On March 31, 2019 The Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and American Heritage Girls held a Catholic Religious Recognition Ceremony at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph. The theme for the prayer service was called “Enlisting Witnesses for Jesus Christ”, and the Donnelly Family played the music. We were pleased to have Coadjutor Bishop Oscar Cantu be the main celebrant along with Deacon Richard Noack and Fr. Paul Soukup, Chaplain.
For St. Frances Cabrini Parish Scouts the following scouts made us proud:
The American Heritage Girl Scout Awards, Family of God Medal, for ages 7-9 yrs, was earned by Madeline Schussman, and I Live My Faith Medal Award for ages 9-11 yrs, was earned by Vanessa Schussman, both of AHG CA0319.
The Light of Christ program is to help the BSA Cub Scouts develop a personal relationship with Jesus. Guillermo Torres and Frederick Ibanez, Jr. of SFC Cub Scout Pack 334. The Parvuli Dei program helps youth explore a wide range of religious activities earned by Stephen Druist of SFC Cub Scout Pack 334.
The Ad Altare Dei program helps equip the middle school Scouts to take his or her place in the world as a maturing Catholic. Adrian Resayo and Robert Jackson, both of BSA Troop 390, earned this emblem. Pope Pius XII high school age program provides young people a chance to discuss with each other spiritual concerns at this stage of their life, it took over six months to earn.
John Michael of Tp 340, Daniel Barton of Tp 577, and Nicholas Metz (All SFC Alumni or next month will be!); Henry LeDeit of Tp 577, and Brett and Eric Ellison of T390 all earned this emblem. The Circle of Faith Award, having completed at least 4 religious programs, was earned by John Michael, Daniel Barton, Nicholas Metz, and Brett & Eric Ellison brothers of St. Lucy Parish.
The BSA Eagle Scout Award was earned by Michael Citrigno!
The Saint George award is the National award given by a Diocese for a recipient’s outstanding contribution to the spiritual development of Catholic youth. This was presented to Catherine Murphy for her constant leadership in BSA Tp 390 since 2013. She was trained last summer at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico as well as representing Region 11. Catherine is a long-time parishioner here at SFC, is a Lector and Extra Ordinary Minister of Communion here too. She and her husband, Stephen Murphy, are proud parents of young adults, Niamh and Christopher, also SFC Alumni.
Certificates of Appreciation were awarded to Scout Leaders: Joan Schenck, Angela Michael, Claudia Schussman and Catherine Murphy.
Congratulations to all our Scouts and Scouts and dedicated Scout Leaders!