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Parish Service Awards

St. Josaphat's Feast Day is on November 12th every year. You can read more about St. Josaphat here.
Every year we celebrate St. Josaphat's Feast Day at the Sunday 10am Mass (if November 12th is not a Sunday, we celebrate the Sunday immediately following November 12th). We present the St. Josaphat Parish Service Awards to parishioners who have been giving outstanding and generous service through a parish ministry or parish-related volunteer activity. St. Josaphat was all about bringing greater unity among Christians. He was a Martyr who believed in uniting everyone to Christ. This feast is a perfect time to show our appreciation to parishioners who have strived to show that unity through their service to our parish.

About the Parish Service Awards

Awards are given in the areas of Youth Ministry, Education, Human Concerns, Parish Life, Prayer & Worship, and Lifetime Service. Qualifications are that the nominee:
  • Must be a parishioner (staff & employees are not eligible)
  • Must not have already received that particular award - refer to the "Awards by Last Name" list
  • Once a parishioner receives a Lifetime Award, they have reached the pinnacle of St. Josaphat Awards and are not eligible for further awards.
Please consider any parishioner you feel should be recognized for his or her outstanding service to the parish and let us know why.

Lifetime award is given to a volunteer who embodies the overall unity of our parish.  It is a person of deep faith and commitment to our parish in many areas of parish life.
Prayer and Worship is awarded to our parish volunteers who help bring our weekly liturgies alive by their committed involvement.
Human Concerns is an area of parish life that reaches beyond our parish doors and out to our community.
Evangelization is for those volunteers who truly reach out to others to bring them into closer relationship with Jesus.
Education award goes to a parishioner who teaches by example through their own commitment to their faith.
Youth award is presented to youth from our parish who help us show the youth of our parish what it means to be connected with a community of believers.


You can nominate someone for a Parish Service Award any time throughout the year! The deadline for Service Award Nominations is October 31st each year. Nominations received after October 31st will be considered for the following year.

Award Recipients

Below is a list of our most current Parish Service Award recipients. Our deep gratitude and appreciation is expressed to these parishioners, and all those who make St. Josaphat the parish that it is.


Jim Klatt
Prayer & Worship
Edidiong Kaminska
Human Concerns
Jena Valdetero, Elisa Giacomelli, Liz Gonzalez

Parish Life
Kris Kause
John & Ashley Medio

Grace O'Neil
Lifetime: Jean Bystedt, Meredith O'Neil

Prayer & Worship: Joseph Scheidler

Human Concerns: Jennifer Magyar-Marlowe
Parish Life: Michael Miller

Education:  Matthew Turner
Youth: Josephine Zupko


Lifetime: Patrick & Lisa Koehl, Jim Maciejewski

Prayer & Worship: Molly Korsch, Elliott Musial

Human Concerns: Juliette Cwiok

Parish Life: Brian Kelly, Jennifer Kueker, Magda Marzec, Helaine Renz, Katie Word

Education: Katrina Lemme, Emily Skafish

Youth: Teddy Koehl, John Paul Koehl, Michael Marafino, Shane Vaughan


Lifetime: Mike Sreenan & Michelle Knight, Lou Storino, Faye Shillair, Heather Dunkel

Prayer & Worship: Diana McCartney, Teri Emerson, Ellen Romer-Niemiec, Hope Zelmer, Charles & Lindsay Phelps 

Human Concerns: Officer Thomas Baker, Kris Kause, Susan McDermott, Christine Burkett, JoAnn Coli, Laura Burstein


Parish Life: Jim Klatt, Jim Malooly, Christine Burkett, Jean Bystedt, Tom Bransfield, Molly Korsch 

Education: Rebecca Tenuta, Megan Leahy, Michaela Moulder 

Youth: Sean Anderson, Julia York, Grace Collins, Jack Hoste


Lifetime: Brian Oleszczuk

Prayer & Worship: Mike and Donna Sims

Human Concerns: Jim Maciejewski, Michael Sreenan, Lou Storino

Parish Life: Maja Barretto, Trisha Brooks, Shirley Fay, Karen Gerstner, Kelly Lobaugh, John Marafino, Kim Nugent

Education: Maria Frech

Youth: Lara Fairfield, Max Lobaugh, Emma Polt, Caroline York


Lifetime: Sue Fedea, Elizabeth Duryea

Prayer & Worship: Kevin Vaughan, Jen Ryan, Olyvia Flanders, Maddie French, Natalie Milkie, Breanna Gonzalez, Anabella VanKempen, Grace Collins, Hailey Luick, Alexa Smith, Noah Karow, Elizabeth Martin, Kathryn MacGlashan, Gia Johnson, Joey DelPreto, Elizabeth Unger, Charley Grant, Cameron Pukala, Gregg Rzepczynski

Human Concerns: Kim Nugent, Maureen Shanley

Parish Life: John McEnaney

Education: Kate Martin, Sylvia Bonilla-Kochanski, Michele Marsella, Betsy Ivancsits, Kate Wythers

Youth: Grace McSorley


Lifetime: Nolan & Georgia Burke, Mary Gallo, Joe & Linda Keller

Prayer & Worship: Colin Corum, William Frech, Maddie French, Charlie Grant, Natalie Milkie, Cameron Pukala, Lou Storino

Human Concerns: Jeff & Judy Lovero, Kelly Smith, Chris Stefani

Parish Life: Ali Hoste, Katy Murray, Jennifer Seuring, Faye Shillair

Education: Heather Dunkel, Emma Rios, Kristan Vaughan

Youth: Jonathan Cattan, Jenna Dreixler


Lifetime: Dreixler Family and McKinney Family

Prayer and Worship: Anderson Family, Sue Merten, and Bill Rose

Human Concerns: Mary Powell

Parish Life: Kristan Vaughan and Jim Gramata

Education: Sal and Lani Sanchez, Leah Gray, Alice Driscoll, Laura Burstein, Brad Vesprini, and Lisa Steele

Youth: Chris Rogul


Lifetime: Kate & Michael York, Kristie FrenchY

Prayer & Worship: Don McKay

Human Concerns: Julie Polt, Sonia Avendano, Patricia Walls, Alana Laurie

Parish Life: Mark Peterson, Mary Gallo, Georgia & Nolan Burke, Chris Jaeger, Sue Fedea

Education: Meredith O'Neil, Caryn Del Preto, Elizabeth Duryea, Heather Cain, Michelle Daut, Tracy Biskner, Emily Baby 

Youth: Grace McDermott


Lifetime: Bridget Dougherty, Kelly Smith, Mary Lee Corrigan, Kate Steimel, Margo & Ira Bey, Debra Fairfield

Prayer & Worship: Joe Aschenbrenner, James Maciejewski, Meredith O’Neil, Robin Toomey Kearns

Human Concerns: Kelly Gilman-Lobaugh & Steve Lobaugh

Parish Life: Jay & Jessica Janicki, Joe Keller

Education: Carrie LaHood, Tonya Milkie, Chris Jaeger, Dan O’Donnell

Youth: Jonathon Marek



Lifetime: Cheryl LeeVan, Tina Smat, Charlene Herda, Agustin & Nancy Velarde, Amy Cascarano, Jeff & Judy Lovero

Prayer & Worship: Valerie McKinney, Erin Shields

Human Concerns: Jean Bystedt, Tracy Biskner

Parish Life: Lilija Gelazis, Barry Sylvester, Roger McCarron, Brian Polt

Education: Carrie LaHood, Kristie French, Diane Kollath, Peggy O’Brien

Youth: (No candidates this year)


Lifetime: Cheryl LeeVan, Tina Smat, Charlene Herda, Agustin & Nancy Velarde, Amy Cascarano, Jeff & Judy Lovero

Prayer & Worship: Valerie McKinney, Erin Shields

Human Concerns: Jean Bystedt, Tracy Biskner

Parish Life: Lilija Gelazis, Barry Sylvester, Roger McCarron, Brian Polt

Education: Carrie LaHood, Kristie French, Diane Kollath, Peggy O’Brien

Youth: (No candidates this year)


Lifetime: Mona & Hans Wolff, Barry & Olivia Ward, Christine & Todd Frech

Prayer & Worship: Mary Bradley, Adam Cody

Human Concerns: Heather Oakes

Parish Life: Debra Fairfield, Donald Rio McNichols

Education: John Dreixler, Shannon Dolendi, Beth Schenck, Kate York, Jennifer Miller, Chris DeMent, Reggie Treadwell

Youth: Natalie & Jordan Graham, Kyle Tennant


Lifetime Award: Heidie Maslo-Wolfe, Amber Rychetsky, Bridget Dougherty, Don Tenbrunsel, Chris & Kathie Monley, Judith Lauth & Pat Casey

Prayer and Worship: Mary Kate Jezuit, Kyle Tenant, Chris, Emilio and Mary Flores, Bill Stover, Hector Loya, Mona Ramo

Human Concerns: Ann Clancy and her niece Cate Kinder

Parish Life: Alison Kulisek, Tracy Lux, Katie Groff, Renee O’Donnell, Michele Stoessel, Charlene Herda, Valeria & Mark McKinney, Carrie LaHood

Education: Joe & Taryn Kucala, Carolyn Pici, Kelly Smith, Vivian Alden, Dawn Van Kempen, Paula Affolter, Amy Cascarano

Youth: Shae Ramos, Jillian Dreixler


Lifetime: Keith Morgan, Cathy & Lou Barlock

Prayer & Worship: Sheila Harding, Mary Gallo, Brian Oleszcuk, Ron Dickson, Marylou (Lou) Marek

Human Concerns: Roseann & Andy Mazzanti, Don Tenbrunsel

Parish Life: Gina & Michael Hortatsos, Cindy Kujawa, Eileen & Eric Wagner, Lisa & Patrick Koehl, Lisa Kanafax & Dennis Stefancic

Education: Jim Eberle, Judy Lovero, Charles Bernardini

Youth: Trent Martin


Lifetime Award: Jana & Richard Ashbeck, Jean & Ross Cali, Mary Hayes, Sue & Bill Merten, Tim & Mary Ann Quinn, Pat & Terry Pawlowski, Mamie Yates

Prayer and Worship: Nancy Gerstad, Aaron Seret

Human Concerns: Amber Rychetsky

Parish Life: MaryAnn & Ray Genellie, John & Pat McGowan, Erin Shields

Education: Mary Lee Corrigan, Susan McDermott, Cathleen Bottini, Bridget Dougherty

Youth: Chris Flores, Jillian Dreixler


Lifetime Award: David & Elizabeth Blinderman, Scott & Kelly Dowling, John & Julie Dreixler, Tom & Kelly Geary, Phil & Tammy Gianfortune, Brother Don Houde, Al Mittler, Ted & Joanne Najgebauer, Christine Tamani

Prayer and Worship: David Keene, John & Arlene Norsym, Kate Steimel

Human Concerns: Wendy Koller-McGill & Renee McGowan

Parish Life: Ira & Margo Bey, Christine Frech, Larry & Julie Krema, Kurt & Kate Martin, Heidie & Phil Wolfe

Education: Shannon Cattan, Mary Drill-Hermanek, Karin O'Connor

Youth: Cordelia Bella, James Keene