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Parish Partners Awarded

On March 5, 2011, at the 32nd Annual Archdiocesan Social Ministry Convocation, the Parish Partnership program of the Missions Office received the International Peace and Justice Award at this year's Social Ministry Convocation. This award, presented annually, honors an individual or group who is dedicated to international peace and development. This year, the award was given to the 18 parishes of the Archdiocese of Baltimore that participate in a partnership with parishes in the Diocese of Gonaives, Haiti. They all share in this honor and hope to expand the program so that all 36 parishes in the Diocese of Gonaives may find a partner parish in our Archdiocese. The Missions Office thanks and congratulates each of the following parishes for their support and witness. The parishes recognized for their participation are:

St. Agnes, Catonsville
St. Ann, Hagerstown
St. Anthony Shrine/Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Thurmont
Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, Baltimore
St. Clare, Essex
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Crofton
St. Francis de Sales, Abingdon
St. Francis Xavier, Hunt Valley
Holy Trinity, Glen Burnie
St. Ignatius Loyola, Ijamsville
St. Isaac Jogues, Carney
St. John the Evangelist, Hydes
St. Joseph, Odenton
Church of the Nativity, Timonium
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Edgewater
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Ellicott City
Ss. Peter and Paul, Cumberland
St. Timothy, Walkersville

Here's more information on the Parish Partnership Program.

SMC award 2011

Representatives of the Parish Partnership program accepting the award presented by Bishop Denis Madden.
From left: Rachel Barron, Bishop Madden, David Williams, Gary Grey, Kathy Grey, and Jane McCaul.