Nominations Due for Catholic Service Award by May 1
The Catholic Diocese of Marquette is seeking nominations for the Legacy of Faith Catholic Service Award.  The award was developed to create Image of Catholic Service Award medallionawareness of those who show exemplary leadership and commitment to carrying out the mission of the Catholic Church in word and action.  It recognizes lifetime dedication and service to the Catholic Church.  Nominees must have significant demonstrated leadership and service to the Catholic Church, their community, and beyond.  The award may be given to a man or a woman, for example, a priest, deacon, woman religious or lay person.
For additional information on the Catholic Service Award criteria and a nomination form, visit or contact diocesan development director Terri Gadzinski at 906/227-9108 or e-mail:  The nomination deadline is May 1, 2015.
Last year’s nominees will automatically be considered for the 2015 Catholic Service Award.  It is not necessary to complete a new nomination form, but additional information can be submitted.
Award recipients will be honored at their parish during the summer or fall of 2015 and at the Bishop’s Ambassadors Dinner in October.  Recipients receive an engraved medallion from the bishop as a token of gratitude and their parish will receive a $250 grant for faith formation. The U.P. Catholic Newspaper will highlight the recipients.  Last year the award was given to Bernadette Parker of Holy Name of Mary Parish in Sault Ste. Marie and Roger Irie of St. Francis de Sales Parish in Manistique.
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