RECIPIENT OF CHRISTIFIDELES AWARD HONORED Lifelong parishioner Rachel Hohner was recognized on Sunday, October 17, as Queen of Angels’ recipient of the Christifideles Award, in a ceremony at Holy Name Cathedral.
Last Sunday at Holy Name Cathedral one of our faithful parishioners, Mrs. Christine Murphy, received the Christifideles Award from Cardinal George. The award is bestowed upon an individual Catholic who has demonstrated by participation in his or her parish life the personal and ministerial renewal called for by the Papal Exhortation Christifideles Laici, calling the laity to the vocation of responsibility for the Church’s life springing from the gift and mission of their baptism. After consultation with Jim Robinett, president of the Parish Pastoral Council, and certain staff members, I joyfully submitted Christine’s name to receive the honorable award.
In the last year I have witnessed Christine Murphy as a true servant- leader at Queen of Angels who believes in following Jesus through a ministry of downward mobility. I have been a witness to her loving service as wife, mother, sacristan, daily communicant, cantor, director of music for the adult choir and beautifier of our church landscaping.
Christine has truly revealed to many of us, in her very humble way, the face of God. Congratulations to you, Christine, along with your husband, Leo, and your son, Tom, in being honored with this prestigious award. Thank you for showing so many of us “God revealed in hiddenness!” Congratulations and thank you for all you bring to Queen of Angels Parish! Father Jim Kaczorowski, Pastor
Some years ago Cardinal George instituted this award for each parish to nominate a parishioner who has served the parish in an outstanding way. I thought it was a good idea because for any parish to work there needs to be key volunteers who dedicate themselves to minister behind the scenes. A way to say “thank you” for all you do is most appropriate.
This year Cardinal George will confer the Christifideles award to Ginny Cherone. I have recommended her with the advice of our staff for two reasons. First, during Sr. Mary Ann Sutton’s illness last year, Ginny was the key link that kept the Religious Education School going. Secondly, when Sr. Mary Ann had to resign this summer, Ginny again picked up the ball, not only setting up interviews with potential candidates but also preparing for the coming school year. Ginny – thank you for all you do and have done for the people of Queen of Angels Parish.