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Saint Vincent's Home 20th Annual Mission Awards

2017 Mission Award Receipients

2017 Mission Award Receipients


~An Event Honoring Staff~

On Wednesday, October 17th, Saint Vincent’s held its 20th Annual Mission Awards Celebration in recognition of employees who have made a significant contribution to children, youth and families in their various roles within Saint Vincent’s. The recipients, Dr. Donald Bigwood, D.O.; Tiffany DiLorenzo; Fallon Jean-Gilles; Lexie Ludovici; Paul Stoltz; Kelli Williams; Charlie Zrike; and the IT Team, Kevin Baez and Tom Kelly received Mission Awards from Most Reverend Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fall River and Chairman of the Board of Saint Vincent’s, and Jack Weldon, Saint Vincent’s Executive Director.

The Mission Award program was introduced to Saint Vincent’s Home in 1997 by the former Mission Coordinator, Sister Catherine Donovan.  Sister Cathy had a strong desire to acknowledge, honor and highlight the works of the staff members who were bringing Saint Vincent’s Mission to life in their daily work and personal life.  Her hope was to highlight their good works while encouraging everyone else to deepen their commitment to live the Saint Vincent’s Mission of “Giving Children and Families In Need What They Need Most”. 

Since the program’s inception, staff members are asked annually to nominate fellow employees who have made a significant contribution to improving  the lives of children, youth and families in their various roles within Saint Vincent’s.  The current Director of Pastoral Care, Sister Elaine Marchand, now coordinates the event as Saint Vincent’s celebrated twenty years of honoring staff who bring caring and vitality to their work in achieving our Mission.  Over those twenty years, 107 individuals and 7 teams have been honored with the Award. 

All nominations are considered by a peer-review committee and Award recipients are publicly honored, acknowledged and thanked for their dedication and commitment to helping the children and families we serve in countless ways while fulfilling the Mission of Saint Vincent’s

We honored seven individuals and one team who have been selected by the review committee and represent a cross section of our inter-disciplinary team. Each honoree has extended him/herself to live and invigorate our Mission by bringing it to life in their work each day.  None of them has sought recognition, but each of them- in their own distinct ways- has had a profound effect on the quality of care we provide as an agency and as an interdisciplinary team.  Each honoree has embraced and honored the sacred trust, which we have been given by those

we serve, with the mandate to Give Children and Families in Need What They Need Most. The

Saint  Vincent’s Home Mission becomes real at the point of action and each of our honorees has demonstrated a belief in, and a commitment to, our Mission.

20th Annual Mission Awards

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