This new award offered by the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership is designed to:
- Highlight and celebrate extraordinary achievement occurring in parishes (or parish clusters) in the ministries of evangelization and catechesis.
- Share successful initiatives that may benefit other parishes.
- Encourage continued creative innovation in parish catechetical and evangelization efforts.
- Reflect the spirit of the “new evangelization” promulgated by Pope John Paul II and the General/National Directories for Catechesis.
Award Criteria: The parish ministry initiative must exhibit
- a strong catechetical and/or evangelization dimension;
- innovative qualities;
- a history or track record of at least three years;
- a demonstrated record of effectiveness;
- fidelity to Scripture and Church teaching.
NOMINATIONS WILL OPEN IN 2019. DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS WILL BE MARCH 1, 2019.