The Saint Augustine Medal of Service prayer service and awards ceremony will be held at St. Augustine Cathedral on Saturday, November 17, beginning at 1 pm. A reception will follow at Kolbe-Cathedral High School on the grounds of the cathedral campus.
Bishop Frank J. Caggiano will lead the prayer service and present medals to more than 150 recipients from parishes and ministries across the diocese.
Honorees will be recognized for their volunteer service to parishes, schools and charities throughout Fairfield County.
“True generosity comes from those who are grateful for their lives and who faithfully use the gifts God has given them,” said Bishop Caggiano. “We will celebrate the St. Augustine medalists as mentors, guides and prophets in their love and service. I look forward to meeting them and their families and recognizing their great commitment to others through the Church.”
Last year, friends and family of the recipients turned out in droves for the Medal of Service ceremony to celebrate the achievements of their loved ones.
Pastors, priests and deacons throughout the diocese accompanied the recipients as they came forward to be presented the medal by Bishop Caggiano.
The St. Augustine Medal of Service was instituted in 2005 to recognize the “unsung heroes” who unselfishly give of their time and talents to build up parish communities. On one side of the medal is an image of St. Augustine of Hippo, patron saint of the diocese. The reverse features the coat of arms of the diocese.
(For further information contact Elizabeth Auda 203.416.1636, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.)