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Archbishop's Annual

Vatican II Awards

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. 

 

For those unable to attend the ceremony, you're invited to tune in via livestream using the following platforms:

 

Live Stream (Vimeo) Live Stream (YouTube)

 

Congratulations to our 2022 Vatican II Award Recipients

 

Service in Administration - Deacon Stan Lowe

Service to the Church - Terri Balash (Three Holy Women, Milwaukee)

Service in Communication - Catholic Community of Waukesha - Pastor and Staff

Service in the Diaconate - Deacon Steve Przedpelski 

Service in Ecumenism - Deacon Steve Kramer

Service in Education - Lauren Beckmann (St. Robert, Shorewood)

Service to Families - Eloy Contreras (St. Patrick, Racine)

Service in Liturgy - Theresa Setter (St. Mary, Kenosha) 

Service to the Missions - LeAnn Rogan 

Service to the Priesthood - Fr. Robert Fictum

Service to the Priesthood - Fr. Dick Mirsberger

Service in Society - Diane and Gary Hamilton (St. Peter the Apostle, East Troy)

John Paul II Youth Awards - E Me Na (St. Michael, Milwaukee) 

John Paul II Youth Awards - Matthew Senn (St. Gregory the Great, Milwaukee)

Past Recipients

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Service in Administration

The recipient of this award has assisted, enabled and/or enhanced the mission of the Church through exemplary performance and service in one or more of the following areas: administration, finance, human resources, buildings and grounds, or resource development.

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Service in Communication

The recipient of this award has been skilled in the use of modern means of social communication (news media, electronic and print, advertising, public relations, promotion, writing, public speaking, theatre, film).

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Service in Ecumenism

The recipient of this award has evidenced an active and intelligent part in works of ecumenism and interfaith concerns, promoting love, understanding and unity.

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Service in Education

The recipient of this award has made significant contributions to educational ministry within the archdiocese.

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Service in Liturgy

The recipient of this award has evidenced the imparting of an ever-increasing vigor to the Christian life of the faithful by careful preparation and implementation of worship services and preparation of liturgical ministers.

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Service in Society

The recipient of this award has an outstanding record of involvement in one or more of the following: direct service, advocacy, empowerment, or justice education.

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Service in the Diaconate

The recipient of this award has witnessed to the gospel value of sacrificial love in the various spheres of family, work, parish, school in addition to existing pastoral structures.

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Service in the Priesthood

The recipient of this award has a healthy sense of personal priestly identity and lives his vocation joyfully.

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Service to Families

The recipient of this award is conscious of the changing reality of the family in the world today.

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Service to the Church

The recipient of this award has advanced the mission of Christ and the growth and renewal of Church.

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Service to the Church: John Paul II Youth Award

The recipient of this award is a young Catholic (15-25) who has been involved in a significant way in one or more Church activities (e.g. educational, liturgical, pastoral, administrative).

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Service to the Missions

The recipient of this award has promoted Jesus’ mission and witnessed to God’s presence among the diverse people and cultures of the world.

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