Pastors/administrators are reminded that nominations for the Order of St. Louis IX Award, which honors lay Catholics for exemplary service to the parish, are due by March 1.
The awards ceremony will take place on May 6 at 3 p.m. at St. Joseph Church, 1802 Tulane Ave., New Orleans.
Parishes of fewer than 1,000 families may nominate one parishioner, and parishes of more than 1,000 families may nominate two persons. Husband and wife are considered one nominee. The medallion may be received only once in a lifetime of service to the Archdiocese of New Orleans.
Only lay Catholics in good standing are eligible for nominations.
Nominations with full contact information should be sent no later than March 1 via e-mail to Mrs. Jonelle Foltz at the Clarion Herald at firstname.lastname@example.org; by fax to 596-3020; or by mail to Clarion Herald, 1000 Howard Avenue, Suite 400, New Orleans, LA 70113. Call 596-3036 with any questions.