It is that time of year when our Bishop, the Most Rev. Frank Caggiano, presents the St Augustine Medal of service to an individual or couple from every parish. Last year’s awardees were Dick and Jane Davis, long time parishioners who were greatly involved in the days when REACH first began. The recipients this year are much newer to the parish but also actively involved.
This year on Saturday, October 15th, the Bishop will present medals to over 90 people including our own Alex and Cornelia Sgoutas. Alex is very publicly involved in the life of the parish. Along with Joe Licek, he is co-chair of our Buildings and Grounds Team. He also is a leader in both Saturday Morning Men’s Group and our RCIA Ministry. Alex also is a key player in our Festival Committee, our raffle picnic, and our pancake breakfast. Cornelia, on the other hand, works quietly behind the scenes. She instituted and shepherds our daily Eucharistic adoration that takes place weekday afternoons from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. She also assists Sr. Agnes in caring for our liturgical environment. Cornelia is a lector and one of four daily Mass coordinators.
It is very hard to pick nominees for this award. We have so many who deserve it and who make this parish the wonderful community it is. We have enough people deserving of the award to last us into the next century.
Speaking of RCIA, last year’s group has continued to meet and we would like to invite anyone interested in being baptized or becoming Catholic to come to an ‘Inquiry Night’ on Tuesday, October 18th, at 7pm in the Resource Room. That is also the day on which Bible study will begin. This year we are doing a DVD on the psalms presented by Sr. Dianne Bergant, who was so well received last year. More details on both events to follow.