Neil Parent Receives the 2019 Distinguished Service Award

Libby MahowaldFeatured, News

Garden Grove, CA, 5/22/19 – Neil Parent has been awarded the 2019 NCCL Distinguished Service Award. This award honors someone who has worked in catechetical ministry a good number of years, has labored in the field with dedication and enthusiasm, has made a substantial contribution to the ministry and to the people they serve, and has labored tirelessly, willingly, and effectively for the sake of the Gospel without any thought of recognition – an “unsung catechetical hero.”

Through intentional discernment, prayerful dialogue, and reflection, Neil was chosen. He has been selected for his many years in catechesis helping individuals and communities encounter the Good News of Jesus, especially through his leadership with the USCCB and NCCL and his books and articles which helped bring adult religious education to the forefront of Catholic catechetics.