PARSIPPANY On Sunday, March 1, Bishop Serratelli presided over the annual combined Boy Scout and Girl Scout Sunday Mass in St. Peter the Apostle Church here, where he presented Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts with religious awards and special Girl Scout recognitions for girl scouts and adult leaders and an award for a Boy Scout troop.
The bishop handed out the following religious awards to the Girl Scouts: Family of God, I Live My Faith, the Marian Medal and Spirit Alive. The Boy Scouts received: the Light of Christ Award, Parvuli Dei (“Children of God”) emblem, the Ad Altare Dei (“To the Altar of God”) medal, the Pope Pius XII medal and the Pillars of Faith award. He also gave out Unit 3 Recognitions for Girls and Adult Leaders and the Elizabeth Ann Seton adult leader recognition for the Girl Scouts and the Paul VI National Unit Award to a Hawthorne Boy Scout troop.
Family of God
The Family of God program is the official religious recognition program of the Catholic Church in the U.S. This program is offered to girls, ages 7 to 9, enrolled in Girl Scouting. The purpose of the Family of God program is to help girls discover the presence of God in their daily lives as members of their family and their parish.
Recipients are: Jannel Amaya-Mora, Sianna Bock, Camila Casante, Antonette Dietz, Victoria Falzarano, Caitlin Halpin, Janessa Rodriguez, Madison Szarka and Anna Wezner.
I Live My Faith
The I Live My Faith program is the official religious recognition program of the Catholic Church in the U.S. for girls, ages 9 to 11, enrolled in Girl Scouting. The purpose of the I Live My Faith program is to help girls learn to appreciate more deeply the place God and religion occupy in their everyday lives and stresses the importance of helping others.
Recipients are: Faith Amero, Brianna Bock, Amy Campos, Victoria Mary Chavez, Laura Mirabella, Juliana Ricciardi, Anna Terhune, Isabella Toomey and Juliana Wingard.
The Marian Medal program is the official religious recognition program of the Catholic Church in the U.S. for Cadette level Girl Scout. The purpose of the Marian Medal program is to complement the religious education carried out in the Catholic schools and religious education classes. This recognition serves as a reminder of commitment of faith through prayer, service, and responsible community participation.
Recipients are: Eileen Foerster and Lisa Longo.
The Spirit Alive program is the official religious recognition program of the Catholic Church in the U.S. for senior-level Girl Scout. The Spirit Alive program was designed to assist the young woman in discovering how the Holy Spirit moves within her life, calling her to greater participation in the ministry of the Church. Recipients are: Allison Davanzo and Alexandra Levoyer.
Region 3 Girl Recognition
During Mass, Bishop Serratelli handed out special awards, including the Region 3 Girl Recognition, which was initiated in 2012 to recognize girls who completed at least three of the four national recognition programs of the Paterson Diocese. The recipients are: Allison Davanzo and Alexandra Levoyer.
Region 3 Leader Recognition
Also given out was the Region 3 Leader Recognition, which was initiated in 2012 to recognize adults who have actively worked with girls in their local community to achieve the diocesan or national recognition programs for at least three program years. Recipients are: Maryann Relovsky-Chavez, Susan Davanzo, Mary Jean Jones, Nilca Wingard and Kimberly Terhune.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award
The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton recognition was inaugurated in 1980 to recognize the contribution of adults who serve the Catholic youth through girl’s organizations. The medal affirms the work of those who help young women develop their spiritual lives. A candidate for this recognition must have been an active member of the Catholic Committee for Girl Scouting in the Paterson Diocese for at least five years. This year the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award was given to Ruth Foerster.
The Light of Christ Award
The Light of Christ Award helps Cub Scouts develop a personal relationship with Jesus. With the parents’ active assistance and participation in this program, it is hoped that the Cub will come to see Jesus as a real person and his friend. This award is earned by Tiger and Wolf Cubs, grades 1 and 2, and is presented in their local parish throughout the year 2014.
Recipients are: George Hemmer, Peter Ross and Stephen Troller, Pack 23, St. Andrew the Apostle, Clifton; Andrew Matthews, Pack 23, St. Clare, Clifton; Joseph O’Toole and Thomas O’Toole, Pack 165, St. Simon, Green Pond; Richard Roscio, Pack 70, St. Anthony, Hawthorne; Daniel Benedetto and Christopher Sierra, Pack 159, Our Lady Queen of Peace, Hewitt; Donovan Perry, Pack 7, St. Vincent the Martyr, Madison; Jake Brenner, Brandon Kelly and Michael Gopon, Pack 57, St, Virgil, Morris Plains; James Tecza, Pack 40, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Morristown; Paul Eberhardt, Pack 513, Christ the King, New Vernon; Alexander DaSilva, Pack 49. St. Mary, Pompton Lakes; Eric Sadowski and Robert Shannon, Pack 108, St. Mary; Pompton Lakes; Andrew Crouthamel, Pack 139, St. Mary, Pompton Lakes; Kevin Boylan, Pack 9038, St. Mary, Pompton Lakes; Ryan Dodgson, Nolan D’Agostino, Charles Kling, Jayden Ramos, Ryan Scherer, Leo Servidio and Christopher Trepcos, Pack 113, St. Cecilia, Rockaway; Colby Wagner, Pack 165, St. Cecilia, Rockaway; Patrick McMorland, Pack 113, St. Clement, Rockaway; Alexander Ivanovski, Zachary Manchak, Spencer Moser and Braeden Neal, Pack 80, Our Lady of the Lake, Sparta; James Ilardi, Pack 80, St. John Vianney, Stockholm; Zachary Daudelin, Pack 108, Our Lady of the Valley, Wayne; Steven Braen, Pack 9, St. Joseph, West Milford; and Daniel Dutches, Daniel Krautheim and Garrett Struble, Troop 139, St. Joseph, West Milford.
Parvuli Dei emblem
The Parvuli Dei emblem helps Cub Scouts registered in the Bear and Webelos program, grades 3 to 5, explore a wide range of activities to discover the presence of God in their daily lives as members of their families and parishes and to develop a good, positive self-image through the contributions they can make to the group or community. These awards were presented in the local parish throughout 2014.
Recipients are: Chris Dolch, Pack 142, Notre Dame of Mt. Carmel, Cedar Knolls; Christian Cinque, Nicholas Cinque, Lukas Kulesa, Patrick McGowan and Liam Reilly, Pack 23, St. Andrew the Apostle, Clifton; Wyatt Matthews, Pack 23, St. Clare, Clifton; Brock Hartweger, Cole Hoffman, Justin King, Matthew Pasko, Thomas Reichard, Liam Walsh and Kevin Willmot, Pack 6, St. Patrick, Chatham; Jack Angelica, Pack 10, St. Patrick, Chatham; John Foley and John Giblin, Pack 6, Corpus Christi, Chatham Township; Jack Demetris, Pack 163, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Flanders; Tyler Pennino, Pack 49, St. Simon the Apostle, Green Pond; Dylan Brookes, Francis Giarratano, Michael Keyon, Ryan McKeever, James Napolitano and Joseph M. Scafa, Pack 165, St. Simon the Apostle, Green Pond; Timothy Butcher, Joshua Connors, Stephen Jordan and Alexander Salleroli, Pack 159, Our Lady Queen of Peace, Hewitt; Thomas Bloodgood, Pack 86, Our Lady of the Magnificent, Kinnelon; Hudson Barbaris, Pack 277, Our Lady of the Magnificent, Kinnelon; Nathaniel McKenna and Nicholas McKenna, Pack 7, St. Vincent the Martyr, Madison; Paul Brandt, Pack 139, St. Francis de Sales, McAfee; Daniel Bourland, Pack 513, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Morristown; John Patrick Lake, Pack 513, Christ the King, New Vernon; Eric Black and Jacob Black, Pack 49, St. Thomas the Apostle, Oak Ridge; Zachary DaSilva, Pack 49, St. Mary, Pompton Lakes; James Mirabella, Pack 86, St. Mary, Pompton Lakes; Richard Kebrdle, Pack 132, St. Catherine of Bologna, Ringwood; Andrew Kling and Timothy Kling, Pack 113, St. Cecilia, Rockaway; Nicholas Belli, Pack 160, St. Clement, Rockaway; Dennis Benevenuta, Pack, 60, Our Lady of the Lake, Sparta; Carmela DiTomasso, Michael Favichia, Austen Frattura, Dylan Giborski, Christian Marlin, Ryan McGinn and Ethan Sarles, Pack 80, Our Lady of the Lake, Sparta; Thomas Bubniak, Pack 49, St. John Vianney, Stockholm; Sean Masino, Pack 298, St. John Vianney, Stockholm; Max Annis, Kyle Cardinale, Conor Gorgia, Isaiah Kali, Conner Kenworthy, Nicholas Niemczyk, Thomas Schulz, Kyle Vongas and Benjamin Warga, Pack 159, St. Therese, Succasunna; Brendan Straut and Declan Straut, Pack 54, St. Therese, Succasunna; Stephen Mango and Savino Terranova, Pack 192, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Wayne; Jacob Roby, Pack, 144, Our Lady of Consolation, Wayne; Andrew Barbera, Alex Ferreira and Sean Matthews, Pack 108, Our Lady of the Valley, Wayne; David Braen, Pack 9, St. Joseph, West Milford; Christian Blakely, Pack 85, St. Joseph, West Milford; Bradley Cavuto, Edward Conte and Matthew Vizzini, Pack 133, St. Joseph, West Milford; and Jeremy Bryjak, Nicholas Colicchio, Matthew Lomardo and Shawn Moore, Pack 139, St. Joseph, West Milford.
Ad Altare Dei emblem
The Ad Altare Dei emblem is given to Catholic Scouts who have been registered in Boy Scouts for at least six months, have completed the sixth grade and fulfilled the requirements in the workbook based on the seven Sacraments.
Recipients are: Jack Dean, Troop 8, Corpus Christi, Chatham Township; Nicholas Harrison and Jesse Russo-Wilson, Troop 30, St. Anthony, Hawthorne; Sean Rodriguez and Nicholas Salleroli, Troop 159, Our Lady Queen of Peace, Hewitt; John Gibbons, Troop 436, Our Lady of the Mountain, Long Valley; Michael Cuccaro, Troop 436, St. Luke, Long Valley; Brendan Karolchyk, Troop 81, St. Joseph, Newton; Jesse Germano and Brendon Read, Troop 85, St. Joseph, Newton; Ryan Mayes and Gavin Mayes, Troop 8, Christ the King, New Vernon; Max Kamper, Troop 74, Holy Spirit, Pequannock; Curtis Morrison, Troop 30, St. Paul, Prospect Park; Jacob Lesch, Troop 159, St. Catherine of Bologna, Ringwood; and Vinny Bellemo, Kyle Bishop, Michael Ferreira and Nick Miragliotta, Troop 108, Our Lady of the Valley, Wayne.
Pope Pius XII emblem
The Pope Pius XII emblem is given to Scouts of high-school age who are members of a Scout troop or Venture Crew and have completed the five-step unit program.
Recipients are: Richard Burnadz, David Carcamo, Timothy Cross, Nicholas Miller and Joseph Urquhart, Troop 21, St. Philip the Apostle, Clifton; Nicholas Vezzuto, Troop 64, St. Mary, Dover; Benjamin Butcher. Troop 159, Our Lady Queen of Peace, Hewitt; Ethan Bronson, Troop 159, Holy Spirit, Mahwah; Andrew Robinson, Troop 64, St. Matthew the Apostle, Randolph; Matt Doherty, Troop 109, St. Matthew the Apostle, Randolph; and Albert Bakunas and Eric Lindstrom, Troop 159, St. Joseph, West Milford.
Pillars of Faith
Pillars of Faith is given to Scouts who have earned all four religious medals: Light of Christ and Parvuli Dei, while in Cub Scouts, and Ad Altare Dei and Pope Pius XII, while in Boy Scouts/Ventures.
Recipients are: Albert Bakunas, Ethan Bronson, Ben Butcher, David Carcamo, Michael Carone, Timothy Cross, Jr., Eric Lindstrom and Nicholas Miller.
Paul VI National Unit Award
The Paul VI National Unit Award recognizes Catholic chartered units who provide a quality program encompassing Scouting’s religious and educational aspects. The recipient is Troop 30, sponsored by St. Anthony Parish, Hawthorne.