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Our 2016 St. Augustine Medal Winners are....

...Mrs. Jacqueline Soares and Mrs. Karen A. Soares-Robinson


The Saint Augustine Medal of Service prayer service and awards ceremony will be held at Saint Augustine Cathedral, on October 27, beginning at 1 pm. A reception will follow. "The awarding of the St. Augustine Medals is a day of joy and pride for the entire diocese as we recognize the faithful service of so many parishioners," says Msgr. Jerald A. Doyle, diocesan administrator, who will present the medals. "We look forward to this day throughout the year as a special time of recognition and gratitude." Pastors, priests and deacons throughout the diocese accompany the recipients as they come forward to be presented the medal. More than 100 medals will be awarded to individuals and couples from every parish and diocesan ministries. Archbishop William E. Lori, then Bishop of Bridgeport, instituted the medal service in 2005 to recognize the "unsung heroes" who unselfishly give of their time and talents to build up parish communities. On one side of the medal is an image of Saint Augustine of Hippo, patron saint of the diocese. The reverse features the coat of arms of the diocese.