Bishop Quarter Award and our Vicariate V Christifideles Awardees
Congratulations Marge Garbacz, on receiving the Bishop Quarter Award and our Vicariate V Christifideles Awardees
Each year, the Archdiocese of Chicago grants two kinds of awards to lay men and women for their dedication to the church and its ministries. The Bishop Quarter and Christifideles awards were conferred Oct. 7 at Holy Name Cathedral.
The Bishop Quarter Award, named for Bishop William Quarter, the first bishop of Chicago, is given each year to a layperson or married couple in each vicariate who demonstrates consistent service to the ministries of the archdiocese’s vicariates. Vicariate V Episcopal vicar’s nominate recipient.
Vicariate V: Marge Garbacz, St. Symphorosa
Garbacz has been involved at St. Symphorosa as director of religious education and pastoral associate, and she volunteers as a lector and cantor, and with the RCIA program. She has contributed to the formation of catechists in Vicariate V through her presentations about liturgy and the four pillars of formation. She now serves as chaplain for Franciscan Village in Lemont, ministering to the spiritual needs of senior citizens.
The Christifideles Award is given to Catholic laypeople who have, by participating in parish life, demonstrated the personal and ministerial renewal called for by the papal exhortation “Christifideles Laici,” calling the laity to the “vocation of responsibility for the church’s life springing from the gift and mission of their baptism.” This year’s Vicariate V recipients are listed below.
|St. Albert the Great, Burbank||Janina Galica|
|St Alexander , Palos Heights||Eric Stroner|
|St. Alphonsus||Diane Kaye|
|St. Bernadette, Evergreen Park||Elizabeth O’Connell|
|St. Catherine of Alexandria||Kathy Terborg|
|Sts. Cyril and Methodius, Lemont||Kitty L. Shannon|
|St. Damian, Oak Forest||Barbara Lakomiak|
|St. Denis||Rita Leary|
|St. Elizabeth Seton, Orland Hills||Carol and Harold Davis|
|St. Fabian, Bridgeview||Paula Kroll|
|St. Francis of Assisi, Orland Park||James Walsh|
|St. Gerald, Oak Lawn||Charles and Mary L. Keiner|
|Frances La Bella|
|St. Jane De Chantal||Ken Zaragoza|
|St. Joseph, Summit||Stan Dron|
|St. Julie Billiart, Tinley Park||Joanne Tuzik|
|St. Louis De Montfort, Oak Lawn||Cecilia M. Beyer|
|St. Michael, Orland Park||Amparo Gutierres|
|Our Lady of the Ridge, Chicago Ridge||Marianne Gillfillan|
|Our Lady of the Snows||Carmen Nelson|
|Our Lady of the Woods, Orland Park||Stephen and Kristina Kahn|
|St. Patricia, Hickory Hills||Anita Kieca|
|St. Patrick, Lemont||Richard and Linda Rybski|
|Sacred Heart, Palos Hills||Mary Loffredo|
|St. Symphorosa||Thomas and Margaret DeRose|