In 1986 the Fr. Juan Perez Award was established to honor and pay tribute to a priest from the Northern, Central and Southern California Region for their outstanding contribution to our faith formation, brotherhood, church and order
Fr. Juan Perez was the chaplain for the expedition of Christopher Columbus. He demonstrated great courage and sacrifice to bring the Gospel to the Americas as Christopher Columbus’ Chaplain. Our Order today has many priests who exhibit these qualities in their pastoral role in our order and church.
This award presents a great opportunity for your council or assembly to recognize those contributions that your chaplain, friar or other priest has made to your council, assembly or to the order during the 2017-2018 Columbian Year.
Without their participation in our fraternal order we would cease to grow spiritually or in members.
One recipient from the Northern, Central and Southern California region will be recognized and receive this prestigious award at the State Convention.
- Every council and assembly has the privilege to nominate a priest or bishop that has demonstrated the qualities of Fr. Juan Perez through their service to your council, assembly or Our Fraternal Order.
- An official form must be submitted from each council or assembly to the State Chairman. He must receive this form by April 2, 2018.
- The State Committee will review the applications and the Fr. Juan Perez Award will be given out to the three recipients at the State Convention.
Qualifications are stated on the forms and careful consideration should be given by each council or assembly prior to submission to the Fr. Juan Perez Award Committee.
Questions can be addressed to
John D.Bertrand: Father Juan Perez Award Chairman, firstname.lastname@example.org
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