Cheverus Award Ceremony, November 2015

On November 29th of 2015, Cardinal Seán O’Malley honored 127 laypersons, deacons and religious at the annual Bishop Cheverus Award Ceremony at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. This annual ceremony, named after the Archdiocese of Boston’s first Bishop, began in 2008 as a way to honor and recognize the outstanding service of local Catholic to the Church of Boston.

The 2015 Cheverus Awards Vespers service celebrated Nov. 29, the First Sunday of Advent at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross by Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley. Pilot photo/ Gregory L. Tracy

The 2015 Cheverus Awards Vespers service celebrated Nov. 29, the First Sunday of Advent at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross by Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley. Pilot photo/ Gregory L. Tracy

The 2015 Cheverus Awards Vespers service celebrated Nov. 29, the First Sunday of Advent at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross by Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley. Pilot photo/ Gregory L. Tracy

The 2015 Cheverus Awards Vespers service celebrated Nov. 29, the First Sunday of Advent at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross by Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley. Pilot photo/ Gregory L. Tracy

Award recipients are chosen by their local Church council & Priests, whom nominate someone who has done outstanding work in their midst. The award recipients then participate in a ceremony service with Cardinal Seán O’Malley, in which he presents them with the Bishop Cheverus Award, which is a medal of recognition. During this year’s ceremony, in his Homily, Cardinal Seán O’Malley expressed his gratitude to these recipients in regards to all of their hard work and dedication to the mission of the Church.

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Cheverus Award – Photo Credit: George Martell

The 2015 Cheverus Awards Vespers service celebrated Nov. 29, the First Sunday of Advent at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross by Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley. Pilot photo/ Gregory L. Tracy

The 2015 Cheverus Awards Vespers service celebrated Nov. 29, the First Sunday of Advent at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross by Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley. Pilot photo/ Gregory L. Tracy

Among these recipients were 16 members of our Ethnic Communities whom have gone above and beyond in serving their communities.

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Cheverus Award – Photo Credit: George Martell

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Cheverus Award – Photo Credit: George Martell

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Cheverus Award – Photo Credit: George Martell

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Cheverus Award – Photo Credit: George Martell

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Cheverus Award – Photo Credit: George Martell

Following the ceremony, all were invited for a light reception at the Cathedral Hall.

For more pictures of the award ceremony please visit the Boston Pilot Gallery  and the Archdiocese of Boston Flikr page 

 

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