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Catholic Bowl II Faith. Freedom. Football

Friday, September 9, 2022 - Saturday, September 10, 2022
Location(s): See Locations

What: Catholic Bowl II Faith. Freedom. Football
When: September 9-10, 2022

For more information, please contact Patrick Steenberge, Global Football/Global Football Foundation at 817-219-7274.

Sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth Advancement Foundation

Friday, September 9

Location: St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, Prosper
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Event: Mass, Rosary Talks and BBQ Dinner
Attendees: Coaches, Players, Principals of the six high schools, Bishops and priests from the various dioceses/schools represented, sponsors, organizers, speakers, St. Martin de Porres parishioners and school students

Order of Evening:

  • Mass at 5:30 p.m. Bishop Olson concelebrates with visiting Bishops; Rev. Brett Metzler homilist and MC for the Mass
  • After Mass Congregation remains for closing Rosary and clergy departs to un-vest. When clergy returns, speakers will begin presentations
  • Speakers: Honorary Co-Chairs of Catholic Bowl II Mike McCoy and Reggie Brooks (Notre Dame – see bios below); Patrick Steenberge; Bishop Olson.
  • Father Hauck blesses meal
  • After blessing of meal, everyone moves outside to a large tent where Knights of Columbus Councils from St. Martin de Porres, Sacred Heart Muenster and St. Andrew Fort Worth will serve a barbecue meal to the estimated 550+ attendees.
  • Teams depart to their respective hotels to rest before games the next day.

Saturday, September 10

Triple header of high school football at The Ford Center at The Star in Frisco (Two of the six teams are from the Diocese of Fort Worth, the other four teams are from the Diocese of Dallas, the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, Diocese of Victoria, Diocese of Lafayette LA)

  • 1:30 p.m. Plano John Paul II v. St. Edmund of Eunice, Louisiana
  • 5:30 p.m. Houston St. Thomas v Fort Worth Nolan Catholic
  • 9 p.m. Four-time TAPPS IV state champion Shiner St. Paul v Muenster Sacred Heart in a rematch of the 2021 state title game won by the Shiner St. Paul Cardinals 36-8.

Tickets for all games may be purchased at:

Various priests and bishops are scheduled to offer opening prayers and do the coin tosses for each matchup.

About the honorary co-chairs of Catholic Bowl II - two legendary University of Notre Dame football players:

  • Mike McCoy, a consensus All-American defensive tackle for Hall of Fame coach Ara Parseghian and the second selection of the 1970 NFL Draft. After a significantly successful 11-year professional career, mostly with the Green Bay Packers, he became the driving, inspirational face that is Mike McCoy Ministries, sharing his positive life message with thousands of young people.
  • Reggie Brooks, a dynamic game-breaking All-American running back for the Fighting Irish and a 1992 Heisman Trophy finalist. For nearly two decades, he served as Notre Dame’s assistant athletic director of athletics alumni relations and now is the executive director at the Lou Holtz Heroes Foundation, Inc. Brooks and McCoy both lead a life of purpose instilled by a deeply rooted Catholic faith. They will each meet with and inspire all the Catholic Bowl players and coaches.