Dear Friends,

I would like to announce this year's recipients of the Vivere Christus Est (“To live is Christ," Philippians 1.21) Award.

In today’s world, especially with natural disasters and political unrest making headlines, many ask, “Where is God?” Bishop Serratelli reminds us that our answer, at least in part, is to be found in individuals, couples, and families who are lighting up the world with Christ’s love. Bishop Serratelli will honor some of these people - who are “manifestations of God’s compassion and love” - at this year’s Vivere Christus Est awards ceremony.

At the ceremony, the Bishop will present each honoree with a special award that acknowledges, on a diocesan level, the value and importance of the laity and expresses gratitude and appreciation to those who unselfishly give of themselves for the building of God’s Kingdom. The Vivere Christus Est Medal is given to each of the awardees.

I am pleased to announce that Catalina and Rolly Galloza are Our Lady of Mount Carmel’s recipients for this year’s award. As we wrote for the commendation, “Catalina and Rolly are outstanding examples of what it means to give oneself to the Church. Rolly volunteers his services to the Hispanic ministry as well as assists in the maintenance of all facilities comprising the OLMC campus. Catalina gives her time to assisting in the rectory office as well as to providing much needed support during events such as the Feast of OLMC and the golf outing. Their children attend OLMC School, and as a family, the love of God flows through them.”
The Vivere Christus Est award ceremony will be held on Sunday, September 8, 2019, at 3:30pm at the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Paterson, NJ. 

Congratulations to Catalina and Rolly!

Christ's Peace,
Father Daniel
δοῦλος Χριστοῦ Ἰησοῦ