Yes folks, I am delayed with this but today and tomorrow I will focus on the latest in the Catholic Standard.
Most of last week's edition focused on the recipient's of the new Manifesting the Kingdom Award. These are people who have given extraordinary service to their parish or to select other organizations. Of those who have received the award, I know of two personally and they are deserving of this award. Some others, I know of because of their work such as B. Francis Saul on the Archdiocesan Finance Council (wrote about him in a previous blog).
Many of the profiles highlighted such individuals as Mr.Kurleigh Bayrd, a young man with a illness but serves Mass with faith and devotion almost every week. There is Ms. Maris Moriarty,who works as a volunteer in the Office of Priest Vocations. And a husband and wife team, the Thompson's, who volunteer at their parish. The Catholic Standard highlights many others deserving of this award.
This is one time I can say that if you haven't picked up a copy, do so and read their stories.