On Thursday, we are celebrating our annual recognition celebration. After Mass, we will honor Eagle of the Cross recipients, Volunteers of the Year, and Archdiocesan Awards of For God and Youth as well as Medals of Honor.
In November, we will remember the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy. What will likely be forgotten was days before that fateful trip to Dallas, JFK spoke before the annual CYO convention… where he received the For God and Youth award
Kennedy reminded the CYO’ers that our service has both a local effect as well as “for hundreds of millions of people around the globe who today without hope look to the United States. Whatever we are able to do in this; whatever success we are able to make of ourselves; whatever leadership we’re able to get; whatever demonstration we can make that a free society can function and move ahead and provide a better life for its people… All those things that we do here have their affect all around the globe.”
We recognize award winners tonight not only to thank them but to be inspired by their stories.