Christifideles Award

Each pastor in the Archdiocese is asked to consider the main themes of the Apostolic Exhortation and, in light of that reflection, nominate a person or persons whose participation in the life of the parish most reflects those themes. The criteria for the award are:

  • The individual or individuals are to be practicing Catholics who manifest an understanding of the teachings of the Church and have been graced with a life formed in the Catholic Spiritual Tradition.
  • The individual or individuals have used their talents to deepen the life of the Church in the parish or has served the ministry of the parish in an extraordinary way.
  • The nomination for the award has been advanced by the pastor of the parish in consultation with the Parish Pastoral Council.
  • The appropriate dean and Vicar approve the nomination.

Congratulations to

2021 Christifideles Award Recipient:

Lou Storino!

The Archdiocese of Chicago instituted the Christifideles Award to celebrate the inspiring stories of faith that arise from our continued devotion to Christ.  
 
This year’s recipient of the Christifideles Award is Lou Storino.  This award is given to a parishioner whose faith is expressed within their everyday actions toward their neighbor.  The person to whom this award is given is a faith filled volunteer who goes above and beyond in regard to service of others within the parish and outside our parish walls.  Lou Storino has certainly proven worthy of this prestigious award.  Lou serves on the School Board, the Parish Pastoral Council and the Evangelization Team.  He has also volunteered as a host or helper for several seasons of Alpha.  Lou is the leader of the Men’s Spirituality Group as well.  Lou and his family attended the award ceremony last weekend at Holy Name Cathedral where he was honored for his incredible commitment to his faith.  You will see Lou and his wife Anaa and daughters, Katarina and Mariana at mass every weekend.  When you see Lou at church please be sure to congratulate him.
 
~Mary Jane Sullivan

Christifideles Award Winners from St. Josaphat Parish

2018:  Kelly Smith
 
2017:  Debra Fairfield
 
2016:  Nolan & Georgia Burke
 
2014:  Don Tebrunsel
 
2013:  Todd & Christine Frech
 
2012:  Brother Don Houde
 
2011:  John & Julie Dreixler
 
2010:  Larry & Julie Krema
 
2009:  David & Elizabeth Blinderman
 
2007:  Richard & Jana Ashbeck
 
2006:  Hans & Mona Wolf
 
2004:  Louis & Cathy Barlock