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October 24, 2016 - Bishop Healy Award Dinner honors Dr. Martin Williams and Carolyn Caveny for service within the Black Catholic Community

WHAT:  Bishop James A. Healy Award Dinner
WHEN: Saturday, November 19, 2016
TIME: Reception, 6 p.m.; Dinner, 7 p.m.
WHERE: Lombardos, Randolph, Massachusetts

The 2016 Bishop Healy Award will be presented to Dr. Martin J. Williams, Chief of Surgery at Carney Hospital and parishioner at St. Mary of the Angels Parish in Roxbury for his dedicated work and advocacy for quality healthcare for all, especially the poor and disenfranchised. He has provided kind and compassionate care for many people in the former Columbia Point Housing Project, Health Centers and the Bridge Over Troubled Waters Van, which provided free health care throughout greater Boston.

The same night, the Robert Ruffin Award will be awarded to Ms. Carolyn Caveny, a parishioner of St. Katharine Drexel Church in Grove Hall, who has selflessly supported the Black Catholic community by fostering educational opportunities as a teacher at St. Francis de Sales School, assisting with the youth leadership program and as an academic councilor at Emmanuel College.

The speaker at this year’s dinner will be Rev. Anthony Bozeman, SSJ, pastor of St. Raymond and St. Leo Parish in New Orleans. Raised in Philadelphia,  he completed his  undergraduate studies at LaSalle University, served sixteen years in    active and Air National Guard Reserve duty, was ordained a priest in 2000 and in June of 2005, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia released Father Bozeman to join the Society of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart (The Josephites).

For more information, please contact Lorna DesRoses at 617-746-5810 or ldesroses@rcab.org