Nominations due Monday for Catholic Service Award

MARQUETTE — The Catholic Diocese of Marquette is seeking nominations for the Legacy of Faith Catholic Service Award, with nominations due on Monday.

The award was developed to create awareness of those who show exemplary leadership and commitment to carrying out the mission of the Catholic Church in word and action. It recognizes lifetime dedication and service to the Catholic Church.

Nominees must have significant demonstrated leadership and service to the Catholic Church, their community, and beyond. The award may be given to a man or a woman, for example, a priest, deacon, woman religious or lay person.

Last year’s nominees will automatically be considered for the 2017 Catholic Service Award. It is not necessary to complete a new nomination form, but additional information can be submitted.

Award recipients will be honored at their parish during the summer or fall of 2017 and at the Bishop’s Ambassadors Dinner in October. Recipients receive an engraved medallion from the bishop as a token of gratitude and their parish will receive a $250 grant for faith formation. The U.P. Catholic Newspaper will highlight the recipients.

For additional information on the Catholic Service Award criteria and a nomination form, visit