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April 27, 2012 - One Hundred Twenty Young People And Their Leaders To Be Honored At Annual One Awards Banquet On May 2nd

One hundred twenty youth, young adults, and leaders in youth and young adult ministry, will be honored at the Annual Awards Banquet sponsored by the Office for the New Evangelization of Youth and Young Adults (ONE).  These recipients represent forty-six parishes and schools in the Archdiocese of Boston.

The Awards Banquet has its origin in the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony.  Over the years, as the offices serving youth and young adults were expanded, the Awards Banquet grew in order to recognize young people of the Archdiocese and their leaders who are living witnesses of Christ and making extraordinary contributions in their respective communities. 

The scope of ONE’s mission to young people is reflected in the diversity of awards being offered:  CYO, Catholic Scouting, Catholic Schools, Middle School Youth, High School Youth, Young Adults, Youth Ministers, Adults who serve them, including Religious Sisters, Brothers and Priests.

Award recipients are nominated by their parish or school and approved by their pastor or head of community.  Nominations are then discussed and evaluated by a selection committee who then select the award recipients.

This year’s banquet will be held at Lombardo’s in Randolph on May 2, 2012 at 6:30pm.  The evening begins with grace and a short welcoming, followed by dinner and the award presentation. 

The Office for the New Evangelization of Youth & Young Adults 2012 Award Recipients:

Youth Awards
Middle School Awards

The St. Dominic Savio Award is an Archdiocesan award presented to Middle School youth (6th-8th grade) who witness to their faith in the Lord Jesus by their commitment to serving the needs of their parish and/or school. Following the example of St. Dominic Savio, these young people live lives informed by Christian values and stand out among their peers as leaders.

  • David Broderick, Immaculate Conception, Salem
  • Fiona Bruce-Baiden, St. Mary, Randolph
  • Mary Kate Clark, Our Lady of Lourdes, Brockton
  • Joe Corkery, Blessed Sacrament, Walpole
  • Michael Geraghty, St. Mary, Wrentham
  • Courtney Keyes, St. Christine, Marshfield
  • Suzy McNiff, St. Thomas, Millis
  • Kevin O'Shea, Immaculate Conception, Salem
  • Emily Riordan, Ursuline Academy, Dedham
  • Megan Rizza, St. Mary, Mansfield
  • Will Robertson, St. Edward, Medfield
  • Donovan Walls, St. Clare, Braintree

High School Awards

The Discipleship Award is a Parish and Catholic School Service award presented to youth who respond to the call to discipleship through their example. These young people serve the needs of others by bringing Christ’s message of discipleship to all.

  • Sophia Berardinelli, St. Francis of Assisi, Braintree
  • Thomas Bishop, St. Athanasius, Reading
  • Taylor Bonollo, St. Catherine of Siena, Norwood
  • Michael Broderick, Immaculate Conception, Salem
  • William Bursaw, St. Julia, Weston
  • Areli Caballero-Gonzalez, Sacred Heart, Newton
  • Brian Cadigan, St. Christine, Marshfield
  • Mackenzie Cartier, All Saints, Haverhill
  • Seamus Cassidy, St. Mary, Winchester
  • Meaghan Cloherty, Fontbonne Academy, Milton
  • Christopher Cogliano, St. Catherine of Alexandria, Westford
  • Brannon Connolly, St. Catherine of Alexandria, Westford
  • Andrew DiMaiti, St. Mary, Lynn
  • Jenna DiTullio, St. Mary, Winchester
  • Devanee Ebert, St. Athanasius, Reading
  • David Ebert, St. Athanasius, Reading
  • Ryan Egan, St. Mary, Randolph
  • Sophia Fabrizio, St. Mary High School, Lynn
  • Erin Fanikos, Sacred Heart, Weymouth
  • Elizabeth Foley, St. Joseph, Belmont
  • Christopher Garrett, St. Joseph, Belmont
  • Christopher Griebel, St. James, Salem
  • Mary Joseph, Ursuline Academy, Dedham
  • MaryEllen Krah, St. Edward, Medfield
  • Kristen Kurpiel, Sacred Heart, Lynn
  • Amy MacLure, St. Catherine of Alexandria, Westford
  • Emma Manning, Archbishop Williams High School, Braintree
  • Joseph Mirabile, St. Mary, Winchester
  • Maretta Morovitz, Fontbonne Academy, Milton
  • Catherine Murray, Sacred Heart, Lynn
  • Amanda Nagim-Williams, Fontbonne Academy, Milton
  • Helio Neto, St. Mary, Lynn
  • Daniel Nguyen, Archbishop Williams High School, Braintree
  • Elke Nordeen, St. Joseph, Wakefield
  • Robert Norton, Malden Catholic High School, Malden
  • Rachel O'Donnell, St. Catherine of Alexandria, Westford
  • Alex O'Donovan, Malden Catholic High School, Malden
  • Siobhan O'Malley, St. Christine, Marshfield
  • Candace Parks, Immaculate Conception, Revere
  • Samuel Perriello, Immaculate Conception, Weymouth
  • Alex Pham, All Saints, Haverhill
  • Emily Radziwon, Sacred Heart, Weymouth
  • Christopher Sing, St. Catherine of Siena, Norwood
  • Rachel Sulmonte, Ursuline Academy, Dedham

The St. Timothy Award is the highest national recognition from the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry for a diocese to confer to a junior or senior high school youth who lives as a disciple of Christ, sets a positive  example for other youth and adults, witnesses to their faith by exhibiting Catholic morals and integrity, demonstrates Gospel values through service to others, and exhibits Christian leadership in extraordinary ways in their parish, school, and community settings.

  • Elizabeth Abramo, St. Jude, Norfolk
  • Owen Smith, St. Catherine of Siena, Norwood

The Light Of The World Award is a Parish and Catholic School Service award presented to express appreciation and gratitude to adults who have demonstrated a commitment to serving young people and youth ministry.

  • Rachel Cesarini, Our Lady of Lourdes, Brockton
  • Evelyn Dusaban ,St. Joseph, Malden
  • Frank Heitkamp, St. Catherine of Alexandria, Westford
  • Alex Kuznezov, St. Mary, Franklin
  • Bridget Lacefield, Sacred Heart, Bradford
  • Heidi Leavitt, Sacred Heart, Bradford
  • Marie Lucas, Christ the King, Brockton
  • Emma Mills, St. Mary, Winchester
  • Jennifer Moccia, St. Mary, Franklin
  • Kerry Payson, Our Lady of Sorrows, Sharon
  • Laura Peterson, Sacred Heart, Waltham
  • Manuela Santos, Our Lady of Lourdes, Brockton
  • William Shields, St. Mary, Winchester
  • Ellen Terry, St. Athanasius, Reading
  • Bernide Thermitus, St. Matthew, Dorchester

The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award is an Archdiocesan Leadership award presented to lay people or religious brothers/sisters who exemplify the leadership qualities of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. Recipients are men and women who show outstanding experiences of faith, selflessness, and service to others, especially the young, in a Parish or School setting and beyond.

  • Jennifer Campagna, St. Athanasius, Reading
  • Chris Carmody, Immaculate Conception, Lynn | St. Mary High School, Lynn
  • Marguerite Costa, Ursuline Academy, Dedham
  • Megan Guilfoil, St. Mary of the Assumption, Dedham
  • Lynne Jensen, St. Francis of Assisi, Braintree

The St. Don Bosco “Friend Of Youth” Award is given to a priest in recognition of his outstanding commitment, dedication and service to Middle School or High School youth. These qualities are exemplified by St. John Bosco, Patron Saint of Youth.

  • Rev. Mark Coiro, St. Mary, Holliston

Youth Scouting Awards

The Pillars Of Faith Award is given to scouts who have completed all four of the Catholic Religious Emblems. These emblems are like Pillars of Faith supporting a Scout’s development and appreciation of her/his Catholic Faith. This award is the highest religious recognition that a Scout can achieve while on the scouting trail. Girl Scouts receive the Pillars of Faith - Service to God pin and Boy Scouts receive the Pillars of Faith - Duty to God pin.

  • Elizabeth Abramo, St. Jude, Norfolk
  • Nicholas Terranova, St. Michael, North Andover

Adult Scouting Awards
Girl Scout Awards

The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Medal recognizes the meritorious contributions of adults who serve Catholic youth through Girl Scouts. This medal affirms the work of those who help youth develop their spiritual lives within the context of scouting.

  • Deb Abbott, St. Cecilia, Ashland
  • Brenda MacLeod, St. Luke, Belmont

The St. Anne Medal is the highest national recognition for adults who serve Catholic youth through Girl Scouts. This Award honors the outstanding services of adults who contribute to the spiritual development of Catholic young people in Girl Scouts and to further Catholic adult leadership in youth ministry through national youth serving agencies.

  • Msgr. Peter Conley, St. Jude, Norfolk
  • Marie Erwin, Holy Family, Rockland

Boy Scout Awards

The Bronze Pelican Award recognizes adults who have made significant contributions to the spiritual development of youth in scouting, particularly through the religious medal programs.

  • Lorraine Corbiel, St. Rita, Lowell
  • Roy Corbiel, St. Rita, Lowell
  • John Cuddy, St. Patrick, Lawrence
  • Ann Danby, St. John the Baptist, Quincy
  • Rev. David Lewis, St. Adelaide, Peabody
  • Rev. John MacInnis, St. John the Baptist, Peabody
  • Max St. Louis, St. Mary, Randolph
  • Grayce Troiano, Our Lady of the Assumption, Marshfield
  • Rev. Raymond Van De Moortell, St. Adelaide, Peabody

Youth Scouting Awards continued
The St. George Emblem identifies and gives the highest national recognition to members of the clergy and laity, scouters and non-scouters, who have made outstanding contributions to the spiritual development of Catholic youth in scouting.

  • Rich Carlson, St. Jerome, Weymouth
  • Frank Harrington, St. Adelaide, Peabody
  • Len Zandrow, Our Lady of Sorrows, Sharon

Cyo Athletics Awards

The St. Sebastian Award is an Archdiocesan award given to a man or women who has served the young in Athletics for a minimum of 5 years. The candidate must exhibit Christian values on the playing field and in daily life.

  • Robert Bucchino, Malden Catholic High School, Malden

The Cyo Hall Of Fame Award is an Archdiocesan award for Coaches/Athletic Directors who have ministered to the youth for more than 10 years and have provided a valuable life experience for young athletes.  These Coaches/Athletic Directors intentionally model and promote Christian values by teaching young people how to compete, cooperate, and develop a positive self-image and healthy relationships through participation in sports.

  • Scott Dixon, Our Lady of Assumption, Lynnfield
  • Daniel Leonard, Cheverus School, Malden
  • Patrick Sweeney, St. Mary, Melrose

The St. Joseph The Worker Award is an Archdiocesan award presented adults who have served in the CYO community for 35 years or more.

  • Ken Foscaldo, St. Margaret Mary, Westwood
  • Kevin Lally, Gate of Heaven, South Boston
  • Frank Summa, Our Lady of Grace, Chelsea

Young Adult Awards

The Christifidelis Laici Award is a Parish Service award in memory of Brian Cody. This award is given to young adults who consistently promote, support and welcome others in parish young adult ministry. It honors the service of individuals who demonstrate strong personal faith and compassion, who embrace the mission and vision of young adult ministry, and who have been outstanding models of Christ’s faithful people.

  • Karm Sundia Augustin, St. Angela, Mattapan
  • Kimberly Bowler, Framingham State University, Framingham

The Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati Award is an Archdiocesan Leadership award given to young adults and those who serve them. These young adults manifest the heroic virtues of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati.  These individuals demonstrate a deep personal and communal faith that leads to a boldness, depth, charity, longevity, and joy that makes them a powerful witness of Christ to others reaching far beyond their parish and school.

  • Sunghyun Kim, St. Philip Neri, Newton

The St. Paul The Apostle Award is given to an adult who mentors young adults in the Catholic faith while demonstrating the love of Christ with a pure heart, a good conscience and a sincere faith. This individual is a humble teacher and witness, tirelessly preaching the Gospel through words and actions. He/She demonstrates a holy boldness in proclaiming the Word and joyfully embracing the mission of evangelization while also challenging and encouraging young adults on their journey of holiness.

  • Tom Lyman Saint John's Seminary, Brighton | St. Mary, Beverly

The Blessed John Paul II Award is given to a priest in recognition of his outstanding commitment, dedication and service to young adults. These qualities are best exemplified in the life of Blessed Pope John Paul II.

  • Rev. Michael Harrington, Office of Outreach & Cultural Diversity | Office of Vocations

The “ONE” Award

The Norm Plante Award is given in honor of Norm, who was a Youth Minister from St. Pius V Parish in Lynn, to adults who provide valuable service to the ONE Team in order for us to achieve our mission.  Norm was known for his big smile, deep faith, and a great love for ministry to youth. Norm’s vision for youth ministry was based on a relational model of evangelization and discipleship which is the model for ONE. Norm believed in the initiatives of the Archdiocese to mentor young people in the faith and he generously supported these ministries, by giving of his time and talent, to help them to be innovative and effective.

  • Dcn. James & Mrs. Teresa Greer, Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, Plymouth