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Vatican II Awards

The Vatican II awards were established in 1991 to honor men and women who exemplify the Catholic Church’s vision set forth in the Second Vatican Council.

The Vatican II awards were established in 1991 to honor men, women and young adults who exemplify the Catholic Church’s vision set forth in the Second Vatican Council.

On Thursday, September 22, 2022, various individuals will receive the Archbishop’s Vatican II Award for Distinguished Service for outstanding contributions to the Church and society. A prayer service and awards ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 812 N. Jackson St., Milwaukee, followed by a dessert reception in the Cathedral Atrium. All are welcome to attend. 

 

Congratulations to our 2021 Vatican II Award Recipients

 

Service in Administration - Rick and Nickie Schmidt (St. Dominic, Brookfield)

Service to the Church - Sr. Marianne Kempa (School Sisters of Notre Dame)

Service in Communication - Portia Young (Lumen Christi, Mequon)

Service in the Diaconate - Deacon Thomas Hunt (Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Milwaukee)

Service in Ecumenism - Donna Eddy (Our Lady of Lourdes and Congregation of the Great Spirit, Milwaukee)

Service in Education - Dr. John Gallam (Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology, Franklin)

Service to Families - Rogelio “Roy” Salinas, posthumously (St. John Paul II, Milwaukee)

Service in Liturgy - Joseph Wittmann (Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Milwaukee)

Service to the Missions - Reine Assana (Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology, Franklin)

Service to the Priesthood - Fr. Michael Strachota (St. Joan of Arc, Nashotah and St. Catherine, Mapleton)

Service to the Priesthood - Fr. Robert Bales (Senior Priest, West Bend)

Service in Society - Michael Bloedorn (St. Frances Cabrini, West Bend)

John Paul II Youth Awards - Augustin Khey (St. Michael Catholic Church, Milwaukee)

John Paul II Youth Awards - Dulce Contreras (St. Richard Congregation, Racine)

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