For 80 years of distinguished service to the Parish Holy Trinity, Granville, as a passionate member of the Legion of Mary, visitation to the sick and elderly, assisting with recording the parish history and organising events to promote community spirit. Darley passed away a few weeks ago and her award is being received by her nephew Gerard Pearson.
For unfailing service to the parish of St John XXIII, Glenwood-Stanhope Gardens as Sacristan, Welcomer and Counsellor, RCIA Sponsor, training ‘novice’ sacristans, Senior Server and Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist. For past service to the Parishes of Granville supporting immigrants and organising socials.
For long standing service to the parish of Our Lady of the Way, Emu Plains as a member of the Parish Pastoral Council, Parish Finance Committee, Honorary Parish Accountant and Financial Manager, in Ministry of the word and volunteering for church projects.
For her dedication and commitment to the Sacramental Programme at the parish of St Madeleine Sophie Barat's, Kenthurst, preparing children and their parents for the Sacraments, serving on the Parish Council and in ministry as Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist.
Aleki Fa'amausili Ailua
For his long standing service to the Parish of St Oliver Plunkett's, Harris Park, and the Samoan Community, in serving as Sacristan and Acolyte, maintaining the church and grounds and communicating with his Samoan Community organising their involvement in the Parish.
For constant dedicated service to the Parish of St Bernadette’s, Castle Hill, as a member of the Finance Committee overseeing parish maintainence, diligently project managing the reconstruction and refurbishment of the church after the ceiling collapsed in 2013.
For her tireless commitment to Diocese of Parramatta as Communications Manager, managing the communication needs of the Bishop and Diocese, and using her journalistic talent as Editor of the award winning Catholic Outlook.
For long and distinguished service to the parish of Holy Family, Mt Druitt in commitment to the Schoenstatt Movement, being instrumental in bringing about the Pilgrims’ Mass at Mt Shoenenstatt, ministering to the sick and elderly, and assisting as Sacristan at weekday Masses.
For diligent service to St Vincent de Paul for over 30 years holding position of Secretary and Treasurer, participating in the music ministry at Holy Trinity Parish, Granville, and great involvement in the primary school and secondary school operations and responsibilities.
For long-standing commitment in St Vincent de Paul, serving as President, caring for Indigenous Australians, migrants and refugees in the Parish of St Oliver Plunkett's, Harris Park, and assisting the elderly.
From the Parish of St Michael's, Baulkham Hills, for her diligence with the St Michael’s Supported Accommodation Programme, showing compassion to all involved, working with various community groups promoting anti-violence towards women, and volunteering in many other community and sporting groups.
For her commitment to the parish of Our Lady Queen of Peace, Greystanes. As Receptionist, going above and beyond to support the parish. Being involved in many aspects of Parish life including Bereavement Support Group, Catechist, Sacramental Process and Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist.
For being an intrinsic member of the parish of St Aidan's, Rooty Hill, through her works as Parish Secretary. Doing more than record keeping, personally assisting with rosters, and any additional duties, giving of her own time to ensure exceptional results.
For her significant contribution to the spiritual welfare, formation and educations of the students in the Diocese of Parramatta for more than 34 year of service to Education, especially as Principal of Catherine McAuley Westmead. For service as Director of Mercy Works Inc, works with Sister of Mercy and contributions to the Parish of St Patricks Cathedral, Parramatta.
For her tireless work for numerous charities, including Fr Chis Riley Street Kids, RPA Liver Transplant Unit and Uplift Foundation, raising funds to assist various needs in the parish of St Madeleine Sophie Barat's, Kenthurst, and abroad. She embodies the spirit of Mary MacKillop in our community.
Dorothy & Gustaw Kaster
For their long-standing and unwavering support to the parish of St Andrew the Apostle's, Marayong, assisting in all ministries and groups, as members of St Vincent de Paul, and assisting with the maintenance of the parish, and support of the previous Parish Priest after his retirement.
For unabating service to the Diocese of Parramatta, and the National Liturgical Council, assisting in establishing a fund to rebuild the Cathedral, as personal assistant to the Director of Liturgy, organising fund raising shopping trips, and in her current role as Journalist for Catholic Outlook.
Br Julian Liddiard OH
For his outstanding service to the Diocese of Parramatta through hospital administration with the Wentworth Area Health Board, ensuring their governance did not disadvantage Catholics especially in the Windsor Hospital.
For his active service to finance committee in various parishes of the Diocese and most recently to the parish of Our Lady of the Rosary, St Mary's, as acolyte, the behind-the-scenes helping hand, for tireless commitment to the aged as a member of the Board of Southern Cross homes.
Sr Venera Nicolosi OSU
For meritorious works in the Diocese of Parramatta and the Parish of St John XXIII, Glenwood-Stanhope Gardens as teacher and principal, nurturing budding talents, mentoring teachers, volunteering with the St Vincent de Paul’s night patrol van, a volunteer with “KOW- Kairos Outside the Walls” supporting family and friends of those in prison, establishing the Mary MacKillop Baseball Club.
For distinguished and long-serving contributions to the Parish of Our Lady Queen of Peace, Greystanes, as a member of the Parish Finance committee, senior server, parish manager, Master of Ceremonies, assistant Master of Ceremonies for the Diocese, honorary accountant to the charitable foundation of ARS MUSICA AUSTRALIS - raising and distributing over one million dollars to charitable causes.
For tireless commitment to the parish St Madeleine Sophie Barat's, Kenthurst, ensuring the success of the Country Fair, actively participating in all aspects of parish life as liturgy reader, extraordinary minister of the Eucharist, member of subcommittee for the new church construction.
For many years of loyal service to the parish of St Oliver Plunkett's, Harris Park, as Minister of the Eucharist, an Acolyte, leading Tuesday Evening Novenas, running stations of the cross during Lent, tending to the church before and after Sunday Mass, assisting with fund raising activities and general maintenance.
For 47 years of service to St Patricks Cathedral Parish as Lector, Extraordinary Minister of Eucharist, prayer group leader, helping during the difficulties that followed fire, member of the Parish council, finance committee. Involved in many activities in the parish.
For generous dedication to the parish Our Lady of the Way Emu Plains as Extraordinary Minister of Eucharist, ministering to the Sick and confined, using her teaching talents to assist with RCIA and Catechist in both Primary and Secondary Schools and being actively involved in St Vincent de Paul. Helping educate young people in trouble.
For continual dedication to the Parish of St Anthony of Padua, Toongabbie, encouraging those around her, 43 years as a Catehchist in State schools, taking SRE at Girraween High School, a Member in RICA, Extraordinary Minister of Eucharist and long-time supporter of Fr Eugene Szondi’s “Divine Inspirations”.
For enthusiastic assistance in all aspects of the community life in the Parish of St Madeleine Sophie Barat's, Kenthurst, dedicated to fundraising, the Country Fair and sacramental preparation for the children of the Parish, for whom she is a wonderful role model.
For her tireless work for the Parish of Our Lady Queen of Peace, Greystanes, as Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, Reader, assisting with all working bees and fundraisers, outstanding leadership to the youth providing guidance and advice, and a volunteer with Marist Youth.Go to Papal Awards & Diocesan Medals of Honour 2014 Photo Gallery
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