On November 3rd, 29 high school teens and their families from around the diocese gathered at the Santa Clara Convention Center for the 3rd Annual “Saints in the City” Recognition Banquet. This was an opportunity for all the leaders of the DSJ Youth and Young Adults Office to honor young disciples who have carried the torch of discipleship with faith, hope and charity. Each parish and high school selected one youth as their 2017 honoree who will receive one of four Saint’s award.
The Saints in the City Banquet is an opportunity for all of the leaders of the Diocese of San Jose to honor our youth who have carried the torch of discipleship with fearless faith, enduring hope and bountiful charity.
Each parish and high school selects one youth as their 2017 honoree. We recognize each of these young heroes and honor their commitment to the Great Commission and their eager response to the New Evangelization at the November banquet.
The Saint Francis of Assisi Award was presented to Max Marvin, a senior at Bellarmine College Prep. This award honors those who possess a spirit of the joy of the Gospel and evangelize their community. Max has be participating in the “Children’s Liturgy of the Word” (CLOW for short) at St. Frances Cabrini where he began as a catechist in 2013. Congratulations, Max!
Saint Francis of Assisi astounded and inspired the Church by taking the gospel literally, following all that Jesus said and did, joyfully, without limit and without a sense of self-importance. The heart of his spirituality: living the gospel life, summed up in the charity of Jesus and perfectly expressed in the Eucharist. The Saint Francis of Assisi Award honors the young saints who possess a spirit of apostolic outreach. They witness with the joy of the gospel and evangelize their community fearlessly.