St. Augustine medal award recipients

Saint Mary Parish, Bethel: Mr. Eric & Mrs. Kathleen Keener
Nominated by Reverend Corey Piccinino, Pastor

Saint Mary School, Bethel: Ms. MaryGert McCollam
Nominated by Mr. Greg Viceroy, Principal

Blessed Sacrament Parish, Bridgeport: Ms. Ina Mariano
Nominated by Reverend Joseph J. Karcsinski, Parochial Administrator

Blessed Sacrament Parish, Bridgeport: Ms. Balbina Ortiz
Nominated by Reverend Joseph J. Karcsinski, Parochial Administrator

Catholic Charities, Bridgeport: Mr. Daniel Casal
Nominated by Mr. Al Barber, President

Catholic Charities, Bridgeport: Ms. Kathy DiGiovanna
Nominated by Mr. Al Barber, President

Catholic Charities, Bridgeport: Ms. Mary Ann Murtha
Nominated by Mr. Al Barber, President

Kolbe Cathedral High School, Bridgeport: Mr. Gabriel Zayas
Nominated by Mr. Henry Rondon, Principal

Office of Development, Bridgeport: Mr. Kenn Devane
Nominated by Deacon Patrick Toole, Episcopal Delegate for Administration

Photos by Amy Mortensen

Office of Strategic & Pastoral Planning, Bridgeport: Ms. Lorrie Wesoly
Nominated by Mr. Patrick Turner, Director

Our Lady of Good Counsel Chapel, Bridgeport: Ms. Lisa Landone
Nominated by Deacon John DiTaranto, Pastoral Administrator

Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Bridgeport: Mrs. Ines Teixeira da Silva
Nominated by Reverend José B. Alves, Pastor

Saint Andrew Academy, Bridgeport: Mrs. Barbara Porter
Nominated by Mrs. Lori Wilson, Principal

Saint Andrew Parish, Bridgeport: Mr. Joseph & Mrs. Joan Leonetti
Nominated by Reverend Gene Szantyr, Pastor

Saint Ann Academy, Bridgeport: Mrs. Grace Joergensen
Nominated by Mrs. Patricia Griffin, Principal

Saint Ann Parish, Bridgeport: Mr. Andrew Seperack
Nominated by Reverend Elio A. Sosa, Pastor

Saint Augustine Academy, Bridgeport: Mrs. Maria Gountas
Nominated by Dr. Debi Boccanfuso, Principal

Saint Charles Borromeo Parish, Bridgeport: Mr. Harold & Ms. Barbara Gabianelli
Nominated by Reverend Monsignor Christopher Walsh, Parochial Administrator

Saint George Parish, Bridgeport: Mr. Bryon Lopez
Nominated by Reverend Rolando Torres, Parochial Administrator

Saint Mary Parish, Bridgeport: Mrs. Eusebia Hernandez
Nominated by Reverend Rolando Torres, Pastor

Saint Margaret Shrine, Bridgeport: Mr. Pasquale D’Ambrosio
Nominated by Reverend Giandomenico Flora, Rector

Saint Michael the Archangel Parish, Bridgeport: Ms. Teresa Stypulkowska
Nominated by Reverend Norbert M. Siwinski, O.F.M. Conv., Pastor

Saint Peter Parish, Bridgeport: Ms. Patricia Garcia
Nominated by Reverend Bernardo C. Rodriguez, Parochial Vicar

Saint Raphael Academy, Bridgeport: Mr. Jimmie Schneider
Nominated by Sister Christine Hoffner, Principal

Cyril & Methodius Parish, Bridgeport: Mr. Gregory Mikulka
Nominated by Reverend Canon Andrew Todd, ICRSS, Pastor

The Cathedral Parish, Bridgeport: Mr. Joseph & Mrs. Annette O’Neill
Nominated by Reverend Michael Novajosky, Pastor

Saint Joseph Catholic Academy, Brookfield: Mr. Jeff & Mrs. Tina Ross
Nominated by Mrs. Mary Maloney, Head of School &  Mrs. Pamela Fallon, Director of Education

Saint Joseph Parish, Brookfield: Mr. Robert Goodman
Nominated by Reverend George F. O’Neill, Pastor

Saint Joseph Parish, Brookfield: Mr. Vincent, posthumously
& Mrs. Andrea Lupo (2017 Recipients)
Nominated by Reverend George F. O’Neill, Pastor

Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys Parish, Brookfield: Mrs. Patricia Spitzfaden
Nominated by Reverend Shawn W. Cutler, Pastor

Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Danbury: Mrs. Irene Vendinha
Nominated by Reverend Jose Brito-Martins, Parochial Administrator

Immaculate High School, Danbury: Mr. Mike & Mrs. Debbie Basile
Nominated by Dr. Patrick Higgins, Principal

Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Danbury: Mr. Daniel Guachun
Nominated by Reverend John J. Perez, Pastor

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Danbury: Mr. Francis & Mrs. Sonia Kieras
Nominated by Reverend Peter J. Towsley, Pastor

Saint Gregory the Great Parish, Danbury: Mr. Roger Gavagan
Nominated by Reverend Michael Dunn, Pastor

Saint Gregory the Great School, Danbury: Mr. Joseph & Mrs. Elizabeth Muro
Nominated by Mrs. Suzanne Curra, Principal

Saint Joseph Parish, Danbury: Mrs. Antonia Stalzer
Nominated by Reverend Samuel V. Scott, Pastor

Saint Joseph School, Danbury: Mr. Matthew & Mrs. Tara Chila
Nominated by Ms. Katie LaForgia-Petrone, Principal

Saint Peter Parish, Danbury: Mr. Alvaro Tovar
Nominated by Reverend Gregg D. Mecca, Pastor

Saint Peter School, Danbury: Sister Marita Ruppe, C.S.F.N.
Nominated by Mrs. Marylou Torre, Principal

Saint John Parish, Darien: Ms. Patricia Parlette
Nominated by Reverend Frank Hoffmann, Pastor

Saint Thomas More Parish, Darien: Mrs. Patricia Catino
Nominated by Reverend Paul G. Murphy, Pastor

Notre Dame Parish, Easton: Mrs. Anne Fiyalka
Nominated by Reverend Michael P. Lyons, Pastor

Assumption Catholic School, Fairfield: Mr. Jason Adamoski
Nominated by Mr. Steven Santoli, Principal

Holy Cross Parish, Fairfield: Mr. William Sekelsky
Nominated by Reverend Alfred Pecaric, Pastor

Holy Family Parish, Fairfield: Mr. Joseph & Mrs. Marie Graziano
Nominated by Reverend Norman Guilbert, Pastor

Notre Dame High School, Fairfield: Ms. Lonnie Dervil Trotman
Nominated by Mr. Christopher Cipriano, Principal

Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Fairfield: Mr. Gregory Matera
Nominated by Reverend Peter Ciprani, Pastor

Saint Anthony of Padua Parish, Fairfield: Mr. Jeremy Redgate
Nominated by Reverend Michael A. Boccaccio, Parochial Administrator

Saint Catherine Academy, Fairfield: Mrs. Lynn Wetmore
Nominated by Mrs. Helen Burland, Executive Director & Mr. Eric Spencer, Director of Education

Saint Emery Parish, Fairfield: Mrs. Karen Adams
Nominated by Reverend Milan Dimic, Pastor

Saint Pius X Parish, Fairfield: Mr. Jack & Mrs. Paula Finnegan
Nominated by Reverend Sam Kachuba, Pastor

Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish, Fairfield: Ms. Jennifer Romano
Nominated by Reverend Victor T. Martin, Pastor

Saint Thomas Aquinas School, Fairfield: Mr. Bill & Mrs. Erin Russell
Nominated by Ms. Jo Ann Mathieson, Principal

Sacred Heart Parish, Georgetown: Mr. Stephen & Mrs. Sally Archer
Nominated by Reverend David Leopold, Pastor

Greenwich Catholic School, Greenwich: Mrs. Mary Beth Brown
Nominated by Mrs. Patrice Kopas, Principal

Sacred Heart Parish, Greenwich: Mr. Edward & Mrs. Nancy Fox
Nominated by Reverend Bose Raja Selvaraj, Pastor

Saint Agnes Parish, Greenwich: Mr. Philip Dodson
Nominated by Reverend Jim McDevitt, Pastor

Saint Mary Parish, Greenwich: Mr. Robert & Mrs. Sharon DeBold
Nominated by Reverend Cyprian P. LaPastina, Pastor

Saint Michael the Archangel Parish, Greenwich: Ms. Colette Judson
Nominated by Reverend Ian M. Jeremiah, Pastor

Saint Paul Parish, Greenwich: Mr. Joseph & Mrs. Eleanor Filanowski
Nominated by Reverend Leszek P. Szymaszek, Pastor

Saint Roch Parish, Greenwich: Mr. Paul Cappiali
Nominated by Reverend Carl D. McIntosh, Pastor

Saint Jude Parish, Monroe: Mr. Robert Frawley
Nominated by Reverend Henry Hoffman, Pastor

Saint Aloysius Parish, New Canaan: Ms. Ann Cotoia
Nominated by Reverend Robert M. Kinnally, Pastor

Saint Aloysius School, New Canaan: Mrs. Kim McNamara
Nominated by Dr. John R. Alfone, Principal

Saint Edward the Confessor Parish, New Fairfield: Mr. Martin & Mrs. Margaret Wusik
Nominated by Reverend Nick Cirillo, Pastor

Saint Rose of Lima Parish, Newtown: Mr. James & Mrs. Kelly Gerbo
Nominated by Reverend Monsignor Robert Weiss, Pastor

Saint Rose of Lima School, Newtown: Mr Paul & Mrs. Carrie Sirois
Nominated by Mr. Bardhyl Gjoka, Principal

All Saints Catholic School, Norwalk: Mr. Xavier Guzman
Nominated by Mrs. Linda Dunn, Principal

Saint Jerome Parish, Norwalk: Mrs. Ronalee Grant
Nominated by Reverend David W. Blanchfield, Pastor

Saint Joseph Parish, Norwalk: Mrs. Maria J. Serrano
Nominated by Reverend Peter F. Lenox, Pastor

Saint Ladislaus Parish, Norwalk: Mrs. Helen Kenderesi
Nominated by Reverend Juan Gabriel Acosta, Pastor

Saint Mary Parish, Norwalk: Mr. Nicholas Ward
Nominated by Reverend F. John Ringley, Pastor

Saint Matthew Parish, Norwalk: Mr. John & Mrs. Maria Bazzano
Nominated by Reverend Monsignor Walter C. Orlowski, Pastor

Saint Philip Parish, Norwalk: Mr. Ralph & Mrs. Kali DiMarco
Nominated by Reverend Sudhir DSouza, Pastor

Saint Thomas the Apostle Parish, Norwalk: Mrs. Joan Tracey
Nominated by Reverend Miroslaw Stachurski, Pastor

Saint Patrick Parish, Redding Ridge: Mr. Michael J. Handy
Nominated by Reverend Joseph Cervero, Pastor

Saint Elizabeth Seton Parish, Ridgefield: Mr. Richard & Mrs. Ellen Adamski
Nominated by Reverend Joseph A. Prince, Pastor

Saint Mary Parish, Ridgefield: Ms. Ellen Miller
Nominated by Reverend Monsignor Lawrence Bronkiewicz, Pastor

Saint Mary School, Ridgefield: Mr. Christopher & Mrs. Gina Spahn
Nominated by Mrs. Anna O’Rourke, Principal

Saint Catherine of Siena Parish, Riverside: Mr. Robert & Dr. Lisa Rooney
Nominated by Reverend Monsignor Alan F. Detscher, Pastor

Holy Trinity Catholic Academy, Shelton: Mrs. Arlene Clancy
Nominated by Mrs. Lisa Lanni, Principal

Saint Joseph Parish, Shelton: Mr. Hernane & Mrs. Dorothy Sosa
Nominated by Reverend Michael Dogali, Pastor

Saint Lawrence Parish, Huntington: Mr. Gregory Marty
Nominated by Reverend Michael K. Jones, S.T.D., Pastor

Saint Lawrence Parish, Huntington: Mrs. Micheline Hope (2017 Recipient)
Nominated by Reverend Michael K. Jones, S.T.D., Pastor

Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque Parish, Shelton: Mr. Vincent & Mrs. Laurie Ardizzone
Nominated by Reverend Ciprian Bejan, Pastor

Holy Trinity Parish, Sherman: Mrs. Jeanne Hernon
Nominated by Reverend Richard Gemza, Pastor

Catholic Academy of Stamford, Stamford: Mr. Michael J. Raduazzo
Nominated by Ms. Patricia Brady, Head of School

Trinity Catholic High School, Stamford: Mr. Joseph Maida
Nominated by Mr. Scott E. Smith, Principal

Holy Name of Jesus Parish, Stamford: Mr. Zygmunt & Mrs. Linda Zajkowski
Nominated by Reverend Pawel M. Hrebenko, Pastor

Holy Spirit Parish, Stamford: Mr. William Butler
Nominated by Reverend Monsignor Kevin Royal, Pastor

Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish, Stamford: Mr. Joseph & Mrs. Wendy Vermeer
Nominated by Reverend Peter Smolik, Pastor

Sacred Heart Parish, Stamford: Mr. Jeff & Mrs. Rose Curtis
Nominated by Reverend Alfonso Picone, Pastor

Saint Benedict-Our Lady of Montserrat Parish, Stamford: Ms. Alicia Sanchez
Nominated by Reverend Gustavo A. Falla, Pastor

Saint Mary Parish, Stamford: Mr. David & Mrs. Jane Schwartz
Nominated by Reverend Gustavo A. Falla, Pastor

Saint Bridget of Ireland Parish, Stamford: Mr. Richard & Mrs. Jane Capraro
Nominated by Reverend Ed McAuley, Pastor

Saint Cecilia Parish, Stamford: Mr. Frank Caveney
Nominated by Reverend Albert G. Pinciaro, Pastor

Saint Clement of Rome Parish, Stamford: Mrs. Mary King
Nominated by Reverend Carlos Rodrigues, Pastor

Saint Gabriel Parish, Stamford: Mrs. Italia Malagisi
Nominated by Reverend William M. Quinlan, Pastor

Saint Leo Parish, Stamford: Mrs. Judy Sarnelle
Nominated by Reverend James D. Grosso, Pastor

Saint Maurice Parish, Stamford: Mr. Barry & Mrs. Cara Denison
Nominated by Reverend Alfred A. Riendeau Jr., Pastor

The Basilica of Saint John the Evangelist, Stamford: Mr. Thomas & Mrs. Patrice Banahan
Nominated by Reverend Monsignor Stephen M. DiGiovanni, Pastor

Holy Name of Jesus Parish, Stratford: Mrs. Rose M. Bielen
Nominated by Reverend Mariusz M. Olbrys, Parochial Administrator

Our Lady of Grace Parish, Stratford: Mrs. Michelle Moore
Nominated by Reverend Monsignor Martin P. Ryan, Pastor

Our Lady of Peace Parish, Stratford: Mr. Mark & Mrs. Karen Cummings
Nominated by Reverend Nicholas S. Pavia, Pastor

Saint James Parish, Stratford: Mr. Thomas & Mrs. Virginia Rogers
Nominated by Reverend Arthur Mollenhauer, Pastor

Saint James School, Stratford: Dr. Alyson Martin
Nominated by Mr. Jack E. Lynch, Principal

Saint Mark Parish, Stratford: Mrs. Miriam Costa
Nominated by Reverend Birendra Soreng, Pastor

Saint Mark School, Stratford: Mr. Tom & Mrs. Sarah Millott
Nominated by Mr. Scott Clough, Principal

Christ the King Parish, Trumbull: Mr. George & Mrs. Catherine Ostrowski
Nominated by Reverend Terrence Walsh, Pastor

Saint Catherine of Siena Parish, Trumbull: Ms. Gloria V. Bender
Nominated by Reverend Joseph A. Marcello, Pastor

Saint Catherine of Siena School, Trumbull: Mrs. Annette DeMoura
Nominated by Ms. Eunice Giaquinto, Principal

Saint Joseph High School, Trumbull: Mr. Tom & Mrs. Mary Dineen
Nominated by Dr. William Fitzgerald, President

Saint Stephen Parish, Trumbull: Mrs. Carol Gamon
Nominated by Reverend Christopher J. Samele, Pastor

Saint Theresa Parish, Trumbull: Mr. Stephen & Mrs. Sylvia Pelak, posthumously
Nominated by Reverend Brian P. Gannon, Pastor

Saint Theresa School, Trumbull: Mr. Richard LaFrenierre
Nominated by Mr. Salvatore Vittoria, Principal

Saint Francis of Assisi Parish, Weston: Mr. Mike & Mrs. Leigh Meccay
Nominated by Reverend Jeffrey Couture, Pastor

Church of the Assumption Parish, Westport: Mr. Anthony & Mrs. Bridget Buono
Nominated by Reverend Thomas Thorne, Pastor

Saint Luke Parish, Westport: Mrs. Mary Alvarez
Nominated by Reverend Monsignor Andrew Varga, Pastor

Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Wilton: Mr. Erasmo & Mrs. Angelina Signore
Nominated by Reverend Reginald Norman, Pastor

Our Lady of Fatima School, Wilton: Mr. Declan & Mrs. Elizabeth Halpin Carbin
Nominated by Stanley T. Steele, Principal