We are pleased to continue the tradition of the Diocese of Sacramento Marello Leadership Awards! Named for St. Joseph Marello and presented as a partnership program between the Diocese of Sacramento and the Marello Youth Retreat Center, these special accolades strive to recognize exemplary youth and young adult leaders and programs.
The 2012 awards were presented at the 10th Anniversary Gala event for Marello Youth Retreat Center on October 20, 2012. Appropriately, the event theme was Anchored Firmly...an important dual significance as these awards were presented to individuals and programs who aim to "anchor" youth and young adults firmly in their faith. Bishop Emeritus William K. Weigand presented the awards with Kevin Staszkow, Director of Evangelization and Catechesis for the Diocese of Sacramento.
The 2012 recipients were:
Rhyan and Danielle Ramirez - Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, Fairfield
Mary and Patrick Maguire - St. Joseph Marello Parish, Granite Bay
Dan & Lisa Nollette - St. Joseph Marello Parish, Granite Bay
Juan Carlos Paredes - Radio Santísimo Sacramento
Scroll down to view past recipients!
Awarded at Marello Youth Retreat Center on Saturday, June 5, 2010
Marello Award for Leadership in Ministry
This award recognizes exemplary leadership in ministry by a young adult age 21-29. Nominees must be practicing Catholics, active parish members, and involved as volunteer leaders in either a parishbased ministry (RCIA team, parish council, youth ministry leader, retreat leader, choir director, liturgy committee leadership, catechist) or in a lay movement (i.e. Couples for Christ, Cursillo, etc.)
Edgar Cervantes, Holy Rosary, Woodland
Adriel Cruz, St. Joseph, Elk Grove
Ian Emperador, St. Catherine, Vallejo
Jason Handcock, Holy Family, Citrus Heights
Gerri Liberty, Newman Catholic Community, Sacramento
Marello Award for Youth & Young Adult Ministry
This award recognizes an individual that has served in a leadership capacity in youth and/or young adult ministry. Nominees should have demonstrated excellence in youth ministry in the Spirit of the US Bishops' documents "Renewing the Vision" and "Sons & Daughters of the Light" and the Diocesan Synod recommendations. Nominees must currently serve the church as a coordinator/director or leader of youth or young adult ministry in either a parish-based ministry or movement.
Victor Alvarez, Holy Family, Citrus Heights
Eva Delgado, St. Christopher, Galt
Jeffrey Lapitan, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Fairfield
Christine Ledesma, St. Anthony, Sacramento
Flora Rutaganira, St. James, Davis
2009 Marello Leadership Awards
Seven recipients of the Marello Award for Leadership in Ministry
Marello Award for Youth and Young Adult Ministry
Mary D’ Acquisto