Thursday, December 21, 2000
The Southern Cross, Page 7
In addition to the newly-instituted Bishop Gartland Award for serv
ice to the diocese (see The Southern Cross, November 23), the Pro
Ecclesia et Pontifice Medal, granted by Pope John Paul II, for service
to the Church and to the Pope, was presented at the first Awards
Mass, celebrated on December 3 at the Cathedral of Saint John the
Baptist to six members of the diocesan family. Above: One person
received both awards: Sister Mary Edward Cassidy, RSM, of Macon.
Right: Bishop Boland asks God’s blessings on the recipients.
Photos by Jonas N. Jordan.
Papal medals presented at Awards Mass
Above: Ray Crowley receives the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice
medal for his services to Saint Anne’s Middle School,
Pacelli High School and Saint Francis Hospital, Columbus.
Left: Also receiving the papal honor were (clockwise from
upper left): Dwight Carver, for his administration of
Catholic Social Services, Valdosta; John Holloran, for his
service to the Augusta Deanery; William E. Schmitt, one
of the founders of Ambassadors for Catholic Education in
Savannah; and Timothy Mirshak, ©Iso for service to the