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2021 St. Augustine Medal of Service recipients

BRIDGEPORT—110 St. Augustine Medal of Service recipients gathered at St. Augustine Cathedral on Saturday to be recognized for their volunteer service to parishes, schools and charities throughout Fairfield County.

Among them were many married couples and individuals of all ages honored for a their service.

The Bishop conferred the medals in two separate services.

Click the links below to view photos of the recipients.

November 6, 2021 – Saint Augustine Medal Honorees – 11:00 AM Ceremony

Medal HonoreesParishNominated By
Dr. Aris & Mrs. Tina BarbadimosSaint Bridget of Ireland Parish, StamfordReverend Edward J. McAuley
Mr. Douglas & Mrs. Norma BissellSaint Jude Parish, MonroeReverend Joseph Gill
Ms. Marilyn BlodgettSaint Joseph Parish, SheltonReverend Michael Dogali
Mr. Michael BonaventuraChurch of the Assumption, WestportReverend Cyrus Bartolome
Mr. Arnulfo Bonifacio Calvac-Cajas & Mrs. Mazariegos-AlvaradoSaint Mary Parish, StamfordReverend Gustavo Falla
Ms. Amy CollinsSacred Heart and Saint Patrick Parish, Redding RidgeReverend Joseph Cervero
Ms. Doreen CovinoSaint Maurice Parish, StamfordReverend James K. Bates
Mr. Nicholas & Mrs. Lorraine DeRosaSaint Matthew Parish, NorwalkReverend Jeffrey W. Couture
Miss Martha Mary DombroskiHoly Name of Jesus Parish, StamfordReverend Pawel Hrebenko
Mrs. Judy DuvaSaint Margaret Shrine, BridgeportReverend Giandomenico Flora and Deacon Donald Foust
Ms. Mary Jane EdwardsSaint Thomas Aquinas Parish, FairfieldReverend Victor T. Martin
Mr. Joseph EspositoSaint Leo Parish, StamfordReverend James D. Grosso
Mrs. Michelle FalconeNotre Dame of Easton Parish, EastonReverend Michael P. Lyons
Mr. James FleischerParish of Saint Cecilia – Saint Gabriel, StamfordReverend John Connaughton
Ms. Mary Lou GrisantiSaint Andrew Parish, BridgeportReverend Milan Dimic
Mr. William HoeyThe Diocese of Bridgeport Episcopal Vicar of AdministrationDeacon Patrick Toole
Mr. Diego Louzada Jacob & Mrs. Gabriela Gomes PereiraOur Lady of Aparecida Brazilian Catholic Community, DanburyReverend Leonel S. Medeiros
Mr. David Junius & Mrs. Rosemary HysonThe Parish of Saint Catherine & Saint Agnes, Old GreenwichReverend William Platt
Mr. Marc & Mrs. Laura KavulichOur Lady of the Assumption Parish, FairfieldReverend Peter Cipriani
Mr. Thomas & Mrs. Rhiannon KeltySaint Pius X Parish, FairfieldReverend Samuel Kachuba
Ms. Maryann KnagThe Diocese of Bridgeport Institute for Catholic FormationDr. Patrick Donovan
Mrs. Mary KocsisHoly Family and Saint Emery Parish, FairfieldSean R. Kulacz
Mr. Curt KuligaDiocese of Bridgeport Episcopal Vicar of AdministrationDeacon Patrick Toole
Mrs. Denise Kurpiewski & Mr. Stanley Kurpiewski (posthumously)St. Marguerite Bourgeoys, BrookfieldReverend Shawn W. Jordan
Mr. James LandrySaint Edward the Confessor Parish, New FairfieldReverend Nick Cirillo
Mr. Jean Sylvere & Mrs. Rose LautureNotre Dame de Perpetuel Secours, StamfordReverend Guy Dormevil
Mr. William MagiSaint Lawrence Parish, SheltonReverend Ciprian Bejan
Mr. John & Mrs. Donna MannSacred Heart Parish, GreenwichReverend Mark D’Silva
Mr. Eugene McNamaraSaint Gregory the Great Parish, DanburyReverend Michael L. Dunn
Robert and Mrs. Kathleen MiazgaSacred Heart Parish, DanburyReverend Norman J. Guilbert
Mr. Donald MiddlebrookSaint Margaret Mary Parish, SheltonReverend Frank Hoffmann
Dr. Jerome & Mrs. Susan MogaHoly Trinity Parish, ShermanReverend Richard Gemza
Mr. Joao Figueiredo & Mrs. Maria Assuncao MonteiroImmaculate Heart of Mary Parish, DanburyReverend Antonio C. de Azevedo
Mr. Luis Antonio & Mrs. Victoria MorenoSaint Mary Parish, BridgeportReverend Rolando Torres
Mr. Jack & Mrs. Lisa O’MeliaSaint Jerome Parish, NorwalkReverend Rolando Torres
Mr. Jack & Mrs. Lisa O’MeliaSaint Jerome Parish, NorwalkReverend Rojin Karickal
Mr. Sylvester PecoraSaint Roch Parish, GreenwichReverend Carl McIntosh
Mr. Kenny Khanh & Mrs. Lynn Thu PhamHoly Vietnamese Martyrs, BridgeportReverend Philip Lanh Phan
Mrs. Charlene PrisinzanoSaint Mary Parish, GreenwichReverend Michael Jones
Mr. William & Mrs. Alicia RamirezSaint Charles Borromeo Parish, BridgeportReverend José Abelardo Vásquez
Reverend José Abelardo VásquezSaint Rose of Lima Parish, NewtownReverend Monsignor Robert E. Weiss
Mr. Robert SabreSaint Anthony of Padua Parish, FairfieldDr. Eleanor Sauers
Mr. Angel & Mrs. Maribel Aquino SandovalSaint Joseph and Saint Ladislaus Parish, NorwalkReverend Edicson Orozco
Mr. John E. Schmeltzer, IIISaint Michael the Archangel Parish, GreenwichReverend Ian Jeremiah
Mr. Mark & Mrs. Fran SmithSaint Theresa Parish, TrumbullReverend Brian Gannon
Mr. Joseph TrovarelliSaint Theresa School, TrumbullMr. Peter Schultz, Principal
Mr. Scott WrightSaint Catherine of Siena Parish, TrumbullReverend Joseph A. Marcello
Mr. Alan & Mrs. April YoderSaint Philip Parish, NorwalkReverend Sudhir Dsouza
Mr. Marlon & Mrs. Magaly ZepedaThe Cathedral Parish, BridgeportVery Reverend Juan Gabriel Acosta
Mr. George ZieglerSaint Joseph Parish, DanburyReverend Samuel Scott

November 6, 2021 – Saint Augustine Medal Honorees – 1:30 PM Ceremony

Medal HonoreesParishNominated By
Mrs. Beth AdamsonThe Catholic Academy of StamfordMs. Patricia Brady, Principal
Mr. Joseph & Mrs. Mary AylesOur Lady of Peace Parish, StratfordReverend Nicholas Pavia
Mr. Joseph BouffardSaint Catherine of Siena School, TrumbullMrs. Rachel Ambrosio, Principal
Mr. Dennis BoydThe Catholic Academy of BridgeportThe Catholic Academy of Bridgeport
Mr. Eric & Mrs. Betty BrennanOur Lady Star of the Sea, StamfordReverend Peter Smolik
Mr. Charles CarrollSaint Mark Parish, StratfordReverend Birenda Soreng
Mr. Geovanny ChalcoSaint Peter Parish, DanburyReverend Gregg Mecca
Mrs. Evelyn ChomortanyHoly Cross Parish, FairfieldReverend Alfred Pecaric
Mr. Michael CoppolaSaint Rose of Lima School, NewtownMr. Bardhyl Gjoka, Principal
Mr. Fred & Mrs. Meg DeCaroGreenwich Catholic School, GreenwichMrs. Rebecca Steck, Principal
Mrs. Maureen DePonteChurch of the Holy Spirit, StamfordReverend Luke P. Suarez
Mr. Frank DeRosaOur Lady of Fatima Parish, WiltonReverend Reginald Norman
Dr. Thomas & Mrs. Amber FrenchAssumption Catholic School, FairfieldMrs. Stacy Clements, Principal
Ms. Mary Bridget GaineThe Basilica of Saint John the EvangelistVery Reverend Cyprian La Pastina
Mr. Paul & Mrs. MaryAnn GleasonNotre Dame High School, FairfieldMr. Christopher Cipriano, Principal
Mr. Neal & Mrs. Linda HicksSaint Elizabeth Seton Parish, RidgefieldReverend Joseph A. Prince
Mr. Paul & Mrs. Suzanne HolkoSaint Joseph Parish, BrookfieldReverend George F. O’Neill
Mrs. Adrienne KellySaint Thomas More Parish, DarienReverend Paul G. Murphy
Mr. Michael and Mrs. Linda LisiChrist the King Parish, TrumbullReverend Terry Walsh
Mrs. Marie LoiseauSacred Heart Parish, StamfordReverend Alfonso Picone
Mr. Agustin & Mrs. Norma MaganaOur Lady of Guadalupe Parish, DanburyReverend John J. Pérez
Mr. Joseph MagrinoSaint Mary School, BethelMr. Scott Smith, Principal
Mrs. Carolina MaldonadoSaint George Parish, BridgeportReverend Alexis Moronta
Mr. Joseph & Mrs. Pam MancinelliSaint Francis of Assisi Parish, WestonReverend Augustine Nguyen
Mr. Rino & Mrs. Lita MarananSaint Mary Parish, NorwalkReverend F. John Ringley
Mr. Michael & Mrs. Katherine MarrellaOur Lady of Grace Parish, StratfordReverend Monsignor Martin P. Ryan
Ms. Lynn MarkleySaint Paul Parish, GreenwichReverend Leszek P. Szymaszek
Mr. Michael MazzuccoSaint Gregory the Great School, DanburyMrs. Suzanne Curra, Principal
Mrs. Pauline MichekSaint Thomas the Apostle Parish, NorwalkReverend Miroslaw Stachurski
Mr. Edward & Mrs. Deborah Bernard MilletteSaint Aloysius Parish, New CanaanReverend Robert M. Kinnally
Mr. Kenneth & Mrs. Mary MoonSaint Ann School, BridgeportMrs. Patricia Griffin, Principal
Mr. William & Mrs. Izabella NagleCardinal Kung Academy, StamfordDr. Alexander Miller, Principal
Mr. Liam & Mrs. Mary O’KeefeSaint Joseph School, DanburyDr. Louis Howe, Principal
Mrs. Lucy OrtizSaint Ann Parish, BridgeportReverend Elio A. Sosa
Mrs. Diana ParksSaint Andrew School, BridgeportMr. Gene Holmes, Principal
Mrs. Mary PerilleSaint James Parish, StratfordReverend Peter J. Adamski
Mr. Alexander & Mrs. Norine PigliucciSaint Mark School, StratfordMrs. Melissa Warner, Principal
Mrs. Lindsay PignitaroAll Saints Academy, NorwalkMrs. Linda Dunn, Principal
Mr. Joao & Mrs. Maria RibeiroOur Lady of Fatima Parish, BridgeportReverend Rogerio Perri
Mr. Nicholas & Mrs. Marlys RizziSaint Mary Parish, RidgefieldMonsignor Kevin Royal
Mr. Brian RussellDiocese of Bridgeport Development OfficeMr. Joseph Gallagher
Ms. Rhonda Scales-ThackerKolbe Cathedral High School, BridgeportMrs. Camille Figluizzi, Principal
Mrs. Carolyn SchlichtigImmaculate High School, DanburyMrs. Mary Maloney, Principal
Mr. John & Mrs. Shani SpechtSaint Mary Parish, BethelReverend Corey Piccinino
Mr. Jeffrey & Mrs. Laurie StefanowiczSaint Thomas Aquinas School, FairfieldDr. Patrick D. Higgins, Principal
Mr. Gaeton StellaSaint Stephen Parish, TrumbullReverend Christopher J. Samele
Mrs. Jennifer StengerSaint Aloysius School, New CanaanMr. Michael Marasco, Principal
Mr. Stephen SweeneySaint Peter School, DanburyMrs. MaryLou Torre, Principal
Mr. Stanislaw TarczynskiSaint Michael the Archangel Parish, BridgeportReverend Norbert Siwinski
Mr. Charles TollaSaint John Parish, DarienReverend Monsignor Thomas W. Powers
Mrs. Cathy TringheseHoly Name of Jesus Parish, StratfordReverend Albert G. Pinciaro
Mr. Kevin & Mrs. Laurie VallerieOur Lady of Fatima School, WiltonMrs. Mary Ann Fleming, Principal
Dr. Karl ValoisSaint Joseph High School, TrumbullMrs. Nancy DiBuono, Principal & Mr. David Klein, President
Mrs. Lynn WilcoxsonHoly Trinity Catholic Academy, SheltonMrs. Lisa Lanni, Principal
Mr. Robert & Mrs. AndreaWolfSaint Mary School, RidgefieldMrs. Anna O’Rourke, Principal

Other photos by Amy Mortensen and Brian D. Wallace