Catholic Service Awards

Developed in the spirit of Legacy of Faith to preserve and foster the Catholic faith in the Upper Peninsula, the Catholic Service Award annually recognizes lifetime dedication and service to the Church. Click here to view a list of all past recipients!

Nominate someone today! Nomination forms due annually by May 1st..

2020

David Guenther of St. Paul, Negaunee pictured with Father Larry Van Damme. Click here to watch this short video celebrating Dave’s service!

2017

(L) Judith Boyle of St. Michael, Marquette & (R) Rev. Joseph Gouin of American Martyrs, Kingsford. Click here to learn more.

2014

2014 (L) Bernadette Parker of Holy Name of Mary, Sault Ste. Marie & (R) Roger Irie of St. Francis de Sales, Manistique. Click here to learn more.

2011

(L) Judy Bynoe of St. Anne, Mackinac Island & (R) Rev. Louis Bracket of St. Sebastian, Bessemer. Click here to learn more.

2008

(L) Sr. Ludmilla Gramann, OSF of St. Michael, Marquette & Robert St. Louis of St. Mary Queen of Peace, Kingsford, awarded posthumously & accepted by his wife, (R) Peggy St. Louis. Click here to learn more.

2019

Sandy & Bob Jurkovich, Sally Luft and Doreen Parker pictured with Bishop John at the Bishop’s Ambassador Event. Click here to learn more.

2016

(L) Dcn. John Cadeau of Most Holy Name of Jesus/St. Kateri, Assinins & (R) Janet Pattan of St. Joseph, Perkins. Click here to learn more.

2013

(L) Josie Benoit of St. Joseph, Sault Ste. Marie & posthumously to (R) Lawrence Chouinard Sr. of Holy Family, Gladstone. Click here to learn more.

2010

(L) Irene Framarin of St. John Neumann, Hermansville & (R) Dcn. Terry Saunders of St. Anne, Escanaba. Both recipients are pictured with then Bishop of Marquette, Most Rev. Alexander Sample. Click here to learn more.

2007

(L) Virgel “Bud” Winter of St. John the Baptist, Garden & (R) awarded posthumously to Dr. Louis Guy of Sacred Heart, L’Anse. Click here to learn more.

2018

(L) Barbara Edwards of Sacred Heart, L’Anse & (R) Cathy Kroll and Michael Prokopowicz of St. Anthony, Gwinn. Click here to learn more.

2015

(L) James Newnum of Holy Redeemer, Menominee & (R) Rudolph Schmitt of Sacred Heart, Calumet. Click here to learn more.

2012

(L) Edna Hocking of St. Anthony, Gwinn & (R) Michael Decet of St. Rita, Trenary. Click here to learn more.

2009

(L) Laurie Swanson of Holy Name of Mary, Sault Ste. Marie & (R) Ralph & June Izzo of St. Mary & St. Joseph, Iron Mountain. Pictured with then Bishop of Marquette, Most Rev. Alexander Sample. Click here to learn more.

2006

2006 – First Catholic Service Award Winner! Dr. John Beaumier of St. Joseph & St. Patrick, Escanaba. Presented by then Bishop of Marquette, Most Rev. James Garland. Click here to learn more.