date for these upcoming events
  • North Texas Giving Day - Thursday, September 19, 2019 - Giving online here.
  • Sips For Life, Ladies Afternoon Tea - Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 3:00 PM - Brookhaven Country Club - Register here.
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