BRIDGEPORT—The Saint Augustine Medal of Service prayer service and awards ceremony will be held at St. Augustine Cathedral on Saturday, October 26, beginning at 1 pm.
Bishop Frank J. Caggiano will lead the prayer service and present medals to more than 190 recipients from parishes and ministries across the diocese.
Honorees will be recognized for their volunteer service to parishes, schools and charities throughout Fairfield County.
At last year’s ceremony, every seat in the cathedral was filled as the pastoral leaders who nominated the recipients, their friends, family and loved ones gathered to acknowledge and celebrate the honorees for their volunteer service to parishes, schools and charities throughout Fairfield County.
Bishop Caggiano addressed the medal award recipients, “You have been a force of unity and acceptance…you have been the agent to give life abundantly.”
The bishop thanked the recipients once again before the closing of the ceremony, “I am very grateful, in light of that day to come, for each and every one of you who are the honorees. Thank you for your witness, generosity, faith, courage and what you do to make God’s will real in the world.”
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: email@example.com.)